Welcome from the Headteacher
Dear family and friends of Girton Glebe Primary,
Let me be the first to welcome you to Girton Glebe Primary School, and thank you for taking the time to visit us and to be considering to join our school community.
I am incredibly proud to be able to call myself the Headteacher of Girton Glebe Primary School. It is a privilege to lead such an illustrious school and its community as we continue on our journey together into the next phase of improvement and growth.
At the heart of our vision for the school is a commitment to maintaining a legacy of high academic attainment and refocusing the school’s position at the centre of a vibrant village community. Outcomes for Girton children continue to be exceptionally strong; in 2023, approximately 40% of children leaving us achieved ‘greater depth’ in their KS2 SATs in Maths, Reading and Writing, with more than 50% achieving it in Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Teacher assessments in Science were similarly strong, and the performance of pupils achieving expected standard was well in excess of the national average. We are very proud of the outcomes that our children achieve, particularly given our inclusive and completely non-selective intake.
A core part of this is our commitment to becoming the East of England’s first state primary to be an IB World School, launching the Primary Years Programme for all our learners in September 2024. This means it is a more exciting time than ever before to be considering joining us.
Our school is an inclusive and aspirational school where our children develop into inspired, resilient, life-long learners. We achieve this by delivering the best possible education through an enriched curriculum and by being an integral part of the Girton community. We centre our learning and behaviour on our six core values: Curiosity, Aspiration, Perseverance, Responsibility, Respect and Empathy, which also tie into the IB Learner Profile.
Girton Glebe is proud to be part of the wider ELA Trust network, which includes Impington Village College. The growing links between Girton Glebe and Impington Village College will result in the development of a true all-through provision which brings huge potential opportunities for students, staff and families. The Girton community are already benefitting from additional curriculum support and specialist teaching, including in languages and the arts, but also wider support for our leadership team and extra-curricular offers. As we continue our journey as a school I am entirely focussed on ensuring that the student experience at Girton Glebe continues to represent an exceptional offer locally, nationally and internationally.
I hope you enjoy your visit. Further questions and enquiries are always welcome, so please to introduce yourself should you wish to.
Girton Glebe Primary School
Welcome from the Executive Headteacher
I am delighted to introduce myself as Executive Headteacher with oversight of Girton Glebe.
Mr Butler and I are incredibly excited about the future of the school and building on the fantastic work he has done since moving to Girton Glebe last year. The recent Ofsted report rightly recognised the school’s many strengths, and having spent time here I can see it is a truly wonderful school. I have worked at Impington since September 2014 and have had the pleasure of welcoming many cohorts of Girton children into the College.
I am delighted to be able to work more closely with the school and to establish closer links between Girton Glebe and IVC. We hope that this will bring many benefits, including the provision of specialist teachers in MFL and other subjects, and a greater variety of extra-curricular activities offered by IVC staff. Most exciting is our intention to proceed with a candidacy application to deliver the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Girton Glebe from September 2024.
This will see Girton Glebe becoming the only state school in the region to deliver the PYP and will provide an opportunity for teachers to refine and augment the excellent curriculum resources they have developed over recent years, through the International Baccalaureate framework, to ensure that the student experience at Girton Glebe is truly world class. There will be lots more information released regarding this in due course.
Whilst Chris retains operational oversight of the school, I am enjoying spending more time at Girton Glebe and getting to know staff, pupils and parents.
In the autumn, to coincide with the launch of our candidacy application, Chris, myself and the team will be hosting a welcome event for all parents to learn more about the IB philosophy and how the implementation of the PYP will benefit families at Girton Glebe. I am looking forward to meeting many of you and to working with Chris on the next stage of Girton Glebe’s journey to excellence.