School closure and home learning advice.
In line with the government’s announcement of school closure throughout England, Greatfields school will be operating as partial closure effective Monday 23rd March 2020. The school will remain open from 9am to 3pm for our most vulnerable students and students whose parents work in frontline services.
Please click here for the school closure letter and see our News and Publication posts for more information and updates.
It is vital during the closure that students continue to study. The Homework timetable is designed to support your child with learning at home. Work will be published daily on Show My Homework, and the timetable will help students to plan/structure their time. Please encourage your child to follow this timetable and to spend time each day completing the work. If your child does not have access to a computer, then we will be providing work booklets which can be picked up every Tuesday morning between 10-11am from the hall in Ash Block building.
Our staff are on standby to deal with any questions or queries you may have concerning learning at home. Please email email@example.com with your queries.
Homework over the Easter holidays
Please note that students will not be set work over the Easter holidays (Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April). This is in order to give staff and students a break over the holiday period. Work will be set again from Monday 20th April. As always please contact the school on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having any difficulties accessing the work.
Easter holidays (Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April)
The school will remain open over the Easter holidays for children of key workers only. Please can you contact the school on the office e-mail address or by phone if you are a key worker who needs childcare during the Easter holidays. Please note the school will not be open over the bank holiday weekend (Friday 10th April and Monday 13th April).
Free School Meals update – Monday 30th March
Free Online Counselling for children and young people.
In these uncertain times it is important more than ever that young people have a place to go and talk through anxieties and concerns. Kooth, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and it is free. All that is required is for you to initially register and then you are free to communicate in confidence. It is free, safe and anonymous.
Their hours are Monday to Friday 12pm-10pm and weekends 6pm-10pm the service can be accessed here Kooth.
Welcome to Greatfields School which lies within the heart of the Gascoigne community in Barking, East London.
We opened in September 2016 with 120 Year 7 students and currently have Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. We will eventually grow to a 10 form entry 11-18 school with 1,800 pupils in purpose-built new accommodation. We have moved into Phase Two of our permanent site and the final Phase Three is due to be completed by September 2020. Our mission is to provide the young people of this community with a first class education and to equip them with the skills and knowledge they will need to achieve their future dreams. Greatfields is built on three simple principles:
1) Teaching and learning which stretches and challenges our students.
2) A culture of positive behaviour.
3) High aspirations for all students.
I passionately believe that a high quality education is the most important factor in providing our young people with the greatest chance to succeed in life. I will work tirelessly with students, parents, governors, teachers and other members of the community to ensure that we build a school of which we can all be proud.