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Welcome To George Dixon Primary School

 

A Warm Welcome to our Website!

At George Dixon Primary School, we are proud to welcome children from all around the world. Our vibrant school is known in our community for being a warm and caring school where we work together with families to create an ethos of excellence and enjoyment built on a passion for learning.

We are privileged to have wonderful caring children, supportive parents, a committed governing body and a hard-working and enthusiastic staff whose efforts are underpinned by the drive to see every child achieve success in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Please watch this space as we hope to be constantly updating and adding new sections!

                                                                                    

Welcome to the Summer Term!  

Attendance has never been so important, please make sure your child(ren) are on time every day - for full information please click here.

 

Any questions you have as a parent should be answered in the parent handbook, a copy of which can be found here.

We are still being vigilant in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so if your child has a high temperature or a new continuous cough they must stay at home, as they would with any other infectious disease, until they have been symptom free for 48 hours. 

Children must also stay at home for 2 days if they have sickness or diarrhoea. Other than that we expect children to attend school every day!  We look forward to seeing you soon,    

Mrs Good

The 7C's are our values: 

 Care, Commitment, Courtesy, Courage, Consideration, Cooperation & Communication

The children and staff have worked together to develop our school values, which we call the 7C’s. These underpin everything we do at George Dixon Primary; they determine how we approach our learning and interact with others. We believe that they make our school a better place to be alongside the British Values of democracy, individual liberty, tolerance, mutual respect and the rule of law.

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We are proud to be in partnership with Magic Breakfast, providing healthy breakfasts to our pupils so that they are settled and ready to learn. Magic Breakfast provides us with nutritious breakfast food to ensure children start their school day in the best possible way. Breakfast gives children the energy needed for the busy school morning, enabling them to focus on their
lessons.


Here at George Dixon we are committed to equality and fairness, no child should ever been too hungry to learn!


Our Magic Breakfast Offer includes:


• Breakfast Club

A calm and friendly way to start the day, Mr Clarke and his team will welcome your child and make sure they start the day in the perfect way.
Venue: in the canteen, meet a member of staff at the side gate
Time: 8:30 - 8:50
Cost: Voluntary contribution of £1 a week


• Classroom Bagels
Ready as children come in to the classroom for morning registration, a hot and freshly buttered half-bagel is always available to ensure your child is ready to start their learning with a full tummy and a smile on their face.
Time: 8:50 - 9:05 during registration

Cost: no cost at all!

For more information on the Magic Breakfast provision or to discuss the criteria for free
places please contact the school office.

at George Dixon Primary

We have teamed up with The Peacemakers Project to learn new techniques for resolving conflict and to create a more harmonious school community.  This is a whole school approach to conflict resolution which is ‘Restorative’ in nature - this means that both staff and children will have new ways to resolve problems, repair harm and restore relationships when they break down. The main way we will be doing this is when something goes wrong; we will ask all people involved to come together, listen to the impact of the problem on all the parties and work together to come up with some solutions. 

What happens in school:

Classes spend time together in a circle to carry out games, exercises and activities designed to develop social and emotional learning and to build a sense of community

  • Training and Coaching for staff focussing on: Conflict Resolution, Circle Time and Restorative Practices

  • Training for Lunchtime Supervisors

  • Children and staff to explore the way they cooperate with each other as part of the wider school community and gaining new insights into their behaviour

  • Awareness raising activities including information for parents, whole school creative projects and assemblies

  • The setting up of a staff ‘champion group’ to maintain and take forward this work in the school long-term

  • The setting up of a peer mediation scheme where Year 5 children are trained to help other children in the school resolve low-level conflicts in a constructive, non-violent way

 

We hope that the Peacemakers Project will improve the well being of staff and pupils by supporting us to build strong relationships.  This will lead to less conflict and better conflict resolution.  Ultimately, we want to have a peaceful school where we feel safe, enjoy coming to school and are committed to excellent learning.