Welcome To George Dixon Primary School
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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 back to another wonderful term at our school!
The gates open at 8:45, and we close them at 8:55; if you arrive after this time, your child is late, and you will need to sign them in at the front office.
Pick up at the end of the day is 3:15.
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.
The only reason for children to miss school is if they are seriously unwell. 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 diarrhea.
Other than that we expect children to attend school every day!
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.
We are proud to be in partnership with the National School Breakfast Programme, providing healthy breakfasts to our pupils so that they are settled and ready to learn. The NSBP provides us with nutritious breakfast food to ensure children start their school day in the best possible way; a healthy breakfast gives children the energy needed for the busy school morning, enabling them to focus on their
Here at George Dixon we are committed to equality and fairness, no child should ever been too hungry to learn!
Our National School Breakfast Programme 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 our 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.