OUR VISION, MISSION AND VALUES



VISION

To be a thinking school …


MISSION

… everyone is challenged and supported to think deeply, understand the bigger picture, get involved and contribute to our ever-changing world.


VALUES

We will deliver our vision, mission and strategic plans guided by our core values-


Achieve

We achieve the best outcomes for everyone


Respect

We give respect, we get respect


Challenge

We believe Creative thinking

flourishes with challenge

Care

We care for everyone in our community


Mr Morrissey

Mr Morrissey

Headteacher, Guiseley School

“At Guiseley School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum that will enable students to become engaged 21st century citizens. As a ‘thinking school’, quality learning and teaching is the focus of everything we do. Students are given every opportunity to learn independently in an engaging and creative environment that allows them to achieve their potential.”


OFSTED

Our most recent Ofsted inspection was in November 2013.

To access the Guiseley School section of the Ofsted website, please click here



EXAM RESULTS


2016 KEY STAGE 4 RESULTS
  • Achieving ‘Basics’ level (English and Maths) - 73%
  • Achieving the English Baccalaureate – 48%
  • 82% of pupils achieving A*-C in English
  • 79% of pupils achieving A*-C in Maths
  • 63% of pupils are entered for the 'English Baccalaureate'
73%
73% Achieved 'Basics' level (English and Maths)
2016 KEY STAGE 5 RESULTS
  • Average point score per entry - 200
  • 95% achieved two or more passes at A*–E
  • 69% of entries gaining grades A* to C ( excluding General Studies


95%
95% achieved 2 or more passes at A* - E


SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLES


The Department for Education have updated performance with provisional results (October 2015).


SELF-ASSESSMENT

Revision date: September 2016
Author: Paul MOrrissey/Paul Clayton

Guiseley School is in the affluent north west of Leeds, with the majority of students coming from the wards of Guiseley, Rawdon and Baildon, characterised by high rates of adult higher education, high class social households and low levels of overcrowding. Attainment on entry is above local authority and national averages, reflecting the full ability range. Free school meals stands at 5.12% (nationally 28.7%). Special Educational Needs students comprise 7.0% (nationally 12.4%) and students with Education Health Care plans make up 0.3% of the school (nationally 1.8%) 12.9% (nationally 26.9%) of students come from minority ethnic backgrounds. 3.15 % (15.1% nationally) do not have English as their first language. The school has 10 looked after children. Attendance is above national averages. The school achieved 95.5 % (nationally 94.8%) attendance for the academic year 14/15. Persistent Absentees stood at 5.2% (nationally 5.6%). School stability is 92.4% (nationally 91.9 %). School deprivation indicator is 0.08 (nationally 0.22). The population does not reflect the diversity of Leeds, with 87.1% white British. No ethnic minority group exceeds 3.5% (Pakistani) of the school population.


1. LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT GRADE 1
2. QUALITY OF TEACHING, LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT Grade 2
3. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, BEHAVIOUR AND WELFARE Grade 1
4. OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS Grade 2
5. 16-19 STUDY PROGRAMME Grade 2


Governors


The governing body has four local authority Governors, three staff Governors, eight parent Governors, a Chair, a Vice Chair and the Headteacher. Their job is to check that the Headteacher is setting and meeting ambitious targets for both his staff and students, and doing it within budget.

When a vacancy for a parent Governor comes up, we contact all parents/carers so that people can put themselves forward. Then parents/carers vote on their preferred candidate. If you’re not a parent/carer but would like to be a Governor, then please contact the Leeds Governors’ Support Service.

Here are further details about the structure of our Governing Body and our current Governors:



Aireborough Children's Services


Aireborough Children's Services work with children, young people and families within the local area. See what they do over at their website



ALP Trust



ALP– a Co-operative Trust

Guiseley School became a Foundation School on 01 January 2014 and along with some of our local schools acquired a Trust following a period of consultation. Trust schools have a different legal status, they remain part of the local authority system, but are supported by a charitable trust which appoints some of the Governors. The Governing Body of each school will continue to run the school and be responsible for its performance.

Vision and Values

Vision
To raise aspirations and to create a vibrant learning network to benefit everyone in the Aireborough community.



The Co-operative values
Self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity.

The Co-operative principles of membership
Voluntary and open membership, democratic member control, member economic participation, autonomy and independence, education, training and information, co-operation among members, concern for the community.

Key objectives
• to raise standards and attainment for all children in the partnership
• to increase and create vibrant learning opportunities for all
• to create strong working relationships between all co-operative members
• to use resources in a more creative and collaborative way.


Further information may be found on the Trust’s own website