we aspire for all individuals within our community to become confident, secure and caring learners who achieve personal success and develop a love of learning.
We are now running Open Mornings for new parents where they can tour the school.
Tours start at 9.30 am and last ~1 hour.
A message from our Head of School
I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to our website, where you will find information about our school and be able to see our children’s learning. We use our website to showcase the wide range of experiences that we offer our learners.
Lucas Vale Primary School is committed to creating a safe, secure and vibrant learning environment, one that is firmly rooted in strong moral values; our school community takes pride in helping each individual to flourish.
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Personalised learning ensures that we meet the needs of all children and enable them to reach their full potential. Children at Lucas Vale feel safe, happy and we strive to help them achieve their goals.
We value the close relationships that have developed with our local community and listen to the views of both our children and families. Pupil voice is important at Lucas Vale and we have active school advocates which act as a forum for exploring children’s ideas for school development.
Our exciting creative curriculum and our talented workforce engage all learners in reaching the highest standards and we hope that it equips them with a love of learning that will last them for life. High aspirations and expectations are at the heart of school life and support the children’s development of confidence, self esteem and respect.
Please take the opportunity to visit us and experience the inspiring and positive atmosphere of our school. Just call the office to make an appointment – I would be delighted to show you around.
Tina Harracksingh – Head of School
A message from our Executive Head
I am very proud to be the Executive Headteacher at the GGLV federation. We have two very special schools that we all enjoy working in. I joined the Federation in September 2016 and I have loved every minute of it. The children at Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale are kind, caring and so very friendly. They are fantastic learners. Our parents really contribute to the success of the schools and take pride in being part of the School Community. All our staff are here for one reason only- the Children! They all work hard to ensure our children get the best possible education. We believe everyone can succeed.
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We also work in partnership with my other federation: Fairlawn and Haseltine primary schools and our teaching school, ETAL.
If you are a prospective parent, please come on one of our fortnightly tours and see our schools in action. The Heads will show you around and you will see the learners and their books. If there is something you need and you can’t find it on our website, please do call us and we will do our best to answer any questions.
Jeanette Brumby – Executive Head
Grinling Gibbons & Lucas Vale Federation
In our partnership we inspire all children to have a life long love of learning, allowing everyone to thrive in a rapidly changing landscape whilst celebrating the richness and diversity of the world we live in. We all believe in the power of learning.
In our Federation we always expect all children to be provided with high quality learning experiences that lead to consistently high levels of pupil achievement.
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There is a common purpose and shared responsibility amongst children, parents, staff and governors. All are actively committed to the life, growth and development of our schools. There is intellectual challenge for everyone and a culture of learning and questioning practice.
Teachers share a common understanding achieved through discussion, consideration of practice, the sharing of information and whole school planning of important issues. Teachers are reflective and self-critical. Teachers’ individuality is valued but some autonomy must be sacrificed for coherence, consistency and shared standards in school life.
The Grinling Gibbons and Lucas Vale Federation is a place for learning where:
- children can achieve
- learning is for life
- people are respected
- partnership is valued
This half term we have been looking at ‘Tales from Around the World’ and ‘Traditional Tales’. In Mozart class we were able to kick start our interest in this topic by going off to Deptford Market in search for the fruits in story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’, we...
This term our topic has been traditional stories, we have also read stories from around the world such as ‘Handa's Hen’,’ Handa's Surprise’. When we read ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’, the children enjoyed visiting Tesco’s to buy the ingredients to make...
This term we have been looking at Animals. The children have been on an imaginary safari, using their senses to explore the wild. Look there goes a Lion!! They have developed this exploring into learning about new animals and writing about what they can...
Innovative Learning Experiences
Here at Lucas Vale, learning is never limited to just taking place in the classroom. We want our children to experience learning across a variety of contexts, and in different ways, so that they fully engage with their learning at all times. This is why we try, wherever possible, to plan for and provide an enriched context to all our learning.
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This could be done through visiting museums and heritage sites, both local and across London; exploring what’s available in our local area such as Deptford Creekside; or engaging with local community-based initiatives such as The Jimmy Mizen Foundation.
We also have regular themed topics across the school so that our children learn collaboratively with children in different year groups, and wherever possible, we invite in visitors and experts who can really help to make the learning come alive, whether that’s the fire service who come to visit EYFS to support with their topic ‘People who help us’, or survivors from WW2 who escaped from Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport who come in and share their experiences with Year 6.
the leadership of teaching and learning is excellent. Outstanding teaching enables pupils to make exceptional progress in all subjects.
Ofsted July 2015