Head's Message

Welcome to the garibaldi school

I feel extremely proud and privileged to be the Head of School at The Garibaldi School.

Students achieve well and the results in the summer of 2019 mean that student progress is “above average”. Our P8 figure of +0.44 place us as the best school in Mansfield and in the top 10 secondary schools in Nottinghamshire. This is down to the high aspirations, expectations and the constant pursuit of excellence we have of our staff, students and local community.

Teaching is great and lessons enthuse and engage the students in their learning. A range of approaches are used in class to support and challenge students to be the best they can be. We aim to instil belief in our students that “anything is possible” and that “everyone can achieve”.

Student welfare is paramount. Every student is allocated a mentor who will provide support, guidance and pastoral care of the highest quality to ensure that students leave as well rounded citizens who are ready and able to function effectively in life post Garibaldi.

Strong, supporting and trusting relationships are a real strength of the school. This support structure includes regular contact with parents and carers, we try to make sure that we actively engage and listen to parents and carers. The words ‘pride’, ‘respect’ and ‘achieve’ summarise our school vision.

We encourage our students to take pride in themselves, the school and their community. We believe that all members of the school should behave well and have respect for each other. Therefore, by the time our students leave, they will have achieved well and developed the skills and qualities that they will need to lead a successful adult life.

James Aldred

Head of School

November 2019

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