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Thank you for showing an interest in George Carey Church of England Primary School’s website. We are located within the Rivergate Community Centre at the heart of the Barking Riverside development; an area which continues to grow. As such we are at the centre of this new, rich and diverse community.

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  • SEND training plan

    27th November 2023

    Dear Parents,   Please have a read of the Training plan 2024 for children with SEND needs. Use the link below for the download.

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  • Mary Seacole Trust Competition

    16th November 2023

    2024 YOUNG SEACOLE AMBASSADORS COMPETITION LAUNCHED. To celebrate Black History Month in the UK, the Mary Seacole Trust would like to formally invite pupils from Years 5, 6, 7 and 8 to take part in the 2024 Young Seacole Ambassadors initiative. Following the success of our previous competitions, we are encouraging more children across London and the South to get involved in nominating someone that inspires your youngsters. The competition will require participants to submit a piece of work describing who they regard as their modern day Mary Seacole, and telling us why. Through the competition, we aim to encourage children to recognise the qualities of an inspirational person who embodies the qualities of Mary Seacole. The shortlisted participants will have an opportunity to attend a reception at The Underglobe (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre), London, where the winners and runners up will be announced on 21st March 2024 and prizes awarded for both individuals and their schools. If you would like to be involved, please click the link below to view the toolkit. The toolkit contains more information about the competition and how to enter. The deadline for submissions is Friday 15th December 2023.

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  • Parents, Teacher and Friends Association

    13th November 2023

    Monday 12th November, 2023   George Carey CofE Primary School - GCPTFA   Dear Parents and carers,   We are in the process of creating George Carey’s very first Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (GCPTFA) and are looking for volunteers who would like to play a part in this new project. Our aim will be to plan events over the year for our children to enjoy whilst raising money for our school. The events will be fun and affordable, and could include parents vs children quiz night, crafts afternoons, movie nights, fairs, pop-up gift shops, uniform sales, picnics, sports days and more. All the money raised will go back into the school for resources and funding further events. As well as events we will have an open forum for parents/community members to discuss things, coffee mornings, toddler groups the list is endless. This all depends on your participation to make this work.   Why is a PTFA important for a school?   1. It sets a great example for your child - Being active in the PTFA not only improves your child's school but also makes you an excellent role model. Research has confirmed what we already knew: When children see us involved in their school and learning, it encourages them to do their best.   2. It builds trust – It's a great way to get to know other parents and teachers whilst gaining an insight into the workings of the school. With parents and teachers striving towards the same goals, the parent group is instrumental in making a real difference in the school life of all children. It's also a fantastic way to familiarise younger siblings with their future school and teachers   3. It raises welcome funds - Whether it’s creating an outdoor learning space, stocking the library with new books or arranging a visit from a top author, the funds raised from your activities impact massively on the opportunities and experiences of all the children at school.   4. It gives you a voice - Many PTFA’s already act as a consultative group for the school leaders and governors. So whether it’s deciding on where PTFA funds are spent or getting parent views on school activities, you can make sure parents have a voice in how your school operates.   5. It forges connections beyond the school gates – PTFA’s are brilliant for building relationships with the local community, from events to sponsorships from local businesses and mentions in local press.   6. It's good for you - Every parent has plenty to offer a PTFA and whether it’s being on the committee or helping out, your talents will be put to good use. As well as being enjoyable and satisfying, you can build your confidence and learn new skills too.   There are various level of involvement whether you want to be a member of the Committee or just occasionally help out.   Interested in finding out more… come for a coffee and a chat!     We will be holding a coffee morning on Monday 20th November_at 9.15 am where we will explain our intents, discuss ideas and give more information about the GCPTFA and what we can all do to help. Whether you want to join or just get more information about it, or even just for a coffee with other parents, come along for a chat.   Looking forward to seeing your responses and meeting you all during coffee morning.   Kind Regards,   Mrs Hussain Assistant Headteacher

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Our Mission Statement

“A School for all with Jesus at the heart. Recognising the gift of every child, we work as one to enable them to become the person they were created to be”.

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Our Values

  • Love

    God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in them.
    1 JOHN 4:16

  • Respect

    Be devoted to one anther in love. Honour one another above yourselves.
    ROMANS 12:10

  • Peace

    He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.
    EPHESIANS 2:17 - 18

  • Unity

    How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity!
    PSALM 133:1

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George Carey
Church of England
Primary School

A Christian School For All

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Rivergate centre, Minter road, Barking, IG11 0FJ

Telephone: 0208 270 4040