Gibson Guidance Centre officially opened
On Monday 15th January 2015 the Gibson Guidance Centre was officially opened. This completely new extension was built in what had previously been a very poorly utilised area of the school. During the opening ceremony Paul Eckersley, Headteacher thanked North Yorkshire County Council for providing the funding. In addition he commended the work of the design team of Chris Finn (Chris Finn Architect), Richard Morrice (Glenrate Project Management) and Stephen Young (PPIY Architects of York). The construction was undertaken by JMark Construction of York, who were represented on the evening by Mark Graves; Paul Eckersley acknowledged the quality building work that JMark had facilitated. The final touches to the building had been added with the help of Andy Kraemar (Falcon Furniture), OSI, Elvington Flooring and LA Blinds. Finally, but not least, Kerry Longley (Commercial Director) and Peter Grundy (Facilities Manager), were acknowledged for their substantial contribution to ensuring the build was achieved.
The Gibson Guidance Centre has been named after Grant Gibson who has been the Chair of the school’s Board of Governors for 10 Years. Naming the new guidance centre after him acknowledges the significant contribution he has made, not only to public life, but more importantly to the school. Grant Gibson unveiled the plaque bearing his name to officially open the suite.
The Gibson Guidance Centre comprises two meeting rooms, one open plan office and three individual offices. The suite will house the school Learning Managers, Personalised Support Team Mentors, School Social Worker and members of the senior team whose roles include child protection. This new area provides the perfect environment to undertake these critical roles, which help students develop both socially and emotionally, and the staff and students involved are enjoying all that this new facility offers.