The Functional Skills Entry Level English group from Sandon School visited Southwell Workhouse as part of their learning based on their class book, ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens.

    Pupils have been studying the book since Easter, and using it as a focus for practising Functional Skills work, including sentence structure, word types, reading comprehension and speaking and listening skills.


  • 1Sandon pupils visit Little Jack’s Farm

    Three classes from Sandon School enjoyed a fantastic trip to Little Jack’s Farm.

    The children met Farmer Lee, who took them round to meet all of the animals. Pupils were able to feed and pet some of them too!

    The classes’ favourite was Dennis the donkey, he kept braying whenever he saw them, and it was very loud!


  • Silverstone6Silverstone Class Parent Presentation 2019

    On Wednesday 8th May 2019 Silverstone Class opened their doors to parents and carers for their class presentation. 

    The class started with a PowerPoint presentation with photos and examples of the pupils’ work and they explained some of the exciting things they have been learning about in all their lessons over the last few terms. 

    Pupils were excited to share around some of the dairy free cookies they made in their Food Tech lesson the previous day – these were a great hit! 


  • oneOutdoor Classroom Day at GANF 2019

    The pupils at GANF took part in Outdoor Classroom Day 2019.

    When teachers take learning outdoors they report some powerful impacts: Children’s behaviour improves, whole classes are excited to learn, and individuals who feel inhibited by the curriculum often thrive in an outdoor environment.  When adults think back to their own happiest memories of childhood, they frequently recall the joy of playing outdoors. Play is not only central to children’s enjoyment of childhood, but teaches critical life skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and creativity.   


  • makatonCommunication Course for Parents & Carers

    Over the last term GANF have provided a Makaton Training Course for parents and carers of pupils from the school and Portage service.

    Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life. Almost everything we do involves communication; everyday tasks such as learning at school, asking for food and drink, sorting out problems, making friends and having fun. These all rely on our ability to communicate with each other.


  • class 1Oval Class Presentation 2019

    On Friday 5th April 2019, Oval Class took part in their annual parent/carer class presentation.

    The class were extremely excited to welcome their parents and carers in to school to showcase what they have been learning about throughout the term.

    The presentation included examples of pupils work in their different subjects, a compilation of photographs of their activities during enrichment and other subjects, demonstrations on how to use ‘paint’ and a performance of their school prayer.


  • 36E220B1Headingley Class Presentation 2019

    On Wednesday 27th March 2019 Headingley Class gave their class presentation. Parents & carers, family and friends were welcomed into school to see what the pupils have been working on this term.

    The pupils spoke about all of the amazing things they have done this term. They explained about the fantastic stories they have written, they gave a demonstration of the measuring skills they have learned, also talking about the different kinds of rocks they have studied.


  • DSC 0043GANF & KBZO 10 Year Partnership

    On Thursday 28th March 2019 the Senior Leadership Team from our German Partnership School, KBZO, were invited to GANF for a very special assembly. This year marks the 10 Year anniversary of our partnership with the school, and to celebrate this we held a tree planting ceremony.


  • bear sandonGANF Bears

    We would like to introduce you to our new GANF Teddy Bears. These have very kindly been made and donated by Tracy Bamber from ‘Crafty Creations by Tracy’, to support our pupils!

    Sandon and Ambergate have a teddy bear each. Both bears have different sensory aspects including different fabrics, tassles, textures and some parts of the bears make noise!



  • eChild Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Week

    Ambergate and Sandon’s most recent themed week was Child Sexual Exploitation week, which began with National Child Sexual Awareness Day on Monday 18th March 2019.

    Child Sexual Exploitation is a form of child sexual abuse. It occurs when an individual takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate or deceive a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity; in exchange for something the victim needs or wants, and/or for financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator or facilitator’ (NWG Network). Read more...

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