GANF last day of term is Wednesday 19th July. We look forward to welcoming you back into school on Tuesday 5th September. Have a great break!
OUTDOOR CLASSROOM OPENED IN MEMORY OF FORMER FUNDRAISER
The Ambergate Outdoor Classroom was officially opened last Friday (14thJuly 2017) in memory of a former fundraiser for the school, Gemma Burland. Gemma was a member of FOSA (the official PTA for GANF) and because of her efforts over the previous 2 years, she helped to raise a whopping £30,000 for GANF!
Her husband, Scott, and children, Zak and Emily, came along to the opening.
Rotary Swimarathon gives £5,000 to Sandon School
The Rotary Swimarathon have this year donated to 51 causes, and Sandon School was chosen to be the main beneficiary.
Sara Ellis, Assistant Head at Sandon, and Anita Asken, an Instructor at Sandon, were handed the cheque by club president Neville Thompson during a special event at St Wulfram’s Church on Thursday 29th June.
Ambergate Sports College gets ‘Outstanding’ from OfstedOfsted Inspectors visited Ambergate on 27th June 2017. It has been 4 years since their last inspection.
This school continues to be outstanding.
Ofsted reported, “The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection because you and your staff have high expectations of all your pupils. Read more...
GANF pupils arrive in Germany!
A few weeks ago the pupils of GANF set up a sponsored ‘virtual trip’ from their sites in Grantham to their partner school in Germany, KBZO.
Using their new facility of an adapted Gym on site at Ambergate, as well as walking in the community, swimming & running, the Sandon and Ambergate pupils have completed the 800 mile trip!!
Pupils take part in The Lincolnshire Show
GANF pupils attended The Lincolnshire Show this year.
Each year, pupils from GANF take part in the Lincolnshire Show’s Schools' Challenge and Wembley Class had been looking forward to taking part.The pupils began preparing for their project weeks ago, they decided to research the topic of ‘Healthy Eating’.
'Outstanding' Ofsted for Sandon School
Ofsted Inspectors visited Sandon School on 14th June 2017. It has been 4 years since our last inspection.
The school continues to be outstanding.
Ofsted reported, “The leadership and their team of staff are highly committed professionals and ensure that the pupils receive excellent teaching and care."
Not a rubbish day!
On Satuday 24th June 2017, four South Kesteven District Council workers from the refuse department, along with FOSA supporters, walked a mammoth marathon from Lincoln Cathedral to Grantham’s St Wulfram’s Church, a staggering 25.6 miles!
Organised by David Bennington, a parent of a pupil at GANF, was joined by his co-workers from SKDC, Mick Reeves, David Leivers and Amber Wakling, and regular FOSA supporters, Scott Reeves, Amie-Jo Reeves and Dawn Whitfield.
INTERNATIONAL DAY ACROSS GANF
As an Outstanding organisation we are always looking for ways to enrich and improve our curriculum. Therefore we are applying for the Intermediate Level of the British Council International School Award.
The International School Award is goal-based and driven by a global network of people and projects that can support our schools' international activities. It will help us to:
PASTORAL COFFEE MORNING A SUCCESS!
Last week The Safeguarding and Pastoral Team held their first parent/carer communication coffee morning.
This was a great informal opportunity for parents and carers to develop and share their communication techniques and good practice in order to enhance their children's interactions.
Rotary Kids Out
On Wednesday the 14th of June Beech Class and Oak Class went to Wicksteed Park! The day was called ‘Rotary Kids Out’ and it was organised and funded by the Rotary Club. Two helpers from the Rotary Club, called David and Andrew, helped us get around the park.
First stop was the big rollercoaster! It was a very bumpy ride! Then we went on the ladybird rollercoaster and the umbrellas before stopping for lunch under a shady tree. We had sandwiches and fruit and cake!