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GANF achieves National Support School Status

We’re thrilled to report we have become a National Support School. This is quite a feather in our cap and means Grantham Additional Needs Federation have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Peter Bell is one of only 96 head teachers to be appointed to the role of National Leader of Education (NLE) in the latest recruitment round.

NLEs use their success and professionalism as school leaders, along with the staff in their school - designated a National Support School - to provide additional leadership capability in struggling schools or those in transition to federation or academy status. The deployment is tailor-made to suit the needs of each school. The type of support provided is flexible and can involve NLEs becoming acting or executive head teacher of the client school or schools. They also have responsibility for bringing on the next generation of NLEs and National Support Schools.

Many in the National Leaders of Education/ National Support Schools scheme see improvements in exam results at both the support and client schools with progress achieved in excess of the improvements nationally.

This caps off a great school year for us all, we have earned two “Outstanding” Ofsted inspections for both Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School. Both staff and pupils deserve a big pat on the back for this wonderful achievement.