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Dear pupils and families
What an amazing start to the new school year. The pupils and staff of this school never cease to make me proud. We have welcomed in a lot of new pupils and many more have moved classes or key stages and yet here they are, after only a day, settled in and working hard. I look forward to the year ahead very much. Well done to each and every one of you.
On 12th December students from Granta went to watch Pinocchio, a pantomime put on by “Purple dreams Productions”.
A big thank you must go to Linton Village College for allowing us to use their hall for this to take place and to Oliver the lighting and sound man at the venue.
We all thoroughly enjoyed the re-telling of Pinocchio and the team at Purple Dreams productions were both engaging and comical, making it a fun filled outing for all. There was lots of laughter, lots of “he’s behind you”, “oh no he isn’t, oh yes he is” and the red fairy captivated the children throughout.
Photos of the production are below, including two special guests who took to the stage to take part, our great sport teachers, Helen and Sharon!
Granta came home champions at the Lords Taverners Boccia Tournament for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, on Thursday 29th November 2018. Pupils tested their skills against other schools in the county in the Paralympic sport of Boccia, which was held at the Cambridge Regional College.
Our Pan team won all four of their group matches which took them into the Semi-finals. They then won this round and went on to win in the final against Gretton School in Girton.
Our students will now go forward to represent Cambridgeshire in the regional competition in 2019. The venue and date of this is still to be confirmed.
Georgia, Maddie, Grace, Jamie, Catherine, Jordan, and Gabby played amazing well and the results just show how much dedication and enthusiasm they put into the tournament. Well done team we look forward to seeing you all in the Regional championships.
Our pupils and their families together with a forward thinking and motivated staff group make Granta a vibrant place to be. Our pupils and their needs are at the centre of what we do, and we are constantly striving to develop our provision for our learners. Our school is committed to safeguarding our pupils and have robust and comprehensive policies.
Granta has been open since September 2006 and is one of Cambridgeshire’s six area special schools. We enjoy excellent facilities including a purpose built hydrotherapy pool, two light rooms, a gym, three outside learning areas, several specialist teaching rooms including a science lab and food technology and design technology rooms. Our school has a high level of community use, including holiday playschemes and groups using our hydro pool daily.
We plan for our pupils to have a real sense of progression as they move up through the school. This is highlighted by a change in school uniform in secondary, an increased use of our specialist classrooms and an increased focus on work related and community education. Each of our pupils have very individual needs and therefore we personalise their curriculum to suit. For example some of our pupils have a need for a high level of therapy support and a curriculum that is based around a sensory approach, whereas others benefit from a more mainstream style approach coupled with good level of adult support.
Our Governing Body plays an active role in the life and direction of our school. Our ‘Friends of Granta’ is a parent led organisation that raises funds for the school and organises social events for families throughout the year. We value parental involvement highly and some of the ways we involve parents in the life of the school range from parent information evenings to school plays and sports days.
We firmly believe that a school has to forge links within local and wider communities and in the time we have been open we have developed strong relationships with local schools and businesses.
I look forward to seeing you at Granta.
Students in our 6th Form had a wonderful idea of building a teepee for somewhere to sit and "wow their mates" they said.
This was built during the summer term, by students within our 6th Form, using pallets. They took the pallets apart with a special pallet buster, sanded them down then built them up to make the finished product.
We were very lucky to have the help and support of Toby Reynolds Family, who put in the concrete base and the basic structure. They also kindly donated the paint, which during the Autumn term was put to good use.