Support

At Ganton we pride ourselves on supporting pupils to maintain the best possible health. We appreciate that the journey pupils and families take prior to arriving at Ganton can be challenging and can sometime leave them tired.

Often pupils will have been encouraged to ‘fit in’ for a number of years, however, in order to do so may have required additional support that indirectly highlighted their differences from other pupils.

We want all of those who attend Ganton (including the families and the staff) to feel like part of one community. A community where differences are embraced and celebrated under the knowledge that each and every person within it deserves the best possible care.

It is our intent to focus on building self-esteem and offering all pupils an opportunity to learn how to make choices for themselves. We want pupils to know how to communicate when they are not well or need more help and most importantly we want them to see that they are supported when they do.

In order to deliver this we have committed to a model that is rich in CPD for staff to ensure support is always appropriate and meets the needs of our diverse community. We aim to give all the opportunity to interact with a curriculum model that offers support at three levels, we call them our wellbeing waves:

As a school we value:

  • The happiness of children, families and staff;

  • Caring staff who respect and know the children very well;

  •  The development of self-confidence, self-motivation and independence;

‘Pupils take part in local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

OFSTED comments

‘The curriculum offers a wealth of enrichment activities which are highly valued by
pupils and parents and carers.’…

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‘There is a strong emphasis on personalisation of the curriculum, the development of pupils’ communication skills, independence skills and preparation for life after school.’…

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‘Leaders have carried out a detailed review of the curriculum pathways for pupils.’…

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‘Leaders have introduced a new approach to assessment. This enables leaders to check pupils’ progress from their starting points more effectively.’…

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‘Pupil Premium is targeted to improving pupils’ communication skills through investment in specialist equipment and software.’…

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‘Pupils say that they enjoy their lessons and take great pride in their work.’…

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‘The school council is
especially active and members are particularly proud of the role they played in improving school meals..’…

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‘Pupils run the school shop and staff cafeteria, enabling them to use their literacy and numeracy skills in a practical setting.’…

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‘Pupils respect each other, display good manners and work together successfully.’…

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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‘Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school continues to go from strength to strength.’…

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‘Pupils rise to the challenges that you set, and their learning is rarely disrupted.’…

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‘Pupils spoke
enthusiastically about learning outside of school and their visits to local museums, the Humber Bridge, local cafes and to the cinema.’…

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‘Staff use signing, symbols, photographs and objects of reference to communicate effectively with those pupils who need additional support to ensure that they are fully engaged in their learning.’…

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‘Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, are making strong progress from their varied starting points in reading, writing and mathematics.’…

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‘Pupils take part in a strong work experience and work-related learning programme.’…

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‘Leaders have continued to develop the school’s curriculum since the last inspection.’…

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