Wellbeing

Health and wellbeing is one of the 4 corner stones of the Ganton Curriculum. We regard it as the beating heart of the Ganton community.

Here at Ganton we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our community supporting it to overcome the daily challenges every single pupil may face.

We want to build resilience not reliance and enable our students to lead fulfilled lives, reaching their true individual potential remaining healthy and happy throughout.

We believe in teamwork and collaboration; working with each other, with teachers and colleagues across the school, with the wider school community, working with key people outside of the school and most importantly with the young people at Ganton.

We recognise our students, their families, the school and our team face a number of barriers to ‘good wellbeing’ and this is why we work tirelessly to support, react and pull together.

We are committed to making a difference; we are not passive players in young people’s lives. We have built a culture of support and challenge that can make a real difference. We want our intent to be clear, when it comes to the Health and wellbeing of our community the following values are at the core:

‘Be Supportive’, ‘Be Determined’ and ‘Aim High’.

Ganton’s wellbeing offer can be broken down into some key areas:

  • Safeguarding
  • Good Health (including mental health
  • Behaviour
  • Attendance
  • Pastoral care and links with Families

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, 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 local and
regional accessible sporting activities.’…

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

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

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

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

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‘Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively.’…

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

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

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

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

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