GANF is part of C.I.T Academies
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A C.I.T Academy school

Welcome from our Headteacher Daley Barber-Allen

On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors, and the Community Inclusive Trust (CIT), I would like to welcome you to the Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (GANF).

As part of a family of schools within CIT, GANF can draw on the expertise across the Trust and central team to provide the highest levels of education and care for our pupils.

I hope that the different sections and pages of our website give you a glimpse into the life of our school and help you to understand ‘The GANF Way’ of doing things. We are very proud of what our wonderful school can offer your child and family, and our website is a good place to find out exactly what you can expect from us.

I feel very privileged to be the headteacher of such a fantastic, friendly and welcoming school. The positive, warm atmosphere across our two campuses in Grantham – Sandon and Ambergate – and the commitment from our staff to providing the best possible education, opportunities and outcomes for all our amazing children and young people is something that I am very proud of. It makes GANF a very special place to work.

Our personalised, flexible and developmentally responsive approach to teaching and learning will ensure that your child is placed at the heart of everything we do. Our team of brilliant staff are highly skilled, caring, hardworking and committed to promoting every aspect of your child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development. We understand and appreciate that progress for every child and young person will look very different and we recognise this in numerous ways. We promote a positive and supportive culture in school where every achievement is recognised and celebrated.

We know how valuable each day at school is and this is reflected in our motto – ‘Every Second to be Valuable, Inspiring and Personalised’. We therefore work hard to ensure that all our pupils are safe, happy and have access to a meaningful, FUN and balanced curriculum.

We see parents and carers as key partners in the education of their children and aim to work very closely with families. We will communicate with you regularly through our home-school diary system, but you are also very welcome to phone, email or arrange to come into school at any time to discuss any issues, concerns or ideas that you may have. You know your child best, so we believe that working in partnership is the best way forward.

I hope that you find the information on our website useful, but if there is anything else you need to know then please contact us. We love our school, and we hope that you do too!

I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Daley Barber-Allen

GANF is part of the Community Inclusive Trust (CIT). A vibrant and growing multi academy trust with a mix of special schools and mainstream primary schools. You can visit their website here:

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