Coronavirus Update 23rd September 2020
Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are. The Department would be grateful if you could share and circulate this letter amongst parents at your school.
The intention of the letter is to help prevent children being taken out of school unnecessarily and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.
GANF pupils receive an official ‘Thank you’ from Duke of Edinburgh Awards
GANF pupils taking part in their Duke of Edinburgh Award this year, have been doing such a fantastic job helping within the local community that the Central England DofE Director, Jackie Bull, has awarded them with an official certificate to say ‘Thank you’.
Anyone for Tennis? Table Tennis that is!
With the London Marathon cancelled this year, the organisers encouraged participants to still take part in virtual activities.
With that in mind, Ambergate pupil Joe Marlor, spoke with his Mum, Karen, and together they came up with their own event, and turned it into a fundraiser.
Paralympian star opens new primary block at Ambergate Sports College
Ambergate Sports College welcomed gold medal superstar, Richard Whitehead MBE, to open their brand new state-of-the-art building in a socially distanced ceremony. The World Record holder followed in the footsteps of Team GB Judo star, Jack Hodgson, who celebrated the completion of the first stage of the build two years ago.
GANF support the NHS!
Back in April Sandon School were approached by The Education Team on behalf of Rolls-Royce who were making face visors for NHS Hospitals and front-line Health Care staff during the COVID-19 crisis.
There brief was simple, they were looking for donations of transparent, unused, A4 sheets (e.g. acetates) that could be used to make the transparent visors.
A double thank you!!
Do you remember back in November 2019, we asked you to collect as many ‘Books for Schools’ Tokens as you could from The Sun newspaper until the scheme finished at the end of January 2020? Well, with your fantastic support as always, we collected the 3,500 tickets needed to have a box of brand-new Big Cat books for our school libraries!
Sandon pupil receives Blue Peter Badge
Sandon pupil, Leo Kerby-Kayne (8 years old) has been awarded a Blue Peter badge.
During lockdown, Leo made a bird feeder using waste items that were due to be recycled.
Leo’s mum Sam wrote into Blue Peter explaining what Leo had made. After his first day back at school, Leo came home to find that he had been awarded a Blue Peter badge.
Rising to their biggest challenge yet –
Sunrisers enhance outdoor learning at Ambergate
It was only six weeks ago that Grantham Sunrise Rotary Club President Anita Asken, had the idea for what then became the biggest project undertaken by the Sunrise Club, and was fittingly timed to mark their 5th anniversary.
FORMER AMBERGATE PUPIL GRADUATES WITH A DEGREE AND A LOT MORE
Cameron Ross, a former pupil at Ambergate Sports College, has just graduated with a 2:2 Degree in Theology and is now going on to do a Masters.
Cameron left Ambergate in 2014, aged 16, and went on to Christ Hospital Sixth Form School in Lincoln to study BTEC Travel and Tourism, and extended GCSE Maths and English. Leaving Lincoln 2 years later, he attended Capernwray Hall Bible School in Lancashire during 2016.
GANF Schools Operations Manager receives SRMA Accreditation from the DfE
We are delighted to announce that Claire Woodlock, Schools Operations Manager for four CIT schools (Ambergate Sports College, Sandon School, Greenfields and Foxfields), has recently been accredited by the DfE as a School Resource Management Advisor (SRMA).
Claire is now one of the national SRMAs who are deployed into schools having financial difficulties. Her expertise in schools’ finance was exactly what the DfE were looking for.