Ganton School is located in stunning new buildings in the west of the city of Hull. These buildings offer wonderful opportunities for pupils of the school to learn in 21st Century accomodation but for me the buildings are only a small part of the provision; it is the strength and quality of the people who work in those buildings and the relationships that they develop with pupils, their families, professionals and other groups in the community which make the provision outstanding (Ofsted 2011).
I am proud to take on the role of leading this school into the next stage of its development; it is my intention that every pupil will have an opportunity to shine and that the well-being of pupils and staff will be paramount in all that we do. I want the school to be outward looking; to work in partnership with other schools and community groups not just locally but regionally, natonally and internationally. I want to develop communication tools, not only for pupils but for staff, families, professionals and other community groups so that everyone has a clear understanding of what the work of the school is about. I want to develop the curriculum so that all pupils have the opportunity to follow personalised learning pathways which equip them with the skills they will need in later life; those pupils will be able to make themselves heard and understood in their communities and will be valued. I want pupils to be able to lead healthy lifestyles and to appreciate the environment, technology, humanity and the arts and then learn how to become active citizens, as far as they are able. I want the pupils of Ganton School to be defined by their achievements, not by their special needs or disabilities.
Visitors are always welcome to share in our work and I am pleased to showcase some of our achievements through these web pages.