Parents and friends are welcome to share in the work of Ganton School and Student Centre in many ways. Here are just some of them:
- Keeping class teachers informed through Home to School Newsbooks
- Helping to follow educational or behavioural support programmes at home where appropriate
- Attending review meetings to celebrate success and plan future targets with the staff and pupils
- Joining the P.S.A. to make new friends, find out about relevant training and raise funds to enhance the work of the school
- Encouraging all pupils to abide by the routines and rules of the school day.
What to send to school:
To keep the school days running smoothly it is vital that children arrive ready for learning. They need to be wearing suitable clothes and footwear for the day ahead so if you know that your child may be going riding, for example, please be sure they have socks on! It is really important to name all items of clothing because many of the children cannot recognise their own belongings and do not always leave them in the place they belong. After assembly we may find five Ganton sweatshirts in the hall, unnamed and this can take a long time to resolve.
If children are going to short breaks or respite carers, please be sure that we know and that transport has been arranged. All bags for respite should be clearly labelled and handed to staff on arrival.
Prescribed medicines may be administered at school by our trained practicioners, however these must be sent to school with written instructions, via the escorts on the transport and again, handed to staff on arrival.
Children in the main body of the school might like to spend money at our healthy Fruit and Vegetable Shop (Friday) and throughout the week there may be opportunities for community visits or Food Technology sessions which usually involve eating and drinking as part of the development of choice making and social skills. Voluntary contributions of up to £3.00 each week ease the burden of these activities on the school, however no child will be excluded from an activity because they have not contributed. In the Sixth Form precise details of the cost of each activity are sent home when timetables are organised.
Children taking part in P.E. or sports throughout the school and Sixth Form are expected to change into approriate clothes for the activity.
What to do if:
Your child is ill - phone the school as soon as possible
Your child has an appointment - phone the school or write in the Home to School Newsbook
Your child has lost something - phone or write to the class teacher as soon as possible
You are worried or concerned about anything - talk to us and we will do our best to help you.