Dear Friends of Griffin
It is so good to welcome you all to our Griffin website at the start of a new academic year.
We hope you will find lots of interesting information across our pages that give you a flavour of life at Griffin.
We are proud of our students and staff and we’re looking forward to a year of strong learning and to making Griffin even better! We look forward to working further with Greenside, our Federation partner academy and to contributing to our MAT (multi-academy trust): the Elliot Foundation. It is always good to share and learn with others.
We are beginning our Griffin Year of Change!
Please check out our website for our Medium Term Curriculum overall plans to see what we have planned for the next half term. We have a focus on Who We Are. We will continue our Inside Out Learning and enjoy the learning challenges that our linked learning can offer. Of course, we’ll be in our Forest in the City tracking the changes that the seasons will bring and ….. look out for information about our official opening - we hope many of you will be able to share this special occasion with us!
We will also be working with Greenside to teach the world a new dance that will also be learnt by students across the world. We aim to come together on Friday 22nd October to perform, together, our very special Dance to Welcome Little Amal (see calendar).
The Arts and sports are high on our agenda this year. Our choir is set to continue with some wonderful songs and we will be inviting students across the year groups to gain an Arts Award - we are super excited to introduce our students to these opportunities. As for sports - well Ms Doyle is always challenging other schools in the Elliot Foundation saying Griffin has the ‘best’ sports people’ so we are determined to show our talents this year and now that competitive sport is back, we look forward to winning some new silverware. We will also bring back the Griffin Daily Mile - a great favourite with our students and staff - we’ll be back in training from 3rd September and getting fitter than ever - go Griffin!
Our Teachers are so excited to meet their new classes and we were especially pleased to welcome our new Nursery and Reception families as well as a couple of young people and their parents/ carers who have joined our Y1 - Y6 classes. Welcome to Griffin!
If you are a Prospective Family (with a Nursery or Reception student looking for a September 2022 place) please email our Office to book an on-site visit in September or October. We very much look forward to welcoming you and introducing you to our curriculum, students and staff - we hope you’ll come and visit us in our new Library and Forest in the City!
If you have a daughter/ son in Y1-Y6 and would like to talk about possible spaces please contact me directly and I will get back to you asap: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do take a look at our written newsletters and follow us on Instagram where, I am sure, you will be inspired by our students and their Griffin achievements.
If you have any additional questions about Griffin, we hope you will contact us.
With best wishes
Karen Bastick-Styles (Executive Head: Greenside & Griffin)
The Elliot Foundation (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2022-2023. You can find it on our Admissions page in the Parents tab.