Tuesday 1st September 2020
Dear Griffin Families & Community
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our Griffin website at this strange moment in world history.
If you are a current parent/ carer we hope all the ‘behind the scene’ information you need to support your daughter/ son in their day-to-day life at Griffin is all here to help. We hope you will also enjoy reading about and sharing some of our successes and learning about some of the exciting things we do at Griffin. We offer a special ‘welcome’ to our new Nursery and Reception families as you all begin your journey with us.
Our Teachers & Support Staff will be back on Tuesday 1st September and then we are delighted to welcome back all of our students on Wednesday 2nd September.
We are very excited about returning and looking at new ways to ensure we have lots of fun and learning during this Covid period and ensuring we are all as safe as possible.
We will be operating in ‘Bubbles’ for the time being and ensuring we build upon all the learning that happened in the autumn and spring term last year and some of those skills students worked on as part of their Home Learning too. We are grateful to all our families for helping us to maintain all our safety guidance and appreciate how frustrating it is that we cannot invite any adults or visitors onsite at this point in time – this is to protect everyone! Please keep in touch with us via email and phone and look out for our Leadership Group, Office Staff and Support staff who will be at the gates each morning and evening to catch up with everyone.
This September we are beginning the Griffin Year of Going Green and throughout 2020-2021 we will be exploring many different aspects of the environment and our planet. We are also proud to announce that the 1st stage of our Griffin Forest School has begun - our outdoor Forest in the City is now being created and built on site. This is a wonderful initiative that will grow forever and give our students (and families) some super experiences and opportunities as we move through the year ahead - we can’t wait until we involve all our parents/ carers, grandparents and other family members.
Our curriculum will continue to be based on our Inside Out Learning – ensuring our students think, talk and question and become the best 10/10 Learners that they can. We will also be focusing on Reading as our core subject fostering a love of reading for pleasure as well as developing students’ skills within the curriculum. We are looking forward to a positive year with lots of high expectations for all our students - we know they can achieve anything they wish and this is the year to do it!
We will support everyone to ‘catch up’ with any learning from last year and introduce them to new and exciting concepts and skills. We will work hard to make sure our students are happy, having fun and enjoying being back at school.
If you are a prospective parent/ carer, Teacher or visitor exploring our website, we hope you enjoy reading about our learning and exploring our pages. If you would like to learn or hear more please contact us via the office: email@example.com and we look forward to inviting you to visit once we are all ‘back to normal’.
Wishing everyone a wonderful academic year ahead.
Karen Bastick-Styles - Executive Head (Greenside & Griffin)
Arrangements for Safeguarding and Child Protection during Covid-19 school closures click here to read.