Our Wider School Community
This week we proudly welcomed Christopher West, from Retford Oaks for his first visit to St Giles, since becoming Principal in September.
Chris met our staff and spent time with our pupils in classes as we toured school. Chris was rightly impressed by our well-structured and engaging approach to learning!
We have begun to explore how our school communities can work together to support the development of all of our pupils, staff and parents. Our first combined event will be the marking of Armistice Day on November 11.
The superb ‘Friend of St Giles’ (FOSG) were in school this week. They hosted a coffee morning for other parents to come together and chat and for new parents to find our about what they do.
Over the years, FOSG have been an amazing force for good, supporting the work of our school for years. They have raised over £72,000 to help ensure our pupils have all they need. I am hugely grateful for their continued support and fund-raising efforts.
The money raised has bought iPads for all pupils, Christmas presents, reading books, mobile sensory trolleys and loads of other items that ensure our pupils connect with our curriculum.
If any parents would like to join this fantastic part of #TeamStGiles, please contact the school office. Our FOSGs meet every halfterm to discuss and organise fundraising events and ideas for the school.
The meetings are great fun and they do amazing cake!!! (Really AMAZING cakes!!)
We’ve also been joined by colleagues from Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust, who spent the day in school to immunise our pupils against the flu virus.
Seeing the nurses work alongside our super staff to provide an individualised approach to each pupil was fantastic. As a result of this partnership approach, it meant that record numbers or pupils, received the vaccine! Go #TeamStGiles!!
It was great to meet Dr Niamh-Elizabeth Mourton this week, who was in school to train and coach some of our team in ‘MATP’. The Motor Activities Training Programme, is a specialist programme that promotes inclusive, skill specific motor skills for individuals with profound and complex needs.
Niamh-Elizabeth, is a world leader in this area of work and it a was a real honour to have her sharing her skills with our team ans students! Look out ‘Special Olympics’ we’re training the Olympians of the future!
Congratulations to Ieuan and James , who received Head of School awards this week, for their exceptional achievements in mathematics!
We’re looking forward to welcoming the Leader of Bassetlaw District Council to school next week.
Have a great weekend!