Several groups of students created badges and our final badge was a mixture of all the elements the students voted for on the launch day. We even have our value words as part of our House Badge. On House launch day students also created the motto for our house:
Dignity We Have, Kindness We Share. We love the fact that no one individual was chosen, and feel that our logo represents our House perfectly, ensuring everyone had input into this.
This was voted for unanimously by students and staff alike. We are proud to share this motto and our value words at the very core of our House and everything that we do. As a house we were all very keen to ensure that we are kind to one and other; and feel that this is at the heart of Griffin House. The final outcome from House Launch day was our charity.
As Heads of House, we are proud, competitive and keen for students to be part of the Griffin House team and feel part of our Griffin Family. We want students to earn their Griffin Badge and wear it with pride. Our House Captains are: Kye Dennedy, Rainie Oliver, Jennifer Kodaleva and Harrison Green.
"I’m happy that I have been chosen as House Captain. It’s good to have been given this opportunity and I feel that this will make me stand out from the crowd and I can use it on my CV as being a student leader." - Jennifer Kodaleva
"Being House Captain makes me stand out from my peers and I feel proud to be chosen as a leader of Griffin House. It’s great to be involved in different events that are taking place and I am enthusiastic about this role." - Kye Dennedy
Since September we have been working as a team on numerous events; Countdearne, House Week and the Christmas Fayre. Students have volunteered their skills to represent Griffin House, be it at sports, iron man championship, literacy and numeracy or even creating gifts to be sold for Christmas. Students have worked hard to be part of our team, and long may this continue.
As a house we believed that we all know someone who has been affected by cancer and we wanted to ensure that we could do as much as possible to support this amazing charity.
Students brought several charities to the final presentation part of the day, and after very passionate presentations about a number of charities, we finally chose Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The final House activity of the summer term was Sports Day. Griffin House was well represented both on and off the field. Griffin students were easy to find on the field under their yellow marquee, lined with bright yellow flags. We led our team onto the field with our flag bearers, chanting, united as a House to cheer on our sporting representatives. It was a fabulous afternoon and the start of our fund raising for Marie Curie; we sold ice lollies to students and bags of sweets.
Now we need more of you to get on board and join in the events, fund raising, and be part of our team.
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths