Grantham primary joins special needs schools in trust

Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship
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Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham has joined forces with a group of special needs schools in the town.

Isaac Newton School will receive additional support after joining the newly formed Multi Academy Trust, C.I.T. - Community Inclusive Trust Academies.

Paul Hill took over as headteacher at Isaac Newton, which recently converted to an academy. Mr Hill said: “This is an exciting time for us. The freedoms presented by academisation, will allow us to think outside the box and improve the school further. We do not intend to change Isaac Newton but will continue the drive to build on the standards achieved within the last academic year. For students, it is unlikely that they will see much, if any, change in their day to day school lives apart from more opportunities becoming available.”

CIT already manages two schools in GANF (Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship), Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School, which are both rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted, and will now sponsor Isaac Newton School.

Mr Hill added: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to work with GANF and become part of the Community Inclusive Trust. This relationship will support the hard work my staff are doing to rapidly improve the standards of education for all pupils at Isaac Newton.”

Peter Bell, CIT Chief Executive, added: “My team and I are delighted to be working with Paul and his staff. We will be offering them guidance, challenges and opportunities for resourcing, as well as our expertise, to support them on their journey to provide the highest level of education available.”