Community & Partnerships

Here at Great Ponton we are very proud of our links with the local community and other schools in the Grantham area. As a Church Aided school we rely heavily on the support of the Diocese of Lincoln and through that support we are able to access training and guidance for staff and governors alike. In addition to this we are supported by the Diocese with visiting guests to host our Collective Worships. Our links with the committee at the Village Centre in Great Ponton help us to continue to provide our pupils with a safe and spacious place for indoor PE lessons and a place to host events such as our Christmas play and bingo nights. Our links with other schools in and around Grantham allow us to organise successful residential trips to places like Norfolk, South Yorkshire and Caythorpe PGL as well as giving us opportunities to bring in visitors to our school and organise staff training at ours and other schools. We are part of a Collaborative Partnership with Denton, Harlaxton and Ropsley Primary schools. Historically we have always had close links with these schools thanks to staff training opportunities, pupils activities, sports matches and residential trips. We formalised our partnership in 2012 to allow our schools to access some additional funding and provide our staff, governors and pupils further opportunities to mingle and enhance our learning opportunities. Since 2014 we have been working closely with Gonerby Hill Foot, Barrowby, and Long Bennington Primary Schools as well as our collaborative partnership schools so that our staff and pupils can benefit from a wider selection of collaborative work. This includes staff training, pupil activities and work moderation throughout the year. In 2017 the head teachers and governors of our schools agreed to form the GRACE Trust (Grantham Region Association of Church of England Schools) with a view to forming a multi-academy trust in the future. We also have close links with all of the local secondary schools and work hard to make sure our pupils can access their transition events and other activities that allow our children to experience life in a secondary school.

Our links with the South West Lincs Sports Partnership provided us with over 4 years of sports coaching at our school and we will continue to enjoy these links through Inspire+ the sports charity that was set up in place of the SWLSP. These links have helped encourage our pupils to join new clubs both in and out of school time and meet up with other primary aged pupils for activities and events. Crucially we joined a large number of schools participating in the Legacy Challenge which helps delivers successful programmes in and out of schools to encourage participation in sports, healthy active lifestyles and leadership.  We value our links with the community and are always happy to welcome visits to our school from interested parents. If you would like to help out in the school then please contact us for more information.