We have a clear vision for ‘Great’ schools which share certain features and qualities beyond the highest category in the prevailing Ofsted framework.
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Staff work together within and across phases in local hubs and many lead on cross-trust research and development projects and on our Proud Traditions.
Every school contributes to and takes part in festivals and events linked by an annual theme.
The Griffin Science Symposium, a day of talks, demonstrations and workshops from eminent scientists for years 6 and 7
The Griffin Arts Festival, which sees two weeks of events in every school and residential experiences in Birmingham and London
The festivals have developed impressively in the quality of performance over the years, paying tribute to the importance of extra- curricular activities to all staff and their contribution of time and skill. Pupils discover their inner athlete, actor, poet, performer, musician, scientist, philosopher and leader during their primary years, so that we truly build foundations for life.
The traditions we have established bind the schools together as family and give children and staff the sense of a wider stage as they compete fiercely in sport and the arts. Houses have different names in each school but the same four colours. All house competitions gather colour points and the trust-wide house cup spends part of the year in the winning colour’s school trophy cabinet.