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Telephone Box Defibrillator Machine

Hi, We are the Greater Horseshoe School, and our students have been raising money for a defibrillator. The Studnent council decided to use a telephone box outside the school as an information centre and home to a defibrillator for locals and tourists passing by school. The students are planning to create some information about local […]

GHS Newsletter April: Issue 22

GHS Newsletter April: Issue 22

World Book Day Thursday, 3rd March

To celebrate this year’s 25 years of World Book Day, The Greater Horseshoe School will once again be holding a dress-up day. We invite all our young people to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character on Thursday, 3rd March.  All we ask is that your child’s costume is practical and appropriate […]

GHS Newsletter February: Issue 21

GHS Newsletter February: Issue 21

GHS Newsletter December: Issue 20

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GHS Newsletter October 2021: Issue 19
GHS Newsletter July 2021: Issue 18

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Virtual roadshow event

Devon County Council is now inviting parents and carers of children and young people with SEND to join a virtual roadshow event on either 19th or 20th May, where they can find out more about the new strategy, how it will be embedded into practice and the difference it will make to young people who […]

GHS Newsletter April 2021: Issue 16

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Red Nose Day

KS4 also took the lead with Red Nose Day. We have some students who are very confident in the kitchen and so they baked a variety of cup-cakes. The cakes were baked by KS4,  decorated by KS3 and presented and sold by KS2!! They were sold after school to anyone with a bit of spare […]

Testing at home throughout the Easter holidays for schools and colleges

Testing at home throughout the Easter holidays for schools and colleges Following the success of the asymptomatic testing programme on the return to school and college, it is vital to keep testing at home throughout the Easter holidays and into the summer term. Please pass on this message to all of your staff, students and […]

Free holiday time activities and meals for children aged 0 to 18 years

Free activities and healthy meals during the Easter holidays are available to children from low income families. Devon County Council is arranging the activity programme, working with activity providers in locations across Devon. It’s part of a national, Government-funded initiative to provide free activities and healthy meals during Easter, Summer and Christmas holidays, 2021. Children […]

Student Council – Mac Mini

As part of a student council Ethan completed power point presentation about ‘Reason why we need a Mac Mini’. He has been practising his speaking and presentation skills and was able to deliver his presentation to an audience.  As a result of this Jason Goddard (Group Director and Chair of Governors) presented brand new Mac […]

‘Greening Up Enhanced’ competition

We are pleased to announce that the Greater Horseshoe School has won Enhanced Children’s Services competition.  The competition was designed to promote environmental projects across the company and was open to all sections of our parent company.  GHS won in all categories, reflecting our strong commitment to environmental projects and the skills of our staff […]

Newsletter February 2021: Issue 15

Newsletter 15

A supportive tool kit to help parents understand & navigate challenging behaviours

Giving parents the tools Toolkit

School Nurse Parent Newsletter

School Nurse Parent Newsletter

Cygnet – Parent autism awareness programme invite (Summer 2020)

Cygnet – Parent autism awareness programme invite (Summer 2020) Barnardos have responded to the CV19 situation, and continue to offer their Cygnet programme online through licensed trainers. The programme is for parents/carers of children with aged between 7 and 18. We are excited to announce that we have negotiated and agreed access for families of […]

Unknown Substance being sold as fake prescription drugs

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Devon, Head of Education. Open Letter to Parents regarding the current situation

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Going back to school or college

Children and young people are slowly starting to go back into school as ‘lockdown’ restrictions ease and life slow returns to some kind of normal. Many parents have been in touch with DiAS to ask about transition and how they can support their child to return to school, especially around the move from primary to […]

Cygnet parent autism awareness programme; autism and transition from home learning
8th June World Ocean Day
Devon Family Advice Line

ECI will be launching a new phone advice line for parents and carers across Devon on Monday 1 June. The number for the new service is 01392 949059 and it will be manned from 10 – 2pm Monday to Friday. People will be able to leave a message outside of these hours, or when the […]

Eco-Schools Bronze Award

We are proud to announce that this term we have achieved our Eco Schools Bronze Award! We have now set the foundations to become a fully-fledged Eco-School. We have a team of Eco Helpers, including staff and students, that have carried out and whole school review and created an action plan for the areas we […]

Outdoor Education

This half term we’ve had some fantastic work being done in the great outdoors by many of our students. Archery: My location of choice for this has been Spitchwick Common on the banks of the river Dart. It’s been fantastic to take a walk alongside the river and see it’s various. Alternative Pursuits: Students have […]

Ambulance visit

The Greater Horseshoe School received a fascinating visit from ambulance staff as part of our programme of extra-curricular activities. Harvey from the South West of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (SWAST) brought an ambulance to school. Harvey talked about his jobs and children were given a tour of an emergency ambulance. Harvey said: “I really […]

Visit from Warburtons

This half term we were lucky to have had Warburton’s, the bread manufacturer in to work with some of our students. Warburton’s are expanding the work they do with local schools and community projects and we were lucky enough to have them visit us. Working with students, they explored what a healthy and balanced lunch […]

Edtech 50 Schools award

This term we are very pleased to share that the Greater Horseshoe School has been celebrated and acknowledged by Edtech 50 Schools for the work that we do using the Thrive Approach. The Edtech 50 Schools is a celebration of the work going on in schools throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland that use […]

BBC Wildlife Magazine: national recognition

The Greater Horseshoe School gained national recognition this autumn with coverage in the November issue of the prestigious BBC Wildlife magazine. The author of a piece about Greater Horseshoe Bats included a mention for our school and its ‘amazing young people.’

Bat week

  The focus of Animal Care this week was to develop our students’ knowledge and understanding of British bats, especially the Greater Horseshoe Bat – the bat that we named our school after!The students explored exciting activities to help our bat neighbours through improving our school’s environment, making it more wildlife friendly. Last term our […]

Taavi’s photography session
Finishing pond and animal enclosure
Successful Registration with the Department for Education
Teaching staff start work and preparatory work on school and farm
ECS acquires school premises