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Exhall Grange is a 2-19 community maintained specialist school which meets the needs of children and young people with visual impairment, physical disabilities, complex medical needs and social and communication interaction difficulties.
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Exhall Grange visit the Rep Theatre, Birmingham to see J.B Priestley’s ‘An Inspector Calls’
On Friday 15th November, Year 10 and 11 GCSE Literature pupils stayed at school and enjoyed pizza before boarding a coach to see their GCSE text come to life on stage.
Stephen Daldry’s expressionistic staging of this moral thriller was spellbinding as it repeated its plea for a fairer and more compassionate world. Seeing the performance; pupils were able to make links between the play and its social and historical context. The pupils enjoyed the performance and found the stage craft and characterisation fascinating and interesting. A massive thank you to parents/carers for supporting this trip!
Children in Need 2019
The school council organised a non-uniform day, a cake sale and competition to raise money for Children in Need. Members of the school council ran the cake sale, which was very popular!
The cake competition was for the best Pudsey-themed cake. Shannon, won the Secondary prize and Josiah won the Primary prize. Well done!
A big thank you to Post 16 and Year 11 Living Skills groups who baked and assisted with running the cake sale.
We also had a surprise visit from Pudsey himself. Primary students loved having photos with Pudsey and a lot of Secondary students got their high fives in as they were going home!
A huge thank you to everyone for the support. We raised £195.71!
Year 8 watch Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Belgrade Theatre
As part of Year 8’s study of Gothic Horror, they visited The Belgrade Theatre to see a production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Wednesday 14th October 2019.
Rona Munro’s brilliant adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece had the pupils on the edge of their seats as Frankenstein’s creature struggled for acceptance in a society, which rejected him.
The pupils have been studying Mary Shelley and it was interesting for them to see an actress playing Mary Shelley on stage agonising over writing the story and being able to appreciate the social and historical context in which she was writing.
Media Students visit The Guardian Education Centre, London
On Wednesday 9th October, Year 11, 12 and 13 GCSE Media Studies pupils travelled down to London to The Guardian Newspaper Education Centre. Pupils took on the roles of both reporters and editors and chose, researched and wrote news stories using the day’s breaking news feed. As the day progressed they sub-edited the stories, wrote headlines, chose photographs and produced their page. They learned how stories are structured, how editorial decisions are reached and how news is reported on and produced.
It was an incredibly interesting and educationally enriching day for the pupils and staff.
• That we strive to be an outstanding school that meets the complex needs of all our pupils and the communities they represent.
• That we constantly improve the quality of the learning outcomes for individuals by refining and refreshing our high quality teaching, reviewing our curriculum and by using assessment and targeting consistently and effectively.
• That all staff of the school, are committed to personal and shared development of skills that strengthen and support our strategic purpose and vision.
• That we remain open-minded as we seek to follow opportunities that strengthen our focus.
• That we maintain and develop self-evaluation and self reflection in ways that consistently focus on the best outcomes for individuals.
• That we undertake strategic planning that enables us to use our skills, expertise and ambitions to support all the pupils we work with.