Education

Parents hear about the merger of two Spalding school

Parents have heard about the merger of two Spalding SEND (special educational needs and disability) at a recent meeting The Tulip Academy is being created by merging The Priory and The Garth schools, which will become the Waterside and Springview campuses. It’s part of Lincolnshire County Council’s reorganisation of SEND education. Matt Bloodworth-Flatt, executive headteacher, along with Claire Moore, senior ...

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Eco-class grows at school

Reception pupils at Whaplode C of E Primary School have a brand new classroom and play area. The £180,000 investment by the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust, sees an eco-classroom complete with LED lights, large windows and ‘sun tubes’ in the roof to maximise natural light. The outdoor area boasts shelters, matrix, outside kitchen and the development was officially opened by ...

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Learning about recycling

The children of Ayscoughfee Hall School are on a mission to find ways to help care for our planet. As part of their learning they had a visit from Datashredders to show them how waste paper is shredded in their mobile truck, which visits homes, schools, hospitals and businesses. This is part of Datashredders’ Big Clearout Campaign which aims to ...

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Schools scheme hit by problems

A major improvement scheme to schools for pupils with special educational needs has been hit by a raft of problems – including the pandemic, the invasion of Ukraine and a shortage of labour, according to a county council report. The report to go before the Lincolnshire Schools’ Forum today (April 21) updates members on the implementation of an improvement strategy ...

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Apprentices lead the way

Four apprentices at a Donington company are championing the route into work as part of a new campaign. The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is using their stories to highlight the benefits of becoming an apprentice. Harry Twelves, Alfie Twell, Jan Grzejszczak and Chris Attwood all work as apprentices at George Barnsdale and gained their roles via the apprentice route. All ...

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School goes round the world for Mind

Jules Verne’s character, Phileas Fogg managed to circumnavigate the world in 80 days, however Students at Spalding Grammar School have managed to do the same distance in just under 31 days. Throughout the month of March, students, parents, staff and friends of the school were encouraged to walk, run, cycle and row around the world in the new virtual challenge ...

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School’s donation for refugees

Staff and pupils at The Priory School have been able to collect six boxes of goods to donate to Ukrainian refugees. The school presented what it was able to round up to Ella’s Project on behalf of the St Norbert’s Ukrainian Appeal, which helped deliver a host of goods to the Red Cross through the Boxes of Hope appeal set ...

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In praise of the apprentices

Two Spalding students were among those who received awards from Boston College this week. Apprentices and their employers attended the Sam Newsom Centre in Boston to celebrate their hard work. After two years living through a pandemic, the awards night marked the success of apprentices, their employers and the college. The evening was hosted by the college’s executive director of ...

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Ayscoughfee Hall’s book fairies sprinkle magic around town

Keep a look out around Spalding for packages of books left by book fairies from Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School. Tied with green ribbon they will be hidden in plain sight around town. Headteacher Theresa Wright said: “The book fairy initiative started in 2020 but just as we collected donations we entered lockdown. “The books have been supplemented by donations from ...

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Shock as Pinchbeck nursery closes its doors to children

Parents have spoken of their shock at the sudden closure of a children’s nursery in Pinchbeck. The Little Treasures nursery at Knight Street, shut with little warning leaving some parents in tears as they tried to find alternative provision. The nursery, which is one of four operated by the same company, had 35 children on its books according to an ...

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Gallery – Characters brought to life for World Book Day

Schools across South Holland got into the spirit of World Book Day last week with pupils and staff dressing up to celebrate. From Peppa Pig and Peter Rabbit to Sherlock Holmes and Paddington, children were free to let their imaginations run wild. Other activities taking place at school included author sessions, pupils dressing in their pyjamas and taking in their ...

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Thomas Cowley High School to join up with other academies

The Thomas Cowley High School in Donington is to join the South Lincolnshire Academies Trust. The trust already oversees Spalding Academy as well as Bourne Academy and Giles Academy in Old Leake. Thomas Cowley, which is for 11 to 16-year-olds and has over 600 pupils, will become part of it in September 2022. It became an academy itself in 2012 ...

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UAH to offer new T levels this year

The University Academy Holbeach is the only school in South Lincolnshire to be awarded T level provision. It is investing more than £2m in new facilities which students will use for the new qualification being introduced this year. The academy will offer its first T levels in science, health, business and administration along with digital support and services from September. ...

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A uniform idea to help parents

Holbeach Methodist Church is launching a uniform exchange scheme to help University Academy Holbeach (UAH) parents and pupils. The scheme will see uniform items no longer needed donated to help others. The Rev Luke Smith said: “As well as the cost of uniforms for growing children at a time of an increasing squeeze on purchasing power, it is estimated that ...

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Marking Holocaust Memorial Day

Students at University Academy Holbeach marked Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday. Pupils made a memorial flame with positive words and phrases and information about the Holocaust was on display around the school. There was also a special assembly for Key Stage 4 and 5 students.

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Big effort for art project

A mural created by every pupil and staff member at a Spalding school has been unveiled marking 50 years of special education. Throughout 2021 The Priory has been working on the project to commemorate SEND schooling. After funding was sourced thanks, to the Mighty Creatives project, pupils themselves came up with ideas for what the artwork should show. Kalvin Laughton ...

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UAH pupils get into the festive spirit

It’s been a busy festive period for pupils at University Academy Holbeach including a pupil’s own initiative to help others in the town As well as the usual festive traditions including the annual carol concert and visits to Year Six pupils at local primary schools, an appeal was made to help the Holbeach Community Larder. Year 10 pupil Hope Elston ...

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Author Erin is top of her class

An award-winning Gosberton 12-year-old who has helped other children like herself in battling anxiety has been setting records in her school. Erin Smith recently landed the Young Achiever Award at the Pride of South Holland Awards after the book she’d written aged ten, Kiki the Worry Monster, was rolled out for other young people to read. She was encouraged to ...

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Young chefs show off their skills

Students from Spalding High School, Spalding Academy and Bourne Academy all competed to be the Rotary Young Chef of the Year. The students were challenged to cook a main course and dessert for two people on a budget of just £14. The event took place at Spalding High School and head judge Robert Presland, of Peterborough Regional College, congratulated all ...

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Schools merger to flower in 2022 as Tulip Academy Spalding

The merger of two special schools is to take place next year with the creation of Tulip Academy Spalding. The Priory and The Garth Schools will respectively become the Waterside and Springview campuses of the new school now intended for all ages and all abilities. It was first proposed in 2017 as part of what Lincolnshire County Council called at ...

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