Education

School delighted by blinding offers

The children at a Spalding special school will be able to move into their new classrooms after a public appeal for help. The head teacher at the Garth School asked for help after the price of new blinds was cut from the budget of a new extension project. The Spalding Voice carried the appeal just before half term and South ...

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Super fun for heroes

It was a super end to the half term for Year One pupils at Spalding’s Monkshouse Primary School. Superheroes have been the topic for the children since they returned to school in September. And to mark the end of the first part of the school year back in class, they all dressed as their favourite superhero. A spokesman for the ...

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Spalding High School pupils go yellow for World Mental Health Day

Spalding High School pupils said #HelloYellow and raised hundreds of pounds for World Mental Health Day. Pupils at the school were invited to wear something yellow or bring a yellow item in while donating 50p on October 10 raising £406 for the Young Minds charity. A spokesman for the school, said: “We were wearing yellow to show young people they ...

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Help school finish project

Children at a special school in Spalding won’t be able to move into their brand new classrooms until money is found for new blinds. A major building project at The Garth School has seen the addition of five new classrooms which are all but ready to welcome pupils. But the cost of new blinds has not been covered by the ...

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Kind donations for school’s harvest festival help food bank and Spalding lady’s work in Uganda

A school has used its annual harvest festival to aid a Spalding lady helping families in Uganda and providing goods for local food banks. Bicker Preparatory School and Early Years weren’t able to attend church like they normally do every autumn. Emily Braybrook in Uganda Instead for their Harvest Festival they were encouraged to bring in food to donate to ...

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MBE award to retired teacher

A retired teacher who has spent more than 40 years championing education for children with autism is to receive the MBE. The delayed Queen’s Birthday Honours list was revealed on Friday night and Janet Corcoran had been keeping her secret since June. A family reunion over Skype was arranged for Friday evening as Mrs Corcoran (pictured) could not tell anybody ...

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Two schools sign up to project aiming to inspire next generation

University Academy, Holbeach and Thomas Cowley High School in Donington have become the first schools in the region to sign up to an exciting new initiative aimed at inspiring and helping local pupils to succeed. South Holland District Council has teamed up with national education charity Future First to launch a crowdfunding campaign aimed at raising funds for alumni networks ...

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New play area for academy

Children at a Gosberton School have been able to socially distance more outside thanks to the creation of a new outdoor area. Gosberton Academy’s outdoor area was constructed over the summer by Lincolnshire-based company Newby Leisure. It includes a mud kitchen, a water feature, planting and growing areas as well as a clamber tree. And among the first to use ...

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Primary school reacts after COVID-19 case confirmation

A number of children are being taught at home after a confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified at a Spalding primary school. St John the Baptist School in Hawthorn Bank say a ‘member of the school community’ tested positive for the virus. It’s now said how many children are working from home this week following Friday’s positive test. Headteacher Paul ...

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Confirmed COVID-19 case at Spalding school

Spalding High School is the first in the area to have reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 following the return of pupils. The Stonegate school, which remains open, sent a letter to all parents yesterday (Monday) stating a pupil had been sent home after testing positive for the virus. The letter states “This morning we have notified the Sixth Form ...

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Firm’s outdoor gift for school

Pupils at Quadring Cowling and Brown’s Primary School will have an improved outdoor environment to return to this week thanks to the actions of a South Lincolnshire company. A couple of weeks ago the school appealed for materials and help to relocate a large shed to enable a new outdoor seating and recreational space to be created. This was to ...

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Mum’s concern over lack of school place for autistic son

A mum has expressed frustration over her autistic 11-year-old son not having a school to go to next week. Julie Holmes will instead have to home school son Zak after he was told he would not be able to attend the family’s preferred school, The Priory. She’s full of praise for the school that’s close to their Royce Road home ...

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Chris is an ‘Educator Expert’

A Spalding Grammar School teacher has been selected as one of handful of people to help others in the profession with their IT skills. Chris Harris (pictured),of Moulton Seas End, has been selected as Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2020-21. It is a program where Microsoft select educators can demonstrate a wide range of skills with its educational technology and ...

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Exam result grades relief

Students across South Holland who were fearing the worst with the arrival of their GCSE results this week will be receiving their teachers’ grade today (Thursday) after a government U-turn. A furious row over last week’s A-Level results left many teenagers, parents and teaching staff wondering what to expect from this year’s GCSE results which were due to be graded ...

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UAH A Level students set for university

All pupils at University Academy Holbeach have offers from their first choice university after posting strong A Level results. In total 65 per cent of pupils received A* to B grades with the average grade at L3 vocational level was ‘distinction’. Principal Sheila Page, said: “We are pleased to be able to announce very good results in both our A-Level ...

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‘Delighted’ head praises Grammar School A Level pupils

The head of Spalding Grammar School has praised his A Level pupils, 60 per cent of which have at least one B grade. With COVID-19 having affected the year and leading to the cancellation of exams Mr Steven Wilkinson said he found the results “hugely pleasing”. He said: “For students and staff alike, this has been a year without precedent. ...

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‘Excellent’ results for High School pupils

Spalding High School students have been hailed for “an excellent set of results” including an increase in A grades. Over 57 per cent of pupils achieved A or B grades, the school said, “We are very proud of our Year 13 students. Despite the current circumstances, this is an excellent set of results and we arethrilled that the High School ...

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Special moments for leavers

The staff at Bicker Prep did not want the end of term to pass without a few treats. An ice cream van came to visit the school on Wednesday afternoon and every child was able to go out with their class ‘bubble’ to choose an ice-lolly from the van. Principal Mrs Page presents one of the Year 6 children with ...

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Unusual goodbye for Ayscoughfee’s leavers

“It’s not like normal, but it’s good and we’re getting Domino’s Pizza on Friday” – the final days of a primary education summed up by a Year 6 pupil at Spalding’s Ayscoughfee Hall School. Attention has been focused on giving the leavers a memorable experience. Unable to perform their usual end of term production, the children and their teacher Theresa ...

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Primary school rated ‘inadequate’

Surfleet Primary School has been rated inadequate by inspectors. It follows an Ofsted inspection held back in February, the report of which was released last week. The school was rated good at its previous inspection in April 2016 but has been told it’s inadequate in the quality of education, leadership and management and in early years provision. It was rated ...

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