Welcome Message From the Headteacher
The governors, staff and I are delighted to introduce you to the work of our school.
The Pilgrim School is a Community Special School (Hospital School). We act on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council to fulfil their duties under Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act. This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a decision made by a medical practitioner.
We passionately believe that a child’s history is not their destiny; that a person’s current circumstance does not dictate their future. As a school we actively plan for and promote a child’s resilience and post traumatic growth – remembering that success in school is a powerful resilience factor in itself.
The school prides itself on its ability to personalise learning and support so that pupils make rapid progress, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being, as well as a wide range of other subjecs.
We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their mainstream school or to their next phase of learning.
As a hospital school we are not a school of choice; parents cannot apply for their child to come here. The decision of need rests with a medical practitioner but referrals are either sent in by a pupil’s school or through the county education out of schools team.
I hope that you find the website informative and interesting as it begins to describe the complex, but rewarding work the school does.
Steve Barnes, B.A. (Hons), MSc
The school was last inspected in November 2013. To view the report please follow the hyperlink on the ‘Links’ page. Alternatively, please call the office to request a hard copy. To contact The Pilgrim School, please call 01522 682319 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.
Our Career's Fair takes place in Sleaford this year. A range of colleges and employers have been invited to offer our pupils the opportunity to discuss and plan for their next steps, Post 16. It is a valuable opportunity that is open to all our KS4 pupils. Staff will be rallying around on the day transporting and supporting our young people to engage positively in this event. Just turning up is a challenge in itself for some, so we wish them luck on the day. A support booklet can be found on our parents page to explain the day and support our pupils.
Online revision APP and assignments
GCSE Pod is an app that hosts podcasts (short animated files of lesson content and revision sessions. The school has purchased this for the students to use to assist with lesson content and revision. Please encourage your son or daughter to sign up, down load the appropriate podcasts and start revising and consolidating learning now!
As we approach Christmas there are lots of special activities happening for our pupils.
They are, and will be, taking part in activites that include fun days, charity fund raising events and group trips.
Resilient Me continues to go from strength to strength with pupils having more opportunities than ever to access learning experiences beyond the normal Pilgrim environment. Pupils at Lincoln recently visited the Showroom in Lincoln to participate in the climbing wall activity.
The school acknowledged the two minute silence on Remembrance Day in different ways across the bases. In addition to this pupils were engaged in producing displays.
Click through to view display example and a poem written by one of our pupils.
Quote of the week:
“Many teachers forget that good behaviour often has to be taught, just like any other part of the school syllabus” – behaviour expert Tom Bennett sets out some rules for classroom management