In the Parents section of our site you will find individual tabs to navigate you to content that we feel is useful to you in support of your son or daughter whilst they attend our school.  This will include information related to the latest news of activities and events that our pupils have been, or will be, involved in, or, internal intitiatives we are following.  Information related to our Curriculum and also Online Safety information will feature.

 

Parent Mail

Dear Parent

Improving School Communications with ParentMail,

Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about school news, activities and things that really matter is something we care about.

We are using ParentMail, a service used by over 6,000 schools, nurseries and children’s clubs to communicate to parents. ParentMail will be beneficial to you because you can:

 

•             Use a free mobile app on Android and iOS to pick up school messages instantly.

•             Have an account simply for school messages (away from your busy email inbox!)

•             Connect to other schools, nurseries or clubs that use ParentMail.

•             Highlight important messages or archive old messages to make life easier.

•             Messages can be sent directly to mums, dads and carers – even grandparents!

 

Registering with ParentMail is very easy! School will send either an email and/or text message from ParentMail, when you receive this please just follow the instructions in the message.

Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with the Information Commissioner and guarantees that all information you provide will be kept private and will not be passed on to any other organisation.

Once registered, if you have an Android or Apple smartphone, we would highly recommend you download the ParentMail App for the best user experience. To do this, simply search for “ParentMail” in your App store.

If you need any additional information or assistance, please visit the help site: www.parentmail.co.uk/help/parenthelp/ , Click on the banner below or if you have not received any contact from ParentMail within 7days please contact Mrs D King in the school office.

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Helpful guide to aid revision.  This guide also has useful tips on generally how to approach learning.

Link: 9 Ways to BEAT REVISION STRESS

9 Ways to Beat Revision Stress

 

Your Guide to School Nursing Service - www.lincolnshirehealthyfamilies.nhs.uk/schoolnursing

This site offers a range of services and acts as a portal to other relevant infomation that could support your childs health and well-being.

 

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!

For more information please visit www.gcsepod.com/parents

 

 

 Parenting Support Booklet - To aid support of siblings of students with Autism 

 

Run, Hide, Tell principles and in case of a police Counter attack.  Click for Guide

 

Careers Fairs 2018

This year we are holding two fairs.  The first is being held at our Boston base on Monday 5th March for Sleaford and Boston students.  The second fair is being held at our Lincoln base on Monday 19th March for Louth and Lincoln students. 

We have invited representatives from local colleges, apprenticeship and volunteering groups. This will give students the opportunity to discuss courses, support and career pathways for post 16 study and enable them to consider what and how they are learning now will have a positive impact on their future.

Students are also being offered two really relevant workshops lead by the   ‘Complete Careers Service’.  The first workshop will investigate how using social media can help or hinder you in getting a job.  The second workshop is exploring current options, decision making and labour market information in making choices about careers.  In addition governors and local business people are also providing opportunities to discuss with students skills and qualities they look for when interviewing candidates for jobs.

Careers Fair Brochure for Boston & Sleaford 2018

 

Information for Parents of Pupils with Gender identity queries.

http://www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Latest News

Our nice new MPV delivered today.

We have taken deliver y of our first ever Pilgrim Minibus.  It looks rather smart and will expand our opportunities to transport our pupils for additional enrichment opportunites and D of E excursions etc.

Pilgrim Minibus

Celebrating Success

Following last week’s article about Duke of Edinburgh, We are pleased to share the news that DA and SB have been invited to Buckingham Palace as part of the Dof E celebrations in May.

On 22nd March staff and pupils at the Sleaford base walked a mile for Sports relief. They also held a cake sale at break and participated in a mile of pennies (needless to say it wasn’t quite a mile!!). Total raised came to £67.50. Many thanks to JD for organising this and to those staff who baked cakes to sell.

 The career’s fair held in Lincoln on Monday 19th March was a big success. The workshops on CV writing and interview techniques etc were particularly well received by our pupils.

Celebrating Success - D of E Update

On Wednesday 7th March we had the official ceremony that declared us an official centre for the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Mick Hoare who is the East Midlands Operations Officer for Dof E came to the Sleaford base and met with some of the pupils who have embarked on bronze so far and then presented the framed certificate. We were pleased to have governors in attendance in this occasion too.

Celebrating Success - Visit to Bunkers Care Home

Just after half term, two of our year 11 pupils from Lincoln, ET and MH, visited the Bunkers Care Home as part of their Health and Social care course. The pupils sat with around 10 residents and completed craft activities with them. They achieved their objectives for the BTEC course but also were able to use the opportunity to grow their confidence in visiting new places and their communication skills in meeting new people. This is what therapeutic education looks like in practice! We received very positive feedback from the care home who would like to be able to host more of these visits. Many thanks to HS (RSO) for accompanying the girls and to NB for setting up the experience.

BLESMA Charity Workshop

The school has arranged for a visit from the charity BLESMA, the limbless veterans, to deliver free workshops from veterans to inspire and motivate pupils. 

The aim of the workshop is:

  • To inspire pupils with the BLESMA members stories.
  • Understand what it is to overcome adversity and promote how to be resilient.
  • Encourage healthy behaviours.
  • Improve confidence and self-esteem, and make individuals realise that we all go through tough times.
  • Improve interpersonal relationships and skills.


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What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a skilled job with training. Every apprentice is guaranteed a minimum wage linked to their age. They're available at all academic levels - whether you're leaving school without GCSEs or completing your A-levels. There are apprenticeships in industries like engineering, health and accountancy - plus a host of careers you'd never think of. And 9 in 10 apprentices stay in work after completing their course.

Higher apprenticeships

A higher apprenticeships is your ticket to a high-skilled job. You'll usually need at least 2 A-levels to start one, and you'll come out with qualifications equivalent to a foundation degree or higher - with any tuition fees paid by your employer! Higher apprentices can earn between £300-500 per week (although you may start lower). You could train to be a solicitor or a lab scientist, and even learn how to design sweets with a confectionery apprenticeship!

Degree apprenticeship

Degree apprenticeships guarantee you a university degree, as well as on-the-job training for a high-skilled job. You'll spend 30 hours a week learning from experienced colleagues at work, and the equivalent of one day studying towards a bachelor's or master's degree at uni or college. It gives you the kudos and academic grounding of a degree along with sought-after employability skills employers say graduates don't have. And 8 out of 10 parents think it's better than an Oxbridge degree!

Should I apply for an apprenticeship or university?

Today, apprenticeships offer a route into high-skilled jobs that you had to go to uni to train for in the past. If you know what career path you want to follow, an apprenticeship could get you there without the fees - while enabling you to develop employability skills too.

University  or Apprenticeships