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

You can also refer to link -  GCSEPOD Help Guide

 

 

 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/

Support with gaming concerns.

What is fortnite?

 

Helping our children manage peer pressure - Some Top Tips from the NSPCC


Create the right situation to talk - Make sure you both have time to talk, the atmosphere is relaxed, and remember that this is a conversation, not an interrogation.

Listen to what they are worried about - Avoid solely talking to them. Listen to their concerns and their experiences.

Acknowledge their worries - Dismissing their feelings will only shut down the conversation and make them reluctant to talk about what’s bothering them.

Help them practice ways of saying no - Rehearsing with them ways to stand up to peer pressure and coming up with alternatives for them will build their confidence

Keep the conversation going - Let them know that they can always come to you if they have more worries, and take an interest in how they get on saying “no”.

For more information on keeping children safe

NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/
Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Board: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/LSCB/
If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, you can call Lincolnshire Police on 101 or, in an emergency, dial 999

Latest News

Mental health Splatter Days!

The mental health splatter days have gone very well indeed. Pupils and staff alike were inspired by the stories of courage, determination and resilience that were told by BLESMA and Amy Winehouse survivors. A big thank you to NB for organising this.

World Book day!

Staff and students at all three bases celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.

There was a quiz and some funny shenanigans with book jackets as students selected book titles that reflected something about their personality.

This photograph demonstrates how this was done in the ASD centre. Fabulous!

Thank you to all staff who encouraged participation. There will be some photographs on display around school soon.

 

Comic Relief

Well done to the Lincoln base who raised £39 from a cake sale for Comic Relief. They also had a joke competition and our pupil DT won best joke, and our staff member SLwon worst joke. Big thanks to JD for organising this.

Pilgrim Sweatshirts!

Sweatshirts

The new Pilgrim sweatshirts have gone down a storm and been more popular than we could have imagined. It’s great that so many of our pupils (and indeed staff!) want to identify with our school community in this way. The pop up shop is open again until 10th April and orders can be made by following this link: 

https://shop.leavershoodies.com/the-pilgrim-school-2019

A huge thank you to S.

 Purple sweatshirt with Pilgrim Logo

 

Football - Lincoln City Football Club Day

Six pupils from Lincoln and Amber Hill bases visited Lincoln City Football Club to play football on the afternoon of 6th March 2019.  They played with other pupils from YPLP in an 11 aside match.  All the pupils really got stuck in to the game and demonstrated some real skills.  

Purchase Pilgrim Hoodies Here!

 

 

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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