School SEF - Summer 2016

School Context:

The Pilgrim School is a Community Special School (Hospital School) which has a county footprint across Lincolnshire. As such it provides education to pupils who full under the remit of Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act. These are pupils who are at the school by virtue of a decision made by a medical practitioner. The main groups of pupils that the school teaches are those with ASD and co-morbidity of mental health; CFS / ME, Mental Health – principally Anxiety and a catch all group of physical illnesses principally oncology and post-operative recovery.  The School has a small high-functioning ASD pilot based in Sleaford.

The school has four main bases giving the school a county footprint.

  • Lincoln – The school moved to these premises in January 2012.  
  • Boston -  at the site of the Carlton Road Youth Centre since  October 2015.
  • Louth  – The school moved to premises by the Princes’s Theatre in April 2016.
  • Sleaford – In the Old Registry office beside the ambulance station – since October 2015.

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Latest News

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.

YMCA & Rotary Club Supported Easter Holiday Club'

We are very pleased to inform you of an exciting opportunity for our pupils.

We have been working with the Showroom in Lincoln and the local Rotary clubs to be able to deliver our first ever ‘holiday club.’

This will take place from 3rd - 6th April from 10am until 3:30pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to consolidate learning, build resilience and bridge the gap of an extended school holiday. In the first instance, places will be limited to 20 pupils.

Wellbeing Mark

Wellbeing Mark

The Pilgrim School is currently working towards achieving a special quality mark for mental health and wellbeing.  As part of this process we will be working with staff, pupils and parents about how they feel mental health and emotional wellbeing are thought of and supported across the school community.  This process will allow us to make judgements about how well we do this and help us to think about and plan what we can do to improve so that we are offering the best possible support in every aspect of the school community.

Please read full letter via the link from our Pastoral Page.