01 Feb
Safer Internet Day 2018: a parent's guide

All you need to know about the global initiative that encourages safe internet use.




04 Oct
Having a positive digital footprint

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them.

social media


17 Nov
Fake news: who can you trust?

We’ve heard a lot about fake news recently but what is it? Nicky Cox, editor in chief of First News, offers advice for parents.




14 Dec
Fitness apps – a cause for concern?

How to spot if your child is taking things too far.

Fitness apps


16 Mar
Five video games parents should be aware of

The gen on some of the most popular games, plus how the Games Rating Authority works.

Video games


25 Nov
Understanding online shaming - a guide for parents

You’ve probably heard of public shaming. It’s a centuries-old punishment, for anything from a crime to someone doing something others feel is morally wrong. But what is online shaming? And how does it differ?




27 Nov
Child-friendly T&Cs: what parents should know

What exactly is your child signing up for when they tick that little box to use an online service? By Parent Zone.




03 Oct
Does your child have the skills to combat cybercrime?

The NCA's National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) looks at how you can encourage your child to use their digital skills in a positive way and help combat cybercrime. 




30 Oct
Are you worried your child might see something inappropriate online?

The internet is a public and open place, one where anybody can post and share content. This is all part of the fun, but what happens if your child sees something they shouldn't? CEOP offers advice.

keeping children safe online


26 Nov
What is - and isn't - legal online?

The digital world is so new that half the time we don't know what the rules are. In fact, there are plenty of laws governing what you can and can't do online. Here's our guide to what you should and shouldn't be doing online (legally, anyway).

Off-limits online


Latest News

Celebrating Success - OFSTED INSPECTION

There were many highlights of the Ofsted inspection and many positive comments. Here are a few – some observed by staff accompanying the inspectors and some from comments made directly by the inspectors.

  • Wonderful comments from pupils about the impact Pilgrim has had on their lives
  • Equally wonderful comments from parents
  • Some parents tried to visit bases to speak directly to inspectors, and one parents emailed because they felt so strongly they wanted to share their positive experiences
  • Positive pupil, parents and staff surveys
  • “Inspirational teaching”
  • “terrific Art work”
  • “Lovely displays”
  • “very knowledgeable SENDCO”
  • “Very good safeguarding – pupils feel happy and safe”
  • Well behaved and engaged pupils
  • “SLT passionate about safety and resilience”
  • “switched on governors – good expertise”
  • “great to see the range of trips and their impact”

Duke of Edinburgh - The start of a new Expedition for our Pupils.

The school is now registered for a licence to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.  The DofE Manager will be DA and a pilot will be run at the Sleaford Base initially with approx. 4 – 5 of our current Y10 and below pupils.  Sessions will happen every week starting after Christmas to prepare them for their expedition.  If the pilot is successful we will roll out the award to other interested bases/pupils.

Save the Children - Christmas Jumper Day

 A Christmas Elf Dressed up for Jumper Day

Hi Everybody,

Today at Sleaford it was Christmas Jumper Day!!! Pupils and staff wore the jazziest, brightest, over the top jumpers I have ever seen and everybody got into the Christmas spirit in a big way. Donations for the Save The Children fund were greatly received. There were games lined up and prizes galore and everybody had such fun. Even the candidates for RSO interviews arrived looking very festive! We all had a fantastic day. 

Thanks everyone, from your cheeky Christmas DR  Elf

 Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day Logo

 

London Trip December 2017

On Wednesday 13th December this year, 16 students and 8 staff took a train to London. We walked two miles through London taking in the iconic sites along the river; the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, The London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Shard. We walked over Waterloo Bridge to Covent Garden and down Drury Lane and Museum Street to The British Museum where we saw the Mummies of Ancient Egypt. We had lunch at the museum and then we went by taxis via Buckingham Palace to the Apollo Victoria Theatre to see a performance of the musical Wicked. We then jumped into more taxis to go back to Kings Cross Station, where we managed to fit in seeing the Harry Potter Platform 9 and three quarters before catching the train back to Lincolnshire. It was a full and tiring yet incredibly worthwhile day in terms of broadening horizons,  having new experiences, learning new skills, being sociable, building resilience and having fun!

All the best

JO

Btec Animal Care - Handling Day

 MillipedeHedgehogBearded Dragon

                                                                                                  

 On the 5th December, we had visitors of various reptile and small animal species. The animals included: a hedgehog, a millipede, a frog, tarantulas, a scorpion and a snake. An interesting thing I found out was that if you stroke a hedgehog, the spikes don’t prick you and it feels like a rough rug. Also the bearded dragon’s chin turns black when it starts to become angry. When I held the millipede, it tickled my hands and it wrapped its self around them.

By IL