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 support pupils in the age range of 4 – 16. This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a medical need.
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 – 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 in their learning, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being. We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their next stage of learning or to their next phase of learning.
We firmly believe that all pupils can do well, regardless of personal circumstance, and pupils are able to access a wide range of curriculum choices, particularly at Key Stage 4. Pupils are supported through specific intervention programs such as Resilient Me, PSHE, and Time to Talk.
As a special 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
Team talk, pupil buddies, staff buddies, sun cream and off!
Pupils and staff enjoyed a lovely morning trip to Hartsholme Country Park to bring a busy year of hard work to a positive conclusion. A range of activities were undertaken, including playing on the swings and slides, rounders, football, a picnic break and a long, long, long, long ramble!
After a day of building and constructing raised beds, seating, painting, and a morning of humping and dumping 30 bags of compost; gardening and laying gravel, Tesco staff and our Community Liaison Manager have done a great job so far on the revamp of our patio and garden area at our Sleaford base.
Staff and pupils attended a matinee performance of Macbeth at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London. This was to support their learning of the text in English Literature and it was a great experience for all.
Work experience was great, my first day on the job and I was asked to help in the theatres!
I was asked to monitor the heart rate and the level of anaesthetic, as well as calm the animal after it came round.
On Wednesday 6th July, pupils from Resilient Me, Sleaford base took a trip to Heckington Tennis Courts to celebrate Wimbledon.