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

Dogs For Good - Family Dog Service for Parents and Carers of Autistic Children aged 3-16

Kate Easton - Training Department Support Officer @ Dogs For Good

I am writing from the Family Dog service at the assistance dog charity Dogs for Good. This service is for parents and carers who have a child with autism between the ages of 3 and 16, who are either looking at getting a dog or who want to train their own pet dog to help their child. The service consists of 3 workshops followed by unlimited email and phone aftercare.


 

London Trip - Educational Visit

An educational trip to London was organised and offered out to all pupils in base. It was an overwhelming success with pupils and staff indicating that they really enjoyed it and that they got a lot out of it. This has involved 40 of our pupils some of whom have never been to the capital. It had been an enormous undertaking and a huge thanks goes to CN and BL and everyone who pulled together to make it happen. It was simply brilliant to observe our young people meeting, travelling, sharing experiences etc. showing true resiliance and demonstrating how far they have come from their individual starting points with us.

Celebrating Success - News about past pupils!

A pupil MG, who attended the Louth group, has been in touch to pass on her thanks to the school as she has just been offered a place at Bristol University to study Criminology.

HB from the Lincoln base has been offered a place at Nottingham Trent University to study Music Production.

EB formerly of the Boston base is now a Case Support worker.

Well done everyone. News about past pupils is always the best news!

News about past pupils:

A pupil, CS, who attended the Lincoln base has been voted apprentice of the year at Lincoln College.

JJ from the Louth base is actively engaging in his placement.

KK, also from the Louth base, is successfully accessing his CLIP placement.

AS from the Sleaford base has successfully completed a work placement as part of her college course and this has led to her being offered a part time job.

Kinema in The Woods School Trip - Ralph Breaks The Internet

We had a very successful cinema trip with over 70 pupils and staff in attendance.  Pupils and staff were treated to a showing of 'Ralph breaks the Internet', the sequel to 'Wreck It Ralph'.  Everyone, of all ages, really enjoyed the film, even though some of the oldies did not understand what half of it was about!  The pupils were amazing and represented themselves and the school perfectly. 

Kinema in the Woods outside view

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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.

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