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 act on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council to fulfil their duties under Section 19 of the 1996 Education Act.  This means that our school provides education for pupils who are not in their mainstream school because of a decision made by a medical practitioner.

 
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 and post traumatic growth – 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, especially in English, Maths and Science (including IT) and in their emotional well – being, as well as a wide range of other subjecs.

 We teach and support pupils so that they are able to make a successful reintegration back into their mainstream school or to their next phase of learning.
As a hospital 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 February 2018. 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 enquiries@pilgrim.lincs.sch.uk Please ask to speak to the headteacher - he is the person who deals with queries from parents or other members of the public.

 

Celebrating Success

Evie Toombes Story

Evie Toombes was taught in the home. She suffers from Spina Bifida and has a number of associated illnesses including gastric problems. Evie left us in the summer of 2017 having completed her GCSEs with us. She was recently nominated to receive a ‘WellChild’ award and got to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the awards’ ceremony. She presented them with a book she has written that helps educate on hidden disability. A character in the book is a nod to the support offered to her by our member of staff noted in the story below. Evie spends part of her time educating young people about hidden disabilities and lives by the motto ‘Find a way, not an excuse’. What an inspiration!!

Evie Toombes with Duke & Duchess of Sussex

 

Evie Explains...

When I first joined he Pilgrim Hospital  school I was in and out of hospital frequently, attempting to juggle numerous subjects with little help and support from my main stream school. A decline in health left me falling behind (especially in maths) and with little motivation to continue when my school was unable to offer sufficient resources to get me back on track. 

My first few lessons with Paul, an enthusiastic and engaging teacher helped reintroduce me to finding my subjects fun and built my confidence to manage schoolwork efficiently when in hospital or away from home. 

A day I'll never forget is when my teacher Paul, who I'd merely met twice before travelled to my hospital to teach me. My mum gave Paul the all clear to come, not knowing the distressing morning I'd had with my health and treatments earlier that day. I proceeded to lock myself in the bathroom, feeling overwhelmed by so many things going wrong and not wanting to do maths for 2 hours. Paul spent 2 hours talking to me through the toilet door, not about school or homework but just helping me to realise there is no pressure, some teachers do really care and that the hospital school is about more than working from a textbook. 

I went on to sit and pass my GCSE maths paper a year early just 2months later thanks to the ongoing support, help and teaching at Pilgrim Hospital school. It not only gave me confidence but also the tools to manage schoolwork when poorly, knowing it's okay to take a break and that with the right support so many things are possible.

 

Latest News

Pilgrim School - Base preparation for a return to school for yr's 7-10.

We would like to be able to share a video and/or images of each base to show pupils how the classrooms will be set out when we return. We will also give a brief overview of what will happen when pupils arrive (in terms of hand washing etc). This will be good prep for a lot of our pupils to help re-assure them, parents and guardians.

Kooth - Mental Health Awareness Week Including 5 steps to interactive well-being. and C19 Challenge Posters

The themes are Mental Health Awareness Week which includes Kooth's 5 steps to interactive wellbeing, as well as C19 specific challenges posters.

Here is the link to a brief Kooth introductory video: 

https://vimeo.com/318731977/a9f32c87de

 

MS Teams

The following is a copy of the letter sent out to parents and Protocols and Log in details for pupils if using MS Teams with the school.

MS Teams Letter to Parents

Protocols and log in details

May Half term Break School Closure Information Year 10's and below

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to advise you that, following the government’s recommendation that schools should begin a phased return from the beginning of June, the decision has been made to close the school during the half term break, 25 to 29 May.  Transport Services have been contacted to cancel taxis for those pupils currently attending.

Lincoln College Group Virtual Open Days - Extra information for Year 11 pupils and their families

I just wanted to bring your attention to the virtual Open Days that we are starting to offer. As a result of not being able to deliver all of our events this academic year, many students have the missed the opportunity to come to speak to our curriculum and support staff.

Our first virtual event is on Wednesday 20th May from 5-7pm and covers Sport, Public Services, Policing College, Animal Care and Equine, Catering and Hospitality and Travel and Tourism. 

 

Click through on this news item for full information or click on our Subject Support & College/Post 16 entry updates tab above.


LincsFM School Closures

Procedure for Parents should we experience Bad Weather.

 

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Pupil of The Week -

 

Quote of the week..

“The biggest communication problem is that we don’t listen to understand, we listen to reply…”