Twenty-four schools and sixteen foster carers were recognised for their support and dedication towards looked after children in the county at the Caring2Learn conference in Grantham on Friday, 21 September.
They were presented with certificates at the Belton Woods Hotel as part of a national pilot project to establish effective and sustainable support between education and foster care communities.
“We want all Lincolnshire education settings to be confident in nurturing vulnerable children and young people so they can achieve better than expected progress and we want carers, foster carers and residential care workers to champion education in the home”, explained Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services.
“We’re delighted to be chosen to pilot the Caring2Learn project funded by the DfE and this conference will showcase the first batch of many schools and foster carers who are dedicated to supporting children and young people in their care.
“It’s important all our looked after children and young people feel safe and comfortable in their home and school so they can have the confidence to learn and achieve their potential.”
Awards have been developed to recognise and celebrate ‘caring schools’ and ‘learning homes’. The Virtual School and fostering teams have helped to develop effective learning and support networks, training and toolkits for schools and foster carers.
Over 250 people will attend the conference where successful schools and foster carers will be presented with their awards and new schools and carers will come on board. A care leaver will also be talking to the conference about the successful support she received which helped her to realise her ambitions.
The DfE is providing Lincolnshire County Council’s children’s services with funding for the project over the next two years, with the option to extend into a third year. If successful, it would be rolled out to other authorities in the country.
schools presented with Care2Learn awards INCLUDED:
– Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship – Ambergate Sports College
– Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship – Sandon School
– The Harrowby/National Academies Trust, Grantham
On Saturday evening of the 22nd between 5:30 and 7 pm a property on Sedgebrook Road, Woolsthorpe-By-Belvoir was broken in to, using tools to break through a side door.
A small sized blue hatchback car was seen parked in the area at a similar time, it is not recognised a as local vehicle, 2 people were also seen with the car.
If anyone can recall anything suspicious on Saturday evening in Woolsthorpe or the surrounding area please call 101 quoting incident 377-22/09/2018.
Please use the 101 number to report unusual or suspicious activity as it happens, where possible we will visit the area and speak to those that have aroused concern. If we are unable to attend, your call does provide detail as to where strange activity is taking place and patrols can be carried out to match the information we receive.
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Elaine Huckle says she would not be performing today if it wasn’t for the treatment and care she received from the NHS when she battled cancer 20 years ago. To show her appreciation the singer, who is based in Lincolnshire, will share the proceeds from her latest album between United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust and the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins.
Elaine’s singing is known throughout the world and she has performed in concert as a soloist with many international artists including an appearance on Top of The Pops. Recently, Elaine has performed with the Lincolnshire Hospitals Band at Boston Stump and is a volunteer at Pilgrim hospital. She hopes her album and fundraising will support hospital staff and also help to lift patients and their families.
Elaine said: “Were it not for the support of the NHS, I would not have found myself performing in this album today. I am so thankful and hope this album will not only show my gratitude, but also recognise the commitment of NHS staff locally. They do such a wonderful job.
“I also like to think that the songs will bring hope and happiness to patients and their families.”
The album Songs For Everyone costs £10 and can be brought at ULHT hospital shops, online or by calling 01529 461704.
What is this wonder tool?
Nothing more than a short period of sustained exercise walking, jogging and running.
The Science says doing the challenge the children at Grantham Preparatory School, Gorse Lane, will become;
🔶 better engaged with the outdoors, more connected to nature and the seasons;
🔶 more resilient and self confident;
🔶 more invigorated, more focused and ready to learn resulting in raised attainment
🔶 from improved body composition – bone density, muscle strength and cardiovascular health
🔶 build improved relationships, often helping and encouraging their peers
🔶 eating and sleeping better and encouraging their families to be active together.
CAN YOU NAME THESE GIRLS FROM 35 YEARS AGO? From left, back – B1 B2 B3 B4; Front – F1 F2 F3
The former gymnasium/theatre/snooker hall/warehouse at the Swinegate junction with Brook Street in the early 1950s. It was demolished in the 1950s and the land is now occupied by the King’s School extension. To the left of the photo is the surviving White House, now Misses Fairish almshouses, in Brownlow Street.
London North Eastern Railway, formerly Virgin Trains, has announced the Customer and Community Improvement Fund (CCIF) is paying for the refurbishment of the subway between Station Road (West) and Hintingtower Road.
This will be done between October 6th and 12th, when pedestrians are advised to use another route during this time.
Believe it or not, this was Economy Class seating on a Pan Am 747 in the late 1960s. Wow!
Cllr Morgan said: After reading the East of England Senate’s subsequent report it was clear they relied heavily on claims by ULHT that GDH A+E is really an Urgent Care Centre. Hugely concerning, the Independent Review Panel had also relied heavily on this statement in August 2017. They also thought the real issue is that the public has the wrong perception about the role of our A+E.
There has been seen a sharp increase in reports about fake TV Licensing emails claiming to offer refunds. The emails state that the refund cannot be processed due to “invalid account details”. The links provided in the emails lead to phishing websites designed to steal personal and financial details.
Always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information in case it’s a scam. Never automatically click on a link in an unexpected email or text.
As part of its BIG (Building to Inspire a Generation) partnership, Woodhead will be offering young people at Grantham College the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the construction industry and spend time on site, whilst developing their interview and CV writing skills.
Juliet Slater, Lincolnshire Team Leader at Woodhead Construction and Chief Executive & Principal of Grantham College, Paul Deane signed the partnership agreement on Friday 14 September.
Paul Deane is thrilled with the new partnership stating: “Myself and the staff at Grantham College are really excited to work closely with Woodhead. This opportunity will give students some great skills and will help boost their CVs.”
“This partnership means a lot to us as a college. We are always on the lookout for local businesses and employers to host our students for work experience which will enhance their CVs so when Woodhead offered us the chance to take that relationship to the next level, we knew we couldn’t turn it down. This is a win win situation for all involved – community engagement for Woodhead and great skills for our students to learn. We are really grateful for the opportunity and hope that we will be able to develop more relationships like this in the future,” said Jaz Abeysekera, Marketing Manager.
The BIG partnership will run for a minimum of two years and will offer a range of support options to students including:
- Employability skills, mock interviews, CV writing and mentoring
- On site skills days
- Site visits
- Work experience opportunities
- Attending and supporting careers events
Woodhead Construction have already hosted a number of construction students on work experience with a handful of them wanting to return on a part time basis during their studies
I am a teacher who lives in Grantham and wondered if you could share this story please to see if anybody would like to help with our mental health HUB.
I know it is not a school in Grantham but I think raising awareness about these issues is imperative as I know mental health is a big issue in schools across the country, including Grantham!
Work on St Wulfram’s Church 35 years ago – and not a high viz jacket in sight!