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Welcome to our Spalding Special Schools Federation website

A message from the Executive Head Teacher Daran Bland 

Daran Bland Executive Head Teacher

On behalf of the pupils, staff and governors I would like to warmly welcome you to our school’s website.

Across the Spalding Special Schools we cater for pupils between the ages of 2 to 19 with wide ranging special educational needs. 

The Priory School supports pupils aged 11 to 16, who have a range of needs including moderate learning difficulties Autism, SEMH and communication issues. The Garth School meets the needs of pupils aged between 2 and 19 and is well equipped to meet their complex, severe and profound learning difficulties. Both schools enjoy excellent facilities and provide high quality provision for pupils from the local area and further afield.

The Priory School and The Garth School became Academies on 1 March 2016 when they joined the Community Inclusive Trust (C.I.T) . C.I.T is a vibrant and growing multi academy trust with a mix of special and mainstream primary schools.

The over-riding aim of our two schools is to provide an inclusive education in the most real sense; preparing pupils to take a confident and active place in society who are well prepared to meet the challenges of adult life, including the world of work, continuing education and independent living.  

Our professional and caring staff make a strong and dedicated team where every child and young person is treated with respect to ensure that their rights, needs and aspirations, personal preferences and pathways remain central to the school's organisation.  We want our pupils to be empowered and to benefit in the future from a meaningful and rewarding adulthood.

To achieve this, we are committed to ensuring that we work in partnership with our families and in collaboration with a wide range of professionals who guide and support us in meeting the individual needs of our pupils. Together, everyone contributes in enabling all pupils to thrive, learn and achieve.

We recognise that by further developing strong links with the community we are fostering positive attitudes towards our pupils and promoting social inclusion for all. We strive to increase access and opportunities for our young people to enjoy lifelong learning in adult life. In unison we are enhancing the opportunities available to our pupils to make a unique contribution to their family, school and local community.

We are very proud of our schools and are always pleased to welcome visitors. Whether you are a prospective parent and child, a colleague from another school or profession, or a member of the local community please telephone the school and we will be happy to show you around.

Exciting plans are also underway to amalgamate The Priory and Garth Schools, but still operate from across our two sites. Lincolnshire Local Authority are looking to dedicate several million pounds to support the expansion and modernisation of both sites.

We hope that you can find all of the information you need in this website – if not, please do not hesitate to contact either The Priory School or The Garth School with your query where Administrative Staff and Heads of each site are available to talk to.  Please use our Contact Us page.

Thank you for showing an interest.

 

 A Message From The Chair Of Governors

We are a well established Governing Body, with collectively a great deal of experience. Many of us were Governors of either The Garth or The Priory School before the Schools Federated. We have a robust committee system, i.e.:  Management (staffing and finance); Curriculum and Premises. 

Each committee is chaired by a different Governor, thereby ensuring that each area of Federation management is examined in detail. Individual Governors also give a great deal of their time to Social Enterprise schemes and work involving national and local Quality Marks.  Governors also attend many social and educational events held at the schools.

We are proud of our students and the way in which they are supported by a very dedicated staff team to realise their potential. We have a very successful Federation which is always looking to move forward and relishing the challenges, both we as a Governing Body and government legislation present to it.

Janet Corcoran – Chair of Governors

 

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