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09/10/2018   Flu Vaccinations

This years Flu Vaccination date allocated to our school is Tuesday 9th October 2018.

From October this year they will no longer be using paper consent forms.Consent forms will need to be completed online.

Please click here to view information regarding the process for completing consent forms.

Please click the link below to complete the online consent form.

https://www.lincolnshireimmunisations.co.uk

 

 

25/09/2018   Inspection Of Lincolnshire SEND Services Letter to Parents

Please click here to read the letter from Ofsted.

 

20/09/2018   New Mini Bus Arrival

Rory Underwood presents new mini bus to John Fielding School

Rory Underwood, former England Rugby Union Player, visited John Fielding Special School in Boston this week, to hand over keys to a brand new mini bus.

The Lord’s Taverners Minibus programme has been operating for over forty years and since the programme began in 1976 over 1,200 minibuses have been donated to special educational schools and organisations throughout the UK.

The iconic green minibuses enable schools to engage pupils in sporting and recreational activities and help them develop life skills such as visiting shops and interacting with people in the local community. 

John Fielding Special School have fundraised ourselves to afford the £17,000 self-help contribution towards the new bus.

Richard Gamman, Head of School, “It has been a pleasure to welcome Rory Underwood, and representatives from Lord and Lady Taverners here today to officially present our new Mini Bus.

It is our mission at John Fielding School to prepare our young people to make a contribution to their community but to do that we need to be out there – at the local shops, the swimming pool, the college, the Church, in the town centre and further afield.  It is a mini bus that enables us to achieve that and now having this new bus from Lord’s Taverners we can support our student’s ability to be part of, to be visible in, cope with and enjoy their local community.” 

Rory Underwood, added, “It’s been great to visit the school today and meet the pupils and staff. It’s such a pleasure to hand over a Lord’s Taverners mini bus to another great cause.”

Mini Bus  

Mini Bus

 

Mini Bus

18/09/2018   Launch of new Facebook Page for CIT

We have just launched a brand new Facebook page for C.I.T Academies. 

With the vast majority of parents holding a social media profile, Facebook provides one of the easiest ways to share news, events and messages from all of our schools across the Trust, whilst developing stronger community links.

You can find the page by searching @citacademies1 on Facebook or going to www.facebook.com/citacademies1.

 

05/09/2018   Vacancy for an elected Parent Governor

The John Fielding School - Election of Parent Governor

There is a vacancy for an elected Parent Governor on the Local Governing Body of the John Fielding Special School.

If you would like to declare yourself as a candidate please find a Proposer and Seconder and complete the attached declaration form and then return it to the school office, as soon as possible but no later than 9am on Friday 14th September 2018.

Click here to view the letter.

Click here to view the declaration form

 

11/07/2018   Little Ducks Trip to Skegness

Little Ducks had a fun day out at Skegness on Wednesday.

Skegness Trip    Skegness Trip  Skegness Trip

                       Skegness Trip

29/06/2018   School Disco

We had a great time with Caterpillar Club disco who came into school and provided us with a great farewell party for Mickael who is leaving us to move to Portugal.  Good luck Mickael, we will all miss you lots.

School Disco     School Disco    School Disco

School Disco    School Disco  School Disco

School Disco  School Disco 

12/06/2018   Sports Day

We had a fantastic Sports Day, thank you to all the friends and families who came to join us this afternoon.

Sports Day Sports Day

 Sports Day  Sports Day

Sports Day  Sports Day

 Sports Day Sports Day

Sports Day  Sports Day

 

11/06/2018   Outing to Sam Newson Music Centre

Staff and Pupils were invited along to Sam Newson Music Centre today to watch a production by Boston College students' of Disney Greats. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thanks for inviting us, we really enjoyed the show.

Disney Production

Disney Production

Disney Production

03/05/2018   Wow Room Opening

WOW Room for John Fielding School

As you will know, we have been fundraising like crazy for the past 12 months to raise money to refurbish our old and worn down Sensory Room. The room was devised 9 years ago, and with the equipment being used on a daily basis, it became in a poor state of repair.  Many items had to be removed completely and the room could eventually only be used as a calming space for pupils. The space required complete refurbishment and the purchase of new bespoke sensory equipment.

The project was led by staff member, Lucy Allen, who with help from other staff, helped to organise a summer fair last year that kicked off their fundraising efforts with a very respectable £5,000! Further donations then came in from local resident, Mrs Dugdale, along with local businesses: Freshtime UK Limited, The Medlock Charitable Trust, Coveris UK, Boston Netball Club, Lord Taverners, The Waynflete Charitable Trust, Headway Lincolnshire, Boston Freemasons, and Boston Lions Club; John Fielding School eventually raised over £30,000 for their project!

The sensory room installation is now complete and has a new name - ‘The Wow Room’. The interactive room now provides a space for the pupils to engage and explore the environment, giving them positive effects on their ability to react and interact with the larger world around them.  Sensory Learning is an instrumental part of the learning process for special needs pupils, providing another way to learn skills through sensory interaction.

Richard Gamman, Head of School, “It has been fabulous to watch this project come to fruition over the past few months. I am so grateful to all of the sponsors who have supported the project. We are delighted that so many were able to join is today and see for themselves the impact of the resources they helped to provide, will have on the learning and enjoyment of our pupils throughout the school.”

An official opening was held on Thursday 3rd May. The Mayor of Boston, Cllr Bernard Rush, cut the ribbon, officially opening ‘The Wow Room’.

Steve Evans, Managing Director of Freshtime UK said, “The Freshtime Futures Trust was set up 18 months ago to help support children and teenagers up to the age of 24 in and around the Boston area. The aim of the Trust is to support young adults, whether it be in education, sporting grants or apprenticeships.”

“When we received the application for the ‘Wow Room’ at John Fielding it was a perfect fit with what the Trust is trying to achieve. We were pleased to be able to offer a reasonable donation in order to help such a large group of children.”

Yvonne Wood, representing Lord’s Taverners, who also supported the project, said, “It has been a pleasure to be here today, a year on from my first visit in support of their application. To see all the youngsters thoroughly enjoying their experiences in ‘The Wow Room’ has been lovely.”

Pictured in main Photograph:

Mayor of Boston, Cllr Bernard Rush

John Stokes, Head of Procurement at Freshtime UK

Steve Evans, Managing Director of Freshtime UK

Yvonne Wood, Lord’s Taverners

Dr Richard Gamman, Head of John Fielding School

Lucy Allen from John Fielding School

Louie Wong & Fred Clarke from Boston Freemasons

Demi-Lee Garwell & Becky Young from Coveris

Loraine Stevens from Boston Bowls Club

Local resident, Mrs Dugdale

Chris Jones, Site Manager of John Fielding School

Demi Weir, Apprentice at John Fielding School

 Sensory Room Opening   Sensory Room Opening  Sensory Room Opening

 

17/04/2018   Eureka moment for John Fielding pupils!

Eureka moment for John Fielding pupils!

John Fielding School have won a £500 award from The Institute of Physics to hire a Jumbulance coach so that they could transport their pupils to the Eureka Science Museum in Halifax.

This fantastic news meant that children with disabilities could enjoy a long awaited, fun filled day out with their class mates!

Due to the rurality of Lincolnshire and pupils’ disabilities we can be restricted in providing field trips any further afield than Boston. In the upcoming term, two classes will be focusing their studies on a 'Space and Science Project'. To fully engage the pupils and provide them with an inclusive and interactive science experience, teachers felt strongly about taking the children to Eureka, The National Children's Museum in Halifax.

Thanks to The Institute of Physics, this longed for trip could finally take place.

John Fielding School were awarded £500 from The Institute of Physics to hire a Jumbulance coach to transport their pupils to the Science Museum! The Jumbulance is a high spec coach which possess large changing facilities, a kitchen and wheelchair access to meet the needs of the pupils on their two and a half hour journey to the museum.

The excitement from the pupils hit fever pitch on Tuesday morning at 7.30am when the special coach arrived. The children had a fantastic day out and fun, trouble free journey too.

Richard Gamman, Head of School, “We were so grateful to have this support from the Institute of Physics. It has enabled the children to travel to the fabulous Eureka Museum near Halifax.  It simply would not have been viable to take our group of children with complex health and care needs so far without the Jumbulance.  At the museum itself the exhibits and activities engaged the children throughout the visit. The trip was a great success.”

Eureka Trip        

Eureka   Eureka

Eureka      

16/03/2018   World Book Day Celebrations

Staff and pupils had lots of fun dressing up today for World Book Day. Everyone had fun taking part in difference activities and listening to a range of stories led by different Teachers. Prizes were awarded for the best costumes and it was all finished off with a Mad Hatters Tea Party in the afternoon!

World Book Day 

 

14/03/2018   Double Success at the Apprenticeship Awards 2018

Congratulations to Demi Weir and Richard Gamman from John Fielding School in Boston! They both won awards at a fantastic evening celebrating successes of Apprentices and Employers at the Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

The event was held at Boston College and Demi won for 'Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools' and Richard won a special award for his 'Individual Contribution to Apprenticeships', from his work at both The Garth School and John Fielding School. 

Richard Gamman, Head of John Fielding School, said, "I was delighted to be invited along to the Boston College Apprenticeships Award Ceremony on Thursday 8th March because one of our Year 2 Apprentices, Demi Weir, had been nominated as Apprentice of the Year.  I was absolutely thrilled when it was then announced that Demi had beaten off 14 other Apprentices from other disciplines, ranging from Building to Baking, to win the overall award of Apprentice of the Year!" 
 
"Later in the evening, I was pleased to have the chance to collect an award on behalf of C.I.T. for ‘Continued Support of Local Apprentices’.  This gave me the chance to explain how much the organisation benefits from the energy, enthusiasm and commitment of Apprentices like Demi.  I was able to tell the audience about how Demi comes into work with an unfailingly positive mindset, has astonishing rapport with our students and a natural gift for this line of work."
 
"The evening ended with a surprise when I was given the final award for ‘Individual Contribution to Apprenticeships’.  This was in recognition of work at The Garth School and John Fielding School, which both have had vibrant Apprenticeship programmes and a real commitment to developing our Apprentices to be the TAs, Teachers and School Leaders of the future."

 To see the full story please click on the link below:-

http://citacademies.co.uk/index.php/news/news-stories/224-double-success

 

26/02/2018   Latest SEND Consultation Event

If you wish to hear more about the plans please come along to a consultation event next Monday 26th February 2018 at The Supreme Inn, Bicker Bar, Bicker, Boston PE20 3AN at 6pm. School Staff, other parents and carers and Local Authority staff will be there. If yu havn't done so already please complete the consultation at: https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parents/support-and-aspiration/sen-and-d-reforms/consultation-on-new-send-vision-for-lincolnshire/132011.article

Click on the link COMPLETE SEND CONSULTATION We need as many parents as possible to say, 'yes please' to persuade councillors that this plan has public backing.

 

02/02/2018   'Go Orange Day'

Staff and pupils dressed up as Umpa Lumpar's or wore something orange to raise money for 'Go Orange Day' in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK . Lots of different activities were taking place throughout the school and everyone had a great time. We managed to raise £65.50.

Go Orange Day

Go Orange Day

 

 

 

17/01/2018   Tesco Bags for Help Initiative

We need your votes please!

John Fielding School is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. 

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of up to £4,000, up to £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

John Fielding School is one of the groups on the shortlist. Our project:

‘Boosting pupil wellbeing through outdoor learning’

At John Fielding Special School we strive to provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum designed to meet the unique needs of all of their pupils. Our pupils range in age from 2 -19 Years old and all have severe learning difficulties, some also have an autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy, a physical disability, sensory impairment, medical needs and/or a communication difficulty.

We work hard to develop the skills of our young people so that they are prepared for life beyond school. And this is where the "Boosting pupil's wellbeing" idea came from.

The best way to get the most out of the classroom is to leave it and take learning outside. Outdoor learning can make for happier, healthier, well-rounded students, particularly for those with special educational needs.

John Fielding School has an area on school grounds that has been utilised as best it can as a horticulture area for pupils. This gives the children time to play and explore in the soil, incorporating play and gross motor skills. It also reduces muscle tension and builds endurance and hand dexterity. They have also found it helps lessen negative feelings, anxieties, aggressive tendencies, and helps to reduce tactile defensiveness.

The dream is to expand on the current, basic horticultural area in order to create a fully inclusive and working outdoor environment. They would like to install a wheelchair friendly pathway accessing each work station, 3 composting beds, 5 raised planting beds, an outdoor workspace, and the planting of sensory flowers throughout the area. 

Richard Gamman, Head of School, said:

“We are very lucky to have an area on the school site that we can use for outdoor learning. We have created the current facilities as best we can, but now need a funding injection to make the area fully inclusive so that our wheelchairs can access the work stations and planting beds. If you are shopping in Tesco please support John Fielding School with your tokens, thank you so much”.

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout January and February. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £40 million to 9,700 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said:

 “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for January and February. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said:

 “We’ve been thrilled to see the diversity of projects that have applied for funding, ranging from outdoor classrooms, sports facilities, community gardens, play areas and everything in between.

“We’re looking forward to learning the results of the customer vote and then supporting each group to bring their project to life.”

 

08/01/2018   Consultation on Building Communities of Specialist Provision

Building Communities of Specialist Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Lincolnshire. Consultation begins on 8th January and runs until 14th March 2018. You can find out more details by going to www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/SENDcommunities

Please click here to read the consultation letter from Lincolnshire County Council

Please click here to read the SEND Strategy Summary

 

23/11/2017   Donation from Headway Lincolnshire

Lots of thanks go to Headway Lincolsnhire who donated £435.19 towards the Sensory Room Project. Daran Bland received the money from Paul and his son Jay! Jay and his family receive Portage and come into school to use some of our resources, including the current Sensory Room. It will be great to see him using the new one!

03/11/2017   Visit from Boston Mayor

The Mayor came to visit our school on Friday 3rd November. He had a tour around the school and then attended our Assembly where he handed out some certificates to our children to recognise their good work. Here are some photos.