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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.”

 

15/01/2018   Assistant Site Manager Vacancy

We have a vacancy for an Assistant Site Manager to work across the Garth, Priory and John Fielding Schools. The closing date for applications is at noon on Monday, 29 January 2018.

If you would like to look around the schools, please email the Site Manager Chris.Jones@johnfielding-cit.co.uk to arrange a visit.

Please go to our vacancies page for further details and an application form.

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.