We raised over £100 which will be donated to the Bradley Lowery Foundation.
Our thoughts go out to his family at this very sad time
Sleep tight little man
‘A real brave superhero’
Over the past term, Key Stage 3 have been improving our cycling skills, both at school and at Gateway Wheelers in Chester Le Street. Therefore, on Tuesday 13th June 2017 we had a Cycle Celebration Day’, for the whole school to participate in.
We arranged for lots of different adapted bikes to come in, which allowed all pupils the opportunity to ride a bike. Key Stage 3 also invited parents to come and use the adapted bikes with their child. This was lots of fun seeing the pupils enjoy time with their family.
We had 3sixty bike stunt team from Durham come and perform a show for us. They were on their bikes jumping from vans, over metal bars and even over staff! 3sixty also gave some coaching lessons to pupils on bikes and trikes.
Lastly, we had Craig Heap, an Olympic Gold Medallist join in the events and give a motivational talk to pupils and show off his gold medals.
It was a fantastic day and all pupils had lots of fun joining in the range of different cycling activities.
As part of the world book day celebration 2017 we set ourselves the challenge of outdoor learning. Each story was carefully selected to have an outdoor theme and we were out as much as possible.
We all got stuck in the mud.
We had scary tales of the Gruffalo
We had laughs with a windy dog…phew!
There was fun on a Bear Hunt.
Surprises in store for the Owl Babies.
Fun galore with Peace at Last.
Party time with Barry the fish with Fingers.
Lots of dress up fun with our favourite characters.
whole morning preparing milkshakes, hot chocolates, pancakes, crumpets and croissants which they served to the whole school
over 200 students and staff.
enjoyed the snacks, drinks, music and happy, smiling faces.
The feedback was really positive everyone enjoyed the food and drinks and definitely
felt happier. We are running some exciting free courses for adults with learning difficulties and disabilities, who are 19 years old and over, at our new building ‘The Hide @ Keelman’s’.
We are currently members of the Sunnigdale School alliance teaching school group. Staff and senior leaders meet to share good practice and training opportunities. Staff meet regularly to moderate work and secure good assessment outcomes. Staff access CPD Together. We also work with Sunningdale School, Harton Technology College and Sunderland University to provide a range of teacher training opportunities. These support succession planning in the school and beyond. Students from Harton Technology College attend our school as part of their A level enhancement activities. Teaching assistants and work experience student have completed their work placements in our setting.
Our higher level teaching assistant is a qualified Makaton tutor who offers free training to parents in our school and delivers training to other agencies on negotiated terms. (Contact Jackie Webb)
We have qualified staff that deliver swimming and hydro sessions to our own pupils but can negotiate pool hire and support to community groups or individuals. (Contact Vikki Scott)
At the request of other schools or settings, our staff offer advice that supports individual student with specific needs or training for staff. (Contact Head Teacher P Selby)
Our assistant head teacher for profound and complex learning difficulties supports schools in developing practice for this group of students on request. (Contact Mary Crane)
Short breaks service offer holiday clubs on our premises to support all pupils from the area experiencing special educational needs who wish to attend. Our own mid-week and Saturday clubs are open to pupils from other schools in the area.
We have an affiliation the voluntary group Ability Football to offer after school activities for adults and young people with complex physical and educational needs.
Please contact school if you would like any further information or if you have an area of interest you may wish to pursue with us.