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A New Hope or The Empire Strikes Back?

05th March 2019

Ofsted, funding and all the other stuff that bugs us in special schools… Sometimes it feels like it is a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Here, good battles evil and dark lords are moving around the galaxy imposing rules that seem to encourage rebellion. But rebellion is not easy and it… read more

Wellspring Blog

29th January 2019

I am delighted to contribute the first of what will be a regular series of Wellspring blogs.  In common with our culture, subsequent blogs will be contributed by a different leader from throughout our community. In this post, I want to go back to basics and then fast forward to the future. I believe that… read more

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Holy Family to join Wellspring

28th March 2017

Holy Family Catholic Academy in Cleethorpes will be joining the Trust in September 2017, taking our family of Academies to sixteen.  The Academy has been rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and achieved a progress score putting it in the top five Secondary Academies in North East Lincolnshire.  Mark Wilson, CEO, said:  ‘‘Holy Family has many strengths… read more

Special / AP Regional Network Event

28th March 2017

Our recent Special and AP Regional Network Event presented an opportunity for senior leaders from Special / AP maintained schools and stand-alone Academies to hear the Wellspring story and vision for the region.  The event provided a platform for delegates to develop professional networks, share thinking and learn more about future opportunities.

Red Nose Day at Phoenix Park

28th March 2017

In aid of Comic Relief, young people and staff from Phoenix Park dressed in red and took part in numerous activities to raise money for the charity.  Fundraising activities included students wearing non-uniform or something red, with two students going above and beyond and shaving their head for the cause.

Team GB Athlete visits Littlecoates

28th March 2017

Children at Littlecoates took part in a sponsored fun fitness circuit hosted by the Team GB athlete James Denny, diving partner of Tom Daley.  James visited the school to run workshops about movement as part of the Sports For Schools initiative.   The programme promotes the benefit of exercise and fitness to general health and brain… read more

Barnsley Primary Football

28th March 2017

Yet another sporting collaboration between our Barnsley Primary schools has taken place with Forest Academy coming top of the league, winning the tournament and taking home the Wellspring Trophy.  The tournament took place at Oakwell Rise, with a crowd of supporters made up of parents and peers.  Collaboration is a key theme across the Trust. … read more

World Book Day

28th March 2017

To celebrate World Book Day, youngsters from across the Trust dressed up in costume as their favourite book characters.   Children were invited to bring along and read their favourite books.  Eva Wright (pictured on the right), Oakhill Primary Academy, took great joy in writing and re-telling her own story to the whole class.  All students… read more