Head Teacher's Blog 6th July

Welcome to the first Blog of July, and what a scorcher of a week it has been!

The first thing I want to do is share some very good news. Yesterday we attended the Lincolnshire Free Press and Spalding Guardian Education Awards 2018 at the South Holland Centre. The Peele had been shortlisted for the Contribution to the Community Award - as it turns out, this was specifically for the OAP's Christmas Lunch which is organised every year by Mrs Boor and her Admin team - along with Joan and the Kitchen crew (who work for Taylor Shaw, our caterers). Each year our JLT students greet the guests and serve the lunch, and then our talented singers and musicians perform at the end of the meal. The Admin and Site teams are instrumental in making the event a success and I am incredibly proud to say that we won the award!! Hopefully this will be the first of many for The Peele as we move forward. This truly reflects the Community spirit here at The Peele - well done and thank you to everyone involved. I would like to say special thanks to Mr Corns, Mrs Spiller and Mrs Boor who attended the awards with me, and especially to Sarah Harper who came to represent the students as a member of the JLT.

This week we have had 5F's days - 2 taster days where year 5 students from local primary schools come and visit us and experience some of what The Peele has to offer. We had great fun with our visitors and they all seemed to enjoy themselves. We look forward to welcoming many of them back next year for our Year 6 days.

Today we had a group of Year 10 students spend their own taster day at UAH, experiencing life as a Sixth Form student - something that we hope will help them to make the best choices for their futures when they leave The Peele. It is important that students have as much information and experience as possible so they can make informed choices and Mrs Gilman (our dedicated Careers Advisor) works hard to make these opportunities available to students at The Peele. The students involved enjoyed their experience and it was lovely to hear the comments from staff at UAH about how polite and enthusiastic our students were during their visit. Not only that, but that Peele students were the smartest that they had seen for a long time - well done guys, first impressions really do last and you have impressed today. I know that the end of term is close but we are not compromising our standards at all.

A message from Mrs Gilman below:

Apprenticeship Information Evening Wednesday 11th July 5-7:30pm.

On Wednesday evening the school doors will be open for all current students, their parents, past students and other local school students for an apprenticeship information evening.  The evening starts at 5pm until 7:30pm and will comprise of presentations and stands from a number of local employers and training providers all of whom are involved in employing apprentices.

With an average of 23,000 apprenticeships advertised on the Government apprenticeship website each month and the delivery of higher quality standards for employers apprenticeships are becoming much more appealing as a Post 16 option for young people when leaving school.  Since 2015 there have also been developments in the introduction of Degree Apprenticeships for those looking at alternatives to full time University. 

All sounds appealing?  Please come with your questions and find out more about apprenticeships from companies who offer local opportunities.

Tomorrow is our School Fete, from 12noon to 4pm - I do appreciate that we have some competition with the England match but I hope that lots of you will still come along to have some fun. There are lots of prizes to be won as well as burgers, strawberries and cakes to be eaten! See you there.

Next week we have Sports Day on Tuesday, Super Learning Day on Wednesday - followed by the Apprenticeship Information Evening, the Year 11 Prom on Friday and the 60th Reunion on Saturday!! 

I wish you all a very pleasant weekend. Enjoy the glorious weather while it lasts.