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Award Ceremony Celebrates Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Grimsby’s very own ‘hero’ teacher Zane Powels MBE made a flying visit back to his hometown to say well done to some of our borough’s most deserving and determined young people. Zane earned international recognition for his heroic efforts delivering school meals to children in North East Lincolnshire during the COVID lockdowns in 2020. At…

8 months ago | Children and families
A photo of the Mayor making a speech at the SEND Awards event.

Volunteers rack up the hours in North East Lincolnshire

YOUNG people in North East Lincolnshire have been praised for putting an impressive amount of hours into volunteering for worthy causes. Local participants of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme amassed a whopping 1,287 hours of volunteering between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023, benefitting good causes across the region. The Award, which was…

8 months ago | Children and families
The Duke of Edinburgh's Award Logo

Local students explore careers on their doorstep

POPULAR local careers fair, the Skills Fair, returned this week, showcasing education, training and career opportunities to students in North East Lincolnshire. The Skills Fair is organised by a partnership made up of North East Lincolnshire Council, Franklin College, Grimsby Institute, the Careers & Enterprise Company and the Department for Work and Pensions. This year’s…

8 months ago | Children and families
An overhead shot of the Skills Fair

Update on consultation into future of nurseries

“It’s important that everyone across North East Lincolnshire is able to have their say and we want them to. People can help to shape the decisions made to support our young children and families in the future.” The words of the council’s portfolio holder for children and education, Cllr Margaret Cracknell, as she announced an…

8 months ago | Children and families

Council consults on nurseries future

Parents in North East Lincolnshire are being consulted on the future of two nurseries and one early years day care setting after a shift in how parents choose where to leave their child. The consultation comes as the Council revealed that there are more than double the required nursery places for eligible children in North…

9 months ago | Children and families

“First of its kind in our area” specialist school provision to open in September

A primary school in Grimsby is set to open some new school places offering specialist support to children with additional needs. Littlecoates Primary Academy, part of Wellspring Academy Trust, is working with North East Lincolnshire Council to launch the new 12-place provision from September, specifically for children with communication and interaction needs. The new provision…

9 months ago | Children and families

Young people encouraged to look after their mental health

YOUNG people and their friends, families, and teachers across North East Lincolnshire are urged to reach out for support if they’re feeling low during the half-term break. Or, if you are a parent who notices your child is letting exam stress or other worries get them down then also pick up the phone or go…

9 months ago | Children and families

Foster carer says it’s “the best thing she’s ever done”

Residents are being encouraged to celebrate foster carers at the heart of North East Lincolnshire, and to consider joining the fostering community locally. Foster Care Fortnight takes place nationwide from 15-28 May and continues last year’s #fosteringcommunities theme, showcasing the passion, commitment, and dedication of foster carers as they make a real difference to the…

10 months ago | Children and families
Foster Care Fortnight

Young Advisors AGM and Awards 2023

Wednesday 19 July saw the yearly Young Advisors AGM and Awards Ceremony take place. This was a wonderful evening celebrating all things Young Advisors, highlighting the amazing work which has taken place over the past year with the teams, communities, and partners they work with. The event saw our Northeast Lincolnshire Young Advisors Team win…

10 months ago | Your voice
NE Lincolnshire young advisors