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Students across our patch return to the classroom for the new school term

Public Health officials have welcomed the return of students to the classroom as the new school term starts, stressing the importance of children and young people returning to some normality and benefitting from the education, social and health and wellbeing effects of the school environment. After a year of disruption due to COVID, public health…

2 weeks ago | COVID-19

Parents urged to support local schools as end of term approaches

Parents and carers in North East Lincolnshire are being asked to support the area’s schools as the end of term approaches. Head teachers, school leaders and staff have been magnificent in their care for the area’s children and young people during an extraordinary and challenging school year. They have had to adapt quickly and put…

3 months ago | COVID-19

“Another moment in an exciting time” for Beacon Academy as sports hall refurbishment works are complete.

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, has recently completed the first phase of a programme of expansion and refurbishment works to Beacon Academy in Cleethorpes. The works focussed on bringing the academy’s existing sports hall back in into use for curriculum activity giving the site a safe and enjoyable indoor activity space…

3 months ago | Schools and education

Organisations sought to run children’s holiday activities

A programme of activities is being designed to help take the pressure off of parents during school holidays and help to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable children. Local activity providers being sought to host free activities for school-age children, with funding available to sponsor sessions.   The Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and…

4 months ago | Children and families

Trainee ELSA School Support Staff meet face-to-face for the first time

Ten school support staff in North East Lincolnshire have met their course classmates for the first time after COVID-19 rules were relaxed. The 6-day course, which is run by North East Lincolnshire Council’s Educational Psychology team, trains school staff to become Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSAs). ELSAs support school students with special interventions to support…

4 months ago | Schools and education

Parents urged to support local schools during lockdown

Parents and carers in North East Lincolnshire are being asked to support local schools during the pandemic by keeping their children at home where possible. A letter, sent to all school headteachers, parents and carers calling for parents and carers who are critical workers to keep their children at home if at all possible,  follows…

8 months ago | COVID-19

University students urged to do their bit and make sensible decisions

Local students hoping to return to university in the coming days are being urged by a leading Councillor to ‘do their bit, make sensible decisions and save lives.’ Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and young people, made the comments when reacting to news of the Government’s latest coronavirus national lockdown. Councillor Lindley…

9 months ago | Children and families