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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…

2 years ago | Schools and education
Trainee Emotional Literacy Support Assistants pose for a photo outside Grimsby Town Hall

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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago | Children and families

Get into your stride this Walk to School Week

North East Lincolnshire Council and its regeneration partner, ENGIE, marked the start of Walk to School Week today (Monday 5 October) with Broadway Day Care. Children at Broadway Day Care, one of the local nurseries taking part in Walk to School Week, were joined by road safety officers at ENGIE and construction workers from PBS…

2 years ago | Children and families
A photo of representatives from PBS Consturction and ENGIE joined by Cllr Stewart Swinburn, PfH for Environment and Transport and Jennifer Jermaine, nursery manager at Broadway Day Care

Transferring to Secondary School – September 2021

All children who started in Year 6 this September will be eligible to transfer to secondary school (for starting Year 7) in September 2021. The application process has now opened. All information on how to apply is available on the North East Lincolnshire Council website and has been issued to all primary schools in North…

2 years ago | Children and families

Parents encouraged to work with schools to reduce COVID risk

Councillors are encouraging parents in the borough to work with their child’s school to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading. The call comes just a week after many schools in our area reopened for students for the first time since June. Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, young people and education at North East…

2 years ago | Children and families

Ready to return: Get your child ready for school

Parents in our area are being urged by education and health chiefs to start to get their child ready to return to school in September. The call comes as reports suggested UK coronavirus cases are leveling off. North East Lincolnshire Council’s Director of Public Health, Stephen Pintus, said that the area’s experience of the virus…

2 years ago | Children and families

Council welcomes reduced exclusion rates for the area

North East Lincolnshire Council has welcomed the news that figures of children excluded from full time education reduced in the 2018/19 academic year, against a backdrop of national increases. The figures, which were released earlier this week by the Department of Education (DfE), reveal a 25% reduction in the number of children permanently excluded from…

2 years ago | Children and families