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Miss Nolan wins Headteacher of the year at the prestigious 2018 TES School Awards

A Grimsby headteacher has been crowned the best in the country. The executive principal of Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA), has been announced as the winner of the Headteacher of the Year at the 2018 Tes Schools Awards. Jane Nolan, who has been principal of OSPA in Grimsby since 2014, won the prestigious award at […]

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Mental Health awareness week

The Health and Wellbeing of the children and staff at our school is of paramount importance. Happy and healthy children do better in school and they need happy and healthy staff to help them thrive. Last week the children and staff took part in a range of activities that helped them to think and learn about […]

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An OSPA Production—E Safety

This term a selection of 8 year 5 students have been working on an ‘Animation Movie’.  This has been done over the last 5 weeks after school.  Although they have been advised and supervised, the movie has been all their own work, including Scratch animations and performances by the pupils of their own written raps. The content […]

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Archery and dodgeball for OSPA pupils

In May OSPA had an Intra-school tournament for Years 1-6. The sporting focus was archery and dodge ball. The classes were split into teams and all pupils took part in each sport. This is to ensure that a good sense of sportsmanship is adopted as well as helping to spark that competitive edge within our pupils.

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Miss Nolan and Miss Robinson’s special visits to London

The Executive Principal and Head of School at Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA) in Grimsby have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to teaching this week, meeting the Prime Minister and visiting Buckingham Palace.   Kate Robinson, Head of School, attended a special reception in Downing Street on Monday, hosted by Prime Minister Theresa May, […]

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Visit from our PCSOs

We have recently had Kay and Kai our PCSOs visit us. They discussed staying safe when playing out with the pupils. They shared information about keeping safe when near strangers and when near the road. The children really enjoyed the visit and were reminded of all the important things to remember when playing out in the […]

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Pupils at OSPA get active!

Throughout Summer term 1 a number of P.E. activities are taking place at Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA). On Tuesdays and Thursdays we have external coaches in to run both lunchtime and after school clubs. In addition to this they are working with pupils and staff in Year 4 and Year 5. Year 4 are […]

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School Principal Shortlisted For Prestigious ‘Headteacher Of The Year’ Award

Jane Nolan, Primaries Development Coordinator at Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) and Executive Principal of Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA), has today been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Jane, who has been Principal of OSPA since 2014, has been shortlisted for the ‘Headteacher of the Year’ award by the Times Educational Supplement (TES). The shortlisting […]

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Electric car

A group of year 5 and 6 pupils have been working extremely hard building an electric car from scratch during an after school club. The car is coming together with only the electric and wiring remaining to be done. In the next few weeks the pupils will be testing and racing the electric car on the playground and […]

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Summer concert

We will be hosting an interactive performance from a small orchestra made up of local music teachers.  The theme is space, and children will have the opportunity to see and experience all instrumental sections of an orchestra.  This will be delivered and adapted to both KS1 and KS2.

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