Raising Aspirations programme

Aiming high!

We believe it is important for pupils to have as much experience as possible of the world beyond the school gates. Throughout the year we invite speakers from a wide range of backgrounds and professions to talk to pupils about their work and their lives. Since the programme has begun pupils have met:BBC

  • our MP, Melanie Onn
  • The Mayor of Grimsby
  • Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council
  • A BBC Sports Correspondent
  • An architect
  • A Customs and Excise manager
  • A policeman
  • A construction site manager
  • CEO of multinational Steel company
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Executive producer of East Coast Pictures

Peter Whiting

We are always looking for new speakers – please do get in touch if you would like to help raise the aspirations of our pupils too!

Step Up to Serve

This year our Year 6 pupils will be taking part in youth social action through Step Up To Serve for the very first time. You can find out more about this exciting initiative by clicking on the following link: http://www.iwill.org.uk

News Day Tuesday

News Day Tuesday is a new assembly format whereby three members of staff share a news story in Tuesday’s assembly. One staff member shares a local news story, another a national news story and the final story is international news. These stories are chosen by staff and they must explain why they have chosen it. In addition to this, pupils watch Newsround in class during the Friday afternoon enrichment lesson and First News newspapers are also available in each class. This ensures pupils become more informed about the world around them developing as a global citizen, are able to discuss current affairs and share their own opinions while appreciating those of others.