A Spalding primary school collects two awards after damning Ofsted report is published
A Spalding primary school vowing to climb its way back to success after a damning Ofsted report has collected a couple of awards.
On Friday St Paul's head teacher Kira Nicholls and additional needs coordinator Donna Palmer picked up a silver at the Caring2Learn Awards in Lincoln.
St Paul's were shortlisted and came third in the Pride of South Holland Awards for the "after school activity", thanks to the school choir.
Choir leader Sharon Clarke collected the award on behalf of the school.
Caring2Learn highlights support given to looked after children and among schools recognised at the ceremony were The Priory School, Spalding, Long Sutton Primary, Gosberton Clough and Risegate Primary, and Crowland's Abbey 345 Pre-school.
The double awards presentation to St Paul's came in the week that Miss Nicholls promised to ensure all pupils leave the school "fully equipped with the skills, knowledge and understanding for the next phase of their education".
Miss Nicholls said the Caring2Learn award recognises the commitment schools have towards the best outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged learners.
She said: "Our work to provide individualised support and guidance to all our pupils, not just those who are disadvantaged, has been recognised and rightly celebrated, as it takes a huge amount of dedication and passion from our staff to ensure positive outcomes -personally as well as academically.
"It is a team effort and we make sure that every child matters and every child's voice is heard. Children's welfare, emotional needs and wellbeing need to be met in order that they are able to learn effectively."
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