Community and Charity Support
Kingswode Hoe School is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Local School Nature Grant, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery. Our pupils will be benefitting from an Insect Study Centre, which will be used to provide much needed refuge for insects and will allow the pupils to inspect and view insect activity, providing fascinating entertainment and education for all. We have also been awarded hanging bird feeder tables, bee hotels and wooden bird boxes, which will be fantastic for helping the local wildlife.
In addition, staff will receive training to help children learn outdoors. Pupils played an important role in applying for the grant and selected equipment that they felt would benefit their peers. The project is run by Learning through Landscapes and funded by Postcode Local Trust, which receives funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
There is a strong link between the 5 schools for pupils with complex learning difficulties (known as CLiP schools), with the heads, governors and Outreach Managers all meeting regularly.
The school is part of the Colchester Teaching School Alliance and regularly has students on placement. We are also able to now access Continuing Professional Development from this group. We are linked with the North Essex Education Partnership (the academy chain of local secondary schools) and receive support from our secondary partners.
The school is also part of the NESP consortium, for Finance and Premises support. It also gives opportunities to work with mainstream primary colleagues and to take advantage of any economies of scale negotiated by this group.
The school is part of the Essex Special Schools Education Trust. The company was established with the aim of leading Special Educational Needs Innovation in Essex providing a vehicle for sharing expertise to ensure all ESSET Schools were supported to provide outstanding outcomes for the young people of Essex.
Thank you very much to the Wooden Spoon Charity for donating a wonderful £21,000 to the school to enable us to complete the Science room refurbishment. This money will benefit the school greatly as the pupils will now have a fit for purpose Science classroom with benches with electrical points, a non slip flooring and more efficient lighting. We are very much looking forward to using the finished classroom.
Please click the logo above to find out more about the charity or to donate to them.
Thank you very much to the Variety Children's Charity for donating money to support residential trips this year and for their regular donations to the Friends of Kingswode Hoe.
Thank you very much to Happy Days charity for donating money to the school to support our residential trips this year.
"Please can you pass on our thanks to all pupils, parents and staff who supported our recent school collection. In total, we collected 14 bags and the items are now being sorted in our shop in Colchester and any items sold will raise much needed funds for the charity. Many Thanks - Brian Smith"
Kingswode Hoe School has forged many links with the local community.
Our two ‘Variety Club’ minibuses are in constant use for either half or full day trips into the local community as well as longer visits. Throughout the year, pupils have opportunities to take part in residential trips including Norfolk, Suffolk and the Peak District. These are of great value to pupils and are thoroughly enjoyed by all who go.
Many thanks to Autism Anglia who held a fund raising day for Kingswode Hoe. We were presented with a fantastic cheque for £474.50. This money will be a real help in school.
St Leonard's Church, Lexden
We are proud to work with St Leonard's Church and enjoy holding our school's carol service there. Below is a link to their website so you can find out the events they have coming up.
Donation from Borough Councillors enhances Work Experience
We are fortunate to have received a donation from our local Borough Councillors which has enabled us to purchase an iPad specifically to enhance our Work Experience provision. Visit our Work Experience page to find out more...
Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity
We have received a thank you from Great Ormond Street for the fundraising the Challenger Troop programme have carried out recently. They donated £72 for the hospital which was greatly received. Well done to the pupils involved.
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