I am delighted to be able to welcome you to the Link School and introduce myself as the Head Teacher. The Link School is an alternative learning provider working with young learners and their families across the City of Sunderland. There are two sites; The Link School, Springwell Dene which works with learners across Key Stage 1, 2 and 3 and The Link School, Pallion, which provides education for learners at Key Stage 4.
2018-2019 was another fantastic year for Link School which saw us officially become one all through school. We successful formally joined with the KS1 PRU and moved from Tudor Grove to our fantastically refurbished site at Springwell Dene which hosts some excellent new facilities for all of our pupils.
In addition, we retained our Inclusion Quality Mark and Anti-Bullying Platinum Award whilst also achieved the Investors in Careers Award and the Mental Health Chartermark (Bronze level). This demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring our young people are at the heart of what we do.
The GCSE results for this year have also shown continuous improvement with 88% of pupils achieving a GCSE English qualification and 84% of pupils achieving a GCSE Maths qualification. We have increased the number of pupils who have left the school with five or more GCSE qualifications.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to take over the leadership of the Link School. My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure the Link School continues to grow on its journey to becoming outstanding. This can only happen with you and your support. Being a mum of two girls, I am very much aware of the importance of family and I really do believe you and your children, as part of our link school family have the strength and passion to ensure that this happens together.
As the Head teacher of the school, I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children over the coming months whilst ensuring children are safe, happy and achieving well whilst they are in our care.
Over the last Year there has been a successful amalgamation with the PRU resulted in the closure of the Tudor Grove site and a move to newly refurbished facilities at Springwell Dene followed. In September 2019, The Link School officially became an all through provider, for pupils aged 4 to 16 with the Link School Pallion site providing education for Key Stage 4 students.Read more
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All parents have been given the opportunity to stand for election and 3 have been nominated - You are invited to vote in a secret ballot to elect a parent governor...Read more
The Link School Pallion invites you to our coffee morning on Thursday 4th April - 11am until 12:20pmRead more
The reorganisation of Sunderland City Council’s Pupil Referral Unit provision entails three related statutory proposals.Read more
NWG Network we are committed to the fight against Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and supporting victims and their families who are subjected to the horrors of CSE. Awareness Day is 18th March 2019Read more
Creative Mindfulness has become very popular amongst the staff and pupils at The Link School. The pupil’s access weekly sessions and drop in appointments are available to those pupils who request them.Read more
Brook Group and 1:1 Support For Boys and Young Men In Sunderland
You can read more about the Brook Group and what support they can offer by clicking read more below.Read more
The UK Safer Internet Centre promote the safe and responsible use of technology for young people, and one of their functions is to provide support to professionals working with children and young people with online safety issues.Read more
We are writing to you with regards to recent consultation which has resulted in the joining of the KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 Pupil Referral Unit to form one all through school...
The Link School, in Pallion, has this week accepted a donation box from The Red Box Project, a community group which provides schools with boxes containing free period products, and Hope Street Xchange in the city.Read more
Tell Ofsted What Needs to Change - youngminds.org.uk
Ofsted, which inspects schools and colleges across the country, has published new guidelines explaining how schools will be assessed in future. They have launched a consultation on their proposals and want to hear your views.Read more
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777