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.
We are celebrating Mental Health Awareness weekRead more
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Read more
The Link School's new Edible Playground is especially built to support the pupils who have a variety of additional and behavioural needs, and offers food growing opportunities as well as a dedicated sensory area - perfect for meditation and mindfulness classes!Read more
We are delighted at The Link School to be able to share that we have been chosen as one of only four schools in the North East to be highlighted for our good work in Careers Education and Guidance.Read more
The government has announced that schools will reopen to all pupils from 8 March. In terms of The Link School, we have been open throughout and we are very much looking forward to welcoming back more of our pupils to face-to-face education.Read more
I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well, in the current Lockdown situation. After a long and challenging half term, I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continual understanding and support during this timeRead more
I understand that the last 12 months have been a very difficult time to navigate and as a school we have found this incredibly challenging too. I would firstly like to take this opportunity to express how proud I am of all of our Y11 learners, especially how they have adapted to life in a pandemic, and how they have returned to school during this time.
Could you please complete this survey to help Together for Children gain your views around the delivery of Relationship, Sex, Health Education in Secondary Schools and Relationship Health Education in Primary Schools.Read more
Throughout this term, we have been completing lateral flow tests in school twice a week. It is important for pupils to keep testing through the Easter holidays to manage the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)Read more
I hope that you and your families continue to be safe and well, in the current situation. After a long and challenging lockdown 3.0 situation, I would firstly like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your understanding and support during this time, it means a lot to us.Read more
Please be advised that you can order lateral flow testing kits for your household, childcare bubble or support bubble if at least one member:
• is a school, nursery or college pupil
• works in a school, nursery or college (this includes temporary workers or volunteers)
This programme is being run by Sunderland City Council and |Together for Children. It is available to all pupils who are eligible for related free school meals.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