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.
During this very difficult time the Link School has had to change its contact details.
If you need to get in touch with the Link School please use the following contact numbers
These telephone lines will be manned from 9am until 3pm Monday to Friday.
You can also e mail the school using the e mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
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From Monday 23rd March 2020 the school will only be open to the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable students. Next week The Link School will open for its normal hours to provide education and care to those students. We will be available to Key Workers’ children and Vulnerable children whose parents would not be able to work unless their child attended school. If the Key Workers or Vulnerable childrens’ parents had alternative arrangements for childcare (not an elderly relative) or the Key Worker’s partner was not a Key Worker and could care for the child, then the child does not have to attend school. All school provision will be offered from our Springwell Dene Site.Read more
Anna Freud have forwarded a link of resources to help support our CYP's Mental Health during these unsettled times.
Awareness Day 18th March 2020
HELP US STOP SEXUAL EXPLOITATION
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
Dear Parent/Carer or Guardian,
We need your help to warn young people about the dangers and consequences of becoming a money mule.
From Monday 30th March 2020, the school will continue be open to the children of Key Workers and Vulnerable students, should parets/carers need this provision. All school provision will be offered from our Springwell Dene Site.Read more
Following on from the Government and Public Health England announcement, The Link School will continue to follow the recommended guidelines regarding enforced school closures.Read more
This is your daily update on the government’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).Read more
The Government and NHS are well prepared to deal with this virus.
You can help too. To protect yourself and others you should:
• Wash your hands more often for 20 seconds
• Use soap and water or a hand sanitiser when you:
o Get home or into work
o Blow your nose, sneeze or cough
o Eat or handle food
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
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