Monthly Archives: March 2018

Fund Raising

One of our year 5 pupils, Jazz Newton is raising money for The Little Princess Trust

19 months ago after seeing a Facebook post of one of his girl BMX friend’s haircut and donation to The Little Princess Trust, Jazz decided that he would like to grow his hair long and do the same. At the time we thought he would soon get fed up with it, but he surprised us all. It hasn’t always been easy for him. He has had to put up with being called a girl frequently. This often upset him and made him want to quit and have it cut off, but he stuck with it and his hair is now at a suitable length to donate. He is now asking for everyone to donate to this wonderful charity to help fund the making of many wigs for children that have lost their hair to illnesses such as cancer, Jazz will be having his haircut on the 31st March, and he is hoping to raise £1000 for the charity.

To donate please and search Jazz Newton Haircut.

Dinner Consultation

As you know, we are considering a change to the way lunches are ordered (and paid for). Chartwells – who provide our school meals – are offering a new online system for ordering school lunches which allows you to order the exact meals that you want your child to eat. There are pros and cons to each system; therefore we would appreciate your thoughts on this possible switch. If you wish to participate in the survey, and haven’t already done so, please feedback via the link below before midday tomorrow.


Sport Relief 2018

To raise awareness for Sport Relief, both schools will be holding their bi-annual ‘It’s a Knockout’ competitions in school.  During the week beginning Monday 19th March, teams will compete in a fun competition to represent their classes.  On Friday 23rd March we will hold the year group finals and all children may dress in sportswear for the day.  We are asking for a £1 donation on the day to go to Sport Relief.

EFL Kids Cup

Following a successful local campaign, the Signhills’ boys football team progressed through to the Northern Finals at Crewe Alexandra’s training ground.  The boys, with Mr Parker and staff from GTFC, made the long trek across the country on Friday to participate.

The boys did themselves and the academy proud.  With two wins, a draw and a narrow defeat to Crewe, they progressed to the semi-finals.  Unfortunately, despite playing some excellent football, they were beaten by Morecombe – who went on to win the tournament.

Well played boys!



Year 4 Viking Finale

We have finished the end of out Viking Topic with a jam packed day. We have tasted Viking food, made Viking ruin clay pots and created Viking inspired mosaics. The children were very brave to try unfamiliar food and surprised themselves.


One day introduction to considered behaviour – for parents

Considered Behaviour training is delivered in a lively and informal style and acknowledges the complexities, the challenges and the ups and downs of everyday life.
We offer a training course for families of children with additional support needs.
We support families in crisis where we work with the family and the support worker to develop, monitor and review a crisis plan.
We can tailor training around specific behaviours situations and clients
Considered Behaviour Training:
Understanding feelings and behaviours
Sensory integration and behaviours
Responding to children’s needs rather than reacting to their behaviours
Using active listening to negotiate expectations and boundaries
De-escalating acute, dangerous behaviour
Helping everyone learn from difficult situations

J Rock

Signhills Academy are participating once again in J Rock along with Waltham Leas and New Waltham Academy.

For this event, participating schools have been offered the opportunity to purchase tickets before the public booking system opens. This allows community and family members to sit together in a group with other supporters from the Athena Learning Alliance. Tickets bought through schools will cost £13.50 each.

You are welcome to purchase your tickets from Monday 19th March directly from Grimsby Auditorium, although the venue has confirmed that there will be a £1 per ticket restoration levy on all tickets, meaning that tickets purchased in this way will cost £14.50 each, plus potential booking and credit card fees.

If you wish to order tickets through school, please use our online payment system. If you require any help, please contact the school office. Tickets must be ordered and paid for by Wednesday 14th March. After this date, please order your tickets from Grimsby Auditorium.

Young people on the party .

World Book Day

World-Book-Day (2)

World Book Day has been rearranged for Thursday 8th March. Pupils’ are invited to come to school dressed as a character from a children’s book. Pupils’ dress must be appropriate and suitable for the school day. Any children not wanting to participate should come to school wearing their school uniform as normal.