The Lady Jane Franklin School, an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” school in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, has converted to academy status and renamed to become The Woodlands Academy. They will now join C.I.T. Academies.
The Woodlands Academy is a special school for pupils aged 11-16, with SEMH (Social, Emotional + Mental Health Needs). The school runs a creative and bespoke curriculum tailored to meet the academic and social needs of their students.
Head Teacher of The Woodlands Academy, Chris Armond said, “These are exciting times for us. The staff and students have worked very hard to develop an outstanding reputation. The freedoms presented by Academisation, will allow us to build on these successes. I would like to thank all the parents and carers who have supported us so positively over the years and helped us reach this mile stone”.
“Joining C.I.T. will provide further support to the hard work my staff are doing to maintain and improve the standards of education for all pupils at The Woodlands Academy.”
Woodlands joining C.I.T moves the number of schools within the trust to 8:- Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School), The Spalding Special Schools Fellowship (The Priory School and The Garth School), The LEARN Teaching School Alliance and The John Fielding Special School in Boston. C.I.T. are also official sponsors of Isaac Newton Primary School in Grantham.
Peter Bell, C.I.T. Chief Executive, added: “The team at C.I.T. and I are delighted to be working with Chris and his staff. They will bring invaluable educational skills to the Trust and C.I.T. will provide high levels of challenge and support, as well as opportunities to access resources to support them to continue providing the highest levels of education.”