The wonderful staff of Lloyds Bank came to help us in the car park. To extend it to give 5 more parking spaces we are having a green area removed and tarmac put down. The Lloyds people made a magnificent job of painting the kerbs and the wooden fencing.
Thank you so much for helping us. The improvement would have taken several weeks of hard work for our handyman.
09 Sep 2015Co-op get digging
How lucky have we been? Two fantastic companies have donated their employees time to assist us in our efforts to transform our sensory garden. Last Thursday a giant army arrived from the Co-op shop in Cropwell Bishop and we are not over describing the army that arrived! A team of 16 who completed our path way in under 2 hours! They then moved onto painting the outside of our building so... Read More
25 Jan 2017New After-School Clubs
Matthew Dolby, our wonderful Clubs and Befriending Manager, has organised three new clubs which are due to start in February. The Siblings Group will offer support and activities for children who have a brother or sister with special needs. This is five week course which starts on 23rd February. Lego Therapy will help to address d... Read More
25 Jan 2017Riding for the Disabled
We are delighted to announce that Hope House School is now a registered Riding for the Disabled Centre! Our two horses, Largo and Rummy, along with our donkeys, Kenny and Chloe, are now providing riding and equine therapy for not only our pupils but also SEN and disabled children who access our Clubs and Befriending service. We will also be able to offer carriage driving very soon. We a... Read More
25 Jan 2017Hope House Happy Hens
Our Upper School pupils have their own poultry unit which currently houses about 40 hybrid hens. The pupils are running it as an enterprise and sell eggs to the local community, as well as to staff and parents. They employ some of our Lower School pupils as egg collectors and pay them a weekly wage! They are also working hard to use this experience to gain an ASDAN Enterprise qualification.... Read More
25 Jan 2017Animal Assisted Learning
Our Senior Teacher, Kate Hewitt, is now combining her love of animals with her love of teaching and is providing Animal Assisted Literacy Support lessons. With the help of her two Shetland Sheepdogs, Willow and Jazz, as well as horses and other creatures, Kate delivers bespoke, highly individualised intervention programmes to pupils who have dyslexia, those who may be falling behind with readin... Read More
25 Jan 2017Multi-cultural Cooking
Our Food Technology teacher, chef Chris Kopp, has been very busy working with pupils from all areas of the school to provide special food as part of our multi-cultural celebrations. Before Christmas we had our special Diwali meal where pupils from Sherwood, Thoresby and Sconce prepared an amazing meal of chicken dhansak and vegetable curries with all the traditional accompaniments. The ... Read More
25 Jan 2017Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
Pupils are currently signing up to take part in the world’s leading youth achievement award scheme. It is open to pupils over the age of 14 and is being coordinated by Phil Baker, our Head of Education. For further information, please contact Phil at school. ... Read More