08:53, Tuesday, 19th February 2019

North Lincolnshire Council has invested £515,500 in Winterton Junior School and Winterton Community Academy to improve the learning environment.

At Winterton Junior School, £203,000 has been invested in replacing the school’s roof. The re-roofing project was completed in two stages between 2016 and 2018.

A further £307,500 was invested in the school in to complete electrical works, including a full re-wire of the school, new suspended ceilings with new lights, and a new fire alarm system, which were completed in summer 2018.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member responsible for education on North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“The learning environment is a key factor in pupil’s achievement at school, and through these investments in these two schools in Winterton, we’re making sure that the environment is just right for our teachers and schools to do their jobs.”

Around the corner at Winterton Community Academy, the school has been allocated £5,000 to improve their facilities for pupils with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The money will help the school extend their Inclusion zone into the classroom next door to create a dedicated learning space for pupils with additional needs.

Headteacher of Winterton Community Academy, Kevin Rowlands, welcomed the SEND investment from the council. He said: “Our mission statement as a school is for our pupils to be safe, happy and successful. This investment will help us expand our inclusion offer, and remove some of the barriers that our pupils face to success.”

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, recently visited the Winterton schools. He said:

“Each school has its own unique set of challenges when it comes to removing the barriers some children and young people face in education. That’s why we’ve made these funds available to schools to apply for grants that will make the most difference in their environments.

“Helping schools and their pupils to thrive is one of our key priorities as a council. We want North Lincolnshire to be continue to be known for brilliance in education, innovative ideas, and exceptional young people.”