A Night of Celebration at the WPT Staff Awards 2022

A Night of Celebration at the WPT Staff Awards 2022

On Friday 18th November, staff from across all of Wickersley Partnership Trust’s schools and Central Team came together – at Magna Science Adventure Centre – to rightfully celebrate the hard work, commitment and dedication that they put in every day to ensure the best possible education and outcomes for our students.

Out of hundreds of worthy nominations, a total of 35 awards were given out for:

  • Outstanding Collaboration (for each category)
  • Outstanding Contribution (for each category)
  • Outstanding Leadership (for each category)
  • Special Recognition
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Team of the Year
  • Teaching Employee of the Year
  • Non-Teaching Employee of the Year

During the celebrations, we enjoyed a three course meal, jugglers, magicians, dancers, a raffle, an awards ceremony and performances by local band, At the Arcade.

A special thank you goes out to our corporate sponsors for their generous donation to fund the event and make this possible.

Thanks to:

  • Pioneer Construction Services
  • Hobkirk Electrical
  • MAC Construction Consultants
  • TG Decorators
  • Everlea Landscapes
  • Air Climate

We’d also like to thank the following for their raffle prize donations: 

  • XMA
  • VeryPC
  • Ann’s Flowers
  • Gulliver’s Valley
  • Jump Inc Rotherham
  • Magna Science Adventure Centre
  • Rotherham United Football Club
  • Turtle Bay
  • Utilita Arena Sheffield / Sheffield Steelers
  • Paradise Island Golf
  • The Foundry Climbing
  • TK Maxx
  • Lock and Load Play Rotherham
  • Battle Axe
  • First Kick Football

And, of course, congratulations to all of our award winners this year – your hard work does not go unnoticed. 

We can’t wait to see what we can achieve over the next year and we look forward to our next event to celebrate our whole Trust community once again.

WPT Opens Newly Refurbished Swimming Pool

WPT Opens Newly Refurbished Swimming Pool

For many years now, we’ve been hosting swimming lessons for students across the Trust and the borough at our swimming pool at Aston Lodge Primary School.

This year, we decided it was time to give the pool area some TLC with a full refurbishment.

As part of the Trust’s plans to decarbonise all of our premises, we got Novus Mechanical in to complete the following works:

  • Replace the gas boilers that originally heated the pool and the building with an air source heat pump. This has removed the reliance on fossil fuels
  • Install solar panels to generate renewable energy to run the air source heat pump

We also had Pioneer Construction Services in to install: 

  • New windows and doors to help reduce heat loss
  • New flooring throughout
  • Suspended ceiling
  • A new pool liner
  • Insulation above the suspended ceiling to help reduce heat loss 

As well as this, all internal walls have been over cladded with hygienic PVC and the toilets have been refurbished.

Freya Smith, Swimming Coach at WPT, said: “It’s been great to have the swimming pool back open with a fresh new look. Over the last few weeks we’ve already had many children from the Trust through its doors and we can’t wait to continue providing swimming and water safety lessons for our students.”

A big thank you to Novus Mechanical and Pioneer Construction Services for their work on this project. 

🎄 WPT Christmas Cards for Sale ❄

🎄 WPT Christmas Cards for Sale ❄

This year, Wickersley Partnership Trust is giving parents/carers, students, colleagues and local communities the opportunity to purchase student-designed Christmas cards. All proceeds from the sale of our Christmas cards will go to the School Fund to support the entitlement curriculum of WPT schools, which includes initiatives such as Residentials, Duke of Edinburgh, Peripatetic Music Lessons, First Aid Training and Outdoor Adventurous Activities.

To see all available Christmas card designs, for further information and to order, please visit our website: 

The last date for ordering cards is 8am on Monday 28th November.