On Monday 27th of February, The Gainsborough Academy hosted Singsation, which featured Hayley Sanderson, the vocalist from Strictly Come Dancing, and her band. Six local primary schools participated in the event, as well as The Gainsborough Academy’s school choir, to create a choir of over 200! Schools have been working hard over the last few weeks taking part in workshops to learn a Latin and a pop medley, which were sang in 3 different parts, including popular songs such as ‘We Don’t Talk about Bruno’ and ‘Havana’.  Gainsborough Academy’s choir also performed two pieces for our guests and sang a beautiful rendition of ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from Moana and ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars. Students also got the chance to ask Hayley and her band questions about what it was like to work on Strictly Come Dancing and get an insight into working in the music industry.

 An excellent afternoon was had by all and The Gainsborough Academy are looking forward to inviting the primary schools back for future events.

WPT Schools Celebrate GCSE Success

WPT Schools Celebrate GCSE Success

This morning, Y11s from across the Trust were welcomed back to their school to collect and celebrate their GCSE results. 

Although this Year Group have had to navigate their way through some big challenges throughout their time at secondary school,  they have gone on to achieve some fantastic results, which is a testament to the hard work and dedication they have put into their studies. 

We would like to say a massive congratulations to all of our Y11 students from Clifton Community School, Rawmarsh Community School, The Gainsborough Academy, Thrybergh Academy and Wickersley School & Sports College for their GCSE results.

Good luck with whatever you go on to do next.

RLWC2021 Mascot Challenge

RLWC2021 Mascot Challenge

Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) are on the hunt for a talented young artist to design the mascot that will become the face of this year’s three tournaments.

The design should represent all three tournaments, be eye-catching, recognisable, fun, friendly, have a great name and backstory, and represent the values of RLW2021.

The winner will receive two tickets to the finals at Old Trafford, the chance to take their entire class at school to another game (excluding finals), and the opportunity to visit the studio to see their mascot brought to life!

Closing date for entries: Wednesday 1st June 2022, 5pm

Click the buttons below to see the website and the documents for more information.

To submit your design, please email or send via post to The Mascot Challenge, RLWC Bonded Warehouse, 18 Lower Byrom Street, Manchester, M3 4AP. For postal entries, please include contact details in the submission.

Summer School is back!

Summer School is back!

Our free WPT Summer School is back!

As part of our commitment to provide all of our students with a seamless and inclusive transition into secondary school, we’re inviting those students who will be starting Y7 in September to our Summer School.

Over the course of two weeks – 21st July to 3rd August – students will be able to take part in a wide range of enrichment experiences such as Outdoor Education at Ulley Reservoir, STEM, Musical Theatre, Circus Skills and Games Design & Robotics.

This will be based at our Cranworth Road Campus in Rotherham (S65 1LN).
There are 360 free places available, which is expected to make our Summer School the largest of its kind in the borough.

If you are interested in booking a place for your child, go to the link below

You will have the option to choose which Summer School you would like your child to take part in:

Week 1: Thursday 21st July – Wednesday 27th July

Week 2: Thursday 28th July – Wednesday 3rd August

Applications close on Friday 13th May.

Please note, places will be given on a priority basis as follows:

  • Looked After Children
  • Children who receive
  • Free School Meals (FSM)
    All other children starting Y7 in September on a first-come, first-served basis
Apprenticeship Of The Week - Childcare

Apprenticeship Of The Week - Childcare

Job title

Childcare Apprentice

Who would I work for?

Busy Bees Nursery  

This is a purpose-built nursery on the grounds of the Rotherham General Hospital, with fully equipped amazing resources including a natural heuristic area in every room. There are lots of opportunities for developing imagination through play. There is a chef onsite who prepares meals fresh everyday and large outdoor play areas for each room.

What does the role involve?

  • Involvement in planning stimulating activities for the children in your care in line with the EYFS
  • Assisting in delivering a high level of quality childcare maintaining a professional and positive outcome for both children and staff
  • Building effective relationships with children, parents and team members
  • Ensuring each child’s individual needs are met

How much will I be paid?

Annual wage: £8,944.00

How long is the apprenticeship?

16 months with progression to a permanent Level 3 position at Busy Bees nursery.

What school grades do I need to access an apprenticeship like this?

Minimum 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths.  Skills the employer is looking for include:

  • Communication skills
  • Team working
  • Time management
  • Motivation
  • Professional development
  • Enthusiasm
  • Kindness
  • Approachable
  • Reliability
  • Confidence

What training will they give me?

  • Early Years Practitioner level 2. 

This includes learning the following:

  • EYFS 
  • Safeguarding
  • Equality and diversity
  • Young children’s development
  • Importance of play
  • Communicating with babies and young children
  • Supporting the health and wellbeing of children
  • Supporting children with special educational needs (SEND)

This is a September start date so suitable for a school leaver.

For further information and to apply, click the button below.

Rawmarsh Community School's New Block Is Now Open!

Rawmarsh Community School's New Block Is Now Open!

The start of the academic year saw the opening of Rawmarsh Community School’s brand new building – housing 10 new MFL and Social Science classrooms – which the students are settling brilliantly into.

Due to student numbers rapidly growing over the past four years, the school increased Published Admission Numbers (PAN) this year to accommodate more Year 6s transitioning to Rawmarsh – more students meant they needed more space. 

In May this year, Hawker Construction Ltd started the construction works on the new block and we were so pleased that it was ready in time for the students returning to and starting Rawmarsh in September.

Matt Turton, Headteacher at Rawmarsh Community School, said: “We are delighted with the new MFL and Social Science block and even more so that it was completed on time to unveil the building to our students at the start of the year.

“Testament to the school’s improvement since becoming part of Wickersley Partnership Trust, we now have the space to help with the continuous rise of Rawmarsh Community School’s popularity. 

“It is a truly exciting time for our community and we will continue to commit all of our energy to prepare students for an ever-changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it.”

Your Chance to Volunteer - UEFA Women's Euro 2022

Your Chance to Volunteer - UEFA Women's Euro 2022

Get involved with UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in an exciting and unique way – by volunteering!

Whether it’s to gain or share your experience, see the event from a different perspective, or simply enjoy the feeling of helping out and making people’s day, there’s loads of reasons to apply to be a volunteer at this major tournament.

Rotherham New York Stadium is one of the 10 host stadiums for the event and they need your help in making UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 the best one yet!

With roles spread across Fan Zones, transport hubs, spectator services and stadium support, there’s something for everyone.

Volunteers are crucial for spreading the excitement, building the atmosphere and providing a positive experience to enhance the matchday for spectators a the tournament.

Applications to be part of UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 volunteer programme is now open and will close on Monday 1st November 2021 at 3pm.

Interviews will be carried out between November and March 2022. 

All applicants are required to be over 18 and be able to travel to selected venues through their own means.

WPT Secondary Schools Celebrate European Languages Week

WPT Secondary Schools Celebrate European Languages Week

In the last week in the MFL Departments across Wickersley Partnership Trust, we have been celebrating European Languages Week.

There has been a number of activities going on around our schools, which have celebrated cultural diversity and enrichment.

Each day, teachers around our schools have organised activities where students can develop their language skills and broaden their cultural horizons. Our WPT students have enjoyed French, Spanish, German and Italian food tasting, beginner German and Italian lessons, MFL karaoke, Mexican Day of the Dead crafts and an MFL inspired bake off… just to name a few events.

In form tutor time, students even completed an escape room in which they learnt about the importance of languages as well as learn some key language skills. This gave students an opportunity to gain a pledge by learning a greeting in five different languages throughout the week.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all students who took part!

Here are just a few photos from the events that have taken place.

GCSE Results Day 2021

GCSE Results Day 2021

We would like to say a massive congratulations to all of our Year 11 students from Clifton Community School, Rawmarsh Community School, The Gainsborough Academy, Thrybergh Academy and Wickersley School and Sports College for their GCSE results.

You should all be incredibly proud of all that you have achieved during your time at secondary school.

We wish you the best of luck with whatever you go on to do next.