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The Snack Shack – an enterprise initiative by years 5 and 6 – was in action when we visited. ‘Exciting but not unusual,’ said a pupil. Quizzes, drama competitions, clubs etc mean there’s pretty much always something going on, though – critically for some of these pupils – there are also dedicated quieter spaces both outside and in. SEND department has developed unrecognisably in the past few years and is now widely known for its professional, nurturing and well-resourced approach. For pupils who struggle with a traditional education environment, Connect is based in a modern…

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Entrance examinations include: 3-4: Assessment morning. 5-10: Full-day assessment. 11: Maths, English & Reasoning.

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Since September 2015, Lawrence Collins BSc PGCE MA FRGS FCCT (40s), previously deputy head and before that head of geography and director of ICT and e-learning at Lincoln Minster School. A ball of energy and natural storyteller, he grew up in West Yorkshire, attending the local grammar. Geography degree from Bristol; PGCE from Exeter; MA in education from Bishop Grossteste University College, Lincoln. Chose teaching because he wanted to share his love of geography and ‘although it might sound twee, to enable people to fly.’ Has worked in state and independent schools, single sex and co-ed, selective and non-selective.

Was attracted to the ‘small size’ and ‘extended family feel’ of the school but disapproved of it being selective. ‘It didn’t fit with the inclusive tradition of the school and had...

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