In May 2020 the Department for Education approved our application to move forward to the pre-opening phase of a new special free school in Northumberland for children aged 11-16 with Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs and autism. The school will be called Gilbert Ward Academy.
We are now entering the next phase of this exciting journey and we are looking to create a new school which will prepare pupils for new and exciting learning opportunities. The education offer will be varied, have a focus on ensuring children are exposed to a rich and varied curriculum that meets all individual needs. The overarching aim will be to engage all pupils in their learning.
If you would prefer you can write to us via two routes:
1. Email [email protected] (In the subject bar please state Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation)
2. Post to Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation, c/o Prosper Learning Trust, Linhope Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE5 2LW
Alternatively you can call 0191 2296020 and select option 7.
We will be holding the following consultation events for stakeholders:
|Community Consultation||22 June 2021||4.00pm||In person at Port Training Services Quay Road, Blyth or virtual option|
|Parent Consultation||22 June 2021||6.00pm||In person at Port Training Services Quay Road, Blyth or virtual option|
|Partner Agencies Consultation||23 June 2021||10.00am||In person at Ashington Campus, Northumberland College or virtual option|
|Councillors Consultation||30 June 2021||2.00pm||In person at Isabella Community Centre, Blyth or virtual option|
|Parent Consultation||30 June 2021||4.00pm||In person at Isabella Community Centre, Blyth or virtual option|
To book your attendance at one of our Consultation events please click the relevant link below and complete the booking form. If you would like to attend an event virtually please indicate this on the form and we will send you a link with instructions on how to join prior to the event.
Community Consultation Event 22 June 2021, 4.00pm
Parent Consultation Event 22 June 2021, 6.00pm
Partner Agencies Consultation Event 23 June 2021, 10.00am
Councillors Consultation Event 30 June 2021, 2.00pm
Parents Consultation Event 30 June 2021, 4.00pm
School Heads and Chairs Consultation Event 1 July 2021, 4.30pm
Alternatively you can email us at [email protected] to reserve your place.