Our Orchard Journey Together

Ofsted Report

What Ofsted say about the Orchard.

Careers Advice

The Orchard prides itself in providing bespoke vocational opportunities and informative careers advice to every one of its superstars that attend the school. This is done in collaboration with local specialists in delivering work experience opportunities for learners with SEND.


Welcome to our SEND information which aims to provide all our stakeholders with the information, aim and mission of the Orchard to support many young heroes with additional needs within their local communities. Orchard School values the abilities and achievements of all its pupils and is committed to providing each pupil with the best possible environment for learning enabling them to thrive.


Within this section you will find all of our school policies and procedures. Policies are important because they help us as a school establish rules and procedures and create standards of quality for learning and safety, as well as expectations and accountability.


Exciting opportunities to join our Orchard family! Check back here for details of our vacancies.

Parent Information

Parents are a key stakeholder in shaping our school, positive learner experiences for all and helping us celebrate the successes of every child who attends the Orchard. We value our parental voice and all their efforts in supporting us to meet the needs of not only their child but all who attend the Orchard.

Safeguarding at The Orchard

The Orchard School is very conscious that we have a responsibility to safeguard all of our learners who attend the school. School staff are trained to a high standard and reflect the School’s philosophy of “safeguarding first”.

The Orchard work closely with North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children’s Board, following all statutory advice. Our school adheres to “Keeping Children Safe in Education” and Guidance for Safer Working Practice for Adults who work with Children and Young People in Education Settings. Access to local safeguarding arrangements can be found at:

For North East Lincolnshire: Click Here
For North Lincolnshire: Click Here
For Lincolnshire: Click Here

Every member of staff holds a current Safeguarding Child Protection Training Certificate. They are trained in recognising signs of abuse and know exactly what to do if they have concerns about any child in school – this training is renewed every 3 years. Further extra training takes place at our school, such as PREVENT, British Values, Child Sexual Exploitation and Online Safety.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. All adults working in school are required to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Enhanced Check.

We have a copy of the School’s Safeguarding Policy available in School reception and it is also available on this website: Safeguarding Policy.

Lena Griffin
Designated Safeguarding Lead

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News & Events

News / 19th April 2022

Newsletter Spring 1

Welcome to our Spring 1 newsletter, we cannot believe that we are already halfway through the 2021-22 academic year.

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News / 19th April 2022

Newsletter Autumn 2

We are almost at the end of another somewhat turbulent year thanks to the ongoing and ever changing COVID pandemic.

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News / 19th April 2022

Newsletter Autumn 1

It has certainly been a lively and busy start to the year as we have been transitioning record numbers of learners back into the school as we finally...

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The Orchard Family

Here are the friendly members of the Orchard Family.

Mike Burton

Executive Principal

Rebecca Genney


Jodie Bromley

Assistant Principal

Claire Hodges-Brooks

Operations & Compliance Manager

Lena Griffin

Learner Welfare & Transitions Manager (DSL)

Wendy Taylor


Stuart Dainty

Laceby Road & Robert Street Centre Manager

Steven Finney

Head of Centre

Matthew Maidens

Restorative & Pastoral Manager

Kate Nicol

Laceby Road & Robert Street Learning Hub Manager.

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