Students make good progress

Back left to right: Kevin Lowry, MD at HfN, Coun Scott Dickinson, chairman of Governors, Coun Robert Arckless and Christine Graham, executive headteacher. The students, from right to left, are Natasha Carr, Becky Mawson, Ryan Mossman and Lewis Anderson. Picture by Trevor Walker.
Back left to right: Kevin Lowry, MD at HfN, Coun Scott Dickinson, chairman of Governors, Coun Robert Arckless and Christine Graham, executive headteacher. The students, from right to left, are Natasha Carr, Becky Mawson, Ryan Mossman and Lewis Anderson. Picture by Trevor Walker.

A new space has been created for students at an Amble school, thanks to support from a housing company.

Homes for Northumberland (HfN) has transformed the old caretaker’s house at James Calvert Spence College (JCSC) into a new area for pupils, known as the Progress Zone.

It will provide a space for students who require more focused, one-to-one, support in smaller groups.

HfN provided all materials and labour for the renovation of the caretaker’s house into new classroom facilities.

This included a new heating system, plastering, painting and tiling and provision of full mobility access.

Kevin Lowry, managing director at HfN, said: “We wanted to help the college transform this formerly disused area into something that could be used by students, and we were delighted to support them in this way.”

Christine Graham, executive headteacher at JCSC, said: “The zone itself is run and funded by the school and allows us to work with students who need to be separated from the rest of the school for short periods, before being integrated back as appropriate.

“The renovation has been done to an extremely high standard and we would like to thank HfN for the support they offered us to provide this new environment for students.”