Staff and students celebrating outside the school building

Ofsted: Royal School Manchester is OUTSTANDING!

09th December 2016

For the third successive inspection, the Seashell Trust-run Royal School Manchester has been top rated by Ofsted.

Anne Gough, head of Royal School Manchester, said: “I am extremely pleased to report that the School has maintained its outstanding status. This is the third consecutive outstanding Ofsted judgement for the school. I am so proud and delighted to be part of a remarkable team that provide such inspirational teaching and give children a real prospect of contributing in later life.”

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The Together team volunteering at Seahshell Trust

Together volunteers make gardens beautiful again

08th December 2016

Together team lend a helping hand at Seashell Trust

Cheadle finance company Together sent its commercial team to volunteer at Seashell Trust recently.

They spent helping to maintain part of our 30 acres of grounds to create an outdoor space for our students to enjoy.

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 Brown Shipley’s triumphant squad with the trophy

What a result - HURST football tournament scores £1,700 for Seashell

01st December 2016

Private banking and wealth management firm Brown Shipley triumphed at HURST’s annual charity five-a-side football tournament for the second year in a row.

A total of £1,700 was raised for Seashell Trust, which is HURST’s charity of the year.

Fifteen teams took part in the sixth annual competition, which was held at the Lucozade Powerleague Trafford Soccerdome.

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Final Detail Of Application For £45m School Campus Submitted

30th November 2016

The Seashell Trust has submitted further important details with regards to its ongoing planning application to develop a new school and campus to provide specialist care for children with complex learning difficulties.

The Cheadle Hulme special school submitted the initial plans for the campus transformation project in February of this year (2016). The plans include the demolition of the dated school buildings, development of a new school, family support services, residential accommodation for students and new sports facilities which will be available for public use.

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Seashell Trust student Cayman Norton will be joining Enterprise Rent A Car staff on their Santa Run along with his mother Angela and brother Reims

Join the festive fun with Enterprise Rent A Car's Santa run

14th November 2016

Staff from a car rental firm will be donning the iconic red suits and big beards - and trainers - to deliver Christmas treats to Seashell Trust's profoundly disabled students – and they want you to join in the festive fun too!

Around 40 Enterprise Rent A Car staff dressed as Father Christmas will run just over two miles from their Heald Green branch to deliver selection boxes to our residential students.

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Seashell Trust's signing choir at the Lord Morris of Manchester Memorial Lecture

Seashell's signing choir performs at inaugural Lord Morris lecture

11th November 2016

Seashell Trust's signing choir had the honour of performing at the University of Manchester’s inaugural Lord Morris of Manchester lecture.

The Disabled Staff Network's public lecture was in honour of the late Alf Morris, Lord Morris of Manchester – the world’s first Minister for Disabled People and Hon Patron of Seashell Trust.

Guest speaker Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson delivered the lecture which focused on the rights and equality of disabled people to a packed Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall at the university.

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 Nick Lee, right, with friend Forbes Simpson, celebrates the end of the epic ride from Land's End to John O'Groats.

Nick's Land's End to John O'Groats ride raises £2,000

25th October 2016

A planning consultant saddled up to take on the Land's End to John O’Groats challenge to raise money for Seashell Trust.

Nick Lee, who is managing director of south Manchester-based NJL Consulting, took part in the Deloitte Ride Across Britain.

He was sponsored £2,195 to cycle the length of the UK, some 970 miles with a punishing 19,000 metres of ascent, over 9 days.

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Members of the HURST team building the teepee

HURST staff pitch in to help us get the best out of our grounds

19th October 2016

Staff from HURST built a 20ft high teepee and cleared eyesores during an away day at Seashell Trust.

The accountants and business advisers firm has chosen us to be their charity of the year.

Tasks carried out by the team of 38 included demolishing a derelict shed, removing rubble and weeds from the grounds, and gardening.

They also erected the teepee, which is used by students at Seashell Trust’s Forest School, a haven where they can experience nature and relax.

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June Battye with her dog hearing Chance

Seashell BSL tutor June up for national education award

18th October 2016

Seashell Trust's sign language tutor has been nominated for a national award.

June Battye has been shortlisted in the Transforming Lives Through Education category at the Signature Annual Awards.

The event, in its eighth year, celebrates those who break down the barriers in society for deaf and deafblind people.

June, herself profoundly deaf, has been our British Sign Language tutor for over a decade. With so many of our students being hearing impaired and having communication difficulties, her expertise has been vital.

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Barclays fundraiser at Seashell Trust

Barclays Corporate: support we can bank on in more ways than one

17th October 2016

Barclays Corporate in the North West have raised a staggering £100,000 for Seashell Trust.

The bank chose to support our charity for a year with astonishing results.

Wendy Bray, Seashell Trust fundraiser, said: “The amazing funds Barclays raised are being used to change the lives of our children and young people. We were overwhelmed by the support and the legacy of the Barclays year will live very long here.

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Seashell Trust wins best not for profit at Stockport Business Awards 2016

13th October 2016

Seashell Trust has been named best not for profit organisation at the Stockport Business Awards.

We support children and young adults with complex learning disabilities and additional communication needs from across the UK at our Ofsted-judged outstanding school and college and care homes in Cheadle Hulme.

The award sponsored by Ashcroft Creative Design was presented to Seashell Trust at a gala dinner at Stockport Town Hall.

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Alison Parker, Operations Manager, The fresh Group; Patrick Howells, Managing Director, The fresh Group; Lene Corgan, Executive Committee Member of Meeting Needs with Seashell student

A fresh Group way to meet needs of our students

13th October 2016

Creative events business The fresh Group has teamed up with industry charity Meeting Needs to provide Seashell Trust with vital funds.

The 80-strong fresh team, based in Cheadle, have supported Seashell Trust since 2013 through production of their annual charity ball, general design and marketing support and fundraising.

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