Gleed Girls' Technology College

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Sir John Gleed School
Established 1941
Closed 2011
Type Secondary
Location Neville Avenue
PE11 2EJ
52°47′12″N 0°08′14″W / 52.7867°N 0.1372°W / 52.7867; -0.1372Coordinates: 52°47′12″N 0°08′14″W / 52.7867°N 0.1372°W / 52.7867; -0.1372
DfE URN 120712 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16

Gleed Girls' Technology College was a secondary school on Neville Avenue in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England. It opened on 28 April 1941 as Spalding The Gleed Senior Council School and comprised boys' and girls departments which from 1946 were regarded as separate schools under the same management. From October 1946 to 1948 the two schools were known as Spalding Gleed Secondary Modern Schools. From October 1948 until at least 1974 they were again regarded as separate departments of the school which was known as Spalding Gleed County Secondary School.[1] It became a Specialist Technology College in 2001.[2] From September 2009 it was a combined Technology and Applied Learning Specialist College. The headteacher was Mrs Janet Daniels (previously at The Maltings Academy, Essex). The school's commitment to its staff was recognised by its redesignation as an Investors in People establishment.

In 2011 the boys' and girls' schools amalgamated and became the Sir John Gleed School.

The girls' school achieved considerable publicity when an email sent by a member of staff to a parent was placed into the public domain. The email was stated to contain 14 spelling or grammar errors. The incident was covered by the national newspapers, including The Sun, Daily Mail,[3] Daily Telegraph,[4] Daily Express, Daily Star,[5] Metro,[6] and the Yorkshire Evening Post,[7] and TV including BBC News.[8]

In November 2011 the school became a mixed school.

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  1. ^ "Spalding Gleed County Secondary School". Lincs to the Past. 2014. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "More schools get specialist status". BBC News. London: BBC. 21 June 2001. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Dolan, Andy (1 December 2010). "Headteacher forced to apologise for school report littered with spelling mistakes |". Mail Online. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Head teacher forced to apologise for error-laden report". The Daily Telegraph. London: TMG. 30 November 2010. ISSN 0307-1235. OCLC 49632006. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Richardson, Tom (1 December 2010). "Education: Fury over Miss who kan't spell". Daily Star. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Teacher gets 0 out of 10 for spelling". Metro News. 30 November 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Teacher's mistake laden email sparks criticism". Yorkshire Evening Post. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Spalding teacher's e-mail 'had 14 mistakes'". BBC News. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 

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