A Message to Parents and Carers
In the uncertain times created by Coronavirus it is important that communities pull together and the Fortuna School Community is no exception. As a Senior Leadership Team we are clear in our commitment to support our pupils and their families as best we can with the additional challenges created by this pandemic.
We are here to help.
Miss Robson is the Executive Head in overall charge of the Fortuna/Athena Federation
I would like to give a warm welcome to everyone who visits the Fortuna/Athena Federation website. I have worked with pupils with SEMH needs for almost thirty years and as the Executive Head I am very proud of the achievements of both pupils and staff within the Federation.
Both schools are based in Lincoln and provide provision for primary and secondary age pupils with an EHCP with a primary need of Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH)
Mrs Keegan is our Head of School.
Hello everyone and thank you for taking the time to visit our school website. I have worked with pupils with SEMH for 13 years, both here and in mainstream settings. I am passionate about providing all of our pupils with the very best opportunities and experiences that will support them throughout their lives.
We aim to achieve this by building positive and trusting relationships with our pupils and their families. This enables us to work together to help the pupils to 'acknowledge the past, manage the present and work hard towards the future.'
I am exceptionally proud of the school and have been a part of the school's journey, in a number of different roles; beginning as a teaching assistant in 2007. I have been Head of school since 2015 and I feel very lucky to be able to work alongside an amazing, dedicated and committed staff team and I look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference in the lives of our pupils in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information about our school or if you would like to arrange a visit. Mrs Keegan
Miss Claypole is Deputy Head Of School.
I have been working in education for 24 years. After working in Northamptonshire in a mainstream school for 7 years I moved to Lincolnshire and joined the Fortuna Family. Over the last 17 years I have been part of the journey and seen the school, staff and pupils go from strength to strength.
My role now enables me to work across the school supporting pupils and staff. A role I thoroughly enjoy. I love to see the children's achievements and share in their experiences as they gain more and more confidence and become independent learners, working towards the next steps in their school life.
Mr Chaplin is one of our two Assistant Heads.
Hello and welcome! I spent my first year as a teacher at a local mainstream primary school before moving to Fortuna in 2007. I became an Assistant Head in 2015.
My role is mainly focused around supporting pupils with their SEMH needs and involves working alongside our Special Needs Coordinator and Play Therapist as well as supporting classroom based staff. It is a truly gratifying role and getting to witness those 'growth moments' that children often have here at Fortuna is a real highlight of the job that will never get old.
Mrs Rollins is one of our two Assistant Heads.
Hello everyone! I'm Mrs Rollins one of the Assistant Heads here at Fortuna School. I have worked with SEMH pupils for 17 years. It is a real privilege to be part of the Fortuna/Athena Federation and I am incredibly lucky to be part of the fantastic work that happens in our school.
I originally began my life as a teacher at Fortuna, before spending several years working at our federated secondary school, Athena, before returning to Fortuna in 2019.
My main role, alongside supporting pupils and staff, is developing and monitoring the School Curriculum. I am passionate about creating and delivering a curriculum that is not only suited to our pupils needs but will help to engage and inspire them to become life long learners.
Mrs Smith Is our School Business Manager.
Hello, I'm Mrs Smith the School Business Manager. I look after the school's finances to ensure that children receive all the resources and support they need to enhance their learning experience and wellbeing.