• Ofsted report 2014
    Improvements in English teaching have already boosted students’ progress in this subject.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Students say that they receive regular homework from most teachers. Tasks extend their learning and work is returned and marked quickly.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    In practical lessons, students recognise how to be safe and this skill is extended to their understanding of how to keep safe when using online technologies.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    The drive and actions of the new headteacher and other senior leaders to improve teaching are already proving successful. Students’ progress is starting to accelerate across the school.OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Attendance at the school has risen rapidly in the last year.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Students feel very safe and know that should bullying occur, it will be dealt with quickly.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Students are keen to explain how they feel more valued. For example, they say that it was their wish via their school council to have a new school uniform as a sign of a new beginning.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Gaps between the achievement and attendance of different groups of students in this school are small and closing and the curriculum currently on offer to all students is well-matched to their needs.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    The students who are part of the school’s additionally resourced provision, and those students who attend alternative provision, make good progress.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Improving teaching continues to be a priority for the school and the headteacher and senior leaders are driving its improvement across the school.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Recent data show that students now attend more regularly. Rates of attendance are rising rapidly and are now nearer the national average. Different groups of pupils, including those who receive pupil premium funding, attend as often as their peers do. OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Improvements in English teaching have already boosted students’ progress in this subject.

    OFSTED January 2014
  • Ofsted report 2014
    Scrutiny of the work by students seen in lessons, speaking to students and analysing their books show that their progress is now more rapid than it was previously.

    OFSTED January 2014

Flexible Learning Day, March 2014

Be the Best You Can Be, Risk Taking Behaviour, Seeking Asylum, Future Success, and Zombie apocalypse!

Flexible Learning Day, March 2014

Year 7 Be the Best You Can Be

The year 7s continued with their work on the Olympic legacy “Be the Best You Can Be” campaign. As the campaign nears its culmination the children were asked to work in small groups to prepare presentations saying what they have enjoyed about the process so far. The presentations could take any form from a rap or song to a PowerPoint presentation.

The day finished with a full year performance of their ‘Be the best’ song which was loud, fusing modern beats with 90’s hip hop styling to create a catchy and soulful track which will stay in the children’s heads and the staff’s ears for years to come.

Boiler Suits And Oily Hands?

Year 9 and 10 visit to Shildon Engineering Day, Thursday 20 March

Boiler Suits And Oily Hands?

Thirty- five Bishopsgarth pupils boarded a coach at 9.00 this morning to travel to the National Railway Museum in Shildon. Their interest wasn’t just in the locomotives however, impressive though they were, but in the displays from a wide range of employers involved in all aspects of engineering in the North East.

The message was clear: engineering has moved a long way from the stereotype of the boiler suit and oily hands of the old days, if that image was ever true. Not only that, but the complaint that “we don’t make anything in Britain anymore” was also proved wrong, as engineering is now a multi-billion pound earner for the economy, and a major employer in the North East. Did you know that British engineering leads the world in Formula 1 car technology?

School Uniform Consultation - Survey Results Are Now Available

Survey Results Are Now Available

School Uniform Consultation - Survey Results Are Now Available

When I spoke to some of you at the Uniform Consultation Evening you asked me to organise a survey of both parents and pupils to see what their opinions were regarding changing the current school uniform. This was done just before half term. Can I thank those of you who took the time to reply, we had almost 150 parental responses and the results are detailed below.