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
Be the Best You Can Be, Risk Taking Behaviour, Seeking Asylum, Future Success, and Zombie apocalypse!
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.
Year 9 and 10 visit to Shildon Engineering Day, Thursday 20 March
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?
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.