New uniform, Year 7, and Mr Henderson's Ice Bucket Challenge
A BIG thank you to all staff, pupils and parents for an amazingly smooth start to the new academic year.
The first few days can always be a bit chaotic until Y7 pupils settle in and older pupils get used to their new timetables and new teachers (and brand new subjects in Y10), but this year we also had a new uniform, a new pastoral system with Houses and Vertical Tutor Groups, a new rewards system and a new Behaviour Policy to introduce too! To everyone’s credit, the first week went like clockwork and I am delighted!
The new school blazers are now available to collect from school reception. As expected when kitting out nearly 500 pupils with a brand new uniform, there have been some teething problems, but nothing that can’t be resolved. Please bear with us, we have never done this before and are relying on the expertise of our suppliers!
A minority of parents are not happy with the size of blazer that they received. All children were measured by either Elizabeths Embroidery (Year 7 and Year 8) or by Motif8 (Year 9 and Year 10) so if the sizing is wrong, please get in touch with the relevant company and they will sort you out.
Improving educational outcomes for all our pupils is a key priority for Bishopsgarth School
Improving educational outcomes for all our pupils is a key priority for Bishopsgarth School. We appreciate we cannot achieve this goal alone and the links between home and school are of the upmost importance if we wish the pupils to make rapid progress with their education. Last year we set ourselves a challenge to improve parental engagement, as a result we embarked on a journey to complete the Leading Parent Partnership Award, a nationally recognised scheme which demonstrates schools’ commitment to the work they do with parents and the local community. Parents, pupils, staff and governors worked tirelessly to fulfil the criteria required and we are proud to be the first secondary school in Stockton on Tees to achieve this prestigious award.