Year 11 GCSE Results
Year 11 students will be
welcome to collect their GCSE results on Thursday 22nd August 2013 between 10am
for Raffle Results from the Y11 Showcase 21st & 22nd May 2013
On the 27th and 28th of February the
college had its first Ofsted inspection since December 2009. As those associated
with the college will know, the college has enjoyed a period of rapid
improvement since, with Sedgefield now firmly established as one of the North
East’s highest achieving schools. It was pleasing therefore to see the
college’s transformation being recognised through a highly positive inspection
report, which highlights the many truly outstanding facets of the college. It is
hoped that everyone involved takes great satisfaction in the part they have
played in creating a school that the community can be proud of.
here to go to the OFSTED inspection report.
England’s most improved schools
Some parents may have
noted an item that was recently widely reported in the national and local media
regarding the country’s 200 most improved secondary schools. It was pleasing to
see that following four consecutive years of significant improvements in
examination results, Sedgefield Community College was placed 35th in this list.
A notable achievement given that there are almost 4000 secondary schools in the
country. Well deserved recognition for the hard work and commitment shown by
students and staff alike.
Parents Evening Dates
Year 7 Thursday 27th June 2013
Year 8 Thursday 4th July 2013
Year 9 Wednesday 13th February 2013
Year 10 Thursday 23rd May 2013
Year 11 Wednesday 27th March 2013
Please also refer to the 'Key Dates' information available on the parents
section of the website.
Sedgefield top the education league table
Sedgefield awarded 'Thinking School status' for
high quality teaching
On Thursday 23rd August 2012
Year 11 students will be able to collect their GCSE results between 10am and
On Friday 24th August 2012 Y10 students can collect
their results between 10am and 12 noon.
Following on from our post
about high expectations, we have now added a ruler to the minimum equipment
expectations we have of our students. Equipment students need to bring to
school are a pen, pencil, ruler and rubber. This basic set of equipment is
checked every morning during tutor time and any student who does not have a pen,
pencil and/or ruler will be provided one by their tutor so they are always
equipped throughout the day. If the tutor has to provide a student with any of
the minimum equipment requirements a minimal charge will be made to the students
bio-metrics account at the following rates;
Pencil – 5p
Ruler – 15p
Although a pen, pencil and
ruler are the minimum items of equipment we expect our students to bring, we
hope you will see the benefit of equipping your child with both a spare pen and
pencil, as well as a wider variety of equipment such as rubbers, coloured
pencils, calculators, and protractors etc. Bringing a full range of equipment is
perhaps even more important for KS4 students, as they will be able to trust the
equipment they use regularly and know exactly how to use it during exams.
A copy of a letter sent to parents regarding equipment can be
found in the parents section of the website under the tab Uniform & Equipment.
The reason we place so much
emphasis on students being equipped for their learning is so we can also
encourage the highest standards of presentation in their work. Students are
constantly encouraged to pride in their work by striving for accuracy in what
they do and to take their time.
week beginning 19th March students were reminded of the need to
come to school suitably equipped with a pen, pencil and rubber. I am sure that
with the support of parents, those that currently fail to do so will quickly
change their ways. However, any student that fails to have equipment available
at the start of morning lessons will be provided with the missing items at the
cost of 10p per pen and 5p per pencil with this cost deducted from the child’s
account in school.
know that all students have the correct equipment we will then begin to be much
more insistent upon high standards of presentation in books.
Year 7 Homework Projects
Year 7 pupils, pictured here in Mr Kidd's lesson, had a fantastic time with their recent Homework Project on Castles, for Humanities. The work produced was of an excellent standard and students clearly enjoyed this project. Well done to all of the pupils pictured here!
All key stage 3 pupils can now access their current homework tasks from each Faculty Cloud by clicking 'students' at the top of this page.