At Sedgefield Community College we seek to promote high standards of literacy in all of our subjects across the school. We believe that it is vital for students to leave Sedgefield Community College well equipped with the literacy skills they will need to be successful throughout their life.
“At Sedgefield Community College, striving for the highest possible standards in Learning and Teaching are central to everything that we do. It is only by ensuring high quality learning that we can enable our students to ACHIEVE their full potential and ensure their enjoyment of their lessons each day.
We believe that we need to ensure our students do not simply know information, but they fully understand it. This desire to ensure ‘Deep Learning’ means we want to support our students in having the skills to be successful learners. “
Community College has recently been awarded the QiSS
accreditation. Quality in Study Support and Extended
Services (QiSS)has a national reputation for excellence
in both the application of knowledge and creating
practical solutions for education providers in the areas
of Study Support, Extended Services, professional
development and learning outside of normal lesson time.
Full credit goes to the staff for creating these
experiences for our students.
In June 2012, Sedgefield Community College was successful in becoming only the second secondary school in the region to receive Thinking School Status. This award reflects the commitment to develop a thinking culture in our school and confirms the rapid progress that has been made in developing thinking and learning through the use of our Sedgefield Learning Box.
Sedgefield Students Clean Up
group of environmentally conscious Year 7 students from Sedgefield Community
College recently volunteered to take part in Durham County Council’s annual
event, The Big Spring Clean. On the morning of Wednesday 25th March the
students began scouring the village, fervently collecting any litter they
came across. They were so enthusiastic with the task that it wasn’t long
before they had filled numerous bin bags of waste. The students involved
received much praise from local residents and they were also greeted by the
Sedgefield in Bloom ‘Bloomers’ who were equally impressed by their attitude
and enthusiasm. The event gave the students an opportunity to understand the
impact that litter has on a community and to feel that they were helping
Sedgefield to ‘Bloom’. A big well done to those students.
Pupils take to the stage
24th March, 63 students from SCC performed at the Gala Theatre. Please
click the link to be directed to the Northern Echo's article.
Congratulations to the Sedgefield 'Class of 2014' who have been named as
finalists for the Northern Echo class of the year award 2014.
Recently statistics have been published that show that once students leave
Sedgefield Community College at the end of Year 11, they are considerably
more likely to go into employment with training or education than other
students either within the County or nationally. We are proud that our
outstanding careers education programme has played its part in achieving
such an impressive outcome.
College receives national award
for Arts excellence
The college is proud to announce that the
quality of its Arts and Cultural provision has recently been recognised by
the Arts Council England, through the award of Artsmark status. This award
is at the ‘gold standard’, which recognises the highest possible standard
and is reserved for only those organisations demonstrating exceptional
Achieving this status is thoroughly deserved
and goes some way to recognise the efforts of a dedicated team of staff, who
have created an environment rich in opportunities for students to experience
and excel in the arts.
Provision of Special Diets
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Changes to College Transport Policy
A recent newsletter informed all parents that changes to the college transport policy come into effect from January 2015. In most instances the changes will not affect students. However, letters have been posted (15th October 2015) to those parents who are affected, along with application forms for those who wish to apply for a seat on one of the college buses. (Read More)
Head Boy / Head Girl
Twelve students were recently nominated for the role of Head Boy and Head Girl at Sedgefield Community College. Following a formal interview, which mimicked the intensity of a professional job interview, the selection panel which was made up of; Headteacher, Dave Davies, Assistant Headteacher Mrs Hall, Year Manager, Mrs Hahn, and Mr Carr, one of the college governors, chose Niall Smith as Head Boy and Jessica Moresby-White as Head Girl. Both students demonstrated that they have the qualities that are required to represent the values and ethos of the college.
highest attaining Secondary School
We are delighted to announce that the
outstanding performance of students in the 2014 GCSE examinations has taken
Sedgefield Community College to number one spot at the top of the performance
tables for County Durham for the first time in the history of the college.
The Headteacher and Governors would like to congratulate students
and staff on this significant achievement.
SCHOOLBOYS will show they have all the right moves when they perform at a major dance event next month.
About 17 boys at Sedgefield Community College in County Durham have been working on an energetic routine ahead of the Boyz Moves Platform in Dance City in Newcastle on Sunday, November 23.
Dance teacher Stacey Arrowsmith started a "boyz" project at the school as she was keen to quash the myth that dance was just for girls.
“I had been working with 11 to 14-year-olds and found the boys responded really well to contemporary dance,” she said.
“I think a lot of boys see dancing as a feminine activity for girls and I wanted to prove that this is not the case at all. The routine we will perform is based on the theme of a wolf pack and is very physical, with lots of contact and floor work. The boys quickly realised that to be a dancer you have to be strong, powerful and athletic.”
Tickets for the Boyz Moves Platform cost £5 and are available from dancecity.co.uk
Outstanding GCSE Results - Sedgefield Community College students excel yet again!
The college is
pleased once again to report another outstanding set of GCSE results, which
maintains Sedgefield’s place as one of the North’s East’s highest achieving
Governors and the
Headteacher, Dave Davies are absolutely delighted for students and staff who
have worked so hard to produce their stunning performance. In a challenging
year, where a number of significant adjustments to how students are examined
were thrust upon schools midway through courses, the sheer determination of
students to achieve the highest possible grades has certainly paid off.
the GCSE results Mr Davies added, ‘I would like take this opportunity to both
congratulate students on their outstanding performance, and also to thank them
for further enhancing the strong reputation of the college through their
achievements. The college now faces unprecedented demand for places. As a result
we start the new school year in September with the biggest student intake the
college has ever seen, and if there had been enough space we could have easily
taken significantly more students such was the demand. It is satisfying to know
that so many parents now trust the college with their children’s education, and
demonstrate their confidence in our ability to maximise the potential of all
students by choosing Sedgefield.
We wish our class
of 2014, happiness and every success in their life after Sedgefield Community
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