(Brave, Resourceful, have Integrity, have Grit, have High Standards and are Tolerant).
This academic year, we have started to give BRIGHT Awards to our students. Every month, our subject leaders select a ‘student of the month’. This is the student that has embodied being BRIGHT. Here is a photograph of some of our winners for September 2019.
Congratulations to our year 11 students on their results.
There have been some outstanding individual performances with 60% of students who accessed the mainstream curriculum achieving 9 – 4 grades in English and maths. 74% achieved 9 – 4 grades in English with 66% of students achieving 9 – 4 grades in maths.
Students also achieved some excellent results in a number of areas and we are particularly pleased with our triple science results with a significant number of students achieving grades 9 – 7. Our design technology, computer science and business studies results are also extremely pleasing with some very positive progress scores. Obtaining good GCSE results is not easy and our students have worked extremely hard in the various subjects.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank our year 11 students for their hard work and dedication to enable them to achieve these results. I would also like to thank our staff too. They have worked tirelessly and I am enormously grateful to them for their hard work. My gratitude also extends to our extremely supportive Governing Board. Governors have worked very hard to ensure that we have everything in place to enable us to continue to provide the best education for our students.
Students at Jarrow School had the fantastic opportunity on Monday to take part in an organised workshop ran by The Beach School Project - a voluntary English education project based on the island of Sal in Cape Verde.
The project works, with the support of the municipal government in Sal, to deliver programs of teaching to vulnerable children.
The students collaboratively created a children's story that will be sent to Cape Verde so that the project team can explore language with the students, as well as offering UK students the opportunity to develop skills in crafting of language, but also to explore issues of cultural and social diversity.
Ben Watson, project lead, said, "Working with the Year 7 students at Jarrow School was a wonderful experience. The enthusiasm and creativity with which students approached activities across the day impressed all of those working with the project."
Well done 7 Mercury!