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Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North Community College

This Week's Notices

It is important to us that parents are kept up to date with notices from the College.  Please check here each week for important information about your daughter and the College. 

Parent Forum - Tuesday 28 November 

As you will be aware from my letter dated 9 October 2017, governors are proposing that Sir Jonathan North Community College joins The Lionheart Academies Trust in the near future and we would like to invite parents and carers to be a part of the discussion about this change.

The Government has made clear its intention for schools to become academies by 2022 and in particular for schools to organise themselves within groups. As their budgets are reduced, local authorities are also reducing the services that they have available to schools. Making this change means we can develop in partnership with another outstanding school.

Our values at Sir Jonathan North are that learning should be both enjoyable and rewarding; that students should have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. A shared ethos of academic excellence and holistic development will be central to this partnership.

We believe that this collaboration will have a positive impact on the already excellent standards of teaching and learning, pastoral care, and extra-curricular provision at Sir Jonathan North.

To give you an opportunity to discuss this change, there will be a Parent Forum at 6 pm on Tuesday 28 November 2017.  Please reserve your place via TicketSource by clicking here.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Alison Merrills

Principal

Important – Keep our students and your daughter safe! 

We would like to thank all parents and carers who are considerate and careful drivers when they bring/collect their daughter to/from College.  However we ask that you are considerate of the safety of all of our students and residents in the surrounding area during these busy times of the day. Please do not park across driveways or block access to properties. Some vehicles have also been stopping on the zig zag lines outside of the College and by the pedestrian crossing or making u turns in the road.  This makes crossing the road dangerous; we request you park in the correctly marked areas. We would also like to remind you not to bring your car on to the College site to collect your daughter at the end of the day unless this has been agreed with staff. This helps to improve student safety at the start and end of school when the pathway across the College driveway gets extremely busy.

Thank you for your support in keeping our students safe.

Alison Merrills

Principal

Message for Year 11 Parents 

We would like to say well done to all Year 11 students for a great start to their mock exams. Exams continue until Wednesday 6 December so positive behaviour needs to continue, both inside the exam room and entering and leaving exams.

Please make sure you are looking after your daughter during this busy period, allowing her to take time out to relax and eat well. On the topic of eating, make sure your daughter takes up the offer of a free breakfast on exam days, serving ends at 8.30 am so encourage her to get to the canteen in plenty of time.

The mock exam results will be handed out officially during a ‘Results Day’ on Thursday 14 December. 

GL Assessments Commencing 11 November for Year 9 Students 

GL assessments take place for Year 9 during week commencing 11 November 2017.  

Assessments are all completed on the computer.  Students should go straight to the room allocated at the start of the lesson and will be registered there. If your daughter has her own headphones, then please ask her to bring them.  However, we do have spares if she needs to borrow some. Students cannot revise for these tests.   It is one piece of information the college uses to ensure your daughter is making the progress she should be and helps us to identify areas she needs to work on. 

SEND Drop-In Coffee Morning 

As a college, we recognise how vital it is for the school and parents to work together to ensure the best outcomes for students. We were therefore delighted to host 23 parents at our SEND drop-in coffee morning  last Tuesday.  As well as enjoying a wide variety of refreshments, parents and carers were able to meet members of the Skills for Learning team, share concerns and queries, and find out more about the interventions and activities their daughters are enjoying. Laptops were available to demonstrate how parents can find useful information on the new school website, as well as log-ins and guides for parents not yet accessing Show My Homework.   It was lovely to see parents and carers sharing experiences with each other too. 

One parent commented , ' I am so pleased with the school for organising this coffee morning as it has given me a chance to understand what my daughter is receiving and also which groups she is attending.  Thank you!'

We look forward to welcoming even more at our next drop-in in March.

Mrs Greaves

Curriculum Team Leader Skills for Learning

National Citizenship Service
 

We are thrilled to announce that this year we have been awarded Bronze Champion School Status by our local National Citizenship Service delivery provider.  During the summer 59 of our students took part in the National Citizenship Service which involved a residential, fundraising, team challenges and much more.  It is an amazing opportunity and great for the CV.  Year 11, it will be your turn next - can you beat this?!

Mrs Greaves

Student Christmas Dinner - 15 December 

The student Christmas Dinner will be on Friday 15 December 2017.  If your daughter would like a Christmas dinner, she will need to let her form tutor know her menu choice and pay £2.05 to Ms Ford in the dining hall by Monday 27 November.

Children in Need Total 

We had a fantastic time fundraising for Children in Need this year. It was super to have an opportunity to support such a great charity by having a non-uniform day. Thanks to our peers we were able to raise approximately £800 for the charity.

The Student Executive Committee

Adverse Weather Conditions 

We would like to remind parents of the arrangements in place in the event of adverse weather conditions. Should we judge the weather conditions on site and/or in the local area to be a health and safety risk, we may be forced to close the College.

You will find information on this by:

In the very unlikely event that the College is forced to close before the end of the school day, we will inform parents by text message.

Should you prefer your daughter to remain in College until the end of the school day, a record of this will have been kept in the Main Office.

Mrs Merrills

Principal

Sporting Fixtures for Week Beginning 27 November 2017 

28 November - Year  7 Netball/Year 8 Basketball at Rushey Mead

Principal's Award Winners - 24 November 2017  

The students below have been nominated as this week’s Principal award winners.  Mrs Merrills’ awards a certificate to outstanding students each week.  

Hinde 7.2

Aleesha 7.3

Eshal 7.9

Fathima 8.6

Amelia 8.8

Jaye-Leigh 10.4

Humanities Stars of the Week - 24 November 2017  

The following students are Humanities stars of the week:

Business - Olivia 11.6

Geography - Molly 9.9

History - Eve 10.9

R.S - Demi 10.5

Travel and Tourism - Jasmine 11.2

Stars of the Week - 24 November 2017 

With 100% attendance and no late marks last week, our Stars of the Week are:

Olive 7.1

Paris 8.5

Ayaat 9.7

Ella 10.1

Amy 10.2

Sydney 11.1

Lily 11.5