Term 2 Assessment Weeks 2017: Information for students, parents & carers

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Term 2 Assessment Week week information for students in Years 7, 8 and 10

In order to support students to prepare for their assessment week, a document has been produced for each year group, which specifies:

  • Subjects being assessed
  • Dates of assessment
  • Topics to revise
  • Resources, further information and support (web-links are underlined in the document in blue and can be accessed directly by clicking on them)

Each document can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below:

All students have been e-mailed an individual copy of the relevant document for their year group.  Students are also encouraged to take their exercise books home to help them prepare for their assessments.

Rewards Programme

In our February newsletter we shared our Ready- Respectful- Safe expectations for making our learning environment positive, happy, safe and focused on learning.

As we are approaching the Easter break it seemed an ideal time to update you on our Rewards Programme which compliments our school expectations.

Our rewards take a variety of forms, from phone calls home, Hot Chocolate with the Headteacher to vouchers and prize draws. Our full programme can be found via this link.

 

Lord Glenamara prize

The annual Lord Glenamara of Glenridding Memorial Prize recognises sixth form students from the region who have excelled in their studies while making profound contributions to their school or wider community. We are very proud of Thomas James who was runner up for this years award. Mr Nesbitt, who nominated Thomas for the award, said “Thomas has proven himself to be an outstanding, well rounded individual and an asset to the student body during his five years at Belmont Community School. Thomas achieved success both in and out of the classroom due to his growth mindset and the emphasis he places on acquiring new skills.  In his time at Belmont Thomas exerted a strong positive influence in many areas of the school and the wider community. Thomas is an outstanding example of how a young person can have a substantial impact on individuals, their local communities and beyond. Moving forward we will continue to monitor Thomas’ progress with pride and anticipation.”

Thomas, his mum and Mr Nesbitt attended the ceremony at the Imperial College London where they had the opportunity to tour Imperial’s campus, meet with current students, and try their hand in the College’s Flight Simulator facility.

Thomas, pictured here receiving his award from Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening.

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House System

Today saw the launch of our House System in school. Students and staff have been allocated a “House”, ours are named after local castle’s: Durham, Auckland, Lumley and Barnard.

The House System aims to facilitate more mixing between the different year groups, increase community spirit, peer mentoring, boost the existing rewards system, encourage more students to get involved in competitions, and develop leadership opportunities for students in KS3 and KS4.