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We have had a wonderful start to the year with students returning to Campsmount looking smart and determined to achieve. Year 7 have settled very quickly and are enjoying the new facilities and opportunities that are on offer at Campsmount
OUR BEST EXAMINATION RESULTS YET
I am sure you are aware that we achieved record-breaking results at both ‘A’ level and GCSE which is a testament to the hard-work, commitment and resilience of our students and staff. I am very proud that in the face of such adversity students from this area have shown once again that they are amongst the best, not only in Doncaster, but also nationwide. The support of the community for Campsmount has always been one of our strengths and this has never been more apparent than over the last eight months. Indeed, your support, belief and kindness has contributed once again to the success of our young people.
NEW BUILD UPDATE
Finally, I am pleased to announce that we have received official confirmation that we will be able to proceed with our new school building. This is fantastic news and is no more than our young people and community deserve.
I will update you with further details in forthcoming newsletters.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Wednesday 7 July 2010
NEW BUILD FOR CTC – Following the various news coverage, over the last couple of days, regarding Building Schools for the Future (BSF) I just want to clarify the situation from Campsmount’s point of view. The first thing I want to say is, don’t worry! We have already got a substantial amount of money from the insurers that we are going to use to make sure we re-build Campsmount. We are working very closely at the moment with the Local Authority, Department for Education and Partnership for Schools, who deal with the capital build for schools, to look at how we might source additional funding to make sure that we get the school back up and running on the site at Campsmount. I am still very positive and optimistic about the whole prospect. Don’t worry, our students will not have to go to other schools, we are going to re-build Campsmount and hopefully it will be in the timescale we originally set out. We’ve had a fantastic year and we are very much looking forward to starting on the new build. I’m also pleased to report that we have a new website up and running at www.ctcmail.net
YEAR 11 PROM AT ROGERTHORPE, TUESDAY 29 JUNE 2010 – The students arrived in a variety of transport, from the traditional stretch limousine to a fire engine and JCB digger. Students were impeccably turned out; the gentlemen in their suits and the ladies in a range of stunning evening dresses. Rogerthorpe did us proud with a lovely buffet and a wonderful evening was had by all. (End of term newsletter to follow with photographs).
‘EUROVISION DANCE CONTEST’ AT CAMPSMOUNT, Wednesday 30 June 2010, saw another spectacular Dance Show at Campsmount. Students from Campsmount, Askern Spa and Norton Juniors performed a total of 10 dances, inspired by the theme ‘Music from the Movies’. Those present described the performance as energetic and inspirational. The winning team was Denmark, though competition was very tough.
REWARDS ASSEMBLIES – As the academic year comes to an end it has been a pleasure to celebrate the success of our students through the Awards Assemblies. Students received awards for attendance, performance in PE, subject success, maths challenge as well as special awards from the Headteacher and Head of Year. Year 10 Rewards Assembly will be on Monday 19 July at 9.00 a.m. Year 10 parents are welcome to come along and join in the celebrations.
SCHOOL SWEATSHIRTS – Sweatshirts and ties are now in stock and are on sale during the normal school day, 9.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. from the main reception. We will also be selling sweatshirts on the Training Day, Wednesday 1 September, 9.30 to 3.00 p.m. Sweatshirts £14.00 and ties £2.50.
PE KIT is now in stock and is on sale, to students, during registration from the pastoral office. We will also be selling PE kit on the Training Day, Wednesday 1 September, 9.30 to 3.00 p.m. Navy shorts £7.00, Navy Polo Shirt £8.50, Navy/White Football Socks £3.50, Navy sweatshirt £12.00, Navy/White Reversible Rugby Shirt £15.50, Navy Rain Jacket £18.50 and Navy Rain Pants £11.50.
NEW SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER – Our new number is 01302 700002.
SUMMER HOLIDAYS – School will close for the summer break on Friday 23 July 2010 and re-open on Thursday 2 September 2010.
Many thanks for your continued support.
FRIDAY 21 MAY 2010
PARENTS SUPPORTING CAMPSMOUNT. We were overwhelmed and deeply moved by the fantastic generosity shown by a large group of parents who got together and bought all of our staff an individual bottle of wine. In addition, parents signed a beautiful handmade card to express their gratitude for the hardwork of staff to get the school up and running after the devastating fire.
It is wonderful to know that we have the support of parents and this gesture is clearly evidence of this. Thank you.
CONSULTATION ON THE NEW SCHOOL BUILDING. A consultation event took place at Campsmount on Tuesday 11 May to ask various friends and partners of the college their views on the new school to be built on the old school site.
The event was run through a website that hosted a number of questions ranging from how the learning spaces should be organised to how environmentally-friendly the new building should be.
The site is now open to parents and students and I have received instructions below, from Bryanston Square Consulting, on how you can access the website to put forward your views. The more ideas we have the better the final build will be!
To access socrates’ tree follow the link below.
select the login tab on the top right hand side of the page.
in the box on the left hand side labeled ‘participants’ enter the project name ‘doncaster’ and click ‘find’.
once you have read the introduction, select continue.
select first time participant.
create a personal username and password.
select ‘campsmount’ as the venue from the drop down list
select your position within the school from the participant category.
click ‘continue’ and you will be presented with the first dilemma.
read the information about the dilemma.
once you have decided which side of the dilemma you agree with move the slider to represent where your opinions lie on the scale. if you are undecided, you can tick the box in the middle.
leave any comments in the comments box.
select ‘next’ and proceed to the next dilemma.
once you have answered all of the dilemmas select the 5 dilemmas you feel raised the most important issues by ticking the boxes on the summary page.
to complete the process select submit.
Additionally, we have produced some videos that may be of some use, one is designed to help participants complete socrates, the other acts as a tool to motivate your stakeholders to partake in socrates. To access the videos:
1 go to www.bryanstonsquare.com/downloads
2 enter the password ‘socvid’ in the space provided
3 enter the numbers in red that appear on the page into the space provided
4 click the submit button
5 click on the file name to begin download
if you would like to use the stimulus video that we showed yesterday please follow the above instructions using the password ‘fasterhorses’ (all one word, all lowercase).
I hope this information helps, the project is due to close on the 11 June 2010.
RECOGNITION FOR ‘OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR’. Campsmount was nominated and has subsequently reached the final of the Northern section of the National Teaching Awards. The recognition has been for the way in which staff, students, governors and the local community have responded to and coped with the disruption caused by the fire.
The judges were astounded by the determination and team work that has ensured that students have had minimal disruption to their learning. They also could not believe how we had coped with running different sites, rewritten timetables and produced learning resources from scratch! Even more noteworthy has been the speed of the recovery and that in the space of only twelve weeks a temporary school was up and running.
The final will take place on Friday 11 June and Campsmount is a finalist in ‘The Outstanding Team of the Year Award’ category.
MONDAY 17 MAY WAS AN ALTERNATIVE CURRICULUM DAY. This is when we collapse normal timetables and students learn about issues regarding PSHE, Citizenship, work related learning and enterprise in order to meet our statutory obligations.
Year 7 focused on Mental and Physical health, with an emphasis on health and hygiene. Students had ‘£20,000’ to create a company that sold wash-bags. In groups, they had to pitch their product to their Form Tutor in a ‘Dragons Den / Apprentice’ manner. PC Stewart Brookes presented two sessions on ‘Road Safety’ and ‘Children and the Law’ to Y8 students in our Sports Hall. NatWest Bank worked with Y9 on an Enterprise project where students had to produce a tender to host an event. In groups, students had to manage budgets, design place settings, market research via specific roles and responsibilities. Y10’s theme was local, national and international democracy which culminated in a ‘Question Time’ event that was held in the staff room. All Y10 students grilled Mr Sprakes (Headteacher), Reverend Wigglesworth (Vice Chair of Governors) and Mr Chapman (Head of Year 10) on a variety of school issues. Finally, Y11 focused on final study and revision skills and the creation of CVs.
EXAMINATIONS. These will take place during the period 14 May to 30 June 2010. All students have been given a timetable. Block revision sessions have been organised during this period and it is compulsory that students attend the relevant sessions. Again, students have been issued with a revision programme.
Year 11 Study Leave Starts Tuesday 25 May 2010 (The Annual shirt signing will take place on Monday 24 May before the start of the day and during break and lunchtime. There will be no shirt signing allowed during lessons, block revision and examinations.)
Summer Half Term School Closes Friday 28 May and re-opens Monday 7 June 2010.
Training Day School Closes Thursday 24 June and re-opens Monday 28 June 2010
Year 11 Presentation of Records of Achievement Monday 28 June, 11.00-12.30 p.m. in Hall 2
Year 11 Prom Tuesday 29 June at Rogerthorpe Manor
NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER. Please note, with immediate effect, our new school phone number will be 01302 700002.
Thank you for your continuing support.