Staff and pupils at Sheffield High School for Girls are celebrating this week after achieving the top standard in their recent inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).
At a time when it is increasingly difficult to achieve the top ratings from ISI, staff at the school were thrilled to learn that, after completion of the ‘Regulatory Compliance and Educational Quality Inspection’, pupils’ academic and other achievements were rated ‘Excellent’ and the quality of pupils’ personal development was also rated ‘Excellent’ – the highest judgments possible.
Pupils at the school were praised for their attitudes to learning, their proactive and positive support of others and their ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Their curiosity and love of learning, as well as their confident and autonomous use of technology across the curriculum, were also highlighted as standout qualities. This is demonstrated by the school’s ‘Digital Leaders’, who were the first students in the country to be awarded a Google accredited teaching qualification, which has enabled them to support the wider adoption of technology across the school by students and staff alike.
The team of inspectors, who spent four days at the school in September, noted that students at Sheffield Girls’ showed great commitment to the wider school community, were willing to take on additional responsibilities and leadership roles and demonstrated exemplary behaviour: ‘Pupils have a positive impact upon their school community, relishing the opportunity to take on responsibilities and make a difference to the happiness of all, pupils and adults alike.’
The report continues: ‘From an early age, pupils are exceptionally good listeners, showing interest in the views of others; they are confident speakers and articulately express themselves in a range of contexts.’
Head, Mrs. Nina Gunson said: ‘We are delighted with the inspection outcomes and felt incredibly proud when reading the ISI report. The strengths recognised by the inspectors were a super validation that Sheffield Girls’ successfully achieves its aims, which are: to nurture a love of learning and curiosity that encourages our girls to explore, question and challenge and to enable our pupils to develop confidence and pride in themselves as they prepare to take their place and make a difference in an ever changing world.’
As the Maundy Thursday school bell sounded, all the staff, parents and pupils of Lydgate Infants School in Crosspool congregated on the school crossing to say a fond farewell to their very popular (lollipop) crossing patrolman.
Eddie Parton, who lives locally in Crookes, has been a familiar face seeing many hundreds of children safely across Lydgate Lane for the past 11 years.
Eddie told the Crosspool News that, “this has been the best job he has ever had and felt very privileged to have had a job where he was greeted with so many happy and smiling faces every working day”.
Once travel restrictions allow, Eddie intends to go on a rescheduled cruise. before settling into retirement and enjoying the occasional lie in.
A big thank you to Eddie and best wishes for the future from all of Crosspool.
Schools and educational settings are reopening this week.
What is the Sheffield City Council doing to help your child’s school reopen in a way that allows it to function while reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus.
To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) your child’s school will have systems in place to help keep children, staff and their families stay safe and will have contacted you by email or post to tell you what you need to know before your school reopens.
Tonight, Thursday 9th April at 8pm, join the nation in saying thanks,
Returning for the second week in succession, amid the coronavirus outbreak, people in Crosspool are expected to light up the sky with cheering, drumming, whistling and clapping from doorsteps, windows, gardens, and balconies as a tribute to our NHS carers and key workers, who are working round the clock to help keep us all safe in these very difficult times.
Tapton School is crowd-funding to manufacture plastic face shields for the NHS and other front line care workers during the Covid-19 outbreak.
The Design & Technology teachers at Tapton School Academy Trust have begun to make face shields for NHS doctors and nurses.
They need your money to purchase the materials; these are 0.5mm polypropylene sheet and 0.1mm (1 micron) clear acetate, polycarbonate or PVC, to help our front line workers when they need it most during this difficult time.
King Edward VII School will partially close on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020 because there is insufficient staff on-site to teach students and to keep children and young people safe due to the Coronavirus.
Year 7, Year 11 and Year 13 students must attend school as normal on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 March 2020.
Year 7 students must go to the Upper School site on Glossop Road.
Year 8, Year 9, Year 10 and Year 12 students must stay at home until further notice. Students must continue with their studies and learning while away from School by accessing work via the MLE, Show My Homework and other School online learning platforms.