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Greenfield Community College A Specialist Arts & Science School

Winter 2020-2021


A message from the Executive Headteacher

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I am delighted that we can share with you some of the many highlights from the ƭƥƭŞŠƥĚƑŞȦ'ĚƙƎĿƥĚƥĺĚɉŞîŠNjƑĚƙƥƑĿČƥĿūŠƙ we have worked hard to keep our organisation safe secure and successful. We have had to work differently but ĺîDŽĚČūŠƥĿŠƭĚēƥūƎƑūŞūƥĚūƭƑHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēîƥƥƑĿċƭƥĚƙūIJƑĚƙĿŕĿĚŠČĚȡ ƑĚǜĚČƥĿūŠȡƑĚƙƎūŠƙĿċĿŕĿƥNjČƑĚîƥĿDŽĿƥNjîŠēČūŕŕîċūƑîƥĿūŠȦ¹ĺĚƙĚîƑĚîŕŕ ƐƭîŕĿƥĿĚƙƥĺîƥîŕŕūDžƭƙƥūċĚƙƭČČĚƙƙIJƭŕĿŠēĿIJǛČƭŕƥƥĿŞĚƙîŠēƙƭƎƎūƑƥ ūƭƑƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙîƙîŞċĿƥĿūƭƙȡ ČūŠǛēĚŠƥȡƙĚŕIJȹŕĚēŕĚîƑŠĚƑƙȦT ĺūƎĚȡŕĿŒĚŞĚȡNjūƭDžĿŕŕIJĚĚŕƎƑūƭē as you read this Achiever. ¹ĺNjūƭƥūƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙȡƙƥîIJIJ and families for working hard together.

David Priestley Executive Headteacher

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Highlights of the Term Our new library system is fabulous and will be an awesome addition to the way our school supports reading. Ms Vennard

CONTENTS P4-5 Gold Medal Moments P6 Did You Know?

It has been great to have the chance to learn a musical instrument and join in lots of clubs.

I love it here

Year 7 student

One student in particular has amazed me and has overcome many challenges, she ĺîƙijƑūDžŠĿŠČūŠǛēĚŠČĚ through her option of dance and has made brilliant progress, well done.

P7 Year 7 settle in

P8-9 Speaking up for Writing P10 Academic Success…

Mrs Simpson

It’s been brilliant to see students take part in creative ūƎƎūƑƥƭŠĿƥĿĚƙîƥHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē Arts in their own time and really want to make a difference.

P11 Our Creative Collaborators P12 What’s On…

Laura Towns

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Gold Medal MFL Students are Virtual Parisians Students in the Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) department have celebrated European Languages Day by taking part in activities such as language quizzes and exploring cultural diversity as part of their academic ŕĚîƑŠĿŠijȦɉ¹ĺĿƙNjĚîƑƥĺĚ department even organised a virtual trip to Paris to help students experience the ČƭŕƥƭƑĚîŠēŕîŠijƭîijĚǛƑƙƥ hand. It’s great to see such a creative and resilient spirit

in the current climate and a chance to bring learning to ŕĿIJĚȡƥƑĩƙċĿĚŠȣ

How Can I Help? What a creative ƑĚƙƎūŠƙĚƥūūƭƑǛƑƙƥ young people’s online ĚNJĺĿċĿƥĿūŠȡƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙîŠēƥĺĚ wider community joined the campaign inspired by The Big Draw to encourage a ‘climate of change’. It was heart-warming to see the passion and creativity on display as young people led the way supported by student leadership.

Kindness is key at HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙ are writing kindness into their daily lives at school by passing on a ƙŞĿŕĚȡČîƑƑNjĿŠijūƭƥƑîŠēūŞ acts of kindness and taking part in initiatives where they can make a difference. This term students went the extra mile to raise funds for charities such as Children in Need; supported the campaign for anti-bullying and wore yellow as part of #HelloYellow to raise awareness for the Young Minds charity.

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Moments Safe and Sound Learning... A big well done to students who have followed the many guidelines put in place this term. Students have been a credit to the school and the ČūŞŞƭŠĿƥNjȡîēîƎƥĿŠijƥū changes in their learning methods with maturity. Staff have worked hard and found ways for students to attend school safely and IJîŞĿŕĿĚƙîŠēƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙȡ whether in the building or îƥĺūŞĚȡĺîDŽĚƙĺūDžŠ respect for each other and adjusted to new ways of working. Safety measures are continually being reviewed and we are hoping to welcome parents îŠēƥĺĚDžĿēĚƑHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē community for more face-to-face contact in 2021. Once again thank you.

Students go the extra mile

Students take on the ‘Teams’ challenge Students have had many challenges this term and have developed their skills to adapt to experience blended learning. Microsoft Teams has given the opportunity to continue learning and nurture a more ‘seamless’ connection between staff and students. It has been pleasing to see a mature and resilient approach to learning and the valuable resources available to students. Keep ċĚĿŠijƑĚƙĿŕĿĚŠƥȡNjūƭîƑĚ DžūƑƥĺĿƥȣ¹ĺƙƥūIJîŞĿŕĿĚƙ for their continued support.

It has been brilliant to see so many students sign up and take part in the many clubs and sports on offer. Mr Butterworth has been thrilled to see the take-up with 18 clubs now attracting students of all ages from Year 7 to Year 11. The ‘Race to Tokyo Challenge’ is back on track and there are lots of miles being earned through the house system. Who will be ǛƑƙƥƥū¹ūŒNjūȧ

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Attendance Whether students have been at home or in school they have taken their attendance seriously.

ǧǦ'îNjǧǦǦɼƥƥĚŠēîŠČĚ ĺîŕŕĚŠijĚ TŠƥĺĿƙDŽĚƑNjēĿIJǛČƭŕƥƥĿŞĚƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙ rose to the challenge of learning at school for 2 full weeks from the 5 October until 16 October. This surpassed the previous record in February 2020. Each student received 5 house points and a small prize. All the winners were put into a draw for a £25 voucher and there were 5 additional draws of £5 vouchers for each year group.

Did you know?

EVERY DAY COUNTS



Year 7....................Maegen Cummins Year 8......................... Ella Richardson Year 9........................ Mitchell Dobson Year 10 .......................Farah Mahjoub Year 11 .............................. Yasmin Lau The overall winner of the £25 was Alisha Kirby.

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Mr Walton was a Movember hero, o, being part of a team running 5691 km to raise se awareness for mental health – oh and he grew wa moustache too!

Year 10 student, Jaden came up with the idea of designing a reading competition for Year 7.

¬ƥƭēĚŠƥƙƑîĿƙĚē£220 for Children ĿŠsĚĚēîŠēūDŽĚƑ£700DžîƙƑîĿƙĚē IJūƑTIJÞūƭ îƑ̬ĺîƑĚȦØĚŕŕēūŠĚƥū ĚDŽĚƑNjūŠĚĿŠDŽūŕDŽĚēȦ

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Year 7 settle in Year 7 have settled into life îƥHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēDžĿƥĺĚîƙĚ

They have had opportunities to sign up for after school clubs which many have got involved in. There are a number of students who are engaging with our homework clubs and making a conscious effort to improve their learning. Students have recently sat their CAT4 tests where they have showed great maturity and good conduct. Well done what a great start. Ms Davies

ÞĚîƑǭ¬ƥƭēĚŠƥƙĺîDŽĚĺîēūƎƎūƑƥƭŠĿƥĿĚƙ ƥūijĚƥČƑĚîƥĿDŽĚȡƎƑūēƭČĿŠijijƑĚîƥČĚŕŕ models in science.

I love it here here

Everyone's so friendly

Can't believe I was worried

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Speaking up for writing ÞĚîƑǭƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙîƥHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē ūŞŞƭŠĿƥNj College were buzzing with excitement as their Bookbuzz choices arrived in school. Every Year 7 student received a free book which they had selected from a list ūIJǧǭČĺūĿČĚƙȡîŠēDžĚƑĚēĚŕĿijĺƥĚēDžĿƥĺ ƥĺĚĿƑČūƎĿĚƙȡDžĺĿČĺîƑĚƥĺĚĿƑƙƥūŒĚĚƎȦ Ƀ¤ĚîēĿŠijĿƙîƥƥĺĚČĚŠƥƑĚūIJĚDŽĚƑNjƥĺĿŠij DžĚēūîƥHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēȡîŠēDžĚDžîŠƥĚēƥū ŞîŒĚƥĺĿƙČŕĚîƑƥūÞĚîƑǭƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙDžĿƥĺ ƥĺĚijĿIJƥūIJîċūūŒɄ Ms Bennett

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~ƭƑŠĚDžŕĿċƑîƑNjƙNjƙƥĚŞĿƙČūŞĿŠijȣ ĺūūƙĿŠijîċūūŒDžĿŕŕ ŠĚDŽĚƑĺîDŽĚċĚĚŠĚîƙĿĚƑIJūƑċūƥĺƙƥƭēĚŠƥƙîŠēƙƥîIJIJȦ A wonderful new way to access the library is being created that will ƙĚĚîŠîDžĚƙūŞĚūŠŕĿŠĚƎŕîƥIJūƑŞȡ accessible to all. Students will be îċŕĚƥūČĺĚČŒūƭƥŠĚDžƑĚŕĚîƙĚƙȡ DžĺîƥɄƙîDŽîĿŕîċŕĚȡƑĚƙĚƑDŽĚƥĺĚĿƑČĺūĿČĚ and create their very own reading DžĿƙĺȹŕĿƙƥȡŕĚîDŽĚƑĚDŽĿĚDžƙîŠēƙĚîƑČĺ for other interests to support their reading and learning goals. We believe that the ability and joy of reading should be nourished and underpins all ventures of life. ¬ČĺūūŕgĿċƑîƑĿîŠƙqƙ×ĚŠŠîƑē îŠēqƙOūDžĚ

 ¬ƥîƑ¤ĚîēĿŠij¹ĚƙƥƙĺîDŽĚċĚĚŠî ƥƙ ēĚŠ ƙƥƭ ƎĿŠij ĺĚŕ ijƑĚîƥƙƭČČĚƙƙ ČĺūūƙĚîŠēƙĚŕĚČƥîƎƎƑūƎƑĿîƥĚ ƑĚîēĿŠijŞîƥĚƑĿîŕîŠēċĚ ĿŠƙƎĿƑĚēƥūƎƑūijƑĚƙƙȦ

A number of students who trained last year to be peer reading mentors have begun to put their training to good use. Undeterred by restrictions presented by year groups working ĿŠċƭċċŕĚƙîŠēƙūČĿîŕēĿƙƥîŠČĿŠijȡ some of the group have begun to ČƑĚîƥĚƥƑîĿŠĿŠijǛŕŞƙƙūƥĺîƥūƥĺĚƑ year groups can learn from their ĚNJƎĚƑƥĿƙĚȦɉ¹ĺĿƙijƑūƭƎɄƙŒĚĚŠŠĚƙƙ and determination to support other students develop enthusiasm for reading is impressive. Ms Rose

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Academic Success I t’s always uplifting to hear about the success of our former students as they continue their academic journey, here are just a few of our alumni/ leavers who have gone on to great things and have had some brilliant achievements. We wish them and all of our HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēČūŞŞƭŠĿƥNj every success for the future. /DŽĚîĿŠċƑĿēijĚ QESFC Darlington ȜĿŠgîDžȡĿŠ Psychology and D*D* in Health and Social Care. Currently working as a supervisor for an international company ¤ūċĚƑƥĚîƙƥūŠ QESFC Darlington A* in Film ¬ƥƭēĿĚƙȡȜĿŠ Media and A* in Religious Studies. I’m currently at ÞūƑŒ¬ƥcūĺŠȡƙƥƭēNjĿŠij ‘Media Production: Film and Television’

Chloe Bell: QESFC Darlingtonɉ ȜĿŠ¡ūŕĿƥĿČƙȡ in Maths and A in Law. Studying Law LLB at Newcastle ÀŠĿDŽĚƑƙĿƥNjɉ

'îŠĿĚŕŕ̬ĚîƑȠ QESFC Darlington A* in ¡ƙNjČĺūŕūijNjȡȜ ĿŠ¬ƥîƥĿƙƥĿČƙȡ A in English Literature and A* in EPQ. Now studying Psychology at the University of York.

gĚĿijĺ¬ƥîċŕĚƑȠ QESFC Darlington A* in English gĿƥĚƑîƥƭƑĚȡ A in Chemistry and B in Biology. Studying English literature at the University of Leeds

Future First are continuing to inspire and mentor students. Are you a former student who might like to be part of ūƭƑîŕƭŞŠĿȧ×ĿƙĿƥhttps:// ŠĚƥDžūƑŒƙȦIJƭƥƭƑĚǛƑƙƥȦ ūƑijȦƭŒȬƙĿijŠƭƎȬijƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē to get involved.

qîƙūŠqĿŕċƭƑŠ QESFC Darlington A in English gĿƥĚƑîƥƭƑĚȡĿŠ ¡ƙNjČĺūŕūijNjȡ gy. Now gy in Biology. studying g Medical ver e sity y Sciences at the University of Leeds

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Our Creative Collaborators

¬ƥƭēĚŠƥƙIJƑūŞHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē ūŞŞƭŠĿƥNj ūŕŕĚijĚĺîDŽĚċĚĚŠ DžūƑŒĿŠij îŕūŠijƙĿēĚHƑîČĚ Dunne from The ŠŠĚGƑ¹Ƒƭƙƥ îŠēHƑĚĚŠǛĚŕē ƑƥƙƥūČūŕŕîċūƑîƥĚūŠîDŽîŕƭîċŕĚ ĿŠĿƥĿîƥĿDŽĚȦ¹ĺĚƎƑūŏĚČƥɃ ƑĚîƥĿDŽĚ ūŕŕîċūƑîƥūƑƙɄîĿŞƙƥūƎƑūŞūƥĚ ŒĿŠēŠĚƙƙîŠēƥūŕĚƑîŠČĚȡēƑîDžĿŠij ƭƎūŠƥĺĚŕĚijîČNjūIJŠŠĚGƑîŠē ƥĺĚŕĚƙƙūŠƙDžĚČîŠŕĚîƑŠIJƑūŞƙƭČĺ îŠĿŠƙƎĿƑĿŠijNjūƭŠijîēDŽūČîƥĚȦ TƥDžĿŕŕijĿDŽĚNjūƭŠijƎĚūƎŕĚƥĺĚ ūƎƎūƑƥƭŠĿƥNjƥūŕūūŒîƥƥĺĚDžūƑŕē îƑūƭŠēƥĺĚŞîŠēîƙŒɃDžĺîƥĚŕƙĚ ĿƙƎūƙƙĿċŕĚȧɄîŠēɃĺūDžČîŠDžĚîŕŕ ƥîŒĚċĚƥƥĚƑîČƥĿūŠɄȧ

“It’s important that we look after each ūƥĺĚƑîŠēūƭƑIJîŞĿŕNjȡċƭƥĿƥɄƙŠūƥĚŠūƭijĺȡ ĺȡ ĺȡ we need to be kind. It’s important we understand other people’s perspectives ty and this project will be a great opportunity to explore that and look after everyone” Šƥ ÞĚîƑǯƙƥƭēĚŠƥ

Students are exploring ways to develop and embed d ideas across ƙČĺūūŕȡƙƭČĺîƙ¬ƥƭēĚŠƥ ƙČĺūūŕȡƙƭČĺîƙ¬ƥƭēĚŠƥ Ambassador roles and encouraging greater input in decision making.

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WHAT’S ON JANUARY School opens 05/01/2021 Year 11 reports Year 7 & 8 exams HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēƑƥƙĚNJĺĿċĿƥĿūŠGĿŠēĚƑƙȡ¬ĚĚŒĚƑƙ H

FEBRUARY Planning for GCSE success Year 10 & 11 Year 11 reports Year 10 parents evening Half term holidays 15/02/2021 – 20/02/2021 HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēƑƥƙĺūŕĿēîNjîČƥĿDŽĿƥNj Year 11 additional mock exams Year 7 – 10 reports

MARCH/APRIL Food practical exams Recognition evening GCSE French speaking tests HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēƑƥƙĚNJĺĿċĿƥĿūŠĿŕŕOĿŠēŞîƑƙĺ GCSE art exams begin Year 11 reports Easter holidays ǨǯȬǦǩȬǨǦǨǧȶǦǯȬǦǪȬǨǦǨǧ HƑĚĚŠǛĚŕēƑƥƙ/îƙƥĚƑîČƥĿDŽĿƥĿĚƙ

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