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Settle College


Principal’s Newsletter

APRIL 2012

This issue

Staff Changes

Best wishes to the following staff as they move on to pastures new: Mrs K Mullett— Principal’s PA and Clerk to the Governors Mr W Pybus—Senior Site Manager Mrs J Latimer—General Teaching Assistant We are pleased to welcome the following: Mr R Wolfendon—Senior Site Manager Mr P Howard—Assistant Site Manager Mrs J Harrison—Cleaning Supervisor Mrs K Shutes—Principal’s PA and Clerk to the Governors Mrs T Bullock—Teaching Assistant

Page1 Examination Season! Page2 Teaching School Status, Cashless catering, new Library System & Y11 Girls Rugby Page3 Holiday and Calendar dates Page4 Careers and Arts Festival Page5 School news Page6 Green Links & National Biathalon Page7 Multi Skills Festival Page8 School Calendar Page9 Rachel Coote Olympic Torch Story Page10 School day timings Page11 EPQ & Y10 Girls Football system, Y11 Girls Rugby Page12 Sixth Form report and football tournament Page13 Netball report Page14 Rugby report

Teaching School Status We are delighted to announce that Settle College is part of a successful bid to become a Teaching School. The bid has been put together in the name of the Northern Lights Alliance led by Skipton Girls High School. The alliance spans schools in North and West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Settle College is one of four Strategic Partner schools. The primary aim of the partnership is to work together to provide Initial Teacher Training with support from The University of Cumbria and the University of Leeds. We will also be taking a lead on delivering aspects of Continuing Professional Development for teachers which will be accredited by the National College for School Leadership. This is a very exciting opportunity for the College and we look forward to working with our partner schools to continue to improve standards of learning and teaching within the school. As part of the Teaching School bid 8 staff across the Alliance have been appointed as some of the first Specialist Leaders in Education (SLE) in the Country. Miss Doyle (Faculty Leader for Maths) will be an SLE for Maths and Mrs Hecker-Woodhead (School Business Manager) will be an SLE for School Business Management. This role will involve them in supporting other schools to develop within the particular specialist area.

Rachel Coote to carry Olympic Flame Rachel will carry the torch through Penrith on 20th June 2012. Settle College nominated Rachel to be an Olympic torchbearer because Rachel is a highly positive, motivated individual who has a fantastic can-do attitude. Rachel has taken part in the North Yorkshire athletics event aimed at students with disabilities and medical conditions and not only did she enjoy herself immensely she was selected to represent Craven at future events. Rachel shows great courage and determination and she is a good role model for young people showing that you can overcome many challenges with hard work and commitment.

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Examination Season

Arts Festival

Examination Season There are now only 3 weeks until the summer examination season begins. We know that students and staff have been working very hard to ensure that students achieve their potential. There are blank revision timetables on the school website which can be accessed by clicking on the Exam Section link. We would encourage students to ensure they have put together a revision timetable to help them structure and organise their time. We wish all students the very best of luck!

There will be an Art's Evening on Thursday 26th April. The aim of the evening is to give a chance to students taking courses in Art, Dance, Drama, Media, Music, Technology and Textiles to display some of the work they have completed over the past year. The A Level Performing Arts group will Examination Information host the evening and refreshments All students have been issued with their examination timetables together with a letter for parents. Students in all year groups should now be studying will be served. The Art's Evening for the summer examinations. If you have any concerns or queries about the will include performance and display from students taking GCSE and A examinations please contact Mrs Fawcett, Examinations Officer. Level. Examination Results Examination results by student are issued to the local newspapers for Years 11, 12 and 13. Please let us know if you do not wish your son/daughter’s results to be issued to the newspapers by contacting Mrs Fawcett, Examinations Officer.

Cashless Catering and New Library System

Olympic Football Tickets

As the College prepares for September we are investing in two new electronic systems both of which will be dependent on fingerprint recognition. Recent news from the Get Set 2012 network has confirmed that Settle Cashless Catering – from June 11th we will move to a cashless catering College has been awarded a small system. Students will pay for food by swiping a fingerprint at the till. This set of tickets for an Olympic football will electronically deduct the appropriate sum from the student’s account. match. This takes place on the evenMoney can be paid in to the account either through parent pay or by paying ing of Tuesday 31st July at Old in to a machine which will be located close to the Dining Room. Trafford, Manchester, with details of the game yet to be conElectronic Library Registration – when the new library opens in Septem- firmed. Any student who is interestber we will use fingerprint recognition instead of a traditional card system ed in attending the game needs to to allow students to withdraw books. stay on high alert - there will be a ballot for tickets running during the After Easter we will issue a booklet to students and parents explaining how Summer term! Good Luck! the system will work. The fingerprint recognition is based on a unique binary code drawn from an image of a small section of one fingerprint. Storage of this information does not compromise data protection or enable students to be identified by any third party and will be fully explained in the booklet. We hope that as many students as possible will use the system.



School Terms & Holiday Patterns The holiday dates for the rest of this academic year and next are shown below. Could we again request that parents refrain from booking holidays during term time whenever possible. While we understand and sympathise with the high cost of holidays taken during school holidays, this is a factor which affects all parents and our staff. We cannot grant an authorised absence in these circumstances. Please note that (in-line with similar decisions in other schools) Governors have agreed that the Principal can only authorise holidays in term time of up to five days rather than the current ten days. Summer Term 2012 Term Starts: Monday 16th April 2012 College closed: Monday 7th May 2012 (Bank Holiday) Half Term Holiday: Monday 4th June to Friday 8th June 2012 Term Ends: Friday 13th July 2012 Staff training Monday 16th to Friday 20th July Autumn Term 2012 (Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th September are training days for staff) Term starts: Wednesday 5th September (Years 7,8 and 9 and 12 only) Thursday 6th September (All years) Half Term Holiday: Monday 29th October-Friday 2nd November 2012 Term Ends: Friday 21st December 2012 Spring Term 2013 (Monday 7th January is a training day for staff) Term starts: Tuesday 8th January 2013 Half Term Holiday: Monday 18th February to Friday 22nd February 2013 Term Ends: Thursday 28th March 2013 Summer Term 2013 Term starts: Monday 15th April 2013 Bank Holiday: Monday 6th May 2013 Half Term Holiday: Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May 2013 Term Ends: Friday 19th July 2013 (Monday 22nd July & Tuesday 23rd July are training days for staff) 3

Calendar The calendar for the remainder of this academic year is circulated with this newsletter. However, the following dates will be important to bear in mind: Thursday 16th August 2012: A2 results (10:00 am) & AS (11:00 am) Thursday 23rd August 2012: GCSE Results (Year 11: 10:00 am, Years 9 & 10: 11:00 am) Friday 24th August 2012: Sixth Form Enrolment Day Wednesday 5th September 2012: Start of Autumn Term (except Year 10 and 13) Thursday 6th September 2012: Year 10 and 13 Start of Term

School Calendar APRIL 2-13 16 18 19 23 27 MAY 1-4 1-18 7 8-11 11 14 18 24

Easter Holidays Summer Term begins (8:30 am) A2 Art Exam (am) (provisional) Release of results to candidates – GCSE Geography A2 Fieldwork trip (Human) Years 9, 10, 11 & 13 Progress Reviews to parents A2 Art Exam (all day) (provisional) Area Athletics Trials during this week AS Art exam during this period (provisional) May Bank Holiday: College closed English Schools’ Athletics week Year 12 Study Leave commences GCSE, AS & A2 exam series starts Year 13 Study Leave commences Parent Partnership Group meeting (6:00 pm Sixth Form Centre)

JUNE 1 Year 11 Study Leave commences 4-8 Half Term 11 College re-opens Year 10 Maths GCSE Blitz & GCSE Exam 11-15 Craven Area Athletics Championships week 13 Year 12 Return from study leave (provisional 21 WW1 Battlefields Parents’ Information Eve 25 Main School Prize Giving (7:00 pm) 27 GCSE, AS & A2 exam series ends Harrogate & Craven Athletics Championship 28 Parent Partnership Group meeting (6:00 pm Sixth Form Centre) 29 Sixth Form Ball JULY 2-6 Year 10 Work Experience week 2 Y6 Transfer Evening 3 Mini Olympics Y6 Transfer Day & Y7 Transfer Evening Year 12 EPQ Visit to Lancaster University Workshops led by Newcastle University Graduate Ambassador Team 4 Y7 Transfer Day & Y8 Transfer Evening Workshops led by Lancaster University 5 Y8 Transfer Day Visit to Lancaster University pm Higher Education evening for Y12 students 6 Year 11 Leavers Day & Prom 8-12 WW1 Battlefields Trip 13 End of Term 16-20 Staff Training: College closed to students AUGUST 16 GCE AS/A2 Results Day (10:00am Hall) 23 GCSE Results Day (10:00 am Hall) 24 Sixth Form Enrolment Day 4



Attendance Updates Attendance Updates At Settle College we continue to monitor and track the attendance of all our students. Attendance overall is very good and compares well when compared to national statistics. As students take two option subjects each year from Year 9, good attendance is even more crucial to examination success. If a student misses a week of school they will miss 10 option lessons and a great deal of content can be covered in this time. If students do not catch up this could easily reduce their marks in their final examinations. The governors have recently agreed that the school will only approve up to 5 days holiday during term time per year. This is in line with changes taking place in other schools. The Department for Education released the following figures in March 2012:   

Of students who miss more than 50% of school, only 3% manage to achieve 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths Of students who miss between 10-20% of school, only 35% manage to achieve 5 A*-C including English and Maths. Of students who miss less than 5% of school, 73% achieve 5 A*-C grades including English and Maths.

If a student’s attendance falls to 85% this triggers the involvement of the Educational Social Worker.

GCSE Maths Revision for Y10 and Y11 All students with a Maths exam approaching have been issued with printed revision materials, and Settle College Moodle has plenty more! In particular we have purchased revision clips which offer fantastic visual demonstrations and explanations. To see a sample of the clips follow: Revision guides, calculators and revision CD-Roms are available through College and can be purchased through Parent Pay.



Student of the Month

School News

The winners for January were: Wharfedale: Sam Laycock Kingsdale: Charles Emmett Ribblesdale: Anya Wilson Malhamdale: Aidan Gill Community Award: Sam Allsopp Emma Kayley Ciara Parkinson Technical Award: Lucy Watson The winners for February were: Wharfedale: Anastasia Morrow Kingsdale: Edward Kellett Ribblesdale: Julia Thompson Malhamdale: Sally Handford Community Award: James McSharry The winners for March were: Wharfedale: HarrietAkeroyd Kingsdale: Alex Tarbox Ribblesdale: Jessica Edwards Malhamdale: Kelly Warburton Community Award: Flora Harrison Grace Marshall


Valuables in school

Valuables Please ensure that your son/daughter does not bring valuable items into school. An increasing number of students are bringing in very expensive ipods and mobile phones. All students must take responsibility for any valuables they bring into school. They should not leave their bags lying around the school and instead use their lockers. Valuables should be stored in the PE lockers during PE lessons or given to a member of staff at the beginning of the lesson. Students are not permitted to use mobile phones or ipods in the school building, if they do the items will be confiscated. Please note that the college cannot take responsibility if items are lost. Many thanks for parents support with this.

Junior Prize Giving Please note that Junior Prize Giving will take place on Monday 25th June 2012 in the school hall at 7:30 pm. The guest speaker will be Tom Wells who took a lead role in the Inbetweeners movie.

Parent Partnership Group Meeting The next meeting is on Thursday 24 May at 6pm in the Sixth Form Centre. Please contact Mrs K Shutes (Principal’s PA) if you are attending.

Detentions If a student does not complete his/her homework they are given a chance to hand it in the next morning. If they fail to do so the student is issued with a lunchtime detention. If they fail to attend the lunchtime detention they are given an after school Faculty Detention on a Thursday from 3.30 to 4.30pm. If the student does not turn up to this detention they are given an after school Leadership Detention on a Friday from 3.15pm to 5.15pm. For some behaviour issues students will be issued with an after school detention. You will have heard on the news that schools are now no longer required to obtain parental permission for a student to attend an after school detention and their schools no longer have to give 24 hours notice of the detention. Despite these government changes Settle College will continue to give parents at least 24 hours notice for after school detentions.

Green Links As part of a project to develop links between rural and urban communities, three students from Y10 attended a weekend at Selside Cavers Hut where they took part in caving, local walks, conservation work on the local nature reserve and art workshops using local materials. The aim of the project was to break down barriers between rural and urban communities and to learn from each other through encouraging equality, tolerance and mutual respect between very different communities. Tia Armstrong, Lonika Williams, Molly McHale, Arona Morrison and Holly Pickup certainly achieved this and more when they spent the weekend with 8 boys from Bradford. Judy Rogers, who led the weekend, commented that the girls were a credit to the school and themselves They all gelled as a group and would like to see each other again. They have made firm friends and will go lambing at Ribblehead on 21st April and then to Bradford for a curry later in the summer. The weekend was a brilliant way of approaching community cohesion . Well done girls—we are very proud of you!


National Biathlon Championships – Sunday 25th March 2012 Hundreds of young athletes enjoyed a flavour of competing at a multi-sport event as the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championships reached their climax in London in March. This involved a 100m swim and 1000m run for 2 Settle College athletes who qualified with scores in the top 50 in the country for their age group. The competition was organised by Pentathlon GB and took place at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. Some 900 young athletes tackled a swim and a run during the day. More information can be found at news=1570 “On Saturday the 24thof March myself and Ellie Sharp from Year 9 set off to London travelling by train. We were to stay in the Crystal Palace Lodge on the doorstep of the British Schools Modern Biathlon Championship final venue (Crystal Palace Sports Centre) the competition included all the qualifiers from the regional semi-finals. When 10:50 came the Year 9 girls heats started with Ellie in the 3rd heat of 5, she was middle of the field (as this was her best event). Ellie had set off on her 100m swim (2 lengths of a 50m pool) finishing with a personal best of 1:08.570 minutes; in 28 th position and with 1112 points in the bag. At 11:20 I started my warm up. After several stops to sort out my goggles it was time to practice diving. To start with I found myself unsure how to position myself as the blocks were unfamiliar to me, with a lifted platform for my back foot. However, after a few tries I found they were to my advantage. Swimming being my second best event I was placed in the first heat of the Year 10 girls swim event; this didn’t give me a lot of time to rest and meant that all the nerves I’d previously had disappeared as concentration was now key. My race started, to my surprise I was in touch with the pack and upon finishing I achieved a time of 1:16.660 minutes, came in 32nd place and gained 948 points. Next came the preparation for the 1000m run. Ellie’s race started at 14:00 so we spent half an hour warming up and discussing running styles. As this was Ellie’s second best event she was placed in the second heat which was still really good to say running isn’t her first choice of sport. Her race set off and it was fast, however Ellie coped very well holding on to the group until the very end at which point she was worn out (some photos get this across very well). The amount of effort Ellie had put in was clear as she said the famous words upon finishing “That was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life”. This run gave her a time of 3:53.34; a position of 53rd (in the run alone) and added 818 points to her total. My run heats started at 14:49 but this time I was in the last heat as running is my primary sport. When the start gun sounded I soon found Ellie wasn’t exaggerating as she had previously mentioned that the beginning of the last lap was particularly hard as the fatigue made you want to give up and I found myself telling myself off in my head for getting into that frame of mind which meant for the remainder of the run I was entirely focused on running as flat out as possible. My time was 3.20.19; my running position was 13 th and 1150 points were added to my total. All we had left to do was take a photo outside the centre with our new t-shirts on and wait for the results before setting off for a 4-hr train journey back to Skipton. Overall Ellie finished 49th in the Year 9 Girls British Schools Biathlon final; with a total of 1930 points and I finished 26th in the Year 10 Girls British Schools Biathlon final with a total of 2098 points. By Sally Handford, Y10



Multi Skills Festival

Multi Skills Festival Over 120 Year 1 primary pupils from all over North Craven took part in the Multi Skills festival held at the end of January. The Multi Skills festival is the first Partnership event the pupils attend, so it is vital they have fun and feel like they have had some success at the activities. Settle College COPE students ran the event and were brilliant at organising, encouraging and making the event enjoyable for each and every child.



New School day timings with effect September 2012

Time 7.15 7.40 8.10


Upper School (Years 9,10,11,12 & 13) Buildings open to staff

Lower School (Years 7 & 8)


Buildings open to staff Buildings open to students


Buildings open to students Buses Arrive


Registration / Assembly

Registration / Assembly

9.00 10.00 10.05 11.05 11.25 12.25

Lesson 1 Movement time Lesson 2 Break Lesson 3 Lunch

Lesson 1 Movement time Lesson 2 Break Lesson 3 Lunch

1.15 2.15 2.20 3.20 3.30 6.30 9.45

Lesson 4 Movement time Lesson 5 End of School Buses leave

Lesson 4

Buildings close

Buses Arrive

Lesson 5 End of School Buses leave Buildings close

Food service available on both sites Lunch available on both sites

Unless evening event or letting


Harriet Seizes English Title Y11 student Harriet Akeroyd has recently claimed the English Championship title for Taekwondo. She competes in the black belt middle weight cadets category. This result follows her successfully competing at the British Championships in November 2011 where she beat off stiff competition to become British Champion – for the second time in 3 years since becoming a 1st Dan black belt. Harriet started Taekwondo in 2006 in Settle and achieved her 1st Dan Black Belt in October 2009. She has had outstanding success on the National Taekwondo Association of Great Britain (T.A.G.B.) competition circuit winning medals regularly since 2006. Harriet specialises in the individual sparring element of the martial art which involves light contact sparring. Points are scored for punches and kicks to the body or head of your opponent. Harriet is also one of 3 members of the Three Lions tag team who are the current World Champions in the girls’ black Belt category. These results have come through hard work and determination. Harriet currently trains 3 times a week at Mr Beanland’s Taekwondo School of Excellence in Keighley. Mr Beanland is a 6th Dan International Instructor. Following Harriet’s move to train with him in September 2011 she is undefeated in competition, has been training with the Great Britain National senior squad and recently qualified as an Umpire for National competitions. TAGB Taekwondo teaches traditional Taekwondo and is built upon 5 tenets of Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control and Indomitable Spirit. Students follow these tenets throughout their training and daily life and learn self defence techniques as well as structured moves and, of course, fitness and general well being.

For further information contact Mr Beanland on 07779 596371, look on his website or the TAGB Website


Longstaffe Educational Foundation

The Longstaffe’s Educational Foundation was founded in the nineteenth century to promote the education of young people. The trustees welcome applications for financial assistance from students under 25 years old. Under the terms of the charity they must have attended an LEA Primary School in either High or Low Bentham. The charity is willing to consider applications for assistance with the purchase of books and educational equipment or for support in other worthwhile educational activities. Application forms can be obtained from Mr D. Johnson (Secretary to the Longstaffe Committee), Holly Gill, Burton Road, Low Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7EW. (Please provide an S.A.E.) Applications should reach the secretary by Wednesday16th May 2012.

The Dales Keen followers of ITV1’s “The Dales” will have spotted Mrs Latimer whose wedding in Ingleborough cave featured in an episode. Will Wildman from Year 11 and Mrs Wildman have also been featured in ‘The Dales’. We are very proud to be able to say that we know them and congratulate them all on their ‘15 minutes of fame’.


EPQ at Settle College Sixth Form

Y10/11 Girls Football Tournament

Settle College Sixth Form has, for the second successive year, offered our students the chance to undertake the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This is a Level 3 qualification designed to develop and extend a student's subject area or allow an investigation into an area of personal interest.

Well done to all the girls who took part in the tournament at Lancaster and Morecambe College. All the girls were outstanding in their three games, This year we have had 17 students taking on this qualification. Two the results were as follows: students India Tyrer and Charlotte Jeffery, submitted their projects in Settle College 1 v Lancaster and November and achieved A* and B grades respectively. Morecambe College 0-3 A further 15 students recently presented their projects to staff and felCentral low students. The topics were wide ranging and required a great deal Settle College 2 v of independent study. Working with a member of staff who acted as a Lancaster High School 1-1 (Molly supervisor, students have researched, organized and planned their Beresford) findings. Below is a selection of some of the titles chosen by students: 'The legacy of John F Kennedy', 'The link between the life and lyrics of Joy Division's Ian Curtis'. 'Can the use of hydrogen fuel be made widespread in the next 10 years?' 'The creation of guitars and the development of playing styles up to the present day' 'What makes a marketing campaign successful?'. 'What effect do lifestyle choices have on your chances of becoming prone to pregnancy complications? 'What is nano technology, how is it used and what is its potential for future use?' There are many benefits for students completing the EPQ, most notably students: · mature into critical, reflective and independent learners · develop and apply decision-making and problem-solving skills · increase planning, research, analysis, synthesis, evaluation and presentation skills · apply new technologies confidently · demonstrate creativity, initiative and enterprise. Many thanks go to the supervisors who worked alongside students.

Settle College 1 v Lancaster and Morecambe College 4-1 (Gemma Varley—2; Kate McNally –2) Settle College 2 v Central Lancaster High School 1-7 (Kerry Holgate)

Settle College 1 v Settle College 2 1-0 (Hannah Sagar)

This led to both teams taking part in different play-offs, Settle College 1 ended up losing a very dignified 1-0 to the elite Lancaster and Morecambe College. In comparison the Settle College 2 team won 3-1 on penalties—well done Georgie Brown, Jess Hird and Molly Beresford. Final results: Settle College 1 finished 2nd, Settle College 2 finished 3rd! Special thanks to Amie Calvert who got us there and KateMcNally for musical entertainment. Well done girls you were fantastic!


Netball Match Report Settle v QES Monday 5th March 2011 Home Final score 21-8 to QES

Y11 Settle v QES Netball Final score 13-11 to Settle College The starting team consisted of Imi Doyle (GK) Lauren Dugdale (GD) Kelly Shyne (WD) Gemma Varley (WA) Amie Calvert (C) Hannah Baines (GA) Kate McNally (GS). Throughout the game Settle were in the lead but QES weren’t far behind meaning that the game was tense and very competitive, this also meant that if each player had to keep motivated and concentrate very hard. At half time Emily Shrimpton came on for Imi Doyle and played well, especially as this was her first performance; Kelly Shyne subbed for Hannah Bolland. Kelly showed great support to the shooters and played well down the wing. After Gemma’s stand out performance, she subbed, and Kate McNally replaced her, playing just as well on the wing as she did as shooter. Georgina Brown played half the game as shooter and helped to create more points between the two teams. Hannah Baines stood out as a shooter playing well mid-court and also in the circle, getting the majority of shots in. Lauren Dugdale stood strong as a defender, she collected most of the rebounds and intimidated the shooters, working well with Imi Doyle to get the ball down court to

Amie Calvert shone on court. Her technique and skill showed throughout each section of the court. Her motiviation and dedication rubbed off on the team leading her team to victory. All in all the game was tense, it showed lots of skill and determination from both teams but our communication clenched it for us over all winning 13-11.

This was our first match of the year and also our first match together as a team. During the first half QES quickly established a huge lead and we started looking quite worried. Our game was not up to scratch as it has been during training. The few attempts we did manage to get a goal we were rewarded with scoring. After a shaky first half we finally woke up and realised we needed to focus on the game. At this point there was not much that could be done to catch them and we returned to the court in a more determined mood. Our pace and accuracy increased and although we were playing well it wasn’t enough to catch QES up. Huge credit to all the girls for putting 100% effort in and although we didn’t win, we’ve got the knowledge now to train more and push forward. A Vickery

Rugby North Yorkshire 9-a-side Rugby League Tournament We started off in the minibus with not much training as a team and were a bit pessimistic having never won a rugby match as a team in the last two years. At least we had nothing to lose! The tournament was a 9-a-side; fast and furious with each try only counting as one point. When we finally got to York we found that we were one of only three teams that had turned up; this meant that we only had to win one match to go through to the Yorkshire finals. Our first match was against King James’ School. They looked big! We won the toss and decided to kickoff. We tackled hard and eventually they knocked on, we ran straight through their defence to score. They quickly responded and even after some big tackles from both Jack and James they managed to score. This end to end Rugby continued until the final whistle where we won by one try. We had won our first rugby match with school and were through to the Yorkshire finals! Try scorers—Tristran, Hugh (2), Jack (2), Luke. We had a break whilst King James played Selby. They were bigger still although they would hopefully tire after playing two matches in a row in the 20c plus heat. This was a very hard match although with powerful runs from Tom, Simon and Tristran we drew 3-3. Tries came from Hugh, Jack and Tristran. Whilst we were playing this match another team turned up but because they had arrived late they lost be default; they had travelled a long way and so we gave them a game. We won this match thanks to quick runs from Luke, Hugh and Jack even though he dropped the ball over the try line. We returned to school undefeated! Bring on the Yorkshire finals! Players of the day went to Tristran Ward, and Jack Brennand for outstanding commitment in defence and surging through the opposition to grab a bag full of tries each. The team was J Brennand, T Ward, L Jeffery, S Morphet, H Fransmanis, J Bilsborough, C Bristow, T Hollyhead, H Maltby, S Laycock and O Clements. Thanks to Miss Morley and Miss Vickery for putting up with us for 4 hours in a minibus and for coaching us to victory!

Y11 Girls Rugby Yorkshire Tournament 14th March 2012 Settle 10-0 Leeds Trinity Kate McNally, Lauren Dugdale, conversions 1/2 Hannah Baines Settle 16 -0 Queensbury Tara Bissett, Imogen Doyle, Laura Barron, conversions 2/3 Hannah Baines & Kate McNally Settle 12-6 Oakbank Kate McNally, Lauren Dugdale, conversions 2/2 Hannah Baines Settle 0-12 Castleford

The Y11 girls team travelled to Doncaster to compete in the Carnegie Schools Competition, regional tournament. The squad was weakened due to various trips, but the girls pulled together to put in a strong fight to again qualify for the national rounds. Settle eased past Leeds Trinity and Queensbury in dazzling style, demonstrating a real team performance. The team were tested against a tough Oakbank outfit, but held their line and committed to every tackle in pack like fashion. The girls were unlucky to suffer a defeat to a strong Castleford unit, but learnt much from the game ahead of a rematch against Castleford in the Yorkshire final. Amongst the try scorers were Tara Bissett, Kate McNally, Imogen Doyle, Laura Barron, and Lauren Dugdale. Stand out performances must go to Kate McNally, on her rugby debut for Settle, smashing through the defence of the opposition and linking up well with her netball, and now rugby, team mates. Hannah Bolland led the line in strong vocal fashion, rousing the troops with captain Lauren Dugdale in the centre of the pitch. Dugdale and Amber Duxbury led by example, throwing in some textbook tackles and more to prevent the opponents gaining an inch of territory. Hannah Booth and Imogen Doyle were both willing to throw their bodies on the line, suffering injuries to maintain the important win over Oakbank, to secure their place at nationals. Hannah Baines was as usual in fine kicking form, with a 70% conversion rate despite a foot injury. Well done girls!

Oscar Clements Lauren Dugdale Hannah Sagar, Laura Barron, McNally, Tara

(C), Hannah Baines, Hannah Bolland, Hannah Booth, Catherine Horsman, Jess Gibbs, Amber Duxbury, Kate Bissett, Jess Perry, Imogen Doyle.

Careers Careers Education and Guidance for year 11 students As year 11 students have been considering their futures and deciding about their next steps in life, we have been providing them with support and guidance to help to make informed decisions. All students have had individual interviews with senior members of staff in which they have discussed how their post 16 options can help towards meeting their aspirations. Additionally, they have been offered an individual interview with an independent careers advisor – an offer which the vast majority have taken up. Students have received general advice through a combination of assemblies and taught PSE lessons. In February, all Year 11students attended a mix of workshops presented by speakers from Lancaster University, Craven College, apprenticeship organisations, the armed forces and, careers advisors. Students were allocated to their particular mix of workshops through a questionnaire where they indicated what they wanted to do in the future. Recently, all Year 11 students have completed questionnaires to allow the careers service to keep in touch after the completion of GSCEs. With all this, we hope the vast majority of students will make a planned and successful transition to the next phase of their lives, be it in education, apprenticeship or paid employment. If students find themselves unsure of what to do next we ask them to see Mr Edwards so that we can ensure support over the coming months. Parents are sometimes unsure about where to get information about the rapidly-changing area of careers and educational opportunities so, to aid this process, here are some sources of information that can help to inform any discussions at home. 

This is the area of our website that gives information about our Sixth Form, including our Sixth Form prospectus. 's_Your_Choice-2010-11.pdf

This is a downloadable booklet, with a supplement for parents. It contains lots of information and advice for young people about how to plan for their future. It has quizzes to get young people to think about the choices they are making and the options available to them. 

This site has general information about Government services and the labour market. Part of the site - https:// - contains a huge amount of information about different jobs, and is worth a look to see the working conditions and entry requirements for different career areas. 

This site gives good information and advice about the fast-developing area of apprenticeships. Help and advice will continue to be available at College but, if parents or Year 11 students have specific questions regarding their future direction, here are some suggested first contacts: Sixth Form options – Mr Beer - Head of Sixth Form Subject-Specific questions – teacher of that subject Careers interviews – Mr Edwards – Head of Year 11 General advice – Form tutor


Advertising You will notice that we have begun to advertise in the Newsletter to offset the cost of printing. If you would like to place an advert, please contact the Principal’s PA, Mrs Shutes on 01729 822451 or email: k.shutes@settlecollege.n 15

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