The College consists of five distinct buildings spanning the life of the College from 1937 to the present day. Our facilities are excellent including our Digital Arts suite, drama studio and trampolining hall. We have specialist resources for the Arts, design and technology, computing, science and PE, as well as extensive classroom accommodation and a learning resources centre. All classrooms have access to the internet. An indoor tennis centre opened in January 2007 and is a superb resource for both students and for the local community.
At Sir Jonathan North we believe it is vital to foster students’ holistic development alongside academic excellence. The holistic development is underpinned by our values, the 4 Rs and we will be utilising these throughout all aspects of college life. The 4 Rs are: Resilience - The ability to bounce back when facing challenges, Respect - Learning to value self, others and the environment, Reflectiveness - Understanding what needs to be done to make the next steps and planning how to do this, Resourcefulness - Having the confidence to search out answers in new ways and ask for guidance when necessary.
We achieve highly and examination results have been consistently good for many years. We aim to improve these results, with the awareness that students need support and guidance in managing the pressures of competition and challenge. We encourage students to be ambitious in their personal and academic goals. We work closely with parents to support our students and as a staff, we reward effort and achievement by creating a climate in and out of the classroom where individual initiative is recognised and team spirit is valued.
We set high expectations for both staff and students and work closely with parents. We believe that it is the duty of the College to educate our students to become responsible members of society and to respect others. Our experience is that students achieve high standards because they are set challenging targets, provided with interesting opportunities to learn in different ways and given support where they need it.
The College is proud of its unique and distinctive ethos as one of only two girls’ state secondary schools in Leicestershire and as a World Class school. We regard our student body as a major strength and take great pride in both the success and diversity of our student intake. We give students a voice in the College and we listen. We value courtesy, politeness, honesty and effort. We accept that we all make mistakes from time to time and we aim to learn from our mistakes. We are inspired by excellence in all forms including academic, creative, practical, physical and personal achievements.
It is recognised that all students have learning potential and will make best progress when their learning needs are addressed.
The Skills for Learning, Skills for Life Team is committed to meeting the individual needs of all students and ensuring that the highest quality of education is provided for all students regardless of their need.
At Sir Jonathan North College, we have a team of teachers and teaching assistants trained to support students with:
We support students through:
In addition to supporting students in the classroom, we offer breakfast and lunchtime clubs to:
We offer an alternative Key Stage 4 pathway for a small number of students to study 7 GCSEs, alongside Functional Skills English, Maths, Entry Level Science, and a variety of AQA Unit Award certificates.
Through a Pastoral Support Programme our Behaviour Support Team are able to offer support to students whose behaviour has become a barrier to progress. Students who have a PSP set targets for improvement and have 6- weekly meetings to review targets or identify further areas for improvement. Parents are encouraged to contribute to these meetings and this partnership of support between school and home has proven to be effective in improving outcomes for students with a PSP.
In addition to the above, students requiring extra support with social, emotional and mental health issues can access learning mentors, be placed on a list for the school counsellor or, in extreme cases, access the well-being hub, which provides respite from full-time mainstream school.
We are proud to be a Flagship Inclusion Quality Mark school.
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Young people and parents are able to contact the school nurse, Bekki Chamberlain if they have any queries or concerns about anything. She can be contacted on 0116 295 3177 or firstname.lastname@example.org.