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.
Research consistently points to the fact that students who read for pleasure get better outcomes at school. The LRC helps to create a culture where reading for pleasure is encouraged and celebrated more widely.
As well as providing a wide range of the most up-to-date literature, along with lots of classics, the LRC is keen to offer enrichment opportunities for students to showcase their talents and develop new ones. Each term, the LRC runs a range of competitions and activities to coincide with national events for example World Book Day, May Month of Maths, Chinese New Year, Science Engineering Week and religious festivals. In addition, students have taken part in the Summer Reading Challenge, Reading Rampage and the Carnegie Book Award. The LRC also welcomes visiting authors and poets.
New arrivals to the Library are publicised through the daily student bulletin, and student recommendations are shared during tutor times and Library lessons in Year 7.
Students are encouraged to share their reading through The ReadInspiration blog. This blog has links to SJNC student reviews, comments, book trailers, author trailers and movie trailers.
Years 7 – 9 are allowed to borrow
Year 10 – 11
Students are allowed to borrow resources for 2 weeks. Books and resources can be returned directly to the library or via one of the Drop Book boxes located in Main Reception or the Dining Hall.
When books are overdue, parents will receive a text or notification encouraging them to remind their daughter to return the items she has borrowed. Students who fail to return items on time will also be spoken to by a senior member of staff.
|Book Trust - inspire a love for reading|
|Love Reading 4 Schools|
|The Guardian - Children's Books Site|
|How to Reference or Write a Bibliography|
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