- The ability to combine homework and teacher gradebooks in a single platform.
- A specific app, with easy to use interface, for mobile phones and tablets.
- Communication tools allowing emails and announcements to groups of students from within Brightspace.
- Complete integration with Office 365, allowing single sign on for the school network and school systems.
- A specialist marking app allowing teachers to submit video or audio feedback of student work. MFL and English can’t wait to get their hands on this!
- The ability to closely monitor student engagement with the platform.
- Staff can quickly record snippets from webcams, which can be dropped into the platform at any point.
- Progress analysis tools, accessible by teachers, staff and parents.
- Guaranteed levels of responsiveness, reliability and function.
- Staff are very excited about the move to Brightspace and more news will follow in the next edition of the West Bridgford Post.
Year 11 have experienced their final celebration assembly and are starting their final journey towards Post 16 education, just a few hurdles are all that remain in front of them…….those fateful exams!
Beginning on Monday Year 11 are welcome to wander straight back into to school as students on study leave. They all have their newly converted ID security lanyards which will allow them access to the school site whenever they have a revision session they want to attend or an exam they need to sit – but don’t forget to swipe in folks! They can come in their own clothes, but remain mindful that this is a school and not a beach, and for many exams will need to be able to sit comfortably for a couple of hours or more. The Year 11 Revision Schedule is available by clicking here as well as the Year 11 Intervention Page on Moodle. Students can access any of the sessions that are running and we hope to see as many of them returning next as possible. During study leave if students have any questions they can still see Mrs McKee, Miss Toms, Mrs Sharpe or email and we will do our outmost, as always, to help and support. I’d just like to take this opportunity to say GOOD LUCK to all our Year 11 students for the upcoming exams, you have worked extremely hard and deserve all the success in the world! See you Monday!
Having worked so hard as a team since September - coming to all training sessions and taking part in matches, both the Central Venue League tourna-ment and organised friendlies, eight Year 9 girls went into their U14 County Competition on Tuesday (8th November) evening with determination, enthusi-asm and excitement!
There were 16 teams that had entered this county tournament, with everyone being split into four sec-tions. West Bridgford knew they had to win their section in order to progress any further as there were no runner-up spots available this year. With their strong-minded will and positive mind set from the beginning they went on to beat South Wolds, Emmanuel and Joseph Whitaker to progress into the semi-finals, where they were to meet Nottingham Girls High School. Due to the girls’ eagerness and focus they secured a convincing win over them, resulting in them getting into the finals- which turned out to be against Rushcliffe!
Over the past two years in Years 7 and 8, West Bridgford have always come second to Rushcliffe in netball fixtures – however having beaten them already this season in a warm up competition (which the girls also secured gold medals in), they knew they had it in them to do it again.
The final was fought after, with the win up for grabs by either team at half time, despite Bridgford having the edge, leading by one goal. Again with the sheer determination West Bridgford fought hard to keep their lead in the second half and didn’t disappoint. They ended up winning the game by two goals – with the final score being 7-5!
This is a fantastic achievement for the girls – not only becoming U14 County Champions, but also because it means they are through to the Regional Netball Tournament in Janu-ary joining the U16 and U19 teams who also progressed through earlier in the year.
The Department for Education has just released its revamped data comparison website, allowing parents to easily compare the performance of schools, using more sophisticated measures than just a ‘raw’ GCSE score. The West Bridgford School, Nottinghamshire’s best performing non-selective, state funded school, was delighted to see both the types of school it is ‘compared with’ nationally by the Department for Education and confirmation of its local standing. To see our school listed in the middle of the best schools in the country is a testament to the work of the staff and pupils. The table also shows no other School of this type, within 75 miles, performs better than The West Bridgford School.https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/similar/136628?phase=ks4
Good Luck to all the Year 11’s and we look forward to seeing them at the revision sessions next week.