Attainment continues to rise at Saltash Community School

Posted by on Aug 22, 2019 in News | No Comments

It’s been a year of change for secondary school pupils across the country, with the new GCSEs, scored from grades 1-9, rolling out across all subject areas. Saltash.net has changed too, becoming Saltash Community School and shifting to a focus on team-working, with the vision of, ‘Achieving More Together’ and new TEAM core values: Tenacity, Empathy, Aspiration and Motivation.

These values have clearly been demonstrated by the school’s top performing students: Tom Burnard, Tom Cunningham, and Grace Hodge, who each achieved ten grade 7s or better (the equivalent to the old-style GCSE A and A* grades).

Other high flyers were: Serena Curtis, Finley Gilchrist, Jasmine Leslie, Matthew Thomas and Ella Williams.

Students in the Area Resource Base, a unit for those with severe and complex special needs, have also shone. Elliot Jordan achieved four GCSEs and Dan Collins achieved two, reflecting the Ofsted team’s findings that, “Pupils within the ARB demonstrate high levels of achievement in relation to their starting points.”

Speaking on results day, Headteacher, Kate Littledyke, said: “We are incredibly proud to be a fully inclusive school, improving the life chances of a very wide-ranging demographic. With this in mind, it is a fantastic achievement for 90% of Art students and 80% of PE students to achieve the equivalent to the old GCSE C grade or better. Attainment continues to rise in English, Maths and Science too. We are proud to be Achieving More Together!”

Area base student Dan Collins

Top performer Tom Burnard and Jasmine Leslie

Top performer Tom Cunningham

Head of Year Matt Oakes with Leon Barnes

Ella Williams and Head of German Helen Markie