Bedale High School honours academic achievements at awards

David Mollard (chairman of governors), Rt Hon William Hague MP and deputy headteacher Mike Mills.
David Mollard (chairman of governors), Rt Hon William Hague MP and deputy headteacher Mike Mills.
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Bedale High school celebrated the successes of the 2011-2012 academic year at its annual presentation evening last Friday with the chief guest, the Right Honourable William Hague FRSL, MP, Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State.

The evening started with an introduction by the chairman of governors, David Mollard who thanked the staff who have taken on new senior leadership roles since September especially Colin Morrison, Cliff Iddison, Patrick Barber for their commitment and vision as assistant head teachers and the new deputy head teachers of Mike Mills and Ros Haydon who have had a significant role and impact on driving new initiatives forward including the development of teaching and learning, leading the inclusion team and monitoring and tracking student progress. He said also had special praise for the acting headteacher Anne Lewin who has managed to lead the school through this period of change.

The headteacher’s report was presented by deputy head teacher Mike Mills who thanked the previous headteacher, Graham Turner, who has moved on to take a position in China. He also said farewell to the deputy headteacher of 36 years, Chris Carruthers, Trish Horner for her work with responsibility for data and curriculum, to Liz Christiansen, Tom Middleton and Peter Sawyer.

Mr Mills said: “We are also very proud of the recent award given to Adrian Grayson, who was our head of PE and Geography and since retiring has gone on to have a significant impact on the development of cricket at all levels. Adrian was awarded the British Empire Medal for his services to the community, primarily through his cricket coaching. I would also like to remember a former member of staff and friend who sadly passed away last term before her time. Glyn Chadwick was a fantastic member of staff who joined the school as a PE teacher and went on to be a highly regarded member of the English Department and Head of Year. She is sadly missed by colleagues and students alike.”

The awards were presented by the Right Honourable William Hague who congratulated the former Year 11 students who were an amazing year group and who contributed fully to the life of the school. He said they were impressive role models to younger students and he was delighted to celebrate their achievements.

The excellent GCSE results reflected the level of commitment by students and staff along with the superb support of parents. Some of the highlights reflect the continuing improvements over time, for example 85% of students achieved 5 A* to C, 78% of students achieved A* to C in maths and despite the controversy surrounding the marking of English, 71% still achieved an A* to C whilst an amazing 94% of students achieved A* to C in Science.

The school jazz band comprising Peter Chappell, Amelia Cox, Sam Giblin, Joel Graham, Jonathan Heap, Jack Jobling, Toni Kelly, Alexandra Mason, Abigail Walker, Eleanor Williams, David Winlo, Sophie Wood and Hannah Woods performed Harlem Nocture arranged by Blair and Tequila arranged by Sweeney. The following awards were presented by William Hague.

CERTIFICATES FOR OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT 2011/2012

Year 7 Present Year 8; Peter Chappell, Thomas Littler, Helen Elsworth, Chloe Noone, Amy Harrison, Oliver Pennock, Molly Lancaster, Arthur Wood. Year 8 Present Year 9; Robyn Chilton, Annaleigh Smith, Huw Fenny, Philip Smith, Aisha Najafi, Sam Wagstaff, Jack Richardson, Edith Wood. Year 9 Present Year 10; Benjamin Cresswell, Cameron Latta, Mollie Fenner, Hannah Najafi, Eleanor Higgins, Sean McGuffin, Millie Hodgson, Thomas Sutton. Year 10 Present Year 11; Dominic Jacques, Alexandra Ord, Jack Jobling, David Pauli, Bethany Leathley, Eleanor Pearson, Alexandra Mason, James Webster

CERTIFICATES FOR EFFORT AND PROGRESS 2011/2012

Year 7 Present Year 8; Alice Cockburn, Joseph Steel, Emma Gibson-Jones, Koen Usher, Olivia Kirk, Robyn Weston, George Smith, Samuel Winstanley. Year 8 Present Year 9; Hannah Bowe, Thomas Hoare, Aaron Brotherston, Victoria Treiber, Francesca Dinsdale, Charles Walker, Ben Featherstone, Hannah Watkins. Year 9 Present Year 10; Samuel Connolly, Chloe Myers, Jessica Hall, Richard Severs, Zak Karwat, Rachel Simmons, Georgia Mills, Maxwell Weighell. Year 10 Present Year 11; Sarah Bell, Emily Potts, Aimee Black, Mikidadi Salamala, Jordan Dickson, Eleanor Williams, Jonathan Heap, Hannah Woods, Joshua Ladlow

THE DANNY DAVIES CUP FOR THE MOST IMPROVED FOOTBALLER; Liam Hankinson

THE IRENE BOREHAM CUP FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN NETBALL; Rosemary Allison

THE BECKY ROBINSON TROPHY FOR EFFORT IN GIRLS SPORT; Emily Hayward

THE JONNY MILES CUP FOR EFFORT IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION; Thomas Wilford

THE MARTYN COOMBS CUP FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT; Harvey Gill

ROY MITCHINSON CUP FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT; Natasha Sedgwick

THE RICHARD BLANCHARD CUP FOR RUGBY; Alexander Jones

THE RICHARD BLANCHARD CUP FOR BASKETBALL; Harvey Gill

ADRIAN GRAYSON CUP FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CRICKET; Harry Jeffery

OUTSTANDING FOOTBALLER TROPHY; Joshua King

THE BEDALE SPORTS CUP FOR SPORTSMANSHIP; Natasha Sedgwick and Joshua King

GODBERT TROPHY; Wind Band – Amelia Cox

ERIC MARQUIS TROPHY; David Winlo

THE MICHELLE ATKINSON SHIELD FOR THE MOST IMPROVED YEAR 7 PUPIL; Robyn Weston

THE CUP FOR PROGRESS MADE BY A YEAR 8 PUPIL; Jamie MacPherson

YEAR 9 CUP FOR EFFORT; Emily Birks

YEAR 10 CUP FOR EFFORT; Samuel Gill

YEAR 11 CUP FOR EFFORT AND ACHIEVEMENT; Chloe Allen-Macey

THE RICHARD LAWSON TROPHY FOR JUNIOR MATHEMATICS; Thomas Littler

MOSS CUP FOR YEAR 9 MATHEMATICS; Nicholas Barry

MOSS CUP FOR YEAR 10 MATHEMATICS; Holly Shippen

THE CUP FOR DISTINCTION IN LOWER SCHOOL ART; Autumn Speight

THE BEDALE ART GROUP CUP FOR LOWER SCHOOL ART; Huw Fenny

THE BEDALE ART GROUP CUP FOR UPPER SCHOOL ART; Alexandra Ord

THE KEN DEWIS CUP FOR DESIGN TECHNOLOGY; James Wood

THE WI CUP FOR EXCELLENT WORK IN FOOD AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY; Cameron Latta

THE DALEPAK CUP FOR EFFORT IN FOOD AND TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY; Amber Fryatt

THE BEDALE CHURCHES TOGETHER TROPHY FOR EXCELLENT WORK IN R.E; Amber Fryatt

THE CUP FOR OUTSTANDING WORK IN LOWER SCHOOL ENGLISH; Milly Hodgson

THE RUSSELL CUP FOR LOWER SCHOOL FRENCH; Sean McGuffin

THE LONGSTAFF AWARD FOR LANGUAGES; Rosemary Allison

THE NICKERY NOOK PERFORMING ARTS AWARD; Martin Bennison

THE JOHN BARLEY AWARD FOR CATERING EXCELLENCE; Jordan Tatum

THE DODD CUP FOR LOWER SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY; Georgia Mills

THE TURNER CUP FOR BOYS GEOGRAPHY; Max Dyson

THE GILLETT CUP FOR JUNIOR HISTORY; Chloe Myers

THE MORTON CUP FOR SERVICE TO THE SCHOOL; Amy Curtis

THE YOUNG SCIENCE AWARD; Amy Curtis

THE CUP FOR A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE SCHOOL’S MUSIC; Samuel Beadle

THE QUEEN’S GOLDEN JUBILEE SHIELD FOR COURAGE IN ADVERSITY; Sophie Balfour

THE 50th ANNIVERSARY REUNION TROPHY; Anya Hockey

THE BRIAN REDHEAD TROPHY; Phoebe Robson

THE CUP FOR THE MOST IMPROVED PUPIL IN YEAR 11; James Radin

THE GOVERNORS’ CUP; Edward John

THE THOMPSON CUP FOR THE BEST EXAMINATION RESULTS; Edward John

CHAMBER OF TRADE ROSE BOWL FOR THE BEST EXAMINATION RESULTS; Bobbie Coleman

ARKWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP; Jack Chapman

HOUSE CUP WINNERS (Donated by the John Family); Americas House – Hannah Woods

ART: Christopher Priestman Georgina Hall

BUSINESS STUDIES: Jamie Barr Megan Bradbury

CHILD DEVELOPMENT: Annabel Charlton

DRAMA: Martin Bennison Abigail Parish

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Harvey Gill and Rosemary Allison

ENGLISH LITERATURE: Adam Thompson and Abigail Riggs

FRENCH: Harvey Gill and Amy Curtis

FTT: Amber Fryatt and Emily Rawlin

GERMAN: Adam Thompson and Victoria Shippen

GEOGRAPHY: Jack Chapman and Katie Fenner

GRAPHIC PRODUCTS: Lorna Spencer and Joseph Hodgson

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE: Natasha Sedgwick

HISTORY: Harry Jeffery and Ryiah Beesley-Gibson

LEISURE & TOURISM: George Snell and Olivia Mortimer

MATHEMATICS: Samuel Wright and Eleanor Chapman

MUSIC: Liam O’Neil and Shannen Rowan

PE: Matthew Stamp and Rosemary Allison

PRODUCT DESIGN: Jamie Tate-Whittaker and Suzannah Stelling

RE: Harry Stanforth and Natalie Smithurst

SCIENCE - ADDITIONAL: Samuel Corr and Kimberly Webley

SCIENCE - BTEC: Robert Boston and Fatema Yasmin

SCIENCE – CORE: Connor McMillan-Smith and Catherine Smith

SCIENCE – TRIPLE: Edward John and Amy Curtis

SYSTEMS & CONTROL: Edward John

TEXTILES: Kristina Alderson and Amelia Bell