The aim of Skipton Girls’ High School is to provide an education for our highly able learners which enable them to grow and learn as individuals, to take responsibility for their own learning and to be curious about the world around them.
As school leaders we will:
The ethos of Skipton Girls’ High School is that all girls:
Skipton Girls’ High School provides, values and encourages participation in a wide range of extra-curricular activities tailored to meet individual interests, including Art and Design, Language clubs, Film Clubs, charity and community work, dance, drama, music and sport and Duke of Edinburgh trips.
Skipton Girls’ High School provides a strong system of pastoral care designed to provide support, guidance and confidentiality, and to promote the happiness, wellbeing, health and safety of all girls.
Skipton Girls’ High School highly values the inclusive nature of the school and its multi-cultural character, and promotes respect and understanding between students of different races, faiths, beliefs, cultures and backgrounds. Skipton Girls’ High School believes in the importance of the student and parent/ carer voice and actively seeks stakeholder feedback through many different means including our Parents in Partnership Group and Student Voice.
Skipton Girls’ High School seeks to recruit, retain, grow and develop the best staff because of its reputation, the supportive environment and opportunities that it offers. As a lead school for Northern Lights Teaching School Alliance and Northern Lights SCITT we are able to provide excellent professional development and high quality training opportunities for teaching staff within the school itself and with partner schools across and beyond the alliance.
Our teachers are committed and passionate subject specialists who understand how to stretch and challenge our learners in order that they reach the highest levels of achievement.
Through our Teaching and Learning Policies and practice we actively pursue planning for learning strategies that ensure a student’s learning and progress are the main focus of our actions and decisions.
The school is focused on the learning and assessment needs of students. We create consistency between teachers and have a shared understanding of what works well in the classroom. Assessment, marking and feedback are frequent, detailed and accurate, supporting student progress and helping students achieve their full potential to the full.
Our outstanding teachers: