Catterick Garrison’s schools commit to working together

Key figures from the Catterick community have come together to support the garrison schools to work better together.

Headteachers and representatives of Catterick’s secondary and primary schools met at the garrison’s headquarters accompanied by two students from each of their respective schools.

The group were joined by local councillor Helen Grant, Catterick Garrison Commander Lieutenant Colonel Joe Jordan and service pupils’ champion Nickie Young.

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Every half term the headteachers discuss shared challenges and agree strategies that help to overcome disadvantage and concerns across the community.

Risedale principal Colin Scott said that working and sharing in partnership ensures that the children of the Garrison and their parents have the resources and expertise needed to grow and succeed.

He added: “As a group we are wholeheartedly focussed on working together to support the academic, emotional and social development of all the children and young people under our care.

“We know that by sharing our experiences and expertise we can work more effectively together, offering a smooth transition for our students from primary to secondary education.

“The more we get to know our students and their families the better placed we are to support them and our wider community.

“We are proud to support the military and wider community of Catterick Garrison.”

Lt Col Jordan said he was in “great admiration” of the hard work that the garrison schools dedicate to supporting families, be they civilian or military.

“I am proud to be a governor at Risedale as this allows me to help my local community school in its vision, direction and support for all, ensuring the strongest possible outcomes for our young people.”

The deadline for September 2019 primary school applications is January 15, 2019.

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