Boys get a BIG exam boost

Lads from Swinton Community School receive awards from Steve Codd (left) and Head David Pirdding.
Lads from Swinton Community School receive awards from Steve Codd (left) and Head David Pirdding.

THE lads are storming ahead at Swinton Community School, where special effort is being recognised and rewarded as the exam season looms.

A wider BIGs scheme (Boys Improving Grades) has been adopted by staff at Swinton Community School and is proving a BIG success.

Boys’ Achievement co-ordinator Steve Codd said: “This scheme is part of the whole school drive to raise standards. BIG is not our invention but something we are using to address the imbalance between boys’ and girls’ achievement.

“It’s quite simple in that a selected group of boys who have the capability to do well, but who are at risk of not hitting targets, can earn points for effort in their lessons”.

The Year 11 winners of the first competition that took place as part of the initiative put in the work - and received Meadowhall vouchers for their efforts.

A second competition is now underway at the school.

Mr Codd was joined by Head David Pridding at a voucher presentation to Lewis Creamer, Mark Vardy, Curtis Faley, Glynn McIntyre, Cole Tolley, Matthew Beevers, Matthew De’Ath and Calum Beckett.