Welcome to the Joseph Whitaker Sports College!
The Joseph Whitaker School became a specialist Sports College in September 2004. The decision to gain a specialism in sport was taken for a variety of reasons including our expertise in using sport to raise aspiration, engagement and attainment; our expertise in developing pupil leadership; our track record in developing pupil’s skills in sport and our belief that sport in schools should engender a lifelong commitment to improving health.
Our provision, outcomes and commitment to the values and benefits of sport have been recognised nationally. For example, we are a Gold Partner school for the Youth Sport Trust, the Headteacher is an ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust, we are the lead school in Nottinghamshire for leadership and volunteering and we are the hub site for the Newark and Sherwood Sports Partnership delivering high quality sport across 5 secondary schools and 41 primary schools.
The Specialist Schools programme was designed to improve whole school standards of attainment and achievement and to also provide strong links to the local community. Since 2004, this is some of the progress that has been made: