I think the whole college is looking forward to a well-earned break spent with family and friends.

The Year 11 and 13s have worked exceptionally hard the last few weeks for their Mock exams and BTEC deadlines. Teachers spent this week analysing the data and I am meeting with every teacher to ensure we know what students need interventions and what topics they are unsure of. The half day really helped us to drill down on our data and make sure we are doing all we can to help our students.

Next week parents/carers will receive reports and mock exam results. We are generally pleased with the results and feel that students are in the right frame of mind to ensure they gain great results. As a Principal it is really a challenge not to talk about and focus on results and progress. I think this may appear difficult for some young people as it may seem that we don’t care. Education is empowerment and we cannot fail our young people; that is why we are pushing them to ensure they gain the results they deserve.

Student Survey

Hopefully, I can share with you the results of our student survey next week. All the teaching staff met this morning to look at the positives and how far we have moved forward. Here is our list.

Plymouth Food Bank

This week we are celebrating Human Rights and as part of human rights we are supporting a drive to help families in Plymouth with our Food Bank Appeal. A box will be located in reception, If you can contribute with Christmas Food (non-perishable) we would really appreciate. Walter Zimmerman will be taking our contribution to Union Street Food Bank at the end of next week. For more information about Plymouth Food Bank have a look at their website https://plymouth.foodbank.org.uk/

Things going on next week

Army Outreach team will be in the school on December 13th to work with Year 10 students on team building
Ieng Year 10 and 12 will be making their presentations for IENG to the Royal Navy
MUFTI Christmas Jumper Day Friday 16th December – £1 in aid of Save the Children appeal
Don’t forget we finish at Midday on Friday 16th December and reopen on 4th January
Christmas Lunch – Students can book in advance for £2.50

Student of the Week

Year 10 Richard Platts

Richard is ahead of all students and working incredibly hard in English. I dropped into Year 10C this week to look at books and was amazed at the amount of work Richard had achieved – well done!

Thanks for reading

Polly