Last week, we were very fortunate to be visited by Alison Giles, the Careers and Enterprise Co-ordinator for Thames Valley Berkshire. Alison and her team took a tour of our school and have committed to working with us next year to increase our links with local businesses and secure students greater opportunities with the world of work.
Another fantastic opportunity we are privileged to be a part of!
Y11 had their leavers’ assembly yesterday and were entertained with song and dance acts from their peers. Awards were given to tutees of the year and the Y11 tutors were roundly applauded for all the support (and chivvying!) they’ve given their tutor group over the year.
We wish them all the best for their remaining exams and look forward to seeing them at their prom later in June.
Please see below a letter from the Clerk to the Governors asking for nominations to be a Parent Governor. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is noon on 14th June.
This letter has also been emailed to all parents; if you have not received it please contact Reception on 01344 304567 to inform us of your email address.
Well done to two EPCS6 students who have recently earned themselves places on very exciting apprenticeships courses. Cassie had to compete with over 900 other applicants to be offered a place within Google’s Digital Marketing section. She said “This year I have been really motivated by the Sixth Form Team to find a career path which I am going to love and I am so excited to start!”.
Her success was shortly followed by George’s news that he will be starting a Tax Analyst apprenticeship with Panasonic. A very happy George said “I have been really supported by my teachers this year and Mrs Dobson in particular has helped me realise what I want to do with my life.”
At the meeting of the Full Governing Body on 16th May, governors were given information on the subjects that Y8 and Y11 students had opted to take in the next stage of their education. They were also given an update on the teaching work that a range of colleagues are undertaking with our partner school, Maiden Erlegh in Wokingham. They were interested to hear about the sharing of good practice in teaching and learning with colleagues from both schools visiting each other, as well as the planned joint work between Heads of Department.
The parent governors thanked all the staff who have been giving up their time over Easter, before school and after school to give our Yr 11, 12 and 13 students extra help for their exams.
The governors were also pleased to note that in the face of national budget cuts, the Leadership Team have been extremely successful in reducing costs whilst still working hard to maintain and improve the teaching and support received by the students.
If you would like to find out more about being a governor, please contact email@example.com
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The Bike It Crew have won our school a brand new scooter pod that holds 10 scooters! Our lovely site team have popped the pod into the ground next to our bike sheds so that students can lock their scooters up in a separate area to the bikes and keep them from falling over. Well done Bike It Crew for all of your hard work; you are well on your way to earning the Silver Sustrans Award now too with what you have lined up for next term!
Discovery exams (Y7 and Y8) will take place the week beginning 20th June; the timetable for the exams is available on the examinations tab and can be accessed through this link.
Destiny exams (Y9 and Y10) will take place the week beginning 27th June; the timetable for the exams is available on the examinations tab and can be accessed through this link.
Your child will be given support to prepare them for these important internal exams; please also support them with their revision at home.
A number of students represented the school at the U15 and U17 District Athletics event on Wednesday 18th May held at the Bracknell Stadium. The weather was against the athletes (and the teachers!) from the start, but we enjoyed some excellent individual performances and a great team spirit on the day. All our students supported each other throughout the event, demonstrating Respect and Pride throughout.
Three of our students have progressed to the next round on Saturday 11th June, Anaisa (shot), Chante (100m) and Richard (long jump). A massive congratulations to them on reaching the next stage.
The team for the day also included Spencer, Cameron, Sumit, Emmanuel, Adrian, Daniel, Ryan, Kieran, Tiegan, Danielle, Luize and Lorena. Well done to all the competitors for their contribution to the event.