Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Cornwallis Academy September 2013 – July 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Cornwallis Academy September 2013 – July 2014
The Government’s agenda “Improve standards” “Exams are Dumbed down” “Many vocational courses mean nothing” “Fewer students should pass exams” “Fewer people should go to university”
Result Fewer students passing exams Fewer students going to university Less breadth of study
What have we achieved in ? Our best ever set of results at both GCSE and A level The best results of any non-selective in the area. A good Ofsted result, with a mandate to get to outstanding quickly A vision that is both unique and interesting Proven Plaza pedagogy
“A Cohesive learning community” “The Plaza environments are used well as flexible teaching spaces” “Behaviour is good throughout the school” “The students have positive attitudes towards their learning and show a high degree of responsibility” “Teaching is consistently good in all subjects”
Universities this year included: Exeter Nottingham Surrey Winchester Oxford Brookes Bath In all almost 60% of our students went to University to study everything from Law to Bio medicine.
Medicine Physics, Diagnostic radiography Accounting and Finance Biomedical Sciences Ancient, Classical and Medieval Studies Media, Culture and Society English Psychology Mathematics Applied Criminology and Psychology Law with Business Law Teaching & Educational Studies Nursing Some University Courses studied this year:
2013 results GCSE 58% gained 5 A-C grades including English and Maths (+3) A Level 98% A-E (+1) 72% A-C (+8) 33% of grades were A or A *(+13) 42% of grades were B+(+12) Best performing non-selective school in Maidstone!
New Look Reports Termly feedback Inclusion of new indicator – ‘Attitude to Learning’ Continue to show attendance, self-management points and achievement points compared to the year group average Combination of interim and full reports Interim – Attitude to learning in all subjects Full – Current grade and attitude to learning Full report timings linked into Academic Review Evenings Grades will be traffic light coloured coded to show whether pupils are making the expected progress and are on track to meet their target
Wellbeing Structure David Simons Principal Claire Thompson Vice Principal Jon Spurling Assistant Principal Wellbeing Directors Wellbeing LeadsICM Chloe Cox Assistant Principal Olivia Lichfield Assistant Principal Dean Fox Assistant Principal Wellbeing Directors KS3 Annie Fowler KS4 Thomas Stanley KS5Joseph Sutton Wellbeing Leads Year 7Amy Parker Year 8Annie Fowler Year 9 Helen Conway/ Holly Pateman Year 10Thomas Stanley 6 th FormLisa Bodle ICM’s Year 7 Cheryl Irvine Year 8 Joscelin Yates Year 9Sue Judd Year 10Sue Lambert Year 11Maxine Saul Yr 12/13Jo Woollett
Form Tutors 12/136 th FORM 6MM Medhat Michel(Maths Target Group) 6SM Sarah Meredith (English Target group) 6CJ Christopher Jones 6NMA Nathalie Manser 6SMI Sarah Miles 6DG Debbie Glover 6HM Hollie Martin 6PJP Phil Pennington/Jodie Monk 6AED Alex Edwards 6AB Angela Broome 6SC Sue Cooper
What We Expect From A Cornwallis Academy Student 95% Attendance 100% application at all times Appropriate office wear Be ready to learn with the correct equipment To be respectful to staff and peers at all times
Academic Mentoring Wellbeing – three times a week Mentoring once a week - compulsory
Parental help & resources Online resources: GCSE & BTEC GCSE, A Level & BTEC GCSE, A Level & BTEC Online and paper-based study guides – as recommended departmentally Termly progress reports
Rewards For those Year 12/13 students with exceptional attainment and/or attendance, on a termly basis we offer: Attainment awards Attendance awards
Dates for Diary Sixth Form Open Evening – Wednesday 27th November Sixth Form ARD – Wednesday 15th January 2014
What Skills for Life offer to Year 12 and 13s: Careers trips: Skills London, Kent Careers; HE Convention, University trips Careers Guidance interviews Information, Advice & Guidance Sessions on a variety of topics such as Job Searching, CV writing, Interview Skills, Applying to University Careers talks UCAS application support Focus day activities- including Employability day, Opportunities for mock interviews with employers, Discover Risk and University preparation workshops Skills Challenge for Year 12: 30 th June – 15 th July 2014 Work experience Careers library and IT packages for careers exploration and research
Skills for Life measures of success: Summer 2012: NEET for year 12 & 13 was 1.8% (only 3 out of 167 students did not continue in education, go to university, enter college or employment with training) Summer 2013: 58 students (64% are currently starting university/HE) Some notable achievements are; 1 at Nottingham, 1 at Exeter (both Russell group universities) 1 at Surrey to do Law 1 at St Georges in London to do Biomedical sciences.