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Ever-growing band of More Able students The More Able programme at Eastlea Community School has been designed and developed based on the principle that our high achieving students are able to demonstrate their personal excellence. This north star has resulted in an offer which provides our students with experiences aimed at enriching their development, together with opening doors to a whole host of opportunities. Our approach since the programme’s inception over six years ago has been simple; challenge our students to do more! This has been achieved by starting with a strong foundation of advancing their ability to think, question and communicate. Our More Able students are shown positive

More Able manager Ms Khan says the programme is raising aspirations among Eastlea pupils. examples of, and are supported to embed, real self-belief; uphold a high level of resilience; and have the vision to instil only the highest aspirations for themselves. Through our rich variety of longstanding partnerships with businesses and organisations, bespoke, tailor-made initiatives have been created to support our unique students. These have formed a core component of the More Able offer. As the programme has developed and grown, so too has the response and engagement

from students. In 2013 a strong group of twenty-five More Able students began to grow. And so, it’s summer 2019 and now more than 40 students take a seat in the More Able programme manager’s office. The portraits tell a story of endless potential, personality and self-belief – growing from being petrified at speaking in a small group to delivering a six-minute speech in front of an audience of 100; from a limiting belief that they couldn’t to winning the Principal’s Award; from being overshadowed by doubt to securing placements at prestigious businesses. All these examples highlight the bright future ahead for each of these More Able students!

Nusrat wins reward for hard work A STUDENT has won a £250 prize for academic achievement and excellence. Year 10 Nusrat Hossain was given the Jack Petchey Achievement Award for her hard work and dedication to her studies over the year. The award celebrates young people who have gone above and beyond to achieve. Students are nominated by their teachers. She said: “It was completely unexpected; I was quite shocked to get it. I have always worked hard but I didn’t think anyone was noticing enough for me to get an award. “My teachers have always been so supportive and encourage me to do my best. I’m working really hard for my GSCEs at the moment. I’m trying to stay motivated all the time, which is why I think I won the award.” Nusrat was given a certificate as well as the cash prize, which she is using to take her classmates and teachers out for dinner. She said: “I’m taking three friends and two teachers to the O2 to see the new Spiderman film. Then we are going to go to Jimmy’s for food. “It’s nice I can share this prize with my friends and the teachers, who have been so supportive of me over the year.”

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Extra dedication earns Gabriel Cadets’ honour YEAR 7 Gabriel De Freitas-Saeh is celebrating being awarded the highest honour of the Junior Sea Cadets. The budding sailor was given the Commodore’s Broad Pennant after completing four of the training modules as well as showing extra dedication and regular attendance. The badge is the top award that can be earned by any Junior Sea Cadet during their training. Gabriel is one of the youngest West Ham Sea Cadets to be awarded the badge. He said: “It was quite surprising. I was coming back from a trip away with the cadets

and my dad told me in the car that I was getting the Commodore’s Pennant. “I never thought I would get it this soon. I’m really dedicated so thought I would get it one day, but this is so soon. I’m really happy and my dad was really proud.” Gabriel and his West Ham cadets are now working on building a two-person boat completely out of plastic bottles for a race against another branch. Gabriel said: “It’s good to be able to use some of the skills I’ve learnt in STEM at school to help with the building. I’m looking forward to it, it should be a good race.”

Eastlea Community School newsletter n Summer 2019

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Eastlea Community School summer newsletter 2019  

The summer end-of-term newsletter for Eastlea Community School, in the London Borough of Newham in Canning Town

Eastlea Community School summer newsletter 2019  

The summer end-of-term newsletter for Eastlea Community School, in the London Borough of Newham in Canning Town

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