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NEWSLETTER Friday 11th October Dear parents and carers, Thank you to all parents who attended the Year 9 and 10 Information Evening this week. The evening covered a variety of items through presentations from members of the senior leadership team, including information about the curriculum, safeguarding, homework and revision. Mr Rice showed parents our online revision and learning support platforms, in particular introducing parents to GCSE Pod and Seneca Learning. These two platforms will be shown to all students over the coming weeks but are excellent support for revision, which we do expect all students in Years 9 and 10 to be doing on a regular basis now students are preparing for GCSEs. Mr Rice, Vice Principal, showed parents the curve of forgetting and spoke about the importance of repetition in overcoming this curve. Students in Year 9 and Year 10 have to recall GCSE information across three years in total and will need to work hard to overcome this forgetting curve by revising and revisiting work every day. Mr Rice highlighted the need to spend three hours an evening on both homework and revising content at this point in a student’s education. The forgetting curve shows that if we return to new information and repeat the learning we will remember more each time we do this. It takes at least 4 repeats before we have strong recall of this new information This week has, as always, been a rich and busy time for us all here. In addition to our information evening, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival has been a highlight for us, with students from across Year 8, Year 10 and 11 all involved in workshops and talks. A reminder that I hold my parent forums twice weekly on a Tuesday afternoon from 1pm – 2.30pm and from 3.30pm – 5.30pm to enable parents to get to know me and discuss the work of the school with me directly. Many thanks, as always, for your continuing support of the academy. Rachel Kitley Click the arrows or swipe to turn pages


TERM DATES FOR 2019/20 ACADEMIC YEAR Fri 25th October

Last Day of Half Term

28th Oct—1st Nov

Half Term Holiday

Mon 4th November

Start of second half of Autumn Term

Fri 20th December

Last Day of Autumn Term

23rd Dec 2019 — 3rd Jan 2020 Christmas Holiday

Mon 6th January

Staff Development Day

Tues 7th January

Start of Spring Term for all students

Fri 14th February

Last Day of Half Term

CATERLINK ALLERGY AND DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Please could parents/carers of students who have any dietary requirements or allergies complete this form and return to the Academy? https://www.cowesec.org/assets/docs/ Allergy-and-intolerance-form-July2018.pdf

17th February—21st February Half Term Holiday

Mon 24th February

Start of second half of Spring Term

Friday 3rd April

Last Day of Spring Term

6th April—17th April

Easter Holiday

Mon 20th April

Start of Summer Term

Fri 8th May

Early May bank holiday (VE day)

Fri 22nd May

Last Day of Half Term

25th May—29th May

Half Term Holiday

Mon 1st June

Start of second half of Spring Term

Mon 15th June TBC

Staff Development Day

Fri 17th July

Last Day of Summer Term

Sat 18th July

Summer Holidays Start

Term dates can also be found on our website.

UPCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 16th October

Year 11 Info Evening

Friday 25th October

Last Day of Half Term


TIKTOK—INTERNET SAFETY At CEC many students continue to work hard to notify us when there are new apps and new groups that are released online and also when there is online activity that may be threatening the safety of some of our community and/or putting them in potentially vulnerable positions. Please be aware of ‘TikTok’. It’s a social media app that gives users the opportunity to share 60 second short videos with friends, family or the entire world. Like Twitter-owned Vine and Musical.ly before it, videos shared range from funny sketches to lip-sync videos featuring special effects. Parents have expressed concern around the inappropriate language of some of the video posted which may make this less suitable for younger children. Predators seeking to connect with children is another risk that parents have said their children. For more insight on parent review, visit Common Sense Media. More information can be found at: https://internetmatters.org/ hub/esafety-news/tik-tok-app-safety-what-parents-need-to-know/

YEAR 7 PUBLIC AND MILITARY SKILLS

Thursdays 2.45—3.30pm Drumming & Drill, Teambuilding, First Aid, Navigation and Outdoor skills, communication skills and signals. Contact Miss Crane—ED11 or CCF office.

Taster session on Monday 14th October at lunch time or after the Academy day from 2.45— 3.45pm in Capstan House!

INFORMATION EVENINGS YEARS 7—10 Thank you to all the parents who attended our information evenings that have been held over the past two weeks. If you were unable to attend please see the presentations on our website.

Year 8 and 9 Information Evening Year 9 and 10 Information Evening

STUDENT-LED SOCIAL MEDIA Thank you to Oriol and Lily for their work on Instagram this week! Today Lily, a student in Year 7, shared the importance of being online aware. Follow us there @cowesenterprise


Consultation: Admissions Policy 2021-2022

In accordance with the DfE’s 2014 statutory ‘Schools Admissions Code’ guidance the Local Governing Body of Cowes Enterprise College is consulting on the Admissions Arrangements for September 2021 because changes are proposed. The amendment is to the oversubscription criteria inserted as number 4: Children of staff who have, (1) been employed at Cowes Enterprise College for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or (2) have been recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. The proposed Admissions Policy 2021-22 is available to view by clicking this link or hard copy from the school office. Comments on the proposed admissions arrangements should be sent to the clerk to governors jwareham@cowesec.org or by post to Jill Wareham, Cowes Enterprise College, Crossfield Avenue, Cowes, PO31 8HB by 12 noon on 12th November 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS GEORGIE Congratulations to Georgie Price who gained the prestigious Trinity Grade 8 saxophone with distinction. This is the highest grade possible for a music exam accomplished after many years of dedicated study and commitment to musical excellence. The exam pieces were fiendishly difficult to play and Georgie performed them with confidence and dexterity

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

NEWS

It’s been another great week for the Duke of Edinburgh students. Some more books arrived, the cookery sessions have been very successful and Vinnie is beginning to make some progress on his puppy training.

There will be a meeting after school on Tuesday 22nd October in BU11 for all Duke of Edinburgh participants so please remind your child to attend and to pay careful attention to the tutor announcements in a morning. We are still waiting for some books and I hope to have them all next week.


ACADEMY CLUBS Club Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Time

Location

Cowes Combined Cadet Force (ages 12-18)

5-7pm

Capstan House

Chess Club

Lunch

BT11

Homework Support

2.50—3.30pm

DE10

Oasis Board Games

2.50—3.30pm

Oasis

Ukulele Club

2.45—3.30pm

MU02

BTEC Business Coursework Booster Sessions

2.45—4.30pm

BU11

Isle of Wight Radio Newshounds and Communication Club

2.45—3.30pm

Reception

Homework Support

2.50—3.30pm

DE10

Oasis Board Games

2.50—3.30pm

Oasis

Science Club

2.45-3.30pm

Science IZ

Chess Club

Lunch

BT11

BTEC Business Revision

2.45—3.30pm

BU11

Homework Support

2.50-3.30pm

DE10

Oasis Board Games

2.50-3.30pm

Oasis

Warhammer and Model Club

2.45—4.00pm

DE06

Burnet News Club

2.45-3.45pm

ET13

CEC Glee Club

2.45—3.30pm

MU02

Watch this space! More clubs to follow soon!

SPORTS CLUBS Club

Time

Monday

CCF in Capstan House

5—7pm

Tuesday

Boys Football (All Years)

3-4pm

Netball (All Years)

3-4pm

Wednesday PE Intervention (GCSE and BTEC, Years 9—Sixth Form)

Thursday Friday

3pm onwards

Girls Football (All Years) on Field or 3G Pitch

3-4pm

Badminton (All Years)

3-4pm

Military Skills for Year 7 in ED11

3—3.30pm

Basketball (All Years)

3-4pm

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