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NEWSLETTER www.cowesec.org info@cowesec.org

Friday 2nd November

Dear parents and carers, We have got straight back in to a busy week following our half term break. Ahead of next Tuesday’s sixth form open evening, we have been delighted to launch our new sixth form prospectus which is available to download from our website. Next week, I will be talking to parents and students about this very important next step and choice. I will be specifically referring to our improving outcomes, small group sizes and personalised attention, effective teaching and learning, passionate and caring pastoral team and wider enrichment opportunities. We are very pleased that our own confidence in the sixth form has been reflected in last year’s Ofsted report, which overall reports that leadership of the sixth form is effective. The sixth form section of the report discusses the “exceptional progress” of some students and reports that our students say they get “high quality support” from us. We are proud that the report also particularly mentions our positive sixth form relationships and care. I am delighted to hear from so many year 11 students that they are focusing on revision and hard at their preparation for the mock exams. Year 11s with flash cards are starting to become a common site all over the building and online packages such as GCSE Pod and Maths Watch are now being used regularly by many students outside of the academy. In the coming days we will be launching revision plans to support students’ use of revision guides as we reach the last few weeks of mock exam revision. Well done to all year 11s who are revising with effort and determination. I continue to offer parent surgery time over the next half term and really enjoy meeting parents in these sessions. A reminder that I hold them 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. Attendance is by pre-booked appointments only. Please either email dharrison@cowesec.org or phone the school on 01983 203103 asking for Donna Harrison to book in a slot in advance of each Tuesday. With best wishes, Rachel Kitley


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ADMISSIONS We are opening the consultation for the proposed change to the Admissions Policy 2020-2021 on Monday 1st October. 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 2020 because changes are proposed. The amendments are: 

To reduce the Published Admission Number at Cowes Enterprise College from 270 to 210 places in Year 7 with effect from September 2020. This means that the number of places available for children in Year 7 in 2020 and all subsequent Year 7 cohorts will be 210.

For children who already have a place at the school in other year groups there will be no proposed change. This is the only proposed change to the admission criteria, all other criteria, including oversubscription, will remain the same.

A full version of the proposed changes to the admission arrangements, as well as the rationale behind them, is available to view on the academy website www.cowesec.org 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 2018.

Duke of Edinburgh Skills Cookery


Miss Coull Business Teacher What do you like most about teaching at Cowes Enterprise College? The things I like the most about working at CEC is the welcoming atmosphere, the amazing building and having the opportunity to get to know a real variety of students from Year 7 all the way through to Year 13.

What made you want to teach Business? IBusiness has been my passion since school and by teaching the subject I have the opportunity to share my enthusiasm with my students

What was your childhood aspiration? Throughout my childhood I always aspired to be a dancer and performer.

Who is your favourite entrepreneur (and why?) Michelle Mone is my favourite entrepreneur because she is an inspiration for the way she has become an incredibly successful businesswoman and demonstrates what can be achieved with determination and persistence. (And she is Scottish!)

Attendance Attending is the first part of succeeding! Students should be in the building by 8.25am for a 8.30am prompt start in their tutor class. Any student arriving after 8.30am will be considered as being late. A reminder that the procedure to report a student absence is to call the main Academy number (01983 203103), select Option 1 and leave a message on the Student Absence Line before 8.30am. There is no direct number for the absence line. Phone calls need to be made every day of the student's absence.


REMINDERS & INFORMATION Safeguarding Bonfire Night With the darker nights come a number of events involving fireworks and bonfires, starting with Bonfire night on Monday.

Here is a list of resources to help inform young people and minimise the risks of harm: Fireworks, Sparkler and Bonfire Safety (RoSPA) https://www.rospa.com/home-safety/advice/fireworks-safety/ UK Fire Services https://www.fireservice.co.uk/safety/firework-safety/ Cambridgeshire Fire Sevice— Includes a useful video http://www.cambsfire.gov.uk/firework-safety-1341.aspx

Keeping children Safe Online: We have been alerted to a particularly unpleasant app that allows young people to openly go on and be mean to each other anonymously. Please can we ask parents/carers to be aware of this app.

Forthcoming Events Tuesday 6th November

Sixth Form Open Evening

Wednesday 14th November Year 9 Parents’ Evening Thurs day 29th November Friday 21st December

Year 10 Parents’ Evening Last Day of Term (early closure)

Read our Sixth Form prospectus here: https://issuu.com/cowesec/docs/cowes-p16prospectus-web?e=0


REMINDERS & INFORMATION Year 9 Parents’ Evening Wednesday 14th November, 5pm—8pm Invitation emails have been sent to parents and carers for the forthcoming Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 14th November from 5pm until 8pm. If you have not received this email please call 01983 203103 or email info@cowesec.org.

TERM DATES 2018-2019 For current academic year 20th October to 28th October 2018 th

29 October

Half Term Holiday Return following Half Term Holiday

21st December 2018 nd

Last Day of Autumn Term (early closure) th

22 December 2018 to 7 January 2019

Christmas Holiday

7th January 2019

Staff Development Day

th

8 January 2019

Start of Spring Term

16th February to 24th February 2019

Half Term Holiday

th

25 February 2019

Return following Half Term Holiday

6th April to 23rd April 2019

Easter Holiday

nd

22 April 2019

Bank Holiday

23rd April 2019

Start of Summer Term

6th May 2019

Bank Holiday

th

nd

25 May to 2 June 2019 rd

Half Term Holiday

3 June 2019

Return following Half Term Holiday

Monday following the IW Festival – TBC

Staff Development Day

19th July 2019

Last Day of Summer Term (early closure)

th

20 July 2019

Summer Holidays Start

School photos available at Reception Photographs of the Year 7 and 10 students taken by the school photographer have arrived! If you ordered photographs of your child through Atlas, they are ready for you to collect from Reception. Parents and carers are welcome to collect them or students can collect at the end of the academy day. Arabian Nights – 40 cushions and lots broken bracelets needed! We are desperate for as many patterned or plain cushions as possible for our end of term production. If you have any spare at home, please could you drop them off to the drama department. We would also like any broken string bracelets with metal beads/plastic jewels.


REMINDERS & INFORMATION

Uniform A reminder that piercings are not and never have been acceptable in a nose. A clear spacer must be worn or the stud removed. Also a reminder that trousers need to be non-skinny and skirts rolled to the correct length. Support from parents is appreciated with this. Further information on our uniform can be found at: http://cowesec.org/partners-and-newstarters/uniform

Floating Bridge Shuttle Bus Autumn Term tickets are now available from Reception . Tickets can be purchased online through Scopay in pack of 20 for ÂŁ10. Once payment has been made online, students should request tickets from Reception. Tickets are single use only, non-transferrable and non-refundable. Please note that lost tickets will need to be repurchased. Students eligible for free school meals are able to request a pass to access the Floating Bridge Shuttle Bus for free. The mini bus will travel between the Floating Bridge and Cowes Enterprise College every morning. The shuttle bus will be waiting in Medina Road, visible from the ferry. The shuttle bus will leave Medina Road at 08.10am and then a second shuttle will leave Medina Road at 08.20am.

Drop off , collection and car park safety Please do not use the Academy car park to drop off and collect students withour prior agreement from the Academy for you to do so. Drop off and collections should be made on Crossfield Avenue remembering that that no parking is permitted on the white ZigZag lines surrounding the pedestrian crossing outside the Academy. Please could we also remind parents that the disabled bay spaces are for holders of valid Blue Badges only.

TERM DATES 2019-2020 For next academic year 2nd September 2019 th

Start of Autumn Term

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28 October to 1 November 2019

Half Term Holiday

20th December 2019 23rd December 2019 to 3rd January 2020

Last Day of Autumn Term Christmas Holiday

6th January 2020 17th February to 21st February 2020

Start of Spring Term Half Term Holiday

3rd April 2020 6th April 2020 to 17th April 2020

Last Day of Spring Term Easter Holiday

20th April 2020 25th May to 29th May 2020

Start of Summer Term Half Term Holiday

17th July 2020

Last Day of Summer Term Inset days to follow

Please be reminded that we do not allow aerosols of any variety in the academy. Aerosols are subject to our behaviour policy due to the seriousness of their effect on asthmatic children. This includes deodorant and body sprays. Should students wish to bring deodorant should bring a roll on or stick deodorant


BTEC Coursework Booster Sessions BTEC Coursework Day

Saturday 17th November 9am—3pm Revision sessions on Wednesdays from 2.45—3.30pm in BU11


Day

Sport Club

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Teacher

Venue

No Sport Clubs today due to staff meeting

Monday

Tuesday

Year Group

-Netball (girls)

8 /9 / 10 / 11 / 6th Form

Mrs. Hughes

Sport Hall

-Football (boys)

All Years

Mr. Hughes, Mr. Brown and Mr. Barry

Field

-Football (girls)

All Years

Mrs. Beck

Field

-Sport Leaders

All Years (students need to register for this qualification)

Miss Vidovic

Sport Hall

-Rugby (girls)

All Years

Miss Duffin

Field

-Badminton

All Years

Mrs. Spalding

Sport Hall

-Basketball

All Years

Mr. Hughes

Winder

-Netball (girls)

7

Mrs. Hughes

Sport Hall

Day

Activity

Teacher

Monday

No clubs today

Tuesday

BTEC intervention (SC14) Table Tennis

Miss Vidovic Mr Barry (1st half)

Wednesday

Badminton

Mr Brown (1st half) Miss Duffin (2nd half)

Thursday

Table Tennis

Mrs Hughes (1st half) Mr Hughes (2nd half)

Friday

Crew Competitions

Sport Captains Mr Barry


ACADEMY CLUBS Club Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Time

Location

Cowes Combined Cadet Force (ages 12-18)

5-7pm

Capstan House

uCECLele Training Band

Lunch

MU02

Chess Club

Lunch

BT11

GCSE Art Catch Up Session

3-4pm

CA12

Year 7 Military Skills

3-3.30pm

CCF Office

Oasis Homework Support

2.45—3.30pm

Oasis

Child Development/Health & Social Care Support

2.45—

BT12

STOMP (jazz percussion group)

2.45—3.45pm

MU02

Jazz Band

2.45—3.45pm

MU02

Science Club

2.45—3.30pm

SRC

BTEC Business Revision

2.45—3.30pm

BU11

GCSE Art Catch Up Session

3-4pm

CA12

Communication Club

2.45—3.30pm

Reception

Oasis Homework Support

2.45—3.30pm

Oasis

uCEClele (auditions required)

Lunch

MU02

Chess Club

Lunch

BT11

Badminton Club

2.45pm—4.00pm

Winder Centre

Props, Costume & Scenery Club

3-4pm

CA15

Oasis Homework Support

2.45—3.30pm

Oasis

BTEC Business Revision

2.45—3.30pm

BU11

Choir

Lunch 3-4pm

MU02

Basketball Club

There are revision quizzes every Thursday for GCSE PE and BTEC Sport (3 -3.45pm) with coursework support afterwards (3.455pm).

Winder Centre

After School Support Sessions Food Preparation and Nutrition, Design Technology, Child Develop and Health and Social Care We will hold after school support for NEA work or revision and recap will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Everyone welcome.

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