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ment Course the year 11 students have been out on work experience at different schools and nurseries in the local area. Over the past four weeks I have been out to visit them in their placements. They have all settled in well and have shown a very positive and mature attitude and are enjoying themselves. The feedback from head teachers and staff has been very positive and I hope that this is something that we will be able to do again in the future. Well done ladies you should all be very proud of yourselves.
walk money be dropped off into the office by Friday 8th November so we are able to distribute this to our chosen charities. So far the amount raised stands at £1,474.00! The Macmillan Cancer Coffee Morning held on Tuesday 8th October raised £125.83! Fantastic effort!
Awards Evening –12th November
Invites have gone out to all students who have been nominated for an award .They will be presented with their award on the evening along with our ex Year 11 students who will be collecting their GCSE certificates and awards. The evening commences at 7.30pm but we would ask everyone to please be there by 7.15pm. Due to the number of people invited, we have asked that only 2 guests attend with each student invite and to please RSVP by 8th November. This year we have Simon Thomas as our Guest Speaker. Simon is a Sky News presenter and for those old enough to remember, an Ex Blue Peter presenter. We look forward to seeing you all on the night.
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The U15 Boys' Football team have made a very successful start to the new season winning their first four matches as follows: 3-2 v Broadland (A) scorers George Martin (2) and Will Harwood 3-1 v North Walsham (A) scorers Alfie Harwood, George Martin, Nyall Brown 4-3 on penalties v Ormiston Victory Academy (H) in English Small Schools FA Trophy 2nd Round following a 3-3 full time score. 5-1 v North Walsham (H) in the County Cup scorers Will Harwood, Nyall Brown (4) The boys will play Skegness Grammar School in the 3rd round of the ESFA trophy - date TBC and await the draw for the next round of the County Cup.
U15 Football Results—Mr Sadler
Year 11 Art, design & Technology—Mr Nutt
Year 11 students studying Art, Design and Technology attended a presentation from Matt Phelps of Paston College about the exciting Visual Arts opportunities that there are in North Norfolk at Post-16 level. Many students have progressed on from Cromer Academy to Paston College over the years especially to study Fine Art in the Visual Arts faculty. Matt’s presentation actually began with a brief discussion of the work Catherine Setchfield has been producing since starting at Paston this September after achieving an A* this summer in Art and Design here at Cromer Academy. After a look at some sketchbook examples and discussing the best way students might prepare themselves for Further Education, Matt did a brief mono printing demonstration with students, introducing creative ways of approaching drawing, even showing what effects could be achieved by drawing with a ruler. For those who are interested in continuing their education at Paston Sixth Form College there is an Open Evening on 14th November at which you can meet students, staff and view the facilities that the college has to offer.
Assertive Mentoring—Mrs Gilding Inspiring evening at Fantastic Futures Event– Mrs Gee My daughter Phoebe is in Year 11 and we were really looking forward to this event. Phoebe enjoyed talking to representatives from Paston College, Sheringham Sixth Form, Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form, Jane Austen Sixth Form and City College. They were all extremely good at offering advice on A level choices and the courses they provide when our children leave Year 11. It was also good to see a diverse range of employers for advice about jobs, training and apprenticeships. The highlight of our evening was when Phoebe was speaking to one of the Student Ambassadors from UEA. Tom was really helpful in advising Phoebe about what she needs to do to get into the UEA's medical school, as she would like to become a surgeon. "Do you do full body dissections?" Phoebe asked Tom, who was enthusiastic in explaining to Phoebe that this was part of the med students' training programme. This is not available at all university medical schools. Phoebe was also keen to catch up with Sophie Able and Felix De Neve, two of the star students from last year who have gone on to Sir Isaac in Norwich. Sophie and Felix were at the Fantastic Futures event as ambassadors for the Sixth Form. We also enjoyed the two sessions run by Penny Bignell and Rob Speck, which gave some great advice about revising and how to approach exams. Overall, it was an inspiring and informative night, thank you to all involved!
We are aiming throughout the course of the academic year to offer each child at Cromer Academy mentoring on a one to one basis. On the whole, this will be provided by your child’s form tutor, who parents meet at parents’ evenings. It may be appropriate throughout the year to offer students mentoring by other members of staff and offer other methods of intervention depending on the needs and support required by each individual student. Mentoring will occur during the school day in form time and will involve meetings to discuss academic progress. Targets will be set, strategies put in place and progress monitored with subject staff, form tutor and student. Parents are often involved in this process, especially in years 10 and 11, in order to support their child’s academic attainment, progress, confidence and success throughout their time at the Academy. Mentoring is a very effective strategy used to help students achieve their potential and identify and address any concerns early in the year. We have used this programme in the previous two years and found that it has a positive effect on pupil performance. For further details please contact Mrs J. Gilding or Mr C. De Grandis.
Diary Dates Monday 4th November– Return to school Monday 4th November– Yr 11 English Core Day ( November entry) Tuesday 5th November Yr 11 English exam ( November entry) Tuesday 5th November –Yr 11 Maths Core Day ( November entry) Tuesday 12th November—Yr 11 BTEC Science Core Day Tuesday 12th November– Awards Evening—7.30pm Thursday 14th November –’Friends’ Body Shop Evening
Wednesday 20th November—Yr 8/9 Parent Evening– 3.30 –6.30pm
Cromer Academy Newsletter 2013 Issue 4 25th October 2013