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The world of marine is exciting, it is part of how Plymouth grew as a city and it is a key part of our future. Plymouth University began as a School of Navigation in 1862 and in 2012 we celebrated our 150th anniversary. The marine environment is at the heart of what we do. The University has one of the largest Marine Institutes in Europe and is actively involved in finding out more about our seas, renewable energy and climate change. For us, Marine Academy Plymouth is a way of sharing our passion for all things marine and helping to develop the skills and talents of our young people. As a university, our mission is discovery through enterprise. By sharing knowledge through teaching and learning, creating new ideas through our research and being innovative we can discover new things. We want to encourage our young people to be innovative, creative, spirited, curious and pioneering, help them to discover their talents and transform their future. We are on a journey of discovery and your ideas and enthusiasm will deliver an exciting future for our city. Professor Wendy Purcell I know that education changes lives – it changed mine and MAP students are very special to us Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth University - it is our ‘University School’. We have high aspirations for all our students and we’ll help them succeed.
“I KNOW THAT EDUCATION CHANGES LIVES – IT CHANGED MINE...”
WE CELEBRATED OUR 150TH ANNIVERSARY
MARINE ACADEMY PLYMOUTH IS UNIQUE; IT IS THE UK’S FIRST MARINE ACADEMY. It is a great privilege to lead the Marine Academy Plymouth, with the fabulous new facilities to come; the building project has already begun and will be completed at the end of 2013. MAP is improving the education standards in north west Plymouth and the City beyond – it’s making huge strides and we are working hard to reach the ambitious targets which we have set for ourselves. Marine Academy Plymouth is determined to raise educational achievement to the very highest levels. It is dedicated to creating an entirely sustainable learning environment, full of opportunities for all. This is a place of innovation and development, embracing sustainable achievement and specialising in an innovative curriculum with an emphasis on Education Outside the Classroom.
“OUR STUDENTS ARE THE UNIVERSITY’S STUDENTS AND, AS SUCH, THEY ARE UNIQUELY PRIVILEGED.”
As the University School, MAP works in complete partnership with our sponsors to develop educational opportunities far beyond that of the usual 11-18 curriculum and to ensure that all of our students have access to the world class resources offered by our lead sponsor, the University of Plymouth. Our students are the university’s students and, as such, they are uniquely privileged.
Helen Mathieson Principal
LIFTING THE ASPIRATIONS AND SELF-CONFIDENCE OF OUR COMMUNITY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME...
OUR ETHOS: Plymouth evolved as a city because of the sea, and its future prosperity depends on it. Science, technology, art and sport are all integral to the city, just as they are to Marine Academy Plymouth. The Marine theme is not just about Marine Science. All the careers that we currently pursue can feasibly be accessed in association with the sea and maritime
OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE HORIZON
environment: careers in areas such as engineering, tourism, medicine, catering, building and agriculture can all be associated with the sea – and much of it concerns new knowledge.
that young people have access to relevant work placements, apprenticeships and both further and higher education, improving students’ futures and Plymouth’s prosperity.
Marine Academy Plymouth’s focus is to help to prepare and develop the students’ career opportunities – for today’s traditional jobs and for those that we don’t yet know about.
There will be a focus on making sure that these partnerships and the positive impact from them on students’ achievement are long lasting.
We are also working with business and employment partners to ensure that Marine Academy Plymouth is a place of innovation and new development and
“PLYMOUTH EVOLVED AS A CITY BECAUSE OF THE SEA, AND ITS FUTURE PROSPERITY DEPENDS ON IT.”
WHAT IS AN ACADEMY? An Academy is a state funded school which is independent of the Local Authority and is set up by a sponsor or sponsors and run by an independent Governing Body. Like Local Authority schools, Academies provide a free education for pupils of all Our abilities and are inspected by ! Ofsted. Each Academy specialises in one or more ! areas of the curriculum. Marine Academy Plymouth’s specialisms are in Technology and Science with a focus on ! the Marine Environment. The Academy continues to work in partnership with Plymouth’s Secondary schools.
WHAT WE STAND FOR... Commitment is to offer:
To achieve this:
a broad, exciting curriculum that enables all individuals to become ! effective learners who can go on to realise their ambitions;
the Academy will be at the heart of our community;
the Marine specialism embraces science, maths, technology and the ! environment but we also place a huge emphasis on access to opportunities for Education Outside the Classroom as part of the entitlement of all MAP students to a diverse and innovative curriculum;
students and staff will feel they belong. We will work to establish the highest standards of behaviour and achievement;
an inclusive learning culture that values and respects all people equally, ! where diversity is seen as a rich source of learning and all demonstrate tolerance and mutual respect;
students’ safety, security and wellbeing will be paramount;
an environment in which we are constantly identifying and developing the talents that all people possess;
a culture of identifying and providing the best opportunities and facilities, to enable our young people to become successful students.
parents and carers will be invited to be fully involved with the Academy;
all students will have the opportunity to engage with the University of Plymouth.
LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE
“£10M FUNDING MEANS THERE ARE FABULOUS NEW FACILITIES TO COME.”
NEW CAMPUS OPEN SEPT 2013
THE HUB ON THE HILL As you read this, Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP) is about to begin a whole new building project, which will see a brand new addition to our skyline for the next 50 plus years. The building project will see a £10 million investment in the St Budeaux community. It’s an investment in our children. The whole building project is based on the absolute belief that our children matter and that they deserve a wonderful environment in which to learn, grow and develop. The Lead Sponsor, Plymouth University, is committed to the on going generations of St Budeaux and north west Plymouth having the very best and Plymouth University is determined that
MAP will be one of the very best schools in Plymouth and in the region as a whole. The new building will face the sea, reflect the best of Plymouth and the promise of the region and allow children from the age of 0 – 19 to focus on their education and development on one campus. MAP wants to be a Hub on the Hill, open to the whole community, offering first class theatre, sport, dance, technology and adult learning facilities. There will be a hair salon, dining areas for senior citizens, meeting rooms for community groups and anything else that our community decides it needs to do in what will be a wonderful resource, central to us all.
“THE NEW BUILDING WILL FACE THE SEA, REFLECT THE BEST OF PLYMOUTH...”
HOW DO MARINE ACADEMY STUDENTS LEARN? ! Students are offered an exciting range of subjects. ! Courses, learning and assessments are organised
to best meet the needs and aspirations of the individual student.
! Students are treated as individuals. Those in need
of specialist support receive it. Students with particular talents are encouraged, supported and challenged. All achieve.
! Digital projectors, interactive whiteboards and
wireless laptops are used where appropriate.
! Students have access to computers to
continue their learning independently. Resources and facilities continue to improve.
! Enrichment through additional courses
and activities before and after college, at weekends and during holiday times, increases the opportunities available to students.
! Our curriculum develops the student as
a whole person: each student is able to lead a team and be a team member; take initiative and be enterprising; be encouraged to make their contribution to the wider community and the environment.
! The Academy uses the University of
Plymouth, Cornwall College and the National Marine Aqaurium as well as other organisations in order to extend and enrich learning. MAP is wholly embedded in university education and our students have unique access to resources, lecturers and opportunities.
! MAP staff continue to study and work
alongside university staff, ensuring teaching practice remains cutting edge and relevant.
â€œAN INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM WITH AN EMPHASIS ON EDUCATION OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM.â€?
ENCOURAGED SUPPORTED CHALLENGED
A POLICY OF SUPPORT AND RESPECTâ€Ś Special Educational Needs We believe that the education of students with Special Educational Needs (SEN) is the responsibility of every member of staff. The Academy aims for all students to achieve their potential and to be an inclusive institution. We provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and differentiated, and accessible to all students. Students with SEN are entitled to the whole curriculum and special educational provision will be organised according to individual needs, whether they be communication and interaction, cognitive and learning, behaviour, emotional and social development, or sensory and/or physical. All policies are available on our website www.marineacademy.org.uk or in hard copy on request.
A primary obligation of all staff and students is to ensure that the Marine Academy policy of nondiscrimination and mutual respect is adhered to.
Marine Academy Plymouth recognises that it
This duty obliges all individuals to behave in a manner reflective of the ethos of the college; where no individual is negatively impacted by the wrongful behaviour of others. Discrimination comes in many forms and may be aimed at various aspects of an individualâ€™s being; such as race, creed, religion, disability or nationality. By adopting a pragmatic definition of discrimination, the Academy aims to protect against such discrimination in all its guises.
has a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we will carry out this duty through our teaching and learning, pastoral care and extended!activities. All members of the college community (including volunteers and governors) will at all times establish and maintain a safe and stimulating environment where children feel secure, are encouraged to talk to adults they can trust and are listened to.
WEMBURY HOUSE: Wembury is the house of opportunity and the house colour is green. Wembury tutors are teachers of Technology and Science. These subjects are at the heart of our Marine specialism and the tutor groups of Wembury are divided into ten vertical tutor groups for Years 7-11 and two VI Form tutor groups. Wembury House has chosen to fundraise for the SCBU at Derriford - the Special Care Baby Unit. This unit looks after babies who are in need of very special care in hospital. As the house of opportunity, Wembury has chosen a local charity which focuses on the opportunity for life. CAWSAND HOUSE: Cawsand is the house of innovation and the house colour is blue. The tutors are teachers in these neighbouring areas. Again there are twelve tutor groups, 2 VI Form tutor groups and 10 vertical groups for Years 7-10. Cawsand House has chosen to support and raise funds for a local hospice, St Luke’s. Cawsand is
EACH STUDENT IS A MEMBER OF ONE OF FOUR MIXED-AGE HOUSES. OUR VERTICAL TUTORING SYSTEM ALLOWS STUDENTS TO WORK TOGETHER TO DEVELOP TOLERANCE, TRUST AND EMPATHY. YOUNGER STUDENTS ARE HELPED, GUIDED AND INSPIRED BY OLDER STUDENTS. OLDER STUDENTS DEVELOP IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP SKILLS.
keen to support a local community charity and St Luke’s is able to provide a wealth of ideas for fundraising events. Cawsand has demonstrated innovation by recycling the uniform donated by Year 11 students and donating it on to St Luke’s charity shop. Our students, through their engagement with the marine sector are beginning to understand the remarkable career opportunities open to them locally, nationally and internationally. EDGCUMBE HOUSE: Edgcumbe is the house of discovery and the house colour is red. The house is home to ten vertical Edgcumbe tutor groups as well as two VI Form tutor groups. The tutors are drawn from the Maths, Art and PE areas. Edgcumbe House has chosen to support the charity ‘Aid For Orphans’ which runs a number of projects in Kenya, supporting children who have been orphaned by AIDS. It is the orphanage
project that the Edgcumbe House is raising funds for. Throughout the year as part of the charity work students will discover more about the life of children in Kenya. The supporting of an international charity is important for the house characterised as the house of discovery. BANTHAM HOUSE: Bantham is the house of enterprise and the house colour is gold. Bantham tutors are teachers of English, Performing Arts, ICT and Food Technology. There are ten vertical tutor groups for Years 7-11 and two VI Form tutor groups. Bantham has chosen to support the RNLI which is the charity that saves lives at sea. RNLI volunteers are united by selflessness, skill and courage and these are qualities which we celebrate at the Marine Academy. Bantham House raises money to support the work of the RNLI and the whole Academy benefits from this link as the RNLI advises about beach and water safety. As more and more students from the Academy take up opportunities in and around, the advice of the RNLI is invaluable.
MARINE: A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY...
In the UK the marine and maritime industries: ! have a turnover in excess of £11 billion annually ! support 6,500 enterprises ! employ more than 170,000 people ! ensure safe delivery, by sea, of 95% of all Britain’s imports and exports ! helps 51 million passengers travel to, from and around the UK by water each year Marine and maritime qualifications can lead to a huge range of careers, from marine engineering, maritime lawyer, designer, translator to marine scientist… literally hundreds of diverse careers. MAP students can aspire to fulfill skilled, technical and specialist careers, here in the UK or internationally. These roles are in demand and can be very rewarding.
Conservation, environmental and new and emerging technologies have created a burgeoning area of opportunity for our students. Learning is enhanced by our close links with local businesses, the University of Plymouth and the National Marine Aquarium.
This year: ! over 1000 MAP students have engaged with the University of Plymouth ! Across all key stages, Marine Academy Plymouth’s schemes of learning include university delivery and experience ! The 2011/12 intake of Year 7 students has been ‘adopted’ by the university and this group of students will see their secondary education reshaped by being University of Plymouth students.
“OUR STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THE REMARKABLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES OPEN TO THEM LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.” Through the university, Marine Academy Plymouth students have attended maths ‘Master’ classes, sailed around Plymouth Sound, built towers and explored civil engineering, reassembled models of the human body and played football with robots!
MAP is a unique educational provision in the city. !!!! Plymouth is the UK Marine City, which has huge strengths in Marine Science and Industry and a rich maritime heritage as well as a unique natural environment. !
PLYMOUTH: MARINE CITY
SAFEGUARDING OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR FUTURE... The National Marine Aquarium, drawing on these resources as well as from across a wide range of other partner organisations, is developing, with MAP, a curriculum specifically for our students. A curriculum that is diverse, engaging and relevant to the future of the City and the global economy. We are developing a learning experience that MAP students, now and in the future, will enjoy and thrive upon, giving them an enormous advantage as they move forward to become the successful leaders in the 21st century, safeguarding our environment and our future. Paul Cox National Marine Aquarium
“A UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL PROVISION IN THE CITY.”
THE NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM IS PROUD TO BE A PARTNER OF THE MARINE ACADEMY PLYMOUTH.
HEAD STUDENTS AND THEIR TEAM
Marine Academy Plymouth (MAP) has two Head Students along with two deputies for each position. These roles involve students being the public face of the Academy, taking a leading role in the Academy Council, interacting with the community and exemplifying the vision of MAP which is to ensure that every individual has the confidence to reach his or her potential. ! Being a member of the team provides a! very real opportunity for leadership as they each actively contribute to the future direction of the Academy, as well as to !its day-to-day running.
Students hold the role from January of Year 12 until December in Year 13 when they relinquish the responsibility in order to concentrate on the final months of their studies. Holding such a prestigious position greatly enhances future prospects and opportunities. Pictured here in the centre are Head Girl, Amy Weaver, with Head Boy, James Martin. To Amy’s left are deputies Jenna Blenkinsop and Sam Tello, while to the right of James are deputies Jack Chapman and Caitlin Butchart.
“THESE ARE ALL POSTS FOR WHICH STUDENTS ARE NOMINATED AND THEN ELECTED.”
WORDS FROM THE CHAIR... It has been a really exciting year when so much has been achieved by There have been so many highlights throughout the year, but one our young people; the governors have been thoroughly delighted by which I must mention is the very first ‘Shining Stars Awards’ evening, their successes and by the success of the academy as a whole. held here at the University and attended by so many parents and friends and supporters of the Academy. It was an excellent evening The growth of the working relationship between the Academy and which allowed all of us to show our appreciation of all the hard work University is particularly pleasing. The University is deeply involved in and effort made by individuals, all the good work that had been done MAP’s curriculum and provides a wide range of opportunities for the and all the tremendous community work that had taken place. We all student population, particularly in terms of supporting MAP’s emphasis left the hall, that night, uplifted by the sense of purpose and potential on the STEM agenda: science, technology, engineering and maths. I amongst our students. am confident that we are fulfilling the educational vision stated by the sponsors at the opening of the Academy: to have high aspirations for Plymouth City Council and Cornwall College, co-sponsors of MAP with all our students and help them to succeed and that we are Plymouth University, have worked really hard to assist the Academy in demonstrating that we truly are determined to raise educational its development this year through a very committed Board of achievement to the very highest level. Governors. On behalf of that Board, it is a pleasure to report that the £9,000,000 awarded by government will begin to make its mark as we move into the building project over the next few weeks; this time next Professor Mary Watkins year, we will be preparing for the official opening of a brand new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Plymouth University community building of which the community can be proud.
“IT IS A REAL PLEASURE TO BE THE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS AND TO WORK WITH MAP AS IT MOVES FORWARD.”
MARINE ACADEMY PLYMOUTH
CHAIR OF GOVERNORS
Trevithick Road St Budeaux Plymouth PL5 2AF T: (01752) 213939 www.marineacademy.org.uk
Prof. Mary Watkins Deputy Vice Chancellor University of Plymouth Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA www.plymouth.ac.uk