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“Godalming has without doubt been the best two years of my life. The people I’ve met, the teachers I’ve come to respect, the knowledge and skills I’ve gained.” Imr an Tehal, Student Council Chair 2008 – 09

Let’s Celebrate 09

Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke was our special guest in June, when more than three hundred and fifty students, families and teaching staff packed DOUBLE AWARDS into the sports centre for end of year celebrations to mark the achievements of sixth form leavers.



Katie Alesbury SPANISH Outstanding Performance PHILOSOPHY Outstanding Performance Emma Clegg CHEMISTRY Outstanding Performance FURTHER Outstanding MATHEMATICS Performance Rosanna Edge COLLEGE PRIZE Learning FOR EXCEPTIONAL Support DETERMINATION Nomination AND EFFORT ART Effort and Determination Emily Lane SERVICE TO Environment COLLEGE AWARD Committee ECONOMICS Effort and Determination Gregory Lewry ENGLISH Effort and LANGUAGE Determination RELIGIOUS Effort and STUDIES Determination Georgina May BUSINESS Effort and STUDIES Determination LAW Effort and Determination Rachel Peat GERMAN Outstanding Performance HISTORY Outstanding Performance Chris Rawlings LEISURE STUDIES Outstanding Performance CONTRIBUTION TO HOCKEY Emily PERFORMING Effort and Swansborough ARTS Determination HOME Effort and ECONOMICS Determination Matthew Tims PHILOSOPHY Effort and Determination PSYCHOLOGY Effort and Determination


German Embassy Prize


Let’s Celebrate is a new event in the College calendar that recognizes not only academic excellence but also a student’s effort and determination in their chosen ARTS & LANGUAGES

A level course. Individual awards were also presented to those students who have contributed to college life.


Sarah Argyle FRENCH Effort and Determination Sarah Baldwin ENGLISH LITERATURE Effort and Determination Sarah Bowling MUSIC Outstanding Performance Stephen Clarke FRENCH Outstanding Performance Pippa Clark MEDIA STUDIES Outstanding Performance Anne-Lina Dingsor ART TEXTILES Effort and Determination Uudelepp Hariette Earp HISTORY OF ART Effort and Determination Emily Edwards MEDIA STUDIES Effort and Determination Donald Findlater PRODUCT DESIGN Outstanding Performance Lavinia Fitzpatrick PERFORMING ARTS Outstanding Performance Alistair Gallagher DRAMA Effort and Determination Sam Harding FILM STUDIES Effort and Determination Katherine Hendry PHOTOGRAPHY Outstanding Performance Kelly Hodges GRAPHIC DESIGN Effort and Determination Kate Holdaway MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Outstanding Performance Tim Holloway GRAPHIC DESIGN Outstanding Performance Hedley James PRODUCT DESIGN Effort and Determination Amelia Jimmison DANCE Effort and Determination Chelsea Lane ENGLISH LANGUAGE Outstanding Performance Imogen Lees DANCE Outstanding Performance Craig Lewis GERMAN Effort and Determination Dougal MacQueen FILM STUDIES Outstanding Performance Holly Manganoni ITALIAN Effort and Determination Teja Pisk ENGLISH LITERATURE Outstanding Performance Sarah Pollard ART Outstanding Performance Fiona Pollard ART TEXTILES Outstanding Performance Daniele Quartana ITALIAN Outstanding Performance Ed Robinson MUSIC TECHNOLOGY Effort and Determination Tara Savile MUSIC Effort and Determination Blaise Savundra SPANISH Effort and Determination Callum Shephard PHOTOGRAPHY Effort and Determination Lucy Sinclair-Brown GERMAN Outstanding Performance Jessica Trendle HISTORY OF ART Outstanding Performance Florence Wright DRAMA Outstanding Performance



The Jack Phillips Memorial Prize

The Joe Johnson Memorial Prize

German Embassy Prize



Matthew Brook SPORT BTEC Sam Bullen ARCHAEOLOGY Emma Cogger SPORT BTEC Jonny Deans ECONOMICS Olivia Easton PSYCHOLOGY Dan Gould POLITICS Megan Hawkey PE Keiran Hewkin ARCHAEOLOGY Abigail Hodder PSYCHOLOGY Christa Hotton LAW Abigail Lander SOCIOLOGY Isabella Marshall GEOGRAPHY Lucy McCarthy PE Victoria Payne LEISURE STUDIES Katherine Quoroll RELIGIOUS STUDIES Nick Seymour POLITICS Russell Waite HISTORY Sarah White GEOGRAPHY Anita Wong SOCIOLOGY

Outstanding Performance Effort and Determination Effort and Determination Outstanding Performance Effort and Determination Outstanding Performance Effort and Determination Outstanding Performance Outstanding Performance Outstanding Performance Outstanding Performance Outstanding Performance Outstanding Performance Effort and Determination Outstanding Performance Effort and Determination Effort and Determination Effort and Determination Effort and Determination




Iffah Ahmed MATHEMATICS Outstanding Performance James Albrecht ENVIRONMENTAL Effort and SCIENCE Determination Samantha Andrews EARLY YEARS Effort and CARE & DEV. Determination Rachel Coulter ENVIRONMENTAL Outstanding SCIENCE Performance Martin Cousins PHYSICS Effort and Determination Patrick de Rebello BIOLOGY Effort and Determination Mirena Dimolareva TRAVEL & Outstanding TOURISM Performance Greg Eden FURTHER Effort and MATHEMATICS Determination Vicky Anne Elliott TRAVEL & Effort and TOURISM Determination Alistaire McOnie BUSINESS BTEC Effort and Determination Daniel Mier BUSINESS Outstanding STUDIES Performance Dennis Mobbs IT A2 & IT VCE Effort and Determination Matthew Nash IT A2 & IT VCE Outstanding Performance Alex Ormerod MATHEMATICS Effort and Determination Jesse Pilbeam COMPUTING Outstanding SCIENCE Performance Katie Pryde HOME Effort and ECONOMICS Determination Hayley Selmes EARLY YEARS Outstanding CARE & DEV. Performance Jake Smith PHYSICS Outstanding Performance Tom Townsend COMPUTING Effort and SCIENCE Determination Jamie Ware CHEMISTRY Effort and Determination Daisy Wylam BIOLOGY Outstanding Performance Luke Zatwardnicki BUSINESS Outstanding BTEC Performance





Ian Bennett FROM GSCE TO A LEVEL Outstanding Progress Victoria Billiald ACCESS Outstanding Performance Carly-Anne SERVICE TO LOCAL Hamilton COMMUNITY Cloudia Harding CONTRIBUTION

The Penny Wilkinson Memorial Prize


Jake Ireland



Hermione Lynch

Grace Metcalfe


Effort and Determination



Laura Stockwell

Ben Traviss


Outstanding Progress


The Toby Burgess Memorial Award



Joanna Thorne

The Rodney Goodridge Prize The Geoff Mills Memorial Prize




The Anstice Fearon Memorial Prize



strategic aims

To be a successful modern learning community with a reputation for innovative and creative ways of educating and supporting students to achieve their potential. To sustain excellent achievement while ensuring every student is given a stimulating, challenging and individual all-round educational experience. To develop ourselves as a ‘junior university’ which promotes independent learning and encourages young people to think for themselves and question the world around them. To play an active role in our local community including working in partnerships with other educational institutions, businesses and local organizations. To continue to offer the best in terms of attractive, modern and stimulating facilities and resources including cutting edge Independent Learning Technology provision. To be an efficient and intelligently managed organization functioning on the basis of team-work and making the best of the latest developments in technology. 6


Introduction by the Principal and Chairman

The last year was another excellent one, with Godalming College students enjoying a sixth form education amongst the country’s best. The summer’s examination results, summarized below, maintained the College’s high standards. The improved A–B pass rate at A level and the clean sheet at Intermediate stood out. Beyond the classroom, the flow of successes in drama, music and sport continued unabated. Students reaped the benefits of the extensive building work of the last few years that has yielded the Learning

Resource Centre, the Performing Arts Centre, the Piazza, refurbished maths, science and arts accommodation and the Sports Centre, used for the first time in June for an evening to celebrate our students’ accomplishments (as detailed elsewhere in this report). As always, the successes of the last year could not have achieved without the efforts and talents of the students and the commitment and expertise of

staff, senior managers and Corporation members. We should like to express our gratitude to them all. At the end of the year, the Corporation decided to close the College’s separate adult education arm, because of issues beyond the College’s control. The decision was taken with deep regret, but it has enabled the College to concentrate all its financial resources and educational focus on its sixth form mission.

David Aldeman Principal and Chief Executive Hugh Pile Chairman of the Corporation

The College celebrated another year of high achievement in 2008–09 2009 A level results • 99 per cent overall pass rate • 100 per cent pass rate in 33 of the A level subjects offered • 61 per cent out of 2041 exam entries achieved an A or B grade • 64 per cent achieved a Distinction in vocational Sport and Business courses ANNUAL REPORT 2008 – 09

2009 Intermediate level results • 100 per cent pass rate in GCSE or equivalent level 2 BTEC qualifications

For full exam results visit: 7

Teaching and learning

During the past year advancements have continued to be made to the student teaching and learning experience, this has included: • The continued development of Godalming Online, our eLearning network; • Major enhancements to independent learning technology include an upgrade of college systems to Windows Office 2007; • A cross campus wireless network; • The trial use of laptops as a teaching resource, to be extended and to include netbooks and iPod touch devices.

The focus has been on: • Developing skills needed for higher education and employment; • Using formative assessment, including self and peer assessment, to help students improve the quality of their work.

Courses Our first learners completed the BTEC National Diploma in Sports Development and Fitness. This two-year course is equivalent to three A levels and gives students the opportunity to go on to study a variety of degree courses in sports/fitness related fields. Enrolment began on AS/A level Food Technology and the BTEC National Award and Certificate for IT Practitioners.

Twelve courses designed to broaden a student’s perspective on important issues and to provide useful life skills are now offered as part of the upper sixth additional studies programme. They include: The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) Excellent preparation for undergraduate study and employment, students develop a range of independent study techniques by focussing on a topic related to one or more of their A level courses. Of the 81 students who took this AS equivalent qualification in 2009, 55 achieved an A or A* grade.

For latest course updates visit: 8

Rockschool Award for Music Practitioners The contemporary music course for anyone interested in playing in and/or stage managing a band. It provides all students who want to develop an interest the chance to improve their skills and to gain a level 2 or 3 qualification. So far, four events have been successfully staged at the College and at The Boileroom in Guildford and almost one hundred students are currently working towards the award.

Citizenship Combining the study of Politics, Law and Sociology, this AS level course recognizes a student’s involvement in college activities/events or volunteering/ community service undertaken outside the campus such as The Chandler Junior School’s Fun Day. The College’s Student Activities Fair is another opportunity to find out more about how to contribute to local community services and to volunteer for regional and national charities. GODALMING COLLEGE

Working with youth volunteering organization Surrey vinvolved, students have taken part in a Superheroes fashion show event, prepared an allotment for use by the Alzheimer’s Society in Godalming and volunteered at an event in aid of Chase Children’s Hospice.

The College is currently piloting a reading scheme involving student volunteers working in partnership with local primary schools.

Godalming students volunteered on community projects in both India (pictured) and Kenya during overseas expeditions in summer 2009.

PE and sport students have completed almost 1000 hours of voluntary community service on the Step into Sport programme.





In 2008–09 students stepped up to the challenge of numerous competitive events and developed new skills on enrichment activities organized by the College. Sport • It was the best season ever for the men’s rugby squad who reached the national semi finals of the British Colleges Sports Cup. • The Netball 1st team won the South East BCS Cup. • In the Surrey Sixth Forms League Godalming was crowned shield winners for the fourth time in five years having won every 1st team league – Basketball, Football, Hockey, Netball and Rugby, and 2nd team Netball. • At other inter-college tournaments Godalming won the Surrey Sixth Forms Cricket League, Surrey Indoor Rowing Competition and the Mixed Rounders. • Almost 200 students competed in the College’s popular 5-a-side FA Cup tournament. Music • Students achieved nine 1st places at the Woking Music Festival including the Balfour Cup, the Best Overall Choir and the Borelli Cup; vocalist Lizzie Rogers and trombonist Jane Salmon also performed at the Woking Young Musician of the Year Competition. 10

• The string quartet was Highly Commended in the Pro Corda National Chamber Music Festival and Competition. • 35 separate entries performed at the Godalming Music Festival; 1st places included the cello ensemble and the saxophone trio; the jazz band won the Jericho Cup and vocalist Lavinia Fitzpatrick was named Singer of the Year. • Student compositions and more contemporary popular music have featured at college music concerts; student recitals have ranged from piano to jazz bass guitar. • The music concert series welcomed visiting professional musicians. Drama, Performing Arts and Dance • There were 50 different productions during 2008–09; • 33 nights of performance in the new performing arts centre; • 34 lunchtime studio performances; • Professional practice workshops in association with Central School of Speech and Drama.

• All students studying performing arts took part in skills development workshops including, vocals, choreography, African/street dance, yoga and meditation. Debating Students applied their presentation skills in the National Youth Parliament Competition; the Surrey heat of the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters Competition and the Rotary Public Speaking Competition. Maths and Science Pitting themselves against the best in the region, students entered the Surrey Satro (Science and Technology) Problem Solving Competition. Stephen Clarke, Louisa Coughtrey, Ben James and Oliver Sopp qualified for the British Mathematical Olympiad. English Poet Laureate Andrew Motion introduced English Literature students to the life and times of his friend Philip Larkin during a visit to the College.


HARNESSING AN ALTERNATIVE POWER SOURCE science students reached for the skies in the NPL Water Rocket Challenge.

As part of the winning South East England team that topped the 2008 British Colleges Sport national championships, cross country runners Yasmin Goater and Michael Read, and badminton player Jenny Nurse received the Wilkinson Sword Trophy. Nineteen Godalming sports men and women represented the region in 2009. Photo: Surrey Advertiser. The Emerging Talent Arts Festival Scar Tissue (below) our National Lottery funded new showcased the outstanding quality of writing project saw twenty students working alongside a visual and performing arts at Godalming. professional playwright from the Royal Court Theatre; peer to peer education workshops in secondary schools and the final production premiered in the Performing Arts Centre. Youth theatres, schools and amateur dramatic groups received a copy of the published script.

For the latest what’s on visit: ANNUAL REPORT 2008 – 09


Student voice

The views and opinions of our students matter and they continue to have the ability to influence both the individual and the collective learning experience. Students are currently represented on a number of staff/student groups including: • Catering Liaison • Equal Opportunities • Health and Safety • Environment • Curriculum • Extended Student Support • Teaching and Learning

In September 2010 our current Student Council is turning into a Student Union with affiliation to the National Union of Students. Five executive posts of President, Vice President, Social Secretary, Treasurer and Charities Officer will be created, or, students can stand for election as a Union Rep. For more campus news visit:

“As the College as a whole uses a considerable amount of energy and produces a lot of waste, it is vital that we consider our responsibility for the environmental impact we are having.” Sar ah Muskett, Environment Committee Student Representative

We are currently looking at several ways to reduce environmental costs: • The College has updated its environmental policy and has signed up to the Government 10:10 initiative.


• New recycling bins for metal cans and plastics have been sponsored by Coca-Cola and installed around the campus; we also have additional paper recycling facilities. • The College’s new Power Out initiative automatically switches off all student computers after

75 minutes of inactivity; all of our computers automatically switch off after 7pm. • Car-sharing is actively encouraged and staff can use the Cycle to Work scheme. • An Energy Saving Week is planned for 2010. GODALMING COLLEGE

The annual Cycle to College Day gave students the opportunity to compete in a lunch time cycle race on the campus.

The Piazza won the Environmental Enhancement category in the 2009 Waverley Design Awards. ANNUAL REPORT 2008 – 09


Student support for charities

The Student Activities team organized student balls, Red Nose Day and fun days throughout 2008–09. Rag Week was the most successful ever and enabled us to support the Guildford Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre, Make a Wish Foundation UK, Help for Heroes, Amnesty International and Kids for Kids. 1,500 students attended the sellout Rag Ball.

In addition, collections at performing arts productions raised over £1000 for the National Aids Trust, Breast Cancer Awareness and Missing People. The Amnesty International group ran several activities to raise awareness

during Rag Week; a letter writing campaign focussing on the rights of women in Iran started in 2008–09, students also wrote to authorities in Vietnam to protest against the death penalty and campaigned against press censorship in China and Sri Lanka.

Other donations have included: • Sponsorship of college student Joe Thompson, to row across the Atlantic in aid of Chestnut Tree House children's hospice and Grafham Grange Special Education Trust • Cystic Fibrosis Trust • Peggy & Friends • St John Ambulance • Alzheimer's Society • Cancer Research UK • Samaritans • CARE • Comic Relief • The Medical Foundation • Send a Cow • Water Aid

For more about clubs and societies visit: 14


“We have decided to donate the majority of our charitable funds to third world charities as we feel that this is where our donations will go further and truly be able to make a difference.” Zoe Skousbo, Student Council Charities Officer

A Hawaiian beach party in aid of Age Concern and Jubilee Action rounds-off a busy fund raising year with over £11,000 raised for good causes.

The Surf Survivors’ Fund supporting victims of the Rwandan genocide, is one of the beneficiaries of the 2009 Rag Ball Rumble in the Jungle (left). ANNUAL REPORT 2008 – 09


Sussex Other 4% 1%


Godalming area 25% Other Surrey 26% Guildford area 14% Hampshire 6%

Surrey Maintained (non Federation) 24% Cranleigh 8%

New full-time students by home address

Haslemere area 17%

New full-time student recruitment by school type

Overseas/ Other 1%


Lower 6

Independent Schools 29%

Student Recruitment Autumn 2009 (as of 1/10/2009) Males 348

Females 440

Males 389

Females 474

Males 29

Females 31

Males 43

Females 65

Out of County Maintained Schools 8%

14–16 yrs

Waverley Federation Schools 38%

Part-time Full-time

Upper 6

(including returners)



Corporation membership

Chief Executive David Adelman Principal

Parent Member Helena Hockridge

Members Stephen Cooper Business Advisor Stephen Dennison Consultant Vocational Education Services Angela Gallagher-Brett Researcher University of Surrey Robin Galliver IT Strategist Brenda Jenner Management Consultant Philip Knights Retired Partner Legal Practice Michael Laver Managing Partner Stevens & Bolton Val Martin Partner Pannell Kerr Forster Dr Clive Morton Pensions Trustee Hugh Pile (Chair) Author/ Business Consultant Sharon Ward Partner Roffe Swayne David Wheatley Management Consultant

Staff Members Peter Bolton Neil Parsons Student Members Victoria Elliott Sally Seymour

Senior Management Team David Adelman Dave Cartwright Assistant Principal Curriculum & Resources Carol Horlock Assistant Principal Student Guidance May O’Keefe Assistant Principal Teaching & Learning Martin McCarthy Director of Services

Clerk Stella Halloran External Consultants Christopher Kirton Melanie Richardson

For more information about becoming a college governor visit:

New staff Gary Fenn Assistant Accountant David Glöckner Foreign Language Assistant Marie Grenier Foreign Language Assistant David Kinder Head of English Vanessa Lawrey Biology Teacher Beverley Miller Travel & Tourism Teacher Neil Shirreff Photography Teacher Tanya Winter Personnel Administrator ANNUAL REPORT 2008 – 09

In March the College successfully received re-accreditation to the Investors in People standard for our ongoing commitment to improving the management and development of both teaching and support teams.

Remembering: the College held a memorial event for Malcolm Rollisson, the former Head of English who retired in 2003 and died in 2009.


Working together

During 2008–09 the College has collaborated with other educational institutions, businesses and local organizations. Local schools The Waverley Federation – Broadwater School, Glebelands School, Godalming College, Gosden House School, Rodborough Technology College and Woolmer Hill School, has continued to develop the curriculum for 14–16 year olds and to support progression to A level or equivalent qualifications. 2009 saw the first recipients of the BTEC First Diploma in Media (equivalent to four GCSEs) with 72 per cent achieving the top A and B grades; on the part-time BTEC First Diploma in Business course, an outstanding 78 per cent achieved the top grades. Godalming Enrichment Modules continue to be popular with year 11s; following the eight session physics course over 50 per cent of the students went on to enrol for the AS level programme. • Childcare students delivered story sacks and science boxes to local junior schools as part of a project designed to encourage children’s literacy and numeracy skills.


• Ignition dance performances featured over 60 students from Rodborough, St. Edmund, Glebelands, Broadwater, Busbridge and Tomlinscote School. • GD2 Dance, our Key Stage 4 afterschool group has performed as part of a Surrey wide Dance Platform in Guildford and at college events. • One-to-one student science mentoring and GCSE Italian are among the options currently on offer to local schools. Surrey sixth form colleges The S7 Colleges Consortium – Esher, Godalming, Reigate, Strodes and Woking College, is currently involved in eight research projects that involve at least two of the colleges working together to discover something new, they include: • Developing different methods of capturing student feedback; • Promoting collaborative learning – teacher to student, and student to student, through the provision of an online space; • Using video footage within online course management systems to enable peer and self assessment of dance performances;

• Involving sixth formers in the design of online surveys to measure their knowledge, lifestyle and attitudes against peers, other colleges and with the population as a whole. From April 2010 Sixth Form Colleges will become a separate legal entity retaining their status as independent corporations under the auspices of the Department for Children, Families and Schools. The transition (from the Learning and Skills Council) to the Local Authority assuming full responsibility for funding and strategy in 14–19 education is already well underway; S7 Colleges have been advising Surrey County Council as part of this process.


Support from Fleetcroft Guitars saw the donation of 20 new amplifiers to the College’s music department in 2008–09.



Working together (continued)

Employers 2008–09 saw the College deliver training and assessment to support adult skills development both in the workplace and through community learning provision. New programmes included: • Introductory and certificate courses for teachers in the lifelong learning sector; • The CIEH short course in healthier foods and special diets; • Skills for life courses for the National Autistic Society; • Cultural skills and English skills for migrant workers; • Short courses in food hygiene and in health and safety for Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. Social care assessors from across Surrey took part in continuing professional development workshops and the first students graduated from the Foundation Degree in Social Care: Leadership and Management delivered by the College, in association with Farnborough College of Technology. The decision to close down the Business Training Services unit was made in summer 2009 because, regrettably, in the 20

Adult learners celebrated the successful completion of 957 vocational qualifications in 2008–09, among them Corine Garrod and Shirley Hills.

current climate it was no longer financially viable. An agreement with another local college ensures that continuing learners on Train to Gain, learning and development, and skills for life programmes, will be supported through to the completion of their current qualifications/courses. Thanks go to the learners and employers we have had the pleasure of working with during the past fourteen years; and to our own team of assessors,

trainers and administrators, for their professionalism and dedication, initially, under the leadership of Sheila Vinson, and, more recently, Daniel Power and Alison Gisvold. The College is looking at ways in which relations with local employers and the community, as a whole, can be developed in the future.



Income and expenditure account year to 31 July

INCOME Funding Council income Tuition fees and educational contracts Other income Investment income TOTAL INCOME EXPENDITURE Staff costs Other operating expenses Depreciation Exceptional restructuring TOTAL EXPENDITURE (Deficit) on continuing operations after depreciation of tangible fixed assets at valuation but before tax and disposal of assets Extracts from audited accounts


2009 (£000)

Balance sheet as at 31 July

2008 (£000)

9,802 220

8,864 317

561 21

457 111



6,968 3,003 855 274

6,644 2,464 804 –

11,100 (496)

9,912 (163)

FIXED ASSETS Tangible assets CURRENT ASSETS Debtors Investments Cash at bank and in hand

2009 (£000)

15,057 15,057

2008 (£000)

15,278 15,278

106 – 699 805

119 450 1,094 1,663

CREDITORS Amounts falling due within one year

















(1,102) 8,459

(376) 9,598









NET ASSETS INCLUDING PENSION LIABILITY DEFERRED CAPITAL GRANTS RESERVES Income and expenditure account excluding pension reserve Pension reserve Income and expenditure account including pension reserve Revaluation reserve


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