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February 2017

  • 2ND pledges & Futures Day

    Published 24/02/17

    Students at Ely College celebrate diversity at their second PLEDGES and Futures day

    Ely College students explored themes of citizenship, democracy and British diversity in their second PLEDGES and Futures Day, aimed at developing their knowledge of issues outside of the classroom.  

    All students from Years 7 to 10 took part in a range of sessions based on the overall theme of diversity, looking specifically at the campaign for universal suffrage in the UK, British identity and migration to the UK.

    Richard Spencer, Principal of Ely College, said: “The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and it was a pleasure to see them all helping one another whilst developing their understanding of our modern British society. PLEDGES and Futures days play a vital part in helping our students to develop key skills and knowledge that will benefit them throughout their lives and prepare them for life outside of the classroom.”

    As part of the day students were treated to an assembly led by an organisation called HOPE Not Hate, which advocates diversity and seeks to challenge and defeat the politics of hate and extremism within local communities. Former mayor and current Academy Councillor, Lis Every, also visited the College as part of the day to work with Year 9s on the impact of local democracy and to teach them about her role as mayor.

    PLEDGES and Futures days were introduced to the College in October and are a vital part of the changes that are introduced to all schools in the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust family of schools. PLEDGES are a set of curricular and extracurricular challenges that students are expected to complete during the course of their time at the College. By completing certain sets of challenges, students can achieve bronze, silver and gold awards in each PLEDGE category. There will be two more PLEDGES and Futures days across the course of the academic year.

     

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  • Thai Meal Charity Night for the Kenya Project

    Published 24/02/17

     

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  • Half Term Booster Sessions

    Published 10/02/17

    As we approach the half term break, we would like to make you aware of a selection of Booster Sessions on offer for Year 11 students during the w/c 13th February at Ely College.

    Please can we ask that students report to the main reception area in time to be collected by their teacher for the start of the session. Students staying for both a morning and afternoon session will need to bring a packed lunch.

    We also intend to run a full suite of revision and booster sessions over the Easter Break, details of which will be sent out shortly.

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  • Parents In The Loop

    Published 01/02/17

    A gentle reminder to our Year 7 and Year 8 parents, that you are invited to join us this evening (Wednesday 1st February) for the next in our series of Parent Forum meetings.

    Direct feedback from parents at the last meeting has led us to title the evening 'Parents In The Loop'. These parent driven meetings are the perfect opportunity for questions and answers as well as gaining valued insights from parents.

    Tonight's meeting will take place in our main hall at 6.00 - 7.00pm. 

    Predominantly this Forum is aimed at Year 7 and Year 8 parents.  We will be discussing and hearing your views on the transition process, the House system and tutoring, our current reporting systems and communication with home.  There will also be an opportunity to discuss our current consultation on a change to the school uniform in September 2017.

    There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.  I shall be leading the session, with other senior leaders in attendance too.  We hope you can attend and look forward to welcoming you soon. 

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