Monthly Archive: January 2013

Jan
26

Positive student attitudes are evident

This week began with a sense of irony after the title of last week’s blog as we had to close the College due to the extremely poor weather conditions. The closure of schools and colleges has been the subject of much debate over the last week. All I can say on the subject is that …

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Jan
21

Prolonged snow forces closure

As the snow fell yesterday I was still confident that we would be in a position to open the College, however once I arrived at 6.00 am this morning it was obvious that there were some significant issues. Although my journey was a short one it was very difficult. The Site Team had been working …

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Jan
21

Monday 21st – closure for snow

The College – including the Sports Centre – is closed today due to the weather conditions.  This decision was not taken lightly.  Official examinations are still going ahead so please make your best, safe effort to make it into College if you have an official examination. The examinations office can be contacted directly on 01354 …

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Jan
18

Arctic conditions do not put a freeze on learning

Fortunately the harsh weather conditions have not impacted on the College and there has been very little disruption to learning. I have been impressed with how our students have coped at break and lunchtimes. We are currently severely restricted with our indoor space as the main hall is being used for examinations and has not …

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Jan
11

Promising start to a busy term

The College resumed this week after a well earned break and there was a real sense of purpose as students and staff got down to the business of teaching and learning. We received some very positive results from the November GCSE Mathematics examinations, over half of our Year 11 students have already passed with A*-C …

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