Remembrance takes centre stage

The highlight of this week was the wonderful Remembrance Ceremony that was held in the recently named Hewitt Hall. It was apt that the commemorative plaque to recognise the 50 years of service that Peter Hewitt gave to the College as a teacher, Vice Principal and governor was unveiled during this week leading up to the Remembrance event. Over 50 veterans and guests attended the event and there were readings from our Sixth Form students and those from Cromwell Community College, detailing acts of local bravery and those of the World Wars and the Falklands conflict. Our younger students were involved, along with the College Orchestra, as the whole event culminated in the singing of the College hymn, Jerusalem, along with the National Anthem. The Last Post and Reveille were of course played during the ceremony. It was a pleasure to welcome those veterans who played such an integral part in the conflicts that were mentioned and I am always humbled by the determination, optimism and fighting spirit they still show today. We thank you all.

There was an exceptional response to our Post-16 Open Evening with record numbers attending. Mrs Lamb gave a detailed explanation of the new and much wider range of courses that the College with be offering in September 2013. We are committed to providing relevant and appropriate courses ranging from traditional AS and A Levels to BTEC Level 3 courses and other Level 2 courses. We want to ensure that all students from March and the surrounding villages can access a meaningful education without the need to travel to our local cities.

There was a very pleasing outcome from the book scrutiny exercise that members of the College Senior Leadership Team undertook this week. Over 100 students books from Years 7-9 were examined as part of a random sample. All books showed that the presentation of work was generally good and the standard of teacher marking was excellent. The high quality written feedback that was seen should enable our students to make faster progress leading to improved results in the long term.


  1. Anon says:

    I attended the Remembrance ceremony and thought that it was a fantastic example of how the College is an integral part of the local community. The students and staff involved were a credit to the College and I know that all who attended were impressed with the reverance and sense of tradition that was evident. Thank you Neale-Wade

  2. Gary says:

    Neale Wade can be really proud of its staff and students. The readings from the students were very emotional.

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