Careers convention, FEE project and Kenny wins award

The highlight of this week was a Careers Convention that was organised by Ms Alison Chandler, Secretary of the Fenland Schools Partnership. The event was staged for Year 6 children from across the Fenland Schools and our Year 10 students were also able to attend. There were a vast number of potential employers in attendance and the whole event was incredibly vibrant.  It was great to see such an informative and well organised event that can only help to raise aspirations for all Fenland children.


The Academy will be well represented at this year’s Youthoria Annual Youth Service awards. Kenny Beart (Year 13) has won the Young Person Outstanding Contribution Award for the March & Chatteris locality. Kenny is a prolific fundraiser, mentor and supporter as well being a hard working student. Every year there are a range of awards given in recognition of youth work activities across the County. This year the celebration event will be held in Cambridge City (North Locality Team) tonight (28/3/14). We are all very proud of what Kenny has achieved and he is great role model to many at the Academy.


On Monday (24/3/14) our Sixth form students were put through their paces last Monday when a group of employers came into the school to run mock interview sessions. The employers were left so impressed with the standard of the students’ ambition and attitude that they commented they would have offered them a real job at their firm. The Academy has been working with the FEE (Fenland Enterprise in Education) Project to help pupils who will soon be leaving sixth form education prepare to take their first step on the career ladder. Students picked one of five ‘mock jobs’ to apply for, such as customer service clerk or gym assistant, and prepared an application for their job before being interviewed by a representative from a local company. Amy Wilson (FEE Project Coordinator) worked with a group of 13 students to prepare job applications and help them understand how employers make decisions, before lining up a selection of local employers to interview with them. The whole exercise was undertaken as it would be if it was a real job interview situation, with students encouraged to think about the skills and attributes relevant to the job they wanted to apply for and good examples of experiences they could use for interview answers. I am obviously delighted that our students made such a positive impression on a group of professionals.


The Sixth Form have been busy this week and on Thursday (27/3/14) there was a Post 16 Curry and Quiz night over 90 people attended what was a very enjoyable evening and all money raised will be used to subsidise the Year 13 leaver’s meal.


His week I had the pleasure of delivering an assembly to our Year 7 students. I was talking about the need to remain focused and work hard at all times. I was also able to present 40 Neale-Wade Academy stationary sets to those students who have performed well and have gained the most positive rewards points so far this year.  I believe that our current Year 7 students promise much for the future.

1 comment

  1. Kira Gibson (11.KDW) says:

    Hi, I would say that the youth awards were brilliant and Kenny did a wonderful job of receiving that award. I much enjoyed singing there as a representative for Neale Wade too :) Everyone who won an awards or was there did a good job of getting there. The March and Chatteris Locality Team was very proud of all three people there (Kenny Beart, Daniel Colthart (Ex-Neale Wade student) and myself)

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