Bulletins Archive

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March 2017 Bulletin

With the change to become an 11-16, the college has been rapidly evolving over the past two years. We have added a further 450 pupils, 18 classrooms and staffing has increased by 40%. Members of staff have developed new curricula across a range of subjects and we have undertaken a range of activities for the first time such as the options process, post 16 evenings, UCAS Progress applications and GCSE mock examinations.

Now we come to the historic moment when our first ever Year 11 pupils sit their GCSE exams. I am really proud of how hard the vast majority of pupils have worked towards the exams so far. I see so many pupils staying late after school for revision classes or to complete extra work and having spoken to Year 11 pupils, I know that they have revision plans in place and are revising diligently.

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January & February 2017 Bulletin

I hope that you are impressed by our new permanent display feature at the college, which can be seen in the photographs linked to this article. The two extremely large stained glass windows were recently donated to the college and take pride of place in the college courtyard. The windows were saved following the demolition of a local church and spent several years in the garage of a retired parishioner. Following the very kind donation, our site team have cleaned and prepared the windows and have built them a home at the college to show them off to their full potential. We will be working over the coming months to fully complete the display, but in the meantime please do have a look on your next visit.

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December 2016 Bulletin

It has certainly been a very busy term at Brockington College, with our new Year 7 pupils settling into secondary education, Year 10 pupils commencing their GCSE studies and Year 11 entering their final year of secondary education. The last few weeks have been particularly busy. Year 11 pupils have been sitting mock exams and Year 7 pupils completed a very successful residential experience. The Christmas Show that took place last week was a huge hit and I am very grateful to all the work of members of staff and pupils in putting the show together. Pupils are currently practising for the Carol Services this week, whilst members of staff are practising for the staff panto on Friday!

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October & November 2016 Bulletin

I was incredibly proud of all pupils during our Remembrance Service on Friday 11 November. Thomas Penny from Year 10 played both ‘The Last Post’ and the ‘Reveille’ superbly well, whilst pupils and members of staff stood shoulder to shoulder in complete silence as a sign of respect for those that have died or have been injured in the service of the country.

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September 2016 Bulletin

Welcome to the first Brockington College bulletin of the year. It has been an exceptionally busy start to the year, but we expected nothing different as we continue to encourage the pupils to ‘learn to live life to the full’.

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June & July 2016 Bulletin

As our first year as an 11-16 school draws to a close, it gives me the opportunity to summarise some of our successes this year.

Our journey started with a building and a team of staff for up to 900 pupils and a Key Stage 3 curriculum only. At this point in time we have an extensive Key Stage 4 curriculum as well as Key Stage 3; buildings that can host 1370 pupils (our school roll in 2016-2017) and a very strong team of staff befitting a successful 11-16 school. Our expansion has been based upon an extremely high retention rate from Year 9 to Year 10 in September 2015 (94%) and even higher in September 2016 (96%), alongside significant over-subscription coming into Year 7.

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April & May 2016 Bulletin

As always, it has been an extremely busy time at Brockington College but if we are going to be true to our values and ‘learning to live life to the full’ then so it should be.

I was delighted with the conduct and attitude of the Year 10 pupils that sat their GCSE Science exams over the past two weeks. We had 100% attendance (other than known medical issues) for all three exams and the Invigilators were impressed with the pupils. I need to publicly thank Mrs Warner, our Exams Officer, for organising our first ever GCSE exams at Brockington. She was supported by Mr Barton and Mrs Cuppelditch to ensure that the process was as stress free as possible for the pupils. Massive thanks also to the entire science faculty led by Miss Parmar. The pupils could not have wished for better support and preparation by a brilliant team of staff. They have certainly set the benchmark for next year. Having completed GCSE Science exams, Year 10 pupils now have mock exams in other subjects after the half-term holiday. We are on the countdown to the Year 11 GCSE exams which are less than one year away!

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March 2016 Bulletin

As we break for the Easter holidays, can I wish all parents/carers , pupils and members of staff a happy Easter and I do hope that you enjoy time together as families as we move out of winter and into spring.

The end of term at Brockington comes to a close with our Easter church services and our annual fun run. Our visits to Enderby Parish Church are hosted by Reverend Jerry Taylor and members of the church. Jerry and his team, as well as others from the Christian community, provide outstanding support to the school throughout the year courtesy of hosting visits, taking assemblies, governance, Koinonia Kafe and working alongside us for the spiritual development of our pupils. This is all voluntary work for the benefit of our pupils and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them all publicly for their unconditional pastoral devotion.

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January & February 2016 Bulletin

At the time of writing the last bulletin, we were being inspected as a Church of England Academy. As you will be aware, this resulted in an ‘outstanding’ grading, with which we are obviously delighted. The full SIAMS report can be viewed here, but the highlights referred to the vision of senior leaders and governors, our strong partnership with local churches and the prominence given to Religious Studies and spiritual reflection in order to help pupils ’learn to live life to the full’.

The College continues to develop on what at times feels like a daily basis. After the Christmas holidays, all pupils received new timetables as we opened fully our new block of classrooms. The Humanities faculty has now joined the Language and RS faculties within the new block. We now have sixteen fully operational classrooms, three office areas and a canteen in full use. The movement of the Humanities faculty has allowed the Maths faculty to move downstairs in the main block and for the English faculty to expand further along the first floor corridor. This means that both faculties now have access to eight classrooms each within the same area, whilst Science now has six labs alongside one another with three further rooms to be added. Humanities/RS have a suite of eleven classrooms together, Languages four classrooms, Art two classrooms with one further room conversion to be added, Music two classrooms, Design and Technology four classrooms and Drama two working areas.

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December 2015 Bulletin

This has been an historic term for the college, given our move to become an 11-16 school and I am very proud of the work undertaken across the college to get us to this point in time. Working in a dynamic secondary school is exciting, but challenging and to add 11-16 preparation to everyone’s workload has examined our resilience individually and as a college. The response from members of staff has met the high expectations of our governors and I would like to thank them all on behalf of yourselves and your children. They certainly deserve to have a restful festive period.

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