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October & November 2018 Bulletin

“If anyone wanted to know about the values taught at Brockington College or the respect that our pupils and members of staff hold for others, then our Armistice Day commemoration was a shining example of this work.

I was enormously proud of the pupils and members of staff alike, as we come together to pay our respects. You can get a feel for the atmosphere created by viewing the video and service outline, which is on the school website. The facebook video itself has had over five and a half thousand hits!”

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September 2018 Bulletin

“Welcome to the first edition of the Brockington Bulletin for 2018 to 2019. A special welcome to our new Year 7 parents and carers, as you join the Brockington family. I have been delighted with how everyone has settled into the new academic year. It has been a pleasure to visit classrooms and to have conversations on the corridors with our pupils. The Year 7 pupils have adjusted to life in a secondary school very quickly and have already made a positive impact. Year 8 pupils have stepped up from last year and will select their option subjects this academic year. Year 9 and Year 10 pupils have shown the maturity required at the start of their GCSE courses and the penny is beginning to drop for our Year 11 learners around the importance of this year. We have already held a post 16 evening and assemblies, with open days now taking place, prior to post 16 applications very shortly.”

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June & July 2018 Bulletin

“As we approach the end of the academic year, it is a time to say some fond farewells. I am delighted to say that our Year 11 pupils were most impressive throughout the GCSE examination period. Some pupils were required to sit close to 30 exams in a five week period, which for four unluckly pupils included a clash of four exams on the first day of examinations and therefore involved overnight supervision! Despite the intensity of this period, the pupils maintained their energy levels and gave a terrific account of themselves. As a school, we are justifiably proud of their achievements and wish everyone well for results day on Thursday 23 August. The pupils were able to celebrate the end of the exams through the Year 11 prom at Sketchley Grange. They certainly did celebrate and created some great memories as they prepare for the next phase of their lives.”

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April & May 2018 Bulletin

“I hope that everyone is enjoying the current sunny spell , which clearly signals the start of the exam period!

We have been really pleased with the commitment shown by the Year 11 pupils in their first week of exams. So many of them have been into school before the morning exams to take advantage of some last minute revision with their teachers. Equally, their professionalism within the exam venues has made us all very proud to date. Good luck to all the Year 11 pupils for the remainder of the exam season.”

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March 2018 Bulletin

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January & February 2018 Bulletin

Unfortunately, I have to begin this edition of the bulletin with some very sad news. Over the half-term break, our Art Technician Mrs Laudy passed away following a very short illness. Mrs Laudy had worked at the college since 2004 and was extremely popular with both her colleagues and the pupils. She was a former ballerina and a prestigious artist in her own right, who used her skills and talent to support the pupils. Although, she could have retired, Mrs Laudy chose to keep working as she loved being amongst the pupils and members of staff and making a difference on a daily basis. We will all miss her very much and send our condolences to her husband, Vaughan, and her two sons.

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December 2017 Bulletin

We are nearly at the end of term, but there is still a lot to get through before Christmas. On Monday, the Year 7 carol service takes place at Enderby Parish Church to which Year 7 parent/carers are cordially invited. Please be at the church for 1.15 pm if you are attending. On Tuesday, carol services take place with Years 8-10. Pupils will be entertained by the staff pantomime team on Wednesday morning and we break for Christmas at 12.30 pm on Wednesday 20 December .

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October & November 2017 Bulletin

As parents/carers will be aware, we were recently visited by a team of Ofsted Inspectors. Ofsted Inspections are normally for one day unless a school has undertaken a ‘significant change’, in which case the inspection lasts for two days. Because we had recently changed our age range from 11-14 to 11-16, this constituted a ‘significant change’ and therefore an extended inspection. At the current time of writing, the final inspection has yet to be validated by Ofsted, so I am unable to share the grades or any information from the report. I can tell you that I am pleased that the Ofsted team agreed with our own analysis of the college and I will share the report with you as soon as it is validated.

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September 2017 Bulletin

Welcome Back – I hope that everyone had a enjoyable summer with their family and I welcome the new Year 7 parents/carers to Brockington College. Your children have settled very quickly into secondary school life and we look forward to working with you and them over the next five years. Our first ever ‘all-though’ cohort at Brockington College have now settled into apprenticeships, training, sixth form colleges and further education colleges following their GCSE results. We are very proud of their achievements at GCSE level and of their development as individuals. Some of the headline data can be seen in the bulletin.

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June/July 2017 Bulletin

As we approach the college summer holiday period, I would like to thank all parents and carers for their support over the academic year.

We have now said goodbye to our first ever Year 11 cohort and they went out with a bang at the Year 11 prom held at Sketchley Grange in Burbage. We wish them well in their future and look forward to seeing lots of happy faces at results day. We received countless written and verbal thanks from Year 11 parents, carers and pupils. Thank you to those that took the time to do so as it means such a lot to members of staff.

The school play this year was Sweeney Todd, which was performed over three nights. What performances they were and I am in awe at the talented youngsters and members of staff that prepared and delivered such a fantastic spectacle. Congratulations to all pupils involved and thanks to the members of staff that supported them, particularly Miss Styles, Mrs O’Hara, Mrs Hawthorne and Ms Broadfield from our outstanding Performing Arts Faculty.

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