Year 8 Parent Induction presentation

Report
Welcome to
Cornwallis Academy
September 2013 – July 2014
The Government’s agenda
• “Improve standards”
• “Exams are dumbed down”
• “Many vocational courses mean nothing”
• “Fewer students should pass exams”
• “Fewer people should go to university”
Driving test
Result
• Fewer students passing exams
• Fewer students going to university
• Less breadth of study
How will you be judged?
5 GCSEs including English and Maths
And
Your best 8 GCSE outcomes
Now: Only 2 Vocational GCSEs can count
The best 8 must include the EBACC subjects:
Eng, Maths, Sci, Language, Humanity + 3 GCSEs
What have we achieved in 2012-13?
• Our best ever set of results at both GCSE and A level
• The best results of any non-selective in the area
• A good Ofsted result, with a mandate to get to
outstanding quickly
• A vision that is both unique and interesting
• Proven Plaza pedagogy
OFSTED JUNE 2013
“A Cohesive learning community”
• “The Plaza environments are used well as flexible
teaching spaces”
• “Behaviour is good throughout the school”
• “The students have positive attitudes towards their
learning and show a high degree of responsibility”
• “Teaching is consistently good in all subjects”
At school until 19
• We have developed a curriculum that is broad
and balanced to cater for all pathways abilities
• Staying in education or training
• University, Apprenticeships, On the job
training, Studio School
2013 results
GCSE
• 58% gained 5 A-C grades including English and
Maths (+3)
A Level
• 98% A-E (+1)
• 72% A-C (+8)
• 33% of grades were A or A *(+13)
• 42% of grades were B+(+12)
Best performing non-selective school in Maidstone!
New Look Reports
• Termly feedback
• Inclusion of new indicator – ‘Attitude to Learning’
• Continue to show attendance, self-management
points and achievement points compared to the
year group average
• Combination of interim and full reports
• Interim – Attitude to learning in all subjects
• Full – Current grade and attitude to learning
• Full report timings linked into Academic Review
Evenings
• Grades will be traffic light coloured coded to show
whether pupils are making the expected progress
and are on track to meet their target
Curriculum and Options
• Study extended over 3 years with examinations at
the end of Year 11 for the majority of students
• Broad and balanced curriculum – a range of
GCSE’s and a commitment to include a relevant
vocational offer
• Allow the majority of students to study 8
different subject choices
• Focus on achieving at least 5 good GCSE’s
including English and Maths
Wellbeing Structure
Wellbeing Directors
KS3
Annie Fowler
KS4
Thomas Stanley
KS5
Joseph Sutton
David Simons
Principal
Claire Thompson
Vice Principal
KS3
KS4
Jon Spurling
April Watts
Chloe Cox
Helen Wyllie
KS5 – Year 12/13
KS 5 – Year 11
Olivia Lichfield
Dean Fox
Wellbeing
Directors
Wellbeing Leads
ICM
Wellbeing Leads
Year 7
Amy Parker
Year 8
Annie Fowler
Year 9
Helen Conway/ Holly
Pateman
Year 10 Thomas Stanley
6th Form Joseph Sutton
ICM’s
Year 7
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Yr 12/13
Cheryl Irvine
Joscelin Yates
Sue Judd
Sue Lambert
Maxine Saul
Jo Woollett
Form Tutors
YEAR 8
T
Mark Jones
Rachel Kelly / Claire
H
Thorneycroft
E
Nicola Wood
C
Bev Allitt
R
Beth Harding
N
Michelle Moss
W
Maisam Damani
L
Lu Wang
S
Sylvain Regereau
Siobhan Ahern
Helen Vass
Nancy Morton-Freeman
Jo Reader
Andrea Drage
What We Expect From A Cornwallis
Academy Student
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95% Attendance
100% application at all times
Appropriate uniform
Be ready to learn with the correct
equipment
• To be respectful to staff and peers at
all times
Rewards
• Termly rewards based on the following:
– Academic achievement
– Attendance
– Attitude to Learning
– Net Behaviour & Achievement Points
– Purple Tokens
Curriculum
Grammar Stream
Mixed Ability
Nurture
English
Maths
Science
MFL
Geography / History
ICT
Performing Arts
Art
PE
Design Technology
RE
English
Maths
Science
MFL
Geography / History
ICT
Performing Arts
Art
PE
Design Technology
RE
English
Maths
Science
PE
Design Technology
Geography / History
Art
Social Skills
Blended Learning Homework Projects
Homework Day
Project Titles
Monday
English ‘Other Cultures’
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Geography –
Year 8 Term 1
Tectonic Events
Science –
Year 8 Term 1
Pupils will rotate
through the 3
projects set that last
2 weeks each.
Teachers will inform
pupils of the order
to complete the
projects
History –
Virtual tour of
trenches
w/c
16 September
2013
w/c
23 September
2013
w/c
30 September
2013
w/c
7 October
2013
w/c
14 October
2013
w/c
21 October
2013
The Project
Scenario
Timelines
Stereotypes
Design & Review
No homework
No homework
Earth Structure
Plate Boundaries
Earthquake &
Volcano
Diagrams
Earthquake
Tsunami
Earthquake UK
Going for Gold
Materials & recycling
Forces & Transport
Part 1
Part 2
Volcano
Going for Gold
Materials & recycling
Forces & Transport
Part 3
Part 4
Finished Product
Going for Gold
Materials & recycling
Forces & Transport
Part 5
No homework
Dates for Diary
• Thursday 27th February – ARD
• Thursday 13th March –
Options evening
Key points of contact
Year 8 Team
• Jos Yates
• Annie Fowler
• English
– Danielle Walker
• Maths
– Nicola Wood
• Science
– Clare Thorneycroft

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