It was very encouraging to see students return to the College so well prepared for the new year both in terms of their uniform but more importantly in respect to how prepared they were for the challenges of the new academic year. The new year 7 have done a fantastic job of finding their way round the building and making such an excellent transition to a college environment.
My assembly is attached to this post and was an opportunity to reflect on last years successes, the move into the new build, our conversion to academy status, the continued success of the electives and of course another hugely successful set of examination results. The College has never been just about excellent results but they are an important aspect of our work which will have a profound impact on our students future life chances. The stark difference between average salary depending on qualifications are a reminder of the importance of working hard and achieving the best you possible can. Our results continue to compare well against other good schools in the area and show how effective our unique ethos is in helping students make excellent progress.
We discussed the importance of the summer holidays to relax and spend time with our family after working so hard during term time.
A key to our success at Catmose is the way in which staff, students and parents work as a team to ensure that every student is successful and the last slide of my presentation was a reminder of this approach to the College’s development. We have identified three particular areas we wish to focus on over the course of this year following feedback from staff, students and parents. Please click on the following link to access the presentation: Student Assembly Welcome Sep 2011