Staff briefing: 26 April 2020

I hope you have been finding the time to catch the sun and take part in some of the competitions or activities that have taking place across our community. Here is a video of my latest staff briefing. Thank you for adapting your teaching this week to the new structure and continuing to innovate the […]

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Review of the year 2018

We experienced another year in which the College continued to grow in so many ways, however amongst many changes one aspect remains true, that at the heart of everything are our students. All who work at Catmose standby the strong belief that every lesson, trip and experience should be good enough for our own children […]

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Dealing with fake news

Social media has made the publication of fake news easy. How we spot it? What do we do about it? How do you deal withe fake news.

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Aurora Photography in Iceland

I am very much looking forward to the forthcoming trip to Iceland to practise our photography skills. To read more about the trip have a look at this post: https://spwilliams13.wordpress.com/2017/01/21/iceland-gcse-photography-tour-2017/ I have written previously about what to bring on a trip to Iceland in the winter (https://wp.me/pRO7H-As) but here I want to go a little further. […]

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Introducing our Head Girl and Boy for 2017

This year, competition was once again intense for the positions of Head Boy and Girl. Students who applied submitted a video audition, and alongside this their academic progress, house points and attendance were all scrutinised to shortlist for interview with me and Mrs Macdonald. Everyone who applied did themselves and their families proud. The Head […]

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Failing to succeed

A key instruction to all students at Catmose is to fail more often. In fact, to go out of their way to choose activities that will challenge and they will initially do badly at. It is only by coming to terms with how failure feels is one able to reflect on and improve your performance to […]

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Principal’s report term 4 – Trips analysis

This term I have focused on the cost of trips, which follows discussion with governors last term. Specifically, are there enough trips that are affordable to families, particularly those that are not eligible for FSM but whose disposable incomes are relatively low? In the case of students who are eligible for pupil premium funding, the […]

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Principal’s report to governors term 2 2016/17

FOCUS ON SPORT We have continued to blaze a trail in sport this academic year, competing in a very wide range of competitions which has led to participating in over 100 fixtures. Notable successes so far include: Both the year 10 and Year 11 girls Netball team won their respective Varsity Leagues. The year 10 […]

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