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£50,000 Investment from TTP

2nd October 2017

Melbourn Village College has teamed up with leading technology and product development consultancy TTP to enhance teaching at the college.

TTP, based at Melbourn Science Park, have pledged £50,000 a year for the next two years to further help develop the school’s high-quality science teaching, both within the curriculum and outside it.

The partnership, brokered by Melbourn governor Brian Clarkstone, comes as the college marks the dawn of a new era in their science department with a new head, Simon Callow, starting this term and leading a team in which the majority joined the school during 2017.

Simon Holmes, Principal, said “This is a fantastic opportunity to boost the Science experience of our students, both inside and outside lessons. Once we knew the money was confirmed our challenge was to recruit the highest calibre of Science teachers to join our existing staff and move things forwards. With Mr Callow and Dr Wilson, who arrived in January, I am confident we have the leadership in Science to do just that and to ensure the funding has a lasting legacy”.

Peter Taylor, Group Chairman, TTP Group said: ”We are delighted to be able to support Melbourn Village College on their mission to improve science services to all students. Science is such an important part of a child’s education and I believe, as a science employer and local business, that we should support the local community where we can.”

Details of how the money will be spent are still being finalised but a bigger and better Science Week and a trip to CERN in Switzerland as well as new resources for day-to-day teaching are all under consideration.

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