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SLT Update September 22

22nd September 2017

Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up – 22 9 17


  • The College is closed on Monday, 25th September, due to a staff INSET Day. Thank you in advance to all students helping at our Open Evening – Students need to arrive at college by 6.15pm ready for a 6.30pm start and the evening will finish at 8.30pm. 
  • Thank you to all parents who attended the Y7 and/or Y10 curriculum evenings – we hope they were informative and useful.
  • Year 11 students have started their post-16 process this week, receiving the prospectuses from the main post-16 providers in preparation for our Post-16 Evening at 7pm on Tuesday, 26th September. It is vital that all parents/carers attend, as representative from our major post-16 providers will be present and there will be important information on the post-16 process. Most Post-16 open evenings are in October / November. However, the CCSS Open Evening is next Thursday 28th September 4pm to 7pm.
  • On Tuesday 19th September, 13 Year 10 sports leaders went to Comberton for their introduction to the Leadership Academy. They were told about the various opportunities to volunteer and the pathways available via the school sport partnership. They then went onto attend mini workshops on umpiring, STEP principle and online volunteering passport set up. The leaders will be assisting staff at after school clubs both at MVC and partnering schools, SSP festivals and Level 3 School Games.
  • We are Lucky to have be given the opportunity to participate in the “Arts & Minds” project, which is being led by Anglia Ruskin University. This allows small groups of selected students the opportunity to explore their creativity while improving their mental health and wellbeing.  The 10 week programme is led by an artist and the students taking part have been very enthusiastic and making the most of this valuable opportunity.
  • We are very pleased to continue our partnership with the University of Bedfordshire this term by welcoming our trainee teachers Miss Evie Robertshaw, Mr Julian Johnson and Miss Sophie Hilton to the College. Miss Robertshaw said “the topics in KS3 history are really engaging ranging from the death of Emily Davison, why the Normans came to England to the life and turbulent times of Henry VIII. I’ve really enjoyed meeting the History classes and am looking forward to a very productive term at MVC”.
  • On Wednesday, Mr Holmes attended a Cambridgeshire Conference on how schools, the Local Authority and other partners can work together to achieve the best outcomes for all young people. Given the austere times in which we find ourselves and the pressures on school budgets, it is increasingly important that we all ensure that limited funds are being spent well and that different services can support each other in the most effective way.
  • Once again Foxton are hosting their annual Scarecrow Festival on Saturday 7th October to raise funds for their beautiful ancient parish church. If you would like to make a scarecrow for this fun event please contact Glenda Spry at
  • We have had a non-uniform day today to raise money for Camsight, a local charity which helps people with sight loss – this week being National Eye Health week.  Camsight have been delivering assemblies to the whole school and students have followed this up in tutor time. In the assembly, Camsight spokesman Warren Wilson talked about his own sight loss – which occurred during his A levels. Mr Holmes said; “It’s not about people (with sight loss) not doing things, it’s about putting in the correct support so they can – that’s why we’re raising money”. An amazing £388.11 has been raised.


Have a lovely weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal

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