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SLT Update September 29

29th September 2017

Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up – 29 September


  • Our Open Evening on Monday was extremely well attended and there was a real buzz in the air and we hope to see you all again in the future. Many thanks to all the students who helped out – they were a real pleasure. Huge thanks too to the staff, who did a very long working day.
  • Our Post-16 Evening on Tuesday was the start of the exciting, if daunting, process of year 11 students deciding what to do when they leave MVC. Our students will be introduced to the on-line system on Monday and all Sixth form applications must be completed this term. The predicted grades really do matter, so students should start revising for their mock exams now.
  • Our enrichment programme is off to a great start. The running club has proved popular once more and students can been seen in their bright orange t-shirts jogging around Meldreth on a Friday afternoon.  The Bake Off is to a flying start…nobody has been asked to leave the tent yet but there are plenty of star bakers.
  • Responding to popular demand, all year 7 students will be taking part in a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings between the armies of King Harold Godwinson and William Duke of Normandy – this was a pivotal moment in our history and a re-enactment of such an event will stay in students’ memories for a very long time. Mr Tobutt has asked all year 7 students to make a sword and a shield so that they can take part in this event during school on 12th October; dressing up is welcomed and this should be both historically interesting, as well as really good fun.
  • Staff have been raising funds for the Macmillan nurses this week by holding a coffee morning as part of the MacMillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.  There has been lots of cake for sale and I will confirm the total amount raised next week.
  • Sports fixtures this week were against Linton Village College. The Year 8 hockey teams drew 0-0 with Elizabeth Spence and Amber Maidment players of the game for their teams.  The Year 7 rugby team drew 10-10.
  • Congratulations to Emily Haydock, who has gained a place in the U14 County hockey team.
  • This week, our students have been celebrating cultural diversity with their tutors to celebrate the European Day of Languages, a day in which we, across Europe, promote all languages.
  • Our Spanish Immersion trip launch for Year 8 students on Thursday evening was well attended. The deadline for deposits is Monday 9 October. If anyone was unable to attend, please email Mrs Stanley for the PowerPoint.
  • Exciting news from the Science Department.  TTP, who are based on and own Melbourn Science Park, have supported the College in many ways of the years and have now pledged £50,000 a year for the next two years to support Science education at the college. A letter giving full details has been sent out to all parents today and I am sure you will agree that this very generous offer will enable the Science Department to develop further and grow in many areas to inspire students in this exciting subject.
  • A reminder from the PE Department that all students should wear their gum shields and for hockey and rugby lessons and fixtures.
  • The Cambridge Lawn Tennis Club are holding a tennis holiday camp during half term from 10am to 1pm.  Contact 01223 312550 or email for further information.


Have a lovely weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal

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