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Penryn College's weekly newsletter for families 
Issue 9 Spring Term  08/03/17
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This week in our newsletter

  • Our latest Ofsted report!
  • Ten Tors update
  • Staff dress up for World Book Day
  • Pasties galore for Cornish celebrations
Our latest Ofsted report:
They came, they saw, they were impressed!
 On 9th February 2017 Penryn College was visited by Ofsted, five years after the last inspection. Yesterday their report was officially released confirming that our school continues to be a ‘good’ school and that we have definitely improved.

The inspection found that ‘pupils in all years make strong progress in English and mathematics and across a wide range of subjects’.  They particularly praised the strong progress of both our most able students and those with special needs, the impressive achievement of boys and the way disadvantaged pupils now do so well at school.

We were delighted they saw ‘so many pupils and teachers smiling and clearly enjoying themselves in lessons’. Importantly, the inspectors noted that “ensuring that pupils are safe and well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does.”  This is something we are proud to see acknowledged.

In his letter to parents Paul Walker writes:

"Thank you to all of you who completed the Ofsted Parent View online. Your comments helped the inspectors form an accurate and very positive impression of the school. You will also be pleased to know that, as usual, our students were an absolute credit to you all."

"Thank you for your continued support; it is invaluable. We always welcome your feedback on any aspect of the school. Please don’t feel you have to wait until the next Ofsted inspection! We move on now, pleased that the efforts of staff, pupils, parents and governors have been recognised, and excited about the challenges that lie ahead."

More Information: Read the Full Article Here
Ofsted letter to Parents from the Headteacher

Dates and events

Mar 10th-12th
Ten Tors Training

Mar 21st
Spring Concert 7pm
Tickets £2

Mar 22nd
KS2 Cross Country CSG Finals

Mar 23rd
Yr 11 Subject Review
Appointments can be booked online
from 5.00pm 16th March
 
Subject Reviews
~ Dates & Information ~

 Yr 11 Subject Review - 23rd March 2017

Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 16th March

Yr 9 & 10 Subject Review  - 20th April 2017

Appointments can be booked online from 5.00pm Thursday 30th March.  Any problems or questions will be dealt with after the Easter holidays.

Yr 7 and 8 Subject Review

Details for booking appointments for the summer term will be notified nearer the time.

Ten Tors Training is well underway!
Last weekend our Ten Tors team walked for 45 miles on a wet training day on South Dartmoor. Here they are pictured outside Ditsworthy Warren House.

Immunisation Programme

The immunisation programme on Friday 3rd March went very well and almost all those children who elected to be immunised were seen.
 

As always with these things though, there were one or two students who wanted to be immunised but who missed this opportunity.  As a

result, the immunisation team will be revisiting the college on Wednesday 22nd March to catch up with those students who were missed. 


If you have any questions, please contact secretary@penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk 

*Pick N Mix for Parents!*
- Tips from the 
Parents Forum -

The Pick N Mix is a collection of useful tips and
suggestions for engaging with your child's learning.
This Week's Pick:

Look at the Tracker in the front of an exercise book and ask them about...
 
  • The test results / grades
  • What is their target grade?
  • What is the biggest thing they must do to reach the target grade?
  • What area is causing the most difficulty? Can you help them? Can they help themselves and if so how? (ask the teacher, go to homework club or revision session etc)
  • Do they know what they need to do to improve? Can you help them? Can they help themselves and if so, how? (ask the teacher, go to homework club or revision session etc)
     
You can find the full Pick N Mix list here
World Book Day 2017 – 2nd March.

"Last Thursday saw a multitude of book characters come to life as Penryn College staff dressed up as their favourite book character. During tutor time, students watched a story told by staff, took part in tutor quizzes and voted for their most impressively dressed Teacher. The library held competitions, quizzes and craft activities.

Which characters will arrive at Penryn College next year?"
 - Mrs Ribenfors -

Best Dressed Winners:
Departments - Art and Technology
Individual - Mr Marshall and Mr Pettitt   
Students’ vote - Mr Herring and Mrs Pointon

 

REMINDER

 

Music Instrumental Lessons
Summer Term Payment Deadline is Friday 17th March.

 

Payments need to be made using the Parent Pay system only
(cash or cheque cannot be accepted)

 

If you have any questions please speak to Miss Bagshaw
our Music Administrator.

Everyone loved our Cornish themed week!
Our Cornish themed week was fun and fantastic! Both staff and students had a great time taking part in the various activities across the week leading up to St Piran's Day. The staff judges of our student pasty competition had a particularly good time - as you can tell from the remains of this pasty, which they chose as the winner!
Click here for more pictures
Sports Fixtures

Football
9th Mar Dev/Perf Squads vs Pool Away
15th Mar Perf Squad vs Penrice Home, Friendly
16th Mar Dev Squad vs Mullion Home

Hockey
9th Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Truro High Away
16th Mar yrs 7/8/9 vs Penair Home

 
Sports Results

Hockey


Penryn V Helston

Year 7
2- 0
Player of the match - Abbie Downing 

Year 8 
4 -0
Player of the match - Drew Robinson 

Year 9 
0-0 Player of the Match - Yuki Cornish


 
Current Vacancies

Receptionist
Closing Date: Monday 13th March at 9am.

We are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and outgoing receptionist who will enjoy working in a busy school environment. You will need excellent communication skills, have a flexible approach to work, good admin skills and enjoy working with young people.


Art Teacher
Closing date: Monday 20th March at 9am

We are looking for a dynamic, ambitious and energetic teacher who can motivate and inspire pupils across Key Stage 3, to join our forward-thinking Art Department.


Exam Invigilator

Closing date: Friday 10th March 2017 at 9am

We are looking for people with a good standard of education, clear handwriting along with good verbal, oral and written communication skills who enjoy working with children to support candidates during exam periods.

Full vacancy details and application forms can be found on our website at:


http://penryn-college.cornwall.sch.uk/the-school/vacancies/
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