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Weekly round-up from the Principal

Sports fixtures, visits from Medical Students at Plymouth University, Year 9 vaccinations, the Big Step Up, Sixth Form Parents’ Evening and the Science and Engineering Showcase at Plymouth University to name just a few – its been another busy week at Eggbuckland Community College!

Year 9 students have also started thinking about their GCSE subject choices, with an assembly on Technology options today, and our Year 11s have been putting the final touches to their Eggbuckland Sixth Form and next steps applications.  Can I remind all Year 9 parents and carers that our Key Stage 4 Options Evening will be taking place on Thursday, 8 February from 5:30 – 7:30pm, we look forward to seeing you all there at this important event in your child’s educational journey.

I must also congratulate our Year 11 musicians who are working incredibly hard on their compositions – I cannot believe the talent we have in our College; our Year 12 Criminology students who had their controlled assessment this week and our Year 11 Health and Social care students who delivered presentations today.  Our Food students have their practical exams starting next week – good luck!

Our Head Students, Ellie B and Kieran W also interviewed for new members of the Student Council today in Year 7 and Year 12.  They demonstrated all of the qualities we would expect from our Head Students and are credit to the College.  Thank you to all of our wonderful Year 7 and 12 Students who applied and who performed very well today – your commitment to the College is exceptional.  We will announce the successful students next week.

Now to our students of the week for this week – we congratulate:

Year 7: Frankie S

Year 8: Jess H

Year 9: Amelia P

Year 10: Ethan H

Year 11: Millie R

Sixth Form: To be announced next week.

I end with a message from Rob Frankow, our Hub Advisory Board Chair (Hub Advisory Boards (HABs) are our model of governance across Westcountry Schools Trust)

“My name is Rob Frankow and I am the Chair of HAB 4 which the school is part of. We moved to the new style of governance 12 months ago and in that time, we have been working hard to put procedures and processes in place and most importantly getting to know all the schools in our HAB. We are now moving forward and refining our responsibilities and what local governance looks like in WeST. I hope to give regular updates via the school newsletter and become more visible in the school community. 

There are opportunities for you to be involved in the HAB model of governance, if you have an interest or passion in education where every child matters you can contact me via the school.”

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