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Election of a Parent Governor

Published on 15/06/21

The Governing Body is currently made up of 10 Governors of which two are elected by parents. There are currently two Parent Governor places to be filled and the positions are Federation posts and are not specific to one particular school. The term "parent" includes anyone who has custody of a child currently registered at Caedmon College Whitby or Eskdale School, as well as "natural" parents. Parents can stand for election and vote in secret in the election, if a ballot is needed. As well as parents, the Governing Body is made up of Governors appointed by the Local Authority (the County Council), staff from both schools, the Principal of Caedmon College, the Headteacher of Eskdale School and governors appointed by the rest of the Governing Body (co-opted governors). Parent Governors have a four-year term of office and can continue to serve even if their child or children leave the schools during this period.

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Parents’ Newsletter - Edition 9

Published on 01/06/21

It’s been a half term and a last week of ‘moving ons’. On Friday we said ‘goodbye and good luck’ to 115 students in Year 11 and over 60 students in Years 13 and 14. Without fail it has been a delight to have had all these young people as part of our school community and we wish them every future success. Many of our leaving sixth form students will be starting university in the autumn at institutions right across the country. Others are starting high level apprenticeships or going straight into employment. They are our first cohort to have completed their post 16 education entirely on the Whitby Sixth Form site and they will be greatly missed by all the staff they have worked with. Most of the students leaving Year 11 are planning to enrol at Whitby Sixth Form in September and so it’s simply ‘farewell’ to the Normanby site. Wherever they end up, we are confident that everyone leaving Year 11 this year can move onto the post 16 education or training route of their choice with confidence of doing well.

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Exam Results

Published on 28/05/21

This summer your son/daughter will receive their results based on assessments carried out by their teachers and submitted to the exam boards. It is the exam boards who award grades and before doing so they will have carried out various quality assurance checks. All of these processes will have been carefully completed following the guidance that has been produced by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), the body that organises examinations. Further details of this guidance can be found in the attached documents.

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A-level Subject Choice Workshop

Published on 17/05/21

Choosing A-Level subjects is exciting but it is also important to understand how to include possible future uni options in the decision process. We will lead a webinar to equip students with the knowledge to bear in mind when making their post-16 subject choices. This session will be useful to all students, not just those who may apply to Oxbridge in the future.

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UCAS 2022

Published on 14/05/21

We kicked off this process with a parent’s event on 29 April, where Ms Wright and Mr Riley took parents through the process of applying for university, exploring apprenticeships and thinking about gap year opportunities.

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Oxford University Virtual Visit for Year 12 PEP students

Published on 04/05/21

We are linked with Brasenose College, Oxford but on Friday 30 April, we were lucky to make new links and have a ‘virtual visit’ from two staff, both admissions tutors, at Worcester College, Oxford University. Twelve of our highest aspiring Y12 students attended for the afternoon as part of their UCAS day. We currently have students preparing to apply to study subjects that include law, medicine, finance, history and theology.  

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Old Whitby Town

Published on 29/04/21

This week a group of Year 9 students completed a project where they have been working with local professional folk musicians, Richard Grainger and Chris Parkinson. The talented and hardworking students showed an outstanding attitude to learning and also musicianship, and recorded their arrangement of Richard's song: 'Old Whitby Town'. The project is part of the 'Fish and Ships' festival, which will be taking place online during May.

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