Frome College: Target is to improve on best results
THIS summer, our students achieved our best ever GCSE, BTEC and A-level results. Well done to everyone who has worked hard to secure the next step in their future.
We have been working hard to ensure that the results improve again this year, particularly focusing on maths and English.
The spotlight has been on our Post-16 students this term. There are new pastoral and career programmes that have been designed by the new Head of Post 16 Learning, Mrs Tarrant, plus a new iLearn morning programme that highlights key learning tips during tutor time.
Mr Hain has taken over senior responsibility for Post 16 and Mr Robson has moved to have senior responsibility for data tracking, analysis, assessment and timetabling.
I would like to highlight a few of the many projects that we are also working on at the college:
We are creating a series of Careers Fayres to be held at the college. We are inviting representatives from a number of occupations and professions to have stands at our Careers Fayres.
All students at the college will have an opportunity to discuss possible future employment pathways and understand the skills, attributes and qualifications needed.
Gifted and Talented
Our work here continues to build a strong Gifted and Talented Academy. We are working with our Year 13 Oxford, Cambridge, medical, vet and law students who need to submit their applications.
New support programmes are being created for Year 12 students who are interested in Oxbridge and Russell Group universities. We have a new partnership with Bath University who are offering a range of support packages for our students, throughout the age range.
Our discussions continue with the different councils and agencies to secure improved facilities for the college and for the town.
I am very positive that if we continue to work in the manner that we have done over the past 12 months that the future is very optimistic. We would love to host more sports clubs at the college and our talks with Sport England continue.
Frome Partnership of Schools
All the schools in the partnership have agreed to increase their focus on literacy. We have employed a literacy specialist to develop our teaching and learning in this area to provide a more co-ordinated approach to the delivery and assessment of literacy in Frome.
Whilst on this topic everyone at the college would like to take this opportunity to thank Phil Hill at Oakfield and Steve Kirby at Selwood for their dedication and hard work for their services to education, as they are retiring this Christmas.