OFSTED Inspection Havelock Junior School

Havelock Junior School was visited by OFSTED Inspectors on 11th and 12th July.  The inspectors praised the school in all areas particularly noting the high expectations of staff, the ambitious plans for improvement, the polite and well-mannered children, and the focused and determined leadership of the school.  The school was graded a ‘good’ school which is testament to the hard work and dedication of all staff.

‘The quality of teaching and learning is good because teachers regularly review the progress that pupils make. They carefully plan interesting activities often with cross-curricular themes that meet the needs of the pupils and build further on their progress.’

‘Pupils are polite and well mannered. The school’s values are at the heart of the curriculum and pupils understand that different people live different lives. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain.’

Ann Davey
Executive Head Teacher
Havelock Schools

GCSE : Significant Improvements Reported

Results in maths have seen a big improvement with the school pleased with these results and results in English, science, dance and media. Peter Tomkins, vice Principal, said: “Our students have done well and results have risen for the second year running.

“Many students will be delighted with their grades which will allow them to make a range of choices going forward and we are pleased that many will be joining us in the sixth form.

“We are also pleased that these results show a narrowing of the gap between the achievement of disadvantaged students and other students at Montsaye.”

A number of students achieved the new grade 9, the highest grade possible, given to just three per cent of exam papers.

Laura Cockcroft achieved grade 9 in both English and English literature as well as a further A* in French and seven other A grades or equivalents. Harry Myers achieved a grade 9 in Maths as well as A* grades in each of the sciences – physics, chemistry and biology – and a further five A grades. Ralisa Hock achieved grade 9 in English, 8s in music and French and four other As. Other high performers include Rebecca Hart with an A* in history, grade 8 (A* equivalent) in English language and English literature and five more A grades or equivalents and Jenna Such with four A* or equivalent grades and seven A or equivalent grades.

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Montsaye Academy’s Young Enterprise Team 2016-17

On Tuesday 25th April, Montsaye Academy’s Young Enterprise team, Decorus Candles, represented the Academy at the Northamptonshire County Final of the YE Company Programme. The students embarked on this programme back in October last year and since then they have set-up and run a very successful company selling scented candles in recycled jars. The students have been marketing their products throughout school and via social media, as well as attending trade fairs and other sales opportunities both in and outside of the Academy. The programme allows them the opportunity to experience a variety of roles within a business from finance to sales and marketing to administration.

22 teams were established within Northamptonshire and Decorus Candles were very proud to be one of the 6 which qualified for the County Final, held at the Guildhall in Northampton. Having submitted a lengthy company report, prior to the evening, the team had to arrive and set up a trade stand which would later be scrutinised by the judges. They were then interviewed by the judging panel with questions on a number of subjects including sales, teamwork, communication, marketing & finance.

The team then had to present to the judges and all the other represented schools and guests (including the Mayor of Corby, Mayor of Wellingborough and Mayor of South Northamptonshire) detailing their journey as a company to date.

On the evening there was a total of 10 awards on offer, with the final award being the County Winner and an opportunity to represent Northamptonshire at the next round of the competition. Although the team unfortunately missed out on being crowned the winners, they did pick up three awards on the evening. These were:

· Most Environmental
· Best Marketing; and
· Best Financial Management.

The team performed exceptionally well and received extremely positive feedback from the judges. The company has been very successful and the awards listed above are a fitting recognition of the many hours this group have already put into their business. On the evening they did themselves and the Academy proud.

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