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Life at Ernulf Academy continues to be very busy for staff and students. On Friday we will be holding a Leavers Assembly for Year 11. I know that we will all be sad to see them leave but happy that they will all be moving on to the next stage educational journey. There has been much in the news and on social media about the new GCSE exams and how young people across the country have found them extremely demanding. At Ernulf Year 11 students have demonstrated their resilience, their ability to stay calm under pressure their stamina and their continued good humour. I would like to personally congratulate all of the students and extend my thanks to my staff and to parents/carers who have worked in partnership to support them. I know that we all wish success to the students in the summer but they can also be confident that they have developed skills and qualities which will hold them in good stead for the rest of their lives.
Meanwhile, Year 9 students have been sitting exams this week. For many of them it is the first time that they have undergone the very formal approach of taking their exams in the PA and all that this entails. We believe that this really benefits the students in terms of preparation for the future so that when they are in Year 11 they will also be able to face all of the challenges of the imposed national examination system.
Year 10 are starting to think about their post-16 choices and finding out more about career opportunities and the skills and qualities employers are looking for. They have all had mock interviews. We are very grateful to the employers from the business community and also to Rotary members who have conducted these interviews. Support from the wider community is invaluable to our students and is very much appreciated. I am pleased to say that Year 10 students fared well during these interviews and received much praise as well as constructive advice. A number of Y10 students also benefitted from talks from employers and post-16 leads concerning apprenticeships. On Thursday all Year 10 students are attending the large annual Careers Fair at Peterborough Showground. I know that they will make the most of this opportunity to find out about post-16 options and the large variety of careers available to them.
Finally, congratulations to James, Carl, Nell and Ben who were invited to lunch with the Rotary Club in order to receive their awards for winning the creative writing competition. The students were delighted to receive their awards and were very impressed with the lunch! They were praised for being excellent ambassadors for the school.
Ms. Tracy Brogan