Future Finders College Update
Firstly, just to say to you all that I hope you managed to have a fantastic Easter break. To students and staff, whatever you did, I really do hope that those activities provided a substantial distraction from bearing weighty college loads and that you have returned with your biological batteries recharged, replenished and ready to launch yourself fully into this final and very important term of the academic year.
At Future Finders College, we are extremely committed to ensuring that all that we do and all that we seek to do is as outstanding as it possibly can be, with and for our students. Particularly, as we are turning our minds to end of year assessments, successful completion of various projects, targets and work experience, student transitions and next steps and crossing the term’s finish line with triumph and celebration.
To the members of our Future Finders and New Bridge community who have been following Ramadan, I would like to offer my best wishes as you celebrate Eid al-Fitr… Eid Mubarak.
We may or may not have partaken in Ramadan. However, as individuals, I do feel that we can all offer our deepest respect and admiration for each other at this time. For people of faith or not, this might include offering the warm hand of friendship and understanding, bonding further with family, friends, loved ones and the community and volunteering to assist and support those in need. By doing one or several of these, I do believe that it can contribute significantly towards a more harmonious, calmer and happier community.
Next week brings a shorter college week and I always find that within education we end up spreading the load of the lost day across the week. Subsequently, bringing an energised intensity about the May Bank Holiday week and us using the time we have got intelligently. However, whether you are rambling the countryside, watching the football (like me!), reading a book, watching television programmes or movies, celebrating with family and friends or other, it is important that you really do enjoy your time over the extended weekend in preparation for the busy, yet I’m confident productive and fruitful, week ahead… please do have a good one.
Thank you all for making this week a very positive return after the Easter break!
On Friday, Shirley (New Bridge Group Executive Director of Commissioning) and numerous members of the Breaking Barriers and Sea Shell Trust visited Future Finders College as a part of a cross-MAT tour they did throughout the day. At the College, we are looking forward to working in collaboration with Breaking Barriers and Sea Shell Trust in the future.
Thank you Shirley, Breaking Barriers and Sea Shell Trust members, it was a pleasure having you here at the College. Best wishes and see you soon.
A Flying Start For Josie…
Josie has had a fantastic first week at St. Chadds School.
The staff and children have appreciated and enjoyed having her with them to support and help out. This week, Josie has been extremely busy. Nonetheless, she is thoroughly enjoying her new role.
A day in the life of Josie…
“I get there in the morning for 10am and log in at reception where I am given a lanyard so that I can get around the building and into all the classrooms and the playgrounds. I then go straight into the staff room to hang up my coat and put away my bag and lunch.
I help in the classroom and hand out paper, pencils, crayons and felt tips to all the children, I can also sharpen all the pencils, this helps out the teacher and the children.
At break times and lunch times I help the supervisors by making drinks like water and milk and handing them out and also setting up the tables with clean cutlery, cups and water jugs.
I help tidy the playground after the children have been playing and help put things away to leave it nice and tidy. When I am in school all the children call me Miss Sedgwick which I think is nice and quite funny.”
Well done Miss Sedgwick, a wonderful start… keep up the great work!