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Reflexiones, consejos y emociones que a diario nos asaltan en este trabajo que supone dirigir un centro docente / Thoughts, advice and emotions that occur to us as we work every day to achieve academic excellence at our school.

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Exhibition by Year 11 and 13 Artists: Observe, Seek, Challenge

By Ms Charlotte Owen, Head of Art in Secondary

Our Year 11 GCSE Fine Art and Year 13 A Level Fine Art students are taught how to critically analyse the artwork of a range of relevant art movements and artists. They learn to master applying subject specific vocabulary to create in depth artwork analysis, giving their opinions about the effects of the formal elements applied, whilst also comparing and contrasting the work of one artist with others. These critical thinking, speaking, and writing skills are highly transferable and beneficial to many other subjects and careers.

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UK Mathematics Trust Challenges

By Richard Ellis, Teacher of Mathematics in Secondary

This year has been a record breaking one in terms of the overall number of certificates and particularly Gold certificates won by our students sitting the UKMT Challenges. Of the Senior Challenge students, four of the Gold certificate winners, Diego D and Minanga J from Year 13, and Kethan F and Carlos L from Year 12, gave up their lunchtimes to became Student Mentors of Mathematics (SMoMs), planning and teaching lessons for our Key Stage 4 students to build their confidence and enable more of them to achieve certificates. I don’t think it is any coincidence that Diego and Minanga were interviewed for Oxford University this year: proven problem solvers are highly sought after by the top universities and employers.

Maggie W and Steve W from Year 11 achieved near perfect scores in the Intermediate Challenge and qualified for the Olympiad this year, and two of our Year 10 students, Claudia S and Hortensia F, joined the SMoM team and taught our Key Stage 3 students every Tuesday in their lunchtimes.

Of the students who took part in the Junior Challenge, 14 were awarded Gold certificates, of which 10 would have qualified for the follow-on Kangaroo round. Ari H, Alexandru C and Karen W in Year 8 were very close to qualifying for the prestigious Olympiad, the highest level of competition.

We celebrated these fantastic achievements in Awards Celebrations and the students were in high spirits. It is very promising indeed that our students are achieving such fantastic results, but more importantly, they are excited about being involved and working together as a community across year groups. We should feel very proud of our students and our community and continue to promote academic excellence and celebrate achievements!

Cómo abordar la negatividad online / How to Tackle Online Negativity

 

Compartimos unos consejos de la National Online Safety sobre cómo podemos guiar a nuestros hijos en situaciones negativas online en las que tengan que interactuar.

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Preparando los EPTs en Year 6 / Getting Ready for EPTs in Year 6

Our Year 6 students sit their End of Primary Tests next week and, whilst aware of the importance of getting good results in these exams, they wanted to highlight some other equally important aspects of this final year in Primary. Ms Raphael, Teacher of Year 6, has shared the video with us.


Nuestros estudiantes de Year 6 se presentan a sus exámenes de final de Primaria (End of Primary Tests) la semana que viene y, aún siendo conscientes de la importancia de obtener buenos resultados en estas pruebas, han querido destacar otros aspectos igualmente importantes de este último curso del ciclo de Primaria. El vídeo nos lo comparte Ms Raphael, profesora de Year 6.

Basic Study Tips for Secondary and Sixth Form / Pautas básicas de estudio para Secundaria y Bachillerato

Exams are starting and sometimes it’s difficult for students to know where to start in their studying. Our team of Secondary teachers has shared some tips that helped them when they were students. We hope they will serve as a helpful starting point.

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Caxton College con el deporte local / Caxton College in Support of Local Sport

Desde hace años el colegio mantiene un compromiso y un apego muy especial con el Club Tripuçol de triatlón. Debido a este vínculo, nos sentimos muy contentos cada vez que sus jóvenes deportistas consiguen algún logro especial.

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Good Reasons for Running the London Marathon / Buenos motivos para participar en la maratón de Londres

by Lisa Rhodes, Teacher in Primary

Finding the words to describe my experience at the London Marathon is proving more challenging than the 42.2km it took to run it!  It was an unbelievable experience that exemplified the kindness of strangers and the power of the human spirit, and one that I will truly treasure forever. Over 53 000 people took to the streets of London this year, a record number of participants since the marathon started 45 years ago. 

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Voluntary Work in Sri Lanka with Special Needs Children / Voluntariado en Sri Lanka con niños con necesidades especiales

by Julie Cox, Teacher in Primary

Sri Lanka is a country that is very dear to my heart. Back in 2016 I took an unpaid sabbatical from my job in the UK to give voluntary service for children with special needs and disabilities in Sri Lanka. I was a founding director of an NGO to support children with special needs and disabilities and we collaborated with other foundations in Sri Lanka and with the health department. I am passionate about supporting children with vulnerabilities, especially children who are unable to attend their local schools and in most cases don’t receive any therapies, and their families who face many difficulties.

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Entrevista a Wayne Holmes, ponente de nuestro VII Foro / Interview with Wayne Holmes, speaker at our 7th Forum

Ayer el experto en IA y doctor por la Universidad de Oxford, el profesor Wayne Holmes, fue el ponente de nuestro VII Foro de Innovación Educativa en Valencia. Compartimos contigo esta entrevista que ayer jueves le hizo el diario ABC con motivo de su conferencia.


Yesterday the expert in AI and University of Oxford PhD, Dr Wayne Holmes, was the speaker at our 7th Forum for Innovation in Education held in Valencia. Yesterday Diario ABC interviewed him in advance of the conference and you can read it here.

Circular History: Secondary Trip to Berlin / Historia circular: Viaje de Secundaria a Berlín

By Carlos B, Year 11 student

Eighty years ago, my great-grandmother found herself and her young family in Berlin at the height of the Second World War. The British had been bombing the capital of Nazi Germany since their first daring raid against the capital of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich in August 1940, and in 1943 a massive raid by Royal Air Force bombers caused the virtual destruction of one of the most iconic landmarks in Berlin, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. This neo-Romanesque church was gutted by fire bombs, and the spire partly collapsed. My great-grandmother had a photograph taken in front of this landmark in the summer of 1944, just before she fled Berlin for Spain with my Spanish great-grandfather and baby grandmother. This photograph has been in our family ever since, and stands as a testament to our connection with an important moment in history.

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