Long-established teacher training provider, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training, has been recognised as 'outstanding' in all categories by Ofsted.
Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training (ITT) has been providing highly skilled teachers for local secondary schools for 20 years.
The Ramsey Academy, Halstead is one of 20 schools in the Mid-Essex ITT partnership which spans the county including Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Rochford and Thundersley.
Following a detailed two stage inspection process taking place in June and October, Mid-Essex ITT was awarded the coveted 'outstanding' status in all categories including leadership, quality of training and outcomes.
The inspectors supported Mid-Essex ITT’s judgement that most of its trainee teachers are outstanding in relation to what could reasonably expected from them at the end of their training. The inspection found the partnership is highly effective in training teachers to meet the needs of local schools.
The report also highlighted that pupils respond eagerly and work cooperatively in classes.
Other key findings of the Ofsted report are:
Programme Manager, Martin Higgon, said: “Given the teacher recruitment shortage the education sector is facing, Mid-Essex Initial Teacher Training is proud to continue to provide teachers who demonstrate skills that have been officially recognised as outstanding.
“Parents who send their youngsters to our partnership schools can be confident that our trainee and newly-qualified teachers are delivering the highest quality teaching and learning experience.”
Further information about Mid Essex Initial Teacher Training is available at: www.midessexteachertraining.com
Full details of the Ofsted report are available at: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/70086
Picture caption: The Mid-Essex ITT leadership team (Mr Ferguson, Mrs Lane, Mr Higgon, Mrs Mee & Ms Allchin) with this year’s cohort of trainee teachers.
Diversity house have chosen to support The Breck Foundation again this year, which was set up to raise awareness of playing safe whilst on the internet. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surry who loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed via the internet and murdered on 17 February 2014 by someone he met online. More information on the foundation along with supporting materials for adults and children can be found on their website www.breckfoundation.org
Last term, all students had a presentation from Lorin LaFave, Breck’s mother, and Year 7 students will have the opportunity to meet her during the charity week.
In the Times Educational Supplement there is an in-depth interview with Lorin which you may like to read at www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/tes-talks-tolorin-lafave
Diversity students will be organising a range of activities at break and lunchtime please see the activities poster here.
Braintree District Community Safety Partnership will be holding four information and awareness sessions for parents and carers of children and young people of secondary school age and those with children in Year 6.
Drugs and Alcohol
Gangs and Knife Crime
Social Media and the Internet.
The third of these workshops on Child Sexual Exploitation will be held at The Ramsey Academy, Halstead on Wednesday 11 October 6 pm – 8pm.
Sexual Exploitation – these sessions will be run by the Children’s Society who are a National Charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable, and have nowhere left to turn.
The session aims to help parents and carers understand what Child Sexual Exploitation is and how to spot the signs, issues around sexting and internet safety, consent and services that can offer support.
Please note that this session is not suitable for children.
If you are interested in attending please email email@example.com to book a place.
We are currently working with Action for Family Carers, and are pleased to offer support session for our students.
If any student is interested please contact a member of the Young Carers Team on 01621 851640 or speak to Mrs Speechley, School Counsellor at Ramsey Academy.
2017 GCSE Results
Building on the success and continued improvement of recent years the quality of results have been maintained in a summer examination season which has seen students sitting the new Grade 9 – 1 GCSEs for the first time in Maths and English. Staff and students worked hard to prepare for examinations that no one had seen or previously taken.
The new examinations are more challenging and rigorous containing different content and examination style questions. As a result, a direct comparison with results from previous years is meaningless.
However, we are delighted to report that 60% of students achieved grades of 9 – 4 in both English and Maths and 64% of students achieved at least 5 A* - C passes. It was also pleasing to see an increase in the number of student achieving the highest grades.
A number of subjects received excellent results particularly Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Textiles, Dance, Physical Education, and Health & Social Care.
Particular mention should go to;
Rob James, Headteacher, commented;
“We are delighted the hard work of the students has produced excellent results which will allow them to progress to the next stage of their education or employment. On behalf of the students, I would like to thank the staff and parents for their support.
The results show that as a school we provide an all-round education, with a range of opportunities for all students, whatever their ability level and interest. The continued improvements at the Ramsey Academy are contributing to our aim of becoming an outstanding school in the heart of the community and first choice for local families.
We wish all the students good luck and best wishes for the future.”