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Columbus News

Below you will find a series of articles on recent Columbus events, publications and achievements written by ourselves as well as local community partners.

Principals Blog...

  • ACTING PRINCIPAL’S BLOG – September 2017
    I would like to welcome everyone back as we start this new academic year together.

    I hope that all our families enjoyed the summer break. The start of term has been very good in classes and the children have settled very well.

    As promised in the letter sent to you all by Malcolm Reeve (AET Executive Director, SEND and Inclusion) last week, I am writing to confirm that for the coming term I will be the Acting Principal at Columbus until the arrival of our new Principal, Karen Clark in January. The majority of you will already know me well and I am looking forward to meeting the parents/carers of the new children and young people who joined us this week as soon as possible.

    Malcolm Reeve will be dealing with finance and personnel matters this term and my focus during this interim period will be on teaching and learning.

    Gary Corbett, Assistant Vice-Principal, remains in his current post and will focus on safeguarding and behaviour. Gary and I plan to split our time equally across School and College during the school week.

    Parents will be very pleased to know that Ginny left a very stable and committed group of staff and our turnover of staff over the last year was very low. I am, therefore, confident that we have a good team in place and I will do everything I can to support them.

    We are working very closely with the new transport provider 24X7 Ltd. to ensure that the arrival and departure process works as smoothly as possible. There have, unfortunately, been some challenges for some parents but we are confident that any problems will be resolved in the next few days.

    At the end of last term, we nominated our Principal, Ginny Bellard, for a Jack Petchey Leaders Award for all that she had achieved at Columbus. I am delighted to be able to inform you that Ginny has been chosen and is a winner of the award and will be presented with a medal, certificate and a copy of Jack Petchey’s book. This Leader Award also enables Columbus School and College to apply for a Small Grant of up to £750 on a project that benefits our 11-25 year olds. I will advise you in due course what we will be using this award money for.

    Mr. Tom Jackson-Owens

    Acting Principal

     

    Posted 19 Sep 2017, 02:48 by Web Admin
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A Day in the Life of... 
  • CLASS FE5

    Wednesday

    08:50 – 09:30: Morning Tutor Time

    The students of FE5 begin to arrive off of their taxis with many now walking independently to class. Once all present in class, there are a number of important jobs that the students take responsibility for across the week. Money is checked for their daily activities, key equipment is organised and most importantly the lunch orders are taken. Once tutor jobs are done, our students often choose a morning activity to complete. Some of our tutor time highlights are Austin independently constructing and remote controlling a Hornsby train set, Billy and Gabriel driving a World War 1 model tank replica around the outside area and witnessing the daily outfit from Freddie’s fancy dress collection…policeman, cowboy, prisoner, Mrs Brown and Gaston from Beauty and the Beast to name but a few!

     

    09:30-2:30: Outdoor Pursuits

    Wednesday is one of FE5’s days out in the community. The students read through a PowerPoint of their session routine in class and then begin to collect their money and equipment. Today is Archery at Skreens Park. The group gets a mini-bus and arrives promptly, ready to start their session. This is led by the excellent instructors who engage really well with the group. The FE5 students love a competition and quickly want to hit the bullseye with their arrows to score 10 points! Rees was the star archer today, firing his arrows accurately including popping balloons attached around the targets. Everyone in the class made great progress throughout the activity improving with every arrow fired.

    After the activity, the class enjoys their packed lunches outside in the sunshine amongst the peaceful surroundings of the countryside. With lunches finished, the group plays some sports in the afternoon. It is great to see Rees and Freddie playing football, Oliver and Joseph practising tennis and cricket and the class in general interacting and socialising together.

     

    3:00-3:15: Afternoon Tutor Time

    The class gets ready for taxi time with Oliver collecting the taxi list and Jade collecting the letters ready to be handed out. Students help tidy up, put away any activity money and then head off independently to taxis.

     

    FE5 are a great class and enjoy anything active. All of the class staff enjoy working with the students and are particularly forward to helping them get Hallam’s Café up and running as well as supporting them in the Post 16 Panathalon in the next few weeks.   

     

    Amy Hayes & James Blake

    FE5 Tutors


    Posted 11 Jul 2017, 07:35 by Web Admin
  • Bradley Smith, FE2

    Hello,

    My name is Bradley Smith, I am 17 years old and in FE2 at the College Campus. My friends are James, Lauren, Ethan and Ewan.

    I work hard and like to do well in class. I like going to the gym, my favourite things are the bikes. My favourite lesson is Enterprise and Art where I really enjoy designing and painting a bowl. I like doing jobs around college and enjoy helping my tutors by changing the screens on PowerPoint slides.

    At the weekends I like going to McDonalds. My favourite meal is a cheese burger, chips, coke and for desert a Mc Flurry. However, my all-time favourite meal is roast pork and Yorkshire pudding.

    I also like feeding the ducks in my walks around Danbury Park and enjoy bowling with my mum (and I always win!). I enjoy watching films and my favourite film is Toy Story. At home I also like sleeping, and using the foot spa in college!


    Sharon Wright and Leon Samuel helped me put this together

    Name - Bradley Smith

    Job Title - Member of the Student Council for FE2
    Posted 29 Jun 2017, 01:18 by Web Admin
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Latest News

  • KS3 DUCKLINGS!   Many of the School Campus pupils had the opportunity to meet the ducklings last week and even watched them swim! The pupils worked on developing their personal and communication skills ...
    Posted 22 Jun 2017, 04:24 by James Dorey
  • News from Class 2    Class 2 have had great fun exploring this Term's Topic, 'Out and About', and enjoyed creating beautiful nature collages. The children collected some natural materials, like grass, leaves and ...
    Posted 20 Jun 2017, 00:34 by James Dorey
  • News from Reception   The topic this term is 'Out and About' and the Reception class went on the local bus. On the way they saw shops and a hospital. They enjoyed ringing the ...
    Posted 16 Jun 2017, 06:03 by James Dorey
  • News from Class 3   Class 3 have been enjoying and working very hard in their Music Therapy sessions this term; enhancing their listening, communication and fine motor skills!
    Posted 16 Jun 2017, 05:58 by James Dorey
  • News from Nursery …….  The Nursery children have been continuing to develop their matching and sorting skills during their Maths sessions. 
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 03:31 by James Dorey
  • COLLEGE STUDENT COUNCIL COMPETITION   The College Student Council recently ran a poster competition. The purpose was to create a 'Keeping Safe and Keeping Healthy' poster. Each class had a different focus: • Healthy Eating – Bad ...
    Posted 12 Jun 2017, 00:30 by James Dorey
  • 1st Broomfield Columbus Scouts   The '1st Broomfield Columbus Scouts' is now open and we held our first meeting on 12th May. Eight Columbus pupils have joined us as Scouts and are learning to follow ...
    Posted 21 May 2017, 23:55 by James Dorey
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Pupil Quotes

  • I like number work in Numeracy, playing football and playing on the field with my friends.
    Daniel Year 8
    Posted 9 Feb 2016, 00:28 by James Dorey
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LONDON MARATHON 2017!

We are delighted to announce that John Mean, from Sainsbury's in Springfield, will be running the 2017 London Marathon for Friends of Columbus School and College.

Please find the below link for Johns's fundraising page;

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/John-mean-Friend_of_Columbus_School_and_College

Parent Questionnaire

Dear Website Visitor,

Thank you for showing an interest in the Parent Questionnaire I send out to all our families on a bi-annual basis.  I am always interested to hear the views of our parents/carers in order that we can maintain the very highest of standards for our children and young people.  Please follow the links below to see the latest results from the Parent Questionnaire.  You will see that these are true representations of our parents’ views – some positive and some with some points for improvement.  I strongly believe in taking the recommendations for improvements from families and building these into our Academy Improvement Plan or adapting our day-to-day working procedures to improve our services and approaches.  Any concerns raised are considered fully and will form key improvement projects for the months ahead. 

Anonymous Qualitative Comments – June 2016

Quantitative Feedback - Parent Carer Questionnaire June 2016

Final Quantitative Results - Parent Questionnaire - June 2015

Final Anonymous Qualitative Feedback from June 2015 Questionnaire to Parent Carers

Quantitative Results - Pupil and Student Questionnaire - January 2015

Quantitative Results - Parent Questionnaire - January 2015

Quantitative Feedback - Pupil Questionnaire without symbols - January 2015

Anonymous Qualitative findings from January 2015 questionnaire to Pupils and Students

Anonymous Qualitative Feedback from January 2015 Questionnaire to Parent Carers

Parent Questionnaire (Quantitative) - June 2014

Parent Questionnaire - June 2014

Parent Questionnaire - January 2014

Parent Questionnaire - June 2013

Parent Questionnaire - Janunary 2013

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Diary Dates

24th November 2016 -  Parents’ Evening School Campus

1st December 2016 -  Parents’ Evening College Campus

9th March 2017 -  Parents’ Evening School Campus

16th March 2017 -  Parents’ Evening College Campus

15th June 2017 -  Parents’ Evening School Campus

29th June 2017 -  Parents’ Evening College Campus

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