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Welcome to Cornwallis Academy. September 2013 – July 2014. The Government’s agenda. “Improve standards” “Exams are dumbed down” “Many vocational courses mean nothing” “Fewer students should pass exams” “Fewer people should go to university”. Driving test. Result.

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welcome to cornwallis academy

Welcome to Cornwallis Academy

September 2013 – July 2014

the government s agenda
The Government’s agenda
  • “Improve standards”
  • “Exams are dumbed down”
  • “Many vocational courses mean nothing”
  • “Fewer students should pass exams”
  • “Fewer people should go to university”
  • Fewer students passing exams
  • Fewer students going to university
  • Less breadth of study
how will you be judged
How will you be judged?

5 GCSEs including English and Maths


Your best 8 GCSE outcomes

Now: Only 2 Vocational GCSEs can count

The best 8 must include the EBACC subjects:

Eng, Maths, Sci, Language, Humanity + 3 GCSEs


What have we achieved in 2012-13?

  • Our best ever set of results at both GCSE and A level
  • The best results of any non-selective in the area
  • A good Ofsted result, with a mandate to get to outstanding quickly
  • A vision that is both unique and interesting
  • Proven Plaza pedagogy


  • “A Cohesive learning community”
  • “The Plaza environments are used well as flexible teaching spaces”
  • “Behaviour is good throughout the school”
  • “The students have positive attitudes towards their learning and show a high degree of responsibility”
  • “Teaching is consistently good in all subjects”
at school until 19
At school until 19
  • We have developed a curriculum that is broad and balanced to cater for all pathways abilities
  • Staying in education or training
  • University, Apprenticeships, On the job training, Studio School
2013 results
2013 results


58% gained 5 A-C grades including English and Maths (+3)

A Level

98% A-E (+1)

72% A-C (+8)

33% of grades were A or A *(+13)

42% of grades were B+(+12)

Best performing non-selective school in Maidstone!

new look reports
New Look Reports
  • Termly feedback
  • Inclusion of new indicator – ‘Attitude to Learning’
  • Continue to show attendance, self-management points and achievement points compared to the year group average
  • Combination of interim and full reports
      • Interim – Attitude to learning in all subjects
      • Full – Current grade and attitude to learning
  • Full report timings linked into Academic Review Evenings
  • Grades will be traffic light coloured coded to show whether pupils are making the expected progress and are on track to meet their target
curriculum and options
Curriculum and Options
  • Study extended over 3 years with examinations at the end of Year 11 for the majority of students
  • Broad and balanced curriculum – a range of GCSE’s and a commitment to include a relevant vocational offer
  • Allow the majority of students to study 8 different subject choices
  • Focus on achieving at least 5 good GCSE’s including English and Maths
wellbeing structure
Wellbeing Structure

Wellbeing Directors

KS3 Annie Fowler

KS4 Thomas Stanley

KS5 Joseph Sutton

Wellbeing Leads

Year 7 Amy Parker

Year 8 Annie Fowler

Year 9 Helen Conway/ Holly Pateman

Year 10 Thomas Stanley

6th Form Joseph Sutton


Year 7 Cheryl Irvine

Year 8 Joscelin Yates

Year 9 Sue Judd

Year 10 Sue Lambert

Year 11 Maxine Saul

Yr 12/13 Jo Woollett


What We Expect From ACornwallis Academy Student

  • 95% Attendance
  • 100% application at all times
  • Appropriate uniform
  • Be ready to learn with the correct equipment
  • To be respectful to staff and peers at all times
  • Termly rewards based on the following:
    • Academic achievement
    • Attendance
    • Attitude to Learning
    • Net Behaviour & Achievement Points
    • Purple Tokens

Mixed Ability




Geography / History


Performing Arts


Design Technology


Grammar Stream


Science MFLGeography / History

ICTPerforming ArtsArtPE

Design Technology




Science PE

Design Technology

Geography / History


Social Skills

dates for diary
Dates for Diary
  • Thursday 27th February – ARD
  • Thursday 13th March – Options evening
key points of contact
Key points of contact

Year 8 Team

  • Jos Yates
  • Annie Fowler
  • English
    • Danielle Walker
  • Maths
    • Nicola Wood
  • Science
    • Clare Thorneycroft