• Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
    to change the world
    Nelson Mandela


Congratulations to our first cohort

Left to right – James Allen (Biology), Lauren Sankey (English) Justine Grace (Excalibur Teaching School Professional Tutor) Claire Flynn (PE) Elena Ramos (Maths). Other 2017/18 students not shown here: Emma Playfair (Maths), Rebecca Court (Primary).

Excalibur Teaching School has completed its first year training School Direct PGCE students. Our Professional Tutor Justine Grace attended the graduation ceremony on 19 July 2018 at Bath Spa University to celebrate the students’ achievements. We are proud to confirm that all our students will be starting in their first teaching position in September, including two who begin their teaching career at St John’s. Additionally Victoria Bird, who was based at the Excalibur teaching school hub at Fairfield High School, completed her Biology PGCE with Bristol University, and will be starting her first teaching job in September.

 In September 2018 a new cohort of students joins us. We are looking forward to welcoming a total of 16 new students; seven primary PGCE students, seven secondary students based at St John’s (Biology, Chemistry, Computing, DT, English, Maths and PE) and two secondary students based at Fairfield High School (Biology & RE).

Recruitment for PGCE training places for the 2019/20 year will commence in October 2018.

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HUNGERFORD English teacher launches ‘Colour Mile’ charity run

A HUNGERFORD English teacher is inspiring hundreds of students, staff and the wider community to raise money for great causes by launching the area’s first ever ‘Colour Mile’ at her old school.

Kelly Delaney is an English teacher at JOG where she herself was a student.

Now she is launching the first ever fun Colour Mile event on the JOG school field, on Saturday 1st April, with runs starting at 11am and 12noon after a fun warm up, to raise money for Prospect Hospice in Swindon, where her mother was cared for before passing away in 2015.

The rest of the money raised will go to JOG’s Parents and Students Association who do a fantastic job supporting the school.

The Fun mile walk (or run) will also see obstacles for children, and is open to all ages to come along and help raise thousands of pounds for these two local charities.

During the event there will be a BBQ, bouncy castle and refreshments, plus other fun and attractions.

Kelly said: “This is a brilliant school and extremely generous. We want to get the students, their families and the wider community involved in this tremendous event. We want hundreds of people to come and support it for the area and to raise thousands for these worthy causes.

“There is currently not really anything around here that is similar so we want this to become an annual event.”

Prices for the day are £12 for the 11s and over, £8 for JOG students, £5 for 5 to 11s, while it is free for the Under 5s. Participants will receive Neon glasses, a white t-shirt and a medal.

To purchase your tickets online please visit – www.jogcolourmile.eventbrite.com.

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HUNGERFORD students have been preparing for their dream careers

INSPIRATIONAL STUDENT: Pictured are employer Susan Hofgartner and student Ella Moyle.

HUNGERFORD students have been preparing for their dream careers as pilots, engineers, doctors and dentists during a careers day.

Year 10 John O’ Gaunt students enjoyed a day of work experience preparation by creating their CV’s, filling an applications for jobs and being interviewed by local employers.

They also did team-building exercises, and other career-related skills.

The day was is in preparation for their Year 10 Work Experience where students go to local and national businesses for a week and experience the world of work.

JOG believes in encouraging students to dream really big and to pursue their dreams with enthusiasm and belief.

Head of ICT, Work Related Learning and Enterprise, Deborah Arden-Hunt said: “It was a wonderful day and employers were saying they would employ our students already.

“The feedback was extremely useful, both to students and to the employers and they were impressed by the calibre of the students, the intelligent use of questioning techniques and answers, and their polite and interested manner.”

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