We have been informed by Ofsted that they will be carrying out an inspection of UCC this week. They have provided a letter for parents and carers with information about the Inspection that you can view here, as well as an Inspections Guide for Parents that can be viewed here. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us.
Results of the Ofsted inspection 13th-14th February 2014
At the end of the two day inspection, requested by the school, the Ofsted team have now provided us with a judgement. The written report can be found here. We can see that this judgement is a very positive one for the school! Congratulations to all the teachers and support staff, along with our pupils, governors and parents
who have worked so hard to achieve this excellent outcome.
Having said our goodbyes to the Ofsted team who visited UCC on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th February 2014 we might expect the pace of life in the school to ease up a bit. That’s certainly not been the case. At half term, Peter Lee took 31 students and staff to the Italian Alps ski-ing and half of Year 11 were in the school doing additional lessons to prepare for their exams.
Since the beginning of term we’ve seen Key Stage 3 students dominating the County Badminton scene with Yasmin Bowness, Alice Christy, Ellen Robinson, Tara Simpson-Sullivan and Isla Souter achieving success in the Center Parcs Badminton competition. This superb victory takes them to the North West finals in Liverpool on 14 March 2014.
Year 9 students under Mr Kent’s supervision created a strong impression on Friday 28 February 2014 in their “Penrith Futures” presentation to Eden District councillors in the Methodist Church. The task was to look carefully at the way in which Penrith provided for its young people and the students made a series of fascinating points and responded to a range of probing questions from their audience. I was impressed with the confident and self-assured way they dealt with this task. The students involved were Rachel Glendinning, Jacob Hulme, Lauren-Ann Oates, Caitlin Poulson, Oliver Raine, Elizabeth Seaton and Mollie Slattery.
On Friday 7th March we are raising funds for Ataxia UK with a non-uniform day. The £1 donations will go to this charity at the request of the Year 8 organisers: Poppy Dixon, Edie Fairlamb, Beth Morton, Chelsea Twiddy, Sally Waistell and Beth Walsh. We hope to raise at least £1100 for this worthy cause.
I hope the recent improvement in weather will at long last allow the school fields to dry out. I’ve still got my potato and carrot field to plough and before too long we’ll be lambing again. We’ve a busy spring ahead of us and another examination season to look forward to.