News from Cranbourne
I’d like to introduce myself as Head of Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College. I joined the school after a year as Head of West Somerset College, a school which was judged as “Good” by Ofsted during my time as Head there.
We have had a very exciting and successful start to the year, with many community events. We hosted our successful Primary Athletic Cluster Event, attended by our junior schools and run by our amazing sports prefects and the wonderful Mr Kimber in conjunction with Mr Phil Jeffs, School Games Organiser, Basingstoke Schools.
On Friday 27 January 2017 we welcomed 90 students from the infant and junior schools within our Primary Cluster to our Aspirational Cluster Conference. The day was opened by Deji Tobias, a 100m GB sprinter, who spoke about his aspirations to get to the Olympics and the successes and barriers he has had to overcome so far. This set a real appetite for the day and all involved took this inspiration into their sessions which were run by Headteachers from across the Cluster and included art, team building, music, careers and athletics.
Ambassadors from CBEC really showed their independence as they led the primary students around the College site and facilitated in the workshops. It was fantastic to see 5 – 16 year olds working together.
The day finished with another guest speaker, Simon Knighton, who shared his experiences of climbing Mount Everest. This generated many questions from the children and really set a dream of, “Reach for the stars. Anything is possible.”
We are looking forward to excellent examination results this year, as well as Ski Trips and a French Expedition; not to mention a new swimming pool roof! We’re planning ever closer ties with the community as we welcome new students to Cranbourne. I’m extremely proud of our school, and happy to show you round so don’t hesitate to contact us and make an appointment (Direct line: 01256 868605).
We are holding the first of our New Intake Parents’ Evenings on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 6.00 pm for all parents/carers and Year 6 students who are going to be joining us in September 2017. This will be an ideal opportunity to find out how we welcome our new students and plan to work in partnership with parents/carers over the next five years from 2017-2022. Maybe you did not consider Cranbourne for your secondary school but are interested to find out what we can offer? If this is the case, please feel that you can come along and hear about the great improvements that have been taken place at Cranbourne.
For all ex Cranbourne students out there: we are 50 this year, so look out for news of our half-century birthday extravaganza, planned for Saturday 22 July 2017. All will be very welcome!
Certificate Presentation Evening – Wednesday 30 November 2016
Susie Pietrzak, Headteacher at Manor Field Infants, Kirstie-Anne Sangway Headteacher at Manor Field Juniors, Sally Harvey, Headteacher at Oakley Infants and Jane Aplin, Headteacher at CBEC