Principal’s Update

Welcome back to the new term, and of course, the New Year.  We are still buzzing with the excitement and success of our Ofsted Report at the end of 2017.  Key phrases such as there is “a clear ethos of care and high expectations of all” and “pupils have made consistently good progress” reflect back to us what we see on an everyday basis.

We are really pleased with our students in so many ways. Whether it is through charity work, volunteering and working in the wider community, or simply working hard in class day to day, our students exemplify our College aim to Believe, Achieve, Succeed.

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Our students put on a super end of term performance on the last day of term.  Some wonderful live performances including singing, magic acts and instrumental accompaniments both traditional and contemporary. The Christmas Lunch was enjoyed by students and staff alike – a big thank you to the hard working canteen staff.  Students delivered presents and food to EMCs elderly neighbours near the College.  Students also collected a significant food bank for families in need in the local community.  Thank you to everyone who made contributions.  Likewise, thank you to all families who presented books to us as part of our book drive.

There is so much to be proud of at EMC and in the help, support and kindness of so many people in our local community.  This is quite simply summed up that during the snow days when parents and carers came out to help us clear footpaths and parking areas so that we could get the College ready for the students and staff. Thank you.

Finally, can I please ask all parents and carers to continue to support us by ensuring that our day to day reality matches the Ofsted view that our students “are smartly dressed, courteous and polite”?  Please do reinforce our expectations at home. Regular attendance, being punctual to College and on time especially in the mornings, dressed smartly in full College uniform and doing as asked when requested are all fundamentals of an organised and happy life at EMC.  Please help us to help your son and daughter get the very best from education.

If you ever have any concerns or wish to contact staff please go to the section marked Parents and click on Communication and Who to Contact.  We will of course continue to use ParentMail and telephone calls to let you know of any issues we pick up in College.

Once again welcome back and happy New Year.