headteacher's welcome

Mrs C P Skewes, Headteacher

I am delighted to welcome you to Cornelius Vermuyden School.

Cornelius Vermuyden is a vibrant and distinctive learning community in which all students receive the support, challenge and encouragement that they need to become successful, confident and mature young people who are well-prepared for life beyond school. Located on a beautiful site on Canvey Island and easily accessible to all parts of Essex, Southend and London, the school provides a secure and happy environment for positive and exciting learning experiences.

Our small school ethos has allowed us to focus on high attainment and progress and become a centre for educational excellence. We believe in working closely with parents to ensure that each student is happy and strives to achieve their personal best. Our strong system of individual support and ch allenge for each child is reflected in our year on year improvement in examination performance. Our curriculum is carefully designed to accelerate students' progress.

We are a school that has learning and excellence at the heart of all we do. We seek to provide an education where achievement is celebrated and all children have every chance of success; an education that stretches and supports students of all abilities and values each child as an individual. We aim to equip our students with the skills and knowledge to progress in their education to further and higher education. We also work hard to give our students the skills and confidence necessary for success in business and industry.

It is very important to us that our students are secure and happy and that their school life is a memorable and positive experience which will form the basis of a rich and rewarding later life. We promote full participation in extra-curricular activities and enjoyment in all aspects of school life. We encourage our students to be caring, thoughtful and responsible and proud of their school.

I very much hope that you will visit us and discover for yourself the unique qualities of Cornelius Vermuyden School.

Mrs C P Skewes, Headteacher

AIMS OF THE SCHOOL

Our aim is for Cornelius Vermuyden to be a school in which:

All students are valued as individuals and where every student is nurtured, empowered and succeeds Everyone enjoys learning and is creative- trying new things, finding solutions, embracing their responsibilities; Relationships are positive, respectful and everyone does their best, and We are a high achieving and happy school

OUR VALUES & PERSONALITY

Our school is known for its fantastic building, great facilities and forward thinking and inspirational teaching. These are the things that are important to us:

PERSONALITY

  • Inspiring and Empowering - being more than teachers,
  • By really challenging students to make a difference
  • Achieving - Our students fulfil their potential and will go on to do great things
  • Passionate - creating an exciting and challenging school environment - both on and off curriculum
  • Approachable - empathetic and nurturing students and reassuring parents

VALUES

  • Traditional - maintaining the belief in a solid education
  • Excellence - continually striving to be the best we can be. Both individually and as an organisation
  • Progressive - whether it be through technology or trends, always be one step ahead
  • Generosity - going the extra mile

Mrs K Hibben (Director of Inclusion) khibben@corver.rmplc.co.uk 01268 685011

Mrs C Bonham, Governor link cbonham@corver.rmplc.co.uk

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This booklet provides you with some key information regarding the schools educational philosophy, core values and ethos. Furthermore, it provides details of the latest Ofsted report (May 2015), faculty/subject information and details of some of the latest examination results.

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National association of
Able Children in England

Cornelius Vermuyden are an official member of NACE (National association of Able Children in England).

Not only does this partnership support our development of our highest achieving pupils, it supports the development of every pupil in the school. We are committed to ensuring that a high level of challenge exists in the classroom in every lesson and to help potential convert to success and happiness for our pupils. We are firm believers that "rising tides lift all ships” and that if all students have a daily diet of challenging experiences at school and beyond, then this will help support their educational and personal development as learners and as people. Yet, as our 2016 GCSE results showed, those who come to us classed as more able achieve incredible results – for example, Callum Cuthbert leaving the school with 11 A* grades is an achievement that is not just well above the national average in terms of progress and achievement, but one that should be celebrated in terms of the school’s work with its high achieving pupils.

However, here at Cornelius Vermuyden, we promote the ethos that all children must be given access to a positive mindset in terms of their learning. The message is clear; all young people are capable of reaching any goal they set their mind to if they are challenged and show a positive attitude to self - improvement . Cornelius Vermuyden places challenge and the importance of a ‘growth mindset’ at the heart of its teaching and learning vision for our pupils and our association with NACE is supporting this commitment to all pupils at the school.