March 14, 2018
The Cornelius Vermuyden House system meets the needs of the academic, the sporty, the confident, and the introverted student, and encourages them to compete in extra curricular activities where they can show off their geniuses or flaunt their talents. Already this year our students of all ages have battled it for their respective Houses in competitions involving Maths, English, History, Geography, Photography, Catering, ICT and a number of different sports events.
Every House has tasted victory at least once. Over the final 5 months of this academic year, the Houses will battle in Dance, MFL, Psychology, DT, Art, Music and Drama as well as sports events including table tennis, rounder’s, rugby 7’s, girls football and sports day. Students will also aim to achieve House points within their lessons by going above and beyond and by adhering the school ethos of ‘Respect, Resilience and Responsibility’. The House championship is now really heating up, and it’s not over until someone is crowned House Champions for 2018. Let the battle continue!
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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.