March 8, 2018
Today is International Women’s Day and we want to celebrate our girls achievements especially in science and maths. This is especially poignant because so few women (who often achieve higher than men at GCSE) go on to study maths and STEM based subjects higher on in their education or go on to careers in this sector. We are so lucky to have gender balanced staffing in the STEM areas and it would be wonderful to think that our students might help to even out the gender imbalance in their futures. The tradition began with the first National Women's Day in 1909 and its roots are in campaigning for better pay and voting rights.
Today, events will take place across Britain and the world to celebrate the achievements of women and hopefully inspire others.
So come on Girls aim high you can achieve anything you want to. ‘I am grateful to be a woman. I must have done something great in another life.’ – Maya Angelou
See above, Macy French's Speech for the Jack Petchey Challenge, and below, Year 8 students Elle, Keeliey, Summer, Kera and Dr Jayne Fitch.
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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.