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Archive: September 2011

  • 30Sep

    Pupil Behaviour and Safety

    Although I was very pleased with the school’s improved exam results this has not been at the expense of pupil welfare.

    Pupil wellbeing has been judged as good or better by Ofsted, over many years.
    I am very pleased to report that our work related to pupil behaviour and safety has received external recognition. Using assessment criteria developed by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk) the local authority has judged Cumberland’s approach to bullying to be ‘Outstanding’.
    Thanks to all the staff who work so hard to support all our pupils.

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    Posted at 10:19

  • 23Sep

    Cumberland Goes Global

    Cumberland is now part of the Youth Sport Trust and British Councils International Inspiration Programme. As part of this programme we will be working with Rokeby School in Newham and linking with Ilboru Secondary School in Tanzania. This partnership will be developing the leadership qualities of our pupils. Today we welcomed pupils from Rokeby School who joined Cumberland Pupils as they worked collaboratively, on the project, in the School Sports Hub.

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    Posted at 17:23

  • 16Sep

    More success for Cumberland Pupils

    Ms Munian and six year 10 pupils (Ishrat Jahan 10E,Elizabeth Battle 10M, Alina Shevchenko 10A, Tobi Olaitan 10E, Trieu Minh 10N and Ruzzel Pescozo 10A) recently entered a competition linked to Mars exploration. I was delighted to hear this week that Cumberland Schools entry was singled out as the winner in the category: 'Best working prototype and overall secondary winner'.

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    Space exploration is safe in our hands.........

     

    Posted at 10:14

  • 09Sep

    GCSE Results - best ever

    It has been particularly exciting to return to school this term with the news that our GCSE Results are the best in the schools history. There has been a 20% improvement in the results over the past two years. On 'results day' in August we were joined by members of the Local Council and Education Department who were keen to congratulate pupils and staff for their achievements.

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    Although the school is relatively new we continue to improve the facilities for staff and pupils. This summer has seen a lot of work completed to improve the school, which include large parts of the school being decorated.

    Last summer we were visited by Jeanette Kwakye, at our sports day. Jeanette recently competed at the World Athletic Championships. Her sights are now firmly set on next summers Olympic Games.

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    And finally, a warm welcome to our new Year 7 pupils who have settled into life at Cumberland very quickly.

    Posted at 16:18