News Blog

4/03/20

Jack Petchey Testimonials

Lilie Copperthwaite fought in November at Medway in Kent for the ICO world kick boxing title belt against a rival from Tamworth in Staffordshire. Liilie won in a unanimous decision over 5 rounds of full contact kickboxing. This is a massive achievement for both  Lilie. Lilie has to juggle the demands of her education with training every day for 2 hours and, as part of her training, does, for example hill sprints daily. Along with this she has to monitor her diet and have boxing technique sessions every Saturday. This is with a pro coach and is clearly paying off. Winner Jan 2019 Faye Connelly (16 years old) Faye is a delight to teach and an ideal individual to receive a Jack Petchey award. Jack Petchey awards were set up for pupils who do their best and work hard to achieve their potential and this is exactly what Faye strives to do. As well as this she tries to support another student to develop their knowledge and understanding often finding the time to guide them as to how to improve a written or verbal response. Faye has never had a behaviour point and her attendance is outstanding. She also has 163 achievement points. Furthermore, inside and outside of school she’s a keen netball player too. Winner Feb 2019. Abdullah Abbasi joined St Clere’s in January 2018 during Year 9 of his studies. He picked options and, having followed an option for 6 weeks he decided to try to change and do the business option instead. Bearing in mind that he had already missed 7 months of learning, this was a huge undertaking. Undaunted, he worked tirelessly in his own time to catch up and, based on the last data drop he is now working at 2 full GCSE grades above expected progress. He is a self-effacing, determined and resilient young man who fully deserves this accolade. Winner March 2019. Rey Kertusha  is an extremely hard-working, conscientious and polite member of our school community: his behaviour record is impeccable and his attendance is almost faultless. Rey is a pleasure to have in the classroom as he shows perseverance and resilience with every task set; this has resulted in him being above his predicted target flightpath in English (which is just one of the three languages he can speak!). Outside of the classroom, Rey is an excellent ambassador for St Clere's P.E., regularly representing the school in athletics, football, rugby and basketball.  Furthermore, Rey has recently helped the pastoral team greatly by mentoring/buddying a new pupil of nervous disposition: this pupil has now settled in to St Clere's comfortably with Rey's support.  Alongside all of the aforementioned, Rey always completes his prep work to a high-standard and on time, showing excellent self-responsibility and time management. For all of these reasons, Rey embodies the values of St Clere's and is a model pupil. Grainne Corrigan  in GCSE textiles has always been prepared to go above and beyond what could be considered a reasonable expectation. For example, she spent many hours at home designing and producing a costume for the Royal Opera House design challenge. She always works to her best ability and is passionate about the subject. She has made excellent progress going from a 5- to a 6+ within a year and her dedication is admirable. Katie Lee is quite simply a winner. Katie applied for and was successful in gaining the position of head girl. In the process she had to write a letter of application, present an unprepared pitch to a cross-section of pupils and staff, perform team building and problem solving tasks and undergo a formal interview with the Chairperson of the Governors, the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. Furthermore, Katie has zero behaviour points, 517 rewards points and 99.4% attendance. She is a great role model, an ambassador for St Clere’s Chloe Wade is an extremely hard-working, conscientious and polite member of our school community: her behaviour record is impeccable as is her attendance. Chloe is a pleasure to have in the classroom as she shows perseverance and resilience with every task set; this has resulted in her being 2 grades above her predicted target flightpath in business. Outside of the classroom, she is an excellent ambassador for St Clere's drama, regularly representing the school in productions. Furthermore, she has recently helped the business teacher greatly by mentoring/buddying a pupil of nervous disposition: Alongside all of the aforementioned, Chloe was made a prefect in year 9. Chloe epitomises the values of St Clere's and is a model pupil.