The Swavesey Experience • A rounded education should provide students with opportunities to develop self-confidence, life-skills, leadership experiences as well as vital academic qualifications. • The Swavesey Experience is a simple, but broad set of Pledges that students complete during their time at Swavesey Village College.
The PledgesThe Pledges are for: Charities – Equality Environmental - Respect Excellence – Excellence International - Friendship Leadership - Courage Participation - Determination Volunteering - Inspiration
AwardsBronze – to be completed by the endof Year 9Silver – to be completed by the endof Year 11 Gold – an extra award for those whoare ready for that extra challenge
Swavesey PledgesKey successes: Sense of pride and achievement from students Experience group - staff collaboration 92% Year 7 on Calais achieving International pledge Wiki to support tutors Newsletter – signposting of opportunities Involvement in community events Staff engagement and tutor interviews
Swavesey PledgesTargets for 2012-2013: 75% Year 9 to achieve Bronze, 60% Year 11 to achieve SilverMoving forward: Inspiration – Alumni board, Student ambassador assemblies, Staff role modelling Excellence pledge – audit all opportunities – what are we missing? Volunteering opportunities – Community involvement/Parish councils Communication – new boards in dining area, Twitter, Publicity International – Connecting classrooms project Evidence – Extra-curricular clubs on Progresso, cloud portfolio? 100% - Drilling down to the disengaged – what are the barriers?