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From the Principal

posted 13 Jan 2017, 07:59 by Amy Deamer   [ updated 20 Jan 2017, 03:54 ]
Welcome back to College and may I wish you all a Happy New Year.

We have certainly hit the ground running with our Year 11s sitting their trial GCSE examinations. With the move to linear examinations, the reduction or removal of controlled assessments and the greater restrictions on re-sits, it is vital that these examinations are seen as an opportunity to revise subject content and to develop examination techniques. It is also a chance to prepare for the real event in the summer. Now is the time to really up the game, success does not happen without effort.

I was delighted to receive an email from PCSO Diss regarding the actions of our students in assisting an elderly woman who had fallen from her mobility scooter at the Triangle shopping centre. Two of our students assisted the lady, they got blankets from local stores, and they spoke to the emergency services using their mobile phones, PCSO Diss commented, “their diction and instructions concerning the injured lady were exemplary.” They stayed with her for at least 30 minutes and before leaving asked if they were needed any longer. PCSO Diss said he felt the need to inform the College because “I am very mindful that at times students are portrayed sometimes in a negative light. It was wonderful for the general public to see for themselves what great young adults TTC is developing and sending out in to the adult world.” The names of the two students involved are Elle Anderson and Charlotte Lancaster.

Well done to John Bransby who sat a naval recruit examination in Ipswich and not only passed the exam but also was one of the youngest recruits with the highest score they have had in recent years.
A successful career lies ahead for John.

There have been reports in the media about adverse weather. School closure will only happen in exceptional circumstances but please use the warning as an opportunity to make sure that we have your up to date contact details.

Mr M Muldoon