Dear students and staff
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone for electing me as the new iVoice president. I have received an incredible amount of support over these past few weeks and I cannot thank everyone enough for that. I want to thank Mr Rodd and Miss Skinner and all of the other teachers who put so much time and effort in to making iVoice possible. I have received a great deal of help and guidance from this team and I am looking forward to the future. I would like to say thank you to the past cabinet, to Eleanor and Beth for their incredible hard work and achievement and I will try my best to carry on the amazing work they have been doing for the past year.
Many teachers have really helped me through this period of time and given me some incredible ideas to really help me in my campaign and one of these teachers is Mr Lawrie, he has been an incredible help and he has always been there to give me ideas and inspiration and I cannot thank him enough for his input into my campaign. I have presented all of my ideas for the next year to each and every one of you and I will do everything I possibly can to make all of these ideas become a reality. I believe as a college we can achieve amazing things and if we put all of our voices and minds together we can really make this year a year full of success. This road which lies ahead isn't going to be easy, but I know with all of your help and support we will be able to really stride forward and reach our summits for success.
Once again, I just want to thank everybody who voted for me in this past election, because if it wasn't for you none of this would be possible! I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us as a college.
On Friday 12 June, staff and students from across the College cast their votes for one of the four presidential candidates. The candidates have been working hard for the past week campaigning to each year group. This has included creating posters, speaking with students and teachers and delivering an assembly.
On Friday at 4:00pm the votes were counted and verified by two of Tendring Technology College’s governors. The results revealed that the president for 2015-16 will be Ryan Forecast.
Mr Rodd and I would like to congratulate Ryan on his successful campaign and commend all of the candidates that stood for election this year.
Ryan will now begin preparation for September when he will be the 1st Male president of iVoice.
Miss K Skinner
We cannot believe that in just a few weeks it will be one year since the second presidential elections for iVoice took place. We have witnessed the coronation of Eleanor Buxton and Beth Paige as the first ever co-Presidents and the formation of a cabinet that has continued to build upon the hard work of our first President Ellie Baker, by transforming the environment we work in and the way staff and students work together.
During the next two weeks campaigning will commence. Four students from across Thorpe and Frinton Campus will go head to head in their aim of becoming the next President. In the build up to Election Day, which is now Friday 12 June, our candidates will be canvassing for votes in assemblies, through the College News and also utilising the TV screens. Please read each manifesto carefully before considering who to vote for.
I do hope that every student and member of staff will cast a vote, as every vote counts!
We would like to take this opportunity to wish Kieran Bowers, Oliver Brooks, Toby Crome, and Ryan Forecast the very best of luck with running their campaigns.
Mr R Rodd - Assistant Principal
Miss K Skinner - PE Teacher and Coordinator of iVoice
iVoice Presidential Election Rules
Application, short listing and campaigning.
I cannot believe that in just a few weeks it will be one year since the second presidential elections for iVoice took place. We have witnessed the inauguration of Eleanor Buxton and Beth Paige as the first ever co-Presidents and the formation of a cabinet that has continued to build upon the hard work of our first President Ellie Baker, by transforming the environment we work in and the way staff and students work together.
In the next few weeks campaigning will commence, where 8 students from across Thorpe and Frinton Campus will go head to head in their aim of becoming the next President. The role of President should not be taken lightly, it is demanding, however, very rewarding.
If you are looking to take a leading role in the College, a person who wants to have the opportunity of making an impact on life at TTC for over 1900 student and 300 plus staff or even someone who wants to impress a future employer then please put yourself forward to be a candidate for our election.
Our President will need to be able to do the following:
If you are up for a challenge and would love the challenge of being elected, then please write a letter explaining why you feel you would make a great President and outline any ideas that you may have in making TTC a better place for students, staff and our wider community.
Please send you letter to Mr R Rodd and Miss K Skinner.
Deadline for submission is Monday 11 May.
For many years, Tendring Technology College has had a Student Council. The way in which it was run had become outdated and was in much need of an overhaul. In September 2012, Mr Rodd, Miss Skinner and a group of students from both Campuses, conducted a review. This group also attended an AET Student Council Conference to gain insight into what a council should look like. After months of discussion, we decided we needed something that was different. A Council that would no longer just discuss toilets and fundraising, but would strive to bring about change in every aspect of college life. This would be iVoice. iVoice was established by its founders in March of 2013.
In May of 2013 Tendring Technology College held its very first election. Eight students from across both Campuses canvassed for votes from students, staff and parents. Over 2000 votes were cast. Ellie Baker was successful in her campaign and was named our very first President of Tendring Technology College.
In May of 2014, Ellie stood down and a second election took place. Eleanor Buxton and Beth Page were named co-Presidents of Tendring Technology College.
Your iVoice Cabinet consists of:
Presidents: Eleanor Buxton and Beth Page
Frinton Campus Vice President: Tom Allen
Thorpe Campus Vice President: Millicent Lord
Chief Whip: Molly Blaser
Chancellors: Tyler Rose, Kresda Rattanasudsai
Secretaries of State: Jack Antionio Blanes, George Johnson, Liam Kerr, Roma Neilson-Britton, Alice Rowe, Ed Hendry.
Advisors: Ellie Baker, Imogen Holas
We want you to feel part of a community at Tendring Technology College and always value your input, either as a student, parent or member of staff. If you have any suggestions please email them to any member of the cabinet.
iVoice Structure 2014 - 2015
Sadly, with the loss of one of our members of staff in 2011, the student voice initiative, where students observed lessons and provided feedback fizzled out. However, when reviewing the College Council and coming up with iVoice, it was decided to build upon what was once a very effective initiative and as a result, the founders of iVoice came up with the Lead Learner Programme.
Each Year Group has their own set of Lead Learners. These Lead Learners meet with their Learning Teams to discuss teaching and learning. Within these meetings students showcase activities that teachers use and provide feedback on how to further enhance lessons. Each group are also assigned a discussion task. This discussion is based upon aspects of the Kirkland Rowell student survey. Students within these groups also have the opportunity to observe and provide constructive feedback to their teachers.
Tendring Technology College appreciates the feedback given by our students in helping us make and maintain outstanding teaching and learning. Everyone’s voice counts.
In 2011, four teachers had the opportunity to visit a College in Ohio, as part of a teacher exchange programme. Whilst they were out in America, they were amazed by how the College they visited had develop such a community atmosphere. This atmosphere was based upon 5 core values. Upon their return, there were determined to make the same impact at Tendring Technology College. Students and staff then worked together to come up with our core values. TTC 3. Respect, Honesty and Responsibility.
Over the course of this year, a range of Harmony Groups are in the process of being set up. Each Year Group will have their own group, who will be accountable to their Student Support Manager. The Harmony Groups will meet every half term. These meetings will focus on how to develop TTC 3 and discuss issues, such as making the transition from Primary to Secondary school less daunting for students.
Every member of Harmony has the privilege of making Tendring Technology a fantastic place for everyone to work at. To do this they have been given the role of reporting to their Student Support Manager anything they feel is worth rewarding at our annual TTC 3 Awards Ceremony. This could be based upon things they witness in or outside College. Harmony students will also report issues they feel hinder community cohesion and the Student Support Manager will act where necessary.
If you feel that you can make a difference at Tendring Technology College and would like to be part of Harmony, then please inform your Student Support Manager.
We look forward to working with you.
Kerry Skinner - iVoice Co-ordinator
Eleanor Buxton & Beth Page - Presidents of iVoice
iVoice Archive - 2013-2014