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iVoice Archive 2013-2014

Dear Parent/Student/Staff
It gives me great pleasure to announce that I, Ellie Baker, have won the first Tendring Technology College iVoice Presidential election.
I would like to start by thanking Liam Kerr, Beth Page, Blossom Bond, Eleanor Buxton, Nicole El-Safty, Joe Rackham and Alfred Leigh for being such amazing candidates. It takes a great deal of courage and bravery to stand up in front of entire year groups and campaign to help better our school. It has been an honour working with you all and I look forward to working with you all again soon. Each one of you should be extremely proud of yourselves and I promise to make you all proud in the work we conduct as a team. I would also like to thank all the staff, students, and parents who voted and for all your support throughout the election. It meant a great deal to all who took part.
My first act as College President will be to try and bring staff, students, and parents closer together to ensure that we all get the most out of the College. Over the next few weeks I will also be working with staff to spread the iVoice budget across both Thorpe and Frinton sites. I would also like to work closely with all Curriculum Leaders to help make each subject as beneficial and enjoyable as possible to both the teachers and students. Other ideas I have for our College include:

  • Setting up a mini bus scheme
  • Encouraging staff and students to plan lessons together so everyone can get the most out of them. This includes different ways of learning to make sure students feel that they are learning the way they feel most suitable to them
  • Organising GCSE and A-Level taster days
  • Re-evaluating the reward system and Learning Logs
  • Setting up a group of Subject Buddies to help students in all lessons
  • Placing an Ideas Box at both sites to ensure staff, students, and parents can voice their opinions

I have many more ideas that I wish to put into action and I would like to thank all those who helped me put them together. I would also like to thank all those who voted and all the other brilliant candidates once again for your support.
Yours sincerely,

Ellie Baker

Election of College President
Eight students from across both Campuses have been successful in having the opportunity to run for the first ever College President.

The successful candidates are: Ellie BakerBlossom BondEleanor BuxtonNicole El-SaftyLiam KerrAlfie LeighBeth Page and Joe Rackham.

On Friday 21 June, the College will become a Polling Station, allowing you to cast your vote.  We welcome all parents, students and staff to vote for one of the above candidates and to have their voice heard.  Parents/guardians can collect a ballot paper from the Frinton or Thorpe Front Office from 8.30am to 4.00pm. Students and staff will be able to vote throughout the day.

No ballot paper will be accepted after 4.00pm.

If parents would like to have a postal vote, then please ask your child to collect a ballot paper from either the Thorpe or Frinton Front Office and return in to Thorpe or Frinton by 4.00pm on Election Day.

Richard Rodd - Senior Teacher

iVoice Logo Competition Result
Congratulations to Sidney Leigh and Rebecca Sprague for winning the iVoice logo competition. Students from both Thorpe and Frinton had the opportunity of winning £50 by creating the logo for the new College Council.

Molly Stevens, Ralph Walendy-Wrigley and Emily Withers, the founders of iVoice, had the pleasure of picking the winner. The panel were torn with their decision and finally decided that two entries should be combined to create the final iVoice logo.  Sid Leigh and Rebecca Sprague met last Friday to merge their designs to create the official iVoice logo seen below. Congratulations again to both Rebecca and Sidney on winning the prize money and developing a brilliant design.

Mr RoddMiss Skinner and Mr Matthews

President Ellie's Blog

  • 19.03.14

    It is wonderful to see the brilliant feedback and ideas that you've passed on to your tutor REPs, especially at Thorpe Campus. It is always uplifting to see students that care about their school and community. We will be addressing the ideas in our next meeting. Feedback from your cabinet will be passed onto your REPs. 

    As you know, we are naming the school mascots; last Thursday during tutor you should have had your opportunity to vote. Each student and member staff has two votes: one for the male mascot, and one for the female. If you have not yet had your vote, you can find myself, or anyone else within the cabinet, and we will sort it out for you. You have until the end of this week to cast them. I am also making my way around the Maths tutors to collect your votes as well. 

    I would like to thank all those students who helped out at Open Evening a few weeks ago. It was lovely to see staff and students working together to promote their subjects.  Well done. 

    You can now email any of your ideas to our new google mail: 

    Posted 9 Jun 2014, 05:21 by
  • 05.03.14

    Dear Students, 

    I hope you have all settled back into college and are well rested and now ready for the term ahead. 

    During last week, and this, Year 10 students have been sitting their annual exams and I’d like to wish you all the best of luck with the results. 

    Before we broke up, for the half-term holiday, Thorpe Campus put on their performance of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.  It was a brilliant show, with outstanding talent from our students. Each one of you were amazing and should be very proud of what you achieved. 

    This week you will be asked to complete the naming on the school Mascots. There will be a male and female mascot so you need to vote for both. The nominated names are:- Ernie, Dexter, Deagle, Eric, Techo, Edward, Dave, Elliot, Kev, Ernst, Energise, Swoop, Elsa and Ellie. It will be much appreciated if you place your votes during tutor. 

    Thank you, and remember to make good use of myself, the cabinet, and your tutor REP’s. 

    Posted 9 Jun 2014, 05:20 by
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