Exciting opportunities for TEPCEC pupils after new partnership with Chinese school forged

Exciting opportunities for TEPCEC pupils after new partnership with Chinese school forged

Despite there being nearly 5,500 miles between the two schools, The Ellesmere Port Church of England College (TEPCEC) and The Qingdao Middle School No. 31, which is in the Shandong province on the shores of the Yellow Sea, have become sister schools to help students immerse themselves in different cultures.

“You’re Hired!” - National finals calling for young entrepreneurs from Ellesmere Port C of E College

“You’re Hired!” - National finals calling for young entrepreneurs from Ellesmere Port C of E College

A group of budding young entrepreneurs from The Ellesmere Port Church of England College (TEPCEC) are celebrating after successfully reaching the finals with the National Enterprise Challenge.

The success comes after a group of facilitators from the National Enterprise Challenge visited the school earlier this month to run a series of workshops and activities encouraging Year 7 & 8 students to come up with business ideas that focus on sustainability and recycling.

A level Results Day: Students at The Ellesmere Port Church of England College celebrate success

A level Results Day: Students at The Ellesmere Port Church of England College celebrate success

Sixth Form students at The Ellesmere Port Church of England College (TEPCEC) have been celebrating after receiving their Key Stage 5 results. The school, which earlier this year became part of the Frank Field Education Trust, praised students for their hard work, efforts and achievements.

Another Award Win for Ellesmere Port College

Another Award Win for Ellesmere Port College

Students presented their project on the development of a soap to reduce water usage when washing hands. Both students have been working on and developing this project since the Unilever Bright Sparks Programme starting in November 2018, they have attended two lunchtime sessions and one night after school  per week to research and investigate their idea.

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Presentations at Buckingham Palace

The Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award Presentations at Buckingham Palace

Monday 13 May was a special day for students Sean Walker, Emille Scott, Josh Richards, Matthew Skillen and Shania Jones who were invited to attend a special Duke of Edinburgh ceremony at Buckingham Palace to collect their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

The students, who recently graduated from the College, were presented with their certificates by Rudolph Walker OBE, before being joined by the Princess Royal who took the time to speak with all of the participants.

Students from Ellesmere Port College ‘in the driving seat’ after prestigious award win

Students from Ellesmere Port College ‘in the driving seat’ after prestigious award win

Students at The Ellesmere Port Church of England College, in partnership with the University of Chester, are celebrating after being named the winner of the ‘Social Mobility Award’ at the Educate North Awards.

The most-recent award builds upon the College’s success and is further recognition of the partnership team’s outstanding achievements – having previously won the prestigious Class of the Year Award at the Cheshire Schools Awards Ceremony in June 2018.

Ellesmere Port students take part in The National Enterprise Challenge at the Storyhouse, Chester

Ellesmere Port students take part in The National Enterprise Challenge at the Storyhouse, Chester

On Wednesday 24 April, young entrepreneurs from the Ellesmere Port Church of England College took part in The National Enterprise Challenge at The Storyhouse Theatre in Chester.

The students from Year 9 and 10 were tasked to create a new event or competition that will help get more women participating in Football. The event was in partnership with the University Degrees in the Football and Sports Industry (UCFB).

Ellesmere Port College shortlisted for University Sector Award in Social Mobility

Ellesmere Port College shortlisted for University Sector Award in Social Mobility

The Technology Department at the Ellesmere Port C of E College are delighted to announce the school has been nominated and shortlisted for the University Sector Award in Social Mobility at the Educate North Awards Ceremony next month.

The nomination builds upon the group’s outstanding success of last year after winning the prestigious ‘Class of the Year Award 2018’ at the Cheshire Schools Awards Ceremony.

New Ellesmere Port College welcomes Frank Field MP

New Ellesmere Port College welcomes Frank Field MP

On Thursday 7 March, students and staff from the new Ellesmere Port Church of England College were honoured to welcome respected Member of Parliament, Frank Field.

The new college unveiled its name in December last year and was the first school to join the Frank Field Education Trust (FFET). The MP was given a tour of the college’s spectacular 25 million pound campus where he met with the new Principal Mrs Cath Green, before addressing students in assembly. During his visit, students discussed the changes they had already experienced at the college and spoke about the future vision and direction.

Outstanding school changes name to reflect local pride

Outstanding school changes name to reflect local pride

Pupils, staff and parents recently celebrated the renaming of Handforth Grange Primary in Handforth, Cheshire. The school, which was formally known as Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School and Nursery, was renamed Handforth Grange Primary School in recognition of its pride in the local community.

Wilmslow Grange was established in Handforth in 1951, but there was a school with Handforth in the name as far back as the 1892 census. Handforth Grange Primary School is an outstanding school and has been nationally recognised for its curriculum development.

Wilmslow Grange Primary School Enters the Frank Field Education Trust

Wilmslow Grange Primary School Enters the Frank Field Education Trust

The Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Wilmslow Grange Primary School has today (1 February 2019) entered into the Frank Field Education Trust, chaired by the Rt Hon Frank Field MP. The news comes three weeks after the Trust announced it was taking on its first school in Ellesmere Port.

Mark Unwin, Headteacher at Wilmslow Grange, has played an integral part in the early growth of the Trust, which is committed to promoting social justice through excellence in education.

Wilmslow Grange is an outstanding school and is nationally recognised for curriculum development. The school is also known for its excellent SEND provision, especially for those with autistic spectrum disorder. The school will be renamed Handforth Grange Primary School later in February 2019 to better recognise its local roots.

Outstanding school to become first Academy in Frank Field Education Trust

Wilmslow Grange Community Primary School in Handforth, Cheshire, has been approved to become the lead school in the Frank Field Education Trust (FFET).

FFET is chaired by well-respected, long standing local MP for Birkenhead and champion of social justice, Frank Field MP. Its ethos is to promote social justice through outstanding educational provision to improve the life chances of all children and young people,

including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, so that they fulfil their potential.

Wilmslow Grange will become the first Academy in and is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted. Its results are amongst the top-1000 in the country with a national profile for curriculum development and the inclusion of pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition and other Special Educational Needs. Wilmslow Grange staff will assist schools that subsequently join FFET with this expertise.

It is anticipated that FFET will be announcing the conversion of subsequent Outstanding schools imminently.

Tom Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of FFET, said:

“We welcome Wilmslow Grange joining FFET. We are honoured that such an Outstanding school should become the Lead school in our Trust and we look forward to them supporting subsequent schools to offer exciting, high-achieving curricula whilst retaining an inclusive ethos.”

Mark Unwin, Headteacher of Wilmslow Grange, said:

“We are very pleased to be joining the Frank Field Education Trust and find that their high-expectations and desire for a rich, exciting educational experience for all children accords very closely with our own. We believe that our expertise can assist

schools within the Trust and promote social justice for the most disadvantaged schools and families in the North West in line with FFET’s vision and we look forward to an exciting next stage of development for Wilmslow Grange.”

University Church of England Academy to join Frank Field Education Trust

University Church of England Academy (UCEA) in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, has today been approved to join Frank Field Education Trust (FFET).

FFET is chaired by well-respected, long standing local MP for Birkenhead and long-term

champion of social justice, Frank Field MP. Its ethos is to promote social justice through outstanding educational provision to improve the life chances of all children and young people, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds, so that they fulfil their potential.

UCEA will become the first academy in FFET following the decision by the Department for Education.

UCEA will now benefit from the full support of FFET, including gaining access to its wide range of teaching expertise, resources, and wider education services. Retaining its own unique identity, it will continue to build on its positive community links, as well as work in collaboration with FFET. There are no plans to change the duration or schedule of the school day, nor the school uniform. UCEA will join FFET from its existing sponsor, the University of Chester Academy Trust (UCAT).

Tom Quinn, Chief Executive Officer of FFET, said:

“We welcome UCEA joining FFET. We are committed to ensuring every student achieves their full potential, whatever their background, and we look forward to helping the Academy move forward and for all its students to progress. We will put in place an action plan to raise standards and are determined to ensure rapid improvement.”