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Explore the roles of the RAF within an immersive hangar with an opportunity to discover information on key roles, as well as chat live with a specialist RAF recruiter.
All from the comfort of your own home.
To book a place please see the link below.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raf-virtual-event-access-all-areas-tickets-223254599517?aff=FlyerEng
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Explore the roles of the RAF within an immersive hangar with an opportunity to discover information on key roles, as well as chat live with a specialist RAF recruiter. 
All from the comfort of your own home.
To book a place please see the link below.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raf-virtual-event-access-all-areas-tickets-223254599517?aff=FlyerEng

Following updated government guidance please see the latest self-isolation changes below. ... See MoreSee Less

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Following updated government guidance please see the latest self-isolation changes below.

Our latest Principal's Award winners who received a certificate and free breakfast this morning. Well done everyone! #proudtobeexcel ... See MoreSee Less

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Our latest Principals Award winners who received a certificate and free breakfast this morning. Well done everyone! #proudtobeexcel

Please see below for information regarding BMW Apprenticeships - aimed at current Year 11 students.

Dear Potential BMW Apprentice
I am pleased to tell you that the BMW / Mini Apprenticeship process is now open.
It is the time of year where we open our applications for our apprenticeship’s starting in September 2022. Apprenticeships are an opportunity to learn, gain experience and be paid.
I have included below the key information you need and also some links where you can find any additional help in understanding what we are offering.
Please can I highlight that potential apprentices have an opportunity to talk to us about the apprenticeship in a virtual open event next week, please see information and the link in the newsletter attached.

Key information:
BMW Group apprenticeship brochure 2022 online.flippingbook.com/view/47966/
Application open date – Friday December 17th
The application process ends- Sunday February 20th.
Site to apply to – www.bmwgroup.jobs/gb/en/opportunities/apprentice.html
Look for the tab that says Apprenticeship then select the apprenticeship you wish to apply for from the list:

Support page – www.facebook.com/bmwcareersuk
Hints and tips - www.facebook.com/BmwCareersUK/videos/226229588265499/

First stage consists of:
Upload of C.V
Upload of Personal statement
Upload of School Report
Once you have uploaded these documents then provided you have suitable criteria you will be sent some online SHL tests to complete.
Complete online SHL tests

Please practise the online SHL test before completing the one sent to you via your BMW / Mini Account – these can be accessed from the internet and are a standard test which the more your practise the more comfortable and confident you will become.
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Before Christmas, some Year 8 and 9 students had a masterclass session with Miss Warner and Mr Frangelli on 'Inside the Atom'. This involved having an insight into university level physics. Students came across new terminology and used a key to classify different particles. Our students showed great resilience and ambition during the sessions. Well done to all those involved, we are looking forward to the next one! ... See MoreSee Less

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Students are now invited to go online and complete the application form to take part in The Mental Health Virtual Career Experience - apply.springpod.com/applications/midlands-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust

Launching on Monday 14th February 2022 the online course is designed to run over 5 days, there will be 1.5/2 hours of learning per day. The programme is packed full of content, students will be able to engage with videos, quizzes and interactive activities. A live webinar, allowing students to ask questions to professionals will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.15pm.

Students in years 10 to 13 from cornerstone schools have been given priority to apply to take part. The Mental Health Virtual Career Experience is designed to give students everything they would gain from a physical placement, providing exposure to mental health careers to help inform future career choices. Our online programme offers flexibility so schools and students can decide whether they participate during school time or during time spent at home.
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Students are now invited to go online and complete the application form to take part in The Mental Health Virtual Career Experience - https://apply.springpod.com/applications/midlands-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust

Launching on Monday 14th February 2022 the online course is designed to run over 5 days, there will be 1.5/2 hours of learning per day.  The programme is packed full of content, students will be able to engage with videos, quizzes and interactive activities. A live webinar, allowing students to ask questions to professionals will run on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 4.15pm.

Students in years 10 to 13 from cornerstone schools have been given priority to apply to take part. The Mental Health Virtual Career Experience is designed to give students everything they would gain from a physical placement, providing exposure to mental health careers to help inform future career choices. Our online programme offers flexibility so schools and students can decide whether they participate during school time or during time spent at home.
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Interview with Louise from Radio Stoke live!

A huge well done to Year 7 students, Armita, Alfie and Reuben who were interviewed by Louise on Radio Stoke live!

The students spoke about Excel’s fund-raising for Douglas Macmillan; advent calendar collection for the Alice Charity and their love of reading.

They were articulate, confident and excellent ambassadors for the Academy – huge congratulations! Thank you to Mrs Poole and Miss Corbally for organising!

You can check out the recording by clicking the picture below!

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