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At our heart is a passion to put Students First and deliver exceptional education, beyond outstanding for every single child.
We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values, and lots of fun and happiness.
Happy schools are also high-achieving successful schools.
We strive for partnerships between students, parents, carers, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes.
And we also Cherish Staff, believe they are amazing, and are passionate to empower them through support, training and career opportunities.
With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background or ability.
A FORMER Worle Community School student is now working for one of the world’s best animation companies.
Keith, aged 26, said: “said: “From an early age I was doodling and creating new things. I started drawing as a hobby and never stopped.
“Working at Aardman Animations is a dream come true.”
Head boys and girls from two Weston schools join together to find and celebrate achievements of their 2500 students in new ‘Be a Hero’ campaign.
Please note that students are not wearing uniform because it was a charity non-uniform day.
Priory and Worle’s Head’s leadership teams want to let the entire community know how brilliant their students and schools are.
This week the Head Boys and Girls, and Deputy Head Boys and Girls, met together at the launch of the ‘Be a Hero’ campaign in partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The campaign aims to find inspirational students and to tell the community about them.
PCSA is the first member of the new The Priory Learning Trust (The PLT) and it is now assisting at WCSA, bringing the sharing of ideas, resources and support together.
PCSA Head Boy Will Bailey said: “The Be a Hero campaign is a great way for us to find out all about our inspirational students and to tell the whole community about them.”
WCSA Head Girl Iona Kempton said: “Our students are doing incredible things inside and outside of school. There is a real excitement around our community about the future.”
PCSA Head of School Jane McBride said: “It was wonderful to bring both schools together with the students sharing ideas. The Be a Hero campaign is already going down extremely well.”
WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “These are exciting days ahead for all of us and it was a joy to see students already joined together helping and supporting each other with a common aim.”
Emilio Santoro, aged 13, has starred in the world’s Media for his singing and guitar playing talent.
Year 9 student Emilio featured in the New York Post and Daily Mail after performing at the annual Porthcawl Elvis festival attended by hundreds.
Emilio said: “I enjoy singing and guitar playing and would love to be doing this as a career one day.”
WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “Emilio is obviously a fantastic talent and we are very proud of his achievements inside and outside of school.”
The Real Schools Guide 2016 has listed PCSA as one of the top 10 schools in the Bristol area.
Sarah O’ Gorman is part of the Priory’s successful teacher-training school run by the The Priory Learning Trust.
She has been a trainer across the world in areas such as youth engagement, social action, HIV and AIDS, and child protection.
A graduate of University of London, she is now eager to be a full-time teacher and to release the creative energy, talent and enthusiasm of students.
She said: “I’m so excited to be part of the teaching school at Priory which is well known as one of the best in the country.”
In 2016 The PLT was awarded the prestigious National Teaching School status – a rare accolade after it fulfilled a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools.
To become a teaching school, schools must be judged outstanding and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools.
A WORLE Community School Student is aiming to be the first ever woman to referee a world cup final.
She is outstanding in her GCSE PE work, is studying Science, and also now wants to take Sport Science in a bid to get all her qualifications to achieve her dreams.
She is also coaching Year 7 hockey in her spare time, and has just been giving the prestigious Sports Tie for her dedication to PE at Worle.
She said: “Women can be great referees. I love watching games and learning from the best. I get paid for it and have lots of fun while doing it.”
“I have signed up to the Football Futures Leaders programme and am excited to get on doing it.”
Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “We are so proud of Elana for all her achievements. She has a big career ahead of her.”
Year 9 student Josh Harper, aged 14, is joining five other WCSA students in a World Challenge expedition to Myanmar near India in July.
Incredibly, he has already raised the £4000 needed for the trip through organising a ball in Lympsham, a day out at Bath Races and other events.
His church Milton Baptist Church has also helped him out by allowing him to sell cakes and garden for members.
Now he aims to help the other five WCSA students to raise all of their money needed to go on the trip via fundraising and finding sponsors.
Josh, who aims to go to Cambridge, Bath or Edinburgh Universities before embarking on a career as an architect, said: “I am so excited to go on this expedition. My school and church have been really helpful and I was amazed to raise the money so soon.”
A health conscious Worle Community School student has started her new role as Deputy Head Girl and is determined to spread her passion for health food.
Her passion has already seen her influence the health and eating habits of fellow students.
She also eager to a biochemist when she graduates.
Phoebe said: “I have never felt healthier. Since transforming my eating habits I have had more energy, suffered only one cold, and can eat as much as I want. It even helps me in my studies to have a clearer mind and be more focussed.”
Head of School Jacqui Scott, herself a follower of health food, said: “Phoebe has such enthusiasm for her health food and has already had an effect on other students lifestyle habits. Healthy lifestyle definitely has a positive effect on a child’s whole life.”
A WORLE school has been celebrating the life of its former student Mary Collard by planning to help a charity that has raised multiple thousands this year.
Incredibly, family and friends have helped raised an unbelievable amount of £300,000 for the charity in the last four years.
Now in a special assembly to talk about charity, Worle students began their year of charity work in her memory.
This week the school also gave out the new Mary Collard prize to Bella Styles.
Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “We want to keep the memory alive of Mary with the award and also this year by raising a record amount. She was by all accounts a wonderful girl, and this work will give hope to others across the world.”
The students were the first to be honoured under the new ‘Be a Hero’ campaign at Priory Community School and Worle Community School.
Students from both schools had been demonstrating exceptional acts of kindness, courage, and other character and attitude traits.
PCSA Head of School Jane McBride said: “Well done to every single student. Praise is a powerful motivator and we aim to spend as much time as we can celebrating achievement.”
WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “We see so much positive behaviour and actions of students right across the school. This is a great way to ensure it is celebrated.”
To nominate a student hero email firstname.lastname@example.org
A PCSA student who is one of Britain’s best fundraisers in her work raising money for an ME charity has completed a challenging four-foot jump on her horse Tommy to raise more funds.
Makayla said: “It will be 5 years in October that I have been ill, but this summer the hospital have said if I can manage and pace myself I can spend extra time with my horse Tommy. So because of this I wanted to challenge myself and Tommy to jump a 4ft jump.
“I’ve lost my friends because of M.E, I’ve had to cut my hours down at school, give up my dancing and sport. People say because this illness I’ve lost my childhood as I became ill at 8 years of age yet no one can give me answers as to why I got ill, or ‘will I get better’ because at the moment there are no answers. My hope is that Invest in M.E can give me these answers so that’s why I’m raising money for them.”
Neville Coles, Executive Principal at PCSA, said: “This is another inspirational achievement by Makayla. We are very proud of her and her charity fundraising work.”
AN ambitious Weston school has launched a new world-wide search for its inspiring former students.
They want former students across the world to get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and email to start a big community to help current students to achieve all they dream of.
Since July, PCSA led by Head of School Jacqui Scott have driven large scale changes in the school including culture, staffing, buildings, and placing large colourful inspirational photos and quotes of inspirational world figures up on classrooms.
They are also placing great emphasis on reward and praise of students, and encouraging all staff to build excellent relationships with students.
The Ofsted-outstanding PCSA are implementing all of the techniques that have helped make that school one of Britain’s best over the last seven years.
Now Worle plans to become an Academy and to join The Priory Learning Trust led by Mr Coles.
Ms Scott said: “We want to hear from our former students who are doing amazing things, to celebrate their achievements, and also to inspire our current students also to do inspirational things.
“We want to find students all over the world and see what they are doing now.”