Welcome to Futures College.As an inclusive learning community we
are determined to realise our vision and achieve our goals which are:
To raise standards and expectations in an inclusive learning environment
To be inspired,
encouraged and challenged to reach our full potential
To be proud of and celebrate the achievements of our students and staff
At Futures we continually reflect on our practise and evaluate our performance; taking
collective responsibility for learning together. The College is built on a founding
vision to develop a world class learning environment in which all students can achieve
in a range of academic, practical and technical subjects that have parity of esteem.
We are committed to developing the whole individual child and to strengthening the
emotional and social competences needed for today’s demanding lifestyles and work
We aim for the highest quality teaching and learning every day and have some outstanding
teaching facilities including a state of the art Upper College building opened in
2012, outstanding practical and technical learning areas, a new Learning Resource
Centre, Maths and Computer Science areaunder construction and an excellent College
computer network with on-line resources for students.
Students come first and their learning is paramount – to learn, aspire and achieve
is what we want for all the young people who join us at Futures Community College.
All current Year 11 students are required to stay in education or training until
August 2014. This change in the law applies to all 15 and 16 year olds currently
in Year 11 who are resident in England. Education or training means:
Full-time education in a School or College for a minimum of 3½ days a week;
An apprenticeship; or
Full-time work which includes at least one day a week in education.
This change needs to be carefully planned for and staff will be working with students
to ensure each individual student has a plan for next year. Staff will be supported
by John MacDonald from the connexions service.
Please contact Tracy Smith on 01702 415344 if you would like an appointment to discuss
I have now been in post as Headteacher for 100 days and reflecting back on that period
I think we can be proud of what we have achieved. Our Ofsted inspection on 22-23
November recognised that we were dealing with some of the issues that the College
faced and had some good plans for improvement.
Since then visits by Her Majesty’s Inspectors (HMI) have given us more encouragement
and have noted the good progress we are making to ensure that all students are attending
school, are happy, safe and most importantly well taught and making progress.
Plans are well ahead now to further develop our Learning Resources in a variety of
subject areas and we have also undergone a thorough staffing review with new posts
and opportunities for staff to develop their skills and talents. I have been very
impressed by the expertise and dedication of the staff at Futures who frequently
go the extra mile and are determined to provide the very best for all our young people.
Two parents’ forums took place this term and I will shortly announce dates for two
more in the summer term. These are great opportunities for parents to come and meet
with me to discuss issues and make suggestions for improvements. Whilst we can’t
do everything I am pleased to say that we have responded to the recent forums by
making on-line booking available for events and by providing email contact details
for key staff on the website. (Governors and Staff) I recognise that communication
is vital for us all to understand exactly what is going on at any given time and
I am always grateful for suggestions and constructive comments.
Ultimately parents, staff and students all want the same thing – to be successful
and to make good progress. I certainly want that for all our students and I am convinced
that by working positively together we can achieve great things at Futures.
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