Redruth GCSE and A Level students all set for the exam season!

Well done to the Redruth students who got involved during our Revision Delegation sessions. Remember – if you don’t start with a plan – it’s only going to go wrong…and do have a look at those Chief Examiner reports. You know it makes sense! Good Luck and make sure you balance your revision with some […]

Pegasus presentation by Andrew George MP

We were thrilled to welcome Andrew George MP to present the Pegasus awards at St Ives School. We are also pleased to report that the event was also attended by Cllr Lynda Taylor the town’s mayor as well as a host of representatives from other schools and organisations including Malcolm Woolcock from West Cornwall Youth Trust; Dave Peters from […]

Boys, writing and the attainment gap: another role for Pegasus

The DFE reports that the most recent Key Stage 2 data suggests a narrowing of the attainment gap between boys and girls.  According to the BBC  81% of boys achieved Level 4  in writing  with 90% of girls achieving the same standard; in 2012, the results were 76% and 87% respectively. Whilst the article acknowledges a positive trend, […]

Pegasus at the BBC: a vehicle for partnership working and exam success

Pegasus was featured on BBC Radio Cornwall (29/11/14). Presenter Donna Birrell interviewed Duncan Smith from TfL, Ms Jan Woodhouse – the Headteacher of St Ives School – and Pegasus participant 12 year-old Katie who was fabulous. The message is clear that Pegasus enables primary and secondary schools to work in partnership with parents and carers […]

Pegasus Award…. pioneering schools embrace the spirit of volunteering for exam and pastoral success

“Make even the naughtiest children in the class responsible for looking after someone else and they are transformed. Trust young people and they will respond”. Dr A Seldon Whilst not entirely unexpected, the up surging popularity of the Pegasus Award is more than a little heartening as it marks a clear sign that the whole-child approach to […]

Effective Intervention relies on agreed and linked targets

Schools are often quick to send their students on externally-run intervention programmes. This piece underlines the importance of providing opportunities which have clear links to agreed academic and social outcomes. The provision needs to be seen as the vehicle for long-term, sustainable achievement – not simply an end in itself.    

Predictions for Generation Z – children born post 9/11

According to research, Generation Z  – the children born post 9/11 – are dealing with protective parents and are being influenced by a series of crises (think Syria, Ebola and the impact of economic uncertainty) which will impact them as they progress into young adulthood and beyond. This summary of young people today is worth looking […]

Identifying the hard to reach…

Are terms such as ‘hard to reach’ and ‘socially excluded’ useful or damaging? What happens when we mobilise them in funding bids, partnerships and project work with young people?   This is a remarkably frank perspective on the whats and the hows and the whys underpinning the provision of support for those deemed to be hard […]