Endeavour Education Centre: End of Year Review

03 Aug 2017

Another fantastic and productive academic year at Endeavour has drawn to a close. It has been a year of much to be proud of, but also of a lot of fun; a combination typified by our annual celebration event, in which learners and their families gathered to socialise and celebrate their progress and achievement awards, with food kindly supplied by Sainsbury’s The Moor.

It was a year of firsts for many learners at Endeavour. The Bridlington trip, with travel provided by Northern Rail, was for some learners, their first visit to the seaside. Other instances of delving into the unknown came from myriad activities including circus skills with Greentop, horse riding at Coloured Cob Equestrian Centre and involvement in a music project to create a radio broadcast with Brathay.

This diverse range of activities demonstrates the way which we at Endeavour encourage getting involved. Blue Wealth Capital’s Raj Shah has guided learners on financial literacy throughout the year and Sam Elliott from Hometyre provided first-hand experience of tyre and vehicle checks.

As well as the fun, there has also been a lot of hard work. 205 GCSE exams were sat this year with learners awaiting their results in August. Learners also undertook Functional Skills qualifications, with many completing maths and English across all levels, and two learners passing English and Maths level 2 respectively, both of which are a first for Endeavour.  As a reward for dogged perseverance through the exam period, learners were taken mountain biking, as well as on a trip to trampolining centre, Jump Inc.

Overall attendance for the learners this academic year stands at 68%, which is a massive achievement considering most learners come to us with school attendance of less than 30%. In total, 43 learners acheived 100% attendance for a half term.

We would like to leave a special thank you and farewell to those excellent members of staff who will be leaving us for pastures new. Bradie Wild, learning mentor, has been an invaluable member of the team, and we wish her all the luck in the world in her new job. We would also like to say a big thank you to support workers Ed Fox and Guleid Jama for their continuously fantastic efforts and for the impact they had on the young people we work with.

Head of Education, Patrick Callingham, said “Despite many challenges, this year’s learners have made significant progress both socially and academically through the year and their helms have been more or less steadied for their next steps in to college or training. We wish them all the very best for the future and hope they will keep in touch with us letting us know what they are up to. We hope to see some of them on results day!”

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