Young people from the Plume Schoolhave been involved in an exciting book project in partnership with Essex Libraries. Over the last six weeks, for an hour after school on Mondays, a group of students have been making their own selections of books for teenagers to be purchased for libraries throughout Essex. The selection of books made by the students will be available to borrow at a cross section of libraries early in 2012.
At the final meeting David Stephenson Headmaster at the Plume handed out certificates from Essex Libraries to all those involved and said “I am extremely proud to see the students from years 7 – 11 working together on a project which was not only developing their own skills but would benefit other young people who use the Essex Libraries”.
County Councillor Jeremy Lucas, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Culture said “This has been a rewarding partnership project for all concerned and it is wonderful that the young people are able to play an active and enthusiastic role in developing library services for themselves and for their peers”
The Year 9 Options booklet is now available to read online. Please click here to view the booklet.
Plume School Press Release
Governors of Plume school are delighted to announce that the conversion to academy status will go ahead on 1st January 2012.
Chairman of governors Joan Binder said: ‘This is the beginning of the next stage in the development of the school. As we are a converter academy the name of the school will not change neither will our admissions principles. We will have additional flexibilities and, for a limited period, some additional funding which we will use to support the learning of our students. A number of people on the school staff and from Stone King, the legal consultants we used, have worked very hard to ensure that all the statutory requirements of conversion were completed on time and I would like to thank them most sincerely for all their efforts.’
Headteacher David Stephenson said: ‘Plume is a good school and I look forward to leading it in the next phase of its development as an academy. We will continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to enable our students to achieve their potential and move forward confidently as young adults. We will be well placed to develop and strengthen our collaborative working with local primary schools and other institutions to support and enhance the educational opportunities of the local community. I would like to add my thanks to all those who have made the January 1st conversion possible and to the governors for their support and encouragement.’