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  • BWA Principle visits CCF detachment on patrol

    Published 02/04/19

    Brooke Weston Academy's Principal Pete Kirkbride went along to lend support to the CCF cadets on a field training weekend at Yardley Chase.

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  • Former student returns to help CCF

    Published 18/03/19

    Former Brooke Weston Academy student and CCF cadet Pete Sammons is volunteering his time to get the current cohort ready for the Combat Cadet competition.

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  • Former student passes on pasta tips

    Published 24/04/18

    Ninon Huchet, a former BWA student, gave our Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition students hints and tips on preparing different types of pasta shapes.

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  • Visit by entrepreneur Tom Warner

    Published 29/11/17

    Local entrepreneur and former Brooke Weston Academy student Tom Warner talked to our Sixth Formers about his world-beating gin business.

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  • BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice

    Published 12/06/17

    Former Brooke Weston student Charlie Mawby returned to Brooke Weston this week to give a presentation about life in the RAF and to answer questions about a career in the armed forces.

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  • BW alumni returns to Brooke Weston to offer career advice

    Published 02/05/17

    Former student Sub Lieutenant Emma Turner returned to Brooke Weston to give a presentation about life within the Navy and advise any students interested in a career in the armed forces.

    Emma, who left Brooke Weston in 2015 talked about her experiences so far within the Royal Navy and the opportunities that are available within the the military. She said ‘I only decided to apply for the Navy at the last minute as I realised university wasn’t for me. The opportunities I could gain from joining the Navy, were just too good to miss. I already have a degree in Management and Leadership after only one year and I have also qualified as a Ski Instructor which the Navy paid me to do during my two week Adventure Training which we have every year. To join the Navy you need to be a logical thinker, a team player and a natural leader, someone that can take charge when things are going wrong. People in sports teams are often really good examples as they have been used to working as a team so think logically and tactically. I was always into sport when I was at Brooke Weston, which I think, stood me in good stead.

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  • Former Brooke Weston student awarded The Queen’s Commission by HM Royal Navy

    Published 06/02/17

    After a gruelling selection process and a punishing one-year training programme, former Brooke Weston student Emma Turner has been awarded The Queen’s Commission in the Royal Navy and will shortly be undertaking her final assessments to test her suitability for flying training.

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  • BW alumni advise Sixth Formers on university life

    Published 21/12/16

    Five former students, who are all now studying at Cambridge, spoke to our current Sixth Formers about university life and the transition to graduate study.

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  • Brooke Weston’s Alumni Network

    Published 29/11/16

    Brooke Weston is working together with education charity Future First to build a network of former students. Engaging an Alumni Network helps to stay in touch with former students, and can be of mutual benefit in supporting with careers, work experience and fund raising.

    Research has shown that access to relevant and relatable role models can transform a young person’s confidence, motivation and skills with former students the perfect people for this, having grown up in the same community and learnt in the same classrooms, they can show students that ‘people like me’ do succeed.

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  • Mr Chambers accredited as Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator

    Published 08/09/16

    IT Teacher Ray Chambers has been accredited as a Microsoft Innovative Expert Educator so he will network with other teachers in the area and share best practice.

    Microsoft said: ‘MIEs are educators that are using Microsoft tools in the classroom and have learned the fundamentals of some of these tools. This is the first step on a journey of joining a professional learning network of enthusiastic educators who come together to learn, share and grow.’

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  • Miss West leaves after nearly a quarter of a century

    Published 02/09/16

    One of our longest serving teachers has left after nearly 25 years at Brooke Weston. Lisa West has performed a huge number of roles since coming to work in the sports department in 1991.

    As well gaining her degree, she has taught in the PE, Science and Design Technology departments as well as delivering the BTEC Health and Social Care qualification. For the past three years she has been Brooke Weston’s SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator).

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