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Treviglas College – a distinguished guest

Treviglas College played host this week to a distinguished guest from the University of Warwick.

Professor Malcolm Hoare is the Regional Director at the Centre for Education and Industry, an academic specialising in education.

The Professor has been commissioned to investigate and identify best practice in enterprise education, and a Newquay based school, in Cornwall, Helen Mathieson head teacher at Treviglas College said “We were delighted to welcome Malcolm to the College, he was able to see for himself the diverse and ‘outstanding’ curriculum on offer which is cutting edge and a national model.”

Professor Hoare is researching the benefits of a personalised curriculum which Treviglas College has pioneered; he was particularly interested that we are the only 11-19 institution formally affiliated to the University of Plymouth, with the ability to deliver degree level courses to our students, whatever their age.

The professor took particular interest in the College’s four academies; Surf Academy, Technicians’ Academy, Business Academy and Science Academy all of which deliver university courses and all of which lead directly onto university courses . He witnessed how the delivery of the curriculum at Treviglas is innovative and rigorous and how it has lead the College to achieve outstanding results this year at both A-level and GCSE.

Mrs Mathieson said;”Professor Hoare has gained an understanding of how an emphasis on the development of the individual as an independent learner, as an entrepreneur and as an effective and dynamic member of a focused team , can have a significant effect upon the culture of the community. Professor Hoare agreed, he said; “It was wonderful to see such excellent teaching and learning in action, benefiting so many students at the College. This is what enterprise education is all about high levels of stimulus, high levels of expertise, high levels of enterprise, leading to very high levels of achievement.”

The Warwick-based professor has been so impressed by what he found at the Newquay Community College that the university has invited closer links with Treviglas, Prof Hoare has invited students to visit the University to get a real taste of university life and he’s also invited Mrs Mathieson to address the university’s annual national conference as well as inviting Treviglas College to become involved in an important national research project.

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