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Extracurricular Successes


On Wednesday 26 April 24 students were invited to the Ashford Panel Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards Presentation Evening 2017. The evening recognised the hard work and successes of young people from all over the district who are taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. All have dedicated their own time, energy and great enthusiasm to their Award programme.

Our students qualified for 7 Silver and 17 Bronze DofE Awards. The Award recognised effort and achievement in four sections; Volunteering, Physical, Skill and Expedition.

Congratulations to our students for their phenomenal success and thank you to all the parents, volunteers and assessors for their help and assistance in making this happen.

Miss Jones

DofE Coordinator

Congratulations to Emily Teehan on achieving an Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship with EDF Energy

Emily Teehan one of our talented year 11 Science students has just been fortunate in getting an Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship with EDF Energy, starting this September. 

Following an Apprenticeship presentation at Dungeness Power Station early in the year, she went through a very demanding application process and was the only girl out of over 300 applicants to be successful.

It is a four-year programme, and upon completion she will be awarded an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship Certificate in Engineering. She could become a manager at one of EDF’s Nuclear New Build sites, or one of the engineers helping to develop new technology.

Emily is excited about the opportunity and said that ‘After my apprenticeship, there are many opportunities available for me, there are many routes I can follow to develop my career, including the possibility of further education, plus earning a salary’.

‘There really are no limits to how far I could go – not just within EDF Energy, but within the worldwide EDF Group’

Emily will be based at HMS Sultan in Portsmouth for 2 years and get the introduction to engineering and develop those key skills, before returning to the Dungeness Power Station for years three and four.

Her salary has the potential to grow as she gains more experience. Basic pay range from approximately £10,000 in the first year and will increase each year up to approximately £20,000 by year four. In the first two years at HMS Sultan, her accommodation and meals are paid in full.

We wish her every success, which she thoroughly deserves.

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