Artist in Residence
We were pleased to welcome back ex-student and recent graduate Michaela Washington-Welch back to CTK to work as Artist In Residence as part of Nottingham Trent University’s Graduate Scheme Programme.
Michaela very quickly became part of the team and impressed everyone with her energy and enthusiasm. The staff and students were very sorry to see her go once her six week residency ended. Michaela will make a great teacher in the future and we wish her all the best with her training.
Michaela had the following to say:
“After completing my A levels at Christ the King Emmanuel in June 2014, I went on to Nottingham Trent University, to study Interior Architecture and Design. Subsequent to graduating in June 2017 I was fortunate enough to participate in a six week Graduate Scheme Programme sponsored by Nottingham Trent, where I returned to Christ the King to work alongside the teachers who had taught me. The experience was amazing. I learned so much about the work that teachers do in order to support and inspire all their students. I enjoyed a interacting with the students in different lessons such as Art and Philosophy. It was really interesting to see things from the perspective of a teacher and not a student. I am so glad that I chose to do my placement at Christ the King. The students and staff were all amazing. I can’t wait to come back as a qualified teacher. ”
I was fortunate enough to participate in a six week Graduate Scheme Programme sponsored by Nottingham Trent, where I returned to Christ the King to work alongside the teachers who had taught me. The experience was amazing.
Trevor AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Lancaster Course: A Level Business, ICT and English Language and Literature
“My tutors at CTK were fundamental in my academic success. They were always approachable and willing to go the extra mile. I enjoyed taking part in extracurricular activities, including leading the sixth form band and being Director of the Business Enterprise Group, Student Governor and Student Head of Hall. ”
Bradley AQUINAS Progressed to: University of Nottingham Course: A Levels Maths A*, Physics A* and Chemistry A*
“At Christ the King I discovered I was resilient. My teachers really pushed me to be my best, I am in their debt, thank you for believing in me.”
Rose AQUINAS Progressed to: The University of Warwick Course: A Level History A, Politics A, Sociology A*
“CTK was a great environment for me to learn in. I’ve really enjoyed the teaching – all my teachers have been encouraging and supportive. They put in the extra time to help with workshops and revision to ensure we did well.”
Owen AQUINAS Progressed to: Royal Holloway University Course: A Level Maths A, Psychology B and Biology A
“I would recommend coming to CTK as the level of support offered by the subject teachers is exceptionally good. The best thing about CTK is being part of the friendliest group of students I've ever met. I'm applying to Oxford to study Psychology. ”
Esosa AQUINAS Progressed to: De Montfort University Course: A Level Biology, Chemistry and Maths
“My form tutor at CTK was exceptionally supportive every day. I value the freedom and independence of controlling my own learning, staying motivated whilst also having fun. The and people and sense of community provide a great environment. I have enjoyed extra opportunities such as joining summer schools and widening participation programs and becoming a student governor. I received lots of help from the careers guidance counsellor to help me realise what I want to do after sixth form. ”