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By Rail Station
Colchester is very well connected to the rail network, with direct trains serving Colchester from a variety of directions and numerous arrivals and departures each hour during the day. The journey from London Liverpool Street to Colchester takes 50 minutes on the fast train. Colchester North Station is the main station which is well served by taxis, as is the smaller Colchester Town station. A taxi ride from Colchester North Station will take between five and ten minutes, depending on the time of day. Just ask for GreyFriars at the top of East Hill and the driver will know your destination immediately.
Colchester is located off the A12. Whether you are travelling eastwards from the direction of London, or westwards from the direction of Ipswich/Felixstowe, leave the A12 at Junction 29. If travelling eastwards take the 3rd exit, if travelling westwards take the 2nd exit off the roundabout on to the A1232 in the direction of the Town Centre. Stay on this road for about 2 miles until you reach the roundabout with Waitrose on your left; take the 2nd exit off this roundabout; proceed down the hill to the mini roundabout and take the 2nd exit; proceed to the traffic lights at the bottom of East Hill and proceed straight across, travelling up East Hill. At the brow of East Hill (with St. James’ Church on your left) turn right into Roman Road. Proceed 100 yards then turn left into Castle Road. Almost immediately turn left again into the entrance of GreyFriars public car park which is also the entrance to GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant (opposite the Foresters Arms). (If you overshoot this turning you will reach GreyFriars Court, which is strictly a private residence and nothing to do with GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant.) On entering GreyFriars car park, bear carefully to the right and you will see the wrought iron gates into GreyFriars Hotel & Restaurant. There is an intercom at driver level on the right which communicates directly with Reception. Press the button, announce your name and the gates will be opened automatically for you. From Harwich, take the A120 in the direction of Colchester, leave at the junction with the A1232 and head in the direction of the Town Centre, on Ipswich Road and follow the directions above. The postcode to enter in your SatNav is CO1 1UW. However, we do recommend entering Colchester from Junction 29 of the A12 as explained above, to avoid mistakes in the town centre’s one-way traffic system.
London Stansted and London City Airports are the nearest international airports to Colchester and there is a regional airport at Southend. The journey by car from Stansted and Southend is about an hour or so, depending on the time of day. London City airport is about one hour 20 minutes away by car or by train. (Take the Docklands Light Railway from City Airport to Stratford; then take a mainline train from Stratford to Colchester - there are several trains from Stratford to Colchester each hour.)
On arrival by Ferry from the Continent to Harwich International, Colchester can be reached either by direct train or by car. Travelling time by either method from Harwich to Colchester is 30 to 40 minutes (see directions for “By Car” overleaf).
With the RAISEonline Replacement Service now released, we are continuing the provision of consultancy and support to school enabling effective use of Analyse School Performance Service (ASP).
This one-day course will focus on interpreting and evaluating the data provided within ASP and the changes within the NEW Ofsted Summary Inspection Dashboard.
Throughout the course, you will be gaining outstanding guidance and support by our senior consultants to improve performance in your school.
This course will enable you to effectively navigate, interpret and evaluate the data provided to gain the highest possible knowledge from the data.
By attending this course you will learn how to:
Understanding the significant changes to headline measures
• English and GCSE re-sit progress
This course will support you to become a Good/Outstanding school, well prepared for OFSTED by exploring and examining:
Many schools request a whole day training, combining RAISEonline Interactive training in the morning with FISCHER FAMILY TRUST training or one of our other RAISEonline Training Courses in the afternoon (view our electronic brochure for details of FFT Training and other RAISEonline Training courses www.raiseonlinetraining.co.uk)
Combining RAISEonline Training with the NEW RAISEonline Governor Training Course is also an excellent combination supporting schools Nationally to ensure school Governing Bodies understand their school RAISEonline Summary Report, fulfil their Leadership and Management responsibilities and support School Evaluation and Improvement.
Alternatively contact us by telephone/email to speak to one of our Senior School Improvement Consultants to discuss your schools needs and options and request a Personalised School Improvement Training package.
Data Story Course
KS4 Life After RAISE
KS5 Inspection Dashboard
School Improvement Consultancy & Training
Data Interpretation Training for Governors
SEN Consultancy and Training
Gifted and Talented Consultancy and Training
Analysis of your Inspection Dashboard Report
Leadership and Management Consultancy and Training