Welcome to NTC and to your Learning Community which is Adi Dassler. You will be in Adi Dassler throughout your time at NTC.
My name is Mr Meaney and I am head of Adi Dassler Learning Community. As well as your Learning Coach who you will meet later on, there are some other people that you will get to know and their names are Ms Ward who is a Learning Programme Director and Mr Parry our Progress Manager who will be working with you and your teachers to make sure that you reach your full potential while you are at NTC.
We do lots of things together as a Community and these include Community Hour, which we have every week in Zone 5 with all of the other students and staff members in Adi Dassler, registration, Inter-Community competitions and raising money for and supporting charities. The competitions are football, basketball and whole school Sports Day. We also have 3 Community Days a year. During Community Hour we work in groups of mixed ages from Year 7 up to Year 11 and we find out about our environment and the world around us, as well as finding out about our bodies and staying healthy. We also celebrate achievement in lessons during our termly Achievement Assembly. If you have worked hard or been helpful to others, you may be nominated by your teachers to receive an Achievement Certificate.
Adi Dassler is also known as the Purple community as that is the colour of our Zone and the colour that we wear during inter-community competitions. The animal we all chose to represent us is the Stag, and this appears on our flag as well as the sports vests used during competitions. We also made up a chant for this year’s Sports Day, which was voted as the best by the schools deputy head during Sports Day!
I am really looking forward to you being part of the Community Team and hope that you enjoy your time at NTC.
Mr B Meaney