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Sep
21

Follow up questions on reading

I would like to thank all parents who responded to my blog last week about encouraging teenagers to read for pleasure. A couple of interesting questions that were raised were:   “What can I do to support my child in maths?” “Is it ok if my child reads books on an ipad/phone/tablet?”   In answer …

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Sep
14

We Love Reading

It has been an exciting week at the Academy as we see the return of our students for their first full week after the summer break. It have enjoyed welcoming both staff and students back and have been impressed with the enthusiasm displayed by all involved. I would like to focus this week on the …

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Jul
13

Sports Day success

To continue our fine Primary Transition work this week we welcomed students from various Primary School year groups to participate in our Primary Music Festival on Tuesday. It was wonderful to talk to both staff and students who had an excellent day and commented positively upon the importance of exposure to musical opportunities at an …

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Feb
09

URockets

As this is the final week before half term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Academy community for all their hard over the last few weeks.  Teaching in lessons has been sharp and productive, students have been positive and determined and our parents responsive and supportive.  Thank you all so much …

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Feb
02

What being a Neale-Wade student is all about

For the first blog in February I would like to thank all staff and students for their hard work so far this term. January can be a tough month. Travelling to work/school in the dark and travelling home in the dark can lead to a general malaise in some, but I am glad to say …

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Jan
26

Aspire

Already we are in the final full week of January.  I am impressed each morning that, despite the uninspiring weather our students arrive each morning with a smile on their face and are bright and cheery.  I think that it’s important to start each day in a positive frame of mind and I can tell …

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Jan
19

Employment skills for life

Ultimately, school provides you with the skills and qualifications that are needed in the world of work so that young people can positively contribute to society. I have great pleasure each week writing this blog to express the tremendous progress that our students make in their academic studies.  However, the “hidden curriculum” also provides fantastic …

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Jan
12

Working together

As this is the first blog of 2018 I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. It’s already been a productive time at the Academy with students eager to push themselves forward at this demanding time of year.  I have been speaking with many Year 13 students who are excited to be receiving …

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Dec
15

Christmas Concert followed by Cup Victory

For the final blog of 2017 I’d like to focus on some seasonal items.  Last Friday was our Christmas concert over at St Wendreda’s Church.  Once again, I was amazed by the standard of the musical items produced by all the students involved from Year 7 all the way to Year 13.  It is always …

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Dec
08

Business as usual

Today was the final day of our Pre-Public Exams (PPEs) for our Year 11 students.  I would like to say how well the year group have conducted themselves during the examination period.  The PPEs are an important period for both students and teachers as they enable both parties to highlight where there are any particular …

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