Monthly Archive: January 2015

Jan
30

100% pass rate for English, top football results and the Rusty Relics

We received the results for those Year 11 students who sat their GCSE English Language examination in November 2014. I am delighted to report that we achieved a 100% pass rate for the 71 students who sat the examination. Over 70% of the students achieved A and B grades. This is a tremendous achievement. Well …

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Jan
23

HRH Princess Anne recognises student progress

The week was dominated by the highly successful visit of HRH Princess Anne. This visit was in recognition of the progress that the Academy has made in recent years. The improvements at the Academy are the result of hardworking students, supportive parents, skilled teaching and strong leadership at all levels. It is important to recognise the …

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Jan
16

Assessment data shows good progress

The relentless focus on teaching and learning, in conjunction with our new “Mastery Curriculum” is paying dividends. It is clear from the recent collation of the data form the December Assessment Point that progress is being made in all year groups. At GCSE level we are just over 6.0% ahead of where we were this …

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Jan
09

New Year but same focus on support and success

Enthusiasm was high after the Christmas break when staff returned for a professional training day on Monday (5/1/15). It was great to see sessions being delivered by staff who are not members of the Academy Senior Leadership Team. Various topics were covered from “developing rapport with your students” to “question level analysis to ensure examination …

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