Monthly Archive: November 2015

Nov
27

Student voice, codebreakers and role models

Student voice at the Academy were consulted on the current rewards system that we have in operation during each lesson. From the student vote the option to remove ACTIVE points and double the amount of points for STARS and ORBITS was the winner. This means that from now on the points system will be amended …

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Nov
20

Positive comments from HMI visit

The highlight of the week was an inspection visit from Her Majesty‚Äôs Inspectorate (HMI) with a focus on how well we are supporting all groups of students across all years. On Wednesday the HMI spent that day talking to students, reviewing our procedures and interventions, talking with key staff and analysing our performance data. I …

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Nov
13

Clear careers advice and outstanding sports results

This week there was strong focus on Careers Education Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) strand of our work at the Academy. There were a series of assemblies that were delivered by a representative from Anglia Ruskin University to our Year 11 and Year 12 students. The focus was on what it takes to get to university …

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Nov
06

Madeline is a scholar, Freya continues medal haul and our Post-16 Opening Evening was a great success

There was some great news this week and I am very proud to announce the success of one of our students. Madeline Pooley (Year 12) was awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship recently at a ceremony hosted by the Institution of Engineering & Technology, Savoy Place, London. The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support young people from …

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