Monthly Archive: November 2017

Nov
24

Resilience

Resilience is a  term that is being increasingly used in education.  In an age where young people are expected to achieve higher academic standards than the previous generation.  Let’s make no bones about it, current GCSE qualifications are more challenging for young people than their parents may have sat.  Elements of A Level study are …

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Nov
17

Opportunities in school and beyond

Throughout the week I continue to be impressed with the achievements of our students within lessons and the ability and desire of our staff to inspire and motivate them.  My learning walks this week have seen some outstanding examples of questioning used to elevate students to higher levels of understanding and tasks designed to reinforce …

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Nov
10

Remembrance

Today the Academy held its Remembrance Day service in recognition of those who have served in the Armed Forces. Members of the ex-service community were invited in to the Academy to join in our remembrance supported by students representing the various cadet branches in the local area.  As ever, the service was conducted in impeccable …

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Nov
03

Strive for Excellence

The second autumn half term is upon us, which brings with it assessments for all students. The first fortnight sees Post 16 students taking their Pre Public Exams (PPEs) followed later in the term by Key Stage 4 students completing their PPEs, including the PiXL Wave assessments in core subjects.  Key Stage 3 students take …

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