Tag Archive: aspiration

Sep
25

Extra-curricular activities published and gardeners achieve further recognition

As the term progresses more and more activities start to take place. Ms Griffin (Head of Music) led a Duke of Edinburgh Award trip to Rutland last week and we look forward to our students progressing through the highly valued award.   With regard to extra-curricular activities a full list of after school hour’s clubs …

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Nov
14

Remembrance, Mr Gaskins joins elite group and funds raised for Children in Need

On Monday 10 November Neale-Wade Academy held its Remembrance Assembly to honour and respect the fallen soldiers from the school and March Area. The assembly was attended by ex-service men and women, old colleagues and friends from the local community. – 60 guests in all. The Principal’s address, which was delivered by Mr Whitney (Assistant Principal), …

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Oct
10

Aiming high at all times

On Tuesday (7/10/14) we held a Year 10 Aiming High meeting for our Year 10 students and their parents. It was a well-attended evening that was intended to highlight the two year commitment that is required to achieve success in GCSE examinations. Mrs Mandley (Assistant Principal – Curriculum) delivered a highly informative presentation regarding GCSE …

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Jun
20

Competitive sport is thriving at Neale-Wade

This week Mr Wilshaw (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Ofsted) talked about the lack of competitive sporting opportunities for children in state secondary schools in England. He suggested that more could be done to promote competitive activities. Whilst I am always looking at ways of improving our provision I am confident that we are in …

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Jun
13

Aspiring former students achieve success

I took great pleasure in reading that Ashton Quince (17),  a former student of the Academy, has been nominated by Persimmon Builders for the Young Apprentice of the Year Award. Ashton was an excellent student who knew very early on that he wanted to pursue a building career. He selected subject options in Year 9 …

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Jun
06

French exchange this week and team building at Mepal

This week I undertook an audit  of  the behaviour of our students as they left the Academy to go home. Mr Welling (Vice Principal) and I drove around the streets that are close to the school to make an assessment on the behaviour conduct of our children. I am delighted to report that all of …

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May
09

Excellent role models at the Academy

The GCSE examinations commenced this week with 200 of our Year 11 students tackling the first of their 3 English papers. On Thursday (8/5/14) they sat the first 2 hour paper and the feedback was very positive. All of the students that I spoke to after the examination said that they were well prepared and …

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May
02

Year 8 Football success and university aspirations increasing

Support and intervention for all of our Year 11 students continued this week when over 40 Year 11 students attended a residential at Wyboston Conference Centre. The focus was on preparing them for the GCSE English examination and Mrs Howlett (Head of English), Ms Waggitt (Lead Practitioner for English) and Mr Gaskins (Assistant Principal) led …

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Mar
28

Careers convention, FEE project and Kenny wins award

The highlight of this week was a Careers Convention that was organised by Ms Alison Chandler, Secretary of the Fenland Schools Partnership. The event was staged for Year 6 children from across the Fenland Schools and our Year 10 students were also able to attend. There were a vast number of potential employers in attendance …

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Mar
21

Sports Relief fundraising leads the way and Louis triumphs in Young Musician event

Sports Relief and fundraising was at the forefront of our activities this week as our children undertook a series of activities to raise much needed funds under the Sports Relief banner. Ms Pearce (PE Faculty) led the way with a series on one mile run/walk challenges. Our students were running in their onesies during their …

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