Tag Archive: community

Jul
08

First class all-round – huge success in many areas

The last two weeks at Neale-Wade have been exceptionally hectic with students and staff undertaking a multitude of activities in addition to the usual teaching and learning that takes place every day. I have been impressed with the enthusiasm from all parties and the opportunities to develop and understand moral purpose have been outstanding. Cultural …

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Jul
02

Great Prom for Year 11

Friday (1/7/16) saw the culmination of the year for our current Year 11 cohort when they attended Elm Hall in Wisbech for the Prom. As ever it was a great evening and I really enjoyed seeing our students, parents and staff all being able to celebrate the journey that this group of young people have …

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Oct
02

Year 6 Open Evening a success and football fixtures kick off

It was great to see so many local families at our Year 6 Open Evening on Wednesday (29/9/15). After a short introduction about the ethos of the school in the main hall parents, carers and children were free to wander around the school their leisure or to have a guided tour by some of our Year …

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Sep
26

Community links developing and strengthening

This week the work in the Academy really began to gather momentum as the number of after school activities increased and examinations began to take place. Some students in Year 11 are already embarking upon their GCSE English Speaking and Listening tests in preparation for the November written paper. These tests have gone very well …

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Jul
11

Top class sporting performances continue

This week I am continuing my theme of reporting on sporting success that clearly demonstrates that state school students have an abundance of talent and ability. Four students from the Academy have shown real commitment and a desire to achieve at thee highest level. Freya Molloy (Year 9) continues to win kickboxing titles for fun. …

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Jun
27

Year 6 into 7 Information Evening a success

This week the parents of our new Year 7 students who join us in September attended the Academy to meet their child’s form tutor. The evening gave parents an opportunity to find out about the timetable, uniform and general information about the Academy. The feedback that I received was very positive as parents welcomed the …

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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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May
23

Girls Football success, Pathology and skiing

The sporting highlight of this week was the success of our Girls U13 Football team. They have qualified for the final of the Cambridgeshire County Cup after defeating a well organised team from Comberton School. This is a brilliant achievement and is a testament to their hard work and the coaching of Miss Lucas (PE …

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Feb
07

Star Students and Star Lesson

Last week I made reference to Freya Molloy (Year 9) who is an international kick-boxer. Freya had been nominated for the Peterborough Evening Telegraph Junior Sports Woman of the Year. Fittingly Freya won this very prestigious title and it is a testament to her ability on the national and international kick-boxing stage. Freya has had …

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