Tag Archive: learning

Jan
22

Learning to learn together and 100% pass rate for GCSE English November cohort

  One of the key areas that we have been developing at Neale-Wade is how to increase and refine our student’s employability skills. This is a topic that is high on the government’s agenda and an area where we feel that we can make a real difference. Mrs Mandley (Director of Curriculum and Careers) has …

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Oct
16

Billy joins roll of honour and Rob has a great opportunity

Congratulations to Billy Griffiths (Yr9) who is a Young People of March (YPM) leader and this week was awarded a place on the YPM Annual Honours Board. The Honors Board was funded by a bequest from the late Mary Buckley, who was a very active and well respected member of March Lions. Billy spends 6 hours at YPM a …

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Sep
04

Positive start to the new academic year

It was great to welcome back our students as we embark upon a new academic year. I was particularly impressed with the standard of uniform that I saw and I appreciate the efforts that parents and carers make to ensure that our students are smart and well prepared to learn. It is clear that the …

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Nov
07

Simply the best! Freya Molloy triple World Champion

We returned after the half-term break with renewed vigour ready to tackle the important business of teaching and learning. The week passed very quickly and there has been much to celebrate. It is not often that a school has a world champion in its midst but that is exactly what we have at Neale-Wade.   …

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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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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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Feb
28

Enhanced “Student Voice” approach launched

We returned to the Academy this week to continue with the business of teaching and learning however there was a great deal of hard work occurring during the half term break. Both Year 10 and Year 11 students were on-site and science, computing, media, art and leisure and tourism lessons were delivered by our committed …

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Oct
20

“Teachmeet” a real success

This week I have been impressed by our Year 11 students as they work hard to make sure that they have the best chance of performing well in their GCSE examinations. The number of them attending revision sessions has been fantastic and this is backed up by hard work in lessons. I saw a GCSE …

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Sep
22

Learning in and out of the classroom

The core purpose of all schools is to deliver the best opportunities for learning on a daily basis. This may sound like a very obvious statement to make but it is important to differentiate between the different learning opportunities that exist. The staff at Neale-Wade are incredibly focused on the teaching and learning in the …

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Sep
14

ACTIVE, STAR and ORBIT rewards gather pace

The first full week of teaching and learning at the Academy went exceptionally well. I was able to visit many lessons this week and I was impressed with what I saw. Our students have responded well to the leadership opportunities and challenges. I witnessed students actively involved in the  delivery of  lessons as they worked …

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