Tag Archive: positive

Jan
08

Positive start to the new term

It was good to see our students return full of positivity after the Christmas holidays and what was particularly pleasing was the attitude of our Year 11 students who were very keen to know the outcomes of their Pre-Public Exams that they sat before we broke up at the end of term. From our initial …

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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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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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Apr
24

Rotary Club visit a success and positive comments are well received

On Monday (20/4/15) I had the pleasure of leading a tour of the Academy for thirty members of March Rotary Club. It was a great way to start to week as I was able to not only show off our incredible facilities but I was also to talk about some the approaches that we are …

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Oct
17

Open Book Evening a great success

This week saw the first of our Open Book Evenings which provided our parents with the opportunity to come to the academy to have a look at their children’s exercise books. A significant number of parents attended and they were able to look at the quantity and quality of work that has been completed since …

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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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Dec
06

China, tycoons, rugby players and the ‘hidden curriculum’

Once again this week has had many highlights as our students continue to work hard and strive to do their best at all times. There is a very positive feeling around the Academy and I believe that our students are full of optimism as they realise that the Academy is always looking to help them …

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Mar
01

New Vice Principal appointed

After last weeks Ofsted monitoring visit the scrutiny of our work continued this week. Our sponsors , The Active Learning Trust, commissioned an Ofsted inspector to look at how our Middle Leaders are impacting on the overall progress of the College. I have not received the official feedback yet but initial verbal reports are very …

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Feb
01

Praise for the Options process and national recognition for IT staff

On Monday (28/1/13) I met with a Headteacher from a school in Suffolk who was visiting to discuss school improvement strategies. The interesting aspect of this visit was that he had previously worked as a Head of Department at Neale-Wade. His feedback was that the College was extremely well ordered and that the students that …

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Jan
18

Arctic conditions do not put a freeze on learning

Fortunately the harsh weather conditions have not impacted on the College and there has been very little disruption to learning. I have been impressed with how our students have coped at break and lunchtimes. We are currently severely restricted with our indoor space as the main hall is being used for examinations and has not …

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