Tag Archive: support

Feb
13

Talent show a great success and sadness as Mr D’Cunha leaves the Academy

We ended this half-term on a very high note with our annual talent show. Our sixth form students did a magnificent job of organising the vent and I had the pleaser of being part of the judging panel along with Dr Spibey, Mrs Mandley and Mr Hibbert. The standard of performance was exceptional and I …

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Jan
23

HRH Princess Anne recognises student progress

The week was dominated by the highly successful visit of HRH Princess Anne. This visit was in recognition of the progress that the Academy has made in recent years. The improvements at the Academy are the result of hardworking students, supportive parents, skilled teaching and strong leadership at all levels. It is important to recognise the …

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Jan
09

New Year but same focus on support and success

Enthusiasm was high after the Christmas break when staff returned for a professional training day on Monday (5/1/15). It was great to see sessions being delivered by staff who are not members of the Academy Senior Leadership Team. Various topics were covered from “developing rapport with your students” to “question level analysis to ensure examination …

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Nov
21

Sports Academy works with Peterborough University

This week saw the re-launch of the Sports Academy. Ms Owen (PE Faculty) has worked hard to ensure that those students who have been identified as being excellent sports performers now have some external, top level support from Peterborough University. Today (21/11/14) we kicked off with two sessions: Nutrition and nutritional preparation for the students …

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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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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
16

Sporting success is high profile

  This week I spent some time speaking to Mr Smith (Humanities Faculty) about the “Travel Plan” that he has written for the Academy. He pointed out that the vast majority of our student’s walk or cycle to school, with a smaller number coming to school on their “person powered scooters”. This means that these …

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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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Apr
04

Eryk in national final, county football honours, ski trip and Lions Awards

We finished the term in style with a host of different activities at the Academy that reflect the diverse nature of events that are held within our school.   This week Mrs Hitch (Designated Person for Child Protection) and Mr Field (Head of IT) delivered assemblies to all KS3 and KS4 students covering e-safety and …

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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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