Weekly News Letter

8th February 2018


Our latest 5 star learner data is showing a positive picture. Thank you for your support in encouraging your child to work hard and adopt positive attitudes to learning. I am pleased to inform you the number of 4 star learners has more than doubled since the last half term, with all year groups improving their average rating and having more students with a 4 star average.


Please see below our latest extra-curricular timetable for PE. The lunchtime clubs will commence after half term.


Our Year 11 students have completed their UCAS applications, with record numbers applying for A Levels. For those students who have applied for apprenticeships, there will be a ‘Be Inspired 2018’ fair at the Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Further details will be provided by Miss Bissett nearer the time.

The Academy has also arranged for ‘Skills Made Easy’, an apprenticeship provider to run sessions on CV writing on Monday 12 February 2018 at 1.00 – 2.30 pm. Lunch provided.

Over 30 Year 10 students have had the opportunity to be part of the ‘Building My Skills’ programme this term. Sessions have included CV writing, university pathways and how to get an apprenticeship. In addition, 12 Year 10 students have enrolled on the Brilliant Club Programme through Sheffield University. These students are currently writing dissertations on ‘Transforming diets; how did tea, coffee and sugar change the world?’ The club will be running again in June. If your child would like to be involved, please contact Miss Bissett.


The third drop down day of this academic year was held on Wednesday 7 February 2018. Drop down days are an initiative which cover personal, social and health education. The day focused on British values and students participated in activities covering topics on human rights, finance, being British and politics. A number of outside agencies supported the day, including the Golddigger Trust, NSPCC, Amnesty International and politics students from the University of Sheffield.

Yours sincerely

Simon Winslow


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