There have recently been a number of measles cases in the local area. If you do not know your vaccination status please seek advice from your GP as soon as possible.

6 December 2019

 

Dear parent carer

Monday 9 December – Full closure for KS3 only

I am writing to advise you that we have reluctantly decided to close KS3 all day on Monday 9 December.  This applies to years 7-9 only.  The Academy will remain open for KS4 and KS5.

 

We continue to have major issues with staffing, with nearly one third of teachers off sick today.  I am already aware that I have a high number of staff certified as sick for Monday, meaning that we will be unable to cover classes effectively. 

 

However, by having years 10-13 in school we can continue to provide these exam groups with a quality experience.

 

I expect all students to return to the Academy on Tuesday 10 December.

 

Thank you for your support.

 

Kind regards

 

Alison Downey

Principal

 

 

Ark Putney Student wins place at 'Jack Petchey Speak Out' Regional Finals

2017 Winner Jaidyn Sommers with speach 'Coffee'

 

Cameron Goodchild Speaks Out for Ark Putney at Regional Finals!

 

Since establishing the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999, his businesses have given £100 million to support youth projects. What he ‘gives’ is greater than money though; the same entrepreneurial skills that he brought to his business have led to some really innovative schemes for young people.  

One of these projects is the 'Speak Out Challenge' is a programme run by Speakers Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation. The Foundation believe everybody should have the skills, confidence and desire to speak in public, and are dedicated to helping people of all ages and levels achieve this. A workshop and kick off competition is offered to schools in London 

Ark Putney were invited to take part and Year 10 student Cameron Goodchild impressed the judging panel and has won a place at Wandsworth Regional Finals!

 

"30 students from Year 10 were selected to take part in the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge in early February, with the goal for the end of the day to create and speak a personally written speech about something we feel passionately about, without notes! I decided to talk about the Educational system, and how the process needs to be changed. For over 100 years, all schools have been working to the same ongoing processes, but I believe as a 21st century student our potential futures will be completely different to those living 100 years+ ago."

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron will be competing against other Wandsworth Borough students for the Regional Finalist title on 1st March at St Cecilia's C of E School. For more information as to timings and how to attend please click here