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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

 

 

The Mark Evison Foundation

Over the summer two of our 6th Form students Stella and Esmahan pitched and received a cash bursary from Mark Evison Foundation with the goal of completing a 3 day hike across Cornwall. They were given money to cover tansport, accomodationa and food and the rest was up to them! Read Stella's account of the hike below:

Cornwall Challenge:

 

"On our hiking challenge we trekked along the beautiful idyllic coast of Cornwall from Hayle, St Ives to Newquay. Fuelled by eating a hearty breakfast in the mornings, we walked all day long in the 3 days. We remained hydrated throughout the long hike and carried walking sticks. At one point one of us got blisters but we used our first aid to kit to help us continue walking. Luckily, for all three days we did not have any rain and it was sunny. It was truly an amazing view and at one lunch break we went down to the beach, rolled up our trousers and took off our shoes to dip our feet in sea. It was very relaxing! We also stumbled upon some historical landmarks such as Wheal Coates, a clifftop tin mining complex remains. We feel we gained valuable experience in team work- in sharing and allocating the planning tasks between us fairly and communicating.  Both of us learnt that it is really important to pace yourself using time management skills. We feel proud to have accomplished our achieved goal in the 3 days. It was lovely being there in Cornwall and this hike was definitely an experience we will never forget!"

 

We have just kicked off our Mark Evison pitches for Year 12 so look out for more info shortly!