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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

 

 

Year 7 Young Enterprise Event

Last week It was Year 7's turn to take on the Young Enterprise Programme - where professionals from the business world educate our students about the world of work and what skills are needed for them!

 

We kicked off with problem solving activities to help drive independence and teamwork, then we took part in a character quiz - identifying our professional personalities.

 

Later on in the day we took to our groups and came up with a small business idea. This involved creating a marketing plan from scratch, identifying various needs including branding, logos, strap lines, campaign drives and event ideas. We also looked at the financial aspects of business ownership including managing budgets and costing.

 

As well as Young Enterprise themselves we would like to thank all the volunteers including The Post Office, HSBC and the world of Engineering and Construction.... you were amazing!