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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 8 Stop Animation - Year of Engineering

   

 

 

 

Year 8 had a visit from local Film Production Company 'Chocolate Films' who came in to give us their slant on 'The Year of Engineering'.

As well as taking a first hand peak at some of their footage celebrating Engineers and the ongoing projects at 9 Elms, we also got the opportunity to get CREATIVE - using their Stop Animation Filming Equipment looking at the Built Environment & Development.

We had an AMAZING time - thanks guys!