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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.
Year 9 First Give: For causes that are close to our hearts
First Give is a philanthropy education programme that develops the professional skills of students and ignites their social conscience. It engages them in their communities and develops more employable and well-rounded individuals.
First Give provides an interactive and fully-resourced scheme of work delivered across an entire secondary school year group. After researching and visiting charities, students take part in a public-speaking competition to advocate and win grants for their charities in a school final.
The programme sees a combination of in-class learning and active community engagement which inspires a lifelong commitment to charity among young people.
Here are the highlights from our final presentations and awards ceremony.