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Update from the Head Teacher -2011-10-10

posted 30 Jul 2013, 03:07 by Web Admin   [ updated 30 Jul 2013, 03:08 by H Slim ]

In many Schools throughout the country, with the examination year groups no longer having full timetables, this becomes a quieter time.

However, this is not the case at CCA. Staff have been using this time to prepare challenging and engaging new projects and programmes of study for the next academic year, along with taking students on a range of inspiring trips and visits.

This week alone, the trips have included: a number of year 9 students went on a trip to Colchester as part of a Raising Attainment project; Essex County Cricket Team came in to work on raising achievement through sport, leading to our students performing the Guard of Honour at the pre-Ashes match this Sunday at the ECC ground;

A Science enrichment day for Year 10 Science  students interested in A Level Sciences; A trip to the Science Museum for a group of year 7 students as part of an engagement project; many year 8 language students have gone to Paris for a trip to experience French culture and use their language skills; VIth formers are off to University College Suffolk and Essex University to look at courses and careers; The District Sports took place on Tuesday; rehearsals are in full swing for our Production of Fame and we finish the week off with the Prom.

Along with this range of activities, many of which are reported on in the rest of the newsletter, there was a serious incident in the Community, which affected the day to day running of the Academy. We made the decision to keep students in the Academy at lunchtime to ensure that whilst the Police search was on, we could guarantee the safety of our students. At the time, I was unable to give any detailed information about the situation and I know that as parents/guardians you would ideally have liked to have a fuller story, but in such sensitive situations, I am not in a position to be as open as I would have liked.

You can rest assured though, that at all times I and all the staff at the Academy will have the welfare of your children at the centre of everything we do.

Kind regards
Tracey Hemming