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posted 28 Feb 2014, 04:47 by H Slim   [ updated 28 Feb 2014, 04:48 ]

Year 7 CU Graduation 

Progress, progress and progress is what it's all about in year 7. Progress is everything. However, you can't make progress if you're not motivated and enthusiastic. That's all about having the right attitude. Year 7 have thrown themselves back into work straight away which has been evident as I've gone around classes seeing what's going on. Well done all. 

It was great to be with Miss Perry at the Children's University graduation this week seeing lots of year 7 students receive there certificates. The venue was packed full of students of all ages and proud parents and teachers. Excellent stuff to the students who graduated. 

Keep on with the positive attitude year 7. Lets all push ourselves and make as much progress as possible. 

Mr A Davenport 

Year 7 Deputy Achievement Director 

Year 8 8PIC 8IGHT! 

Welcome back! I hope you have had a restful half term. We have a busy half term ahead of us with the final preparations going into our forthcoming ‘Eggstravaganza’ event. You should expect to receive invitations shortly and we very much look forward to seeing you to celebrate the wonderful things the year group have been working on. 

The English department have also organised an exciting trip to the Globe Theatre! Letters have been sent out however we need your reply slip back. Please ensure these go straight to Mrs Funnell ASAP. 

You should have by now received your child’s Year Eight Interim Report. I hope you are pleased with their progress. Should you have any concerns regarding the report and were unable to attend the drop in session, please contact myself to arrange an appointment. 

I’m delighted to inform you of the huge success from Infinity Academy. The attendance has been fantastic and students are enjoying the opportunity to develop their skills. The English Interventions have also been successful with students demonstrating a real dedication to improving their levels. You should have by now, received a letter advising you of an additional weekly session. Should you have any further con-cerns, please contact myself. 

Just a gentle reminder…skirt lengths. The girls have grown over the last year, sadly their skirts have not! Skirts should sit just above the knee. We have also noticed leggings/tight fitting trousers are beginning to appear. These are not appropriate for school. Please encourage a more formal, tailored look. 

‘Bee in to be in a onesie!’ Remember 100 % attendance this term will afford you the chance to come into school in a onesie for the day! Here’s to another exciting half term! 

Miss Blagrove 

Year 8 Achievement Director 

Year 9 Communication Leaders 

A group of twelve year 9’s have been selected to become the Academies very first Communication Leaders. They are to take part in a National project run by the Communication Trust. The aim of the project is for older students to run positive interventions for younger students. Our selected twelve will receive training from specialist speech and language therapists and will then start work with some of our year 7’s. This is a very exciting project and an opportunity to be at the forefront of a National activity. The group have also been selected to head up a publicity campaign for the project and will all be involved with a very exciting celebration event in the summer! 

Well done to the students involved: 

Sam Boone, Travis Young, Scott Thorington, Kia Baker Williams, Rosa Lynch, Jack Rankin, Alfie McDougall, Daniel Kidley, Robert Lynch, Courtney Griffin, Chloe Noble Shepherd and Emily Malone. 

Mr Hodge 

Year 9 Achievement Director 

Year 10 Welcome Back 

Welcome back to a new half term. It seems quite unbelievable that we are already half way through the school year and that we are now racing towards the lighter (and hopefully warmer!) afternoons and evenings . 

I do hope that everybody had a restful week and that the students are ready to get their learning hats on once again. They have certainly made a good start this week and the enthusiasm just keeps growing. It was absolutely fantastic to hear from Mrs Slim that so many Year ten students came in to a rehearsal session over the half term holiday. She commented that the students were hard working, enthusiastic and utterly committed to the work that they had to do. Well done to: Shannon Edwards, Ailesha Austen, Daisy Watts, Ashley Rainbird, JoElla Pearce, Ellesse Purton, Georgia Clemenson, Natasha Taylor, Scarlet Collinson, Ashleigh Franklin, Stephanie Jones, Jack Carpentiere, Chloe Andrews, Georgia Ingram, Teala Johnson, Armani Devlin-Walden, Jade Kennedy, Charleigh Payne, Molly Frost, Demi Curtis, Andy Allen, Chloe Stephenson, Chloe Veitch, Lily Day and Bethany Taylor. 

A little reminder that Year 10 students will be sitting their IGCSE English Literature exam on May 14th. Students should be busy revising for this and should speak to their English teacher to ensure that they have the EDMODO code for the Poetry revision. 

Miss Wells 

Year 10 Achievement Director 

Miss Froning 

Year 10 Deputy Achievement Director 

Year 11 Leavers Miles 

 35 schools days to go…… 

Traditionally the main bulk of the Year 11 GCSEs have been after the Whitsun holiday whereas this year is very much the opposite. There are only 35 SCHOOL DAYS left until the exams start in May. This means that revision really needs to start a lot earlier for many of our students. There will be a variety of revision and catch-up sessions held during the Easter holidays and, of course, the after school sessions are on-going. It is also important to remember that for each day you attend a revision course in the holidays, you can earn yourself 6 'Leavers' Miles' getting you ever so much closer to earning your free place on the Year 11 trip to Alton Towers in July. 

Mrs Starmer Year 11  Achievement Director

Mrs Barry Year 11 Deputy Achievement Director