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Year Team Spotlight

posted 6 Oct 2014, 06:57 by H Slim   [ updated 6 Oct 2014, 06:58 ]



Year 7 After School Clubs 

Yet again Year 7 have been taking a strong lead in terms of achievement. 

Our first parent evening took place last Thursday and it was a huge success. It was great to see so many parents, students and staff engaging in conversations about the terrific start to the term. A special thanks to the newly selected form captains who helped to make the event run so smoothly. 

I am also pleased to report that attendance percentages are improving, prizes are being won and commendations are being awarded. Make sure you get involved in some of the great after school clubs that are offered here at CCA. We need to keep taking the lead with these important achievements as we progress towards half term. 

Mr Davenport Year 7 Achievement Director 


Year 8 Super 8’s 

The super 8's have been at it again... It’s been an amazing week for attendance and once again the best year group for late's which is fantastic. This shows how determined the year 8's are to do well. Year 8 currently have more commendations than any other year group with over 3500 after 4 weeks. Some of our super heroes this week have been Melissa Pallett: 18 commendations this week, William Dawson-Dragisic and Joseph Holmes: 17. Some amazing efforts here nearly averaging one every lesson. After this week the top 3 students in the years league table are Melissa Pallett (41) Sean Franklin (35) and Katie Noble (35). Looks like Miss Rawlings and I will have a few Christmas presents to buy for all the students who reach 100 commendations by then! 

Keep up the fantastic work super8's and don't forget to follow us on Twitter @super8CCA 

Mr Hodge Year 8 Achievement Director 


Year 9 Mighty Nines 


I have been delighted with Year Nines start to this academic year. During my spotlights, I have seen students fully immersing themselves in their studies. Their energetic, positive attitude to learning has enabled them to produce some excellent work - well done! 

Last week, our girls put on their football boots for a match against CCHS. It was a tense game, but the girls played well with the U16's winning their game! I'm looking forward to this week’s netball result! Keep it mighty! 

Ms Froening has been organising for each tutor group to visit the careers centre to meet the team as they start thinking about their possible career choices. These will continue over the forth-coming weeks. 

Remember, it's an important year for choices, students must be in to ensure they are effectively prepared therefore it is vital that we continue aiming for 100% attendance. 

Keep up to date with the mighties by following us on twitter @CCAYEAR8 'Mighty Nines'. 

Miss Blagrove Year 9 Achievement Director 


Year 10 Feeling safe in year 10 


Last week all Year 10 tutor groups were asked which words represent ‘Safety at CCA’ and a Wordle was created using them (see below). It was very interesting to see what they came up with. It is clear that our Prefects register very highly for them in terms of helping them feel safe as well as a clearly defined set of Academy rules! 



Mrs Starmer and Mrs Lowis 

Year 10 Achievement Directors 



Year 11 Mock Exams 


This week some of year 11 took part in the mock English exam, in preparation for the real thing later this term. Their behaviour was impeccable and their attitude during the exam impressed the teachers and invigilators from outside of the Academy. 

In preparation for the student’s upcoming exams, there are a number of interventions that are gradually being put into place. Specific students have been invited to attend these interventions. However, if your child has not been invited to sessions please don’t worry. More sessions will be made available as the term progresses. Intervention is available to all students, if your child feels that they would like some support all they need to do is organise a time and a day with their class teacher. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new Deputy Head Boy and Girl, Ben Rockell and Teala Johnson. Both students will be a great credit to the Academy and to the year team. However, in races unfortunately we have to have runners up. Our commiserations go to both Vladimir Simenok and Holly McNamara who made the election a real four horse race! 

Miss Wells Year 11 Achievement Director