Year 7 Light Party

I have to say being part of the SMSC light party assembly during Wednesday last week was frankly humbling. Seeing all year 7 taking part in the activities in the hall during 
the day was outstanding. Every student displayed a very adult manner which older year groups would be proud of.
All the adults and the Youth Leadership Group commented how you were a credit to the academy.

Very well done at all.

Mr Davenport
Year 7 Achievement Director

Year 9 Mighty Nines

It's been a MIGHTY week for Year Nine. On Wednesday, we 
welcomed Essex Road Safety to the Academy who delivered a 
very powerful message on being safe whilst out and about.

The students were superb; the company stopped to mention, 
"out of the 50 schools we've already been to, they were the 
best audience we've had in Essex". I'm thrilled - well done!

As you may have heard, it has been a busy week here at the Academy and I have been absolutely blown away by the level of hard work I've seen in lessons. Fantastic work year 9 - keep it up! 

You will now have received a letter regarding the safety of social media. Please check that all privacy settings are kept up to date, and regular checks are put in place to ensure you are safe on line. 

Finally, we are on the look out for new 'Behaviour Champions' - students who model excellent behaviour for learning. I'd wel-come students to apply for the role and become behaviour role models to the lower years. Application forms can be found in the Year Office. I look forward to receiving your applications. 

Miss Blagrove Year 9 Achievement Director 

Year 10 Information Evening 

On Wednesday 12th November over fifty parents, carers and students attended a celebration of their child’s start to Year 10. The students selected have seen a fantastic start to Key Stage 4 and, as such, are exceeding expectations; with this in mind, we felt it was important to inform their parents/carers of this, update them on their child’s data, outline the post 16 courses available here at CCA and plant the seed of possibly applying for University in the future. 

Most parents and students stayed behind afterwards for light refreshments and the opportunity to feed back their own thoughts on the positive changes CCA is constantly making. One parent said: “I just wanted to say I am loving the new set up. To be able to see that my daughter is progressing well and in such a specific way is great. My son was here a number of years ago and the changes that are in place are encouraging. 

As a parent, knowing the she is fully supported in all aspects of her education and also in her personal development, is of great comfort.” 

We would like to thank all parents and students who attended and continue to offer their support to the Year 10 team. 

Mrs Starmer and Mrs Lowis 

Year 10 Achievement Directors 

Year 11 Mock Exams Information 

Once again, Year 11 have really stepped it up a gear this week. On Monday, students took part in a collapsed timetable day. All students were given specific subjects to focus on for the day and they spent the day completing coursework and compulsory modules in their subjects. The students, once again, showed a great attitude during the day and it was pleasing to see them so engaged with their learning. 

The number of students attending after school revision is continuing to rise and teachers are reporting that Year 11 students are working hard to ensure that they are up to date with everything and are as prepared as they possibly can be for their upcoming mock examinations. 

Any students who were unable to attend the mock information evening have now been given their mock timetables and numerous other resources to support their revision. I do hope that this has been shared with parents and carers but please do not hesitate to contact the Year office if you should have any concerns about the information given to you. 

May I take this opportunity to remind everybody of the importance of attending school every day and to make sure that students are punctual at the start of the day. As you know, in the external examinations in May/June, students are often not allowed to sit examinations if they are late, due to examination board regulations. It is so important that students get in the habit of attending regularly and organising themselves so that they are on time for school – especially during the exam period. Miss Wells 

Year 11 Achievement Director