Academy News 11th November

A big thank you to all who came to the SATS evening for parents on Monday of this week. The materials have bene provided by email for those who did not attend. If you have not received these please contact the school office via the website.  The winter threat of snow is upon us once again, but also should the school need emergency closure we are required to have a safe exit strategy for staff and pupils. Please ensure that your details regarding this are up to date and that you are aware of the procedure which has been supplied or is on the website.

A welcome return guest this week was Warrant Officer Sergeant Miller who gave a talk and demonstration to the pupils on how soldiering has changed in the last 100 years. This is a very popular talk with the pupils as it includes many modern-day issues and an insight into both technology change and attitudes in history. Also our final group of pupils visited Media City this week thus allowing them to support their English lessons with practical work and again look at the historical aspect of war in the Imperial War museum.

The Cross Country for First schools here had to be cancelled owing to very poor weather but Miss Batigan will try and rearrange weather permitting.

The Parents and friends held their disco on Friday evening for Year 7& 8. Thank you to all the parents and staff who gave up their Friday evening to support this.

Heather Fryer Winder form Sainsbury’s came into assembly on Friday before the Remembrance assembly to award prizes to the Year 5 & 6 pupils who had won in the ’  Keeping animals Safe (‘run in conjunction with the Moorlands Dog Rescue)  for Bonfire night Competition. They were awarded vouchers and Sainsbury’s also gave a voucher for the forthcoming Parents and Friends Raffle.

Next week is Antibullying week and the School Council have been working on an assembly. The theme is Power for Good and will be launched on Monday in assembly by Mr Parrish.   The pupil will be having an outside speaker in Year 8 PSHE lessons over the next two week to talk about internet bullying and safety. We have also organised an evening with the police for parents on 23rd November. We would encourage parents to attend to learn of some very important local and national changes to internet safety.

‘Amy Butterworth and Laura Riley attended St Edward’s Church with Mrs Clarke for the Remembrance Service led by Rev Nigel Irons and then marched with  the uniformed agencies and other schools  to the Nicholson War memorial where they  laid a wreath in honour of the fallen. Amy has done this for the last 4 years and we are very grateful  to both pupils for giving  up their time. There was, as always, a large turnout for the event and it was good to see so many of our  pupils in other organisations, scouts, cadets and other groups all having good representation . Mille Salmon carried the flag for one of the scout groups for the whole morning as did Ashley Howle McCue. Well done to all pupils . ‘