• An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy

Tuesday 2nd September, 8.45am Years 7 & 12 return to school 

Wednesday 3rd September – All years return to school 

TIMETABLE - WEEK A (02/09/2014)

 

 

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Activities Week
: The week beginning 7th July was fabulous. We had a week of activities delivered by subjects, which then culminated in a Super Learning Day organised by the Pastoral Team on the theme of safety. It was a brilliant day with education company Urban Thread tackling a range of teenage issues, as well as the School Nursing Service and Warwickshire Ambulance Service providing workshops.  As part of Activities Week the Sixth Form had their Post 18 Pathways 2 days, with a visit to University of Birmingham and started their UCAS application process; KPMG, BMW, JLR & HCT Construction companies came in for Apprenticeship morning and the students went Paintballing as a fun team building trip.  I am sure the students would join me in thanking all of the staff involved in the week for helping to make it such a success.  

Dinosaur Day: An annual highlight of the school’s calendar is Dinosaur Day.  Year 2 and 3 students from our local primary partners joined us for the day to experience a range of dinosaur related activities, including a Dino Dance workshop, fossil exploration in science and a 3D film experience. We also welcomed back ex-student and talented  dancer Nicole Pudge to work with the students and are grateful for her help.   

Post 16 Induction Day: Thursday 10th July was an important day for our new Y12 students, who spent the day getting to know the Post 16 team and experiencing taster sessions in the subjects they will be studying in September. The students were grateful for the work teachers put into the range of activities which helped to give the students a feel for Post 16 studies.  

Gambia Visit:  Over the last two weeks we have enjoyed the company of Jalamor Jobareth Principal of Brikamaba School and teacher George Oris The teachers have enjoyed spending time with our students in lessons and in discussion and Jalamor has had meetings with leaders in the school to discuss ways in which teacher training can be developed in his school.

Gambia Quiz Night: Team Gambia, a group of 18 Post 16 students, hosted their latest event last night and it was a sell out! Over 100 guests enjoyed a quiz night like no other and raised over £500 towards the students’ trip to the Gambia in 2015.  The students did amazingly well to organise such a professional event; look out on the website for the next big event.  

The Day That Time Stood Still, our KS3 Drama Production played out Monday and Tuesday evening. I was privileged to watch this show on Tuesday evening.  As a drama teacher myself I can honestly say I have never seen such a talented group of performers and such a polished and sophisticated piece of drama from students in Year 7 and 8. They all enjoyed a much deserved early lunch the next day. Well done to Miss Brownett and her team and we look forward to the next show at Christmas!  

Year 10 Return: Year 10 returned to us this week after their week in the ‘real world’ on work experience.  The students have been full of stories and experiences and they will each be sharing these with their tutor groups over the next week. Having read all of the Y10 reports I am so proud of so many of our students. We will be rewarding those with the best reports, in terms of effort and consistency in attitude to learning as well as academic success, with early lunches next week. Year 10 enjoyed a study skills session yesterday, presented by Momentum. Mr Roberts, Deputy Headteacher is writing to  parents today to outline our plans for celebrating the success of Year 10s, this will include a celebration evening on 11th September for award winners.  

Duke of Edinburgh: When I arrived in school at 7am on Friday morning I was greeted by the sight of bleary eyed but keen teenage explorers kitted out in all their gear, ready for a weekend of camping and trekking in Shropshire. Thanks to Miss Trude, Miss Reiner, Mr Pie, Mrs Jones and Mr Wilkinson for giving these students the opportunity to do this.  The students had a fantastic weekend and will have learnt skills you cannot get in the classroom!

Sports Day: Friday saw the school fields burst into life as the whole school took part in our annual sports day. The students cheered on their houses and enjoyed a range of races and activities. Particular highlights were the mascot races (always good to see a life sized bear being chased by a ninja turtle) and the teachers’ relay. The teachers were very competitive and surprisingly quick! 

Ian Smith-Childs
Head of School            

 


 

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