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posted 15 Jun 2016, 06:18 by

 From the Head of Academy 

I hope that you all had an enjoyable half term break.  With lots to look forward to including: the Year 9 Graduation ceremony, Sports and Rounders Days, The Summer Show, Sports Awards, Year 11 and Year 13 Proms, it promises to be a very busy half term.  It will also be busy academically.  Year 10 will have their trial examinations in the coming weeks, it is essential that they revise and make best use of resources available to them.  I was disappointed to learn that only 21% of our top set mathematics students accessed the revision resources sign posted to them online for a recent end of module assessment.  To be successful it is vital that learning takes place outside of the classroom. 

Well done to our Year 8 students who, as Year 7s, entered the eTwinning National Awards 2016.  We have been informed that their project 'The new who do you think you are?' has been shortlisted into the top twenty from over 80 entries.  The winners will be revealed at a ceremony held at the Annual eTwinning National Conference later this month. I would also like to congratulate Ross Aylen who has been successful in reaching the National Final of the Triumph Motorcycle Design Awards competition. We wish him well. 

I will leave you with a quote from the late, great Muhammad Ali:
'Champions aren't made in gyms, champions are made from something they have deep inside them; a desire, a dream, a vision.  They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will.  But the will must be stronger than the skill.' 

Mr Michael Muldoon
Head of Academy