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Easter Revision - Year 11s

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Some classes are by invitation only. Students should ask their teachers if they need them to come in. Please can students come into school through the main entrance. You must sign in and out at main reception and go straight to the correct room. Please arrive on time for your class…

Parent Governor Vacancy

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We currently have a vacancy on our board of governors for a Parent Governor.  •           Would you like to help decide on priorities for improving the Academy? •           Are you able to listen to others’ opinions and take account of them when making decisions? •           Would you like to work together…

Head Boy and Head Girl Elected

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Students were encouraged to put their names forward for Head Boy or Head Girl. Interested students had to complete a form explaining why they wanted to apply for the position and what skills they had that would make them successful. Along with this, students had to name a member of staff…

West Yorkshire Playhouse

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On Friday 13th February students from the academy attended a ‘Performance Career Focus Workshop’ at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. The students were involved in four different workshops where they discussed behind the scenes careers in theatre. They went to see the costume store and had to choose costumes which would fit…

Guild Theme Day – The Young Politician

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This half term we held a Guild Theme Day. The day was titled ‘The Young Politician’ and focussed on students learning about politics. Coaching groups prepared for the day by creating rosettes in their coaching groups. On the day, coaching groups formed teams to prepare their own political party. Teams consisted…

Thwaite Mills Visit

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Members of the Stephen Lawrence group arrived at the Academy on a rainy Monday during their February half term holidays to volunteer with the Leeds Canal Trust. Ten students from the committee spent the day that Thwaite Mills supporting staff there to clear vegetation, build walls and create an insect and…

Careers in Sport

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On Friday 30th January a group of students went to the National Sports Roadshow at Leeds Beckett University. The National Sports Roadshow provided a platform for employers, trainers, students and professionals to interact with each other. There were three different zones for the students to attend throughout the day; Careers Zone,…

Year 8 Career Routes

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On Thursday 5th February, year 8 students took part in an employability routes workshop, which is a new addition to our Leeds Ahead career and aspiration programme. The event follows the career vocabulary session they received at the end of year 7. Students were brought to the hall in groups to…

Business Mentoring Interview Preparation

The year 11 business mentoring students took part in their fourth interview preparation session of the year concentrating on interview techniques. The session provided information that will be useful for students’ up and coming college and sixth form interviews and will help with preparing for interviews they might have for apprenticeships…

Stephen Lawrence Leeds Minster Visit

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Students from the Stephen Lawrence Committee along with Esther Nansubuga, one of the academy’s podcasters, joined Mrs Buttonshaw and Reverend Charles Dobbin at Leeds Minster. Students were greeted with a fantastic performance by the minster organist and then interviewed Mrs Buttonshaw and Reverend Dobbin about the history of the minster and…

Stephen Lawrence Hindu Temple Visit

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On Wednesday 4th February members of the Stephen Lawrence Committee visited the Hindu temple in Burley – Leeds Hindu Mandir. The students are creating an informative DVD to celebrate the different religions in our community and this visit was to help them to gather resources for this. In line with the…

LEAP Valentine Trade Fair

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On Saturday 7th February the LEAP Enterprise businesses ‘Face it FAB’ and ‘Crime’ set up shop at the Merrion Centre in Leeds trading to members of the public. Both businesses had fruitful days, Face it FAB selling personalised photo key rings and Crime selling phone accessories. Face it FAB made huge…

‘Into University’ update

This term we have been joined by ‘Into University’ team who has continued its work with selected groups of students. The Into University team joined our year 12 students to run an independent learning workshop. The in-school activities looked at different ways of learning - teaching students about different note-taking techniques…

Parents Evening – Careers Input

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During years 10, 11 and sixth form parents’ evenings, our careers advisor Sarah Humphrey and representatives from Leeds City College, Leeds College of Building and the Apprenticeship Hub were on hand to answer any questions regarding Post 16 and further education options available to students. In light of the Post 16…

The Co-operative Headquarters

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On Tuesday 27th January members from the Academy Student Parliament spent a day at The Co-operative Group Headquarters in Manchester following an invite from the Co-operative’s Director of Academies, Frank Norris. They spent the morning discussing how they could improve feedback to the students in the Academy and receive information from…

Leeds Schools Futsal Finals

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On 1st January 2015 our year 7 futsal team competed in the Leeds Schools Futsal Finals 2015 at Woodkirk Academy. After winning their qualifying round they finished 5th overall, a performance they should be very proud of. Mr Gardner and Mr Clarke have done a fantastic job so far with the…

ResTec 2014

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ResTec 2014 is Phoenix Dance Theatre’s annual youth dance platform that brings together groups from across Leeds to present work reflecting the realities of HIV/AIDS in support of World AIDS Day. Throughout the Autumn Term, Phoenix Dance Theatre delivered five creative dance workshops to GCSE Dance students at the Academy in…

Making the right choice course

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Can parents/carers stop their kids taking drugs? A loving relationship with lots of meaningful communication can reduce the risks for children. At the course you will learn how to: • strengthen your influence in areas such as emotional wellbeing and communication • recognise as parents/carers how our own beliefs, attitudes and…

Keeping safe online

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At this time of year, many parents, carers and relatives will have purchased technology eg; ipads, games consoles, mobiles etc. for children as gifts for Christmas. On this basis a series of simple, easy to follow instructions have been produced for parents to set privacy settings on the most popular technological…

2015_16 Term dates

Please view our 'About' page or click here to view the approved term dates for 2015_16