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Career Fair Invite

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Come and join your child(ren) at our annual Career Fair on 20th April, 2.45pm in The Co-operative Academy of Leeds main hall. All parents and carers are encouraged to attend. This could be to support your child(ren) in getting education, training and career advise or to get information for yourself. There…

NCS - Year 11

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National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for students in Y11 and Y12 that builds skills and confidence whilst helping them get ahead in work and life. It’s a fun, productive and inexpensive way to spend part of their summer holiday. NCS is recognised by UCAS and the experience is…

Business Mentoring Session 2

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On Wednesday 9th December the business mentoring students took part in their second session hosted in Arup’s offices in Rose Wharf. The session started with an ice breaker challenge with mentors and mentees working together to win the balloon relay challenge. Students and their mentees then worked in teams to create…

Children in need

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On Friday 13th November, staff and students from the academy came together and raised money for BBC Children in Need.  Our aim was to raise as much money as possible so the whole Academy took part in the fundraising event. BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks…

Sixth form - University of Leeds

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On Monday 9th November, 14 sixth form students attended the University of Leeds where they received a presentation from Chris Forde, an economics lecturer and researcher.  Following on from this the students then worked in groups to prepare a presentation on a particular topic: Group 1 – What are the skills…

Keepmoat Visit

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On Friday 20th November, a representative from Keepmoat Ltd (a community regeneration and housebuilding company) came into the academy to speak to year 9 science students about sustainable building and Keepmoat’s current project renovation going on in Leeds. The students learned about techniques for sustainable buildings such as installing shallower…

Yr 8 Career Routes

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All of our year 8 students took part in a ‘Career Routes’ event, which is a part of the academy’s five-year career and aspirations programme. The event, which is delivered by our partners Leeds Ahead, was a huge success and incorporated business volunteers from Eversheds and Progressions. Students took part in…

Business Mentoring Session 1

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This year we have chosen 14 of our year 10 students to take part in the business mentoring scheme we run though our Leeds Ahead partnership. Each student is paired with a business mentee who they see for six sessions throughout the year. The introductory session was a fantastic start to…

ESH Yr 9 Work Skills

This term all of our year 9 students took part in their second Esh skills presentation and workshop. On Monday 9th November students were visited from Liz Ward from AECOM (an engineering and construction company) who talked about her career journey and the importance of building a positive personal brand. Students…

Flamborough Head

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Students from the LSU planned and organised a trip to Flamborough Head on Thursday 22nd October. Following a presentation by Luke Driffield to Mr Mitchell, they secured the funds needed to pay for the travel to get there. The purpose of the trip was to recognise and identify various geographical features…

Refugee Crisis

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This term, members from the Stephen Lawrence group met with Rob Greenacre who is a volunteer supporting refugees in Kos, Greece. Rob joined us in the Academy to tell us about the situation in Greece and how refugees are making a life challenging journey to arrive in Europe with little money,…

LEAP Trade Fair

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This year’s two LEAP teams (both from year 9) attended their first enterprise fair of the year with amazing results. On Saturday 28th November the LEAP enterprise fair was held in the Leeds Merrion Centre, outside Morrisons supermarket. Both teams turned a profit with Elite Empire selling their hand-decorated frames and…

Enterprise Fair

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On 9th December our Macmillan Ambassadors hosted an academy enterprise fair to raise money for the charity and the year 11 prom. The Ambassadors challenged all coaching groups to make as much profit as possible from a £10 investment. Over 40 coaching groups participated, using creativity to come up with business…

UKW Wrestling charity event

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Every year the academy holds the UKW December Bash, which is a charity wrestling event. It is always a great success and very popular amongst our students and the community. This year we had a fantastic turn out. The organisation of the event was supported by our sixth formers as part…

Inner East Leeds Cluster - 100% November

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This November we are challenging all children in our Inner East Schools to come to school every single day. Children who have 100% attendance for the whole of November will be put into a prize draw for some fantastic prizes, including: A bike, family swim passes for Quarry Hill, Works skate…

New2U Uniform

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The Academy’s second hand uniform shop is running successfully with many parents/students benefiting from this. We will gladly accept any donations of unwanted uniform that is still in good condition. Items available include blazers, ties, PE hoodies and polo shirts which can be bought from main reception at a reduced price.…

Year 11 Info

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Year 11 students have now received their aspiration raising and UCAS talk from the academy. The talk reminded students about the hard work that is needed from them this year in order for them to reach their potential. Students were also informed about the legal requirements to stay in education till…

SMSC

Why is SMSC important for our students? SMSC stands for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. SMSC development plays a significant role in students’ ability to learn and achieve and allows them to take their place in their community as a local, national and global citizen. SMSC development is fundamental in…

First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme

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On Sunday 27th September, two year 10 students along with Miss Williams took part in a government led First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme to deepen their understanding about the First World War, uncover personal connections and create an enduring legacy. Here is what the two students had to say…

Blahs Theatre Company

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On Tuesday 29th September, Mrs Kaur’s year 8 class were invited to attend a performance by the Blahs Theatre Company in the arts space, Leeds city library. ‘Bag Dancing’ is a production set outside a hostel for the homeless where a seemingly hostile caretaker and a mysterious bag lady tell their…