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14 November 2014

Principal’s Letter - Friday 14th November 2014

Dear Parents and Carers

A reminder to Y11 students that the externally moderated examination series starts on Monday 24th November - there are just 5 school days left before these start.  It is very important that students prepare for these examinations by revising at home and attending the session 6 support classes within the Academy.

On Tuesday we commemorated Armistice Day by remembering the fallen with a two minute silence.  All our students conducted themselves in a dignified and respectful manner, providing yet another reason for us to be proud of the Sheffield Springs Academy community.  Many visitors in the Academy on Tuesday commented on how impressed they were and were truly moved by the experience. 

Well done to the 17 students who took part in a dance workshop on Wednesday 12th November. This workshop was run by the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and the Yorkshire Young Dancers scheme. The aim of the workshop was to provide students with an insight into the profession and the life of a dancer in training. As a result of the workshop, eight students have been invited to attend an audition for a place on the training scheme. Congratulations to all.

Assemblies this week have focused on keeping healthy.  Students have been advised about the need to sleep, exercise, eat and drink properly.  In particular we discussed the adverse effects of sugary drinks and the risks to health.  We have also reminded students that sugary drinks and energy drinks should not be brought to the Academy.  We appreciate your continued support with this.

The Y9 boys played their third round of the English Schools Cup at Shirebrook Academy, Mansfield last week.  Unfortunately, their successful run in this competition came to an end with a 6-1 defeat.   The Springs’ team fought hard and learnt a great deal; well done to all.

Congratulations to last week’s “Stars of the Week”.  The following students were presented with certificates for displaying particularly high levels of commitment to their learning and showing exemplary attitude:

English

Carley-Jo Greaves

for consistently excellent focus

English

Bradley Minott

for insightful contributions (showing a much improved commitment to learning this year)

Technical Team

Keaton Bark

worked as technical support for a performing arts letting giving up his own time to do so. He worked with professionalism and confidence.

Dance

Courage Weye

outstanding energy and leading some excellent street choreography

IT

Andrew Winter

helping his peers in ICT create an animated banner

IT

Joshua Stacey

successfully decomposing a problem in computing

Maths

Jason Walker

working extremely hard with 100% commitment and a superb ATL

Maths

Alex Shelton

working extremely hard with 100% commitment and a superb ATL

PE

Caitlin Hawley

for her hard work in theory lessons and has produced a solid trampoline routine for the practical moderation.  A great start to her GCSE course.

PE

Victoria Priest

for her hard work in theory lessons and has produced a solid trampoline routine for the practical moderation.  A great start to her GCSE course.

MFL

Harry Morton

for showing enthusiasm and working hard at all times.

MFL

Ellie Moult

for showing enthusiasm and working hard at all times.

Food

James Willmott

outstanding subject knowledge shown in food lessons. Excellent contribution to whole class activities.

Product Design

Isobelle Tyler

enthusiasm and hard work during the tile project. Always willing to give help to her peers.  A great team worker.

Inclusion

Corbin Wild

Corbin over the past two weeks has shown a big improvement in behaviour and attitude in lessons. He has been particularly successful in his English lessons and gardening sessions.

Inclusion

Curtis Millns

for having 105 achievement points and 0 behaviour points. I have received really positive feedback from teachers about Curtis’s approach to learning and that he is making a fantastic start to Year 10

Science

Lucy Maloney

consistently excellent work in organic chemistry

Science

Mitchell Wilde

brilliant work in balancing equations and additional polymerisation equations

Yours sincerely                                           Yours sincerely                                                   Yours sincerely

Russell Heritage                                         Lee Morritt                                                          Jeremy Richardson

Executive Principal                                   Associate Principal                                            Associate Principal

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