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18 July 2014

Principal’s Letter - Friday 18th July 2014

Dear Parents and Carers

As we break for the summer we would like to give thanks and good wishes to staff who are leaving us.  

Over the past two weeks Y10 students took part in the enrichment programme.  This year, students had a variety of choice including work experience, introduction to 6th Form, University week, Dance Leaders, Sports Leaders, Springs to the Challenge and Fit for Business. The programme has been very successful receiving positive feedback from students, staff, university’s, HSBC, The Source and work placements.  Y10 students representing Sheffield Springs Academy did themselves and the Academy proud receiving outstanding comments from: Sheffield University; “Sheffield Springs Academy students have been the best group this week winning the majority of prizes”, Pound Stretcher; “If the student was older we would offer a job!” The Orchid Room; “Friendly, helpful, I will be sad to see them go”; Planet Hair “excellent communication skills and a really good team player”.  We would like to congratulate all students and thank everyone involved in making this year’s project such a success. 

On Tuesday afternoon we held our first ever Y7 graduation. Students, parents and staff filled the hall celebrating the many achievements.  Every tutor personally introduced their group and every student received a personalised graduation scroll from Mr Heritage.  In the evening students and staff continued their celebrations with a summer disco.

The total amount raised this year for charity by our young people is £1,369.  During the last year, students have been busy raising money for charity.  Among the usual national events such as selling poppies for Remembrance Day, Children in Need and Sports Relief, students have also been raising money for three chosen charities; a local charity, a national charity and an international charity.  This year’s chosen charities were identified as Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Marie Curie and Oxfam.  During the year students participated in many events such as bike rides, cake bakes, sponsored silence, sponsored walk, readathon and tug-of-war.  Some have been individually motivated such as a bike ride around Rother Valley and a Macmillan coffee morning.  Thank you everyone who has sponsored our events this year.  We look forward to same success next year!

The Local Governing Body (LGB) plays an important role in both supporting the Academy and challenging staff and students to make progress and bring out ‘The Best in Everyone’. In the past our parent governors have brought to our meetings valuable insights into the views of students and the wider community the Academy serves.  Discretion, a sense of responsibility to all the young people in our community and an understanding of confidentiality are vital to this role.  If you are interested in standing for election, please contact Mrs Amanda Cook; Clerk to the LGB at enquiries@sheffield-academy.org.

As a reminder, the Academy will reopen to students on Tuesday 2nd September as follows:

Y7 – Gates open at 8am for an 8:40am start

Y8 to Y11 – Gates open at 9:15am for a 9:30am start

Congratulations also to this 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

Lauren Fletcher

for skilful use of hyperbole

Maths

Stuart Storey

accurately completed 7 Simultaneous Equations from the KESH website Higher Tier GCSE papers

Maths

Hana Blahovska

accurately completed 7 Simultaneous Equations from the KESH website Higher Tier GCSE papers

Maths

Eh Tha Ku Moo Myint

accurately completed 7 Simultaneous Equations from the KESH website Higher Tier GCSE papers

Design Tech

Eriselda Rreci

for continued effort and hard work during all lessons

Design Tech

Kate Piper

effort and progress during technology lessons this year

Art

Lauren Fletcher

progress and continued effort during Art and Design lessons

PE

Maddie Lindley

finished 3rd in the Secondary Schools City Finals at Woodbourn Road  Athletics Stadium.

Art

Stuart Storey

for continued effort and commitment in completing their sock monkey products to a high standard

Art

Leanndra Hackford

for continued effort and commitment in completing their sock monkey products to a high standard

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a safe and enjoyable break

Yours sincerely                                                 Yours sincerely                                                Yours sincerely

Russell Heritage                                               Lee Morritt                                                       Jeremy Richardson

Executive Principal                                         Associate Principal                                         Associate Principal

 

 

 

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