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13 March 2015

Principal’s Letter - Friday 13th March 2015

Dear Parents and Carers            


A reminder that the Academy’s production of “The Wizard of Oz” runs on Tuesday 24th March (6pm), Wednesday 25th (4pm) and Thursday 26th (6pm).   Tickets are on sale from the Academy Box Office priced £4.00 and £2.00 for concessions (students, OAP's, unwaged).  There are over 40 students participating in the production this year.  The flyer attached was designed by Bwe Soe. 

Year 10

Y10 parents’ evening will take place on Thursday 19th March (4pm to 6pm), the electronic booking system is now live.  To book or view appointments, please use the following link http://www.sheffieldsprings-academy.org/Y10-Parents-Evening.  Complimentary pie and peas will be available on the evening.

Year 7 Cheerleading Workshop

We had a very successful launch of the Y7 cheer squad on Monday 9th March. 22 Y7 students completed a workshop led by Y13 student Megan Pinder. The squad will now train during Thursday lunch times with the hope that they will perform in this year’s summer showcase.

Why is Punctuality Important?

Please take the time to explain to your child why punctuality matters.

Being on time:

  • Gets your day off to a good start and puts you in a positive frame of mind, so that you can make the most of your learning opportunities;

  • Sets positive patterns for the future. You can’t expect to keep a job if you’re always coming in late;

  • Leads to a good attendance record and means you don’t miss any morning notices;

  • Leads to better achievement because you attend the WHOLE of all of your classes;

  • Leads to understanding that school is important and education is valuable;

  • Helps you develop a sense of responsibility for yourself and towards others and is a sign of good character;

  • Is respectful to your teacher and to your classmates and builds good habits for later in life when your employer pays you to be on time;

  • Is very important indeed. Research shows that attendance and punctuality are the single most important factors in school success.

    All students are expected to be in school in good time for registration. A warning bell is sounded at 8.35am, then the registration bell at 8.40am when the register is taken promptly. Morning registration finishes at 9.00am.

    What happens if a student is late?

  • Our Attendance Manager meets all students at the student entrance every morning.

  • Students who arrive after 8.35am are questioned as to why they are late and have their names recorded by the Attendance Manager.

  • When a student is late a text message will be sent home informing parents or carers.

  • If a student is late in any week, they will receive a 30 minute school detention on the same day.

  • If a student fails to attend the detention, it will roll over into a longer detention and parents or carers will be informed.

  • If lateness persists the Academy will make contact with home and try to resolve the issue offering support and or advice as required.

Stars of the Week

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


Brittany Cooper Paramore

Exceptional graphics skills and research on plastics


Brooke Bates

Exceptional graphics skills and research on plastics


Emmanuel Oladipupo

For getting an A* on paper 1 of his mock examinations, always works flat out and has a fantastic attitude to learning


Abbie Taylor

For getting a grade B, always works hard and has a fantastic attitude to learning


Brittany Robinson

Putting extra effort in and working hard to complete ICT work


Cori Ireland

Putting extra effort in and working hard to complete ICT work


Georgia Leather

A* in her end of unit assessment


Finley Nicholson

Excellent verbal comments and answers during class discussions


Aaron Jones

Excellent results from the recent assessment


Luke Bailey

Excellent results from the recent assessment


Morgan Reynolds Green

For a fantastic A* result in their GCSE Religious Students pre public exam paper 1


Emily Bradbury

For a fantastic A* result in their GCSE Religious Students pre public exam paper 1


Gabrielle Ndiomo

Outstanding performance in the recent language assessment


Chloe Ward

Improvement in approach to learning and assessment scores in Science


Zuzanna Napierala

Significantly above target level in Science assessment


Megan Ward

For working hard and producing an outstanding independent piece


Faisal Herash

For his commitment to improving his drawing skills

Yours sincerely                                                  Yours sincerely                                                 Yours sincerely

Russell Heritage                                                Lee Morritt                                                        Jeremy Richardson

Executive Principal                                           Associate Principal                                         Associate Principal


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