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Tim our PGCE trainee, demonstrates some fantastic co-ordination skills by getting his year 7 class to play a class ensemble of the famous Ode To Joy. Students worked brilliantly, increasing their confidence, memory, attention and concentration skills.


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Together, we are stronger 💛


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Every act of kindness makes a difference. Let's help create a happier world this December with our Kindness Calendar. Please use & share 💕🌎🎄


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Here's a starting point for leaders in beginning to uncover what matters, and starting ongoing conversations about it (from Counsell, C. 'seeing a curriculum more clearly: better conversations with middle leaders' in (ed.) the Guide to the Curriculum)


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This December transform your world through loving kindness. 📅 Find the high resolution version and multiple formats of this calendar here:


Mini-whiteboards are an invaluable tool for teachers, as they both engage students and allow the teacher to check students' understanding. Nazrana uses mini-whiteboards with her year 7 class, she can see all written or drawn responses simultaneously as every student participates.


Our Year 11s and Year 13s are coping with the challenges of mocks brilliantly. As they enter the second week of mocks we just want to share 's guide on looking after their mental health during exams and revision


Taken from Teaching Walkthrus book, our teachers have been trialling out two specific techniques-Say it again better and Peer supported retrieval. Feedback from staff and students have been fantastic as these techniques aid students to produce high quality verbal responses.


We are looking forward to our annual BOSS day tomorrow. We have made an update to the dress code policy: Students wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple and a which are not over embellished.


As our Year 11 and 13 students begin their mock exams we want to share 's guide on how to look after your mental health during revision and exams:


One kind word can change someone's entire day . It is something we can all do everyday. When was the last time you went out of your way to be ?


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There is a strong link between mental health and bullying. Young people who have experienced bullying are more likely to experience mental health issues and those who have mental health issues are more likely to be bullied.


An interesting podcast recently shared with out PGCE students - Dr. James Lang has six recommendations in this podcast about how we can better understand student attention and how we can get their attention while we teach.


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New SEND steering group, including the , chief and director of education Chris Russell will ensure the delayed review will be delivered 'at pace' , says


Have you stopped to consider what you might need to quit?


Students learning about tilting and toppling in physics, this method of dual coding works really well as students understand the concepts through the combination of visual and verbal processing. It also improves students' retention of information.


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Reminder: Your intrusive thoughts don't get to define you. They have no grounding in who you really are. Don't let them throw you off your track.


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Books are a fantastic way to help children with anxiety and to spark conversations about mental health in general. We asked Georgina Atwell, founder of the UK’s leading children’s book review site, Toppsta, for her top recommendations of books to help📚


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Are you a young person aged up to 25 looking for support for your mental health? On My Mind is a website co-produced with young people, which includes advice on referrals, working with services, self-care & a directory of free services across the UK👉

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Dress Code

All students are expected to dress in a professional or business-like manner. Clothing needs to reflect the professional environment of the Academy. Students need to be mindful that although there is a difference in circumstances in Sixth Form, younger students will always compare what Sixth Form students are wearing with what they are prohibited from wearing. Sixth Form students need to be aware that they are regarded as role models and consistent standards of professional attire help set a purposeful and business-like manner.

We expect all students to dress in a professional manner as would be expected in a formal corporate environment. For example, tailored suits or smart trousers and tops for women, and a formal blazer, tailored skirts should be at an appropriate length. Tailored shirts and ties are expected for men. Footwear should be smart and formal. The following items of clothing are not allowed unless there are specific requirements where previous authorisation from the Head of Sixth Form.

  • Leisure or sportswear (except for PE and sports events);
  • Denim Jeans;
  • Trainers;
  • Flip flops;
  • Leggings;
  • Shorts;
  • Visible body piercings (other than earrings and nose stud) and tattoos (unless covered);
  • T-shirts/vests;
  • Clothing made of sheer fabric exposing underwear;
  • Baseball caps.

This list is not exhaustive and the Head of Sixth Form and other members of the Leadership Team have the discretion to review what may or may not be appropriate.

Students must ensure their appearance is smart, business like and appropriate for the tasks undertaken. Individual colouring of hair is permitted but must adhere to this requirement. The Academy reserves the right to make a judgement in keeping with a professional environment.

The Sixth Form recognises that Sixth Form students are entitled to wear cosmetics not offered to students in the lower school so allow students to wear makeup and aesthetic nail decoration. We ask students to consider the professional style of their makeup and nails, so do not allow excessive use of fake eyelashes. Nail art must be professional in appearance i.e. not multicoloured, and length must be appropriate to carry out schoolwork. Staff within the Academy have the discretion to challenge students where appearance is not deemed professional.  

The Sixth Form values and recognises the diversity of cultures, religions and disabilities of their students and will take a sensitive approach when this affects dress requirements. The Sixth Form will usually accommodate appropriate religious and cultural dress and appearance unless it creates a health and safety risk to you or other people.