Last week we took learning into the garden, to inspire our students to make a lexical set of autumn adjectives. Students cut out leaves and wrote their adjectives onto the leaves for a new classroom display before writing their own autumn poems.
We are pleased to be able to share with you the results for our Year 11 leavers for 2018 80% of our Year 11 pupils left with formal accreditation this year, with 50% achieving a GCSE grade in English and Maths. The exam results for English and Biology showed most promise this year. All our pupils gained entry to their next stage of education. The courses that they have enrolled on are diverse, including Engineering, Travel and Tourism, Construction/Multi-skills, Hair and Beauty, Heath and Social Care and one of our students has gone on to study A-Levels at a local sixth form. We would like to say how proud we are of our academy leavers in 2018 and wish them all the best in their future endeavours. We know that they have all been on a significant journey in the last year and have developed skills that will support them to be successful in their working lives and beyond.
Our KS2 pupils went on a trip to Colchester Zoo last week. A fantastic time was had by all. OA staff were so proud of our pupils’ behaviour on the trip. Here are a few lovely photos of their zoo adventure…
Please find below details for all the GCSE exams being held at Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central). Please don’t hesitate to contact the academy office if you have any queries: Tuesday 24 April 2018 AM/PM 5 hours Art, Craft & Design Thursday 26 April 2018 AM/PM 5 hours Art, Craft & Design Tuesday 1 May 2018 AM/PM 5 hours Art, Craft & Design Thursday 3 May 2018 AM/PM 5 hours Art, Craft & Design Friday 4 May 2018 English Language / Non-exam assessment Spoken Language Monday 14 May 2018 PM 1h 00m BTEC Applied Science / Unit 1 : Principles of Science Tuesday 15 May 2018 PM 1h 45m Biology Paper 1 Tuesday 22 May 2018 AM 1h 45m English Literature / Paper 1 Tuesday 22 May 2018 PM 3h 00m Geography / Paper 1 Thursday 24 May 2018 AM 1h 30m Mathematics / Paper 1 : Non-Calculator Friday 25 May 2018 AM 2h 15m English Literature / Paper 2 Tuesday 5 June 2018 AM 1h 45m English Language / Explorations in creative reading and writing Thursday 7 June 2018 AM 1h 30m Mathematics / Paper 2 : Calculator Friday 8 June 2018 AM 1h 45m English Language / Writer’ viewpoints and perspectives Monday 11 June 2018 AM 1h 45m Biology / Paper 2 Tuesday 12 June 2018 AM 1h 30m Mathematics / Paper 3 : Calculator
We would like to welcome Caroline Ingarfield to Olive AP Academy -Suffolk (Central). She has joined our team this term as our new OA-SC Deputy Headteacher. Caroline’s teaching career began in a large secondary and sixth form school in Cambridge. She went on to work at another secondary school as Head of Lower School with responsibility for 600 students from year 7-9; working closely with staff, students and their parents/ carers to ensure every child had what they needed to succeed in their transition to Key Stage 4. During her time teaching in Cambridge she also was selected to play for ‘Cambs and Hunts’ senior ladies cricket team. Caroline has also represented England in their U19, U21 and Senior Lacrosse teams. Caroline went on to become Assistant Principal in a secondary school in Suffolk and was then promoted to Vice Principal in charge of student behaviour and welfare and day-to-day management of the school. Caroline says. “I have been in post for just under a month and feel I am already part of the furniture here at OA-SC. My role is to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the academy, look at our curriculum provision and ensure it meets the needs of all our learners. I can categorically say that I am loving the challenge that this role brings and look forward to working in partnership with Helen Fortes to continue in the quest to provide excellent alternative provision for all our students.”
A ‘yellow’ warning for snow has been issued for this week, accompanied by warnings of very low temperatures. We will always make every effort to keep our academy open but in the event of extreme weather, or loss of essential services, the academy may need to follow emergency closure procedures: In the case of bad weather please listen for announcements of school closures on the following local radio stations: Radio Station Frequencies Closed schools broadcast times BBC Radio Suffolk(www.bbc.co.uk/suffolk) 95.5/ 95.9/ 103.9/ 1.04.6 FM 10 past the hour; 20 to the hour You may also find it helpful to visit the Suffolk County Council website dedicated to school closures at the following link: http://schoolclosures.suffolk.gov.uk Provision closure information will also be posted on our academy website at https://apsuffolk.oliveacademies.org.uk/ and on our twitter account @OASuffolkC It is your responsibility to take account of local conditions and decide whether children should set out for school, especially if a long road journey is involved. Should your taxi company advise that it is unsafe to travel in your local area, please advise the relevant Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central) site immediately. Please make sure that children know what to do if the Olive AP Academy sites have to close early due to bad weather and they arrive home before the normal time. We will telephone you or your emergency contact number if this happens. Just to remind you the contact numbers for Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central) sites are as follows: Stowmarket 01449 613931 Bury 01284 718782