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15th February 2019

Donations, Sparx, CoachBrite and TeachFirst

As we finish the first half of the Spring Half term, we reach the mid-point of the academic year.  There has been much to celebrate, particularly around student achievements.   I was pleased to start the week picking up a cheque from Waitrose in Saltash for £114, which was in donations from customers there.  This […]

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8th February 2019

Football success, Trips and Articulacy

I have been inundated with news, as the past few weeks have been very eventful. Our Year 7 and 8 boys were extremely excited to compete in their first football fixtures of the year. Despite inevitable nerves beforehand, both teams demonstrated remarkable grit and skill to produce two excellent performances in the Plymouth Cup. Year […]

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1st February 2019

Half way through the year and Calum Davenport

With only two weeks until half term it means we have almost reached the middle of the academic year.  This mid point has given me time to reflect on all that has happened since September and how much the school has improved.   Our recent round of student voice with the students allowed them to talk […]

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25th January 2019

CoachBrite and Plymouth Herald

This week has flown by and it is hard to believe we are nearly at the end of January.  The week started well with the official launch of our CoachBrite programme for students in year 11.  They spent time working with CoachBrite staff on thinking about their futures.  This will help them work towards the […]

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11th January 2019

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to everyone.  Students and staff have soon got back into the usual swing of things here, despite a few changes.  We are now operating a ‘split’ lunch, which means half of the school is out for lunch at any one time.  This has been received positively by students, as it means they […]

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21st December 2018

Merry Christmas!

The second half of the autumn term has certainly been a busy one, with lots of successes.  Earlier this month we had our Ofsted Inspection. We are very pleased with the positive outcomes from the inspection, which have now been published and I’ve included a copy of the report on the website. The Academy is […]

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14th December 2018

Fire and Ice

This week, our Science teachers brought their subject to life at All Saints for over 100 local Year 5 primary school children passionate about STEM. Laura Asquith and Louise Cordrey delivered a dazzling FIRE & ICE Science demonstration in the style of the Royal Institution Christmas lectures, treating the young audience from eight different primary […]

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7th December 2018

Stars in Our Schools, PPEs, Ofsted and Trips

I was pleased to hear this week that Yvonne Rowe, our brilliant meal time assistant and day-time cleaner, had been selected as the regional winner for the South West Stars in Our Schools award.  Yvonne has won for her incredible dedication to the Academy over 20 years. Yvonne is always cheerful, positive, kind and works so […]

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30th November 2018

PSHE Day and Knowledge Organisers

This week started with our PSHE day.  A range of activities took place for the whole school, who were off timetable.  These included looking at the dangers of smoking and alcohol, gambling and online gaming, hate crimes, interview skills, cyber bullying and the of not eating healthily, to name but a few.  Year 13 again […]

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