Head’s Blog

17th May 2019

Good Inspection Report and Sparx Classroom

This week has been great as we have now had confirmation that we will be using Sparx Classroom next year in maths.  This is a fantastic online platform, like the Sparx homework tool we already use to teach maths in the academy. Alongside this, we have also been given 100 Chromebook laptop computers to use […]

10th May 2019

A short week

Only a brief update this week, as we returned on Tuesday, so it’s been a short week in comparison to others. Today we say goodbye to Mrs Alsop who goes for maternity leave and we wish her all the best.  We look forward to hearing baby’s name when they arrive.  We are in full swing […]

3rd May 2019

Examinations and Houses

It is hard to believe we are already in May, with only two months left until the end of the year.  Already, Year 11s and 13s have begun their examinations and are looking ahead to their futures after All Saints.  Earlier this week staff spent time thinking about the vision for the Academy over the […]

26th April 2019

Welcome back: new staff, Ofsted,

We returned on Tuesday after the Easter break ready for this new term.  We welcomed new staff members this half term – Miss Tombs (Assistant Headteacher), Miss Sykes (Associate Assistant Headteacher/SENDCO) and Mrs Mills (Examinations Officer).   We continue to work on the garden and this week have been planting broad beans, peas and french […]

5th April 2019

Exams, Coachbright and Ofsted

It has been a busy week here at ASAP.  As we count down to the Easter break, students have been working hard.  In particular, Year 11 have been completing GCSE exams in Art, Photography and Modern Foreign Languages.  This has marked the formal start of the examination season, which will continue after the break.  This […]

29th March 2019

Plymouth Argyle, Geography Field Trip and CoachBright

29.3.19 As we approach the final week of term, there has been much going on at the Academy.  Year 11s have been out on the geography field trip and have been impeccably behaved. Feedback from staff said that our students were fantastic and were complimented by a member of public.  They were a real credit […]

22nd March 2019

Trips, Sport and Sparx

With only two weeks to go until the Easter break, we are still all very busy here at All Saints.  Year 11s and 13s are working incredibly hard in preparation for their upcoming exams.  Early results from BTECs are showing impressive results already for our students and a testament to their hard work and effort […]

15th March 2019

Options, Work Experience, Gardening Club and Parent Tours

This week has been yet another busy one with lots happening at the Academy.  Towards the end of last week, we had our Year 8 options evening, where students were able to consider their future careers and the path in which they wish to take to get there.  We have carefully looked at our options […]

8th March 2019

Stock Market Challenge, CoachBrite and Vertical Tutoring

On Wednesday this week we had a number of primary school students in taking part in the annual Stock Market Challenge.  This was an intense day of students using their maths and numeracy skills to trade shares on a stock market.  All Saints students helped out with selling and buying stocks to the students and […]

1st March 2019

Mocks, New Staff and Football Success

It has been a busy week starting back after half term, with year 11s starting their second round of PPE (mock) exams.  They had their first set back in December and in order to really ensure they are prepared for the summer, they have had another go this week.  I have been impressed with the […]