Head’s Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

18th January 2019

Knowledge Organisers and Year 9 Exeter School of Mathematics Trip

We have now entered the second week back after Christmas and I have been really impressed with the launch of our new Knowledge Organisers and how many students are completing these.  Students are finding these incredibly helpful in preparation for lessons and the learning of content. On Wednesday, year 9 students were selected by Exeter […]

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 […]