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21st June 2019

Carnegie, Flags, Primary Schools

This week some of our students took place in the Book Event with other local schools, where they had to present to an audience on the book they have been reading.  Mrs Little, librarian, reports that ‘they did really well and I was so proud of them. They were a little nervous but stood up […]

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14th June 2019

Met Office Trip, Charity Work and Eggs!

The blog is here one day early this week, due to school being closed tomorrow (Friday) for staff training.  This is an opportunity for staff to plan the curriculum for next year and build on the work we have already been doing with over 20 other schools across Devon and London.  This has been part […]

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24th May 2019

Leavers, Cadets, Sports and MAP

It has been a short half term (5 weeks) but a huge amount has happened at the academy.  Yesterday we said goodbye to Year 11 and Year 13 as they embarked on study leave.  We had leavers’ assemblies for both which was a chance to reflect on the last 5 or 7 years at All […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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