Head’s Blog

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 […]

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 […]

23rd November 2018

Trips, Trips and More Trips

It has been another productive week at ASAP. Over the last week and weekend Mrs Tuft ran a number of trips for students. 10 students from year 7 mingled with other students from school across Plymouth in groups to complete a Lego Mindstorms Challenge.  They needed to build their robot and then program it to […]

16th November 2018

Year 9 are amazing, Senior Student Leaders Programme and Exams

I am always impressed by the hard work and dedication of our students.  This week I’d like to mention Year 9 and all the students and awards that have been given.  These include Brandon Bevan and Hollie Moran as Amazing Historians, Summer England, Connor Austin, Jodi Inglis, Ryan Rowe, Angel Tiley Fay Badock and Erin […]

9th November 2018

Revision, primary links, TLAC and prefects

As the dark nights are now upon us I have been impressed with commitment of year 11 students staying behind to attend after school revision.  As we move closer to their PPE exams (mocks), this revision will be vital in preparing for these exams and the ones in the summer. Mr Hann, Mr Gilchrist and […]

2nd November 2018

Student success, Coach Bright, Trust Review and Parents’ Evening

I was really pleased to return to a letter from Plymouth Marjon University congratulating former student Martin Waite for his completing of his teacher training degree.  It is always great to read about former student successes and particularly Martin’s as he has now entered the teaching profession.   I have also been busy this week […]

18th October 2018

It’s half term!

It’s half term!  I know students and staff are looking forward to a break after a long and busy half term.  I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone by and what has been achieved.  This week, for example, we have had excellent work completed by catering students.  Mrs King has share some photos […]

5th October 2018

Student Achievements and PSHE Day

It has been another busy week here at ASAP.  I am so proud of the students here and their achievements.  This week, for example, Xander Harris has been selected for the National para-swimming competition in Manchester.  He has been a successful sportsman now for many years and we wish him all the best in this […]

28th September 2018

Exciting week at ASAP

Wow – what a week with so much happening.  The week began with Miss White sharing with students how successful the new Sparx programme has been in maths.  This is a great new online programme for students to use which we have bought in to help them learn maths.  It is at the cutting edge […]

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