This week we will be holding assemblies with all of our year groups to clarify our expectations for September.
As an Academy we have spent the last term reviewing attitudes to learning and behaviour. We are really proud of our students but we are not complacent and know that there are areas that we can tighten up on. At the heart of our approach is the core belief that students need to leave our school having reached their potential - academically and in terms of their personal development. We want students to enjoy their learning and to be focused and aspirational for their futures. Some things - like mobile phones - can get in the way of this and act as an unhelpful distraction.
I have written to all parents and carers explaining our expectations in more detail. Please look out for the email. As always, I am happy to discuss this and would welcome parent feedback. We are a team and we very much value the support that you give us as we move forward.
It is fantastic to see so many Years 7 and 8 students participating with so much energy and passion in Sports Day today. There really are activities for everyone and, as usual, the event is being led brilliantly by our PE Department and Sports Leaders.
Tonight will see almost 200 students invited to the Sports Awards Evening at Carrow Road. This is an opportunity to recognise the talent, teamwork and determination that so many of our students have in the field of sport. There is no doubt that this has an impact in all aspects of their school life and gives them the confidence and determination to succeed.
This weekend Mr Causon and his team lead the Silver Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Again, this provides an amazing opportunity for our students to develop skills and qualities that will make them stand out from the rest.
The Arts Faculty led by Mrs Humpleby has run 3 different trips this week, offering students opportunities to see Art in different contexts and to experience university life at Leeds.
Our Active Citizens and Student Leaders go from strength to strength under the leadership of Miss Blackthorn. It was great yesterday to see our Prefects play such an important and helpful role in the Year 6 transition day and everywhere in the school young leaders are being pro-active and inspiring others,
As Head of School, I could not be more proud of our students or our staff.
This is a big week for us as we prepare to welcome Year 6 students for a week of transition events.
On Tuesday we welcome parents and carers for an evening which will provide an insight into what September will bring for their children and how to prepare for this. This will include the all important reveal of which form students have been placed in. On Wednesday morning we will be holding an additional coffee morning for parents and carers. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and to share information that you think will be useful to us. It is really important to us that all parents and carers feel confident and reassured as they go into the summer break.
On Thursday we are excited to be welcoming the Year 6 students for their transition day. We have been working hard to organise taster lessons and opportunities for students to get to know their new form teacher and other students in their form. We are delighted that our new Head Boy and Girl and Prefect team will be on hand to support younger students and share their own experiences of being students at Sprowston Community Academy.
Transition can be a nerve wracking time for children and families. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, concerns or issues that you feel we ought to be aware of. We are determined to make it as smooth and easy as possible.