We would like to congratulate our outgoing Y13 and Y11 students on some really pleasing exam results. Our school is in a very good place, and getting better every day! For us, outcomes are important because they can lead to more choice and allow our students to move to the destinations that they really want. However, our students are not just defined by numbers on a piece of paper. It is just as important to us that we develop young people who are kind, confident, inquisitive, safe and good citizens who are inclusive and give something back to the community.
This year we have 2 main aims as a school which both connect to learning.
(1) To focus on the consistency of teaching and learning so that students are encouraged to become experts, in every subject, we want to encourage students to think about how they learn and to use academic language to demonstrate this.
(2) To focus on helping our students to develop the attitudes to learning and learning habits that will make them effective and resilient independent learners.
As always, please keep in touch and offer your feedback on how we are doing. We are determined to be "the best version of Sprowston" we can possibly be!
Liz Wood - Head of School
The next few weeks on the run up to Christmas are very important as for the first time ever you have the opportunity to shape your education, choosing some of the subjects you will study in years 10 and 11.
As a year group you are making great progress across the curriculum, but there is still a lot to be done between now and the end of Year 9 so keep up the good work.
Congratulations to all the students from this half term who achieved an Academic Success Award. This is to recognise their outstanding academic achievement and attitude.
The awards are given by class teachers to those students who have shone in terms of working extra hard in and out of lessons, or persevering with difficult work, along with those who have exceeded their personal target grades and achieved at a high level.
Well done to all students and keep up these really high standards for the rest of the year.
This year the Y13 students and Art Teachers Ms Humpleby, Ms Harris and Mr Wesley have formed a Collective Art group called the Sprowston Community Academy Art Team in order to take part in the 2020 Print Exchange.
The collaboration is an international event organised by Hot Bed Press in Manchester and takes place each year; this year over 500 artists from around 40 print studios signed up to this year's print exchange including international printing neighbours in CANADA, DENMARK, HONG KONG, ICELAND, IRELAND & RUSSIA so we are super accepted to have been allowed to take part. The exchange is a catalyst for links and collaborations between print workshops.
Congratulations to: Phoebe, Lucy and Emilie on completing their Anti-Bullying Ambassadors Training
The Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity, the Diana Award. After her tragic death in 1997, The Diana Award was set up in 1999 to continue Princess Diana’s Legacy of love, compassion, service to others and above all her belief that young people can change the world. Young people from any background and any walk of life can be inspirational role models.
If you as a parent, carer, guardian, friend or child have any safeguarding concerns or any issues regarding a child you will find many useful services, charities and organisations on the page linked.
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