We hope that you had a restful and enjoyable half term break. We are delighted by the way students have returned to the school in a calm and purposeful manner. Ensuring high standards is key in providing a quality education for our students and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support when sanctions are applied in line with the Home School Agreement.
During Module 3 parents/carers and students were given the opportunity to respond to the Leigh Academies Trust survey, to which we have now received feedback from the Trust. We are delighted with the overwhelmingly positive response and appreciate so many of you taking the time to complete the survey. It has provided us with a valuable insight into how the academy is viewed and we can incorporate this into our future plans.
Post 16 IB Evaluation
We are also delighted that we have received our evaluation report for our IB courses in Post 16 which highlights the excellent practice that takes place at the academy. As part of the review, teachers and students were interviewed, lessons were observed and the curriculum offer scrutinised in detail. Consequently, the academy has been re-accredited to deliver IB courses and the feedback received was exceptional, demonstrating the excellent outcomes and high effectiveness of our Post 16 provision. A particular pleasing quote from our IB evaluators was:
“There is a unified vision for the school anchored in a progressive vision of robust student outcomes, growth, and personal identity. The school has developed a curriculum that is established in both authentic inquiry and real-world application.”
Whilst we always encourage our students to work hard and try their best, it is also important to take time to recognise and celebrate achievements. Therefore, we have identified a large number of our Post 16 community who have maintained 100% attendance alongside not receiving any negative behaviour points, and these students and parents have been invited to attend an ‘Unsung Heroes’ award event at the academy. We hope that as we hold more of these events in the future, the number of students eligible will increase even further.
Furthermore, we are delighted with the engagement of our Year 13 students with our Reach for the Stars initiative, which seeks to further reward the hard work and dedication they are putting into their final year of study. Since the programme began in Module 2, we have awarded the highest amount of points in the history of running the programme in Post 16: 1,381!
We would also like to highlight the superb work being carried out by our Year 12 student body who were awarded in excess of 450 merit points in Module 3. This is a fantastic achievement and recognition of the hard work and dedication they are also showing.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Miss L Evans
Assistant Principal – Head of Post 16