It has been a busy couple of weeks since we returned from half term.
In addition to ensuring that the Years 11 and 13 exams have run smoothly, there has been a real focus on achievement. I hope you have received your child’s latest tracking report and have had a chance to reflect on what it shows. Our departments, faculties and year groups have been busy looking at the information so that we can support and challenge the students who need it. If you have any concerns about your child’s report or would like to talk to someone about it, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Leadership Team have also spent 2 busy days going into lessons to sample the teaching and learning experience and look at student work. We have been impressed by much of what we have seen. There is an obvious link between high attitudes to learning, engagement, attendance in lessons and student progress. It has been particularly nice to see the positive relationships that exist in our classrooms and the pride that students are showing in their work in many subjects.
This week will be celebrating our school production of The Addams Family. If you have not yet bought a ticket - please do! Anyone who has seen a school musical directed by the talented Ms Lawrence will know that it will be spectacular- West End Quality but with the feel good/pride factor of knowing the students involved.
Thank you to all the parents, carers and guardians of Year 7 students who completed the parent view questionnaire at Parents' Evening, the responses from which can be seen on the Parent View page.
This week has been a busy week for Year 12.
On Tuesday we welcomed some local employers in for a Sixth Form careers event based around employability skills for young people.
Thanks to the NHS, Apprenticeships Norfolk, KLM, Aviation Academy, Larking Gowing and icanbea... for their insight and support.
Congratulations to 9HJ who won the overall prize for best tutor group during tracking 4. The award was based on which tutor group overall got the best results in the following categories:
1. Average ATL for the tutor group.
2. Achievement points gained by the tutor group.
3. Average attendance for the tutor group.
The prize for the wining tutor group is the arrival of an ice cream van on Friday with the students picking their favourite ice cream!
There were consolation prizes also for MP in 3rd place and MN in 2nd place.
Congratulations to all students who achieved 3.00 or above as an average for their ATL in tracking 4.
The Friends of Sprowston Community Academy have pleasure in inviting you to a Quiz & Chips evening in the School Hall on Friday 15th June 2018 at 6:45pm.
Mya Fairweather was our successful student in the PhotoEast Opportunity, Having worked with a professional Photographer mentor for the last 2 months Mya's work is now on display in the PhotoEast 2018 exhibition at University of Suffolk until 24th June.
It was a fabulous experience and I hope Mya's experience and her work inspires other students to enter the competition for participation next year. Well done Mya!
Norwich Museums Service are offering a number of courses that might be of interest to some of our Sixth Form students.
Are you preparing for Exams?
View the following slideshow to show you techniques, tips and advice for studying, revising and preparing for exams.
We hope that the Year 11’s have had a successful first week with the written GCSE examinations. They have been superb in terms of their approach to the revision session, as well as the exams. The students have conducted themselves in an organised, mature and determined way.
Attached to this you will find the revision being offered at present, for the half term week. This is offered for exams that occur in June and is in addition to the students own revision.
Can we thank you again for all the support with the revision and exam process and hope that next week, which is slightly more intense in terms of number and length of exams, is as successful as the start we have had.
Mr Ben Utting
Doddle provides a comprehensive range of engaging online teaching, homework and assessment resources, to support learning and progress across the secondary curriculum in a range of subjects. It allows staff to assign varied resources to support classroom learning (presentations, audio, animations and revision materials), interactive presentations and self-marking quizzes to instantly assess understanding, and a secure and straightforward platform for teachers to assign any homework task.
Here at Sprowston Community Academy we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|RS/Phil. & Eth.||https://twitter.com/SCHS_RS|