'You Said We Did'

Please find below our responses to your requests.

 

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You said :

We did :

You said you wanted additional Parental engagement events

Increased formal and informal parental engagement events

You said you wanted a greater variety of snacks at break every day as a result of later lunch

Pasta King, and other snacks now available at both break and lunchtime.

You said you wanted more revision sessions

Regular revision sessions take place in every subject

You said you wanted a more foreign trips

New York in 2015

Watersports trip organised for 2015 and 2016

You said you wanted longer lessons

Timetable changed from September to 5 x 60 mins

You said you wanted more choice   in the curriculum

Option pathways are now present from Y9 as a foundation KS4

You said you didn’t want double or triple lessons

All double and triple lessons removed from the timetable

You said you wanted a ski trip

Ski trip planned for Winter 2016

You said you wanted a more diverse PE curriculum

New sports introduced and rugby pitch being erected

You said you wanted a clear PE uniform

Simple compulsory white t shirts and black shorts introduced Sept 2014

You said you wanted the Prom to move to a new venue

Prom at Hemswell Court, Lincolnshire for 2014 & 2015 and White Heather 2016

You said you wanted us to improve the academy environment

Student eco Prefects to be introduced September 2015

You said you wanted a breakfast club

Talks with NISA about sponsorship of this ongoing

You said you wanted a Learning Journal

Learning Journals introduced and sustained

You said you wanted more formal feedback and conversation with teachers

Green pen time strategy introduced across academy

You said you wanted more consistency in tackling behaviour

ICE room introduced and FW stamps for staff

Positive Behaviour policy revamped and relaunched with all staff and students Easter 2015

You said you wanted more MABLE events, including greater curriculum provision

University trips for all Y9 students

STEM project with NLC in November (science technology engineering   maths)

STEM completion with IET at The Vale Academy (science technology engineering maths)

Spanish and Psychology offered as additional subjects in Y8 and beyond

Increased Mensa testing

Lead MABLE teacher appointed - Associate Assistant Principal - Mrs Goddard

You said you wanted better ICT provision and access in lessons

New laptops purchased for use in faculties and upgrading of netbooks Sept 2015

Macbooks and Ipads introduced in technology

3D printer purchased

SAM learning rolled out across school

BYOD - bring your own device in place across the academy

Text Communication system introduced to improve parental engagement December 2015

You said you wanted a library

Library space being developed in Y7 home base

You said you wanted a house system and more house competitions

House system introduced

House reward trips for Autumn 2015 and beyond

You said you wanted more student leadership roles in school

Student leadership team widened and new roles introduced

You said you wanted more than one performance a year

Additional whole school performance introduced for Christmas and the Summer

You said you wanted better communication from the academy with home

24 hour protocol and 3 day rule introduced to all staff for   communication with home

You said you wanted increased staff presence at the start and end of the school day

Additional duties introduced

You said  you wanted form time at the start of the school day

Form time moved from 2 x 10 mins to, 1 x 20 mins

You said you wanted clearer rules on the wearing of blazers

Blazer rule revised

You said you wanted better communication of key messages across the academy

Student bulletin introduced

 

You said you wanted more extra-curricular provision

More clubs introduced after school to reflect student demand

You said you wanted assemblies weekly

Weekly assemblies introduced

You said you wanted easier to understand reporting

We introduced “+”, “-“ or “=”

Progress Column has been removed as it was difficult to understand at different points of the year