Weavers Academy

24 March 2016 In School News

Tuesday 29 March - Science

Wednesday 30 March - Dance & iGCSE English

Thursday 31 March - Maths & AQA English

Friday 1 April - GCSE & BTEC PE

Tuesday 5 April - History

Wednesday 6 April - Art & Music

Thursday 7 April - Textiles & ICT

 

All sessions are from 10am until 2pm.

26 February 2016 In School News

Friday 5 February saw the second day of our planned enrichment activity days to promote important strands of our PSHCE agenda.

Students were very positive about the gains they made in the areas they were working on.

 

Year 7 spent the day working on a project titled “All about me”.  It was a brilliant day working on all round personal skills and team building.  Building paper support structures that are strong enough to hold a can of baked beans and delivering presentations about a

 

Year 8 spent the day with PE doing house sport.  A chance for a quality of day of health and fitness whilst working on all the personal skills of working in a team and developing skills like communication and co-operation.

 

Year 9 and 10 spent the day doing some excellent development of CV skills, looking at career options and applying for jobs.  This was done through a mixture of staff led activities, using a great website called UExplore that all students can log onto at home and some personalised practise interviewing.

 

The sixth form spent a busy day looking at UCAS applications, university destinations and the life of a university student.  A hugely valuable experience for all involved.

 

Overall it was a successful day, staff and students alike worked extremely hard to make the day a positive experience.

 

Thanks to all involved.

 

Mr Mawby

24 February 2016 In Sixth Form News

On Wednesday 3rd February we went to Leicester University for the Launch event of Realising Opportunities. When we arrived we were greeted by Andy the Admissions Tutor and the Ambassadors at University of Leicester who help run the programme. After the warm welcome we were introduced to the programme followed by an ice breaker activity called ‘Minglo’ in which we had to mingle with all the other students from different schools so that we all briefly got to know each other. Throughout the day we learnt more about the programme and about University of Leicester and all the other 14 universities (majority of them being part of the Rusell Group) that are part of the Realising Opportunities programme. The day was very helpful and has broadened our knowledge of the programme, as well as prepared us for future challenges in relation to applying for university. We were also given a campus tour and had the opportunity to discuss our future plans and set goals for ourselves on how to get there. In order to complete the Realising Opportunities Programme we have to do the Academic Assignment or the Extended Project Qualification, which Weavers Academy offer to us Sixth Form students to complete in Year 13. After a successful completion of the programme, some participating universities may be able to subsidise tuition fees, and any of the 15 universities that take part in the programme can lower your expected grades by 1 or 2, if you receive a conditional offer from them. Realising Opportunities provide you with an e-mentor which you communicate with online over the University of Leicester website. The e-mentors come as a huge advantage as you are able to message them whenever you like if you have any query’s requiring university or the programme itself, or even if you need any advice on how to manage school work or revision for exams or support with information on higher education studies.  The programme gives you access to the University of Leicester’s library and we can visit on campus as well as access  books and journals electronically. The programme also gives you an opportunity to attend a summer residential for 3 or 4 days, at any Realising Opportunities participating university programme. The next big event is the ‘National Conference’ which is going to be held at Sheffield university where we will be meeting our e-mentors for the first time in person.

27 November 2015 In School News

This week we have seen a brilliant enrichment drop down day where students had a day off normal timetabled lessons.

The idea of days like this is to provide students with a different learning experience.   One that enriches other parts of the curriculum and/or covers some of the much needed Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship provision we have to deliver to help all our students flourish and progress into the young adults they want to be.

 

It was a brilliant day.  Huge amounts of enthusiasm and effort was shown by the students, staff and many visiting external providers.

 

Year 7 spent the day with Creative Arts doing a design launch day for their next topic in lessons.  It was a brilliant day led by our own Creative Education Trust and visiting design professionals.

 

Year 8 were fantastic in the creativity and energy they showed during their day of learning about Peer Pressure.  We had reps from Glamis Hall just round the corner who led activities, presentation tasks and drama workshops on how combat Peer Pressure and raise awareness amongst the students about how to help themselves when in difficult situations.  There were some brilliant video presentations created in all groups.

 

Year 9 benefitted from some excellent Careers workshops.  They spent the morning working their way around a carousel of activities looking at different types of career opportunities.  This involved an engineering task where they had to design a tower block from KNex.  A session looking at Leather Technology with a rep from Uni of Northampton.  A session looking at different NHS careers opportunities.  Finally a session looking at careers and professions where Maths is a vital skill.

In the afternoon Year 9 spent some time using a very powerful online tool that looks at their skills and starts to get them thinking about their own future careers options.  The tool is called UExplore.  They also benefitted from a brilliant careers fair in the Library, we had representatives from all the local colleges and  universities to talk about further education.  We had reps from local engineering and technical firms discussing qualifications needed for different careers and some excellent stands with reps from the Fire Service, Police and Ambulance Service. 

All in all a brilliant careers day for Yr9.  All the students were fantastic.

 

Year 10 enjoyed a very powerful day Presented by Humanutopia. 

 

Year 11 completed a Super Learning Day with English and Science.  With their final exams only a matter of months away now they benefitted from some intensive coursework and booster work with their Science and English Teachers.

 

Thanks to all the staff for their effort in making the day so worthwhile for the students and the students for engaging in all the activities so brilliantly.

 

Mr Mawby

 

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17 November 2015 In School News

This week has seen our half termly assemblies to reward outstanding levels of credits that have been collected by students and outstanding 100% Attendance.

 

Well done to all who had their names in the draw and to those who won the Amazon Vouchers.

 

Mr Mawby  Mrs Johnson-Isles  Mr Higgins

 

 
09 November 2015 In Sports News

Over the holidays Year 7 Devon Hatchwell participated in the British Shadow Tae Kwon Do Championships.

In the age 11-12 category she came 2nd and won a Silver Medal.

Well done Devon.  What an awesome achievement.  We look forward to hearing of more success in the future.

 

Mr Mawby

21 October 2015 In Sports News

Our Year 8 rugby team showed great courage this week and brilliant progress from last season in a tournament against Sir Christopher Hatton and Wollaston. 

With many new faces involved we pulled off a great win against Sir Christopher Hatton, a team that beat us 3 times last year.  The match winning try scored by Vikram Mizumdar, one of our new recruits this season. 

There were many other great performances from the whole squad in the 10-7 victory.  

We then went onto play Wollaston who have some excellent players. A close fought first half saw a few Weavers mistakes in try scoring positions and then we tired and conceded a few tries. Losing 20-0 in the end. 

Well done on all the hard work you have put in. It was great to see all 20 players enjoying themselves. 

Keep it up. 

Mr Mawby

20 October 2015 In Sports News

A brilliant display in their first match of the year.  With only 2 players having played rugby before joining Weavers I was delighted to see how well they have developed over the 7 weeks we have been teaching them rugby.
We ran out convincing winners in our small sided matches with Hatton.  We scored 7 tries to Hatton's none.
We then mixed the teams up and played a brilliant training game.
All in all a great first experience of rugby at Weavers for our yr 7's.

Keep up the effort boys.

Mr Mawby

07 October 2015 In Sports News

Om Ganatra, Year 7, represented Northamptonshire at Cricket this year and has been given the amazing accolade of the best bowler in the U11 Northamptonshire cricket squad.

Well done Om.  A fantastic achievement.

We are looking forward to seeing the Yr 7 Cricket team in the summer.

06 October 2015 In School News

After applying for the privilege to be a Prefect students are selected in recognition of their excellent attitude to learning and leadership qualities.

Weavers Prefects help out with duties at lunchtime and act as ambassadors for Academy events.

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