Weavers Academy

27 March 2014 In School News

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27 March 2014 In School News

Marley the drugs dog visited Weavers Academy today. Students and staff gave Marley, his handler Michelle and local police a warm and friendly welcome.  The Police and Canine services (ICTS UK Ltd) are visiting all the Wellingborough schools to educate students about the dangers of drugs.

The Police approached the Wellingborough schools regarding this initiative in their efforts to combat drugs in the community, and also to educate the students. The schools are not specifically worried about a major drugs problem, but we would be foolish to ignore it.

The team visited lessons around the school and communal areas at break time. Whilst it did cause some disruption to classes – Marley’s classroom visits only lasted a few minutes.  The Police were amazed at how well behaved the students were and how they carried on working whilst Marley bounded around the classroom.


Marley is a passive drugs dog which means he is on a leash as he sniffs around. He would stop and stand still if he came across any drugs. Marley did not find any drugs or any smell of drugs.


In the Sixth Form area students were shown how Marley finds suspicious articles. An empty container which had held amphetamines 3 months previously was deliberately hidden in the Sixth Form common room. Marley searched the room and found the container under a sofa cushion – he signalled by standing motionless.  His reward was a tennis ball!


Everyone at Weavers Academy would like to thank Canine services and the Police for their work today.  I would like to take the opportunity to say how proud I was of all our students, the visitors were full of praise of them and their school.


Kind regards 

Richard Boddy

Vice Principal



25 March 2014 In School News

The four secondary academies in Wellingborough are embarking on a new initiative aimed at combatting the menace of illegal drugs in society.  A trained sniffer dog will be visiting all four schools this week. It will be visiting Weavers on Thursday 27th March 0830-1130.

as a means of conveying a simple message to students:  have nothing to do with drugs, and certainly do not bring them to school.

Parents and students have been informed of the forthcoming visit, through a letter signed by all four Headteachers, but also advised that further, unannounced visits will be taking place in the future.  The letter states, “We hope that the searches will prove negative, and we hope that the exercise will reinforce our strong anti-drugs attitude.”

A specially trained dog, known as a “passive drugs dog”, will be used for the exercise.  Closely supervised by his handler, he will present no danger to the students.

A local police representative congratulated the academies for their part in the initiative.  “Schools have an important part to play in the elimination of drugs from our community, through education and also through the ‘zero tolerance’ approach they are demonstrating through taking part in this exercise.”


21 March 2014 In Sports News

The girls football team participated in their first Futsal competition in the Winter School Games and finished second, winning the silver medal. There were many outstanding performances but Georgia Collins topped them all with her 4 goals in the final game. The girls met the England Women's Football star Kelly Smith, and she was very impressed with the skill level of Weavers Futsal players.


The sixth form Young Ambassadors led the Dodgeball competition at the Winter School Games where thousands of pupils from all over the district participated in many different sports in the 3 day event.


The Young Ambassadors receive many compliments from the participating schools for their confident, fair leadership skills. They were also praised for their Dodgeball knowledge by the international Dodgeball player at the games.


Kelly smith (the best female footballer in England) was the guest of honour at the event. All pupils were fortunate to meet her and ask some fantastic questions (Charlotte Besedeke). Look out for the ET this Thursday for more pictures.


03 February 2014 In School News

Read for My School runs in 2014 from 27 January to 28 March. It is a print and digital reading initiative that enables all schools in England with access to the internet to enter into a competition that promotes reading for pleasure and rewards schools and individuals with the opportunity to win prizes - simply by reading and competing online.

Click here to log in, the school reading group code is 688243

This is an exciting competition for years 7 and 8 across the country to engage with reading and to share our views of stories. How to log on:

From the home page / login screen, click sign up as a pupil, beneath the login fields.
Complete the short pupil account form, inserting the Reading Group code: 688243. Then click
Create Account. After reading the welcome message, click Get Started and you will be taken to the specific pupil’s home page.

Enjoy your reading experience. Here is what you can enjoy…

READ: 100+ books on the online library

WRITE: a writing competition that helps support schools in Tanzania

SHARE: regular poll questions to help us influence the national debate about children and reading
AWARDS: Regional and national awards for the pupils who participate the most

PRIZES: 100,000 books to be won

For more information please see Mrs Satyanadhan, Assistant Principal and Director of English.

03 February 2014 In School News

Year 13 English Language students went to Freeman school to observe and take part in a literacy lesson as part of their course learning how children read. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and will return to listen to children read in the future. 


28 January 2014 In Sports News

Congratulations to the following athletes for their efforts in the County Cross County at Croyland Park in January. It was a cold, damp, horrible morning (just as cross country should be) but all the qualifying athletes from Weavers Academy arrived on time and raring to go. All athletes were a credit to themselves and the school and should be proud of their effort. A big well done goes to all of the athletes for their efforts and here we are awaiting the results of those who have qualified to represent the East Midland Team.

Alongside this, I would personally like to thank Mr Emary, Miss Kinghorn and especially Mr Stredwick for all of his effort in organising and running an excellent cross country event on behalf of Weavers Academy, the Wellingborough and East Northants District School PEA, and Wellingborough and District Athletics club.

Mr Higgins – Learning Leader for PE

28 January 2014 In Sports News

The Weavers Academy House Competition has been re-launched and as a result the most successful house - Phoenix is no more. The 3 remaining houses are Dragon, Unicorn and Griffin and all students have been allocated a house as part of the tutor group. The competition is to support and generate an identity for the students, healthy competition and a desire to further their experiences beyond the normal school activities. The launch week was very successful following the dodgeball competition and the results of the house competition so far are as follows.

Griffin - 275 points

Dragon - 450 points

Unicorn - 400 points


The current house captains are


Captain Josh Head Ellie Taylor Naomi Ashby Ryan Allebone Hayden Smith Chelsea Bingham 7
Vice Captain Travis Rendell Mollie Stewart Loleta Spencer Joe Marks Aaron Howard Megan Hamnett
Captain Callum Harley Elle Groome Lucienne Gilmour Twvarni Riviere Luke Costello Annalese Peachey 8
Vice Captain Jordan-Lee Holmes Mia Hopkins Georgina Williamson Harvey Bolwell Ben Trotman Davina Turnell
Captain Vikram Kumar Sophie Furnell Daniel Casburn Priya Hill Jay Spreag Steph Hale 9
Vice Captain Billy Smith Amy Pittham-Stacey Ben Cox Charlotte Basedeke Jack Lovering Amy Grant
Captain Hayden Alcindor Lauren Ames Monir Idrissi Tai Smith Danny Clark Imogen Napier 10
Vice Captain Shaun Blunsom Sammie Quinn Ben Pulver Esi Elliot Carlos Fyffe Lucie Ims
Captain Sam Garner Yasmine Burton Kane D'Souza Maria Gent Vinay Mulgi Wiktoria Gawlowska 11
Vice Captain Adam Payne Jade Nimmo Daniel Austen Chloe Morris Drew Mayes Shannon Unsworth
Captain Reece Parillon Georgia Evans Yi Jiang Emma Bolton Scott Poole Chelsea Dickens 12 &13
Vice Captain     Terrell Salmon Zvikimborero Tadzungaira Marc Shipman Emily Reeves

28 January 2014 In Sports News

The Young Ambassadors spent the day at Derby County FC, Pride Park, and took part in many leadership activities with various Paralympians, development officers and members of the FA. The leaders are fully prepared to lead in a variety of sports activities at Weavers Academy.


23 January 2014 In School News

A lunchtime club has allowed students studying Spanish to discover what life is like in a Spanish school this half term via Skype. Students have had the opportunity to speak to Spanish students about their school and their interests at the weekly sessions run by Miss Fernandez

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