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

23 January 2014 In School News

We were delighted to award students across Key Stage 3 and 4 achievement and progress badges in their assemblies this week.  The dedication of these students in their effort and attitude to learning is something that should be highly commended.  Well done to all those who received badges.

Also presented were the prizes for last half-term reward points and for 100% attendance winners. These students won 7” tablets. Well done to all winners!

All students can be winners. By working hard, showing outstanding effort and attending every day, students are giving themselves a chance to be a winner.

Many thanks for your support at home in raising aspirations and standards at Weavers.

 

17 December 2013 In School News

As part of the centenary celebrations for Benjamin Britten, twenty six Weavers Academy students took part in a folk song project, alongside five other secondary schools within the CEAT group.

The students worked alongside Stephen Plaice, a working writer, as well as Richard Taylor, a composer, to create their own folk song based on a Wellingborough folk tale.

During the day, the students worked intensively to rehearse their unique folk songs and joint Benjamin Britten folk songs with the direction of Pete Mitchell, a musical director and accompanist.

The project was an astounding success, which was warmly supported by the families and friends of the students. 

The Weavers students performed to an outstanding level, thoroughly prepared and enthusiastic to perform on such an auspicious day.

 

10 October 2013 In School News

 

Students at Weavers Academy in Wellingborough have achieved record GCSE results with an 11 per cent increase in the number of students achieving five A* to C grades, including English and Maths, pushing them up to 54 per cent.  A Level results have also risen impressively with A*-C grades at 55%.

The Principal, Abigail Boddy said: “The results this year are the best ever in the school’s history and are a tribute to the hard work of our students and staff."

“Among the many outstanding results at GCSE are Cain Clarke, James Jeffreys, Emma Pratt, and Hannah Prentice who amassed 41 A* and A grades between them."

“The school now has its largest ever sixth form, we have 22 students joining us from other schools, in addition to our own students who moved on up.  We look forward to building on our students’ excellent GCSE results at A-Level.”

 

 
10 October 2013 In School News

This year’s Open Evening was another great success with over 700 Year 6 students and their families visiting the event.  I would like to thank all the students and staff for their hard work on the evening, feedback has been incredibly positive.  Every department had exciting and interesting learning activities that showcased the learning that takes place at Weavers Academy as well as displays on our extracurricular activities and trips and visits running next year.  It was a wonderful opportunity for Year 6 students to visit the school and get a feel for what Weavers Academy is all about.  They saw students performing, heard from Year 7 students, Luke Clarke and Danika Mann, about their smooth and positive transition from their primary school to Weavers Academy and listened to Head Girl, Emma Bolton, and Head Boy, Perry Cayford, talk about the importance of the pupil voice at Weavers Academy.

Mrs Boddy said “We’ve had an exciting and successful summer converting to a Creative Education Academy and, as you might have noticed, enjoying our best ever exam results at both GCSE and A-Level”.

She continued, “My educational philosophy is simple, uncompromising and focused on raising standards.  We do this by ensuring teachers deliver ambitious and exciting lessons but also by systematically developing creative, independent and confident learners. I know this approach will deliver exam success, this year.

“As a mother of school-age children however, I know academy life is not just about study, exams and university applications; it is important that students are happy and secure and that they participate in a wide range of clubs, activities and experiences. This is an important part of Weavers Academy life.

 

 

“As well as raising standards, a Creative Education Academy has a clear focus on developing the skills of all students to equip them to be successful adults in the global and competitive world of the future. Already, 1 month in, our bespoke Key Stage 3  design curriculum is helping our students develop new ways of thinking, I can see them utilising problem solving and innovation skills to reinforce their work and success across the subjects.

 

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09 October 2013 In School News

On 26 September Michael Gove wrote to the Creative Education Academies Trust to congratulate us on the excellent results that CEAT’s academies achieved in 2013.

04 October 2013 In School News

The diversity of languages spoken around the world was celebrated at Weavers Academy on Thursday 26 September. Students were given the challenge of learning how to say ‘Hello’ in as many different languages as they could and could be heard greeting staff and each other in and out of lessons saying ‘bonjour’, ‘Cześć’, ‘Guten Tag’,’Hola’, and many more. In the canteen at lunchtime, students enjoyed a European themed menu and Year 7 and 8 students completed activities in their language lessons aimed at increasing their awareness of different languages. 

18 September 2013 In School News

Weavers Academy has been selected to be part of the exciting 'Patron of Reading' scheme. This scheme was set up with award winning, well-known publishers and authors who'd like to improve reading in schools. Reading is an essential skill and one that allows the development of core literacy as well as enabling students to imagine and create. Weavers academy is passionate about the importance of reading and developing independent readers throughout the academy.

 

A Patron of Reading is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. The author might be a writer of fiction, a writer of non-fiction, a poet, a storyteller or an illustrator. They will work with the school to raise the profile of reading for pleasure with pupils, parents and staff.

 

Our patron is John Townsend. He is Reading Champion’ awarded by the National Literacy Trust.  John Townsend will be in school in October working with our students and will also run workshops throughout the year.

 

Here is a link to his website for you to investigate his books. http://www.johntownsend.co.uk/news.php

 

11 September 2013 In School News

Team FullStop. won the County Schools Challenge competition 2013 with the campaign 'Accept me for who I am'. This campaign was led by the Sophie Lancaster foundation which was created by Sophie's mum (the lady in the picture) after Sophie was beaten to death a few years ago because of the way she looked. This is what they have to say:

We are team “Full Stop.”, we are a campaign group- named ‘Accept Me For Who I Am’- driven to reduce hate crime, we know there hasn’t been a full stop to hate crime so far so we want to be the ones to put it there. We feel hate crime is not taken seriously enough and it needs to be ended. We are very passionate about this subject as we have all experienced the hardships of bullying, in some form

 

Our idea is ab “anti-hate crime week”- from Monday to Friday- for schools which will involve completing one learning objective from our booklets each morning. We have designed the content of these booklets ourselves, it teaches the children about hate crime and bullying and who they could go to if they are experiencing either. Also, on the back page we have a blank rectangle- that’s for the children to put a sticker in once they have completed the week.

 

Team FullStop.

Neve Rawlings, Hannah Brown, Grace Archer, Callum Slack, Hannah Gree

02 September 2013 In School News

Over the summer holiday we upgraded our main IT Suite, S21, with 61 brand new computers to help improve our IT lessons.

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