Introduction to Acle Academy
Located in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, Acle Academy is fortunate to be just a short distance from the extensive waterways, paths and marshes that make up this beautiful part of Norfolk.
As winter is drawing in can we remind students, parents and carers of particular concerns we have.
I would like to remind all drivers of the importance of respecting the parking restrictions outside the school gates. Those drivers who choose to ignore this request are threatening the safety of children and young people crossing the road. Thank you for your co-operation.
A reminder to parents that they should not be driving into school to drop students off in the morning, unless it is for medical reasons.
BE SAFE, BE SEEN
If students are cycling to school they should wear a helmet to protect them, and something fluorescent to ensure they are visible to motorists when on dark roads. Similarly those walking to school should wear something to ensure they are visible, even if it is simply a fluorescent flash on their bags.
Finally, we ask that all parents continue to stress to students the need to wear seatbelts when travelling on school transport.
Dear Parents & Carers
On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December we will be welcoming two visitors from Ofsted to Acle Academy who will be monitoring the progress we have made since the last inspection in July 2016 under the section 8 monitoring visit. If you wish to pass any comments to the inspectors, please feel free to email any comments to the school address for the attention of HMI lead inspector or post any comments via the school office. Your views are always welcome via the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire which can be accessed via our website or the Ofsted website or directly to the school. We will endeavour to respond to all feedback. Thank you for your support and feedback.
With best wishes
Mrs H Watts
OPTIONS 2017 and GCSE REFORM
It was wonderful to see so many staff and students at our Options Evening on the 1st December. If you were unable to make the evening, please follow this link to our presentation which explains the Options process and GCSE reform. All Options forms should be submitted to reception by 16th December
Rapid Improvement Plan
At Acle Academy we are dedicated to providing an excellent education for all of the students in our care. We have devised a Rapid Improvement Plan to ensure we act on advice from our last Ofsted inspection. The following four areas form our whole school key improvement priorities.
During last week’s National Anti-Bullying Week, Acle’s new peer mentors, the ‘Helping Hands’ successfully delivered an assembly to all year groups. The aim of the assembly was to raise students’ awareness of the impact of bullying and how the whole school community can help to prevent, challenge and report it.
A* STAR WARS !!!
Thirteen students in Year 11 are taking part in the A* Star Wars challenge. The thirteen students have been selected for the highest average point score from Tracking 1 and have also been identified as students who have the capability of achieving A* in three more GCSEs.
Acle Academy's Christmas Concert
Please join us for Acle Academy’s 2016 Christmas Concert on Tuesday 13th December at 7:00pm in the school hall.
Tickets are £2 for Adults and £1 for Children
Students of Acle Academy have been paying respect to those who have lost their lives in war this week. Mr Jones, Head of History has led assemblies on remembrance for the whole school and students have reflected on the nature of war and sacrifice.
Year 7 Parent View Feedback
Thank you to the 50 parents who took part in our parent view survey on our Year 7 Parents’ Evening. The results to the 12 questions are attached.
Our German Exchange students had a wonderful time in Germany making friends and exploring new places, here are a few photos from the trip and a selection of write ups from the students.
Acle Academy Joins Wensum Trust
I am delighted to inform you that from Saturday, 1 October 2016 Acle Academy became part of The Wensum Trust family of academies.
We now have a wonderful opportunity to pool our collective resources and improve the provision of all academies in the Trust.
Extended Studies After School Club
The school is running an extended studies after school club every Tuesday and Thursday during term times between 3:30 and 4:40pm in Room 37.
There will be support available for coursework, homework, revision and organisation and is open to all year groups.
Thanks to PTA for Acle Tasty Food Event
Congratulations to the Acle Academy PTA for a magnificent event on Sunday! The Acle Tasty Food event raised £1938 for the PTA School Funds. I would like to extend my thanks to all the volunteers and members of the PTA who took part in this wonderful event and tirelessly gave up their time to support the school.
New Unifom Shop
Please be advised that we have changed our uniform supplier to The Schoolwear Centre (01603 622355), who are based at 67 Ber Street, Norwich.
Their shop is open Monday to Saturday 9-5pm or if it is more convenient, you can order online at: www.schoolwearcentrenorfolk.co.uk
Improving our consistency in Feedback
November 2016 - This half term we have launched a new strategy to help ensure that we are all consistent in the feedback that students receive across the school. On significant assessments teachers will give feedback according to our Feedback Four policy. This will include a positive comment where students have successfully completed an element of the task; a target for improvement; a next step- this is something that students will need to respond to within the lesson or for homework and a suggestion to improve literacy. Students will be given time in lesson to read, reflect, respond and re draft their work.
Students are encouraged to engage with their feedback and be self motivated to constantly seek ways to improve their work. Parents are encouraged to read through the teacher comments and ensure students complete their next steps.
Countdown To Year 11 1st GCSE exam
About Acle Academy
If you are parents or carers considering sending your children here, you may find the link to the school’s prospectus helpful. If you wish to know more about our standards then please follow the links to our examination report and our targets.
Please follow this link to view recent achievements and news of our students.
If you don't find the information that you need, please do drop us a line - just click on the business card!
The week commencing 5th December will be Week 1 on the timetable.
If you have any concerns or questions about ‘sexting’, please click on this link to view a leaflet produced by Norfolk Constabulary.
Tootoot gives students a safe place to confidentially disclose their worries and concerns which surround bullying. Please click here or on the link on this page to go to their website.
You'll notice a new fund raiser link on our web pages. For the last three years we have received commission from Amazon for sales made via our web site. Now we can give you access to well over 700 online stores; more choice and a greater opportunity to build funds for school projects that are supported by the PTA. Joining up is free and you pay no extra for your purchases; just nominate us as the beneficiary of the commission - everything from your weekly shop to special purchases count. The PTA's recent support includes the "iPad Project". Next up are some rowing machines for our gym. Please do click the link.
The Care and Guidance Team at Acle Academy have spent significant time resolving the hurt and harm caused by inappropriate use of the internet and social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, AskFM etc. As a school we take this very seriously and frequently involve the local police. Further guidance for parents is available here and by clicking the red eSafe button