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.
The week commencing 23rd January will be Week 2 on the timetable.
Child Behaviour and Feeding Practices Questionnaire
Do you have a child aged 4-7? Please help a former student with their dissertation
We would like to support a former student of Acle Academy who is now an undergraduate psychology student in her final year at Loughborough University. She is working on her dissertation which aims to explore the potential links between parental feeding practices and child behaviour. For this she would like parents of children aged 4-7 to fill in a short online questionnaire. As many students have younger siblings at this school, responses from these parents would be appreciated. The link for the questionnaire is: https://lboro.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/child-eating-and-behaviours
Medical Careers Day
Do you have a child who is considering a career in medicine? If so, are they unsure about the application process or do they wish to know more about how they can stand out from the crowd?
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Venue: University of East Anglia, Norwich
Year 10 - 23rd March
Year 11 - 27th April
Year 9 - 11th May
Year 8 - 25th May
Year 7 - 15th June
Year 11 Prom
Date: 30th June 2017
Year 11 Mock Results Day
On Friday 13th January, Year 11 had a taste of how it feels to collect your GCSE results. The students collected their golden envelopes from the library this morning and celebrated their achievements from their Pre Public Mock GCSE Exams.
Ofsted Monitoring Visit 6th and 7th December 2016
We are delighted to share the report from our Section 8 monitoring inspection on the 6th and 7th December which shows that we are making effective progress towards the removal of special measures. This report reflects the hard work and dedication of all our staff who are working tirelessly to help address our action points as a school.
I would like to thank our staff, parents and wonderful students for all their support in moving the school forward. We still have a lot to do to achieve our vision for the school, but we are all thrilled to have confirmation that we are moving in the right direction.
Well done to the all pupils who completed the Santa Run on the 13th December, a special mention to Summer Taylor in Y8 who raised a massive £121 for EACH (East Anglia's Children's Hospice).
Sainsbury Centre Visit 22 November 2016
Last month, the Year 10 Art students spent the day with the fantastic staff and volunteers at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia.
The students are currently working on the theme ‘Identity’ and the tour guides tailored our visit with this theme in mind, showing us highlights of the Centre’s vast collection.
Dear Parents & Carers
On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th December we welcomed two visitors from Ofsted to Acle Academy who were monitoring the progress we have made since the last inspection in July 2016. If you wish to pass any comments to the inspectors, 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 Parent View or directly to the school.
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.
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.
If you don't find the information that you need, please do drop us a line - just click on the business card!
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.
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.
School Drop Off
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.