Mr Bird has been catching up with our recent Headteacher Learner of the Week winners.
Our winners for 7 February are Karmen from year 8 and Liam from year 10. Karmen is high up the rankings in the reward points competition and is an exemplary member of her form, helping others and carrying out form duties. She has also been working very well in Science, displaying an independence in her work which is allowing her to excel. She also enjoys Art, geography and English. Liam is nominated in Geography where is he on track to exceed his target grade. He puts in excellent effort on his home-learning tasks to ensure that his work is detailed and thorough. His favourite other subject is sports science and he has represented the school at football.
Our winners for 14 February are Georgia from year 13 and Jay from year 8. Georgia showed outstanding commitment to the schools U-Dance performance, creating a theme, selecting the music and choreographing the routine. She also led practice sessions after school, co-ordinated fundraising and mentored the younger students. She is studying RE, English and Sport and is hoping to study Disability Studies at university with a view to a career in teaching. Jay was nominated for his excellence in RE and PD. He achieved full marks in his last assignment and has excelled in recent lessons where students have been pitching products to each other. His own pitch, encouraging people to buy FIFA 20, was exceptional and he also asked challenging questions to other presenters, fully engaging in his learning. Jay has represented the school at football and his favourite other subject is maths.
Our winners for 28 February are Evan from year 10 and Ellie from year 7. Evan is working incredibly hard in English and has produced a series of fantastic essays for Romeo and Juliet, all of which have been above target. He’s a natural leader and takes ownership of his own work, both in and out of class. He enjoys Sport Science, German and History and has represented the school at football. Ellie was nominated in Science, where she completed an independent investigation on chromatography as an extra home-learning task. She has also made some rapid progress in maths, and has really grown in confidence in this subject. Ellie has also entered the Young Writer competition where she produced a 100 word piece under the sub heading ‘hunted’. She is also a keen member of drama club.
Our winners from 6 March are Cara from year 8 and Laura from year 9. Cara has produced some absolutely outstanding home-learning for English this year, including a diorama of a scene from Of Mice and Men. Her work is to an exceptional standard and she always strives to do her very best. Her behaviour and attitude to learning in lessons is also fantastic. Laura is nominated in Technology, where she produced some outstanding homework, creating a mood board on The Day of the Dead. Laura has also made a tote bag and a desk tidy, both of which are of a professional standard. Laura is working towards her Duke of Edinburgh award and has recently completed the sports element of this.
The Head Teacher Learner of the Week award is the academy’s top reward. Students get a gold star pin badge which they can wear for the rest of their time at the academy, as well as a photo opportunity with Mr Bird.