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Executive Principal’s Welcome

I am both proud and privileged to be leading Barnsley Academy during a period of transition, development and improvement. I was welcomed into the school community in May 2014 and, since that time, I have worked in partnership with school staff, our local community and professional partners to ensure that our Academy is moving rapidly towards becoming a good school.

Our Academy is sponsored by United Learning – a group of schools which aims to provide excellent education to all children and young people across the country. As a United Learning academy, we seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out “the best in everyone” – students, staff, parents and the wider community.

We are committed to all of our students receiving personalised support to ensure that each one of them is able to make the progress we know they are capable of. At the heart of our practice is a desire to work with parents and carers to develop an environment which provides a truly holistic and inclusive approach which fosters high expectations and standards at every level.

Our newly formed Senior Leadership Team is excited by the challenges ahead and is uncompromising in its pursuit of excellence as we know that each of our students deserve the very best education we can offer and, it is with this aim, that we are determined to serve our own community.  

Nikki Shaw 

 

Latest News

14 April 2015

Residential Trip Y9, Y10, Y12 & Y13

Psychology Team

Please find attached poster and letter with regards to a residential trip for Y9, Y10, Y12 & Y13 Psychology Students.

 

The trip will involve:

·         A visit to Bethlem Royal Hospital; The Museum of the Mind.

·         A workshop in Forensic psychology, Hypnotherapy or Psychoanalysis.

·         A visit to The Freud Museum.

·         A one night stay at the Royal National Hotel.

·         Dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe

 

Click on the title for further information!

27 March 2015

Y12/13 Easter Revision Timetable

Mark Aveyard

The following sessions will be run through the Easter holidays to enable Year 12/13 students to access focused revision and catch-up time in specific subjects. Lunch will not be provided, so students are advised to bring their own lunch and eat it in the main Dining Room, as the lunch break will be not be long enough to leave the premises and return in time for the afternoon session.

 

Please click on title for timetable.............

On Track To Achieve 27 March 2015

On Track To Achieve

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Y10 & Y11 Futsal Match 17 March 2015

Y10 & Y11 Futsal Match

On Wednesday a group of 30 Year 10 and 11 students (5 teams) competed at a Barnsley Schools Futsal tournament at Horizon ALC. All of the students participating represented the Academy excellently, and there were some fantastic skills on show, with a plethora of goals from all teams leading to a number of victories over opposing schools.

 

The group stages lead to the final of our C team versus Penistone A team. After a tense and heated battle, Reece Tattersall bagged the winner for our lads to claim the victory, and progress to the South Yorkshire finals in Sheffield.

 

Attached is the picture of the winning team. L-R Charlie Harvey, Reece Tattersall, Nathan Bunting (MoM), Josh Greaves, Stevie Berry, Jake Fenton


9 March 2015

Hoyland Bus

Urgent News

Please click on title to see the route for the Hoyland to Barnsley Academy bus.

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Weekly Notice Board

From Jayne Whitehead

Best In Everyone

Best  in Everyone Awards

We are delighted to announce that our 2 nominees for the BEST in Everyone Awards to be held at Surbiton Girls’ High School, have been selected as the winners of their category. Congratulations go to

Isobel Hammond (Y7): The United Learning Academic Award for KS3 German

Rhiannon Kitching (Y10): The United Learning  Academic Award for KS4 Economics.

24 April 2015

From Jayne Whitehead

MFL

Y11 French and German GCSE

Oral examination will take place as follows next week:

Monday 27th German: Local Area

Tuesday 28th French: School and Education

 

All French and German GCSE candidates are advised to attend Enrichment  to practise past papers for the Reading and Listening Exams. The Modern Languages Team are available the week commencing 27th April every day at 3:00pm.

 

Trip to Cologne

Jayne Whitehead

All parents/carers should have received details of the final payment deadlines, the staffing and the itinerary this week. We shall be holding a meeting for all participants and their parents/carers  early in June.

24 April 2015

From Sara Cheesman

GCSE Drama Exam

A reminder for the following students to bring their GCSE drama exam costume into school on Monday the 27th of April.

Jake Fenton

Keir Hawcroft

John Gordon Lane

Nicolas Kent

Ethan James

Ben Cooper

Amber Thompson

Sharlotte Richardson

Molly Anne Greaves

Nathan Hilton

Charles Harvey

24 April 2015

From Nurture

Green Fingers

Green Fingers – Nurture are turning their hand to gardening.  We have planted; Fruit veg and flowers.

We are tending daily to plants and holding a biggest sunflower competition.

We will keep you updated with the progress the plants are making.

24 April 2015

From Jane Hutchinson

Football and the Community

Thank you to all our students who took part in the assemblies on Thursday 23rd April.  They were delivered by South Yorkshire Police and Ben Mansford (Chief Executive of Barnsley FC).  The Academy are extremely proud of how all students conducted themselves and hope that we will be able to work more widely on project with the Police and the Football Club.

 

Students should watch out for information about Sport FX (Football for Girls and Boys) in the Academy which will be starting very soon!

24 April 2015

From Jane Hutchinson

Football and the Community

Thank you to all our students who took part in the assemblies on Thursday 23rd April.  They were delivered by South Yorkshire Police and Ben Mansford (Chief Executive of Barnsley FC).  The Academy are extremely proud of how all students conducted themselves and hope that we will be able to work more widely on project with the Police and the Football Club.

 

Students should watch out for information about Sport FX (Football for Girls and Boys) in the Academy which will be starting very soon!

24 April 2015

From Miss Thorpe

Feeling Proud

I just want to say that I constantly feel so proud of how well the Y7 children are engaging, working, behaving and achieving. Their primary schools would be so pleased that they have transitioned so well into secondary. Keep it up!

 

Mrs Thorpe

Executive Headteacher-The Bank End and Hunningley Partnership

24 April 2015

From Camille Bendell

Social Science

On Tuesday we were lucky to have an holocaust survivor by the name of Marc Schatzberger visit the academy. Marc shared his experiences about the holocaust and living in Austria when the Nazis invaded. He told Y10 and Y11 pupils about being part of the kindertransport and moving to England on his own. He also shared his experience of the death of his parents at Auschwitz concentration camp.

 

The pupils who attended the talk were a testament to the academy and listened admirably throughout a difficult and touching subject. Many thanks to Marc for visiting and well done on Y10 and Y11 history students who gave a fantastic account of themselves.

 

Our superstars this week are:

 

PTE

Shannon Baker Y10 – Positive work and attitude.

Morgan Haigh Y9 – Taking part in class discussion.

 

HISTORY

Chloe Kay Y8- Excellent work on weapons and which weapon was the best weapon in WWI.

 

HEALTH AND SOCIAL

Aqua Hawcroft and Chelsea Brown Y9 - Excellent presentation of work in communication skills.

Mia Crowther, Olivia Hirst, Lauren Coward, Caycee Walker and Robyn Lee Milnthorpe Y9- good discussion in class about confidentiality when discussing care values.

 

A REMINDER FOR ALL Geography Y11’s  Miss Durose is  available for revision Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 3-4. Please make use of this slot.

24 April 2015
Picture of the Week

From Art & Tech

Picture of the Week

Chocolate Brownies made by Callum Dunn.  Well Done!
24 April 2015

From Nikki Shaw

Postcards Home

Well done to the following students for receiving postcards home:

Karlis Kringelis – Year 7

Melissa Skiffington – Year 7

Megan Dodson – Year – 7

Lauren Horton – Year 7

Libby Rooke – Year 7

Stephanie Haywood – Year 8

India Newton – Year 8

Katrina Parsons – Year 8

Melissa Shaw – Year 8

Courtney Thompson – Year 8

Libby Maguire – Raynor –Year 9

24 April 2015

From Admin Team

free Health Medication

Did you know that you can get free medical treatments for lots of different things ranging from blocked noses and allergies to head lice and headaches.

To access this please view the attached information: -

 http://www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk/CCG%20Downloads/Your%20Health/Pharmacyfirst%20leaflet.pdf

http://www.barnsleyccg.nhs.uk/patient-help/pharmacy-first.htm

http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Pharmacy/Pages/Commonconditions.aspx

24 April 2015

From Nikki Shaw

School Uniform

Due to the warmer weather from Monday 27.04.15, students are not required to wear their blazers. Polo shirts are no longer part of school uniform but students are encouraged to wear short sleeve shirts as we do not allow students to wear their shirt sleeves rolled up. School ties must continue to be worn throughout the summer term. Thank you for your co-operation with the correct wearing of school uniform as there has been a marked improvement in this since Christmas. 

24 April 2015
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