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Message from the Principal

It has been another busy and successful year for the Academy. Such success is only possible due to the hard work of our fantastic students and staff, and the support of families and the community…

So have a well-deserved and wonderful summer break! Please return safely and well rested for another amazing year!

Autumn Term begins at 8.20am, Tuesday 6th September for all students.

Finally, we look forward to seeing our Year 13 and Year 11 groups again and celebrating their successes on their respective results days. These are:

Year 13 – Thursday, 18th August from 10.00am 

Year 11 – Thursday, 25th August from 10.00am 

Have a great holiday and see you in September.

Steve Dixon

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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

Best in Everyone Awards 13 July 2016

Best in Everyone Awards

Miss Cheesman

Lauren Watson won the United Learning Best in Everyone award. the UL group has over 40,000 students so this is a huge achievement for Lauren! The evening was superb with lots of awards from different schools. We had a fabulous evening and Lauren and her parents were very proud! Well done Lauren!

ANYONE FOR TENNIS! 13 July 2016

ANYONE FOR TENNIS!

Barnsley Academy students head to Wimbledon for a grand day out~

 

It was game, set and match when Barnsley Academy students took a trip to Wimbledon last week to watch stars from the world of tennis.

 

Led by teachers Scott Bramall and Rebecca Wright, the trip was a reward for eight lucky students, who saw Venus Williams in action on court one, as well as other games on the outside courts.

 

During the visit, the students - many of whom had never been to London before - also had time to visit popular landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye.

 

Said Mr Bramall: 

 

"We had some amazing seats on court one and despite the weather, were able to watch some great games. Everyone had an amazing day and the students behaved impeccably."

 

Added Executive Principal Nikki Shaw:

 

"What an incredible but thoroughly well deserved experience for our students and a big thank you to Mr Bramall and Miss Wright who gave up their own time to lead the visit."

 

Those students attending were: Jamal Hazelhurst (Y7), Alex Rosa (Y7),

Shauna Dudley (Y7), Klaudia Wyskiel (Y7), Filip Rudniki (Y8), Jamie Caine (Y8), Eliza Maphosa (Y8) and Caitlin Murray (Y8.)

ENGLAND’S SUE SMITH SCORES A WINNER AT BARNSLEY ACADEMY 13 July 2016

ENGLAND’S SUE SMITH SCORES A WINNER AT BARNSLEY ACADEMY

England international Sue Smith helped pass on her winning ways to students when she paid a visit to Barnsley Academy this week.

 

Kickstarting her career with Tranmere Rovers in the 1990s, Sue went on to play football for a number of top league clubs including Leeds United, Lincoln Ladies and Doncaster Rovers Belles. Her fleet footed skills also won her a place in the national squad, representing England from 1997 until 2011, with a grand total of 93 caps.

 

Now a mentor for the Sky Sports Living for Sport Project, which works with young people aged 11-18 from across the country using sport to inspire students to achieve more, Sue called in on Barnsley Academy to lead a special assembly for Year 8 students, talking about aspirations.

 

Commenting on her visit to the academy, Sue said:

 

“As a Sky Sports mentor, the aim is to help motivate young people through sport, focusing on the keys to success and working these into practical and theory sessions. At Barnsley Academy, the students really responded to the assembly and I was particularly impressed with how they listened and learnt from the session.”

 

Barnsley Academy’s Executive Principal Nikki Shaw said:

 

“We were delighted to welcome Sue to the academy, with those students who took part finding it incredibly inspiring.”

STUDENTS DRESS TO IMPRESS AT BARNSLEY ACADEMY PROM 13 July 2016

STUDENTS DRESS TO IMPRESS AT BARNSLEY ACADEMY PROM

 

Barnsley Academy students stepped out in style last week to take part in the Kendray school’s annual prom. 

 

Held at The Fairway, this year’s event was organized by Head of Year 11 Miss Jayne Carr and the academy’s prom committee, with over 100 students attending – more than double last year’s event.

 

Many proud families escorted students to the event, with weird and wonderful transportation, including a 16 wheeler truck, limousine and horse and carriage.

 

Joe Borrow and Emily Phillips’ hard work, determination and enthusiasm across the academic year also saw them earn the title of Prom King and Queen. 

 

Barnsley Academy’s Executive Principal Nikki Shaw said: 

 

“For many of our students, the prom is the highlight of the year and as always, they were a credit to themselves, their families and the academy. We wish them all the very best in their future endeavours.”

Team BA 7 July 2016

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Weekly Notice Board

Tech of the Week
15 July 2016
Tech of the Week
15 July 2016

The following pupils are this week's star workers.

All students have put in great effort to move up a level on the Lexia program.

Well done from the LRC.

 

Jake Skelley

Bethany Haywood

Levi Wilkinson

Jack Green

Kai Green

15 July 2016

From English Department

English Praise

Miss Read - A huge congratulations to Year 6 for completing their first two weeks at BA! My English group have been so well behaved, calm and mature as they embraced the work set this week; some great work produced!

 

To all the dancers and performers that I have had the pleasure to work with this year; such great commitment and potential, I look forward to achieving a lot and seeing you develop your knowledge and skills next year! 

 

To Year 9, good luck as you enter your GCSE years! An exciting time where I'm sure we will see you all flourish and approach all work with maturity and a determination to succeed. I look forward to seeing you develop across next year and turning up on the first day in September with positivity and a need to achieve your best! 

 

Miss Taylor - 9V- What an incredible year this has been. It has been an absolute pleasure to be your form tutor this year; I have seen you and grow and develop into mature young adults. You are an absolute credit to all of your families, I will sincerely miss having you next year! Good luck munchkins! J

 

7x3- We have had an eventful year this year to say the least, but one thing is for sure- you are ALL incredible young people. I have enjoyed every single second teaching you this year. Keep up the hard work! J

 

7y4- WOW! That is one word to describe the entire class this year. The progress you have ALL made this year is phenomenal! You, as a class, have made me one of the proudest teachers here at the Academy. Teaching you is one of the reasons why I leave school with a smile on my face each day! I want you all to be proud of the journey you have all made, you are ALL stars in your own incredible way. Celebrate your individuality and be PROUD of who you are and what you have achieved. I definitely am proud of what you have achieved!

 

9p2- My little lovelies! The fact I am no longer going to be your teacher makes me extremely sad. However I know you will have another amazing teacher and reach the potential destined for each and every one of you! You make me proud to teach English, your drive, commitment and determination has been outstanding this year. I know you will be successful in your GCSE year. Keep up this amazing work!!

 

10x3- Well, well, well. What a year it has been! The class I have now is COMPLETELY different to the class I was given in September. Working with you through your GCSE has been an absolute pleasure. It hasn’t been easy, but none of you have given up. You have worked through various challenged this year, something you should all be proud of. I cannot wait to continue our journey into year 11 next year. Bring on the GCSEs!

 

Mrs McLaughlin - I’m proud of the work 6O have produced in English this week.  We’ve learnt lots of interesting things about each other and written some lovely descriptions for display.

 

Miss Mote - For my last blog I wanted to personally thank the entire English team for their support this year and effort at making me feel welcomed. 

Congratulations  to 9G2 who have made progress with their writing skills and behavior. It was a long year seeing each other everyday, but we made it, and I am proud of everyone's improvement. I will miss our discussions, and laughs.

7X1: You continued to amaze me all year with your skills and writing talents. There wasn't a challenge that we took on that we didn't succeed at. You all have such bright futu

15 July 2016

From Maths Team

Mega Mathematician Awards

Caitlin Murray Y8

Nicole Hargate year 8

Louise Hammerton yr 8

 

A special mention to:

Rebecca Sharp 8x2 always does her best and so polite.

Ryan Davis has been a superstar all year - superb attitude and effort throughout. 

John Benn yr9 – For ending the year positively in Maths, improvement in attitude and engagement

Amy Tattershall yr9 – Brilliant progress, due to a fabulous attitude.

15 July 2016

From English Team

Stunning Work

Stunning Work
Stunning work by 7y4 English on this classroom display for their studies of Macbeth.
15 July 2016

From Team Maths

Maths News

Well done 6O, a fantastic start to maths at Barnsley academy, I particularly  enjoyed the lesson in which we measured our heights and wingspans. 

 

 

megamathmatician

Cody McFarlane

Levi Wilkinson for 9g

Hollie Daniels year 8

Alex Moorhouse Y8

Aaron Totty Y9

Sophie Priestley yr10

7 July 2016

ICT

This week we would like to pay homage to some of our outstanding students!

 

As such we would love to congratulate the following;

  • Samuel Lawson - Y7 - Amazing work in scratch and one of our ICT Stars of the Week.
  • Yazmin Steel - Y8 - Unrivaled effort in her work and is our other ICT Star of the Week.
  • Neurhys Firth - Y9 - Outstanding economic debating skills and as a result our Economics Star of the Week
  • Charlotte Haigh - Y10 - Brilliant programming skills and effort and as such is the Computing Star of the Week.
7 July 2016

From Miss Holden Hannah Sefton 8B has just joined my year 8 group (8xSc4).  She has made an excellent start and the rest of the group are making her feel very welcome.  Well done to all of 8xSc4 who have been really enjoying our experiments this week too.

7 July 2016

From Team PE

PE News

1.       Year 7 and 8 Sports Days took place this week, with the BA fields bathed in glorious sunshine. Fantastic performances combined with exceptional attitudes ensured that all students had a great time, and were buzzing for the rest of the day. The scores were tight for both year groups, however 7G and 8R ended up being the victors in their respective years, for this year at least……..

 

2.       A number of students from Barnsley Academy have been shortlisted for the Team Activ/South Yorkshire Sports Awards. Courtney Bray, Daniel Njoh, and the year 8 Netball team have all had great years as either leaders or performers. The awards will take place in the Griffin Suite at Shaw Lane this Thursday, fingers crossed for some wins!

7 July 2016

Fantastic work from Mrs Lee’s Year 8 Drama group who this week completed their assessed monologues. A very daunting experience performing in front of the whole class by yourself but a great job done by all.

7 July 2016

The following pupils are this week's star workers.

All students have put in great effort to move up a level on the Lexia program.

Well done from the LRC.

 

Keenan Moorhouse

Demika Vose

Aboody Hasan

Joshua Griffiths

7 July 2016

From Nurture Team

Nurture News

We would like to thank Miss Tazzyman for a great lesson in nurture, students took part in a cycling challenge to see how many miles they could collectively achieve. Numeracy was involved as students converted km to miles and calculated mph. They did an amazing 18 miles in 40 minutes!

 

Dean Williams achieved star of the week for his fantastic effort and attitude to learning. 

7 July 2016

From English Department

English News and Praise

Mr McNicholas - To 7G for a wonderful start, having demonstrated maturity and enthusiasm in their lessons thus far.

 

Miss Taylor - 10x3- Fantastic attitude and commitment to their GCSE Lang Paper 1 on Monday. I was extremely proud of your efforts. 7y4- Amazing Spine chillers work, I cannot wait to showcase your work! 6B- Fantastic first week at Barnsley Academy, you attitude and behaviour has been impeccable. Keep this up!

 

Miss Mote - I would like to give praise to Caitlin Steele who has demonstrated exceptional behavior since the beginning of the year, and continues to do so. I would like to give praise to Ellie Kena for her enthusiasm and extra work she continues to put into English lessons. I would like to say a  big well done to Megan Bailey who has worked so hard on developing her descriptive writing skills and has produced a fabulous piece of writing. Well done to Darren Ledgeway and Chloe Simmons who show superb behavior constantly in lessons. An overall well done to all of my KS3 students who have worked hard over the past 2 weeks to do their end of the year assessments. 

 

Miss Read - A huge well done to all students in 9P1 for their phenomenal descriptive writing; I've been blown away by some of the creativity and exemplary examples, just imagine what your work will look like when completing your GCSE's! Well done to all English students involved in Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - excellent interpretation of text and cross-curricular work. I look forward to building up to the finished product! To all the new Year 6 students in my English class; an amazing transition into Year 7 and I'm proud of the hard work and determination that you have shown in your lessons so far. I look forward to working with some of you in September!

 

Miss Milner – Excellent effort from 10X1 completing their GCSE Language mock. Your hard work and determination will pay off! Massive well to 6R who have settled into English really well this and are already demonstrating hard work and making an exceptional effort!

 

Miss Elsadig - Praise to the students here at Wellington College on the Global Social Leaders camp. They are a credit to the Academy and are making me and themselves proud through their brilliantly polite attitudes, thoughtful contributions and impeccable behaviour.

 

Miss Siddle - I would like to nominate Milly Mae Lowe and Mackenzie  Arnott for working so hard in yesterday’s lesson and also all of Y6 Indigo; they have been a real pleasure to teach so far!

7 July 2016
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‘We would like to remind parents and carers of the numbers to ring if you need to report your child’s absence from school.  The numbers to call are 01226 574117 or 01226 574213.  If there is no one in the office to take your call, a voicemail facility is available.  You can also call the school number 01226 284606 and press option 1.

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