Second Issue of The Key
Welcome to our second issue of The Key.
Inside you will find information on; St. Peter’s in the community, including details of our Christmas celebrations and charitable efforts; GCSE preparation, including a survival guide for Y11s and our regular bite size news section showing how our students are acting as catalysts for change and striving to reach their full potential in all that they do.
Last term was a great success for the Academy as a whole, and individually for some of our outstanding students. We were delighted to have a very successful first monitoring visit from Ofsted shortly before Christmas and are very much looking forward to reading the full report, due to be published this month. Our senior girls netball team had a fantastic season and finished on a high with an 11-2 victory, our junior boys football team has also been racking up the wins recently, we are very proud of their sterling start and continue to wish them success in their matches.
As a school we have opened the doors to the community a number of times, firstly for our successful Christmas Fair, which raised over £1000 and then a few weeks later for our Christmas Carol, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! We are also delighted to report that one of our students, Megan, recently won the Gazette “Child of Courage Award” for showing her Catholic values and acting quickly to save the life of a stranger, very much embodying the character we expect of St. Peter’s students. Our Year 11 students have also been working diligently to ensure they get the grades they deserve this summer by staying in the Academy for an extra hour each day to revise, some have even stayed on a second hour for Poetry Lectures, Film Studies and Geography club.
This year we plan to build on these successes by continuing to have the highest expectations of what students can achieve. Our Year 10 and 11 students will be sitting their Pre Public Examinations in January and February to prepare them for their terminal GCSE exams this summer and next; we wish them all the best of luck in their endeavours. The rest of this term will be relentlessly focused on learning, revising and consolidating the skills and knowledge required for academic success. We will be supporting students with their resilience and wellbeing in a number of ways through this challenging time. Planned events include staff-student matches, revision parties, educational visits as well as the continuation of our successful “Breakfast of Champions,” which allows Year 11 students to have a space to meet teachers informally, catch up on homework and start learning promptly every morning. Our Year 11 parent’s evening is an important time for the student-parent-Academy partnership and we expect strong attendance at the event on February 6th.
St Peter, who is the Academy is named after, was Jesus’ rock and the foundations of the early church. We hope that our students will grow to be the rocks of this community and to work towards building the future of this area, the country and the world.
We look forward to your ongoing support.
Mrs Z Hammond
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