Last week the Sports Leaders were lucky enough to spend the day with Olympic Boxer Amanda Coulson. She taught them the 6 keys to success and helped them plan and deliver a KS2 primary school session on the afternoon to students of Harewood Primary.
Amanda’s story was so inspirational’ (Chloe Reynolds, Y10)
We are in our fourth year partnership with the Sky Sports Mentor program and looking forward to next years visit already.
The U13 girls cricket team competed at the indoor regional finals for the Lord Taverner’s cup today in Durham. The girls beat Staindrop and Ferryhill to secure 1st position in their group, gaining a place in the semi-finals.
The girls fought hard during the semi-final but unfortunately lost against Hetton School who were the over all winners of the competition. They had to remain focused and motivated to play against Durham Johnston for the 3rd/4th play off and even though they played very well they lost in the final over.
The girls came 4th in the competition which is a fantastic achievement and gives them a head start ready for the up and coming summer season. Well played girls!
Lana and Sophie batting well against Hetton in the semi-final
Sosan bowling during the 3rd/4th position play off v Durham Johnston.
The U13 Girls Cricket team
Amanda Coulson (GB Boxing star) visited the Academy on Tuesday 20th January to deliver two boxing fitness sessions to Y9 students in the afternoon.
Students had a great time and learnt new skills in a sport they do not usually have access to within the curriculum.
“It was a really good experience to work with a professional Athlete, she got us moving around and taught us new skills”
Working as a team in designing and creating their University
On Wednesday the 14th and Wednesday 21st of January all Year 8 and Year 9 students had the opportunity to attend an exciting and engaging motivational day at Teesside University.
The motivational visit was designed to help raise student aspirations. Students worked in groups, alongside Teesside University Student Ambassadors on a variety of team building activities that included an orientation task, University quiz, designing and creating their own University, developing and presenting their ideas for a new Music Festival.
These activities really helped to improve student’s enterprise skills, in particular their self-confidence, teamwork and presentation skills.
Many thanks to Teesside University for hosting these fantastic events.
It was fantastic to see so many parents on Monday evening at our consultation night. The conversation between parents, teachers and students is very important in ensuring the Academy fully supports and challenges your children to achieve their best. Thank you to all parents who completed the survey at the end of the night, this provides us with information of what is going well and how we can continue to improve. Some key features of the survey results are as follows:
· Over 90% of parents agree that their children are enjoying their time at the Academy, feel safe and make progress
· Over 90%of parents are happy with rewards, enrichment and the range of subjects in the curriculum
· Over 90% of parents agree that the Academy is caring, friendly, well led, organised and supported their children when moving from primary school
· 98% of parents now agree that homework is good – ‘Show My Homework’ online is proving to be popular!
· 90% of parents agree that behaviour is good and concerns are dealt with quickly and effectively
It’s great to see that so many parents think we are doing a good job and your feedback is appreciated
Our exciting new. We have many new exciting enrichment’s. The Enrichment Brochure for the Spring term is now available to download here:
Enrichment Brochure Spring 2015
Places will fill up quickly. Please see your tutor to book your place.
The Y10 boys football team finally got to play their game against Northfield school (away) last night. Due to poor weather conditions and lighting issues, the game had to be rearranged twice.
The game was played on Northfield’s grass floodlit pitch in cold windy conditions. The boys were playing against the wind in the first half, TA went in at half time 4-0 down, all goals coming in the last 11 minutes of the half.
After 17 minutes of the second half, TA had brought the score back to 4-4. Unfortunately, Northfield scored 3 quick breakaway goals towards the end of the game making it a 4-7 defeat for TA.
Goals from J. Richards, J. Harding and A. Smith (2)
Squad: J.Richards (Capt), J.Harding, D.Fish, A.Smith, D.Willson, J.Tinston, E.Homer, A.Ahmed, J.Laurence, S.Hussain, B.Mead, L.Cooke, G.Singh, B.Boyes, T.Kier and T.Fletcher
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