E11even Music Concert

Thank you to all who attended the Year 11 music performance, which contributes to their RSL music qualification.  We were moved by the heartfelt performances from the students, who have been working hard on this.  All students overcame their nervousness to perform well on the night.  Students are now completing the final aspects of their coursework.

Red Clothes Day

Students donned red clothes on Friday 15th March, to raise money for Comic Relief.  Some of our visiting speakers and charities we have worked with have benefited from funding from Comic Relief, and we are proud to support this good cause.  

National apprenticeship week

Week commencing 4th March is National Apprenticeship week, and we will be running a range of activities during that time.  Should students or parents have any questions about apprenticeships, please visit our information page, or speak to Mr Boardman for further guidance.

Any students wishing to attend the workshop at Petroc College on working within the NHS, must see Mr Boardman to book a place.  The event is booked for the 8th March.

eContact book launch – view your homework in one easy location.

From February half term, all staff will be listing the homework set for their subjects via our eContact book.  Students can log into this using their google passwords, and see all of their homework, including any links to support their work.  This is a web based system which can be accessed via a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Please follow this link to visit the site.

We are currently working to resolve issues with parental log ins.

Year 9 options process

Students are now choosing their option subjects, following a programme of careers education in CPE, and the Year 9 parent teacher meeting.

Please discuss option choices with your son / daughter, and ensure that the paperwork is submitted by Wednesday 13th February.

Students explore apprenticeship options

Students from Year 10 visited the Apprenticeship Show in Westpoint this week, here are some of thier comments:

‘I was able to meet employers and learn about their businesses’ – Lauren

‘Due to attending the apprenticeship show today, I have discovered many different career routes that interest me’ – Keira

‘I explored multiple available opportunities from companies such as Delloitte and J.P. Morgan, where I may apply in the future’ – Dan

‘I have gained confidence through talking with different employers’ – Emily

Further careers events are being organised by Mr Boardman, to allow pupils in all year groups to consider future options.  Thanks to Mr Boardman and Mrs Isherwood for driving.

Generation R

Our recent visit from Making Generation R has inspired pupils to reflect on thier own resilience.  Led by veteran service personnel, their personal stories of resilience and determination had pupils listening in rapt silence, before considering how they can build and develop thier own resilience in the face of adversity.

Pupils commented “Stephen was amazing; the way he described the little steps he could take, to even get out of bed following the blast from the IED, made me think about the things I find difficult. ”

” It gives you perspective on the things you find hard – they aren’t that hard really”.

Year 11 students then participated in a workshop, which has inspired some students to conisder what they can do to support this, and other local charities.  We aim to be running some events soon.

School closure – Friday 1st February 2019

Atlantic Academy will be closed on Friday 1st February, due to adverse travelling conditions for staff and students.  We thank parents and staff for their support getting pupils home tonight.

Year 9 parents’ evening and options information event will be rearranged for Wednesday 6th February, from 4pm.

Helping Young Hearts

Students in Years 9, 10 and 11 received information from Jay’s AIM volunteers this week, a charity designed to raise awareness of undiagnosed cardiac conditions.  Many students have signed up for the afterschool follow up session to learn the vital skills of CPR and how to use a defibrillator.  For more information on this charity, please visit thier website.