The Immunisation Team Nurses were unable to administer the DTP/ ManACWY Vaccination all of Year 9 in March and so the nurses will come back into school in the Summer term on Friday 12th July 2019 and issue injections to any child who missed out.
Permission slips must be completed online.
On Wednesday 26th June Mrs Hinch will be taking a group of students form years 7-10 to the District Athletics Competition.
The competition will be held at Ridlins Athletics Track from 9.00am until 4.00pm
We are pleased to invite your child to visit North Hertfordshire College, Hitchin Campus for an Innovation Day on Wednesday 12th June 2019. The aim of the day is to introduce students to apprenticeship and college courses that are available and inspire students to succeed. These courses include Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Carpentry and Sports Studies.
The visit will be taking place on Wednesday 12th June 2019. Your son/daughter will need to arrive at The Academy on this day at the normal time of 8.30am and register in their forms. Students will return to The Academy by 1.00 pm and will have a late lunch during Period 4. Students will then go to period 5 as normal and finish school at 3.00pm. Students are required to be in full school uniform.
We expect that this will be a very popular opportunity and in the interest of fairness, names will be entered into a ballot and chosen at random if oversubscribed. Places will not be secured on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. Please be advised that places will be limited to 50 students. Should your child be successful they will be notified via their form tutors. Please return the reply slip below to Miss Proto by no later than Tuesday 21st May 2019.
What to bring:
Please note that your child will be required to bring a packed lunch and a bottle of water with them to The Academy on this day. (The canteen will not be open due to early lunches over the exam period). If your child is entitled to free school meals and you wish The Academy to provide your child with lunch, please fill out the permission slip below. We ask that parents ensure their child bring with them any medication that they require and that school staff are aware of any medical needs. Students should wear their normal school uniform on this day.
Members of school staff Miss Kwiatkowski, Miss Proto and Mr Crowley will be accompanying students on this trip. We are proud of our excellent record of exemplary behaviour on trips and visits. Students will be representing our Academy and we expect all to behave and act responsibly. If staff have any concerns about your son/daughter’s conduct, their place on the visit will be reviewed.
The Fun Run is a fundraising event for the PE department and any funds raised will go towards improving current facilities or buying new equipment. Fun Run money has paid for the outdoor table tennis tables, new athletics vests, the bowling machine, trampolines, refurbishing the weights room and more.
Students pay a £2 entry fee into the race which will cover their non-uniform for the day, their medal as well as entry into the best costume competition. Students have also been given sponsorship forms to try and get friends or relatives to sponsor them in the run.
All students will report to their afternoon registration at 1.40 and be dismissed from school at 2.00 p.m.
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week we have started our breakfast scheme, offering every student the chance to grab a free breakfast every morning. On Wednesday 1st May you are welcome to come along to the Dining Hall between 8.00am and 8.25am to join your child for breakfast. Mr Lewis will be available in the Dining Hall between 8.30am-9.15am on this day to meet parents. This will be a chance to talk generally about all aspects of academy life.
I hope that some of you will be available to join us on Wednesday for some or all of the time. Please can you let me know if you are planning to attend by filing in this form.
For those of you that are only available after work the next evening Parent Forum will be on Thursday 23rd May at 6.00pm.
Mrs Kate Prince
PA to Mar Mark Lewis, Head teacher
I have organised a visit to the Holocaust Memorial Day workshop on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The morning will be spent at the Jewish Museum in North London with a focus on The Holocaust gallery which provides an interesting and enlightening insight into Jewish life and history. The afternoon will be spent at Northwood United Synagogue listening to a survivor’s story and participating in the accompanying workshop.
This trip is open to all year 9 and 10 students and would be beneficial with regards to the Religious Studies GCSE in particular. As well as understanding the historic facts relating to the Holocaust, this is an ideal opportunity for students to recognise the relationship between the Holocaust and contemporary issues such as racism, bullying and discrimination.
We have a session for parents which covers, keeping your children safe online, child sexual exploitation, grooming, and risky behaviours in general, how to help your children stay safe.
If you are able to we would encourage you to attend. Freedom From Abuse have already been into Barclay and Barnwell, the parents feedback was overwhelmingly positive with many parents, students and staff saying it is the best training they have ever had.
More about the trainer can be found here. http://freedom-abuse.org/about/our-people/marilyn-hawes/
We are running a crèche on Monday for any parents that have children whom they need to bring as they don't have childcare available, if this something you need please let Mrs Dowle know so she can add you to the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
The session is from 6.30-8pm on Monday 21st January 2019.
Any parent that would like to discuss this further, the Safe Guarding Team will be available at Monday's session.
We are holding a non-uniform day to raise money for the Schools chosen charity and TASA this Friday.
Students are asked to pay £1.00 to wear a Christmas jumper as part of their non-uniform or £2.00 to wear non- uniform without a Christmas jumper. Students should hand their money into their Form Tutors in morning registration.
Alleyne’s Readers’ is the largest club in our academy, including every single member of the Thomas Alleyne community. This annual school-wide reading project is part of our continual drive to share our love of reading across the school.
This year, we are going to focus on the author Michael Morpurgo, and the students will be spending time later this week choosing which book they would like to read from the following selection:
The Mozart Question
Alone on a Wide Wide Sea
Each of these books focuses on an aspect of either WW1 or WW2 and their reading of their chosen book will form the basis of our ‘Alleyne’s Readers’ event on Friday 9th November. On this day, we will be collapsing our curriculum during lessons 3, 4 and 5 and the students will work in their tutor groups to engage in a wide range of activities based on the theme of conflict.
The students will also be spending a number of sessions during tutor time over the coming weeks focusing on many aspects of their reading. This will include learning more about the experiences of those affected by the world wars, the impact of conflict and resolution and about Morpurgo himself. His uncle, Francis Cammaerts, is a former head teacher of The Thomas Alleyne Academy, and this will give us a chance to discover more about the heritage of our wonderful school too.
All parents, carers and students are invited to a Welcome Evening in the half first term. Each year group will be invited to a separate event from 5.30-6.30pm which will begin with a talk from the Head teacher and Head of Year in the Main Hall. Form teachers will host the next part of the evening in their form room.
This is a great opportunity to meet with form teachers and learn more about the year ahead, and ask any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you there.