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Newsletter CROMER ACADEMY

As you will be aware from the media, the teacher and support staff trade unions will be taking industrial action on 30th November 2011. The action, a one day strike will result in closures across the country. The decision to close the school or send students home is never taken lightly but in this instance when staff have elected to take lawful industrial action, I have no choice but to take appropriate steps to ensure the health and safety and wellbeing of all our students. Therefore on Wednesday 30th November Year 11 only will be in school to complete their important GCSE mock exams that have been planned and attend their other GCSE lessons with staff who are not involved in industrial action. Yr 10 students who attend college will also need to come to school at the normal time to be transported as usual to the different colleges as these centres are not taking part in Industrial Action.

Thank you for your understanding and on-going support. P Bignell

25th November

Issue 6

Contact us by email at office@cromerhigh.norfolk.sch.uk

Public Sector Pensions 窶的ndustrial Action -Wednesday 30th November 2011


Open Evening Review Following our Year 6 Open Evening that was held on Wednesday 5th October, 78% of those who attended and responded to our evaluation sheets said they found “the Academy’s environment lived up to your expectations” to be good or better and 84% said they rated “the quality of the information received regarding Open Evening” to be good or better. Well done to all involved!

Xmas Concert Cromer Academy is holding its Christmas Concert on Tuesday 13th December. The evening, which starts at 7pm, will include a selection of Christmas music, both traditional and contemporary, performed by students from all year groups. Tickets are available from Cromer Academy office and priced at £2.00 with under 12’s free. Seating is limited so please book early! Refreshments and raffle available.


Uniform We are carrying out a survey within the school community regarding whether we should change the school uniform now we have become an Academy and would like parents thoughts. Please return the tear off slip to the office by Friday 2nd December. ————————————————————————————————————— ——— Name………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………….. I would like to see a change in the uniform Y / N ( please circle your choice) Comment ( not essential) ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….... ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Lexia Update- Mrs Clements If you know that your child should be f o l lo wi ng the Le xi a Re a di ng Programme at home, please could you encourage them to work on this regularly ( at least twice a week) for 15-20 minutes per session.

Sponsored Walk Update More sponsor money has come in for the sponsored walk. The total now stands at £3,408.03!

Monitoring of students’ progress has identified a long list of students who have either not begun the programme at all, or who have not been working on it regularly.

28th –Nov—2nd December -Yr 11 Mock Exams

If you have experienced any problems

8 –9th December –Yr 11 Art Mock Exams

with the programme, please do not hesitate to contact the school and we will do our best to help.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES

30th November –School closed for Yr 7-10 only

Tuesday 13th December –School Xmas Concert Assembly Hall 7pm Friday 16th December -School closes for Xmas holidays


Maths Challenge –Kelsy Gudgeon & Alice Wreford On Tuesday 18th October, 8 students from Year 10 took part in the Paston Maths Challenge. Cromer entered two teams of four. They competed against 4 other schools in 2 rounds of maths problems. Round one was successful for team 2 after being able to obtain 120 marks out of 140 by answering 6 logic puzzles in an hour. Cromer 2 were leading the first round against other local schools. Round two was a quick fire round where you were able to confer with your team after a short presentation. Cromer Team 1 were successful and managed to score 58 marks out of 60. Unfortunately, Team 2 lost their lead in the final rounds but everyone maintained the highest enthusiasm and sense of humour throughout the day. Year 7 Banham Zoo trip It’s always a pleasure to take Cromer students out on a trip as they are so well behaved and eager to learn and our year 7 trip to Banham Zoo was no exception. Organised to extend the learning on the topics variation, classification and feeding relationships in the first half term, it was an excellent opportunity to experience the application of scientific knowledge and to make all the theory in the classroom come to life. On Speaking to the students they really enjoyed the discovery shows where they had a first hand opportunity to touch and see animals up close, the snake and rat went down a scream. For our amusement the animal expert passed around the skin of a stick insect which the students found fascinating. We were privileged to witness a male bull seal being fed by a Zookeeper; they are rather large at 55 stone and rather them than me ! Students compared the meerkats to otters but chose the monkeys as the most amusing and interesting in the park. Of course, a trip to the shop was essential and the variety of souvenirs was a clear indicator of the enjoyment on the day.


Cromer Academy Newsletter Issue 6  

25th November

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