Newsletter CROMER ACADEMY
Welcome back everybody!
Yr 9 will be making their important option choices. This term also sees the School Production, “Three Cheers For Mrs Butler”, which the cast are rehearsing and preparing in earnest for. As a school we will be looking at our Behaviour Policy in order to further support students in their learning in order to be successful at school. Penny Bignell –Headteacher
Uniform Cromer Academy wishes its students to dress in a manner which encourages a sense of pride in their school. A smart school uniform will help to promote a sense of identity both within the Academy and the local community. Surveys of students, parents, staff and Governors have been undertaken and the results indicated a support for a change of uniform as stated in our previous newsletter. We are aware that affordability has been an area of concern for some of our parents. With this in mind, we have consulted with a number of companies and we have gone with the company with the most cost effective package. An example of approximate costing for the new uniform consisting of Blazer, jumper, 2 shirts, tie and trousers/skirt with £30 discount voucher from Cromer Academy and purchased during the introductory offer evenings in June will be; KS3 -£30, KS4 -£47 ( this price includes VAT and all pricing reflects age rather than measurements). A hardship fund will be available to families who reach the criteria. Additional funding will be available for these. Families who qualify for this will be informed directly. Any uniform bought after this evening will need to be purchased online at a slightly increased price direct from the supplier, more details to follow. Alternative styles have been looked at and samples will be made available for inspection by all interested parties in the school foyer and via our website www.cromeracademy.org.uk with the full price range. You will have the opportunity to vote for your preference of style and colour combination via our website. This will be available to view from the week commencing 16 th January 2012. The deadline for voting will be Tuesday 31st January 2012. If you would rather, come into school and look at the uniform and discuss the options with reception and vote for your preference.
New Logo Below are the finalised logo choices for the academy and will be incorporated in the new uniform. Students and staff have voted for their favourite logo today during form time. We would like you to have the same opportunity. Parents and general public are able to vote for their favourite logo via the schools website cromeracademy.org.uk. You have until Tuesday 31st January to register your vote. The logo with the most votes will be adopted by Cromer Academy.
13th January 2012
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This term is as important as ever with Year 11 and Year 10 taking a range of exams enabling them to get marks towards reaching or exceeding their Target Minimum Grade (TMG). Lots of revision is needed at home which I hope parents will support their children in doing.
Football Results The U16 football team continued their progress in the County Cup with a very convincing performance against Diss High School. After the tough match against Northgate High School in the previous round we were expecting an even harder game this time but it proved not to be the case as we ran out 6-0 winners in quite a one sided match. Jordan Tipple weighed in with 4 excellent goals with the others coming from Chris Winterbone and Liam Jackson. We are not sure who we will be playing in the quarter final yet but we do know that we have another home draw to look forward to. Thank you for all supporters and we welcome parents and friends to come and support all our games.
Year 9 Options Evening Year 9 students have been given their school reports this week along with a letter informing parents of the change of date for Options Evening. The new date is Wednesday 1st February, not Tuesday 19th January as stated in the parent calendar. A letter with full details will be sent home to you during the week beginning Monday 23rd January.
Year 7 Parent Consultation Response
Following our Year 7 Parent Consultation Evening held last term, evaluation sheets completed by parents during the evening highlighted the following;
I was born in Norfolk and educated at Attleborough Primary and Thetford Grammar Schools. After graduating from Edinburgh University I qualified as a Chartered Civil Engineer and am now retired from my job as a Local Government Chief Officer.
David Fincham. Chair of Governors.
100% agreed that their child enjoys school. 100% agreed their child is making good progress. 97% agreed the school meets their child’s particular needs. 94% agreed the school communicating with parents.
44% said they were not aware of who the school Governors were. We will continue to highlight a governor in each edition of the newsletter to help address this issue and make you aware of who the Governors are and what role they play within the school.
I took up voluntary work as an Appropriate Adult with Norfolk Social Services and St. Matthews Housing I became a governor nearly ten years ago as a way of repaying the good work undertaken by this School in preparing my daughter for the outside world. I believe providing equal opportunities for our children through education is the most important issue for any community and educators should be the most valued members of our society. It is an honour as well as a pleasure to work with the staff and students of the Academy. In addition, I like to meet with the families at open evenings, shows and sports events and look forward to meeting many more this year.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARIES 1st Feb –Year 9 Options Evening 3rd Feb –School Production –7:00pm
Cromer Academy Newsletter Issue 9