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Newsletter Newsletter of Heartlands Academy

We’re A Top Ten Academy!

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eartlands Academy has been recognised by SSAT as one of the best in the country for student progress at GCSE. The academy has received national

recognition for the value it adds to students’ achievements at GCSE. SSAT, the Schools, Students and Teachers Network, recently undertook its annual in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England and identified Heartlands Academy’s success. The academy has qualified for an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award by being in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their GCSE results at age sixteen. ucational this year ’s SSAT Ed u are a winner in yo ns tio ula rat “Cong s. your school has Outcomes Award let you know that , I am delighted to AT ional progress. SS pt of ce lf ex ha ur be On mes Award for yo tco Ou al ion at the top 10% of uc in won an SSAT Ed vement of being ognise your achie rec to is ard aw e Th ogress. for value-added pr mes Award by schools nationally Educational Outco AT SS an for ed fi ali qu de by pupils s ma ha l s oo res sch og e Th ls nationally for pr oo sch of % eir GCSE results 10 p th d being in the to primary school an at s ult res 2 ge y sta between their ke eir exceptional at age 16. ngratulated for th emy should be co ad Ac g the field in s din nd lea tla ar be ‘He ed themselves to ov pr ve ha ch good ey Th . achievement nts. There is so mu mes for their stude tco n us at the ou joi ll SE wi GC ey ing th ov pe impr share, and I ho uld co l gies with oo ate sch is str th practice that network and share for the chance to ing en ev ion rat celeb the ools. and hard work of award-winning sch the commitment to nt d me an sta y, te s Academ ‘These results are team at Heartland rs and leadership high expectations ve ha rs he ac students, teache te d ille sk en wh d ve l is a hie ac oud that this schoo show what can be g person. I am pr un yo y er ev for and ambition AT network.’ , member of the SS With best wishes

Sue Williamson Chief Executive

Issue 17 Spring Term 2015

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large majority of the Year 8 cohort have been involved in the BBC School Report project. As part of the process students have interviewed a host of famous faces: the Leader of the Council, Ann Lucas OBE; writer and rapper, Benjamin Zephaniah; world-renowned surgeon, Dr Fiona Reynolds and the Duchess of Kent, to name but a few. The students have gained experience in researching along with compiling direct and probing questions. Some interviews were undertaken electronically, whereas the majority were conducted face to face. To watch our final report, visit:

www.heartlands-academy.org.uk/news/bbc-school-report

More on this story on page 5.

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Heartlines Issue 17 - Spring 2015