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Student Working

Issues surrounding “Sexting”

March 16, 2018

During assemblies this week year 7, 8 and 9 have focused on the issues surrounding ‘Sexting’, specifically youth produced sexual images. Creating and sharing sexual images of young people under the age of 18 is against the law and is of significant concern to families and those who support young people. The assemblies sought to enhance students understanding of the risks associated with sexting and where to seek advice and support.  Please discuss this topic with your child and find a range of useful websites below:




International Women’s week – a thankyou.

March 12, 2018

On Friday our students got the opportunity to listen to and ask questions of two guest speakers as part of our International Women’s week.

Emma Lister – Senior HR manager at Cummins Engineering

Sarah Clarkson – House of Commons Clark and EU Officer in Brussels

We would like to thank all of our panel guest speakers who participated last week. You have given our students an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding of how local women have gone on to be successful in their chosen careers.



PPEs – Adverse Weather Update

March 8, 2018

PPEs will continue for Post-16 and Year 11 students tomorrow and they will remain in line with the original timetable – any missed PPEs from today will be rescheduled later in the exam period.  The exam timetable can be found on the school website under: Curriculum > Supporting Success.

Closure – 8th March

Unfortunately the academy will be closed today for students due to the extremely poor weather conditions in and around Ossett.

We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience caused.

International Women’s Day – Careers Panel

March 6, 2018

As part of a range of activities taking place this week, a number of Ossett Academy students attended a panel discussion focusing on the experiences of women across a range of industries.  We are thankful to Rachel Kennedy (Business Entrepreneur),  Janine Smith (Bio Medical Scientist),  Elaine Yendall (Brewer and owner of a micro brewery and bar) and Dr Jane Moore (Chemist within the pharmaceutical  industry) who gave up their time to answer the questions of our students. This was a positive and inspirational experience for our students!

 “I learnt that I didn’t have to do things in the same way as others. I learnt to have confidence within myself and ignore what others think” – Anna 

“It was interesting to find out about how one of the women moved on after being made redundant and overcoming several challenges” – Tyler

“Makes me determined to go for anything” – Lorna, Ella & Alice

PPE Exam Update

March 2, 2018

Due to the unforeseen academy closure this week we are making the following amendments to the Pre public exams (PPE’s) that are due to commence on Monday 5th March.

• All examinations will now begin on Tuesday 6th March.

• The exams scheduled to take place on Tuesday for year 11 include Maths paper 1 at 8.45am, French, German and Spanish mid morning  followed by Geography in the afternoon.

• The exams schedule will remain as planned and the exams that were scheduled to take place on Monday 5th March will be rescheduled to take place later in the examination period.

• These changes will be communicated to students next week and to parents via text message, social media and the academy website.

• Students in year 11 will be given their individual timetables for the exam period in registration on Monday 5th March but the master copy of all examinations is available via the academy website under the ‘curriculum’ and ‘supporting success’ tabs.

Students who are due to sit PPE’s are encouraged to access the revision materials, websites and apps provided by their teachers in order to fully prepare for their examinations.

Academy Closure Letter

Please see below a letter to parents / carers regarding the closure of the academy due to the adverse weather this week.

Letter to Parents – Academy Closure (2 March 2018)

Academy Closure – Friday 2nd March

The academy will remain closed today Friday 2 March for students. It is our intention to re-open at the usual time on Monday. We have taken this decision as we are unable to secure the safety of students around site following this week’s adverse weather.

Adverse Weather Reminder

February 27, 2018

In the event of adverse weather it is always the academy’s priority to remain open and as such the premises team will work to ensure that the academy site is both accessible and as safe as possible.

There may be however rare instances where the academy might be unable to open as normal as a result of severe or adverse weather. Any changes to the usual opening arrangements will be communicated on the academy website, social media, Ridings FM, Real Radio, Radio Leeds and Wakefield Express publications. A text message will be sent to parents to confirm if the academy is closed due to adverse weather.

Where none of the above updates/communications have been provided, parents should assume that the academy is open as normal.

Leeds Apprenticeship Fair 2018

February 14, 2018

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of careers and are a highly regarded progression route for many young people. Here at the Academy and 6th Form we actively promote apprenticeships to students through events internally and externally. We strongly recommend students interested in apprenticeship in the future attend the annual event. There will be representation from local, national and international employers wanting to recruit students.

Leeds Apprenticeship Fair 2018 Poster

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