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November 9, 2018

……in our brand new news bulletin, ‘Weekly Roundup’!!

With so many fun and interesting things going on here at Ossett Academy, we thought what better way to inform you (and to celebrate them!) than to put them all in one place in a weekly bulletin.

You can find our debut edition, as well as subsequent future editions, here (that’s under our News & Events tab!).

Happy reading!

Funded Outward Bound Places Available

October 8, 2018

The Outward Bound Trust is the United Kingdoms leading provider of Adventure Training and personal development courses for young people in the United Kingdom. It is a registered charity with the Duke of York as its President and Chairman. It has recently celebrated 75years of inspiring young people by providing education and development through adventurous activity courses in some of the most remote and beautiful parts of the United Kingdom.

The Wakefield Outward Bound Association is a support group for the Trust and its objectives are to identify young people who will benefit from attending courses and to assist in providing financial support to those who would otherwise be prevented from attending. For 2019 we have been successful in securing funding for up to 4 places on one week Outward Bound Serious Adventure Courses, two for students from Ossett and surrounding suburbs/areas and two for students resident within Horbury.

One week Serious Adventure Courses are run from a number of Outward Bound Centres but the most accessible are at Aberdovey – North Wales, or Ullswater in the Lake District. For Aberdovey there is a pick up and collection point at Piccadilly Station, Manchester. For Ullswater there is a pick-up from Penrith Station. Of course in both cases students can be delivered to the door by travelling by car. The cost of transport is not covered by our funding arrangements but in cases of severe financial hardship we will seek to help. The courses involve a wide range of activities including canoeing, hill walking, gorge walking and climbing. The benefits include improved communication skills, confidence building, developing responsibility, and teamwork. Courses normally cost £549. All food and protective clothing and equipment is provided.

If your son or daughter wishes to attend one of the courses (dates & venues listed below), they should register their interest with their Pastoral Year Leader this week – Spaces go very quickly!

 

Serious Adventure Course (13 – 15yrs)

Aberdovey
13 – 19/7/19
22 – 28/7/19
3 – 9/8/19
12 – 18/8/19
24 – 30/8/19

Ullswater
8 – 14/7/19
13 – 19/7/19
29/7 – 4/8/19
10 – 16/8/19
17 – 23/8/19

 

Serious Adventure Course (15 – 19yrs)

Aberdovey
13 – 19/7/19
22 – 28/7/19
3 – 9/8/19
12 – 18/8/19

Ullswater
8 – 14/7/19
29/7 – 4/8/19
10 – 16/8/19
17 – 23/8/19

 

Skills for Life 3 week course (15 – 19yrs)

Aberdovey
1 – 19/7/19
27 – 9/8/19
12 – 30/8/19

Ullswater
8 – 26/7/19
29/7 – 16/8/19

The Countdown to PPEs

October 4, 2018

This week we launched with Year 11 their 8 week countdown to their first set of Pre-Public Exams (PPEs).  Students will sit a PPE exam for all subjects and an overview timetable will be available by Monday 8th October.

PPEs are an important part in building our support for students throughout Year 11.  Students were set goals to begin organising and revising this week and all subject teachers will be informing their Year 11 classes on what specific topics to revise from Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11.  Your support in encouraging your son/daughter to begin revising in plenty of time before the PPEs is very much appreciated.

Petite Skirt Shop

July 23, 2018

The Academy is open throughout the summer break for the sale of Petite School Skirts for girls 1.52m and under in height.

  • Monday – Thursday: 9am – 3pm
  • Fridays: 9am – 2pm
  • Sizes 6 – 12: £13.99
  • Size 14: £14.99

Please call in at reception, or call 01924 232820 for any queries.

Positive Recognition Celebrations

July 16, 2018

Our “Summer Festival” for Positive Recognition week is in full swing! Today year 10 students have enjoyed hotdogs, ice creams and music throughout period 5 as part of their recognition for going above and beyond this term.

Pastoral Updates & changes to The Academy Day

July 6, 2018

From September we will move away from our current Learning Leader / Achievement Officer structure and introduce Pastoral Year Leaders. The Academy Day will also see some restructuring – the academy day will begin with Period 1, not form time. This makes punctuality to school even more important.

Further details regarding both have been sent home in a letter with your child. A copy of this can be downloaded from our ‘Letters from the Academy’ page, or direct by clicking the link below:

Year 6 Transition Information

June 25, 2018

In order to support students as they make the transition to Ossett Academy, we have provided a comprehensive transition guide which includes, but is not limited to the curriculum and assessment, enrichment activities and SEN support. We have also included a Frequently Asked Questions section towards the back of the guide to answer any queries you may have. In addition, you may also wish to read the academy magazine ‘Ossett Voice’ as this showcases the outstanding work of our students and their achievements both within and beyond the classroom.

The guide can be found under the ‘Parents’ menu (entitled ‘Year 6 Transition’) or via the following link: https://www.ossettacademy.co.uk/parents/year-6-transition

GDPR

May 25, 2018

You may be aware that the General Data Protection Regulations, known as GDPR comes into effect on 25 May 2018.

Security of data has always been an integral part of everything that we do at Ossett Academy. The new rules make sure that organisations are set up to protect any personal data they hold, and can act appropriately if something goes wrong. At Ossett we work hard to keep personal data secure, which includes regularly reviewing our privacy notice. You can view this here so that you are aware of how we use data and for what purpose. Should you have any queries in relation to GDPR for any Academy in the Accord Multi Academy Trust, please contact the Director of Business Operations and Compliance on 01924 232820 or email dataprotection@accordmat.org.uk.

Yr6 Transition Evening Update

May 18, 2018

Our Parents Evening for new students transferring to Ossett Academy in September 2018 will be held on Thursday 14 June 2018.  Parents/Carers who’s child currently attends Southdale, Holy Trinity or South Parade School are invited to join us at 5:45pm.  Parents/Carers of a child at all other Primary Schools should join us at 6:45pm.  We look forward to meeting you.

Yr11 Masterclass and Exam Information

May 11, 2018

Individual Year 11 Masterclass timetables and a letter containing information about the Exam Season letter containing information about the Exam Season have now been issued to students – Best of luck for the upcoming exams. We know you can do it!

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