On Thursday 3rd April, 8 of our Year 13 IB Visual Arts students organised and held their final exhibition to showcase selected pieces of their art work from the past 2 years. The students had all worked very hard on their own themes and on becoming independent artists.
Wednesday 9th April was the final celebration event of the Tipton Come Dine with Neighbours community project. Organised by Anam Choudhury and Syeda Khatun, the project was part of the RSA’s Connected Communities project.
Many of our Post-16 students regularly undertake work placements as part of their courses. We always welcome feedback from these placements – it might help us to improve things for next time, or it just might be something as pleasing as the attached letter that we received this week. Well done to Chanel and Amy! This bodes well for their future employment prospects!
On Friday 21st March we had a visit from staff at Aoyama Gakuin Universityin Japan to look at our IBCC provision for students. In Japan they do not have a vocational element to their education system and the UK is seen as a leading light in this area.
On Tuesday 18th February, members of our HSBC School Bank visited HSBC in New Street, Birmingham, to broaden our knowledge of the processes involved in banking.
Would all parents of students taking public examinations (IB, GCSE and BTEC) in 2014 please be aware that the dates of some exams will fall in our holidays. Please check with Academy staff before booking any holidays or making similar arrangements.
As you know for a long time we have banned sweets, energy drinks and other fizzy drinks at the Academy. We still have some students who continue to consume them before they come in to the Academy and we would appreciate your support to discourage this consumption.
Travel West Midlands (Centro) have been in touch with us about conducting a survey. They would like to know how students and staff travel to school each day.