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Weekly update 16 December 2020

Dear parents and carers, as we come to the end of term we have a few things to share with you.


Arrangements for the last day

In case you need a reminder, this letter from Head of Academy Mr Beard is available in our letters home archive.

Please also note that First Buses have now agreed that the Y22 school bus will come at 12.45pm on Thursday.


Our Christmas Concert

We are delighted to be able to share our 2020 festive concert via YouTube, featuring performances from our choir of classic carols, and a special rendition of Fairytale of New York, performed separately by our musicians and brought together through the magic of editing.


Celebrating term 1 with our Academy Life magazine

We invite you to read our latest Academy Life magazine – jam packed with stories of our students’ successes from the last few months.

Academy Life Magazine, December 2020 (PDF, 15Mb)


e-Safety over the holidays

As Christmas draws near, many children may be looking forward to receiving new electronic devices or games, so we feel that this is an appropriate time to highlight some simple online safety resources to help our parents/ carers make safer choices and support your children online.

eSafety Parental Training (this link is being sent to parents and carers but we are unable to share it publicly)


Think U Know

UK Safer Internet Centre

NSPCC – Keeping Children Safe Online


Have your say: transforming the future of North Manchester General Hospital.

We have been asked to share details of plans regarding the hospital’s future at

Virtual Events for the General Public are also being held on:

Thursday 17th Dec 12pm – 1pm
Wednesday 6th January 6pm – 7pm

If you are interested please contact them via or by telephone 0161 276 1234.


A message from One Education about the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark

Your child’s school is working on the Sandwell Well-being Charter Mark. As part of this project, we are asking pupils to complete a brief online questionnaire in their class, looking at how they feel about themselves, their friends and school. This will be carried out on two separate occasions and takes around 10 minutes to complete. The results will be used to help the school develop an action plan to promote well-being. Your individual child will only be known to us by a number which will be allocated by the school (This will be their catering number). The survey will ask 12 Statements, which your child(ren) can answer: Some example statements are given below:

“I can cheer myself up”
“I can listen to others”
“I like learning new things at school”

The results will be given to the school in a report. One Education will not know any identifying details about your child other than a catering number. We will keep other information collected in line with One Education Data Protection Policy. As One Education, Educational Psychology are analysing anonymous data, you have the option to reply to this letter to opt-out, if you do not consent to your child’s participation.

If your child changes their mind about answering the survey after they have completed it, please let the school know and their information can be removed.

If you have any questions please contact one of the team members on the email address Alternatively, you can contact One Education, Educational Psychology on (08449671111)

Kind Regards,

Dr Amy Burns (Educational Psychologist at One Education)

If you do not want your child to take part in the survey please complete this form.


We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing break.