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Simon French - Principle

I am delighted to welcome you to The Discovery Academy website and hope the information provided here will give you a flavour of the exciting educational opportunities we provide for all our students. The £21 million building provides world class facilities and an environment which inspires students of all abilities and interests, to achieve and succeed. Our highly qualified and professional staff are committed to delivering the highest standards of expert teaching and learning and our pastoral support team ensure that the needs of every individual student are catered for.

Visitors to the Academy are always impressed by the pride students have in themselves and the professionalism of staff. Ofsted visited the academy in October 2016 and judged leadership, quality of teaching, personal development, behaviour and welfare of our students as good. The summer 2017 GCSE results were the best results the Academy has ever achieved making it one of the most improved Academies in Stoke-on-Trent. Strong performance in Maths, English and Science as well as a number of other subjects have set a firm foundation for students moving on to post 16 study. Our aim at the Academy is to encourage students to Expect Excellence’ in everything that they do and we foster a culture of growth mindset that gives students the confidence and ambition for the future. With dedicated staff who can provide the necessary support and care, I believe all students can develop the skills to become successful.

The Academy engages with parents/carers and students to acquire views on what we need to do together, so the Academy can go from strength to strength. We already have some notable success and below and you can view some of the improvements through the principals video blogs. Too often, young people and adults have a fixed mindset that talent is limited and only a few have the skills to succeed. This is a myth we want to remove and it is our job together, to provide the confidence and belief that all students can overcome obstacles and succeed, however difficult it might be at times.

I am looking forward to working with parents/carers on the future journey of The Discovery Academy. We have incredible students who deserve the very best. Working together and with an uncompromising growth mindset, we will build an academy that the community is proud of.

Mr S French
Principal

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Summer Newsletter 2018

Dear Parent/Carer

Please click here to read the The Discovery Academy Summer Newsletter 2018.

Publish date:18/07/2018

Farms for City Children - Competition

The Discovery Academy has entered a competition to win the full cost of taking over 30 students to live and work on a farm for a week with Literacy activities in the evenings! More details at https://farmsforcitychildren.org/

We need to get as many votes as possible, so please like/vote and share with your family here

Publish date:09/07/2018

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Year 11 Arrangements for Collection of Examination Results

On 23/08/2018 at 10:00 am until 11:30 am

Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to say congratulations to all of our Year 11 students on the success that they have achieved so far during their time at The Discovery Academy.

Collection of results

On Thursday 23rd August 2018, the Academy will be open for students to collect their examination results between 10.00am and 11.30am. Students are to report to the Main Hall. Colleges will be on hand to provide support to students once they have received their results.

If students are unable to collect their results they can be posted to them by sending into the academy a stamped self-addressed envelope. If students would like someone else to collect their results on results day, they will need to send in a letter stating who will be collecting their results and the person will need to bring with them proof of identity.

Wishing all Year 11 students the very best with their future education.

Yours faithfully

Mr S French

Principal

Publish date:18/06/2018

 
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