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Welcome to The Discovery Academy

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.  I firmly believe that we have laid the foundations to be judged as a good Academy during this year.  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 are the key improvements the Academy has made around achievement, teaching, behaviour and attendance.  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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Safeguarding Notice

Do you know where your child is, with whom and what they are doing?

As we approach the holiday period especially please can I remind parents to reinforce to all their children the importance of being vigilant over personal safety both in terms of their physical security as well as their virtual safety when accessing the internet/social media sites? There are some very unpleasant characters in the world and as many parents already do, we need to ensure that the safety of our children remains a priority both when in sight as well as out of sight. Useful links for further information on helping to sustain safety in the virtual world and more generally include:

http://www.theparentzone.co.uk/parent/information/digital_parenting

http://www.knowandsee.co.uk/#team

http://www.paceuk.info/support-for-parents/advice-centre/

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Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

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News
Events
Event
Parental Information Evening

On 28/09/2016 at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

We appreciate the importance of the partnership between home and the Academy in ensuring our students reach their potential, and as such, we encourage parents and carers to be involved in the learning process. We would like to invite all students and parents of Year 8 and Year 9 to attend a Parental Information Evening on Wednesday 28th September 2016, from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Refreshments will be available at the start of the session.

We will be providing information on a range of themes including the New 1-9 GCSE, the Academy’s assessment and reporting framework, parental engagement opportunities, English and Maths homework, and Effective Revision Skills. With changes to the GCSEs, including the phasing out of coursework, and a much greater emphasis on final examinations, it is important that all students are effectively revising and studying at home, using the ideas and techniques from this session. Parents can play a pivotal role in the revision process and I look forward to sharing these strategies during the session.

The Academy always looks closely at the benefit of parental information events, so we would very much welcome your views. Feedback forms will be available on the day and we hope you can find two or three minutes to give us your views.

Publish date:22/09/2016

Event
Year 6 Open Evening

On 29/09/2016 at 5:30 pm until 8:00 pm

Choosing a secondary place is one of the most important decisions that your child makes. Here at the Discovery Academy our £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. I firmly believe that we have laid the foundations to be judged as a good Academy during this year. 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 that the Academy has made around achievement, teaching, behaviour and attendance. 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 meeting you on the 29th September to share with your our vision and the future journey of The Discovery Academy.

Mr S French

Principal

Publish date:13/09/2016