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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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News
Literacy VIP event at Bet 365

Mrs Belt was delighted to take some of our leading readers from Year 7 to meet HRH Duchess of Cornwall and authors Liz Pichon, Andy Stanton and Bali Rai at the Bet 365 stadium. It was a celebration of Literacy and we were delighted when Joyce Pereira received a certificate in recognition of her contribution to reading at The Discovery Academy.

Mrs Belt chatted with the Duchess and shared some of the strategies we use to encourage reading for pleasure and to improve reading ages. The Duchess also accepted a Discovery Praise Card for Prince Harry and his new fiancée, Meghan Markle, congratulating them on their engagement!

Publish date:04/12/2017

Student London Visit

Last week students from Alpha Academies Trust attended the Houses of Parliament/Buckingham Palace/Downing St as part of our trust Government and politics work. Students from all academies were a credit to our Trust. Their conduct was superb around Parliament and outside Buckingham Palace where they saw Royal family members leave the palace, as well as inside during the Education sessions learning about democracy, voting and the importance of their voice.

Thanks to Mrs Sherwin (Discovery Academy), Mr Harvey (Excel Academy) and Mr Kumar (Birches Head Academy) for their support.

Mr Brandrick

Publish date:24/11/2017

Events
Event
Community Summer Fair

On 07/07/2018 at 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

The Discovery Academy are holding a Community Summer Fair on Saturday 7th July 2018 which is free admission. It will include:

  • Grand Raffle Prize Draw
  • Funfair
  • Games Stalls
  • Food Stalls
  • Inflatables
  • Sweet Shy
  • Face Painting
  • Live Entertainment
  • Football Tournament
  • Plus much more!

  • Everyone is welcome!

    Publish date:13/06/2018

    Event
    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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