News & Events

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Safeguarding Briefing for Parent/Carers
Safeguarding Briefing for Parent/Carers

Publish date:16/02/2017

RAF Glider event

Two of our Year 7 science groups were involved in a STEAM event (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) on Friday. They designed and made a glider with the aim to get the glider to travel the furthest. The winning teams will now compete against other schools at RAF Cosford.

Well done to all students involved and the staff that organised the event.

Publish date:13/02/2017

Brilliant Biology Science Session

The Discovery Academy welcomed pupils from Park Hall Primary School today. The Science Department ran a session called Brilliant Biology which included making a model microscope, looking at plants, bones and how animals and plants survive.

Publish date:07/02/2017

2017 Keele Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses

Well done to our students that have been nominated by their teacher to attend Royal Institution (Ri) Mathematics Masterclasses at Keele University.

Ri Mathematics Masterclasses are series of workshops which are led by experts from industry, academia and education. They offer students in-depth investigations of topics in Mathematics combining theory with interactive exploration. The students have been identified by their teacher as having potential and interest in Mathematics and the motivation required to excel in these classes.

Publish date:30/01/2017

Events
Event
University College Oxford Visit

On 28/02/2017

Some of our students have been selected to attend a visit to the University College Oxford on 28th February. This is an excellent opportunity for our students to meet their students, learn about university applications, tour the University College and to experience a little of university life.

They will have a welcome talk, tour of the college with Q&A session and also an academic session based on either a taster classroom session or a university museum trip.

Publish date:07/02/2017

Event
Stoke School Sport Partnerships, ‘Dance Through the Decades’ Dance Extravaganza

On 20/03/2017 at 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm

Some of our students will be performing in the annual Stoke School Sport Partnerships Dance Extravaganza at the Victoria Hall on Monday 20th March 2017. The event will include primary, special, secondary schools, academies and colleges from across Stoke-on-Trent to demonstrate, through the medium of dance, their interpretation of ‘Dance Through the Decades’.

The performance will start at 6.30pm and finish at approximately 8.30pm. Tickets are available, a maximum of two per performer at a cost of £6.00 each. (There are no concessions, however, under 2’s are free but must sit on parent’s knee.) The Dance Extravaganza will be professionally filmed by Bomark Studio and a DVD will be available to purchase at a cost of £12.00. To order tickets and a copy of the DVD please complete the form attached.

Your child will be attending a dress rehearsal at the Victoria Hall at 11.00am on the day of the performance. They will be transported by coach to the Victoria Hall and then return to the Academy at approximately 12.15pm.

Parents are required to ensure that their child is brought to the Victoria Hall by 6.00pm on the evening of the performance. All performers will be seated in the stalls with their teacher, whilst parents/carers will be seated in the circles. Parents are asked to collect their child at the end of the evening from the stage door (please be aware that it is extremely busy at the end of the evening and parents should make themselves known to staff before taking their child).

Publish date:20/01/2017

Event
Parent Task Force Meeting

On 30/03/2017 at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

The Discovery Academy has a parent task force who are an active part of the Academies self review process. It is designed to ensure that parents and carers have an effective parental voice in identifying improvement priorities to help to move the Academy forward.

The task force meets on a half termly basis and the meeting dates are below:

Thursday 2nd March
Thursday 27thApril
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 6th July

All meetings start at 5.30pm.

If you have not attended before please feel free to come along as we would welcome your feedback and ideas for the future.

Publish date:01/11/2016

Event
Year 10 KMF Lego League Masterclass Semi-Final (Newcastle-under-Lyme College)

On 31/03/2017

This is the semi-final where some of the Year 10 students from local schools and academies were asked to build, program and test real-life robotics technology.

Publish date:07/02/2017

Event
Parent Task Force Meeting

On 25/05/2017 at 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm

The Discovery Academy has a parent task force who are an active part of the Academies self review process. It is designed to ensure that parents and carers have an effective parental voice in identifying improvement priorities to help to move the Academy forward.

The task force meets on a half termly basis and the meeting dates are below:

Thursday 2nd March
Thursday 27thApril
Thursday 25th May
Thursday 6th July

All meetings start at 5.30pm.

If you have not attended before please feel free to come along as we would welcome your feedback and ideas for the future.

Publish date:01/11/2016