12 Thoughts of Christmas

12 Thoughts of Christmas

Principal’s Blog

12 Things to be proud of at Christmas as I look back on this term…..

#1 Ofsted came in November and agreed we were still good with outstanding features.

#2 Record number of first choices for the Academy for Year 7 Sept 2018, we are full! News of our excellent work is spreading!

#3 Yet again well above national average for Progress 8 and in the top third of all schools nationally.

#4 Our poppy installation. It just takes your breath away…..#lestweforget see our website for photos http://www.cas.coop/news 

#5 Lots of Coop Young Leaders and PTFA activities. Our Christmas Fair was the highlight in December.

#6 Our panto….Snow White and the Seven Dwarves…always a highlight.

#7 The introduction of our staff well being weeks led by Ms Harrison. Really great to see staff who don’t normally interact with one another with genuine acts of kindness and generosity.

#8 Three of our students getting the opportunity to work with Nobel Laureate Sir Konstantin Novoselov the inventor of graphene thanks to the @coopuk CEO Steve Murrells.

#9 Welcoming back our amazing Year 11 leavers for our Certificate Evening in November. Thank you to guest speaker Mark Kent Principal of Stoke Sixth Form College.

#10 Record attendance figures – whole academy attendance was 96.1% despite the recent bad weather. High attendance = high achievement.

#11 Our current Year 11s commitment amazing to see the willingness to stay after the end of the Academy day and attend study evenings. The mocks results look really good so hopefully this will be reflected in some amazing summer results!

#12 Fifteen of our Year 11 students had the opportunity for a weeks work experience at Angel Square @coopuk in a variety of different departments. Such a huge opportunity! I could write more, it’s been a fantastic term. Congratulations to all staff and students.

Nick Lowry