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The Discovery Academy is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our team of highly motivated professionals who are working collaboratively to raise standards and expectations at all levels throughout Key Stages 3 and 4. This is a fantastic opportunity for inspiring and aspirational individuals to join a creative, supportive faculty.alphaacademiestrust.co.uk/job/teacher-of-english-579648/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Young Professionals - Parent Carer Information EveningThe job market for students leaving school or university can be tricky and now more than ever we need to help them as much as we can to secure the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to you for our very first parent / carers information evening event. We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry IBM, HSBC, PwC, bp, University of Bath, Clifford Chance & Capgemini coming to talk to you about how your son / daughter or young person under your care can navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience / internship placements as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, CV’s, and applications as well as lots of information around preparing your child / young person for the workplace / university. This event is free of charge and it will be running on Thursday 30th September, 6pm – 7:30pm. You will have the opportunity to join this event virtually with your son / daughter / and or young person, ask questions you want directly to leading employers and obtain lots of useful information. The booking link can be found below here. Booking Link:www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP-Insight-Evening ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago
Young Professionals - Parent Carer Information Evening

The job market for students leaving school or university can be tricky and now more than ever we need to help them as much as we can to secure the very best opportunities when they enter the workplace. We would like to extend our invitation to you for our very first parent / carers information evening event. 

We have leaders from some of the biggest employers in their industry IBM, HSBC, PwC, bp, University of Bath, Clifford Chance & Capgemini coming to talk to you about how your son / daughter or young person under your care can navigate the job market to find some incredible work experience / internship placements as well as graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. We will be sharing some useful tips around psychometric testing, how to prepare for assessment centres, CV’s, and applications as well as lots of information around preparing your child / young person for the workplace / university. 

This event is free of charge and it will be running on Thursday 30th September, 6pm – 7:30pm. You will have the opportunity to join this event virtually with your son / daughter / and or young person, ask questions you want directly to leading employers and obtain lots of useful information. The booking link can be found below here. 

Booking Link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YP-Insight-Evening

Ahead of our open evening please see this message from Mr Bishop, Mrs Malhi, Mr Harvey and Miss Steele. (subtitles available) ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

SMSC in the Academy this half termStudents in every year group discuss tasks related to SMSC in their form times; SMSC relates to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural learning. Students so far this half term have discussed the achievements of Tom Daley and Gordon Reid in the Olympics, the memorial and remembrance of 9/11. Later this half term we will be discussing the importance of mental health with reading about Simone Biles and an example of resilience and ambition from recent US Open Champion Emma Raducanu. Please ask your children about these topics and further their interest in these areas. We will share with you what else is coming up in SMSC later in the half term! ... See MoreSee Less

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We have had our first Excel at Reading lesson with year 7 today and we have loved it! Lessons are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 3.20. Year 7 will be exploring both fiction and non fiction in these lessons and developing their confidence in reading. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago
We have had our first Excel at Reading lesson with year 7 today and we have loved it! Lessons are every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until 3.20. 
Year 7 will be exploring both fiction and non fiction in these lessons and developing their confidence in reading.

Open EveningOpen EveningSep 15, 5:30pmOur Open Evening will be on The 15th of September 2021. Please click on the link to book your time slot. If you know someone who wants to attend please share this link with them too. forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ukdNlXXtjUiUc9ERDPwjfe8_uoQHewlGkiDOIiNLlJhUMzdOSFJTU... ... See MoreSee Less

Open Evening
3 weeks ago

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Year 11 Results Assembly/Collection DayThis years results day will be on Thursday 12 August. We would like to invite the students into The Academy for 10am, ready for a 10:15am start.If students are unable to attend on the day, please email hcapodici@excelacademy.info as a matter of urgency so we can organise posting them to you, or someone collecting them on behalf of the student.We will initially hold a short assembly so that we can celebrate the success of the year group, followed by the students collecting their examination results. Academy staff and careers staff will also be on hand for students to discuss their results and their ‘next steps’ for September. There will also be a few forms that students are required to sign whilst in the Academy. Due to building work taking place, a strict one way system will be in place while the students are within The Academy building. Unfortunately due to numbers within The Academy, parents/carers or any other family member, will not be able to accompany students into the building, but are welcome to wait outside.Please note - students are not required to wear their Academy uniform. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

For GCSE Results day this year we will be live on Teams Live from 10:30am, running a timetable of short 10 minute sessions that students may find useful to tune in to from home or to have playing in school/college for support with their results and next steps. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
**For GCSE Results day this year we will be live on Teams Live from 10:30am, running a timetable of short 10 minute sessions that students may find useful to tune in to from home or to have playing in school/college for support with their results and next steps.**

Exciting summer activities happening in the city over the next few weeks 😎 ... See MoreSee Less

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The last day is here, the students have shown amazing resilience over the last year with all the changes we have had to live with. We are proud of all of them for taking everything in their stride. We hope everyone has an amazing summer, stay safe. See you all in september. #proudtobeexcel ... See MoreSee Less

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The last day is here, the students have shown amazing resilience over the last year with all the changes we have had to live with. We are proud of all of them for taking everything in their stride. We hope everyone has an amazing summer, stay safe. See you all in september. #proudtobeexcel

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2 months ago

The LEX team within Ruff&Ruby has joined forces with individuals and community groups to organise various active, motivating, fun and interacting activity days.LEX Youngers is a movement for young people within the city to get involved in the community & make social change but also to upskill, empower and encourage themselves. Join them this summer!! Get yourself booked in via JESSE on 07951561606 ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago
The LEX team within Ruff&Ruby has joined forces with individuals and community groups to organise various active, motivating, fun and interacting activity days.
LEX Youngers is a movement for young people within the city to get involved in the community & make social change but also to upskill, empower and encourage themselves. Join them this summer!! Get yourself booked in via JESSE on 07951561606

The Apprenticeship WebinarThe Apprenticeship WebinarJul 22, 3:00pmThe LMP have contacted The Excel Academy with details of their Apprenticeship Webinar - see below for details!Invitation for your students to attend The Apprenticeship Webinar 2021 for School Leavers.We are national traineeship and apprenticeship training provider, and we will be delivering a 25-minute broadcast to all year 10s, 11s, 12s and 13s across the country to fully explain the apprenticeship route and available opportunities - we would like to invite your pupils to tune in via Zoom at 3pm on Thursday 22nd July 2021. Our agenda will cover the following:1. About LMP Education2. Traineeships – what are they and how can they get you onto an apprenticeship?3. Apprenticeships – Key Facts & Considerations.4. Who We Work With5. Traineeship & Apprenticeship Opportunities6. Eligibility & Application Process.7. English & Maths Exams.8. Next Steps. You MUST register for the webinar - please click the following link: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_57_-tqHiQYC_XUYbsEiClQ ... See MoreSee Less

The Apprenticeship Webinar
3 months ago

See below some great advice and information for Parents/Carers about TikTok. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
See below some great advice and information for Parents/Carers about TikTok.

Fantastic news for our fellow Alpha Trust academy.We're delighted that local school The Discovery Academy, Stoke-on-Trent came first in their region and second nationally in the National Literacy Trust National Reading Champions Quiz! 🏆They were joined by a host of best-selling authors who sent well wishes. The team received 63 points and have been gifted with book vouchers worth £80. Read more about the quiz on our website: literacytrust.org.uk/news/we-announce-the-national-reading-champions-quiz-2021-winners/ ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Fantastic news for our fellow Alpha Trust academy.

Student Activities w/c 12 July 2021Student Activities w/c 12 July 2021Jul 12, 9:00amHead of Year assembly - Students this week are reflecting on The Excel Way and expectations for their behaviour, we will be celebrating students success as we reflect on the last Academic year ahead of breaking up for the Summer.Form Tutor led assembly - Students will reflect this week on how to look after their mental health and wellbeing ahead of the summer holidays with discussions around peer pressure.SMSC Discussions - this week students will look at any topical information on the news and discuss these events in form time. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Student Activities w/c 05 July 2021Student Activities w/c 05 July 2021Jul 5, 9:00amHead of Year assembly - Students this week are reflecting on The Excel Way and expectations for September as we hope to move towards moving around the Academy again.Form Tutor led assembly - Students are focusing this week on how they can stay safe over the Summer holidays, there will be tips and safety messages for how to keep safe in water, the most up to date Covid-19 restrictions and guidance and different ideas on how to stay healthy and well whilst they're away from the Academy with suggestions of different activities.SMSC Discussions - this week students will look at any topical information on the news and discuss these events in form time. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Student Activities w/c 28 June 2021Student Activities w/c 28 June 2021Jun 29, 9:00amHead of Year assembly - Students this week are reflecting on The Excel Way and expectations in how they behave in the community.Form Tutor led assembly - Students are focusing on their Character pledges this week in showing how they have demonstrated different traits in their life inside and outside of the Academy through their volunteering efforts, extra-curricular clubs.Elevate Education sessions - Students in Year 7, 8 and 10 will all take part in sessions based on study skills, time management and aspirations to study.SMSC Discussions - this week students will look at any topical information on the news and discuss these events in form time. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

A reminder for all students taking part in the Lexia reading support programme - During registration every Thursday, please get your attendance mark from your Form Tutor, then join your Lexia group in either G2; T6 or the Library. Thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
A reminder for all students taking part in the Lexia reading support programme - During registration every Thursday, please get your attendance mark from your Form Tutor, then join your Lexia group in either G2; T6 or the Library. Thank you.
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