Welcome to the Excel Academy
Message from the Principal
In light of the recent government announcement, Year 10 will not be expected to attend sessions in the Academy until the 15th June. Year 10 students who were invited to attend between 1st – 15th June, do not need to attend unless they are within the vulnerable and key worker group. Students in the vulnerable and key worker groups who attended before half term should continue to do so.
Welcome to The Excel Academy website. I have updated this message due to the current COVID 19 situation. All information and updates for families are included in the Closure Information section on this site.
Most of our current learning is taking place online and our fantastic students and staff have adapted remarkably well to this change. As well as academic achievement we recognise that we need to support students with their personal development, the key attribute of resilience has very much been tested during this challenging time – a challenge which I am proud to say we are overcoming.
I have spent time this week looking at the quality of learning taking place and our students have really gone above and beyond with their home learning. We have sent out our Principal’s awards and I would have loved to send more to reward those students working so hard every lesson of every day. Next month we intend visiting some students with their rewards. I continue to be inspired by our amazing students who are still making great progress in these strange circumstances. I am very proud of them all.
We are starting the move to some normality with some significant changes to our Academy site to ensure everyone’s health and safety. These changes very much focus on social distancing and hygiene guidelines. The Academy looks quite different now. In line with government guidance, Year 10 students are now being contacted to begin to attend in small groups over the final half term of the Academy year, to support them with their home leading at such a crucial time.
I hope to welcome you in more normal circumstances in the very near future
Mr D Bishop
Alpha Academies Trust Announcement
From the 1st June 2020, the Government has requested schools to begin welcoming back students, alongside the full time provision they are offering to priority groups. Alpha Academies Trust has responded by implementing detailed risk assessments to ensure it is safe to do so.
Click here to read the letter from the CEO and Chair of the Trust detailing the outcome of these risk assessments, and how the Trust intends to address the new Government guidance.
Alpha Academies Trust has also made guidance available for parents, detailing what measures will be implemented to ensure a safe learning environment when children return.
The Government have cancelled all public examinations for 2020, and staff have followed DfE guidelines whilst assessing the hard work completed by children to support a GCSE grade that will be awarded in the same way as previous years.
Chief Executive Officer
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