Proposed de-merger update
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An update from Greenwood Academies Trust on the proposal to demerge Nottingham Academy
Nottingham Academy would like to reassurance parents/carers that the helicopter over the Greenwood Road site is not school-related.
We understand the police are attending an incident in the community.
Year 7 and 8 pupils who attend after school cooking club worked unbelievably hard to create lots of treats to sell to pupils and staff to raise money for Comic Relief.
They baked cookies, rocky road and cakes in the morning and then pizza, chips and garlic bread at lunch time.
They raised a whopping £90.50!
Learning mentor Ms Atkinson, who holds the club, said: "Reegan also helped out by coming up with the idea of delivering drinks and biscuits to staff members, which proved to be quite a hit.
"He also made a very good security guard at lunch, reminding everyone that if they didn't queue in a straight line they wouldn't get served.
"Courtney also made some lovely pineapple pizza."
A group of sixth form students visited The University of Nottingham where they met former MP Neil Carmichael.
Mr Carmichael gave the students a tour of the library, the department of politics and the student union.
Sixth Form students took part in a Road Traffic Collision Awareness Day hosted by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Nottinghamshire Police.
Throughout the day there were workshops and activities to focus on the implications of distraction, alcohol and drugs whilst driving.
Congratulations to Nottingham Academy's year 11 pupil Emma Sporton who has been chosen as UNESCO Young City of Literature Ambassador.
Emma, who is very excited, has recently had her induction.
She said it was a “dream” and is looking forward to the opportunities this would bring to her.
Read Emma's full interview here.
Pupils in Year 7 and 8 have been showing off their culinary skills at the new after school cooking club.
The club is held by learning mentor Ms Atkinson on Thursday afternoons.
Last week they made pancakes and some of them even represented a book character to celebrate World Book Day.
Ms Atkinson said: "All of them did really well, a few were nervous about flipping them but every single one of them managed to do it, and to say they had never made pancakes before they all did a brilliant job.
"We had a few different types of pancakes including red velvet made my Latisha, fresh strawberries mixed into the batter made my Holly and chocolate made by Katelyn.
"The girls also got to show off their creative side when it came to decorating. Sarah made a pink bears face and Catherine also made a bear with strawberries and whipped cream, although I had to be quick getting photos as they couldn't wait to eat them.
"Courtney even managed to create a bear in her pan, which resembled Winnie the Pooh, for World Book Day.
Nottingham Academy is hosting a careers day to give pupils an insight into potential career choices.
The aim is to provide pupils with meaningful experiences that will enhance their college and career readiness by providing them with the tools and pathways for their future.
The careers fair will offer pupils an opportunity to learn more about higher education and careers they might be interested in.
We will expect pupils to be asking questions about potential pathways and to be seeking advice on required training and networking for their potential career choices.
Pupils from year 8 through to sixth form will attend the careers fairs at different times throughout the day.
Year 8 pupils will be in the process of choosing their Key Stage 4 option choices (GCSE’s and Technical qualifications) and will be encouraged to think about potential future careers and education pathways whereas Year 11 and sixth form pupils will be making their final decisions on post 16 and post 18 destinations.
Aims of the Careers Fair
Greenwood Road Secondary Campus – Wednesday 3rd April
Ransom Road Campus – Thursday 4th April
To celebrate World Book Day on 7th March, pupils at our SB campus will take part in a programme of exciting activities.
There will be a Big Bonanza Quiz, a Genre Hunt, an Author & Illustrator Master Classes & competitions.
Formal consultation on the proposal to split the Nottingham Academy into 2 separate academies ran for 6 weeks between 9 November and the 21 December 2018.
The extent of community and parental response to the consultation was relatively modest in number. However, there was strong overall support for the proposal to split the Nottingham Academy and establish 2 separate academies. There were 2 significant issues that were consistently raised during the consultation:
The consultation indicated a significant majority who were in favour of keeping the Nottingham Academy name for Greenwood Campus and a significant majority who were in favour of a completely new name for the new academy at Ransom Road. However, there was not support for the proposed name; the Mapperley Park Academy.
Based on the feedback received from consultation, on 25 January Greenwood Academies Trust’s Board agreed to submit an amended proposal to the Regional Schools Commissioner to split the Nottingham Academy into 2 separate academies where:
It has been a busy few weeks for our sixth form students at Nottingham Academy.
A group of 32 students visited the University of Nottingham to experience a day in the life of a university student on Friday 8th February, 2019.
They took part in a variety of activities and they were given a tour of the jubilee campus including the famous spiral library.