20 Dec Academic Update – December 2019
Dear Parents and Carers
It has been an exceptionally productive Autumn term with many notable successes for students across the Academy who have been recognised with their year teams in their reward assemblies this week.
Assessments & Feedback:
The students’ behaviour and attitude to their learning throughout the end of term Assessment Fortnight (Yr 7 -10, 12-13) and the Year 11 Mocks was exemplary and demonstrates a real commitment and care for their learning. Over the holidays, I would encourage you to take the time and talk to your son/daughter about their learning across their subjects. Asking them to talk through their work books is a great focus for discussion and enables them to share with you some of their personal success, in particular where they can show you how they have responded and acted upon their teachers’ guidance and feedback. It is also important to encourage them to reflect on their failures and what they have learned from them. This is an important part of the journey and can help them develop resilience in their learning. Most importantly, it can teach them the power of perseverance, one of our core Christian values.
There are many online platforms available to students to continue to use over the holidays as part of their independent learning. The holidays are a great time to rest but also to focus on closing gaps in learning and preparing for the Spring term. Students have access through the Student CALC to these online platforms:
- Sam Learning
- Hegarty Maths
- Google Classroom
And finally, we are incredibly proud to celebrate the success of some remarkable Year 11 students who were recently completed and have been accredited as World Class School Quality Mark Student Assessors. As part of the process they had to demonstrate how Chelsea Academy truly is a World Class School. This process included a detailed auditing of Chelsea Academy’s capabilities, video submissions in support of their application, and participating in an assessment centre event, at which their performances are measured against a challenging framework.
“WCSQM is a charity created for and driven by World Class students. Our assessment process is very much student led and student centric, and this year we were once again amazed by the tenacity, drive and work-readiness exhibited by the students of these applicant schools. They were a credit to their schools and a testament to the truly World Class education provision they offer .” Miranda Perry, Director of WCSQM.
Wishing you a restful Christmas holiday and the best for 2020.
Vice Principal – Quality of Education