Headteacher’s Blog 21/09/2018

Important Dates

• 27th September – Year 8,9,10,11 Parents’ Information Evening (Please see more information below)
• 27th September – Year 12 and 13 Parents’ Information Evening(Please see more information below)
• 4th October – Half day school closure 12:35pm
• 4th October- 5:30pm Year 6 Open Evening
• 5th October- School Closed

Inspirational Speaker

Years 10, 11, 12 and 13 enjoyed an inspirational talk by adventurer, James Ketchell on Thursday. James has suffered numerous personal set backs over the years but he has used them as motivation to row across the atlantic, climb Mount Everest, cycle around the world, almost row across the indian ocean and he is in the final stages of preparation to fly solo round the world in a gyrocopter! His message was very clear… if you want to achieve something, go out and do it!

Year 11 Period 7

“Period 7” support sessions for students formally start next week. Parents of students in Year 11 can expect a letter to arrive over the weekend outlining which sessions their child is required to attend in preparation for the mock exams that start on 12 November.

Open Evening

Our academy Open Evening will be held on 4th October at 5:30 – 7:30 with talks from the head teacher at 5:30 and 6:30.

Parents’ Information Evenings

An Information Evening for parents of students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 has been organised for 27th September at the Academy:
> Year 11: 5pm – 5:45pm in the Assembly Hall
> Year 10: 5pm- 5:45pm in the Dining Hall
> Year 9: 6pm- 6:45pm in the Assembly Hall
> Year 8: 6pm- 6:45pm in the Dining Hall

There will also be a Year 12 and Year 13 Parents’ information evening held at the Ryston 6th Form site on the 27th September from 5-6pm.

All parents are strongly encouraged to come along and hear what the year ahead has in store for their children.

Half Day Closure

On Thursday 4th October there will be a half day closure from 12:35pm. Buses have been arranged to collect students at 12:35pm. This is ahead of the full day closure on Friday 5th October. Students will have an extended break to allow them to have lunch before they leave.

Teacher Training

Do you have a high qualification in mathematics and would like to consider a career in teaching?
Please get in touch with Downham Market Academy and we will see if we can support you.
Contacts: d.turnbull@downhammarketacademy.co.uk

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