Category: News

Predicted Heatwave

Dear families and students

The weather forecast is predicting very hot weather during the next 3 days.

In order to prepare for this, students should bring sunscreen and a hat to school for use outside.

Additionally the uniform rules will be relaxed. Blazer, jumper and tie will not be required. Shoes as usual please.

Students should bring water in a plastic bottle/flask which can be refilled at school. Please encourage you child to stay well hydrated. We will remind them too.

Ball games during social time will not be permitted to ensure that students do not become excessively hot.

Thank you for your continued support.

Ms Swaida
Principal

Uniform Collection

We are very excited to let you know that your child’s free Weavers skirt or pair of Weavers logo trousers will be available for collection from main reception on Brickhill Road between 8 am and 2 pm on the following dates:

Friday 16 August
Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 August
Friday 23 August
Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 August.

Please ensure, where possible, you have picked up your item and checked the fit before 4 September. If for any reason your item does not fit please call reception on 01933 222830 to arrange a change in size.

We are looking forward to seeing students in their new item on 4 September.

Exam Results Days

Please see exam results collection information below for Year 13 and Year 11 students.

YEAR 13

Results can be collected on Thursday 15August 9.30am – 12.00, from M14 (Sixth Form common room).

YEAR 11

Results can be collected on Thursday 22 August 9.30am-12.00, from the Main Hall.

Exam Season 2019

The GCSE exam season is very nearly upon us.  To help you support your child as they head towards this very important time we’ve provided you with some guidance and materials so we can all work together in striving for success.

If you would like to have an academic review meeting with your child and a member of staff to support them in their studies please email enquiries@weaversacademy.org.uk

Example English Language and Literature papers can be found here or by clicking through to Curriculum, English, Year 11 from the Weavers Academy homepage.

Show My Homework

https://weaversacademy.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/home

Show my homework is an online homework resource and also a platform for us to share resources with students and parents.  Staff have uploaded resources and past papers for use over the half term and this will increase and continue in the run up to the real exams.  Here you will find Maths and Science practice papers.

GCSEPod

https://www.gcsepod.com/

GCSEPod is an invaluable online resource of numerous short “pods” that focus on specific topics in a short burst of clear, concise information with specific terminology, definitions and explanations.  Students can download an app to their phones so they can be revising when they are out and about.  Pods can even be downloaded in advance so that it doesn’t eat into anyone’s data allowance.  Use the pods to help with topics when your child is stuck on an exam question.

Hegarty Maths

https://hegartymaths.com/

Hegarty Maths is an online Maths instruction, revision and assessment resource which promotes independent learning.  Use Hegarty Maths with your child as they go through the Maths Exam papers that can be found on Show My Homework (2 copies of the higher paper, 1 copy of the foundation).

Educake

https://www.educake.co.uk/

Educacke is an online Science revision and assessment tool.  Students can be set tasks to complete by their teachers or produce their own revision questions based upon their own needs.  Educake gives instant feedback so this is a good tool to use with your child either to ascertain topics that need revision or to check that revision has made an impact.

 

GCSE Exam Results 2018

This has been another incredibly successful year for Weavers GCSE students!

Another year of continuing improvement leading to even greater success this year at Weavers Academy.

Under the new examination regime, Grade 4 is considered to be equivalent to the old Grade C and Grade 7 is viewed as the equivalent of the old Grade A. With this in mind, we are delighted that 71% of our students achieved Grade 4 or higher in English and 62% in Maths. Almost two thirds of our students achieved a pass in five GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 or better. This success has been replicated right across the curriculum. This places our GCSE results this year in line with our best ever outcomes.

We are incredibly proud of the hard work that was done by so many of our students, many of whom have made remarkable progress since joining us in Year 7.

Behind the examination statistics are some amazing individual success stories. Amongst the many happy and excited students are Daniel Johnston, who achieved a grade 9, 3 grade 8’s, 2 grade 7’s, one grade 6 and a distinction* and Max Campbell, who achieved 3 grade 9’s, 2 grade 8’s, 1 grade 7, 2 grade 6’s and a *distinction.

Albana Kapllanaj received 1 grade 9, 1 grade 8, 2 grade 7’s, 2 grade 6’s and a distinction*. Alice Jaeger secured 1 grade 9, 2 grade 8’s, 3 grade 7’s and 2 grade 6’s.

Creative Education Trust Director of Education Phillip Cantwell said:
““We are incredibly pleased with how our students have performed this year in their GCSE examinations. With the introduction of new linear courses and a new grading system, there has been a lot to contend with for students, teachers and parents. Our students have certainly risen to the challenge and have performed very well indeed”.

Vivien Swaida, Principal at Weavers Academy, said:
“I am enormously proud of our students and their success this year. These fantastic results are a reflection of the hard work and resilience of our students and our dedicated team of teachers and support professionals who together really do strive to achieve the school’s ambition of excellence for all. We also fully appreciate and recognise the support that parents have provided during their children’s time with us; it is this partnership between home and school that is the foundation for our success”.

Post-16 Update

Weavers Academy: Securing aspirations

 

Students and staff at Weavers Academy are celebrating another successful year of post-16 examination results as they announce an overall pass rate of 95 percent at A-Level and one in five of exams taken achieving a grade B or higher.

 

Outcomes in vocational courses remained strong. Our students performed exceptionally well with 80 per cent achieving either a distinction*, distinction or merit in their chosen subjects.

 

The two top performing students studied nine A Levels in total achieving eight A/A* grades between them. They will go on to study natural sciences at Exeter and economics at Warwick universities. This is a tremendous achievement and many other students achieved exceptional individual results.

 

Almost 85 per cent of our students this year are going on to university with the remainder opting for apprenticeships or exciting job opportunities.

 

One student was bowled over as she realised her ambition to follow her lifelong interest and study Zoology. Another student said they were “thrilled to be going on to study a course in Children and Youth Education”. The excitement of others was evident as they talked of their futures at universities of their choice studying computing, economics, equine studies, mathematics and natural sciences amongst many other degree courses.

 

Principal, Viv Swaida said: “Weavers prides itself on supporting students’ learning to help them to reach their potential, achieve their aspirations and secure their future success. The hard work and dedication of all has resulted in another great set of results for students at Weavers Academy. We wish students every success in the future”.

 

For further information, please contact:

Sam Queally, PA to the Principal

Weavers Academy

01933 222830

Sam.Queally@weaversacademy.org.uk

Weavers Academy is a part of the Creative Education Trust – a network of schools working together to empower young people with the knowledge, skills and connections they need to succeed in life and beyond. It joined the trust in 2013.

Weavers Academy was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted on 16 May 2017.

Sixth Form Induction Week

Dear Student

This is an invitation to the Sixth Form Induction Week that will run from Tuesday June 26th to Thursday June 28th 2018.

The induction will provide you with all the information you need to prepare you for your move from GCSE to becoming a Weavers Sixth Form student. Furthermore, the week is structured to enable students to access information and guidance that will help you make the most informed choices possible. Because the shift from Year 11 to Sixth Form is so great and your experience will be so different, attendance to the induction is strongly advised for all prospective Year 12 students.

The full induction programme will run as follows:

Tuesday 26 June:

This will be an opportunity to experience A-level lessons in your chosen option choices. You may also wish to try lessons you have an interest in studying but did not select as an option to help clarify your choices. You may wish to review your choices after these sessions, but please do this in discussion with myself to ensure compatibility

Wednesday 27 June:

This day will cover what the benefits of doing A-levels will be for you in more detail. A strong information, advice and guidance (IAG) focus on Tuesday’s sessions to help further guide students towards their potential routes and options both within and beyond Sixth Form as you make the step up to being a successful Sixth Form student. There will be sessions on study skills, future career paths, wellbeing and team-building activities amongst other things.

Thursday 28 June:

Today will include sessions from former students and external speakers on their experience of sixth form, university, apprenticeships and where these can take you. We will be taking a small group of students to the induction of the CET public speaking and essay writing competition, which is an excellent chance to participate in the top competition available across the trust to our sixth form students. We will also take students to the University of Bedford  UCAS fair where a large number of universities from across the country will be represented showing what they have to offer at post-18.

Each day will commence at 8.45 am in M14. As a Sixth Form student you will be expected to dress in smart office wear for all days apart from Thursday’s university visit .

Please confirm your attendance using the online booking system below

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sixth-form-induction-programme-june-26th-28th-2018-tickets-46933608687

Please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Pandya, Sixth Form Pastoral Mentor if you have any concerns or require further information.

Yours sincerely

B.Adams

Uniform

We wanted to write to you all to tell you that we are proud of you when you:

Come to school every day wearing your uniform proudly

Bring your equipment and get ready for learning quickly in each lesson

Think hard and work hard to produce your best work

Show politeness and respect to each other and to all the adults that work with you.

Can we thank you for keeping the field, the courts, the playground, plaza and all the outdoor spaces in good condition by disposing of your litter properly. There is some room for improvement here though – let’s make sure that we keep our school looking great all the time.

We are pleased that the vast majority of you move to lessons quickly on the bell (including on the first bell after break 1 and break 2). Some of you however are moving along a bit too slowly and frequently this makes you late for lessons.

For the next few weeks we are going to ask you to work on achieving the following 2 goals:

PUNCTUALITY TO LESSONS – GOAL 1

Arrive at period 3 and period 5 by the second bell at the latest – especially Years 7 and 9 (as we have noticed that some of you aren’t meeting this expectation yet).

Move safely and briskly to lessons on the changeover between periods 1-2 and 3-4. We notice that sometimes, some of you dawdle and chat a little too much which slows you down. We notice that a few of you stop to chat and this results in you being late to lessons too.

‘INDOOR VOICE’ 

Bring the noise levels down in the building and around the site by using your 0.5 metre voice or your ‘indoor voice’.

To help you, we will remind you of these goals during your tutorial sessions and in assemblies when they re-start.

We will also ask staff to be out and about around the school during changeovers to remind you of these goals and to support you to achieve them.

Please can we thank you for everything that you do to make our school fantastic.

Please let’s keep on making sure that our behaviour and attitude to learning is brilliant so that learning can be good and outstanding for everyone.

From Monday 11th we will switch to summer uniform. Blazers need not be brought to school. However other jackets or tops must not be worn instead. Please ensure everyone understand this. This message about uniform will also be sent to parents.

Thank you.

Raising Standards Team and all the staff