National Awards for Brooke Weston Academy!

Happy Friday everyone,

We are (somehow) coming to the end of March already! We hope your week and this month has been good to you – we’ve got a lot to share in this week’s blog.

Brooke Weston Academy wins awards

First off we want to say a big congratulations to Brooke Weston Academy. We were informed about some very exciting news this week – they have won awards from the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT) for their excellent results in 2017.

Based on data from the Department of Education and Ofsted, analysed by SSAT, Brooke Weston Academy was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving two awards for being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment and the top 20% for progress!

The SSAT Educational Outcomes database compares all state-funded schools in England, with the highest performing for a range of key measures presented with SSAT Educational Outcomes Awards. Brooke Weston Academy will be presented with their awards in the summer term at a ceremony attended by winners from across the region!

The Chief Executive of SSAT, Sue Williamson, spoke about Brooke Weston Academy’s success: “I am delighted that Brooke Weston Academy has won two Educational Outcomes Awards. This recognises an important aspect of the schools’ work, but, as we know, there is much more to recognise in a good school like Brooke Weston Academy. SSAT is pleased to recognise the quality of leadership and the hard work of all staff to ensure the success of every child. A big thank you and well done to pupils, parents, staff and governors.”

New Outdoor Areas at Oakley Vale Primary School

There’s more exciting news in local education as Oakley Vale Primary School are creating some new outdoor spaces at the school.

Work is beginning during the Easter holidays and the environments they’re creating will provide children with experience and opportunities to develop skills in all aspects of the curriculum, in particular: English, Maths and knowledge and understanding of the world through independence, challenge (both physically and mentally), enquiry and investigation.

You can see a host of images of the plans for the new areas on the schools’s website. Don’t forget you can also read our profile of Emma Goodwin, the Principal of Oakley Vale Primary School, right here.

What’s On this Easter?

As the end of March closes in that means Easter is close too! Here’s a quick overview of somethings going on over Easter for the kids – we’ll have a full round-up next week!

SPLAT Holiday Club – April 3rd – Friday 13th – Open to 6-14 years old at Lodge Park Sports Centre and features football, dodgeball, Easter Egg hunting, trampolining, face paints, cheerleading, gymnastics and much more! You can find out more and book here.

Corby Council Facilities – Don’t forget that there are a lot of sports facilities available to make use of across the holidays. Tennis, Badminton and Short Tennis are on offer also at Lodge Park Sports Centre for just £1 per person, per hour, from 7am-4pm, Monday to Friday. Or get some friends together for a kick about on the astro turf for just £10 per pitch, per hour between 6.30am- 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Call 01536 400033 to book places.

Easter Sunday Funday – 1st April – East Carlton Country Park – In celebration of Easter there’ll be plenty of fun at East Carlton Country Park on Easter Sunday from 11am. There will be a best decorated egg competition, an egg hunt and Easter bonnet parade. Admission is FREE for all the family!

That’s all for now! Have a great weekend!