Outwood Academy Adwick closes for the Christmas holiday at 2.30pm on Friday 19th December.
We will open again on Monday 5th January 2015, and lessons begin as normal at 08.25am.
Wishing you a merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year.
“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”Sir Michael Wilkins - Chief Executive
It is our ambition to develop a love of learning and inspire intellectual curiosity from all our students, so they develop into independent young learners; who are preparing for life in modern Britain. Two key methods to facilitate this at Outwood Academy Adwick are the use of the Learning Model and the Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) model in lessons across the curriculum.
What is the Learning Model?
The core values of the Learning Model underpin a variety of positive skills and qualities that develop our learners into well rounded and successful individuals. The model enhances all learning environments and is a proven tool that can be incorporated into lessons, whether it be via starters, plenaries, self or peer assessment, whole class or group challenges. It is there to support and challenge learning at all levels, developing student attributes along the way and allowing them to grow and prosper into confident, committed and successful young adults.
What is SMSC?
Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is incorporated into the curriculum, via the SMSC jigsaws in all our classrooms. SMSC is not taught as a separate lesson on student timetable, however underpins everything we do in the Academy. Students can engage and interact with the jigsaw pieces to find out what area of SMSC is being developed each lesson, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. This could be situations students may be faced with daily, making moral decisions or dealing with emotions and understanding people and their differences.
Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Adwick we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.
We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.
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The 2015 Options window for Year 8 and Year 10 students about to make GSCE course choices is set to open in the new year. In order for our students to be fully supported in making the right choices, the Academy will be holding the following events for parents, carers and students to meet with Academy staff to talk to experts about the exciting courses on offer and for any questions about the process to be answered.
Year 10 Options Information Evening Wednesday 7th January 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm
For current Year 10 students and their parents or carers only.
Year 8 Options Information Evening Tuesday 20th January 2015, 6:00pm-7:00pm
For current Year 8 students and their parents or carers only.
Learning Pathway Planning Day Monday 26th January 2015, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
All students with their parents or carers are invited to attend a 15 minute interview appointment with their VMG tutor. Students can make appointments with their VMG tutors after the Christmas break. Normal lessons will be suspended on that day, however the Academy expects students to be studying at home in order to support their studies within the Academy. Students with their parents or carers only need to attend the Academy for their appointment. Students must wear Academy uniform for their appointment.
Also a reminder that the options window closes on Friday January 30th 2015. All options choices must have been made by this date. We cannot guarantee that students will receive their options choices if they are submitted after this date.
The Year 8 and 9 girl’s football team have had an astonishing season in the Doncaster Schools Cup.
On Monday 1st December, Student Voice launched the Outwood Academy Adwick Christmas post box and Christmas card delivery service.
On Thursday 28th November Outwood Academy Adwick hosted its first ever sports awards evening.
To win a prize in the Christmas countdown students need to attend the Academy everyday from Monday 1st December until Friday 19th December.
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How has the LPPA helped Outwood Academy Adwick?
“The LPPA process has helped us focus on identifying the fundamental areas of staff and teacher relationships that need a change at a whole school level. This focus has then let us plan, both strategically and practically, to improve how the school meets parents’ needs so they in turn help their children’s learning. This, linked with our new mentoring systems, has led to a significant rise in standards across the school over the period.”