On Friday 9th November 2018 the Academy was delighted to launch a leadership programme offered by The Jamie McDonnell Foundation. The programme is designed to support resilience, motivation, commitment and reflection in our students and uses non-contact boxing as a vehicle for this. In addition to colleagues from The Foundation visiting Year 9 and Year 13 students it was particularly exciting to welcome its foundation member, Jamie McDonnell, who is a two times world champion boxer and is undefeated at his weight. Both students and staff took the opportunity to quiz Jamie about his career, his motivation and his challenges. We very much look forward to working with him.