“The whole point of schools is that children come first and everything we do must reflect this single goal.”Sir Michael Wilkins - Academy Principal and Chief Executive
The Outwood Teaching School Alliance offers a training programme which seeks to develop outstanding teachers whom consistently put students and children first in all that they do. As a large alliance of over 45 schools, we work with a range of partners to deliver a rich programme of experiences which ensures all of our School Direct student teachers enjoy the very highest quality of training; our belief is that every School Direct student teacher will have a huge impact upon and significantly improve the life chances of our pupils.
Over the past two days Year 13 Geographers have been investigating woodland ecosystems for their summer exam at the Field Studies Centre in Malham. After designing their own study, they braved the elements and collected some great data. From this they have been able to draw significant conclusions that consolidate their geographical knowledge and understanding and provide a great platform for their exam. The FSC tutor has been blown away by the students’ knowledge and their ability to work as a team. They've really done the Academy proud!
March 6 was a busy day in the academy library! Many thanks to our wonderful Post-16 students who gave their time to read with Year 7 and 8 students as part of World Book Day. The younger students were thrilled to share their books and to have conversations about their reading.
In preparation for the Yorkshire Cup the girls played Sirius Academy from Hull in a friendly on Monday evening. They won the game 44-36 with woman of the match performances from Maddie and Lorna. They will play in the Yorkshire Cup next Thursday, hoping to reach the final for a second time and progress to the National Cup.