14 hours ago
Breakfast club is going from strength to strength! We have recently served our 1000th breakfast and students can now enjoy educational television whilst they eat - Blue Planet, Ambulance and Match of the Day have been popular recently.
Breakfast bagels and cereals are available to all students from 7.50 - 8.30 every morning in the Princess Suite - a great opportunity to meet friends, complete homework and, particularly at this time year, a great opportunity to fuel up and complete some last minute revision for exams.
We look forward to seeing you there.
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16 hours ago
YEAR 10 GCSE PE STUDENTS
Please remember to bring your PE kit for Wednesday's lesson.
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5 days ago
YEAR 7 SWIMMING GALA
A reminder that all Year 7's will need their swimming kit for the swimming gala on Monday 20th May.
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Can parents come and watch
7 days ago
THE SCHOLARS PROGRAMME
We would like to say congratulations to eleven of our Year 9 students who have completed The Scholars Programme!
The students have worked hard over the past few months, taking part in tutorials with their PhD tutor from The University of Nottingham, and writing their two-thousand word assignments answering the question “To what extent might literature help us understand British politics since 2000?”.
The work the students have completed has been at Undergraduate level, and they have had to find secondary sources of information to use alongside the course content to construct their arguments within the final assignment. Their PhD tutor commented on their commitment and effort throughout the course, and thanked them for their insightful contributions, saying they have been a pleasure to work with.
The students should be incredibly proud of their achievements, and we will celebrate with them at their Graduation event at The University of Nottingham next week! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
PRESS STATEMENT IN RESPONSE TO OFSTED REPORT
A spokesperson for the academy said:
“We are passionately committed to getting things right for the academy, its talented students and our local community. Under an excellent new Principal, we are very confident that this will be the case and we are hopeful of achieving record exam results this summer.
“We had already drawn up, and were implementing, an action plan to address the areas we need to improve; these actions will ensure sustained progress. They are having a positive impact, with better attendance, improvements in teaching and a robust new safeguarding procedure already happening. We also established a new parent steering group (PSG) during the Autumn term, so that we can listen more effectively to our families and our community.
“We all want to achieve higher standards across all aspects of academy life, and we are grateful for the support of the whole academy community as we work towards this.”
The improvements we are already undertaking include:
• Developing new leadership and safeguarding staffing structures.
• Implementing a robust attendance improvement plan which has already led to better attendance.
• Reviewing and strengthening our curriculum to ensure it better meets the needs of all students.
• Improving teaching by recruiting excellent new teachers including in our English staff team.
• Introducing a ‘kindness programme’ to promote better anti-bullying attitudes in the academy.
• Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) staff team is already providing strong leadership and effective teaching strategies to ensure our SEND students make better progress.
• Further strengthening our PSG in many aspects - including improving and deepening our communications with families.
Debbie Clinton, CEO of the Academy Transformation Trust (ATT) added:
“While we are obviously disappointed with this inspection outcome, we do agree with the necessary improvements identified by the inspection team.
“We are more than confident that the recent permanent appointment of David Mackey as Principal for Sutton Community Academy, along with a strengthened staff team and governing body, will lead to the rapid improvements needed. We look forward to reporting those improvements on a very regular basis to all our parents in the immediate weeks and months." ... See MoreSee Less
Think this is a daft report. This really doesn’t reflect the academy’s goals , as a student at this school I can happily state that Sutton community academy is an outstanding school! Leaders of ALL kind , constantly remind us pupils to achieve our best. Sutton community’s moto in my personal opinion has alway to ensure students ensure their absolute best. I see that pupils that require extra help and needs get this. I can’t be certain because I’m not part of this category. Mr Mackey personally has done an amazing job of Sutton community and did Mr Croft. Mr Mackey is always taking notes and considering what students have to say about the academy. Teachers always give constant assistance and push people providing students abilities. I’m very aware of leaders effort to make lessons very fun. I feel students and teachers have a good relationship and can reply on staff to talk to. Students are constantly reminded of our mental health aiders frequently. I agree that this academy is outstanding and doesn’t deserve this reputation. I’m not not by any means staying it’s a perfect school because it isn’t and I have not seen one either , this academy has things to Improve ( minor things ) Mr Mackey is by no means a bad principle for this academy. He deserves this position in vast amounts because he has worked so hard to help students for as long as I can think. This academy is a very good academy with minor improvements that are being acted upon.
Well said kaiden x
Showteam Success at the Seaside!
A team of 12 ice skaters took to the ice at the 52nd Blackpool Ice Skating Festival this Easter, and came away with the TOP PRIZE!
The team, coached by Gemma Kerry and Suzanne Mantle, had limited training time on ice over recent months, so turned to Sutton Community Academy's leisure facilities to train off the ice. The success follows a great week for the individual skaters at Blackpool, many placing in the top ten and helping Lammas secure the team aggregate cup for the second year in a row! The skaters, performing a homage to the Day of the Dead Celebration from Mexico, impressed the Blackpool judges massively, scoring a ten in every category, and beating another 20 teams to the top! Lammas have been trying to win this prestigious category for the last twenty years, but this time, with the added help of starters' parents and families, rallying together to build props, make costumes and perfect make-up, have finally done it! ... See MoreSee Less
Wow wow! Well done everyone!! Hannah Beeley especially! X
Wow. We'll done
NEWS FROM THE PRINCIPAL
We would like to wish Carole Billson all the best in her retirement who worked within our support team since 2001.
I am delighted to announce the appointment of Nicky Elvidge as Vice Principal for Quality of Education and Dave Jenkins as Vice Principal for Personal development, behaviour and attitudes to learning.
Nicky and Dave share a similar ethos to me in that essentially we are involved in education to support students. With new leadership and a new vision in transforming lives we wish our students to be successful, confident and ambitious. Thank you for your continued support.
David Mackey, Principal. ... See MoreSee Less
Good luck in your retirement Carole xx
Ya schools shit
Paul Billson show mum x