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Classes for Parents - posted 12th Jan

Halewood Academy has worked hard to strengthen the link between school and parents.  Our latest initiative is to give all our parents and carers the opportunity to attend various classes over the next few months.  Ever fancied learning a little Spanish to help you on holiday?  Want help cooking healthy meals that won't break the bank? Do you need support to help your child in numeracy and literacy?  Below you can see the timetable for the classes we have on offer.  We would love to see as many of you in school as possible - however, places are limited!  So get in touch and email us at parentclass@halewoodacademy.co.uk to book your place.  We look forward to seeing you in class!

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Educate Award Winners! - posted 20th Nov

Halewood Academy was awarded the Innovative and Creative Literacy Award at this year's prestigious Educate Awards ceremony.  Mr Evans, Miss Archer and Miss Stafford were there to represent the school and were delighted to walk up the red carpet to receive the award.  Mr Evans, speaking about the award, said, "The work that Miss Archer did on the Pride and Promises anthology was worthy of an award - it was a piece of work that brought staff and students together.  Last year, she came up with the idea of publishing an anthology of poems based around the Halewood Pride and Promises theme.  I did not need to be persuaded to give the go ahead as everything about it made sense.  Knowing how much our English staff were doing in terms of promoting the love of reading and writing I knew our students, and lots of staff too, would get involved.  I, myself, submitted a poem and I am extremely proud to be a published poet!  I can't imagine how that feels for a student in Year 8 for example!  Working with Amazon, who published the book, Miss Archer spent a massive amount of time on the project which culminated not just in a published anthology but also a launch event where lots of students read out their poetry to invited guests. The fact that the students involved chose the charity Mermaids UK, a charity which provides support to students experiencing issues with their gender identity, to benefit speaks volumes about Halewood students too."

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Building Parent Partnerships - posted 14th Nov

At Halewood we have been working hard to engage with parents as we believe the more a parent is involved in their child's education, the better the prospects are for future success.  Parent partnership has increased year on year between parents, carers, students and the school. At Halewood Academy we believe we are at the stage where we can work towards achieving an accredited LPPA Award as recognition for all our efforts. The award is a long process and will take time to work towards. However, in order for us to do so and to continually improve the parent partnership provision, we would like parents or carers to complete the parent partnership form to support the Academy to reflect upon its current partnership and to support it in its future developments.

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Awards Evening 2018 - posted 21st Oct

Students, staff and hundreds of parents celebrated the successes of more than 170 award winners at our annual Awards Evening.  We were delighted that so many of last year's Year 11 joined us on the evening as well as Sue Brett, former Head of PE at Halewood who was our Special Guest.  Head Girl and Head Boy, Katy Allen and Elliot France both gave extremely impressive speeches and for the first time ever, Cian Ryan & Sehar Waseem from our Junior Leadership Team, presented the Staff Awards. There were also great performances on the evening from Cian Ryan, Reece Brown and Matthew Jennings. 

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Halewood Future Female Leaders - posted 20th Oct

Halewood Academy has created its very own Future Female Leaders programme.  Miss Gallagher, Vice Principal, helped to create the programme.  She explained, "We felt that there are not enough opportunities for students to meet females in leadership roles who our young ladies can aspire to be like.  The programme will give participants the opportunity to meet other women, share experiences, give and take advice and guidance from others."  The idea is it will also enable participants to explore our core values in a variety of situations; collaboration, excellence, resilience, aspiration and respect.  The programme has two strands; to be a mentor to other young girls in school and/or to have a professional mentor .  Miss Gallagher and Mrs MacCallum have managed to secure some fantastic female mentors from a variety of different employment sectors; all have signed up to give at least one hour (every six weeks) of their time to mentor a young female from Halewood Academy. 

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Young Writers' Success - posted 20th Oct

We are delighted to announce that six Halewood Academy students have been chosen as winners in a national writing competition. Six members of the school’s Creative Writing Club entered the competition, run by Young Writers. The competition asked students across the UK to produce short stories of exactly 100 words, inspired by science fiction and gothic literature. Despite 11,000 entries from schools across the country, all six of our students have been chosen for publication. Congratulations to Zack Parnell, Holly Harding, Callum Klausen-Jones, Samantha Soden-Barton, Joseph Wakefield and Rose Hodge.  The book, called ‘Stranger Sagas: Manchester and Merseyside’ will be published at the end of this year, and copies will be available in the school's Learning Resource Centre.

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Megan Hurley Foundation - posted 10th Oct

We are proud supporters of the Megan Hurley Foundation.  Megan Hurley will never be forgotten at Halewood Academy.  She was a bright, innocent and caring 15 year old who loved life until it was so cruelly taken away from her, along with 21 others during the horrific terror attack at the Manchester Arena on 22nd May 2017. Those who had the privilege to meet Megan will know what a loving and beautiful girl she was, Megan was well known for her caring nature and loved to help others. 

Megan’s parents, Joanne and Mike Hurley have set up the Megan Hurley Foundation to make sure that Megan is remembered in a positive way as the fun loving beautiful daughter she was and the charity will uphold Megan’s strong values to help others, as well as ensuring her name will live on through the charity.

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JLT Staff Awards 2018 - posted 1st Oct

For the first time students and parents can nominate staff in the Junior Leadership Team Staff Awards.  Last year at our annual Awards Evening, our Head Boy, Daniel Fisher, delivered a wonderful speech praising the efforts of the staff who do everything they can to help our students achieve and progress.  The Junior Leadership Team then decided it would be great to reward the staff each year with their own Staff Awards.  You can vote for your Teacher of the year, Support Staff member of the year and for your Unsung Hero.  Voting opens today at 9am on Monday 1st October and closes at 9am on Wednesday 10th October.  The winners will be revealed at our Awards Evening on Thursday 18 October.  You can follow the JLT instagram page - @halewood_academy_jlt

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Year 11 Mock GCSE Exam Timetable - posted 30th Sep

Monday 8th October marks the start of assessments for all year groups.  The assessments will last for 2 weeks.  For Year 11, these assessments are Mock GCSE Exams.  To help prepare students for the final exams in the summer man of the exams will be taken in the exam hall.  The timetable for the GCSE Mock Exams can be found below - you can download it by clicking on the image.

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Year 11 Revision Rota - posted 16th Sep

Halewood staff will begin GCSE revision sessions for Year 11 students on Monday 17 September.  We would urge all students to take this opportunity of extra study time to help them prepare for the P2S1 assessments which start on October 8th.  The daily rota for the revision sessions is below.  Sessions will last one hour from 2.45pm to 3.45pm.  On some days there will be extra sessions at 3.45pm in PE and Dance.  Revision and extra study is key for students to be able to achieve.

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