Thought for the week:
Event: Good Friday Agreement, an agreement between the UK and Irish governments, and the main political parties in Northern Ireland is signed.
Quote: “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
Source: Albert Einstein 

The Holgate Academy achieves Quality in Careers Standard award

The Holgate Academy has been recognised for its outstanding careers work by achieving the Quality in Careers Standard awarded by Prospects.  The Quality in Careers Standard is awarded to schools and education providers who can demonstrate the importance they place on careers and how they support students to make decisions about their life after school.
Holgate is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ academy, continually working to improve the chances, life prospects and opportunities for all students. Recognising the importance of preparing students for their future careers the academy began working towards the Quality in Careers Standard.

Congratulations to Year 8 Geographer Jazmin-Mae Rogers

Congratulations to Year 8 Geographer Jazmin-Mae Rogers who has achieved a ‘Certificate of Commendation and Area Winner Award’ for her entry into the Young Geographer of the Year competition run by the RGS with IBG. Last summer Jazmin submitted an excellent poster on her favourite place – Canada. Jazmin first visited Canada when she was four and visited more recently in 2016. Jazmin has family living in Canada and loves the country for its ‘beautiful landscape’ and recommends everyone visits at least once in their lifetime. 

Principal's Blog December 2017

End of 2017- what a busy term this has been, we have achieved so much at The Holgate Academy!
As you will be aware, we have had a Full Academy Review earlier this term. On the 3rd and 4th October The Holgate Academy hosted ten DALP colleagues who undertook a FAR (Full Academy Review). They visited lessons and spoke to staff, governors and students. We now have the final full report and the opening statement identifies a key strength, which I want to share with you:-
“The Principal with the support of the Executive Principal is providing strong and effective leadership.  The support and drive of the SLT overseen by the Principal is ensuring that improvements are being made in many significant areas across the academy on their rapid journey to outstanding.”
This statement clearly demonstrates our unrelenting ambition to provide our young people with the very best education possible.