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.
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.
On 20th December we saw a car full of warm clothing drive off to help those in need in Nottingham. Lizzie Widdowson and Aimee Johnson coordinated the collection of warm clothing such as jumpers, coats, trousers and shoes to go to a charity based in Nottingham called 'The Arches'. The charity is a practical resource centre providing clothes, emergency food, children and baby equipment to those in need. The two representatives from the charity were overwhelmed with the generosity of the massive donation and could not thank us enough. The girls and I would like to thank you for your donations and help towards making these people warm and dry over the festive season.