Thought for the week: 
Event: Dolly the sheep cloned, 20  years ago
Quote: ‘Human cloning is coming.’
Source: Mike Pence

Congratulations to Holgate star Beth Caine

Congratulations to Holgate star Beth Caine. Beth is a competitive gymnast and on Sunday 20th October 2016 took part in the Double Downie Cup gymnastics competition and won; a gold on bars, a gold on floor, a gold on vault, bronze on the beam and a gold overall with a Downie Cup. A very impressive accomplishment!
 
Everyone at The Holgate Academy is extremely proud of Beth and we wish her all the best in future competitions. 

Attendance at The Holgate Academy

Attendance is a priority for all schools and The Holgate Academy takes its responsibility to support attendance very seriously. We have a very clear expectation that all students should have minimum attendance of 97%. There is a huge amount of research that links attendance to achievement, and equally poor attendance correlates to under achievement. 
 
Last year we achieved an overall attendance of 94% (95% is the national expectation); which whilst not 97%, is part of our wider journey to achieve that target. We have a clear policy that supports our attendance team. Attendance is monitored daily by Ms Ingham and Mrs Roebuck. House Tutors go through student attendance weekly and support students who are having problems around attendance. 

Holgate Staff Recognised at the DALP Star Awards

On Thursday 20th October 2016 Staff from across the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership (DALP) was invited to an awards ceremony to celebrate their dedication and achievements in the primary and secondary academies within DALP. The event, hosted by the DALP, was held at Kelham Hall & Country Park. Several staff from The Holgate Academy were nominated and won awards. These were; Miss Lord who won the Creativity & Innovation award, Mr Novelle was runner up for Teacher of the Year, Mr Richardson, Mr Ellis and Miss Bickerstaffe won the Partnership/collaboration award for the Hucknall Sixth Form Center project.