PARENT MEETING 3rd FEB - 4PM: NEW POLICE GUIDANCE REGARDING THREATS
Thank you to all those parents who were able to attend the meeting at such short notice. The hall was full. Please CLICK HERE to read the latest letter from Mr Shackleton and also a transcript of the questions posed and answers given.
Updated Evacuation Procedures In Light Of Continuing Threats
Click here to read the latest update from Mr Shackleton. This contains information about our evacuation procedures in light of the continuing threats against our school. You may also wish to read advice from West Midlands Police, available here.
Year 8 Options Evening - CANCELLED
Due to the recent curriculum review we are cancelling the upcoming Options Evening (which was due to be held on Tuesday 9th Feb) for Year 8 students. A letter fully explaining the situation will be coming home with students in due course.
Welcome Message from Mr P Shackleton (Acting Headteacher)
I am exceptionally proud to be the new acting Headteacher of Oldbury Academy. Many of you know me already as I have worked at our school for over five years and feel extremely privileged to be able to lead a team of outstanding staff whose aim is to inspire students to achieve academic excellence and grow into well-qualified individuals, confident to take their place in society, with the skills and self-esteem to make a success of their lives.
I’m really excited and look forward to working with all of our students, staff, parents, governors and the wider community to ensure that our school meets the challenges we face head on. I have an intense and uncompromising drive to ensure our school continues to develop and improve.
I have high expectations of myself, my team and our students as we strive for excellence and I expect the highest standards and achievements from our students, in their behaviour, their effort and their attitude. Traditional values like respect, discipline, and hard work support my vision to ensure we continue to be a creative, dynamic and exciting school where students value learning.
Key to my philosophy is to champion and celebrate progress in all aspects of students’ lives. They should be recognised as individuals; yet I expect us to work together as a strong family, to continue to develop all aspects of our Academy. I want students to have a real voice here, who actively contribute to the running of the Academy. I want them to develop into fantastic role models who are able to achieve and fulfil all of their dreams and aspirations.
All staff and governors are committed to providing the very best education for our students. Our first challenge is to respond to the findings of our most recent OFSTED inspection in late September. I relish this challenge and look forward to leading the school over the coming months and years as we successfully move forward.
Mr Philip Shackleton
It is with great pleasure to report that Oldbury Academy have been awarded the prestigious Inclusion Quality Mark (IQM). The IQM is awarded to schools who demonstrate excellence in their inclusion practice particularly with a focus on behaviour and safety of students, safeguarding and SEN practice. It also recognises the commitment to inclusion that the school has shown through the curriculum, teaching and learning, and its work in the wider community. We were assessed over a two day period in the Summer term and were very pleased to receive the award. Read the report here.
Exam Results 2015
Percentage of pupils who achieved a C or above in GCSEs (or equivalent) in 5 or more subjects, including English and maths: 45%
Percentage of pupils who achieved the English Baccalaureate: 9%
Percentage of pupils who have achieved at least the minimum expected levels of progress in English and maths between KS2 and KS4: 45%
A* - B: 38%
A* - E: 98%
D* - D: 82%
D* - M 89%
D* - P 99%