Year 11 Mock Exams wb 28 November 2016
Mock Examinations for year 11 students will begin on Monday 28 November. You can find a copy of the timetable here. All students will receive a personalised exam timetable that takes into account any clashes between exams.
Remember to use the resources handed out at during our Raising Achievement Evening earlier this year, which can be accessed in the menu on the right hand side of the website.
Year 11 students - Are YOU prepared?
Parents/carers - you are also invited to join us for our Results Breakfast, on 16 December 2016 07.30-08.50, where we will publish the results of the mock exams. Do join us for a croissant, coffee and a chat about your childs results. Staff will be on hand to chat to about any issues you may have.
Changes To Admission Arrangements For 2018/19
The Admissions Code published in December 2014 requires admissions authorities to consult on their admission arrangements if they are proposing to make changes or if admission arrangements have not been subject to consultation at least once in the last seven years.
The Published Admission Number [PAN] for Oldbury Academy is currently 310 which includes 10 places for pupils based on sporting aptitude. Having reviewed this, the Governing Body proposes to change the existing admission arrangements to remove the sporting aptitude element.
The Published Admission Number (PAN) will remain at 310.
Following the consultation period the Governing Body will consider any comments received and how to proceed. Admission arrangements for 2018 will be determined by 28th February 2017 and any subsequent objections will need to be made to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator [see link below] by no later than 15th May 2017.
Please CLICK HERE to download a printable version of this announcement in PDF format.
Oldbury Academy Christmas Market 2016
We are proud to announce that we will be hosting our first Christmas Market, on Friday 9th December 2016 from 5pm-8pm. Tickets are priced at £2 with children under 10 going free! There will be a range of festive activities and stalls to really get you into the holiday spirit!
If you need any details, please get in touch with us using the above email address or contact Mrs Dingley-Jones at school.
'Life After Levels' Presentation To Parents
Please CLICK HERE to view the presentation delivered to parents at the KS4 Parent Evening on Wednesday 19th October to support with 'Life After Levels'.
Please CLICK HERE to see a mock up of how we will be reporting grades to parents.
Year 11 Raising Achievement
We had a really successful Raising Achievement Event last week. Our students engaged really well and all appeared to have a positive and motivating experience. Links to some of the resources that were used at the Parental Engagement Evening are found below this message.
CLICK HERE to view the Raising Achievement pack distributed to all parents at the beginning of the Parental Engagement the evening
CLICK HERE to view 'Internet revision' support
CLICK HERE to view 'revision planning' support
CLICK HERE to view 'how to revise' support
CLICK HERE to view 'revision and memory' support
We would like to further support your child with our comprehensive extra-curricular study programme. The programme is designed to enrich your child’s learning and embed exam technique whilst developing their knowledge base and understanding of subject content.
We hope that your child will engage positively in a full extra-curricular programme to aid their learning in preparation for their GCSE examinations.
CLICK HERE to view the extra-curricular study programme.
Welcome Message from Mr P Shackleton - Headteacher
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Oldbury Academy. I am very proud to have been appointed on a permanent basis from September following my two terms in the role as Acting Headteacher.
I hold a strong belief in the power of education to change children’s lives and the right of every child to receive an excellent education. I am dedicated to building opportunities for students to achieve the highest academic standards, ensuring that they are regarded as individuals in their own right and that their unique personality, talents and interests are nurtured and developed in full. Education at Oldbury Academy is about developing the whole child and providing opportunities for them to flourish within and beyond the classroom.
One of my key objectives for this year is to build upon and improve students’ progress and achievement in examinations. In order to do this there will be a strict implementation of the school’s behaviour policy, with new systems in place to reward those students who get it right and to challenge those students whose behaviour does not meet the highest expectations.
Instilling the values of respect, courtesy, tolerance and cooperation are an important part of our role as educators as we prepare our students for their path into higher education and the world of work.
During my two terms as Acting Headteacher we have already made positive progress, the introduction of and implementation of a number of changes have/will enable students to achieve the highest levels of achievement and attainment. These include a new curriculum, a restructured pastoral arrangement, a new staffing structure, the ways in which we assess, monitor and intervene with students, a new grading structure which follows pupils from the time they join us in Year 7 all the way through to the point at which they leave us; to name but a few. The recruitment of high quality staff has also been a priority and I am pleased to be able to share with you the news that we are fully staffed after an extremely successful recruitment and retention drive.
Improving the quality of our provision and making Oldbury Academy an outstanding school is my ultimate goal. In September 2015, we were inspected by OFSTED and were graded as ‘requiring improvement’; this simply isn’t good enough. On Wednesday the 15th June 2016 we received a monitoring visit by an OFSTED HMI and I’m delighted to share with you the positive outcome of this visit. The full report letter can be found at: www.ofsted.gov.uk
We will continue to build upon this success in the coming months. I very much look forward to meeting with you in the near future and working in partnership with you over the coming years to secure the best possible future for your child/children.
Mr Phillip Shackleton