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ACADEMY UPDATE 27 - 14 May 2021
Dear Parents and Carers
Our Year 11 students are leaving today and I must confess that I cried in my last English lesson with them today. I am not ashamed to admit this. Every one of them deserves our full praise and admiration for how they have endured two years of their education disrupted. It has been hard for everyone but particularly this year’s Y11 who had the anxiety all year of whether they would be able to sit their exams. So formal lessons for Y11ended today. The next two weeks are for their final assessments in the hall. Do make sure they attend every day as this is so important for us to award them a final GCSE grade using a range of controlled and accurate assessments. If we don’t have the work we can’t give the grade. So well done to these fabulous young people but keep going, as there are another two weeks to complete.
Staff here really care about your children and even when we have to give consequences for behaviour that might be occasionally below expectations, there is always a fresh start and an open door every new day. The majority of students present their very best self every day. Our corridors are alive with happy faces, smiles and students who enjoy learning and being a special part of the Bexhill family. Sometimes students struggle or go through a difficult patch. Please continue to keep communication open and we stand right with you in wanting the very best for your child. We are unequivocal about strong consistent behaviours, values and attitudes being essential for a successful life.
Learning walks this week have really highlighted the purposeful learning environment at the Academy. Lessons were exciting and challenging with students really engaging in their learning. Year 11 lessons focused on assessment preparation and showed how much progress students have made this academic year. It was a pleasure to see students really taking a lead in their learning and actively participating in the process.
Lockdown has made it apparent how much students benefit from a personalised approach to their learning and the teachers and SEND team at the academy have worked tirelessly to ensure that students have their needs met in lessons and are supported to achieve their potential. Seeing the evidence of this impact this week is hugely encouraging for the futures of our young people.
Please see the full letter, including an update about the adaptation to the Covid guidance: www.bexhillacademy.org/parents/letters home - Term 5
Catherine Davies - Executive Principal
MA, MBA, BA (Hons), NPQH