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Academy update | March 2017
 
2017 – 10 year
celebration of
new building


New building

We were judged
'OUTSTANDING IN ALL AREAS'
in our recent DALP Full Academy Review. Well done everyone!
The time has flown since the exciting move from our old, disjointed building to our stunning new facilities. Like a new home we have grown into, we have modified and personalised the new building to make it the outstanding centre for learning that it is today. More recently we have added our fantastic new drama extension (which sits snuggly under the bridge), invested in a new additional space for the students to have snacks and lunch called the Clumber Café, introduced extra seating all around school and improved the academy's security by introducing gates to the sides of the building. One of my favourite improvements, however and one that we are very proud of, is the academy's gardens, which our very own gardener Alan Hardy works on with our students to maintain so brilliantly. I feel immensely proud that our building and facilities are admired by many of our visitors and makes a productive, positive place to learn and work.
Dave Vernon
Mr D Vernon
Academy Director
 
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Practice makes perfect
   
Practice makes perfect
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Spring time marks the start of the warmer weather (well slightly!), but it also marks the countdown to examinations and the beginning of some serious revision for our students. At Tuxford we are dedicated to supporting our students in every way we can and so the academy building is open every evening in the Hub and (by prior agreement with staff) for additional revision sessions. Along with our fantastic Learning Resource Centre (Library), we also have a dedicated staffed study room for KS4 in the new drama build, which is available every lunch time. We encourage all students to be proactive in their revision planning and to start early in order to iron out any issues and to feel confident for their examinations. Revision tips can be found on the link below along with a planned timetable of subject specific revision sessions.
 
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High Aspirations
High Expectations
High Achievement


Promoting a sense of personal pride in our students is ingrained within our academy. Throughout our academy building (through displays and artwork) we ensure that our students are stimulated with up to date information, inspirational stories and motivational figures. We are also thankful for our many guests who come in to the academy and have such a positive effect on the students and staff. In particular recently we have welcomed Mr Beezy, local MPs: John Mann and Robert Jenrick and past students, such as David Newman, who took the time to share their experience and routes to success with our students.
Practice makes perfect
"It is experiences that shape you".
David Newman, December 2016
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Looking the part
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Looking the part

As I'm sure you know, Tuxford Academy has a strict uniform and make up policy that over the years has positively benefitted our students in terms of behaviour and work ethic. Standards are currently high, yet I know as a parent myself how uniform issues such as skirt length and trouser style can be a contentious issue and that make up is the norm for a lot of young people outside of school. As a reminder, our policy is that skirts should be pleated and no more than 5cm above the knee. Trousers and skirts should be a medium grey colour. If worn, make up should be discreet and natural looking (light coverage). For full details please see our website or link below to our Uniform/Make-up/Jewellery Policy. Many thanks for your continued cooperation.
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Key Dates – 2017
March April June
Wednesday 15th
Curriculum Day
Y10 & Y12 trip to Big Bang Fair

Friday 24th
Non Uniform Day

Monday 27th
Y10 Academic Tutorials Week

Wednesday 29th
Y11 Rambert Dance trip

Thursday 30th
Creative Arts Showcase Evening
Monday 3rd
First day of Easter break
PE residential to Spain

Tuesday 18th
School re-opens after Easter break

Wednesday 26th
Higher/Vocational Education Evening


May
Monday 1st
May Day – School Closed

Friday 12th
Non Uniform Day

Friday 26th
Y11 Smart Day

Monday 29th
First day of Half Term
Monday 5th
School re-opens after half term

Monday 12th
P16 Work Experience Week

Monday 26th
Y7 Academic Tutorial Week

Thursday 29th
Y11 Prom

Friday 30th
P16 Summer Ball
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  For further information please visit our website www.tuxford-ac.org.uk or contact Nicola Manning on 01777 870001 ext 571