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    Year 11 Production - The Calling

    23rd January 2018

    This week Year 11 I-Media and Hair & Beauty students have been creating a horror movie trailer for their coursework. Features included a scary clown, zombie army boy and a very scared school girl. Next time you find a phone in a creepy basement, think twice about picking it up, especially if the doors open on their own!

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    Bus Fares in West Yorkshire - Updates

    17th January 2018

    Currently all young people in West Yorkshire have to show an Under 16 or 16-18 Photocard to the bus driver to qualify for half-fare travel. One of the changes young people have told Bus18 in feedback is that they wanted to see was automatic half-fare travel when they were in school uniform. They said the fact they are in uniform makes it clear they qualify for the concession. This will now happen from the start of 2018.

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    West Yorkshire Playhouse Visit

    12th January 2018

    This week we visited the West Yorkshire Playhouse Costume Department with year 11 Hair & Beauty and Media students. Students gained an insight into what it would be like working for the Theatre and were able to try on costumes to become dapper 20’s Gatsby gents, nurses, doctors and various animals… Including a very large panda! In a few weeks’ time some of these costumes will be used for students whom are acting in our very own horror movie trailer.

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    Leeds Help The Homeless

    5th January 2018

    A big thank you goes out to all the staff and students involved in making the 'Help The Homeless' event a success, particularly Miss Aspin and Miss Kidd who lead this school community event.

    For many weeks students and staff donated belongings such as clothes, toilteries and pet food. Students remained in school until late at night to cook a range of food to donate. Later that night staff and students handed out these gifts to the homeless as part of the Leeds City Council event held every month. The remain

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    Media City - BBC Trip

    23rd November 2017

    It's been a long day but what am amazing trip with the year 11's. Today has been so much more than a media trip to the BBC!
    Lessons taught today cover the whole curriculum but more importantly it allowed students to experience what it is like outside the Academy, life skills. I could write a novel about the day and how valuable it was but instead I am sure the kids will do that, they were buzzing!
    Unfortunately we did not see Jeremy Kyle, he was filming though! Instead students created radio and experienced
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    Film Festival

    13th November 2017

    This week students are taking part in the Into-Film Festival. Years 11's had the whole cinema to themselves to watch Their Finest. Year 10  students will be watching the classic film Close Encounters of The Third Kind.  

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    Top Ofsted rating for Leeds School

    3rd November 2017

    Finishing for the weekend by sharing this news article thanks to The Yorkshire Evening Post.

    A three-year-old academy in Leeds has been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted with ‘outstanding features’, with inspectors praising staff for creating a school which makes” a life-changing difference to many of its pupils”.

    Read more here


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    We are a Thrive Centre!

    1st November 2017

    We are delighted to announce that The Elland Academy is shortly becoming a Thrive setting with practitioners working alongside members of staff to re-engage our children back to healthy, happy and confident children who are open to learning.

    Recent advances in neuroscience, attachment theory and child development have provided some of the answers to this question.

    The Thrive Approach draws on insights from these fields to provide a powerful way of working with children and young people that supports optimal s

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    History - New feather to TEA bow

    1st November 2017

    History - New feather to TEA bow

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    Trip to Bradford Media Museum - Science

    30th October 2017
    Before the holidays the Year 10 students were able to think like a scientist, feed their curiosity and have a go. They enjoyed theoir time spent in the Bradford Media Museum's Wonderlab where they were able to touch, try and photograph their experience as they navigated their way through more than 20 mind-bending exhibits!
    A highlight was seeing the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module, the historic spacecraft that brought Major Tim Peake back to Earth after his mission to the International Space Station. 
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    Big Coffee Morning

    29th September 2017

    Friday 29th September 2017

    The Elland Academy took part in the Big Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan cancer support. Staff and students enjoyed spending time together whilst raising money for the work of this charity. It also gave our students an opportunity to share stories of loved ones who had battled cancer, it gave them a chance to reflect on what a charity does. We all enjoyed eating the cakes and buns and raised over £50 for the charity. Supporting charities that are close to staff and students h


    STEM activities for new students

    25th September 2017

    When new students arrive at TEA they are initially based in The Achieve Zone. This is a time and place where the needs of every student can be identified. These are identified by students completing baseline assessments, meeting with their PLA and working with others on STEM Challenges. We hope that students take these skills into the wider school community, developing those soft skills that so many careers need, and so many students lack – skills like communication, problem solving, critical thinking, crea

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    Ofsted rating - Good

    11th September 2017

    We recently recieved a Good rating from Ofsted.

    Overall effectiveness: Good

    Effectiveness of leadership and management: Outstanding

    Quality of teaching, learning and assessment: Good

    Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Outstanding

    Outcomes for pupils: Good

    To view out full report please click here

  • Outstanding summer KS4 results

    8th September 2017

    The Elland academy is an Alternative Provision Free school academy that provides full and part-time education and support for children and young people in KS2-KS4 who for a variety of reasons are unable to access mainstream education. The most prevalent category of need identified is Social emotional and mental health (SEMH) and additionally described as being at risk of permanent exclusion. We work with 14 schools across the city and neighbouring Local authorities. There has been key support in disengageme

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    See you in September!

    21st July 2017

    The Academy will close today and re-open for students on Tuesday 5th September 2017, before we clock off to prepare for next year and for some R&R (hopefully some sunshine) we have 1 last news story!

    The end of the year meant saying see you later but not goodbye to our year 11 students, who were invited to join us all in the farewell award assembly.

    Awards were given to students in the following categories:

    • Most Improved Student (Behaviour)
    • Subject Awards
    • Most Creative Student
    • Sportsmanship Award
    • Citizenship Award
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    Budding Scientist!

    20th July 2017

    Congratulations to Amie, winner of the scientist of the term award!

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    West Yorkshire Fire Service - Road Safety

    17th July 2017

    Last week we were visited by West Yorkshire fire service who spoke and in some cases shocked our students in regards to consequences relating to car safety.

    The facts about seatbelts

    • In a crash you're twice as likely to die if you don't wear a seatbelt.
    • Drivers and passengers aged 17-34 have the lowest seatbelt-wearing rates combined with the highest accident rate.
    • There is evidence that people are less likely to use seatbelts on short or familiar journeys - this puts them at serious risk of injury in a crash.


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    Code Breaking STEM Day

    14th July 2017

    Previous STEM days have included bridge building, programming competitions and a CSI theme day. On Friday the Maths department planned a Code-Breaking day. Students embraced the opportunity to practise Semaphore, learn about Braille, Makaton and other communication methods to reveal secret codes. Finally students were ableto crack the codes which unlocked a box of surprises!

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    Open Day - Wednesday 5th July 2017

    6th July 2017

    On Wednesday afternoon the Academy opened it's doors to Schools around the area who were interested in referring students in the future. Previous open days have been very successful and this was no different. Staff did us proud showing off what we do every day to meet every individuals needs. The most memorable moment was when 2 of our previous students spoke with such passion about their time with us.

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    Herd Farm - Whole School OAA

    29th June 2017

    Today was the day that all students and staff members of TEA embarked on a journey to Herd Farm for the annual OAA trip.

    The weather may have been gloomy but our spirits were high, as were some of the activities! Students and staff participated in activities which included The Assault Course, Night Line, Body Zorbes and for those with nerves of steel The Giant Swing (Believe us when we say Giant Swing – just take a look at the picture and the link!)

    More Images will be up soon on the Sport curriculum page so