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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

  • Views of a Volunteer

    26th June 2017

    Throughout the last year we have been lucky to have a volunteer working with us from Huddersfield University. Here is her overview of her placement at The Elland Academy

    I could not have wished for my time at The Elland Academy to be any better; both staff and students made me feel very welcome, I truly began to feel part of the School.

    During my time there I learned so much about how the Academy runs and what it takes to be a great teacher. I was fortunate enough to be parts of several departments and enjoy

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    Healthy Lifestyles at The Elland Academy

    23rd June 2017
    The day was split in to 2 sessions.
    Healthy Foods/Cooking
    Healthy Bodies and Minds
    Students were able to access both sessions, one in the morning and one in afternoon.
    During the healthy foods session students explored a balanced diet, the amount of sugars and fats in snack foods and drinks. These included chocolate bars, crisps and fizzy drinks. 
    Finally the students made frozen fruit kebabs and healthy wraps, they were then able to picnic outside with their chosen foods.
    During the Healthy Bodies and Minds

    Science & Media Museum

    22nd June 2017

    Year 10 students visited the new Science ad Media Museum in Bradford and stepped into a world of wonder.

    Students experienced an IMAX film about robots in 3D. The film followed the development of robotics and how computer science has helped with developing the new technology.

    The highlight of the day was how the students were invited to think like a scientist, feed their imagination and curiosity by navigating their way through 20 mind bending light and sound activities.

    Well done to all the students, we all h

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    Travel the world during Friday Breakfast

    16th June 2017

    Every Friday morning form BAK travel around the world for breakfast. Previous culinary delights have included trips to France, Greece, UK and... Korea! Although the Croissants seemed to go down well the empty plates today suggest Korea may be visited more than once on our journey around the world.


    14th June 2017
    We have recently recieved our CACHE EV report back which has highlighted some significant strengths, a massive well done to Miss Knox and all staff involved in the delivery of CACHE. 
    "The centre has a range of resources available which complies with all NCFE CACHE requirements.  The childcare room is equipped in a practical way. This is really lovely to see".
    "The centre is working well to produce work which is of a good standard for each qualification. The feedback is really supportive from the teacher wi
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    Rubiks Race

    13th June 2017
    Students in Mrs Priestley's class have been developing their problem solving skills by playing Rubiks race, it requires you to think logically about how to move tiles around a board. Students have enjoyed the challenge and staff have taken part as well and this has helped to develop positive relationships with students.
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    Key Stage 4 Nurture Group - English

    12th June 2017
    The students have been developing their descriptive writing skills in English, this week we have tasted muffins and cookies on Monday and today we have tasted a range of fruit. We were brave and tried new fruits such as pomegranate seeds, papaya and apricots. Bradley said his favourite was kiwi whereas Matthew preferred the nectarine. We will now write a description of each fruit, improving our adjective choice.
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    Battle of Britain - Art

    7th June 2017
    In Art we are producing a diorama (model & scenery) based on the Battle of Britain (77th anniversary). The students have been learning about this important part of British history and have been producing their own 1940's news papers, painting and are now building model Spitfires and ground crew. When the diorama is finished they are then producing a proposal and sending it to many different venues (Leeds Museum, Leeds Discovery Centre, Royal Armouries, etc) to secure a space to exhibit it.
    The students invo
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    Highlights from last week!

    4th May 2017
    Students took part in PSHE drop down sesions focusing on emotional well being. Students created cards, personal profiles and prepared for up-coming exams. Some students also carried out an enterprise activitiy by washing cars with all proceeds going to cancer research. Students raised £9 in just 1 hour!