News rss icon

  • Babywash

    Outstanding Childcare Results!

    30th September 2016

    All the childcare girls in year 11 have now achieved their CACHE Level 1 award in caring for children!

  • Maths and English Enrichment

    30th September 2016

    Yesterday saw the lauch of the after school Maths and English Interventions. They year 11's were invited for extra learning. All of the year 11 students attended and have began by developing their learning of angles, measurements and shapes.

  • Recognised again by Teaching Leaders

    8th August 2016

    Teaching Leaders is a National charitable organisation that preps Education Leaders to develop into outstanding Leaders, to transform the lives of young people in challenging contexts. Alice is an alumnus of the organisation and continues to support the work of teaching Leaders in the North of England.

    Teaching Leaders has carried an annual review where the key note speaker was Sir David Carter. The focus was to celebrate the transformational leadership where different leaders’ achievements were celebrated i

  • Farewell Dinner for year 11

    8th August 2016

    Farewell Dinner for year 11

    The 15th of July 2016 was a special day for the year 11. The Academy was holding a special dinner for the year 11 following a successful time at the Academy. This was held at the Pizza Express at the Corn Exchange in Leeds City Centre. The students turned up dressed to impress in their formal evening wear supported by staff that turned up in big numbers to bid them farewell.

    The event also doubled as a final awards evening where various students were recognised for various achievem

  • Summer term arrangements

    22nd July 2016

    The summer is finally here and I am sure you and your children are looking forward to a well-earned rest over the summer holidays. We have had some wonderful experiences and are grateful to you all for the support you continuously give to the academy. 

    Start of summer term arrangements

    The school is closed for the summer holidays from Friday the 22nd of July to Monday the 5th of September 2016 inclusive and for staff training on Monday 5th September 2016. Students will return to school for normal lessons on

  • Exam Results

    18th July 2016

    Thursday 25th August 2016 - Results will be made available to staff and pupils. Pupils can collect results from TEA between 10:00-12:30, after this time results will be posted.

  • Feedback from a volunteer

    8th July 2016

    This week we have received a lovely letter from a volunteer who is now embarking on her teaching career.

    "I had a wonderful time volunteering at the Elland Academy"

    "The staff were welcoming and helpful"

    "My time at Elland has made me realise how much I want to help children in the future"

    "The work that I have witnessed at the Elland Academy is outstanding, the approach that is taken with the children is amazing, and I honestly believe that every school should manage behaviour in that way"

    http://www.ellandaca

  • The Summer Holidays

    8th July 2016

    Life at The Elland Academy does not stop because its the Summer holidays. PC Hides has activities planned for students such as a sports camp and horse riding followed by a healthy lunch. Miss Procter will also be attending the events.

    Continued engagement through out the holidays by PC Hides helps to reduce anti-social behaviour in and around the local community.
  • english1

    Seasonal Work in English

    8th July 2016

    In Autumn, students focused on learning about personification, creating figures from autumn leaves and writing about them.

    In Winter, we created a puppet theatre version of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

    Now in Summer, we are creating a garden – based around an imagined and magical world. In this world students are exploring myths and heroic legends, through characters they have created.

     

  • postcards1

    Postcards of Hope

    5th July 2016

    Last Thursday, July 31st, the ‘Postcards of Hope Project’ came to its natural conclusion and all students involved gathered together to celebrate their collective achievement. Over 35 postcards were decorated and handed in, with a variety of wonderful and compassionate messages that honoured the set task.

    All the postcards were lain out for everyone to examine, while they ate their reward of the customary bacon butty.

    Mr Hudson said a few words to congratulate the students on their efforts and asked that the

  • Academy is Open on Tuesday 5th July

    5th July 2016

    Despite some teaching unions taking strike action on Tuesday 5th July 2016, The Elland Academy will remain open to all students who normally attend on this day. If you have any questions about this please contact your PLA or school reception. 

  • EU

    Engaging in Politics

    24th June 2016

    This morning staff and students watched the news in silence as the UK voted to leave the EU. David Cameron spoke about the results and his resignation of Prime Minister. Whatever your decision, this is essential to everyone’s lives In the UK. It was great to see all of our students engaging in these important decisions. #Leave #Remain

  • ICT RESULT SUCCESS!

    21st June 2016

    Great news - All students have exceeded targets in ICT. 100% of students are leaving with 2 or more ICT qualifications! 89% of entered students achieved the Level 2 Certificate in IT Application Skills (ECDL) grades Distinction*, Distinction & Merit. 87% of students left with the Level 1 Award in E-Safety, 87% of all students left with the Functional Skills Entry 3 ICT qualification. 100% of all entered students left with the Functional Skills Level 1.

  • teachers

    Racial Justice

    20th June 2016

    Students in ICT and English have been exploring what Racial Justice means to them. Today Matthew has taken a photo to show what it means to him. "Racial justice is a proactive reinforcement of policies, attitudes and actions that produce equal access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all."

     

  • mathsgames

    Imagination Gaming

    8th June 2016

    Thank you to those staff members who helped out in Maths on Monday 23th May 2016 and others that really engaged in being challenged and beaten by the student’s high skills and ability.

    The students were awesome and brilliant all day, fully focused and determined to succeed.

    Every student and staff that entered the room left with a proud smile across their face and asked please sir can we stay for longer, others stayed during their break to try and accomplish their goals.

    We have some really high flyers in our

  • cards

    THE ELLAND ACADEMY ART PROJECT

    26th May 2016

    Today, years 10, 9 and 8 were invited to a workshop that launched the Art Homework Project.

    Mr Hudson would like to thank both the students and staff for making the workshop a success.

    The Workshop was entitled, ‘Postcards of Hope’ and with an introduction by Mr Hudson, everyone began eagerly designing their own postcards of hope.  The aim of the project is to design postcards that send messages of hope out to all those in the world close and far who need remembering. Throughout the year, assemblies here at t

  • Staff Training at The Skills Centre

    24th May 2016

    As part of staff continued professional development at The Elland Academy the vocational faculty teaching staff experienced what it would be like to be a construction student, with no previous experience staff were cutting, shaping and soldering pieces of copper.

  • Battle of the Greats!

    19th May 2016

    Battle of the Greats!

    On the Friday afternoon of the 13th of May 16, the year 11s had challenged the staff for a football match. There had been talk of who the better players were and after school, all roads led to the Middleton Sports Centre grounds.

    Mr McLeod was Captain for the staff our very own Morgan Bell was Captain for the students. The Kick off began with 5 aside which soon built up to seven.

    It was an exciting time with our Site Supervisor Walter Easton in goal. Student’s team were the first to score

  • THE ELLAND ACADEMY BIDS AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL

    19th May 2016

    THE ELLAND ACADEMY BIDS AN EMOTIONAL FAREWELL TO YEAR 11’S 

    Friday the 13th of May was an emotional day at the Academy.  The Exam season was here and with it arrived a high level of anxiety of our students.  Staff went out to ensure students were well prepared and calm to deal with the task ahead.  But today was different.  Ms Ngondi the Head of Academy had called for a special Year 11 assembly to officially usher in the personalised revision timetable and the onset of exams.  It was an emotional moment.

    The

  • Launch of School Council

    7th May 2016

    The School Council meets regularly and discuss’ a range of possible and practical improvements for the class, the buildings and the Academy in general. Issues and concerns raised by pupils go through their Year Representatives (who have been duly elected), by putting the issue in writing and posting it into the letter box in the canteen or via their Personal Learning Advocate.