Uniform reminder

Uniform reminder

 

With the weather getting warm, here is a reminder of our uniform expectations here at King’s Oak.

Thank you for your continued support.

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Parent Forums

Parent Forum first meeting

 

 

 

We will be running a regular Parent Forum starting on Monday 16th April at 3.30-4.30 pm in the Acorn.

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KOA rated GOOD by Ofsted

You can read the Ofsted Report HERE

We have news of the outcomes from our recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on Tuesday 13 March and Wednesday 14 March 2018.

We are thrilled that the Academy remains GOOD in all categories, and especially pleased with so many incredibly positive comments, which included:

“Since his appointment in 2016, the Principal has acted with determination to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment for all pupils. He understands the importance of raising standards without delay but at the same time ensuring that improvements are embedded and long-lasting. This approach has led to a steady, long-term improvement in the quality of education across the school.”

“The behaviour of pupils is good. Parents, carers, and pupils, say that behaviour has improved significantly over the last two years.”

Teaching typically meets pupils’ needs well. Teachers set work that encourages pupils to think and to explain. The most able are given challenges that stretch them.

Leadership of special educational needs (SEN) is good. Leaders make good use of the funding they receive to support pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities.

On early years provision Ofsted said, “The primary phase, called ‘the Acorn’, is providing a good start for pupils because expectations are high and leaders and staff work hard to meet the needs of all pupils. Children get off to a flying start and all groups of children make good progress over time so that by the end of the foundation stage outcomes are above the national average and improving. Outcomes for disadvantaged groups are improving quickly.”

“Leadership of the Acorn is strong. It is in its third year of operation and is thriving as a result of strong strategic oversight and good day-to-day management. Leaders have developed a culture that ensures that they meet the needs of all pupils through partnership between teachers, teaching partners (teaching assistants) and parents. Parents value this approach and pupils are making good progress.”

As a school, we are not complacent and we are always trying to improve, and as such, I was very pleased that Ofsted also agreed with our school improvement priorities.

Each year the Ofsted inspection seems to get tougher and more forensic. This is our second successive GOOD judgement and I believe this report is vindication of the incredible hard work and professionalism of all the staff, the hard work and behaviour of our students, and the support of you as parents and carers.

As a school community, we should be very proud of our fine school and it goes without saying that we will continue to strive to provide the best education we possibly can.

Richard Clutterbuck, Principal

 

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Concorde Book Awards

The Concorde Book Awards were held at Emersons Green Science Park on Tuesday 6th March 2018 and were enjoyed by Abby Bowles, Aimee Williams, Hannah Williams from Year 7 and Ethan Verstraeten from Year 8 who went with Mrs Gilardoni and Mr Anderson.

Here is a report of the event published in the Hanham and Longwell Green Voice.

Concorde Book Award in Habnham and Longwell Green Voice

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Year 11 Talent Show

Preparations are underway for the KOA Talent Show, organised by Year 11 musicians.

The evening is on 12th April and is in aid of Crohns and Colitis UK.  Tickets are available from the Music Department and the Academy main office.  The show starts at 6.30 pm.Talent show poster 2018 AMENDED

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Year 11 Easter Holiday Revision

Year 11 students will have been told by their teachers which revision sessions they should attend.  These will be very useful for all students to attend to help them prepare effectively for their upcoming exams. They are not required to wear uniform and will need to bring a snack/lunch if their session continues after lunch time.

Easter revision sessions

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Extra-curricular activities

Here is a quick reminder of the lunchtime and afterschool activities that are available to students this term.Term 4 clubs

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World Book Day

Image result for world book dayWorld Book Day takes place on Thursday 1st March, which is the second Thursday in Term 4.  We will be celebrating the day in a number of ways this year, with the main event being a whole academy, non-uniform day.  As part of the celebrations we would like students and staff to come dressed as characters from books.  Whilst the day will be non-uniform, the more staff and students coming dressed as book characters the better.  If you would like any advice or ideas about costumes, please follow this link to the World Book Day official website:  http://www.worldbookday.com

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House Cup Football

file-1Well done to all of the students who participated in the Year 7 and 8 House Cup Football Matches on Monday. The results are:

Year 7

1st = Olympus
2nd = Orpheus
3rd = Hercules
4th = Pegasus

Year 8

1st = Olympus
2nd = Hercules
Joint 3rd = Orpheus & Pegasus

Good Luck to Years 9,10 and 11 who have their matches later on this week!

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Initially Yours Soundwell branch – now open

*** UPDATE – Friday 9th February 2018 ***

As of Saturday 10th February the shop will re-open and be back to its normal opening hours.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation.

 

Due to a car colliding heavily with the exterior of the building,  for the safety of their customers and staff, Initially Yours have decided to temporarily close their Soundwell branch until the situation has been resolved.  This is following the advice of a Structural Engineer.

They are advising all customers to order online (www.initiallyyours.co.uk).  If there are any orders awaiting collection at the branch which customers would like to collect from either their Yate or Hambrook branches, this can be arranged.  Please can customers call 0117 9577999 if they wish a transfer of their collection ready orders to be made.  

Initially Yours are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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