Year 9 exam timetable

Below is the mock exam timetable for year 9 which will start on the 25th June.

Subject Time/When the exams will take place Which classes? Location/where the exams will take place
Science lesson 4 MondayLesson 6 Monday

Lesson 2 Tuesday

Lesson 3 Tuesday

(1hour 10 minutes)

9Y

9X

9X

9Y

 

Science Classrooms
English Language Lesson 5 & 6 Tuesday (1hour 45 minutes) All year 9 students Hexagon and Elliot
English Lit. Lesson 1 ThursdayLesson 5 Thursday
(40 minutes)
9X

9Y

English classrooms
Maths Lesson 1 & 2 Wednesday   (Paper 1)
Lesson 5 & 6 Wednesday (Paper 2)
(Each paper is 1hr 30 mins)
All year 9 students Hexagon and Elliot
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Secondary Parents’ Forum – Monday 18th June 2018

The next Secondary Parents’ Forum is on Monday 18th June, at 3.30-4.30pm in the Acorn. We will be focussing on Show My Homework and how to support young people with their school work at home. These forums are very informal, please come along and have a free tea/coffee and a chat

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Year 11 arrangements for exams and lessons week beginning 11th June 2018

Final Week of exams Yr 11

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Parent Forums

Parent Forums run once a month on Monday evenings from 15:30 – 16:30 in the Acorn (primary school).

The first session ran on Monday 16 April and was an open forum to discuss with parents what support they would find helpful.  Nine parents attended this session, the feedback was really positive and all said that they would be attending future forums.

The second session was on Monday 14 May and discussion was around Teenage Mental Health and Well Being as this was what many of the parents in the original session were keen to discuss, also it was Mental Health Awareness week.  Ten parents attended this session and again feedback was very positive.

We have 2 further forums booked this academic year:

  • Monday 18 June which will focus on ‘Show My Homework’ and how to support young people with their school work at home.
  •  Monday 16 July which will focus on Internet Safety.

It is really informal so please feel free to come along to our next Forum and have a tea/coffee and chat.

We look forward to seeing you there

King’s Oak Academy Pastoral Team.

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Lock Down today

The Principal made the decision to move to a full lockdown earlier today because of a situation with a member of the public.  The timing of this was unfortunate as it was at the end of the school day; there was no immediate risk to anyone on the school site but we needed to control what time students left. The situation was resolved within minutes and we look forward to supporting the school community and moving forward.

If you feel you or your child[ren] need to speak with anyone, please do not hesitate to contact the academy.

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Careers event for girls – 23rd June 2018

Renishaw Careers evengInternational Women in Engineering Day – Renishaw careers event for girls.

Girls, do you enjoy the following subjects:

Physics, Maths, Design & Technology, Computer Science,  Art?

If so, come and find out more about a career in engineering.

At Renishaw they offer a huge variety of engineering careers with the opportunity to be involved with the design and manufacture of a wide range of technology from 3D metal printers to robots for brain surgery; changing lives for the better.

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2018 (Saturday 23rd June), Renishaw are hosting an event at their headquarters site for female secondary school aged students and their parents/guardians. The aim of this event is to convey to girls that Engineering is an exciting and rewarding career. Visitors will have the opportunity to hear from some of our apprentices and graduates about their experiences and get the chance to attend some interactive and informative workshops, as well as learning more about Renishaw.

Find out more and how to register HERE

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King’s Oak in Academy Today

Academy Today have reported on King’s Oak recent Ofsted inspection.

Academy Today re Ofsted

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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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