We’re at the end of another successful academic year, it is with great pride that I can reflect on the accomplishments of our talented students and committed staff.
Congratulations to all students who worked hard in their exams; we are looking forward to what is predicted to be a great set of results in August. Our aim is to ensure that our students succeed and leave us as confident, articulate and aspirational young people, fully equipped for life and work in the 21st century. In pursuit of this aim, we were delighted to be awarded Investors in Careers status in July, which is testament to the exceptional careers advice we provide to our students. We wish our departing Year 11s every success in their future endeavours.
Whilst there have been numerous examples of success across the curriculum throughout the academy’s year, we are also proud of the opportunities we offer students above and beyond the curriculum. The Musical Mashup end of year production was a spectacular success, showcasing the exceptional theatrical talents of our students.
As part of our commitment to being at the heart of our local community, we have been working closely with our local primary schools this year. It was super to welcome Zetland Primary School who have recently used our hall for their end of year show, we enjoyed hearing their lovely singing throughout the academy. It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Year 5 and 6 pupils to our Open Evening earlier this month, where they had the opportunity to meet the teachers, tour the academy and speak with our Head Boy and Head Girl. We also loved the opportunity to meet and greet all pupils and parents who attended Newcomen Rocks at Newcomen Primary early in the month. We look forward to working even closer with them during the summer and next year, through our Primary University, SATs booster classes and gifted and talented programmes. Open event details will soon be available to primary parents.
As well as working with our primary schools, we also have been involved in a number of events with the local community. These have ranged from the Vintage Tea Dance, where the students hosted local residents at a traditional afternoon of dancing and singing, to a wide range of charity initiatives to raise money for important causes.
As Headteacher, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our students for their hard work throughout the past year, and to thank staff for their support and unwavering commitment to improvement and progress. Next year promises to be an exciting one, as we continue to move towards our overall goal of achieving Outstanding status in future Ofsted inspections.
Should you wish to have a personal tour of the academy in the new school year, please contact us, and we would be delighted to show you around.
Principal: Mrs Angela Sweeten
Redcar Academy, Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 4AB
Tel: 01642 289211 •
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