successful Enterprise Day on Wednesday 23 November, one Learning Family from
each House was chosen to go through to the Final.The theme for this year’s Enterprise Day was
chocolate.Teams had to create a new
chocolate product and come up with the name, ingredients, slogan, packaging and
advertising campaign.The Final presentations
took place on Tuesday 29 November. The finalists
Mandela House (MA8)
Bar" which was one large lip-shaped milk chocolate with popping cream and
strawberry flavours.Their slogan was: “Make
yourself happy with a smile”.
Moore House (MO9)
which were 'M'-shaped chocolates with honeycomb inside, packaged in House colour
(gold).Their slogan was: “Moore,
Shakespeare House (SH2)
which were strawberry, orange, mint and toffee flavoured chocolates packaged in
House colour (purple).Their slogan was:
chocolate, pure joy”.
Westwood House (WE6)
Rosa" made of white rose-shaped chocolates with strawberry flavouring.Their slogan was: “A mouthful of roses”.
showed they had considered cost/profits, advertising and their target
audience.In addition, they were all
planning to donate part of their profits to charity.
presentations were of a high standard and the results were very close. Well done to all the finalists – you are all
winners in your own right.
The final results
were as follows:-
Wheeler, Emillie Dady, Lennon Crandle, Kadi Bayliss and Kalli Bowdler
On Tuesday 22nd November, 6 students from Year 7 visited St Andrews Church and the war memorial in Rainham village as part of an after school history project focusing on remembrance. They have been studying the heroic acts of Airman Raimud Sanders Draper during the Second World War. The girls showed a huge amount of enthusiasm and interest. Next week they will be making a remembrance wreath and designing their own memorial cenotaph. Well done girls and thank you to Mrs Martin, Mrs Gilbert for accompanying the students. A special thank you to Miss Latino and Miss Lavender who organised the event.
our main aims at The Brittons Academy is to make a difference to the life
chances of every student. We want to make sure every student leaves the Academy
life ready and prepared to succeed in their adult lives.
A key element of this
are the PRIDE attributes; these are qualities that employers look for in people
when making appointments.
Day is an annual event that consciously aims to develop the PRIDE attributes.
This year the focus was chocolate. Students had to develop ideas around a new
chocolate product considering the name, slogan, packaging, cost and
the morning, students worked in their Learning Families show excellent team
work, perseverance and creativity. A group was then chosen from each Learning
Family to present in front of their House in the afternoon. As I went round the
school I saw students really enjoying working together in their teams, they
were coming up with brilliant ideas and were totally engaged and on tasks.
made during the afternoon were the best I have seen (here and in my last
school). Students spoke with confidence and clarity and the audiences were
incredibly respectful. It was one of those occasions where I was incredibly
proud to be the Principal at The Brittons Academy.
of judges chose a winning team from each House; they will now go head to head
to decide the overall Academy winner (early next week). Look out for a future
blog showing the winning teams.
to our students for being so engaged and productive. Thank you to the staff who
were very competitive and enthusiastic - it made the day go so well. Finally,
thank you to the judges who gave up their time to make the very difficult
decision of choosing winners in each House. Many thanks to Mr Mugombe and Paula Hissey for their help organising Enterprise Day and to Tracy and Kevin from Paragon Learning who planned and created all the activities.
It was a privilege
and an honour to attend the Jack Petchey Awards Evening at the Queen's Theatre
on Wednesday 24th November and witness our students being recognised for their
Petchey is a highly successful businessman man from humble beginnings who has
given a great deal of his hard earned money to support young people and help
them achieve success. The Jack Petchey Awards Evening is an opportunity for
young people to be recognised for their achievements in school.
eight of Brittons' students received awards:
to you all - we are all very proud of you.
additional award was presented to Maria Martin for her dedication and
commitment to The Brittons Academy. Thank you Maria, you are a true star and we
are all grateful for how much you support students and help them to succeed.
the evening, there were a number of performances. It was a pleasure to watch
two Brittons' students sing so brilliantly in front of a packed audience. Well
done to Fahim (Jackson) Khan and Ella Rose Scott. You were brilliant!
to the staff, friends and family who came along to support and cheer for our
On Thursday 17th
November, the three schools from the Empower Learning Academy Trust, Brittons,
Hall Mead and Bower Park, took part in a three way drum workshop and
competition. Ms Barrell escorted the students from Brittons who performed
extremely well. The quality of the drumming was exceptional. Mr London, the
Headteacher at Hall Mead, emailed me to say, "The drumming
competition is superb. Our students are enjoying each-other’s company and the
standard is excellent... Brilliant event." the students from
Brittons who took part were: Jennifer Beal Jarif Ahmed Joe Coello Darryl
Shillingford Jehu Kyari Ryan Ashiter This
was a competition and the overall winner was Jehu Kyari. He will receive a P5
for excelling in the event. Darryl
Shillingford was the best drummer from Brittons - well done Daryl – you will
receive a P3. All
the students will be awarded P2's for taking part. Thank you to Ms Barrell for
making the event possible.
Congratulations to the class of 2016 on another successful year of exam results for TBA. The new Government measure for judging schools in exams is based on the progress made during their five years of secondary education. Every single student is included in the measure. The class of 2016 achieved the best progress ever seen at the Brittons Academy. Given that every students contributed to this success - well done!
There were a number of students who did exceptionally well by achieving a large number of very high grades (A*/A). Jamie Lacy, Bepul Shahab, Abbie Maulkerson, Suzan Yetismis, Vinel Maisurya, Samantha Tayler, Emma Howard, Daniel Agyei, Tahiyya Chowdhury, Ideal Buzoku, Thema Archer, Edi Salihu and Selma Mert all had average grades of A* or A across their 11 GCSE results!
Other students made excellent progress from their starting point in Year 7: Jay Imbued, Ellie Tobin, Vicky Tanimomo, Merrely Hondi, Stacy Aluebhoseli, Tahiyya Chowdhury, Cristian Belmiro, Aljena Vassiljeva, Selma Mert, Emma Ireo, Edi Salihu, Samanths Tayler, Jamie Lacy, Foyez Jitu, Shannon Law, Jack Alexander, Vinel Maisurya, Suzan Yetismis, Harley Jones, Riyad Hacib and Rajesh Jasal all achieved at least one whole grade above their projected grades across all subjects. (Many of these also achieved very high grades and appear in both lists!)
It is clear that the students who worked hard and committed to their studies achieved success in their exams. Thank you to all my staff for their very hard work and support - your commitment to the students is very much appreciated.