Friday, 26 August 2016

Congratulations to the class of 2016


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.



Congratulations to the class of 2016

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!)

What 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.

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Friday, 8 July 2016

Goodbye to the Class of 2016


On Thursday 7th July, The Brittons Academy held its annual Prom for Year 11 at Orsett Hall. The majority of Year 11 attended, looking absolutely fantastic. Mr Burnett, who was their Head of Year, gave a brilliant speech. In this he reminded them that when they started in Year 7, he had asked them to write on a piece of paper wanted they wanted to do when they left school. We had astronauts, singers, footballers, teachers, all sorts. It was lovely to hear how aspirational they were when they started secondary school. Fingers crossed that their exam results will help set them on a path to realise those aspirations.

After a fantastic meal, students and staff danced the night away - a fitting celebration of their five years at The Brittons Academy.

Many thanks to Mrs Oakins and her team of staff who organised the prom this year.

Year 8 Science Trip to Colchester Zoo


On Wednesday 6th July, virtually the whole of Year 8 visited Colchester Zoo as part of the science curriculum. they took part in studies researching how animals adapt to their environment and also looked at the classification of different types of animals.

The behaviour was, once again exemplary and the students i spoke to told me they had a wonderful time.

Thank you to Mrs Herbert for organising the trip. Thank you also to the science team who supported the trip and made this opportunity possible for Year 8.

Year 7 Most Able Science Trip


On Thursday 8th July we had another successful Most Able trip – this time for Year 7. We were joined with Bower Park, Gaynes and Redden Court for students to take part in a science Crest day at Havering Sixth Form College.  

Students were mixed up with the different schools and had to use their science and engineering skills to design and build a vehicle to go the fastest, win a drag race and deposit tomatoes in a container after going over a bridge.

All students were exceptional; there was outstanding behaviour, excellent enthusiasm and fantastic participation within their teams. Students commented on how they loved the day and how it has made them eager to put further effort into their science lessons. Our students were an absolute credit to the school.  Many thanks to Miss Lavender for organising the trip and the staff who supported her.

 





Thursday, 30 June 2016

Welcome to Year 6 - The Next Generation at Brittons


On Wednesday 29th June, The Brittons Academy welcomed the children who will be joining us in September. They spent the day in lessons, getting a taste of life at the Academy. They also started to learn their way around the site and meet some of the current Brittons' students. Our new prefects were their guides for the day and did a fantastic job.

At the end of the day the children were joined by their parents. The theme of the day was PRIDE, the Academy's skills for lifelong learning. During the afternoon, some children gave a presentation to the parents about their learning around PRIDE:

Perseverance

Respect

Independence

Discover

Enthusiasm

Parents and new students then met with their Learning Family Tutors - someone who will be the first point of contact throughout their learning journey at The Brittons Academy.

Thank you to all the staff and prefects who helped on the day. A special thank you to Mrs Hissey and Mr Mugombe for organising the event so successfully.

We are looking forward to the next generation of students joining us in September.  

 

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Another successful most able trip to the City


On Tuesday 10th May, students from Year 10 visited the city to find out about careers in law and finance. We want to broaden the horizons of our students so that they aim high in terms of possible career options.


Thank you to Ms Lavender who led the trip - very well supported by Mrs Handley and Mr Leone.

Ms Lavender gave very positive feedback about the trip, "As always exceptional behaviour from all who attended. We firstly had a meeting with the law firm Latham and Watkins on how to get into law, what different types of law you could go into and what an average day was like for a lawyer, we then went on a tour of their offices. All students were very engaged and willing to participate in the discussions. The firm commented on their 'excellent behaviour and keen attitude'.
We then went to the Bank of England Museum where students learnt the history of the bank from its creation to modern day. Students had the opportunity to hold a real 2 stone gold block! Again whilst we were in the building they were model students. We ended the day by visiting the Mizuho Corporste banks. Students were given an insight into the world of banking through role play and discussions. Again excellent behaviour and attitude. All students were willing to get involved.