Head of School Welcome
As we shared earlier this week, the report from our Ofsted visit in November 2023 has been published. We are pleased to share the report with you all in this newsletter.
I wrote last week about changes we have made to support positive behaviour in particular regarding truancy. These changes are showing a very positive impact and we are working with the families of students who do truant lessons.
During assemblies last week and this week, we looked at how we can all 'Glow Up' and raise our expectations. This included looking at examples of reasons for C1 and reward points to ensure our expectations are clear to students (and staff).
As announced last week, students are working towards two reward point challenges. The update from the first week was shared with students in assemblies and shows a really positive start.
Ruth Roberts - Head of School
HOUSE NEWS - Term 3
This week in House assemblies and tutor time, we announced the first House challenges for this term. The two challenges share a fitness theme with Pathway to Paris also being an inter Trust competition.
Let's get active and reach Paris first!
Assemblies also looked at the theme of developing your personal values and character, looking at the LPA Character Mountain.
What we do: Morning Line up
We start each day with students lining up in their tutor group as a House. Students move to lineup at 8.35am as the student entrance shuts.
Why we do it
Line up allows for a calm start to the academy day. It also helps create a sense of community as we begin the day together as a school. Line up is also a chance for the Heads of House to pass on messages and to share positives.
It is great when families sit down together and share a meal. We would like to encourage you to discuss important topics with your son or daughter that may impact their education.
Positive mental health it very important for all of us.
What Parents Should Look For: Changes in Eating Behaviour, Weight Loss, and Obsessive Body Image Concerns
Many teenagers become obsessed with their weight and have poor body image during adolescence. A change in eating habits could indicate an eating disorder, which is a very serious mental health condition that needs to be addressed as soon as the warning signs appear. If parents notice their teen has a change in eating patterns and/or is losing a lot of weight, they should seek professional help immediately.
Please take the time to speak to your son/daughter about this important matter.
Free Evening Webinars
Please find registration details below for ExpertEd’s free evening webinars, designed to stretch and challenge children in years 5-8 science and years 5-6 maths.
For more details see website www.expertedlive.org or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
What’s On Evening Events for Families When Registration
Family Science Led by Dr Becky Waldram from Swansea University, Family Science aims to offer some stretch and challenge to pupils and to encourage conversations about Science between inquisitive young people and their parents. For years 5-8. Wednesdays starting 17th January 7pm-7:30pm Parents Register here.
Family Maths The Midweek Maths series is a live, interactive, evening webinar for children and their parents in years 5&6. Our host, joined by special guests, provides intriguing problems that encourage logical thinking and discussion of applications. There is a takeaway question to attempt at home with prizes sent for the best answers. Wednesdays starting 28th February 7pm-7:40pm Parents Register here.
We are currently recruiting Invigilators to join our team here at Lodge Park Academy. We would welcome applications from family and friends for anybody looking for a part time job that will keep them busy for several weeks in Autumn, Spring and Summer.
Please follow the link below for more details: