ELLIOTT HUDSON AT BOSTON SPA
This is such an important development for post-16 education in our area. The coming together of two high achieving organisations in partnership will transform opportunity for Year 11s right across the locality.
We will be pleased to welcome visitors to our open event next week, which is on Wednesday 28th November starting at 5.00pm.
It was a privilege, alongside principals from other partner academies, to address 180 secondary trainee teachers on Wednesday at the GORSE School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT), where we were able to describe the employment opportunities available within the trust.
Becoming part of the SCITT has been so strategically important to Boston Spa; it has transformed our teacher recruitment and is creating an aorta of new talent for our school.
The SCITT is now recruiting for both secondary and primary graduates to train as teachers from September 2019. The year-long programme will lead to Qualified Teacher Status and the award of a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Training takes place in schools where excellence is modelled and supported by practicing professionals.
To be trained by an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ provider is a real draw on a new teacher’s CV, and the TGAT SCITT is the only training provider in this area with such an important recognition. Whether you are interested in primary, secondary or post 16, discover for yourself, by looking here, or attend one of the open events.
STAFF TRAINING DAY
Today was a staff training day, and one of the benefits coming from our partnership with TGAT is that none of our subject teams have to work in isolation. There are regular binding meetings that secure a consistent approach to standards across the trust. It is a strategically important approach and the work undertaken today was a good example of the Trust at work as each academy has been hosting different subjects who have all brought Year 11 work to cross moderate securing standards and outcomes.
There are some fantastic tie dye, appliqué, embroidery and beading designs from Year 7 to be found on Instagram on the theme ‘Tropical Paradise’. Well done to Millie Lee-Thai, Ollie Fraser-Smith, Libby McGrath, Megan Hatherley, Nora Stark, Megan Sykes, Katie Roberts, Bryn Sykes, Larina Sabah.Dougie Darley, Lucy Deegan, Barry Valentine, Annabelle Shepherd and Chloe Glover.
It was lovely this week to celebrate the hard work of our young people with celebration assemblies. I am very excited to see so many Bronze Awards so early in the year. Well done to you all!
I enjoyed meeting all of the following this week to praise them for their work in school: Isabella Srinivasa, Isabel Couldwell, Daniel Paton, Lilly Meehan, Nevaeh Geddes, Juliz Paho Tchouankwe, Joe Kendall, Jamie Soule, Jess Tucker, William McDonald, Mathew Haigh Morris, Daniel Myers, Amelia Whittingham, Keira Christopher, Josh Clayforth, Lily Hodgson Mallory, Libby McGrath, Megan Sykes, Luke Ibbitson, Emily Hooks Sellars, Emily Maskill, Alfie Johnson, Nathan Burton, Maya Stephens and Lottie Parker.
Congratulations to Mr and Mrs Potter on the safe arrival of their second child, Betsy Beau who arrived on Friday weighing 8lbs 8oz.
A good week for fixtures this week as we won three local derbies against Wetherby and Garforth.
The Year 8 boys’ football team travelled to our local rivals Wetherby on Wednesday night. Wetherby were well organised and very quick, but we moved the ball around with purpose and defended well. At half time it was 1-1, the game was finely balanced. In the second half the boys competed for the ball with real gusto and played some great football but with less than 5 minutes remaining it was 2-2. On our final attack Wetherby handled the ball in the penalty area and we were awarded a penalty which Alex Kay took and scored in the bottom left hand corner. Nathan Burton was Player of the Match; final score, 3-2 away win.
Thursday saw the year 7, 8 & 9 girls combine in U13 and U14 7-a-side teams, for a friendly fixture against Garforth Academy at home. The U13 match was close with our girls going 1-0 up with a goal from Nikkia Romans Sutton half way through the second half using her pace to beat the defender and strike at goal. This was then followed by a Garforth goal. The girls fought back with a fantastic strike from the half way line by Megan Sykes leaving the girls 2-1 up at half time. The second half saw each team score two further goals (Megan Sykes and Connie Edwards) with Garforth clawing back their final goal in the closing seconds. Player of the match was Megan Sykes, final score 4-3 to Boston Spa.
The U14’s also had a triumphant game. After a slow first 10 minutes the girls found their stride going 1-0 up, and from here they found confidence and scored a further three in the first half. In the second half Garforth defended well, as did Boston with the aim of keeping a clean sheet. Our goals came from Lucy Foster (3), Eva Jenkins (2) and Billie Hedley (1). Player of the match was Lucy Foster, final score 6-0 to Boston Spa.
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