Summer Term Newsletter
Please find links below to the Furness Academy Summer Newsletter.
End of Summer Term Arrangements
The letter attached below is from Mr Laheney, detailing the end of term arrangements and reviewing the school year
Catch Up Programme Year 10
The letter attached below is to inform Year 10 Parents of a new intervention programme called ‘Catch-Up,’ which we began trialling last term with Year 7 and Year 11. Due to the success of the programme, we are starting after the half term holidays (w/c Monday 5 June) to roll it out to Year 10. This programme has run nationally across many schools and the impact on students’ progress has been overwhelmingly positive.
More details in the letter attached. Year 10 Catch Up Introduction Letter
Lunch Changes from September 2017
As we move towards the end of term it seems appropriate to inform you of a small change to the school day which will take effect from September 2017.
We will be extending the lunch period from 40 minutes to 50 minutes. This will give our students ample time to enjoy their lunch and allow them to take advantage of the exciting new facilities including an additional street food catering outlet along with a new enclosed seating area for 250 students. This new development, alongside our existing school dining hall, will provide our students with an exciting range of imaginative, healthy food choices along with the time to enjoy their lunch whilst sat in either of our catering facilities.
May Half Term Clinics for Year 11
In order to ensure that students are fully prepared for future examinations we will be hosting the following clinics during the half term break for students in Year 11. These will consist of exam revision and controlled assessment sessions.
Please see the letter attached. May Half Term Clinics
Summer Term Activities Programme
Please find links below to a timetable of all the current after school activities:
Spring Term Newsletter
Please find links below to the Furness Academy Spring Newsletter.
Easter Clinics- Year 10 and 11
Monday 10th – Thursday 13th April 2017
In order to ensure that students are fully prepared for future examinations we will be hosting the following clinics during the Easter break for students in Year 10 and 11. These will consist of exam revision and controlled assessment sessions.
Could you please encourage your child to attend as many clinics which are appropriate for them. This has proved beneficial to students’ outcome in their summer examinations.
Please note the following:-
- On arrival all students should enter school via the Community Entrance where they will need to sign in.
- Lunch will be provided at 12pm only for students that are staying all day.
- Students are not required to wear school uniform when attending the clinics
Details of the clinics can be found in the letters below.
Road Safety Letter from Mr Laheney
Firstly, I would like to thank the vast majority of ‘school run’ parents and carers who do indeed exercise safe, considerate and lawful practice with regard to dropping off and picking up their children at Furness Academy. Please continue to do this in the best interests of everyone’s safety.
I should be most grateful, however, if the small number of parents/carers who pull up on the double yellow lines, or even worse the zig zags leading to the pedestrian crossing, or use the academy access road to carry out ‘U’ turn manoeuvres, would resist the temptation to do this as it is neither safe, nor legal, and adds to the congestion problems in the immediate vicinity of the academy, thus further compromising safety.
Thank for you cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Mr S P Laheney
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