The Cheadle Academy welcomes you to its Open Evening on Wednesday 24th September, 2014.
What is The Cheadle Academy? What is its ethos? What is its approach to learning? Do learners make good progress, are they challenged, supported, rewarded, happy? Just some of the questions asked by visitors to last year's Open Evening. They found the answers and more! And you will too.
Be prepared! Come to The Cheadle Academy's Open Evening prepared to take part in student and staff led activities. Come with a list of questions, and we'll do our best to answer them. Be prepared to be caught up in the excitement demonstrated by our students who will be proud to include you and your family and friends in their interactive displays!
Come with an open mind. This is a forward thinking, progressive and highly inclusive Academy that seeks to meet the many needs of individual students as they journey through exceptionally important phases in life. It's about meeting and exceeding one's academic potential, getting in touch with the best possible route for progression and about being prepared for the real world of work. It's about feeling safe and secure; it's about providing opportunities to experience a broad range of extra-curricular activities. In short, it's about receiving the best, holistic education possible. And it's right here at The Cheadle Academy, in the heart of the community of Cheadle.
We look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 24th September.
The excitement was infectious and the buzz almost tangible as students from The Cheadle Academy collected their exam results today. The Cheadle Academy is celebrating a great set of positive results across the curriculum that, importantly, will see students take the pathways they have planned for and deserve through post-16 options of further education or apprenticeships. 83% of students are leaving The Cheadle Academy with 5 or more A* - C grades or equivalent. These figures comprehensively reflect the hard work and engagement consistently demonstrated by students.
Top performing students are:
Keziah Lindley (6 A*, 4 A, 1 B), Emma Kington (4 A*, 7 A), Beth Atkins (3 A*, 8 A), Zoe Gough (3 A*, 6A, 2 B), Katie Rose (1 A*, 10 A) Niamh Scott (2 A*, 7 A, 2 B), Chloe Pearson (3 A*, 4 A, 4 B), Tom Hawkins (1 A*, 6 A, 4 B), Helena Torr (2 A*, 3 A, 6 B), Alexander Copp (1 A*, 7 A), Jordyn Eyre (2 A*, 2 A, 6 B).
Subject highlights are:
Maths (70% A*-C), English Literature (87%), Biology (100%), Physics (100%), Chemistry (88%), Music (100%), PE (100%),Art (94%), Art Textiles (94%),Drama (71%), German (69%), History (63%).
Acting Principal, Mary Hall, praised the students for their hard work in achieving good results and thanked the staff and parents for their support. She said the results were, ‘testament to the students’ capacity for independent learning, determination to reach their potential and their ability to acquire skills for the future.’
Executive Principal, Keith Hollins added, ‘many congratulations to our Year 11 cohort. They have fully realised the importance of their time here, knowing that The Cheadle Academy has worked hard, with them, to meet and exceed their academic potential. They have discovered the best possible route for progression and how to prepare for the future that lies ahead’.
Six students from The Cheadle Academy were presented with their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award Medals on Friday 24th January. At a Staffordshire Youth and Community Service Presentation Evening, the students stood alongside peers from across the County, to receive certificates and badges.
Year Leader and teacher, Phil Hassall, who organises the DofE Awards Programme, with a dedicated team of teaching and non-teaching staff within The Cheadle Academy, praises the ethos of the scheme, ‘our award-winning students have certainly developed skills for life and for their working future. It has been really rewarding to see a side to students that we didn’t even know existed!’ He added, ‘students have developed a confidence that has made them independent thinkers and problem solvers’.
For their Bronze Award, students also had to work well as a team. Part of the programme that contained Physical tasks (such as swimming, dancing), Volunteering (some students ran a Year 7 Performing Arts Club at The Cheadle Academy) and Learning a new skill (most chose cooking), also included a two-day Expedition! Bronze Award holder Chloe Pearson said, ‘I really didn’t think I could ever sleep in a tent! I did though and I discovered that I have great determination. You build up your skills as the scheme progresses, it was exhilarating!’
Jordyn Eyre believes that her award will tell other people something about her, when it comes to interviews for college or university. ‘The Awards are of great benefit and hopefully I will go on to gain Silver and Gold in the future. They show that I can work in a team, that I have good personal organisation skills too. Some of the tasks were tiring, but they were very rewarding.’ Chloe agreed, ‘I would say ‘do it’ to anybody who’s thinking about it. Keep on going, don’t give up! You get a great sense of achievement!’
Students who gained their Bronze Award: Jordyn Eyre, Chloe Howard, Emma Kington, Lauren Milward, Chloe Pearson, James Scott.
The Cheadle Academy currently has a further 24 students working towards their Bronze Award and with students continuing to sign up, this is proving a very successful venture indeed.