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Weekly Newsletter – E Safety, Attendance and House Captains


Dear Parent/Carer Weekly Newsletter – E Safety, Attendance and House Captains Attendance Focus Week – w/c 16th January 2017 As part of the Academy’s work to improve attendance, we have designated next week as ‘Attendance Focus Week.’ During this week, various activities are taking place across the Academy to focus on individual student attendance. Some of the activities will focus on rewarding those with good attendance, whilst others will support students who need to improve their attendance and/or punctuality. We […]

Exam Invigilators Required


Exam Invigilators Required Thistley Hough Academy are currently recruiting for examination invigilators. The main role of an invigilator is to help ensure examinations are conducted in accordance with JCQ guidelines and also help provide a calm environment which will give our students the best possible opportunity to be successful in their exams. Duties will include, but are not limited to; setting up the examination rooms, distributing equipment and exam papers, maintaining constant vigilance, dealing with and reporting any interruptions or […]

New Year Newsletter


Dear Parents/Carers New Year Events Happy New Year! I hope that you and your family enjoyed a peaceful and refreshing holiday. THActive A New Year often brings with it resolutions and a renewed enthusiasm to try something new, get a little fitter and meet more people. As you will be aware, at Thistley Hough Academy we run an extra-curricular enrichment programme called THActive, which has over 40 different clubs and activities that students can take part in both at lunchtimes […]

Weekly Newsletter – Upcoming Dates and Information


Dear Parents/Carers Upcoming Dates and Information Christmas Jumper Day As part of our charity fundraising we invite students to wear a Christmas jumper to school on Friday 16th December. This is optional for students.  Those wishing to participate must wear their full academy uniform as usual with jumpers worn under their blazer. Any student not wearing full academy uniform will be sanctioned in line with our academy uniform policy. If any student would like to wear a Christmas jumper, we […]

Newsletter – CEIAG and Assessment Update


Dear Parent/Carer CEIAG and Assessment Update Careers update As part of the CEIAG (careers guidance and education programme) we deliver at Thistley Hough Academy, your child has access to Kudos, the latest programme from CASCAID. Kudos is accessible online and we are encouraging the use of it at home to involve parents with the important decisions your child has to make about their future options. It will help your child to assess their interests and skills, as well as letting […]

Academy ranked among best in UK on new Progress 8 tables


Thistley Hough Academy has been ranked among the best in England for our GCSE results according to the government’s new Progress 8 scoring system. The new Government measure which was introduced this year aims to measure how pupils progress from year seven through to their GCSE results and a score of +0.25 has placed our school within the top 25 per cent nationally. The provisional data, which was recently released by the Department For Education, has also revealed that our Academy is now among the top three performing schools in […]

Year 11 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 9th November 2016


Dear Parent/Carer Year 11 Parents’ Evening – Wednesday 9th November 2016 I am writing to inform you that the next Year 11 Parents’ Evening will take place on Wednesday 9th November 2016 between 4:45 pm – 7.45 pm. Your child has now received their latest DC1 data which includes their current working grade for all of their subjects and their progress 8 score. There will be a copy of your child’s results made available for you on the evening. Teaching […]

Weekly Newsletter – End of Half Term 1


Dear Parent/Carer Half Term / Important Information I write to remind you that the half term holiday will commence on Monday 24th October 2016. Students must attend the Academy until 3:15pm on Friday 21st October 2016 and return on Monday 31st October at 8.40am ready for lessons to start at 8.45am, in correct school uniform with all necessary basic equipment. Year 11 information  Mock examinations will commence for Year 11 students on Monday 28th November and finish on Friday 9th […]

Weekly Newsletter – Target Setting and Tracking


Target Setting and Tracking At Thistley Hough Academy we firmly believe that it is important to set challenging, aspirational targets for students. However, we do appreciate that these should be based upon some logical reasoning and not using a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Targets are therefore set accounting for a student’s prior ability (KS2 scores from Year 6 in primary school) and national performance benchmarks in each subject studied. Where a student has no prior data we use a […]

Weekly Newsletter – Attendance and Punctuality


Dear Parent/Carer Attendance and Punctuality Excellent student attendance and punctuality is essential in ensuring that students make good academic progress. As such, it is an expectation that all students attend the Academy punctually each day, unless under exceptional circumstances. As an Academy, we closely monitor both attendance and punctuality to school. Students, who are late regularly, will be required to serve one hour’s detention after school on a Friday. It is a minimum expectation that students’ attendance is at least […]