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Headteacher’s Blog 2 - Friday 15th September 2017

Head’s Drop-In Sessions

As usual, I’ll be holding some Drop-in Sessions this academic year so if there’s anything you’d like to talk to me about, holiday in term time requests (please check our policy on this), feel free to drop by at the times below…. 

  • Monday 18th September, 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
  • Thursday 2nd November, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Monday 15th January, 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 14th March, 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.
  • Monday 30th April, 8.30 a.m. – 9.30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 20th June, 5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.


BBC School Reporters

Are you a budding reporter? If so, you may be interested in our new after-school club ‘BBC School Reporters’.

The club will run weekly, after school on a Wednesday and it’s a fantastic journalism project.

You’ll create short video reports which will be uploaded to a dedicated web page, viewed by BBC audiences worldwide. The videos can cover topical issues you feel passionate about, amazing achievements or even unusual hobbies.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make real news for a real audience - if you’re interested, contact Miss Smart.



 Fancy trying something new?

Enrichment activities allow you to gain experience and skills in areas not typically part of your everyday curriculum.

Enhancing your personal attributes by opting to gain new experiences is extremely desirable to future employers and higher education providers…it’s also great fun to try something new and different!

Whether you’re in year 7, 8 or 9 there’s a huge range of enrichment sessions to choose from and the ones that are open to everyone are a great opportunity to make friends in other year groups!

Enrichments are available from Monday and you can find details here.



Vacancies at Horbury Academy

Fancy being part of our staff team here at Horbury Academy? We currently have three vacancies; Finance Manager, Display Assistant and Catering Assistant. Visit our vacancies page for more information.



Open Evening 2017

Just a little reminder that school will close to students at 12:10pm on Wednesday 20th September in advance of our Open Evening. Find out more here.


And finally… 

You may remember me telling you about our entrepreneurial student, Nicole Hirst, who has invented a head support and cushion for Narcolepsy sufferers to help prevent injury when they fall asleep in a car…Well Nicole now has input from the British Design Fund in London who are looking at funding opportunities for her to move forward in developing a prototype, whilst Nicole is looking at how to modify and improve her product to make it appropriate for a wider audience. Nicole has also received interest from Dragons Den’s Evan Davis, who met her at the Teen Tech Awards and is keen to help her along her journey. It’s such an inspiring story it’s been picked up by the local press - so keep an eye out for Nicole on the shelves of your newsagents! Well done Nicole!