Safer Internet Day 2017

Tuesday the 7th February is Safer Internet Day and we are taking part. Staff will be including all aspects of staying safe online in their lessons and we will be tweeting everything going on!

Weekly News Feed and Reminders

Firstly a big thank you to all parents/careers/professionals that attended our 20th Anniversary awards ceremony, it was lovely to see so many of you there to share in the student’s successes and achievements.

This week 11 students went on a cinema trip to see the BFG. Thanks to Mrs Newman who organised this.

Mrs GWilliams is coming into school as a volunteer every Friday to listen to the students read, our thanks go to her for giving up her time to us.

Don’t forget our next Target Day is on Tuesday 6th December. Tutors will be contacting parents to arrange an appointment.

Plans have also stated for the last week of term. We have our Christmas lunch on Wednesday 14th December and tutor trips on Thursday 15th December. Letters will be sent home to parents nearer the time with all the details.

And finally – Don’t forget to check out our Twitter @LWSAcademyTrust to see examples of student’s work from the different subject areas.

LWS Academy Awards 2016 – Parking and Travel

Due to ongoing road works from the housing developments the road leading down to the Academy is closed. There is a diversion in place leading through the housing estate. There is an option to come onto Montefiore Drive via Brook Lane and park just before the bollards then there is a very short walk to the Academy. Parking is also available in the Academy car park, space are limited.

A guide to creating your own Twitter profile!

We use Twitter every day to post amazing pieces of students work and love to share their success. We would love to see more parents/carers and academy supporters following us on Twitter.

Please use the guide below if you would like a quick and easy guide to setting up a Twitter account.

Easy 9 step Twitter guide!

LWS Academy Awards 2016

Friday is our Awards ceremony and it gives us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the success and achievements of all our students.

We will look back over the last year and also celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the school.

Below is a list of the awards that will be going to our students. We will be tweeting the results on the day so follow us on Twitter to keep upto date. @LWSAcademyTrust

  • Achievement in English
  • English Progress Award
  • Storytelling Award
  • Storywriting Award
  • Progress in Reading
  • Progress in Writing
  • Achievement in Maths
  • Progress in Maths
  • Most Focused in Maths
  • 100% Lesson Target in Maths
  • Most Improved Engagement in Maths
  • Excellent Effort in Maths
  • The Cyanamid Shield for Achievement
  • Achievement in Science
  • Most Progress in Science
  • Best Improvement in Science
  • Practical Skills in Science
  • Delta – Literacy Award
  • Delta – Reading Award
  • Delta – Advanced Maths Award
  • Funk Master Bass Award
  • Heavy Hands Drum Award
  • Rhona Sailing Award
  • Gordon Ramsey Award for Food Technology KS4
  • Jamie Oliver Award for Food Technology KS3
  • Achievement in Cooking
  • Progress in Food Technology
  • Perfect Pancake Award
  • Success in GCSE Art
  • Progress in Art
  • Achievement & Progress in Curriculum PE KS3
  • Achievement & Progress in Curriculum PE KS3
  • Achievement & Progress in Curriculum PE KS4
  • Entry Level Certificates PE
  • Award for Football
  • Award for BasketballLWS Academy Trust “Fair Play Award”
  • Sportsman of the Year
  • Achievement in Design & Technology
  • Most Improved in Design & Technology
  • Achievement at College
  • External Work Experience
  • Fishing Award
  • Military Mentors
  • SEAL Point Award at 96%
  • Lesson Target Award at 95%
  • Attendance Trophy at 98%
  • Most Improved Attendance
  • Lord Wilson Cup for Personal Achievement
  • Governors Cup for Personal Achievement
  • Governors Cup for Academic Achievement
  • Claude Bamber Cup for Personal Achievement
  • Hamble Valley Inner Wheel for Personal Achievement
  • Rotary Shield for Endeavour

ChatHealth

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (SHFT) School Nursing Service has launched ChatHealth, a text messaging service to support young people in Hampshire. The aim is to improve access to health information and support for young people aged 11-19 years.
With more and more young people using hand held mobile devices in their daily lives, the ChatHealth text service is an easy way for young people to confidentially ask for help with a range of issues. The service is manned by qualified school nurses who have a wealth of experience of working with young people.
ChatHealth is available now and allows young people in Hampshire to text messages to a dedicated number 07507 332160; the messages are then delivered to a secure website. Once received, the school nurse will respond to the text within one working day.
ChatHealth is available Monday to Friday from 9am-4.30pm (excluding bank holidays). Any young person who texts the service outside of these hours will receive an automated message with advice of where to get help if their question is urgent.
The School Nursing Team are able to support young people with questions relating to a wide range of health and wellbeing issues including self-harm, relationships, bullying, weight, anxiety, drugs, smoking, stress, body worries, alcohol and sexual health. As well as giving advice, the team can signpost to appropriate services and other support.
Young people are still able to see a School Nurse face to face in a school or college drop in or other setting.

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Totton College Student/Parent Tours

Tomorrow marks the first of the student and parent tour dates, where individuals or small groups can take a 30 minute walk around Totton college facilities during a standard college day. This will included a detailed explanation of the technical courses, apprenticeships, study support and student services they offer.

Tour dates:
Thursday 20th October 2.30pm

Tuesday 1st November 2.30pm
Wednesday 2nd November 9.00am

Wednesday 7th December 2.30pm
Friday 9th December 9.00am

Tuesday 10th January 2.30pm
Wednesday 11th January 9.00am

Wednesday 22nd February 2.30pm
Friday 24th February 9.00am

Target setting feedback letter

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Target Day letter – 27th September 2016

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Dear Parents/carers
Re: Target setting days
I would like to firstly welcome all the students back to school for another academic year. As you know the challenges we face are great to achieve the best outcomes and opportunities for your son and in order to strengthen our partnership of support we are introducing a new initiative.
It was decided by the Governing body during the last academic year for us to facilitate 4 Target Setting day’s a year for Tutors to meet with their students and parents/carers to discuss subject targets and personal targets. This allows for dedicated time to support the Academy and parent partnership, to ensure strong communication. Research and evidence supports this as being an effective strategy to improve student outcomes.
I’m aware that the first of these dates is short notice; however it is key for setting the expectations for the whole year and must be early in the new year. The first scheduled Target Setting and Review Day is Tuesday 27th September. During this day Tutors will co-ordinate a meeting time with each student and their parents/carers whether it be in school or and another agreed place, such as home. In order to allow us to meet with every parent/carer we will be closing the Academy to allow visits and offsite meetings to take place. Parent carer meetings will be available from 9am to 7pm on these Target setting days.
The consequent days are December 6th 2016, April 4th 2017 and July 11th 2017.
Tutors will be contacting you to over the coming weeks to arrange a suitable time for your meeting with them.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact your son’s tutor at the school.
Yours sincerely
Stuart Tyreman

Foster Care Call Line

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