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      Student blog by Year 8 student Billy Griffiths This does not feel like a normal week at Neale-Wade Academy, the anticipation is growing as we prepare for Princess Anne’s visit to the academy. We are all excited and proud that she has decided to spend the afternoon on the Wednesday 21st January with us. A […]
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      This week has been pretty eventful for Neale-Wade Academy from cross country and year 7 five-a-side football in Ely , to a mini year 8 parent consultation, year 10 open book evening and a very exciting year 12 trip to London for a literature event. This week there are still a few things going on […]
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      Are you excited for Neale-Wade’s latest news? We have many events packed into this week, ranging over all year groups. To start the week off we have Year 7 girls playing 5-a-side football at the City of Ely. Don’t worry if you’re not in it this year, never give up, you never know what the […]

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      The highlight of the week was the success of Reece Oldfield who became British boxing champion in the 40kg category at the weekend. Reece won a hard fought bout in Sheffield to become the very best of the best and I am delighted for him and his family. Reece is an unassuming young man who …

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      I appreciate that it has been several weeks since our Ofsted report was published but I thought that it would useful to highlight some key areas of the report that do not solely focus on the teaching and achievement of the Academy. Whilst we all recognise that examination results are important it is also clear …

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      We kicked off the week with two days of intensive mathematics revision for a targeted group of Year 11 students. Mr Samuel (Vice Principal) and Mrs Bains (Assistant Principal) led the sessions that were held at the Wyboston Lakes Conference Centre. All of the students who attended did exceptionally well and remained focused for both …

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      I have started to use the stickers with my 10n4 English Literature class. One particularly successful process was as follows: -          Students answered a 10 mark question cold on ‘An Inspector Calls’. -          Students stuck the sticker in and handed their books in. -          You can see below that this response doesn’t specifically identify the […]
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      Giving effective feedback In our training we have been looking at ways that we can get students to think about the feedback that they have been given and act upon it. Many staff spend hours marking students’ books which the students dutifully read. However, sometimes we do not make the most of the feedback time […]
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      Speaking Tests In our training this month we have been looking at ways in which we can support the staff as they develop, use, reflect and refine their speaking tests. The aims of the speaking tests are to provide the knowledge and skills that a student needs for their exams beforehand in a format that […]

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