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Vice Principal’s Update: 3 April 2019

Last week saw a number of opportunities for students to focus on revision techniques and reflect on their preparation for coming examinations. The two highlights were, firstly, sessions for some Year 9 and 10 students with Learning Performance who focused on the whole examination experience and secondly our Year 10 …

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Vice-Principal’s Update: 25 March 2019

As Vice-Principal it is my pleasure to have the opportunity to keep our Academy community up to date with events here in school over the past week. We began the week by changing an old tradition here at Longsands of having designated social areas for different year groups. Since moving …

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Principal’s Weekly Update: 9 March 2019

This week saw the Academy marking World Book Day by continuing our work to encourage students to read as a means to not only increase their cultural literacy but also as an enjoyable pastime and a way to support their mental wellbeing. As such, we welcomed author Alex Scarrow back …

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Principal’s Weekly Update: 2 March 2019

We began the new half term by welcoming back staff and students who enjoyed their visit to Rome as part as their studies in RE and Classics as well as those who had a great week skiing in Austria. All staff reported that the students thoroughly enjoyed their experiences and …

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Principal’s Weekly Update: 9 February 2019

‘Scientia potentia est’ is a statement, in Latin, which adorned a whiteboard at a school in Barnsley I visited during this past week. The phrase translates as ‘knowledge is power’, a sentiment which has been expressed on numerous occasions at Longsands Academy and currently underpins our ongoing work to deliver …

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Principal’s Weekly Update 2 February 2019

As we shiver in the depths of winter, this past week has contained a number of truly heart-warming moments which has reminded us all of the privileged position we hold within the local community and why the teaching profession can be such a rewarding one. On Monday, I shared the …

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Principal’s weekly update 25 January 2019

We began the week by welcoming staff and 20 students from Guangzhou (Canton), the capital city of Guangdong Province located along the south coastline of China, for a two-week visit. The students are enjoying a full experience as a Longsands student and have been paired-up with ‘buddies’ who are not only hosting …

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Principal’s Message 5th November

We returned from the half term break to an update from Evan Marlow, Cliona Blackwell and Thomas Hurrell who were all awarded prestigious Arkwright Scholarships last academic year, sponsored by ARM, a global tech company based in Cambridge. Nationally, all applicants were whittled down to 1000 who were asked to interview …

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Principal’s Message 22nd October 2018

Whilst humility is a personal quality which we value at the academy, it has to be said that students have had an amazing final week of this half term. On Monday, we welcomed back Mrs Swainston, Mrs Mobin and 22 students who took part in our first ever study trip …

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