I have spent all of my working life in education, with the majority of this time spent in Sawtry, and as such I was particularly pleased to be appointed as Principal of the Academy when it became part of the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) in April 2015. I am committed to providing a high...
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Merry Christmas from Science (the prep room), Santa is the Van Der Graff (to make static electricity) and some of the Merry Christmas letters are the elements from the periodic table.
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Today saw a retired Diplomat from the Foreign Office visit to give a talk about about her career and to answer questions. Dame Veronica spoke to Year 12 and 13 students studying Sociology, Geography, History, Government and Politics, and Business. The students were fascinated to hear about her experiences of being the first married ambassador and her varied and well travelled career path. Afterwards, there was much discussion about Dame Veronica’s views on Brexit, specifically from her viewpoint on Ireland given her work there during the time of the Good Friday agreement.
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Year 7 teaching groups S, A, W started their Careers Education today in the Enterprise Challenge. Working as part of a team to run a business, students learnt many skills. Students also had the opportunity to speak with professionals from local businesses. Teaching groups T, R will complete the activity next week.🦆
Last weekend SVA supported the annual Frost Fayre which was organised by Sawtry Small Business Partnership, Sawtry Youth Project and CARESCO. It was a jam packed event which aimed to raise money for local charitable causes. Various stall holders sold crafted items for Christmas, there were cakes and sweet treats along with a BBQ outside. We even had a visit from Santa!
WOW! A Gold Pledge for Kelly Goodwin! 'Participation- for my participation pledge, I have done many competitions in a swimming gala with my scout troop and what I achieved was 1st in freestyle. It took approximately 4 months to train in total so I could do the best I could possibly do. Leadership- For my leadership pledge, I completed a sponsored bike ride and organised 5 children's discos and this is where I raised £600 to go towards a better sports and social club and for the football teams to have better equipment. Excellence-For my Excellence pledge, I spent 5 months feeding the elderly, this has been an ongoing thing and I feel very happy for what I am doing in our village by helping them. Diversity-for my diversity pledge I have completed the school of sanctuary and I have put many things towards this.This was great fun as I knew I could help people around the world. Giving-For my giving pledge, I work in the CARESCO charity shop every Saturday morning 10am-1pm. What I do there is that I work behind where all the stock comes from. I have been working there for about 2 years. Environmental-For my environmental pledge, I have won 1st prize in a dog show and reserve best in show in 1 and I have spent 5 years working with my dog to accomplish these ever since he was a puppy. My dog is my prize possession. Service-For my service pledge, I have raised £145 for a car wash that I ran, to get the money for this I have fund raised the money to get the car washing products' #grit #zest #pledges
Do you or does someone in your house eat, sleep and breathe the LEGO bricks? Is the LEGO MASTERS build room with over 1 million bricks your idea of heaven? The producers of the popular Channel 4 series LEGO MASTERS are looking for a new bunch of imaginative building pairs to take part in a third series of the bold brick-building competition. If you think you, a family member or a friend have the creativity, skill and imagination to be crowned Britain’s best amateur building team then please email firstname.lastname@example.org Applicants must be aged 9+ by 03/02/2019 in order to take part.
Year 12 and 13 Politics students had the amazing opportunity to attend a conference in Westminster this week. Students were able to hear talks by and hear questions & answers with such high-profile figures as John Bercow (Speaker of the House), Nigel Farage (former UKIP leader), Vince Cable (Lib Dem leader & former Secretary of State), Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative MP & head of the European Research Group), Emily Thornberry (Shadow Foreign Secretary), Alan Duncan (Foreign Office minister), Nicky Morgan (former Secretary of State), Chuka Umunna & Jess Phillips (prominent Labour MPs). They even managed to get a photo in front of parliament, it’s just a shame about the reconstruction work! Later this week these students will again have a brilliant opportunity for questions & answers with Dame Veronica Sutherland, a former senior diplomat in the Foreign Office.
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At the most recent Future Physics Leaders meeting we were donated a class set of the Music Mixer boards from Southampton University. These boards allow us to do 2 A level Physics required practicals and 1 other practical in an easier and more applicable way. The year 13 Physicists will now be making their own dataloggers using Aduino Nano boards to attach to these so that we can get more data at a faster rate than before, and save it straight to a computer
Dame Veronica Sutherland, Former Foreign Senior Diplomat, visit to the Sixth Form
Former Foreign Senior Diplomat inspires futures at Sawtry Village Academy Former Foreign Senior Diplomat, Dame Veronica Sutherland, delivered an inspiring talk to students at Sawtry Village Academy sixth form on 6th December. Dame Veronica Sutherland has had a varied career, working across the world. She has previously held the position of member of the British…
Personal Statement Clinic
Penny Miller from Lincoln University spent Tuesday 25th September helping our year 13 students with their personal statements. Students signed up for a 20 minute slot for Penny and her colleague Matt, to read and give feedback on a draft of their personal statement. All the students commented how friendly, approachable and helpful Penny and…
University Centre Peterborough (UCP)
We were delighted to welcome Katie McAllister and Stephen Adegbite, two Academic Leads at the University Centre Peterborough (UCP) , to our sixth form assembly on Friday 21st September. They are both in charge of developing the curriculum at UCP and are currently collaborating with our sixth form team and students. Katie gave an interesting assembly…
Year 12 Parent/ Carer Information Evening
Thanks to the parents/carers of year 12 students who attended our information evening yesterday. We are very pleased with the response. As requested, here is our presentation Yr12-Parent/Carer-Info-Evening-Sept-2018
Art trip to Mall Galleries in London
Key stage 4 and 5 students enjoyed a trip down to London to visit the National Portrait Gallery to see the BP Portrait Award exhibition. After lunch at McDonalds and a brief stop at Trafalgar Square to watch the street performers the students then visited the Mall Galleries near Buckingham Palace for the National Students…
DriveIQ Competition winner 2018
We have been working with DriveIQ all year, they have created software that offers a virtual experience of driving. The aim is to improve skills such as anticipating danger, hazard detection, risk management and eye scanning. Understand key dangers such as distraction and peer pressure and learn how to build coping strategies to stay safe. Most of…
Art in the Hunts Post again- full page
Art and Photography department appeared for the third time in 2 weeks. This time with a full page report of the phenomenal success of Sawtry VA artwork exhibited in the Mall Galleries.
Year 7 Pinchpot animals on display at Hinchingbrooke hospital
Year 7 students were delighted that their pinchpot animals created in their Art lessons have been selected to be displayed at Hinchingbrroke hospital. Beverley Balls the Patient Services Lead at the hospital commented ‘ they have only been on display one day and already visitors and patients are commenting how lovely they are’. The following…
Great Fen Art Project features in the Hunts Post
Great Fen Art Project features in the Hunts Post well done to year 8 students involved including Kubtan Thomas, Billie Gardiner, Tom Game, Lucy England, Chloe Twine, Mia Edwards, Harvey Jubb, Oliver Sparks, Max Smith, Natalie Bate and Jessica Stannard.
Our House System
The Houses provide crucial support and guidance, and the needs of every student are acknowledged and understood by their tutor and senior tutor. The system enables individual progress to be monitored much more closely and the House is the key focus of the relationship between the academy and families, with siblings joining the same House.
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