Monthly Letter - May 2019

Dear Parents and Carers

The month of May absolutely flew by and now we have a quick half term before the summer holiday. I have tried to list as many calendar items as I can below. If you are ever unsure about a date or time though, please get in touch through enquiries@poolacademy.co.uk and we’ll respond as soon as we can.

Last month we saw our Year 11s start their exams in full. Their dedication to their revision and their determination to succeed has been incredibly impressive. They have attended activity and revision weekends, half term workshops and Friday evening practise and pizza sessions. They have been strong role models for our younger year groups and I know that our Year 10s will demonstrate the same positive approach to their end of year exams later this month.

Throughout last year we saw Holly Campbell (Head Girl) and Matthew Daddow (Head Boy) really embrace their leadership roles and lead a number of significant initiatives with the support of their prefects and student leadership team. This included a significant project on combating loneliness and involved a number of visits to support members of our community, along with regular presentations to our local councillors. Last month we appointed 30 new prefects and I know they are incredibly excited to start their leadership journey. I am delighted to introduce to you our senior prefect team who have already started to work with the other prefects and student leadership team to devise their community projects. Aleksander Ignaciuk (Head Boy), Katie Parrott (Head Girl), Eve Fouracre and Izzy Hayter (Deputy Head Girls), Alex Barker and Revan Murton (Deputy Head Boys).

We also made a number of really exciting staffing appointments and I know these staff are keen to introduce themselves to you. Over the next half term we’ll be publishing stories about them on our website and Facebook page so please do look out for them.

Students from Holland visited Pool Academy recently as part of their cultural trip to Devon and Cornwall. There was much excitement in the academy as students greeted members of the Montessori High School from Friesland, in the Netherlands. The visiting group included about 37 children from Year 10 and three teachers. During the day they were given a tour of the academy. They then helped lead an art class and took part in sports on the school’s Multi Use Games Area. The students from Holland said they were impressed by Pool Academy’s ‘beautiful grounds’ and thought it was a big school. They were also amazed by the range of subjects taught at Pool Academy.

We were thrilled to be invited to the Annual General Meeting for Carn Brea Parish Council to see yet another student congratulated for their outstanding achievements. Megan was awarded the Marise Levenson Memorial Award for her incredible contribution to the community. Well done Megan! And a huge thank you to Cllr Drew and all the members of Carn Brea Parish Council for including us in your celebration! We look forward to celebrating many more community achievements at our Annual Community Awards evening on 17th July - we do hope you can join us on that evening.

Redruth Charity Trust members held their Youth Sports Award evening at the academy recently where they made the donation of a Junior Hockey Goalkeeping kit which included hockey bibs and goalkeeping pads. We are really grateful to Redruth Charity Trust for their generous donation. Our hockey team are delighted to receive the new kit and can't wait to get out and play.

Finally, a few key dates for your diaries this half term:

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For your future reference, I can confirm that the start of the new academic year for students will be on Wednesday 4th September 2019.

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (principal@poolacademy.co.uk).  And please keep up to date with all our news on our school website: http://www.poolacademy.co.uk/latest-news-1 or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/poolacademy/  If you have any questions or concerns, all staff email addresses are found on the main school website.  Alternatively you can ring 01209 712 220 to make an appointment.

Yours faithfully,

Miss Claire Meakin
Principal