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Message from the Director of School

Week ending 8th December 2017

This week saw all the year groups participating in our INSPIRE day.  This is a day when all students come off timetable to enable them to explore some of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of the curriculum.  We had activities ranging from ‘Cooking on a Budget’ for Sixth Form who produced some fantastic Christmas Dinners, to ‘Me, Prison, No Way!’ where Year 9 students had the opportunity to work alongside police, prison officers as well as hearing from prisoners who are currently serving sentence.  These opportunities help to enrich the student’s experiences and offer opportunities to deepen their awareness of life outside of Consett and indeed the Academy. I do hope that the students came home talking about the different experiences they had.

Our support for the local food banks is also well underway, with students bringing in items daily.  Please support these excellent local charities by buying an extra item in your food shopping and sending it in with your child next week.  In fact, we are holding a Christmas Jumper Day, when we are asking students to donate an item of food to wear their Christmas Jumper for the day.  This will take place on 15th December.  Normal school uniform applies with a Christmas Jumper to accessorise.

Our Girls Football Team have also had another great match this week winning against St. Bede’s 6-2.  They are going from strength to strength with the support of Mr Dodd to guide and manage them and we wish them well for the forthcoming County Cup Final.

I was also fortunate enough to have a sneak preview of the school show Aladdin.  I would highly recommend getting a ticket and coming along to see the performance.  The students and staff have been working extremely hard and it would be great to see the Theatre full on both Wednesday and Thursday evening.  Tickets are available from Student or Main Reception; adults £5, concessions £3.

As always, if there is anything that you wish to discuss please contact the Academy where we will be happy to help.

Mrs R Somerville

Director of School

Golden Ticket

Lily-Jo McNally received a Director's Golden Ticket for an amazing session in Food Technology, where she planned and developed a mocktail.

Amy McKinnie received a Director's Golden Ticket from Mrs Hammett for making a fantastic Toad in the hole.

Mrs Collinson has awarded her first Director's Golden Ticket to Natasha Steel for continued exceptional work and focus all term in Science with Mrs Isles. Natasha’s book work including attention to detail and literacy is excellent.


Academy attendance target is 100%

Whole Academy: 94.3%              
Year 11               92.3%              
Year 10               92.5%              
Year 9               94.6%              
Year 8               93.9%              
Year 7               95.8%              


Students of the week

Sixth Form

Zoe Walton and Belle Bowns

Zoe and Belle are the Sixth Form students of the week for helping out with Year 7.

Year 11

Tyler Hopper

Ellie Smith, Megan Hall, Lauren Mitherson and Shannon Palmer- Brown

Tyler is the Year 11 student of the week, he has shown excellent supportive skills, helping and guiding another student with revision.

A special mention to the Year 11 girls who play for Consett Academy Football Team, they played an outstanding game against St Bede's winning 6-2.

Year 10

Caitlin Beattie, Ellie Waters, Alana Chipchase, Sofia Lowes, Eden Anderson, Rosie Barrass and Mya Veitch

Caitlin, Ellie, Alana, Sofia, Eden, Rosie and Mya are the Year 10 students of the week for helping the U16 Girls Football Team qualify for the County Cup Final.

Year 9 George Gourley

George has worked well in across the board and particularly in English. Mrs O’Brien speaks highly of George and describes him as a ‘diligent, hard-working and consistent student who is working above and beyond his target’.

Well done George.

Year 8 Finley Miller

Finley is the Year 8 student of the week because has demonstrated an outstanding Attitude to Learning and has been awarded six 1’s across his lessons (more than any other student in Year 8).

Year 7 Isabel Parker

Isabel is a brilliant student who tries her absolute hardest at all times. She is a delight to have in the classroom and the year group and will help anyone. Homework is consistently exceptional and her manners are perfection. Well done to Isabel for a brilliant first term at Consett Academy.


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