Have a look at some highlights from last term
Have a look at some highlights from last term
This term was very busy with various activities.

Firstly, Year 12s were overjoyed when they bumped into Dame Kelly Holmes at the Olympic velodrome. She shared her own experiences of overcoming injury, age and depression to win her gold medals in Athens 2004 against all odds. The Year 12s are currently training for a 46-mile ride for PruGoals Ride London. 

Then, Year 8s were joined by Heathrow for the Heathrow Secondary School Coding Challenge. The pupils were given a task to build a robot and navigate it from A to B using coding software. Pupils really enjoyed the challenge, particularly the end, when they got to race their robots. 

Read on for highlights from last term. If you would like to receive news on a more regular basis, why not follow us on social media? Click on the links below.

Have a lovely half term!
Key Dates
Year 7 Geography Trip
Wednesday 6th June
Year 11 Prom
Friday 29th June
Talent Show
Thursday 5th July
Post 16 Prom
Friday 6th July
Activity Days
Thursday 12th - Friday 13th July
On Wednesday 25th April, a group of students from Year 12 participated in the second training event for the PruGoals Ride London event. They spent a day at the Olympic velodrome in Stratford. In the first session, they learnt about nutrition, led by an ex-professional GB swimmer. In the subsequent session they were taken out onto the road by professional cycle instructors who trained them on how to ride safely with other road users.

The best session was saved till last where they were blessed by the presence of the inspirational double gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes. She shared her own experiences of overcoming injury, age and depression to win her gold medals in Athens 2004 against all odds. She is a shining example for all of them and they were honoured to meet her in person.

Read more about their preparations for the 46-mile ride here.
Year 8s took part in the Heathrow Secondary School Coding Challenge. Representatives from Learning to Work and Heathrow spent the day with our pupils, highlighting the importance of coding. The challenge involves 5 schools in each borough competing to win a tour of Heathrow Airport and a chance to meet employees at the airport.

The students had to build a robot using the Lego type pieces provided and use basic coding software to enable the robot to get to the end of the race track and navigate around the obstructions in the quickest time. The pupils demonstrated teamwork, trial and error and logic to code the robots, generating the speed, number of rotations and number of movements to get them from A to B.

Read the full article on the Heathrow Secondary School Coding Challenge to see our winners who are in with a chance of making it to the finals. 
Five Year 9 pupils from the top set were selected to participate in a London-wide Maths competition. Daria, Sarah, Khyber, Talhah and Hadleigh have worked tirelessly with Mr Joshi since January. They have been taking part in after school sessions to perfect their mathematical skills to compete in the competition known as the Count on Us Secondary Challenge run by the Mayor’s Fund for London. Students competed in various problem solving activities ranging from algebra to mental arithmetic, working both individually and as a solid group of 5.

The heat was held at Hammersmith Academy on 26th April with the team battling against another 11 schools in the city. They accumulated an outstanding total of 194 points, only missing qualification to the semi-finals by a mere 6 points! Their hard work and dedication over the course of the last 4 months, in addition to the fantastic fashion in which they represented Alec Reed Academy and themselves was phenomenal, and they should be congratulated for these achievements! A massive thank you to Ms Flemming who attended the trip and showed her enthusiasm during the activities!

The 5 star pupils received certificates for taking part in the competition and will also be receiving a £5 voucher from the Maths department for their commitment. Well done, team!
In the High School auditions have now taken place for our annual talent show, ARA’s Got Talent. The Performing Arts teachers will be selecting 10 final acts to perform in the show on Thursday 5th July. Due to capacity in the theatre and the popularity of the show amongst pupils only the parents/carers of the pupils performing will be able to join us for this event. Tickets will be available in the Academy after May half term.
Year 11s enjoyed a special assembly celebrating their time at the Academy. The leaver's assembly took pupils and staff on a trip down memory lane and featured musical performances, a special video from staff wishing them the best of luck for their exams and a speech from their SaFe Worker, Miss Jacobs. We wish the Class of 2018 the best of luck for the future!  
If you think your child may be entitled to free school meals, click on this link and it will take you to the application form on our website (at the bottom of the page). You do not need to print the form, just submit it and no documentation is needed.

You will  be entitled to free school meals if you receive income related employment and support allowance and you may be entitled if you receive other benefits. More information about benefits and entitlement is on our website.

Students eligible for free school meals attract more funding for the Academy so it is really important to apply. The form is very simple to complete and won't take more than 5 minutes.

Contact Julia Ali if you need any help on 020 8841 4511
Issue 22: May 2018
Uniform 
It is important that all pupils wear the correct uniform and wear it well. There is a new uniform for Secondary pupils.
The shop is open during term time on Wednesdays from 
9am-12:00pm and reopens at 1:15pm-3:45pm
Breakfast Time!
Our free toast for students in before 8.15am is proving very popular!

There are also breakfast meal deals!
Investor in Career Award
Alec Reed Academy is fully committed to preparing all of our pupils for life after school and to that end we are applying for the Investor in Careers Award. All pupils have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of high quality Work Related Learning activities as they progress through the Academy as we work closely with a wide range of external partners including REED and the Connexions service. There will be regular updates of activities that have taken place and are planned for the future.
Reminder
The road between James Court and Buckingham Court is not part of the public highway. This is a private road/drive and is not to be used to park while waiting to collect your students.
School Clubs
We have a range of exciting clubs on offer to students during lunchtimes and after school including Cricket, Climbing Wall and Music Tech.
Click here for more details.
Lettings
We have excellent facilities for hire at reasonable prices including a modern theatre, classrooms, hall and
meeting areas. For more information contact Daniel Daneshi by emailing: 
Sports
We have many 
facilities for hire 
including sand based 
all-weather pitch, dance studio, sports hall, hard
court area and fully 
equipped gymnasium 
hall. To hire, email:
 
Library Book Amnesty
Please can all pupils who
still have text books belonging to the Academy at home ensure that you return them so that they can be issued to new students. 
Thank you.
Vacancies
We have the following vacancies:
Teaching vacancies:
Design and Technology Teacher
Deadline: 4th June
Computer Science Teacher
Deadline: 4th June
History Teacher
Deadline: 4th June
Primary Teacher
Deadline: 4th June
Please visit the vacancies section of our website at a later date
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