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    Uniform Changes September 2017

    25th May 2017

    A Delta Academies trust-wide uniform is to be introduced into all seconadary academies from September 2017 we are publishing this online to inform you of how this will be rolled out at JWA.

    When a decision is taken to change any aspect of academy uniform, we consider foremost the impact of any costs to parents and carers.

    Firstly, it is important to inform you that Uniform Direct will no longer supply our unfirm at the end of this academic year. Our official trust uniform suppliers will be SPT Uniforms who ar

  • Ski Trip 2017

    11th May 2017

    On the first Saturday of the Easter Holidays a groups of 39 students and 6 staff (including Mrs Macdonald, Mrs Smith, Mr Tufnell, Miss Rowe and Mr Burkill) boarded the coach ready to jet off on the long-awaited JWA ski trip.

    After a hop across the Channel and a mammoth ferry journey we arrived in Arinsal, Andorra, ready to learn the ropes and tackles the slopes. The range of students all skied, boarded and - in some cases – fell on the snow gracefully, all the while picking up helpful hints and tips from th

  • Train to Teach Event Sheffield

    8th May 2017

    Train to Teach Event at Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street on 24th May 2017 from 4.30pm

    Interested in teaching? Come and meet us and find out more.

    Discuss the School Direct programme and recruitment process.


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    Maths BBQ

    5th May 2017

    On Thursday 4th May 2017 our year 11 students got together for the first Maths twilight revision session taking place after school. We had 51 students attend this session where students worked tremendously hard and enjoyed the BBQ after with the nice weather we had.

    A massive thanks to the staff who helped with this.

    Well done Mrs Smiech and Miss Rowe!

    #jwa #maths #revision

     

     

  • Train to Teach with Delta TSA

    12th April 2017

     

    School Direct is a national teacher training initiative, which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners, gaining valuable knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will enable you to start your personal journey towards becoming an excellent teacher and future leader. 

    Delta Teaching School Alliance is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2017/18.  As part of the training you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate i

  • Student excels at Pi Day celebrations

    15th March 2017

    Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th around the world.  Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

    Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point and Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorise. One John Whitgift student, Niamh Clarke, has managed to memorise it to 50 decimal places! A very impressive feat!

     

    Watch Niamh recite Pi to 50 dec

  • Year 6 maths challenge

    13th March 2017
    On 10th March JWA hosted the Y6 maths challenge. Led by Miss Rowe, local Primaries were invited to participate in this annual challenge, working in teams to complete different rounds of maths problem-solving and puzzle activities. The event was a great success and there were a huge amount of budding mathematicians in the room who certainly got into the competative spirit.
     
    Well done to winning team Wybers Wood Academy.
     
  • World Book Day 2017

    2nd March 2017

    World book day fever hit John Whitgift Academy on Thursday 2nd March when staff dressed as their favourite literary characters to help celebrate authors, illustrators, books and reading as part of this annual global event.

    Tutor time saw the "Drop everything and read" programme introduced and the launch, to students, of the Readathon, which is a fantastic scheme to promote reading for pleasure, as well as raising money for charity. Students are given a sponsorship card and set their own personal reading targ

  • Dame Kelly Holmes and Houses of Parliment

    2nd February 2017

    14 students attended the National Finals of the Dame Kelly Holmes Project in London on Monday 23rd January 2017. After a long trip starting of at 0500 the team arrived in time at the Crowne Plaza City hotel. John Whitgift Academy had a team of 8 students in the final who were outstanding in their presentation to a selected board of judges. Also tweeting about the event were MP Melanie Onn and Dame Kelly Holmes.

    The judges raised questions and thanked the team for all their effort with their community idea. T

  • Year 10 at CATCH

    10th November 2016

    Year 10 students recently visited the CATCH training facility at Immingham as part of their Engineering pathway. The visit entailed hands on experience of a engineering workshop and a introduction to plant process operations.


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  • Battlefield Tour

    10th November 2016

    Two students took a once in a lifetime trip to Belgium and France.

    Alex Lowe and Victoria Swinburn went to Europe to visit WW1 battlefields and cemeteries as part of a trip to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

    The Year 10 students were chosen to go on the trip after writing an explanation of why they should go on the experience.

    From November the 4th to November the 7th the two students and one teacher went via the Eurotunnel to learn all about WW1.

    They first went to Ashford where they had to resea

  • CEIAG at Forest Pines

    10th November 2016

    The journey to Higher Education

    Students from all over the region discovered what options are available after finishing school at a conference called FORCE.

    FORCE, sponsored by the University of Hull, stands for the Federation of Regional Colleges for Engagement.

    The scheme supports colleges and universities to get students thinking about what they want to do in the future, including advice on following the correct career path for them.

    The educational trip to Forest Pines Hotel, Scunthorpe, included a confe

  • Governors' Tea Party

    10th November 2016
    Students, parents and staff enjoyed the first Governors' Tea Party. Those students who were invited had achieved outstanding attendance and reports; achieving an A1 from each of their teachers, showing that they are 'model' students who are keen to learn and always strive for excellence in their work with a positive and proactive attitude.
     
    A Governors' Tea Party will be held at the beginning of every half term to celebrate and reward our outstanding students.
  • The Big Sleep Out

    29th September 2016
      In July students from year 7 and 8 braved the inclement summer weather to sleep out under the stars for charity. The students got to experience the difficulties faced by thousands of homeless people across the country each and every night.
      Students had to build their own shelters out of cardboard, string and bin bags, strong enough to survive the rain and wind. Students were not allowed their phones or gadgets to help replicate those who have very few possessions. Students were given soup, hot drinks and
  • Year 10 River Eau field trip

    29th September 2016

    In July students from year 10 went on their Geography fieldtrip to the River Eau in Lincolnshire.

    The students visited three different sites along the river to measure how the river changes. Students collected data on the width, depth and speed of flow. These measurements are allowing them to write up their controlled assessments which contributes 25% of their overall GCSE Geography grade.

    Nearly all students made it into the river and after much splashing around the work was complete, leaving us a soggy ride

  • Health and well-being sessions in August

    20th July 2016

    Our School Nurse will be doing a drop-in at Queensway Children's Centre every Wednesday 09:30 - 11:30 during the summer holidays. Visits can be for absolutely anything and the aim of the drop-in is to promote and protect the health and wellbeing of all our students at school during the holidays.

  • Franklin College taster days

    19th July 2016

    On the 11th and 12 of July John Whitgift students participated in a series of taster sessions at Franklin College centered around around Maths, English, History, Law, Physics and Bio-Chemistry. In the Maths and Physics sessions students looked at the big bang theory, English focused on developing creative writing skills, History & Law looked at the Jack the Ripper case and Bio-Chemistry saw students solving a real CSI case of murder!

    Martin Priestley, Head of Biology and Chemisty was highly complimentary ab

  • JWA at the Shine Media Awards

    22nd June 2016
    On Tuesday 21st June three students from the JWA Journal Editorial Team were invited down to the Stationer's Hall in London to receive an award for the school's work on the newspaper.
     
    We were up against a large number of schools from around the country - all of whom had fantastic publications. However, we were highly commended for having the best newspaper and for having the best front cover of a newspaper.
     
    It was a great experience and we hope to be nominated again next year!
     
     
     
  • JWA at Twickenham

    6th June 2016

    On Sunday 29th May 2016 30 members of the John Whitgift Community attended England v Wales rugby union international at Twickenham. On a glorious day the turn out was tremendous with over 81,000 people being the stadium. The likes of Mr Tuffnell, Mrs Sowerby, Miss Winn, Mrs Smith and Mr Burkill attended with Harrison Barrell being one of the students in attendance. Harrison had to take to the field in the John Whitgift rugby strip and partake in the National anthem. Harrison as always was a a marvellous amb

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caxton Theatre

    23rd May 2016
    On Tuesday April 26th, students from years 7-10 went to see a performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream at Caxton Theatre in Cleethorpes.
    Mrs Shephard and Miss Robertson took 7 students to the performance to celebrate the Bard's birthday which was on 23rd April.
    Although it was a late night, all students behaved fantastically well and greatly enjoyed the show. 
    The evening performance had students laughing along, with one student from year 7 nearly falling out of his seat when Bottom was pretendin