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
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
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 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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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!
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
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
On March 2nd twelve JWA pupils from the Most Able cohort went to the University of Oxford to experience what it would be like to study there.During the day pupils got a tour of the city - including the Bodleian Library, which we discovered has a copy of every book that has ever been published and an underground basement which connects it to the iconic Radcliffe Camera. We also got to see an exhibition in the newly opened Weston Library where we saw the oldest remaining map of England.In the afternoon pupi
Year 11 students Mollie Cutler and Rebecca Parle attended The Wright Stuff event at CATCH Immingham on the 5th April. The event was organised by 'Soaring Ambitions', which works throughout the Humber South Bank and was by invitation only with 40 places being available throughout NELC. Its emphasis is towards females moving into engineering.
During the event Mollie and Rebecca took part the building of a glider aircraft and had a go on a flight simulator. Following their attendance in the Easter break both
Welcome to the first edition of the JWA Teaching & Learning Bulletin. The aim is for these to be published half termly and be a platform of sharing, collaboration and celebration of outstanding T & L. The SIG group see evidence of this and would like to share their findings; departments will also be asked to share their ideas, resources and strategies they have had fun with.
Find this document under the Academy Life Tab in Teaching and Learning.
Youth Partnership - North East Lincs will be bringing youth activities to the borough for the Easter holidays.
Dates, times and locations are as follows:
29th March - Roller Disco, Cleethorpes Leisure Centre | 1pm-3pm
29th March - Wall Climbing, Ghetto Park, Freeman Street, Grimsby | 2pm-4pm
29th March - Clay Pigeon Shooting, Grange Community Centre | 3pm-4pm
31st March - Wall Climbing, Ghetto Park, Freeman Street, Grimsby | 2pm-4pm
1st April - Trampolining, Oasis Academy Wintringham, Weelsby Avenue, Grimsby | 1p