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Student Elections!

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Our students will be part of an Election be held within the Academy on the 8th June to coincide with the General Election, as the Academy puts one of our strongest values (Democracy) in action.   At the moment in Tutor Time students are going through a PowerPoint with their Tutors…

Come and Join Us!

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At The Co-operative Academy we believe in the value of transition and ensuring that students feel very happy when they come into the Academy in Year 7. On Tuesday 23rd May between 4.30pm-6.30pm we are hosting an Arts and Book Evening for adults and students. Events start at 4:30pm and finish…

Living for Sports!

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Last week saw former Olympian and World Championships Silver Medallist Anthony Clark visit the Academy to deliver an inspiring workshop for our table tennis pioneers. After a morning of motivational seminars, Anthony led the students on some fantastic physical activities before showcasing some of his brilliant badminton skills. Sky Sports “Living…

Higher Ability Delta Star

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  Umar is a member of the Delta Three group in Year 8 and this is a group of higher ability students who are offered  opportunities to develop their supra-curricular knowledge and skills and challenge them beyond the limits of the curriculum.    The academy has recently purchased,  at Umar's request,…

ASDAN Success!

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On 30th March, a group of Year 10 and 11 students visited Gentleshaws Wildlife Centre in Eccleshall as part of their ASDAN course.  During the visit, the students had the opportunity to learn about and handle some of the animals at the centre, including reptiles, birds of prey, a skunk and a wolfdog.  All…

Table Tennis Press Conference

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Today saw the much anticipated press conference of our table tennis pioneers. In front of a sell-out crowd in the main hall, Mr James did his best to calm down the excitement as the sporting event of the year nears it's climax.  First up were our KS3 finalists, Danny and Ramiz,…

Mad Scientists' Visit Primary!

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Earlier this week, two of our science teachers (Miss C Dawson and Miss K Dawson) visited St Nathaniel's Primary School to deliver a science assembly as the primary school celebrated science week. In a packed hall full of eager pupils' and staff, our mad scientists started by sharing a video on…

Able Writers' Day

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Some of our students took part in an Able Writers' Day for Year 7 at Thistley Hough Academy on 31st March. The author running this event was the brilliant ​performance poet, Tony Walsh. Tony is a fantastic ​poet​ who really does inspire everyone he works with. Tony's poetry has been published on both sides of the Atlantic as well as displayed with an LS Lowry…

Class Cricket On Show

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Our U15's cricket team entered an indoor cricket tournament at Fenton Manor last week. Building on some success in previous matches and tournaments, as well as some intense training sessions, our students' put on a masterclass in bowling and batting to make it all the way to the final.   Coming…

Numeracy News and Fun!

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The Numeracy faculty have been very busy over the last few weeks.  For Pi day on 14th March 2017, a series of assemblies and competitions took place around the academy.  Students completed a Pi-rate treasure hunt and entered a Maths joke competition.  During lessons, students completed meaningful numeracy starters which used…

Special Recognition Assembly!

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Today saw students, staff and parents join together for a Special Recognition Assembly to celebrate some of our amazing students and their success. For our Year 7 cohort, students and staff nominated eight students to win one of the eight values awards.  This is the first time the Academy has held…

Music Student Strikes Chord

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Some of our students' who study BTEC music were lucky enough to have a talk from a local music journalist, who herself studied BTEC music at school.  Bethan Shufflebotham (who studied journalism at Staffordshire University) gave a presentation all about how a band goes through the process of starting up together…

Important Reminder - Parent Pay

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At the start of February we sent out a second reminder letter to parents / carers regarding the move to online meal payments from March 27th. This included your unique login details needed to activate your Parent Pay account.   With under 1 week to go it is very important that…

Come and Join Us!

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Come and join us for our Parents/Teachers and Friends Association meeting on Thursday 23rd March. From 2pm until 3:30pm, come and talk to our staff and students' and find out about the great things we are doing.  We would love to see you and hear from you, and share some great…

Academy Newsletter

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Read the latest edition of our Academy newsletter and see all the great things that our staff and students' are doing like Fairtrade Fortnight; Recognition Awards; Dancing Queens; a super swimmer and World book Day. 

Working With Primaries

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We recently sponsored one of our local primary schools with some materials to help build their Green Power Goblin Kit Car. Our Technology Advisor Mr Parsons delivered a piece of aluminium sheet metal for the outside of the car. We have been involved in the Green Power race days for three…

Student Council In Action

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On Wednesday 8th March The Co-operative Academy Student Council attended a very important meeting on the future of Tunstall Town Centre that was held at the Floral Hall in Tunstall. AECOM engineering firm have been commissioned by Stoke-on-Trent City Council to undertake a study on the Economic Development of Tunstall town…

Charity Week

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Next week we will be embarking upon our annual 'Charity Week' - one of the most popular and successful events in the academic year. Led by our Community Leaders, and with the help of students, a host of activities and events will be taking place to raise money for three of…

Dancing Queens

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Two of our Year 8 students (Amy and Solyanna) have recently smashed their dance competitions at the BDO Championships in Fenton. Dancing to a variety of pop music, both girls took part in street dance events. Competing in the u14s event, Amy finished 2nd in her group dance heat. Solyanna, who…

World Book Day

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As always, World Book Day was enthusiastically celebrated by staff and students alike. The theme for this year was ‘British Authors Past and Present’. Each Faculty represented a British author that linked in some way to their own subject areas. These were as follows; Science – Scientific Experiments and Evolution –…