We recently needed to contact a parent and unfortunately the contact details we had on file were not up to date as they had changed and we had not been informed. As a duty of care to safeguard your child it is vital that we have current email addresses and especially mobile numbers as this will be the only information we have to contact you in an emergency. It would also be very helpful if you could provide a second contact in case you should be unavailable.
Following consultation the Arnold Hill Academy term dates which will come into effect from September 2019 are -
Autumn Term 2019:
Schools Open Wednesday 4th September (2nd and 3rd are INSET days);
Half Term break - Monday 21st October to Friday 1st November;
Schools break up on Friday 20th December.
Spring Term 2020:
Schools Open Monday 6th January;
Half Term break - Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February;
Easter Holiday - Monday 6th April to Friday 17th April.
Summer Term 2020:
Schools return Monday 20th April;
May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 4th May;
Half Term - Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May;
Schools break up - Friday 24th July.
The summer 2018 exam certificates are now ready to collect. If you have left the Academy, please report to A Block reception to sign for and check your certificates before you leave with them. If you cannot collect your certificates and would like someone to do so on your behalf, please make sure you give that person your written permission to do so. The certificates will only be held at the Academy for one year so please collect them as soon as possible.
The Academy is open Monday – Thursday 8.00am - 4.00pm, and Friday 8.00am - 3.30pm.
If you are currently in year 12 at the Academy please see Mrs Spencer, 6th Form Administrator. Your GCSE certificates are in her office waiting to be collected; you will be asked to sign for and check them before you take them away.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
At Arnold Hill we are always looking at ways to improve, being an All Together Gold School for 2018 doesn’t mean that our work to improve stops.
We are launching an email address for pupils and parents to directly report concerns or issues where they feel they/their child is being bullied or to report concerns about another student. This goes directly to Miss Garrad who leads on anti-bullying and this will then be shared with the pastoral team who will contact you and investigate the concerns.
Bullying is the repetitive, intentional hurting of one person or group by another person or group, where the relationship involves an imbalance of power. Bullying can be physical, verbal or psychological. It can happen face to face or through cyberspace.
We are delighted to announce that Arnold Hill Academy has become an ‘All Together Gold School for 2018 for our work on anti-bullying.
This means that we have taken part in an England wide programme and have been recognised for our work to reduce bullying and improve the well-being of our pupils. Being awarded gold doesn’t mean that bullying never takes place, but that as an Academy we have taken steps to improve how we address issues of bullying and how we support our pupils.
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recently had an assembly about Kooth and the services it offers - online counselling, safe forums and information about issues affecting young people.
If you would like to find out more about the services on offer from Kooth, please visit https://vimeo.com/180771766