We have actively built our curriculum and school day around our knowledge of how children think and concentrate. Our lessons are 60 minutes long with double lessons for some practical subjects. It is our view that this is the optimum length to maintain focus and interest as demonstrated by our exam results.

All our students follow a broad and balanced curriculum which builds on previous knowledge and experiences. Our aim is that each day our curriculum will motivate, extend, provide challenge and celebrate success whatever a student’s ability. We recognise that every child is special and through personal education planning we endeavour to find appropriate pathways for all.

 

Accelerated Reader is a reading programme that all members of Year 7 and 8 are involved in.  They all take a Star Reader Test which gives them a ZPD (zone of proximal development) and guides them towards books that are suitable for them.  Students will then chose an appropriate book and read for 25 minutes during the school day.  Once they have finished their book they take a quiz and receive merits and rewards for getting  85% or more of the questions correct.  Please use the link to log into your account and take a quiz or check your progress.

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader Website

At Hayle Academy, we share high expectations with all members of our learning community: students and staff, parents and carers. We know that effective teaching and learning is the key to unlocking our students’ abilities and potential and we support each other and strive to improve our daily practice. Hayle Academy is committed to ensuring that all our students achieve their full potential.  All lessons are designed with clear outcomes and strategies to engage students in learning and encourage independence and resilience.

 

Hayle Academy Curriculum Policy Dec 2019

At Hayle Academy, we take our responsibilities for enabling young people to move onto the next phase of their life very seriously. We encourage students to study a broad and balanced curriculum and to take examinations in all of their subjects.

All our students are expected and encouraged to follow examination courses appropriate to their future career plans and abilities.

We ensure a student’s progress is regularly monitored and parents receive copies of each review undertaken. If students are exceeding their Expected Outcomes we give praise, if students are not making Expected Progress then a range of intervention strategies are put in place to try to address any areas for improvement.

 

At Hayle Academy, we feel that students’ personal development is vital to their well being and future success. All students therefore study  ‘Global Values’ across the school in ord

er to facilitate the delivery of:

  • Careers
  • Citizenship
  • Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education
  • Relationships and Sexual Education
  • Religious Education

All students have dedicated curriculum time where they will be given the opportunity to study and discuss these areas in greater detail. Alongside this, Global Values will be a key priority across all elements of curriculum and school life. We will continue to update you on events and activities via the school newsletter, website and social media pages. If you have any queries please contact Miss Wilson (Global Values Lead). You may also like to look at these key websites for further information:

http://www.doingsmsc.org.uk/british-values/

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/guidance-on-promoting-british-values-in-schools-published

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/relationships-education-relationships-and-sex-education-rse-and-health-education-faqs

 

In addition to our formal curriculum, Hayle Academy offers a wide range of after school clubs, activities, team games etc., which we call Hayle Xtra and we also provide a formal GCSE Study Support programme for students in years 10 and 11.

The aim of our Hayle Xtra and the GCSE Study Support programme is to enrich, extend and enhance our students’ experiences of school life. Hayle Xtra includes courses that lead to qualifications, for example Duke of Edinburgh, First Aid, languages and dance and others that develop interests and hobbies such as drama and sports. The Learning Resource Centre (library) is open daily from 8:00 – 8:45am, 10:30 – 10:45am, 12:25 – 1:25pm and 3:15 – 4:15pm. The various clubs and activities may be seasonal, run for a short period or throughout the year. Full details can be found in our Hayle Xtra booklet.

GCSE Study Support offers specialist support in all subjects to enhance GCSE examination performance.  The majority of sessions are voluntary but where students are not meeting their achievable grades then students will be expected to attend.  Full details can be found in our GCSE Study Support booklet.

Hayle Xtra and GCSE Study Support is normally for one hour from 3:15 to 4:15 pm. A free bus service which leaves the school site at 4:15 pm every day ensures no student is prevented from staying on.

DOWNLOAD Hayle Xtra Activities Autumn 2019 – final at 02.10.19

Yr10 & 11 Study Support Sessions:

One of the aims of Hayle Academy is ‘to promote standards of excellence that enable all students to achieve their full potential’.  For our most able students we start from the premise of developing the confidence and ambition to aim high and consider university, music college, drama school, sport academies etc.

It is important that we learn of, or identify as soon as possible, the areas in which a student has greater ability. This may be academic (formerly gifted) or physical, creative or musical (formerly talented).  We will endeavour to ensure that students are offered appropriate and/or modified curriculum, opportunities to meet and work with like minded students, and time to attend specialist, and perhaps offsite, tutoring or training.

Every student is unique.

Please talk to us about how we might support your gifted or talented child.

 

 

All students at some point during their time here at Hayle Academy will receive music lessons and get the chance to use the fantastic facilities and equipment available in the Music and Drama Centre. Some students will, of course, go on to study music through to GCSE and for some it may only be a taster of music. We offer music tuition in partnership with the Cornwall Music Education Hub which entitles us to lessons at the reduced prices.

The preferred method of payment is via your School Gateway account.

Payment by cash is still acceptable and also by cheque (payable to ‘Truro and Penwith Academy Trust.’)

Lessons are offered in:

  • Voice
  • Woodwind (Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone),
  • Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass)
  • Brass (Trumpet, Cornet, Trombone, French Horn, Tenor Horn, Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba)
  • Keyboard and Piano
  • Percussion (Drum kit and Orchestral tuned percussion)
  • Guitar (Ukulele, Acoustic, Electric, Classical and Bass).

 

Please click on the links below to access an information letter and the application form.

music instrumental letter 2020-21

Hayle Academy – Music Tuition Form 2020 – 2021 (1)

You can also speak to our Teacher of Music Mrs Steph Barry or email the Music Administrator, Mrs Watson: debbie.watson@hayleacademy.net

PLEASE NOTE ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING THOSE CONTINUING FROM THE LAST ACADEMIC YEAR MUST COMPLETE A NEW APPLICATION FORM FOR THE CURRENT ACADEMIC YEAR.

Hayle Academy has launched Show My Homework for students and is a simple online solution to keep abreast of homework set and deadlines.
The apps and notifications will make sure you always know what homework is set and the date it is due

Here are some user guides:

Parent guide

students-guide-to-show-my-homework

Parent overview – Parents-guide-to-show-my-homework

Below is a quick way to view your homework calendar

To log in to Show My Homework, please click on the logo below:

At Hayle Academy, we are extremely proud of our special educational needs provision and the opportunities and support given to our students with additional needs so that they can experience success, achievement and fulfilment during their time at our school.   We are committed to offering an education that ensures the best possible progress and outcomes for all of our students whatever their needs or abilities and prepare them for happy and successful lives at and beyond Hayle Academy.

Hayle Academy SEN team is an incredibly flexible and proactive team who are always striving to meet the needs of our learners and go above and beyond in the support of our students.  This may be via our key person approach where every child on the SEN register has their own key person who stays with them throughout their journey through the school and offers opportunities to mentor and support or via our targeted interventions such as our Accelerate English and Maths programmes, additional before school and after school support or Nurture provision or support within the classroom.

The first stage of support is always high quality teaching within the classroom with practices designed to support all learners such as information retrieval exercises, assessment for learning, chunking of information, knowing all learners, providing resources to support and use of metacognition and modelling.  If students then need further support this could then be targeted support such as use of the SEN team within lessons, technology, interventions or for higher needs students, it could be via specialist support from teaching assistants or external specialists.

Our SEN team is led by our SENCO, Mr James Woodward and our Assistant SENCO Vicky Roberts.  The team is formed from teaching assistants who have specialist areas of expertise such as autism, dyslexia, coordination, physical impairment, social and emotional health, working memory and dyscalculia.  Our team work within classrooms often in specialist areas, running interventions and meeting with their mentees.

If you have any queries, questions or would like to discuss SEN at Hayle Academy, please contact our SENCO James Woodward (james.woodward@hayeacademy.net) or our Assistant SENCO Vicky Roberts (vicky.roberts@hayleacademy.net).

 

Our SEN Team comprises:

James Woodward (SENCO)

Vicky Roberts (Assistant SENCO & ADHD specialist)

Anthea Thomas McLean (Autism Champion)

Kim Skidmore (Dyslexia Champion)

Zeta Penrose (Coordination specialist, Nurture & outdoor education)

Bev Spence (Science and handwriting)

Nathan Jenkyns (Physical needs specialist)

Kara Bawden (Maths specialist and Nurture)

Henry Emmett (Working memory and Nurture)

Sandra Hart (SEN assessor)

Jill Clarke (SEMH & TISS specialist)

Laura Cole (SEMH & TISS specialist)

Useful documents:

TPAT SEND Policy 2019

Hayle Academy Accessibility Policy

Hayle Academy SEN Information Report Table 2020-21.docx

Hayle Academy SEN Information Report 2020-21.docx