Our DT Teacher Mrs Treloar has been busy during lockdown volunteering with Cornwall Scrubs. Mrs Treloar has been doing the amazing work of making them scrubs that will be used in the local hospitals and hospices to help with PPE. What a fantastic thing to do  Thank you Mrs Treloar!!

As I reflect on my time at Hayle Academy, I am delighted to say that the school is on a good journey. We have a talented team in school who work hard to support students in assisting them to fulfil their potential.

At our open evening last week there was no doubt that our mantra ‘Proud to be Hayle’ was evident from both staff and students, and that is how I feel. During my 3 years as Headteacher, and 4 years prior to that as Deputy, it has been an enjoyable time.

There have been exciting developments in many aspects of the school and continues to move forward positively, academically, in sporting achievements and within the performing arts. I am sure this journey will continue under Mr Mather. This newsletter continues to show the compassion, positive attitude and dedication of our students.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank students, staff, parents and the Governors for their support and friendship. It has been a great privilege to have had this opportunity. I wish you all the very best for the future and will be proud to see the school go from strength to strength.

On Monday 28th October, Year 7 and Year 8 enjoyed fun, interactive sessions with the visiting BAE Systems Roadshow in collaboration with the Royal Navy and Royal Air force.  The aim of these shows, held at schools across the country, is to introduce students to the diverse range of career paths that can be achieved from studying STEM, (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects).

The main focus of the Hayle Academy presentation was to educate students about communication, technology, programming and online data/security and demonstrated how these technologies were being used currently all over the world.

Through working in connection with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy, BAE Systems help build collaborative communication systems. The presentation highlighted the need for, and the opportunities available to engineers and computer programme designers, and the skills used to build and develop these communication links.

There were activities and demonstrations investigating the science behind mobile technology, Bluetooth, and why mobile phones can be dangerous.  Students also learned how electromagnetic waves/spectrums work and how signals are sent and linked to binary and scratch programmes.

Radar and Infra-red waves were discussed and students got to test some night vision goggles, with one student volunteer using them to find their way around a blackout tent, in order to discover different objects hidden in boxes.

The roadshow also discussed Cyberspace and job opportunities available in that field within the Royal Air force and Royal Navy and how they were linked via different types of communication.

All in all, the students had an eye-opening time and came away with some new ideas about their future career options and how these technologies are used around our homes and in workplaces.

 

Schools in Sierra Leone have few resources, so the children’s books and 100’s of textbooks, donated by Hayle Academy, are extremely valuable to the Sierra Leone Mission, a charity supporting 30 churches and pastors, 23 schools and teachers and an orphanage for street children in Sierra Leone.

There are 500,000 plus street children living in horrendous conditions in Sierra Leone and the St.Ives charity helped the townspeople build the orphanage, called Bethesda, in 2016 that is only able to help a fraction of them.

Mrs Hickson is pleased to advise that as from the middle of June there will be two seats available on the Camborne Shuttle Service.
This is a subsidised service offered by the school, at a cost of £30 per child per half of term. Read more

On Tuesday 8th October, the whole of Year 10 visited the Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge for a careers’ fair. The students had the chance to speak to employers about a wide variety of professions and even got the chance to try their hand at new skills.

There were representatives from organisations as varied as Specsavers through to the army. Local colleges were also available to advise on further education options. Our students were able to try various tasks including building models in the construction sector, trying new foods in the catering area and practising hairstyles on dummy heads.

It certainly gave them plenty of fresh ideas for their futures. Hayle Academy students behaved in an exemplary fashion and were praised by the organisers for their politeness and maturity. Well done all of you.  

Hayle Academy and the PTA would like to extend a very big thank you to Dobbies garden centre Hayle who has donated us a beautiful Christmas tree for the foyer this Christmas.

We wish them all a Merry Christmas and extend many thanks to Hayle Academy PTA for decorating it.

This term Hayle Academy welcomed Jan Woodhouse as our new Executive Headteacher, across three secondary schools within the Truro and Penwith Academy Trust, alongside Cape Cornwall School and St Ives School.

Jan’s role at Hayle Academy is focussed on supporting the leadership teams within the school to drive further improvement, developing the school to school partnership and we are already working closely together on approaches to teaching and curriculum development: connecting teachers who share a common passion for their subjects and for supporting children to achieve their full potential.

Mr Martin, as Head of School at Hayle, will continue to manage the day to day organisation and leadership of the Academy. This partnership is a springboard to accelerate Academy development plans and bring rapid and sustained improvement. “We are ambitious for our students and for what we can achieve together through this partnership”.  Jan said,  “I am delighted to have been invited to extend my role as Executive Headteacher across the three secondary schools”.

Among the many activities, Hayle Academy students took part in at the Cornwall Games was softball.
Our softball team: Ashley, Jamie, Tom, Charlie, Leon, Jack, Adam, Alex, Anthony, Krishna and Aidan, were ready to do battle.

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Hayle Town Council (HTC) are delighted to be forging links with Hayle Academy and had the first meeting with members of the School
iCommunicate Council on Thursday 13th June.

Mayor Clive Polkinghorne and Town Councillor Sophie Johnson attended a School Council meeting where we discussed ideas for building pride in Hayle, in terms of promoting the town’s rich industrial history and keeping the town looking great for residents and visitors alike.

The meeting was represented by students from Years 7 to 10.

The plan is for the representatives of Hayle Town Council (HTC) to meet again soon with members of the School Council, who will be consulting pupils across Hayle Academy for further ideas for promoting pride in Hayle.

We look forward to working together to ensure that HTC are listening to what our young members of the community are thinking and feeling, particularly
about what there is to see and do in Hayle, and how facilities can be protected and/or improved.

REPORT BY: MR MARTIN

To find out more, or to get in touch with your thoughts,
please email: sophie.johnson@hayletowncouncil.net