On Thursday 10th of October, Hayle Academy held its annual Open Evening for Year 5 and 6 students. It was a busy time as it was held on the same day as our Year 6 Transition earlier in the day. It was a highly anticipated event and this year was one of the best yet. The atmosphere was extremely positive with lots of engagement from students and parents and overall, a great turnout!

The corridors were full of students and their families excited and ready to explore what Hayle Academy had to offer.  In the hall there was standing room only when the amazing Hayle Academy Choir opened the evening, followed by presentations from the Executive Head (Jan Woodhouse) and Head of School (Andrew Martin).

Both staff and students helping out were enthusiastic and happy to be able to show visitors all the engaging activities that had been prepared for each subject room.

There was a Maths disco with mocktails, exciting experiments in science, language games and cultural food tasting, dance track creation in music, a chance to get down in WW1 trenches, artworks galore and many practical activities in the DT departments with tasty bruschetta making, wood carving and laser-cut-keyrings.  Even the canteen was offering families hot evening meals alongside delicious cakes, biscuits and hot or cold drinks.

With so many passionate student volunteers from Year 11, Year 9 and Year 7, families received a lot of individual attention and insight about life at Hayle Academy.

One parent said, “It has been a fantastic evening and it was really great to see everything on offer, to join in with so many activities, and to ask lots of questions.”

Another said “I was impressed by all the staff’s caring approach when working with the students.”

Thank you to all the students, teachers, staff, Hayle Academy PTA, who all helped make this an event to be proud of and celebrated.

 

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”.

Last Friday alongside worldwide support, Hayle Academy declared its climate emergency. We will be seeking reform across all aspects of school life, with the sole intention of reducing the carbon output and pollution levels.

This year we will re-launch the iSite Council, which will be dedicated to tackling these pressing issues; from plastic waste to paper usage, recycling and resource management alongside positive carbon impacts.

Mr Lea-Clark, a science teacher at Hayle Academy added: “I am very grateful to be chairing this committee and am looking forward to debating the issues in depth with the student council.”

This planet faces some tough choices if we as a species are to thrive in a biodiverse world. Communities across this country and the world are now starting to take action to prevent problems such as air, water and land pollution, deforestation, soil degradation, the greenhouse gas effect, and species extinction which, collectively, will help to redress this crisis. It is not too late to make a positive impact on the environment; through the power of knowledge, you can lead a more sustainable lifestyle, perhaps even contribute to tackling some of these issues here in school or within your own home. We only have one home and that is Planet Earth.

What parent wouldn’t do all they can to help in supporting their child’s future success?

In light of this, Hayle Academy is holding a Supporting Success evening for all their newly recruited  Year 7 On Thursday 19th September 6-7.30pm

This is an evening where parents can learn ways in which they can support their child to succeed in this next part of their education so they realise their full potential come out with the grades that will take them onto further education and beyond.

We ask parents to come along and take part in a range of 15-minute workshops on ‘Supporting your child with their literacy;
numeracy; homework as well an introduction to Hayle Edge/ Global Values.

At the event, parents will get a ‘Parent Pack’ outlining useful information about the school. This includes a ‘Who to contact when…’ page to help parents make direct contact with specific staff.
You can sign up via student reception or via the website or just come along.

 

Before the summer break, Hayle Academy was successful in their bid for £100,000 to renovate the Food Technology room.

Work has now finished, ripping out the old dated equipment for this much-needed makeover. Read more