Mandy’s funeral will take place on Thursday 10th August at Yeovil Crematorium at 2pm.All are welcome to attend.
With deep regret we have to inform you of the loss of a valued member of staff, Mrs Mandy Perkins, who died at home yesterday.
Our sincere condolences go to her family and friends at this difficult time.
We ask that you respect their privacy. We will mark her life and contribution to the academy in the new term.
Mrs S Gorrod Headteacher
Year 9 Art students have been exploring how to create human form sculptures using wire and mache techniques. These little figures are designed to show correct proportions, movement and a personal meaning in their pose.
You may be aware that the most recent Snapchat update may be a threat to child safety.
There is a new feature in which any photos/videos you take can be made public on a map for ANYONE to see including people who are not your friends.
Students will need to turn their app to ‘ghost mode’ so that strangers cannot see their pictures.
It seems the update has not been clear on how their pictures will be used but there are concerns that it can be as accurate as showing the stranger the location of the house as well as the pictures.
The link below outlines more detail about the update and how to change the settings.
Students can collect their results on Thursday 24th August between 11.00-13.00
GCSE results not what you expected?
If you did better than you thought or didn’t get the grades you had hoped for, don’t panic! There are still lots of options available to you.
- Contact the College or 6th Form you have applied to as soon as possible, inform them of your results and they will advise you of what they can offer.
- If you are unsure of your next steps and want to discuss your options, I am available on results day, Thursday 17th August and will be in school from 10.45am to 1pm and available on my mobile or via email until 5pm (see contact below)
- Alternatively, please contact CSW Group through our Adviser Online service, available Monday to Friday 12.00pm – 6.00pm https://cswgroup.co.uk/contact/ and follow the information for Adviser Online.
Career and Personal Adviser, CSW Group (Careers South West)
07810 884052 or firstname.lastname@example.org
LED Leisure Management Ltd to manage Buckler’s Mead Leisure Centre in Yeovil
LED Leisure Management Ltd, who already manage Goldenstones Leisure Centre and Westlands Sports and Fitness Centre in Yeovil, are delighted to have been selected as the preferred partner to manage the Buckler’s Mead Leisure Centre.
The centre has a fantastic range of facilities, including a gym, sports hall and activity halls, and a superb, newly re-surfaced 4G all-weather pitch along with tennis and netball courts.
LED’s Unlimited members in South Somerset will soon be able to take advantage of the full range of facilities and activities on offer at all three of LED’s Yeovil sites, as well as at Wincanton Sports Centre and all of LED’s facilities across East Devon.
Peter Gilpin, LED’s CEO said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Buckler’s Mead Academy to take over the management of the Leisure Centre. I believe that it will provide wider opportunities for customers and staff of both organisations, and the people of Yeovil as a whole.”
Sara Gorrod, Buckler’s Mead Academy Headteacher, said “It is a great pleasure to announce that we are entering into a partnership with LED for the management of the Buckler’s Mead Academy Leisure Centre. Their range of venues will add value for our existing members. We have carefully chosen LED for their experience, expertise and approach to leisure.”
It is intended that LED will take over the management of the centre from September.
The themes explored were Detail, Shelter, Surroundings and Out of Place
Following the recent news Buckler’s Mead academy would like to offer the following statement.
The Director of Public Health at Somerset County Council, Trudi Grant, said: “We have been made aware that one pupil who attends Buckler’s Mead Academy has been admitted to hospital with probable bacterial meningitis.
“We would like to reassure parents that there is no reason to make any change in the school routine and no reason for children to be kept at home.
“Meningococcal bacteria are carried in the back of the throat of about one in ten people at any one time, but only very rarely cause illness. Most people who carry the bacteria become immune to them. The bacteria do not spread easily and only those who have had prolonged, close contact with the person are at a slightly greater risk of getting ill. The people who have been in close contact have been identified by the Public Health England. Others who attend the school have a very low risk of developing meningococcal disease and no further wider action is necessary at the present time.
“The best advice still remains for parents to be aware of and alert to the signs and symptoms of meningococcal disease such as vomiting, severe headache, unexplained temperature rise, dislike of bright lights, neck stiffness, a non-blanching rash, drowsiness, and altered levels of consciousness.
“If anyone is feeling unusually unwell, and displaying the symptoms they should contact their GP immediately or call 111.
“If you want further information please visit https://www.meningitisnow.org/
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Year 11 Photography pupil’s have been responding to their chosen theme from the GCSE Photography exam paper. These images show their experiments and investigations so far – which they will develop to produce a final outcome during the 10 hour exam. Their chosen themes are:
Eleanor Batson, Jamie Evans – Creative Landscapes
Will Witham, Blake Walker – Motion
Meghan Kirk – Shelter
Annalise Guppy – Out of Place
Scott Harris – Detail
Yr9 GCSE: the Big Still life Painting Challenge. Inspired by the current BBC series, y9 students have challenged themselves to produce their own still life study in just 2 hours this term. All students were asked to link their work to the style of one of three famous Still Life artists: Morandi, Thiebaud or Matisse