Local Area SEND Re-visit – Parents survey

From 18 March 2019 to 21 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous inspection that took place between 16 January 2017 and 20 January 2017. The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed…

Casual Exam Invigilator Vacancies

We are seeking to recruit new Exam Invigilators to work under the direction of the Exams team in the running of internal and external examinations at the school. Duties include supervising students taking examinations, preparing exam rooms and distributing and collecting exam papers. The ideal applicant will be highly organised, vigilant and reliable, have excellent attention to detail…

Staying safe online and in apps

We recently shared a series of online safety guides for two popular online apps; Youtube and Tik-Tok. Please read over these guidelines with your child to make sure they are safe online. Additional links can be found here: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/tiktok-guide-for-parents/ https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/youtube-guide-for-parents/

Online Safety

In light of the recent media concern over dangerous online challenges please see the NSPCC’s advice in keeping children safe from all risks online. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

Ski Trip 2019

Here are some of the photos from our Ski trip to Loon Mountain USA over the February half term. It was such a fantastic trip, loved by all! A big thank you goes out to the staff who organised the trip and the students who all behaved impeccably. More photos and videos can be found…

Incident Report 13/02/19

Dear Parents and Carers We have notified students this afternoon through their period 5 class teachers of the following incident: A member of our school has reported being followed on her way home from school yesterday by a white Mercedes Sprinter van. She sensibly called a family member while she was walking so that they…

Mock Exam Timetable 2019

Year 11 students have their mock exams in March, starting on Monday 4 March and lasting for two weeks. You can find the timetable below. Students who are studying Dance, Drama, Music may have exams outside this window that their teachers will let them know about. Students who study German will also have a German…

Ofsted Monitoring Report 24th January 2019

Following Ofsted’s visit to Oldbury Academy on 24 January 2019, we are pleased to write that the report notes that ‘senior leaders are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the last section 5 inspection in order for the school to become a good school.’ The report says that leaders know…

County Lines

West Midlands Police have asked all Sandwell schools to send out a letter regarding County Lines, a growing issue nationally.  The idea is to ensure families know what signs to look for.  Please take the time to read this letter.  In brief please let us know if you spot any of the following signs……  …