29th May – 2nd June: Half Term
15th May: GCSE Exam Period Begins
22nd – 26th May: Geography Field Trips
26th May: ROA Presentations
Activities Week

Activities Week

We are very pleased to be able to offer an Activities Week again in 2017 as part of the Academy calendar.  For the week of 26th – 30th June 2017 the normal Academy timetable will be suspended for all students in Years 7-10 and staff will spend the week participating in a variety of activities not usually available during the normal day.  The week is an opportunity for all students to learn new skills and develop socially.  It will also allow the staff and students to work together in less formal situations, which will improve their working relationships in the coming academic year.
Parents/Guardians will be receiving their students Activities Week Priority Booking letters in the post from the week beginning 23rd  January 2017. Parent/Guardians need to read through the information and book activities on the correct booking date
Important Information for Parent/Guardians
Booking will only be available from Monday 30th January until Friday 10th February 2017 and priority days will be given to those students whose attendance from September 2016 to January 2017 is:
95%-100% with no Behaviour Centre visits – booking available from Monday 30th January 2017
90%-95% or up to 5 Behaviour Centre visits – booking available from Wednesday 1st February 2017
Friday 3rd – Friday 10th February 2017 will be available for all students to book. 
Any student, who does not book activities during the booking period, will automatically be enrolled on onsite supervision for the entire week.  Pupils will be engaged in school based activities and supervised by a member of staff at all times. Students will be expected to attend the Academy in full uniform.

We regard Activities Week as an important part of your son’s or daughter’s development and expect normal attendance during this week. Any student not attending during this week could face a Penalty Notice being issued for unauthorised absence; any absences, of 4 days or more, due to illness will require medical evidence to support the absence before the Academy will authorise the leave.

This year booking and payment for all activities will be online through the Torbay Holiday Programme website www.torbayholidayprogramme.com

ACTIVITIES MUST BE PAID FOR AT THE TIME OF BOOKING and can be paid for by credit/debit card or with a PayPal account.   All payments are non-refundable unless the activity is cancelled by the Academy.
We have very high expectations regarding the conduct and behaviour of our students both within the Academy and in the wider community.  The vast majority of our students rise to these expectations and are a credit to both us and their families. It is therefore vitally important that these standards are maintained, particularly on offsite visits where the reputation of the Academy is at stake.  In order to keep students safe and allow everyone to enjoy their activities, students will not be permitted to take part in offsite activities if, between October 2016 and June 2017, they:
• receive any fixed term exclusion
• record six visits to the Behaviour Centre in any half term
• Parents will be informed via email through in touch or letter when students reach 2, 4 and 6 visits to the behaviour centre.
Whilst we do not anticipate any major concerns or issues to arise with students selected to participate on any offsite visits, it should be noted that we may reserve the right to remove students who we feel may fail to achieve the high standards of conduct.  In the unlikely event of this happening the decision will be made by the Principal of the Academy and would be a last resort.  In these circumstances any monies paid will not be refunded.
Download the booklet here for all information: