As we approach the end of this half term, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the Academy. The collaboration and partnership between home and the Academy is significant to its continued success to ensure our students develop into effective young people.
I would also like to take this opportunity to provide you with an update from the academy as follows:
Teaching and Learning
Every Thursday students are encouraged to bring a current piece of excellent work down to the atrium at lunchtime to show a member of staff. Students are congratulated, they each receive a certificate, a proud stamp on their work, a stamp in their planner and a voucher to redeem in the Delta diner. We have been really pleased to see such a wide variety of fantastic work this half term. Please check our twitter updates @Delta_RASA each week to see some examples of fantastic work.
Planners, Knowledge Organiser and Reading Book
Students must have their planners, Knowledge Organiser and reading book every day. These are all an essential part of their learning equipment. The planner is their ‘passport to learning’ and is a method that we use to communicate between school and home. Students will be given a new knowledge organiser at different points throughout the year. The reading book will be tracked through our academy ‘Reading Routes’ programme. All this equipment is used throughout the entire academic year and should be kept in the best condition possible, if a new equipment needs to be purchased this should be done promptly through the online payments section of the MCAS app.
MCAS (My Child at School app)
Our main form of communication between the Academy and home is electronic e.g., email, text, app message. Your child’s progress, achievements and successes will be communicated in this way. Please download the MCAS app to your chosen device from the App Store or MyChildAtSchool – Login. This is a free communication system. You can create an account using the school ID number which is 13168 and your email address and mobile number.
We expect all students to attend the Academy each day unless there is a valid and justified reason. Students must attend to achieve and every lesson matters.
All students should arrive on site between 8:10am and 8:20am. Breakfast items will also be available during this time.
If your child is absent from the Academy, please send a message via the My Child at School App every day to give a reason for the absence. Staff are also available to take attendance calls from 8.00am onwards; however, where possible we would ask that you use the app.
We ask where possible to make any appointments including medical, after academy hours. If this is not possible, we would suggest any appointments are made towards the end of the academy day, so that your child misses the minimum amount of valuable learning from their lesson. Where possible, students should be collected from reception for appointments by parents/carers or a responsible adult. Please provide proof of the appointment to allow us to authorise the absence, the academy cannot authorise all day absences for medical/doctor’s appointments.
Academy Uniform and equipment
Ensuring students have the correct uniform and equipment is an integral and compulsory part of the Academy expectations. All students must arrive at the Academy with the correct uniform and equipment. The Academy reserves the right to address any uniform issues that are deemed as unacceptable.
- Blazer – Academy blazer
- Trousers – Plain style, black tailored trousers
- Black pleated knee length skirt (straight skirts are no longer available to purchase)
- Shirt – Plain style, white shirt buttoned to the neck.
- Jumper – v-neck with embroidered crest (Optional – to be worn under blazer)
- Shoes – flat plain style, black polishable shoes. No embellishments
- Socks – Plain style black. Tights – Plain style black
- Academy tie to be always worn.
- Plain black belt, with standard buckle only
- Delta PE kit should be brought in on the appropriate days.
- No Jewellery/earrings/Apple watch or equivalent
- No make-up/false eyelashes/false nails/nail polish
- Planner, knowledge organiser and reading book.
- Black pen/red pen/pencil/ruler/calculator in a pencil case
- Reusable water bottle
Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and restful half term.