Today's football fixture (For Hollis Academy), took place at the Darlington Education Village. From the start, it promised to be a great contest of ability, grit and determination and the performances definitely delivered all of the above.
Superb goals from Ashton, Luke and Kai all helped the Hollis players to secure a comfortable 5-0 victory!
Well done to the whole team!
Students who opted for Business Studies - made a visit to wholesaler, Makro. The purpose of the trip was to research the raw materials they need and to calculate the costs required, to start up their own small businesses, within the school. Examples of the businesses being setup in the school are a milkshake shack, pool competition, penalty shoot out competition, hot chocolate business and a healthy eating treats company.
The content of the BTEC Business Studies, has really evolved this year, at Hollis Academy. The current units of study, provide students with the opportunity to develop both academically and socially too. The progress has been achieved through students spending time out in the local community; researching and ascertaining the common features - that all the local (successful) businesses demonstrate in the methods of their daily practice.
The students liaised with the employees of the established businesses; extracting information, hints and pointers that could all help them, become successful in employment too. Additionally, the students were also given the opportunity to express their opinions (Conducted in a professional manner), sharing ideas, what they believed could make the businesses even more successful.
The Government has published guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice for pupils, students, staff and parents about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The following link will take you to that advice:
Schools and parents should refer to the latest information and advice from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England to get the most up to date guidance from Government.
Websites, Videos and Interactive Learning
All of these websites are free and easy to access.
Twinkl has a variety of learning materials for all subjects and daily activities to get involved with. You will need to sign up to get an account but it is free.
Interactive learning for maths and English for both Key Stage 3 and 4.
Smart videos for children of all ages.
Open and go lessons with videos and hands on activities.
Video based lessons for maths, English and science.
Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
Horizons Specialist Academy Trust is closely monitoring the national and local situation and is following the official guidance from Public Health England. We receive daily updates from Public Health and we are liaising closely with our colleagues in Local Authorities.
We have been updating our plans as to how we will respond to the potential detection and spread of the Coronavirus. This includes how we will manage either a partial closure of a school or schools due to staff absence, or closure of our schools if directed to do so by Public Health.
Please follow this link to the GOV.UK advice page Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do - which is updated by the government immediately following any new guidance and changes to guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Also, please following link to the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Link to CEO's update on the Coronavirus sent to all our parents, carers, staff, governors and trustees on 18 March 2020 - https://horizonstrust.org.uk/news/2020-03-18/update-on-the-coronavirus-or-covid-19
The UK Government has today launched a GOV.UK Coronavirus Information service on WhatsApp.
Please click on the link below for more details.
Open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and all others who support them.
Vicky Ford MPParliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families
To view the letter click on the link below
Middlesbrough Psychology Service
Please click on the link below for more information
For those students who are unable to attend Hollis Academy, we have collated a set of tasks for you to complete so that your brains remain sharp and focused!
Click on the link below to check out the new resources!
Letter from the Principal 29/5/20
Important information for parents and carers:
Letter from the Principal 13/10/20
Letter from the Principal 1/12/20
This year’s been not so good for loads of kidsand grown-ups. When it comes to having fun,we’ve got some catching up to do. And seen asit’s the end of the whole year, I know you’llgive it 100%.Wanna know the bit I love most?Every sweater can help childrenchange the future. For good.That’s pretty cool.So jumpers on,people! Let’s do this.
As a staff team, we now need Monday 4th January for training in response to Government guidance in relation to COVID testing for secondary students in special schools and to support communication and planning with parents and carers.Further Government announcements and guidance about the start of term for secondary students, including those in special schools, are expected later today via the media.
We will endeavour to keep you informed via our website and Twitter feed @HorizonsTrust
As a school community we continue to follow the national government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
A quick access CRISIS guide for over the Christmas period here
Follow this link to NHS.UK: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Follow this link for updated local guidance: https://www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus
For student on-going health support through this national crisis, please call our local NHS foundation trust staff on 03333202302.
For COVID-19 related community support call Catalyst support on 01642 733906 or follow this link: https://www.catalyststockton.org/covid-19-community-support/
Please see our Abbey Hill Coronavirus Risk Assessment here.
Please find links to important websites to support home learning here.