Year 11 Presentation Evening

Buckler’s Mead Academy’s class of 2018 returned to collect their GCSE certificates last week. The annual event is a celebration of the achievements of students who have left Year 11.

The evening was an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to join together and celebrate success. Amongst the certificates there were 6 Special Awards that highlight individual success from Academic achievement, Effort, Determination to succeed and contribution to the life of the academy.

Amongst the winners this year were:

Awards and Presenters:

MANDY PERKINS ‘MY LOVELY’ AWARD               Christina Lane

GULLIVER MUSIC AWARD                                     Georgina Rocket

KEITH RICHMOND CUP – Girls’ Contribution          Yazmin Tatchill

LEN KNIGHT CUP – Boys’ Contribution                    Owen Chard

DENNIS BAGNALL CUP – Academic Effort             Uttam Magar

ASHFORD McKENZIE CUP – Determination            Zoe Rafferty John

CHRIS COLLINS CUP – Academic Achievement     Sam Pollard

Mr Barker, Class of 2018 Year Coordinator, led a fantastic evening together with the Tutors, reminiscing the highs of the 5 years the students spent within the Academy.  Tutors commented on how rewarding it is to welcome students back to the academy and hear about the next phase of their lives beyond Buckler’s Mead.

Mark Lawrence, Assistant Headteacher (Deputy Headteacher) said  “This is always a fantastic evening, it is great to see the students return to collect their certificates and awards and to have the opportunity to once again wish them well for the future. It is special for the teachers to hear the stories of what the students have moved onto next.”.

 

Sims Parent Lite App

If you are a parent of a current pupil but have not received an invitation to register with the Sims Parent Lite App please contact the Academy Office on 01935 424454 to update your contact email details and we will re-issue your invitation.

Sims Parent Lite App

Invitation emails for the Sims Parent Lite App have now been sent out to Year 10 and 11 parents. If you are the parent of a Year 10 or 11 student but have not yet received an invitation please contact the Academy Office on 01935 424454 to update your contact email address. Invitations for the parents of other year groups will be sent out next week.

Meningitis Advice Letter

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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Show My Homework Launch

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From September we will be launching an online programme called Show My Homework. The programme will allow parents/guardians to view all homework being set for their son/daughter at Buckler’s Mead Academy. The information provided will show you what homework has been set, how long students should spend completing the homework and will give information relating to whether homework has been completed on time and to what standard.

For further information please select the parent or student option on our website

BUCKLER’S BOOST: Buckler’s Mead Academy’s Business Manager Matt Wood outside the school with students on the verge of £500,000 worth of improvements.

 

BMA is to get half a million pounds summer improvements boost

£500k Investment

Buckler’s Mead Academy will get a massive £500,000 of investment in the site over the summer for the benefit of students after successful bids for building improvements and from the Academy’s capital funding.

The school, which was the most improved school in Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Wiltshire from 2010 to 2013, has already got some of the best facilities in South Somerset after over £2 million of improvements in recent years.

Now it also wants to be one of the best schools in the country in terms of the development of its buildings.

The £500,000 investment will be made on upgrading the corridors and hall, a new roof, refurbishment of an IT suite and enhanced study areas.

Matt Wood, the Academy’s new Business Manager, said: “We are a fast improving Academy with big ambitions and this £500,000 will be a massive help to make our facilities for the students even better.”