Please find within this area regular updates about the transition process for new Year 7 students scheduled to start in September 2020. We are currently going through uncertain times, and aim to keep you informed about our plans for September as and when we receive further instruction from the Government.
Please see below ‘September 2020’ for arrangements for all year groups to return to the Academy in September; whilst there is a possibility that government guidance could affect these plans, we hope that the below summary will bring reassurances to those returning to the Academy. All students will also receive information packs and proposed timetables in the post over the Summer period.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy and hope that you all enjoy a safe summer!
Important Messages from our Year Managers
Sixth Form Induction
This year’s Sixth Form Induction is online. Below are the links to our Sixth Form Induction Pack and our Sixth Form Induction video tour.
Sixth Form Induction Pack – Includes induction tasks and ‘top tips’ for success for each of our A-Level and BTEC Level 3 subject areas available at Madeley Academy. Please complete the induction tasks for the subjects that you plan to study in September.
Sixth Form Induction Tour Video – Please view our detailed video insight into Sixth Form life at Madeley Academy.
All students are encouraged to continue working at home and work is available here and will be updated regularly - please see the link below and work has also be issued directly to students.
To enable Key Workers to attend work, and a small number of vulnerable students (Looked After Children and those with an Education Health Care Plan) to attend the Academy a form must be completed and returned to the Academy BEFORE the student can attend – please refer to the links below. Please note, guidance states ‘students who can be at home should remain at home’ and, any students attending will be completing the same work that is available on the website.
Student Work Transition From Year 6 September 2020 Government Advice Educational Guidelines Exam Update
Students eligible for free school meals will need to arrive at the VTC gate between 11.30am and 12.00pm. A sandwich, biscuit and a drink will be provided for students to take away. Students must declare to catering staff if they have any dietary requirements or allergens in advance of the provision being handed over.
Students eligible for free school meals attending during the Academy day will be provided with a sandwich, biscuit and a drink. Students must declare to catering staff if they have any dietary requirements or allergens in advance of the provision being handed over.
Message from the Headteacher
As a result of advice received from Ofqual over the awarding of examination grades parents and students may raise the question about completing further work and will it count towards their final grade?
The answer is that it is highly unlikely that further work that students do will count towards their final grade and it is now entirely optional for year 11 and 6.2 students to complete work including coursework.
My advice is that there is benefit to keeping occupied through this difficult period and to complete work especially in the subjects related to your future Sixth Form courses, degree to be studied at University or future employment which will prove beneficial in the future.
To ensure that the integrity of awarding grades is appropriately dealt with I must advise that under no circumstances should parents and students enter in to discussions with teachers about what grade they are likely to be awarded.
Lady Maria Satchwell
All examinations have been cancelled. The latest information on awarding of examination grades can be found here.
We have now received advice on how examination grades will be awarded. Please click here.
A message to students from Ofqual
The Academy will consider the implications of this advice carefully and provide further information as soon as possible.