NCS are excited to be working with Chase Terrace Academy this year to deliver an unforgettable summer experience for students age 15-17.
NCS is a programme providing amazing opportunities during summer holidays 2021. Activities will run over a 2 week period.
NCS is a chance for young people to get out of their comfort zones, challenge themselves, develop skills for employment, enhance their CV and give back to the community, all while having an amazing time and making loads of new friends.
Please see the attached letter for more information.
Chase Terrace Academy is very pleased to have been invited to participate in a national SEND project – details follow in the attached documents, These give a detailed explanation about what is involved.
This is an exciting opportunity for us to deliver the best curriculum and support for all at CTA and to further our aspirational targets for our students. As an initial start to the project we have been asked to conduct a confidential Strengths and Difficulties questionnaire with all of our students in Years 8 and 9. This will take place in the next week or so overseen by Form tutors and some subject staff.
Parental consent is required for your child to participate, this has been sent out via MyEd App.
Please direct any enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical activity helps us to improve our mental wellbeing
Students continue to enjoy outdoor face to face physical education teaching. We have moved to our summer activities which include: rounders, softball, athletics and cricket alongside a winter team games module to ensure our students do not miss out on the delivery of these sports. Most sports have been taught outside and have followed the recommended Covid guidelines for that governing body, but with the return of the sports hall, small groups have used our sports hall once again in their year group bubbles. Although it can be cold our participants are encouraged to put on plenty of layers underneath their PE kit and asked to make sure that they stay as active as possible. That said, we have had some beautiful, sunny days and students needed to think about sunscreen and extra hydration. Oh the English weather!!
Alongside the lessons our extra-curricular programme has started in earnest, although staggered lunchtimes and the necessity of year groups having to train in bubbles has limited what we can do. See the table of activities below.
|Monday||Year 9 Rounders, AV & VW|
|Tuesday||Year 10 Rounders, KT|
Badminton Club, SH
|Year 7 Athletics, VW & AV|
|Wednesday||Year 11 Rounders, KT||Year 8 Athletics, KT|
|Thursday||Year 8 Rounders, AV|
Boxing (Wayne), KT
|Friday||Year 7 Rounders, VW|
Attendance has been excellent, with 45 year students turning up to our first year 7 rounder’s practice.
The PE Department continue to identify our top performers. The students below have shown dedication to their studies.
Performers of the Week
Performer of the Week has been awarded to Isabella 7N, Dylan 8R and Daniel 10O.
Congratulations to Isabella on being nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Isabella consistently engaged in PE during lockdown and has continued her effort in PE lessons. Nominations: Cameron 8C, Harry 9H, Leila 9N, Millie 10C and Mia 10N.
Congratulations to Dylan on being nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Dylan has been consistently showing excellence in all aspects of PE. Nominations: Libby 8M, Jayden 8P, Lucy 7M, Maggie 7P and Harrison 8H.
Congratulations to Dan on being successfully nominated for ‘PE Performer of the Week’. Daniel recently performed extremely well in his BTEC Sport exam. Nominations were: Andrew 7C, Grace 8O, Alex 9C, Holly 9C and Holly-Mae 11C.
A Career in PE
This week we would like to introduce you to Jordan Dawes a professional basketballer. He talks about his career pathway in elite sport and the twists and turns that he had to overcome to follow his dreams. He is now a Royal Marine – “hard work always beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard”.
A Mile a Day in May – PE initiative throughout May
Join the P.E Department and complete a mile a day throughout May. You are invited to: walk, run, cycle. With a friend or family and record it on a form collected from the PE office. Certificates awarded for best individual and family efforts.
This can be a family activity. Please see the P.E department Twitter account.
Stay fit and healthy.
Chase Terrace Academy PE Department
Please find our latest Chase Terrace Academy Newsletter attached below.
It features many staff and students as well as the local community and highlights many of the fantastic achievements that have taken place since January.
Thank you to everybody who has supported us this term.
Moving to the future
Chase Terrace Academy held its third successful foodbank morning on Maundy Thursday just before the Easter holidays.
This time, it was an afternoon slot. Once again, we had a steady trickle of shoppers although I’m not sure that this time slot suited everyone. Due to the generosity of our community, our local vicar, Matt Wallis, from St Johns Community Church and the House of Bread in Stafford our customers were provided with a wide variety of food and essentials including: tea coffee, milk and sugar, and everything else you can imagine in a tin as well as a vast selection of toiletries. The younger members of the families, who came along with their parents and carers, were given an Easter egg and we were all treated to a home baked muffin by our very own Mrs Stokes; tea and coffee was provided for all. We would like to thank all staff from Chase Terrace Academy who assisted on Thursday and gave us backing either setting up, stocking up or clearing up!!! A real team effort.
We continue to be grateful to our Chase Terrace families for taking time out of the day to drop donations into the entrance of our main reception or phoning us to ask how you can help out. Every little thing that you do has allowed the foodbank to function smoothly and provide assistance to those who are in need.
Eggs for All
The support we received for this campaign was amazing. We received over 200 Easter eggs. Tesco Rugeley made a very kind egg donation alongside all the chocolate eggs that our Chase Terrace families sent in. The eggs were distributed via food parcels, during our foodbank afternoon and to a local nursing home Grangemoor that is located close to our school. Every resident, carer and nurse received one of the eggs that you donated. Thankyou. It was lovely to meet the manager Stacey Dewsbury who was a previous Chase Terrace student.
We have received two substantial donations recently – £300 from Burntwood Lions and £1000 from Mrs Allen from St Johns Church This money is for the sole use of our foodbank. We are therefore going to use it to restock or purchase any items that we do not ordinarily have gifted. Thank you so much to these kind benefactors. The money will be used exactly as you have asked.
We will no longer be delivering parcels as we accelerate with the teaching and learning responsibilities of our children. However, we have made the decision to keep the foodbank running. We are presently rich in stock and now, as you have heard, have money to continue to support this enterprise. We also and more importantly realise, some of our families still require this support and safety net to remain afloat in the current climate. With this in mind families must not struggle and can still receive a parcel.
This can be prearranged by contacting us on:
Phone: 01543 682286
A date and time can then be arranged to collect a pre prepared parcel from main school reception. It will be very quick, easy and discreet.
Alternatively an arrangement can be made to come into school on a Monday between 3.15 and 4.15 to shop for yourself. Time slots will be 15 minutes long.
It is most important that those families who are need contact the school. We have a good selection of items and your calls are confidential.
Our support continues.
The Foodbank Team