Vision and Ethos BOA is committed to providing high quality distinctive education through a specialist curriculum delivered in outstanding facilities Through a guided personalised learning experience BOA aims to develop the specific talents, gifts and potential of each student
Partners and Sponsors Partnerships are continually developing with individuals and organisations with expertise and a track record for innovation from across all areas of creative, digital and performing arts.
Timing of the Academy Day 9.00am – 11.00am – Lessons 11.00am – 11.15am – Break 11.15am – 12.15pm – Lessons 12.15pm– 1.00pm – Year 12 lunch 12.15pm – 1.15pm – Year 10 and 13 lessons 1.00pm – 2.00pm – Year 12 lessons 1.15pm – 2.00pm – Year 10 and 13 lunch 2.00pm – 2.15pm – Tutorial 2.15pm – 4.15pm – Lessons 4.15pm – 5.15pm – Enrichment *1.15pm finish on a Friday.
Café and Canteen Serving breakfast, snacks and hot meals Cash or ParentPay PLEASE SUPPORT!! Dedicated eating areas o Break out areas o Amphitheatre o Balconies o Café o Canteen
Term Dates3rd September – 19th October – Term 122nd October – 26th October – Half term31st October – 21st December – Term 2 (29th October and 30th October = Training Days)24th December – 4th January – Christmas8th January – 1st February – Term 3 (7th January is a Training day)18th February – 22nd February (Half term for students) Half term for aptitude workshop preparation25th February – 1st March (Student work experience/aptitude workshops)4th March – 28th March – Term 429th March – 12th April – Easter15th April – 24th May – Term 527th May – 31st May – Half term3rd June – 19th July – Term 622nd July – 30th August – Summer2nd September – 2013 Term begins
Curriculum Choices 16 Hours – Level 3 Extended Diplomas – Your pathway choice (Equivalent of 3 A Levels) 2 Hours “Futures Course” Tutor time, workshops and presentations from industry, UCAS and University advice, PSHE, Citizenship, Work skills
Pastoral Care Director of Post 16 Bev SokolowskiStudents will be in Vertical Tutor Groups
Attendance and Behaviour “Attendance is an essential factor of success” 95% - 100% Acceptable Below 95% immediate intervention Behaviour Calm Poor behaviour will be logged daily, reviewed daily by SLT Disciplined Organised Safe Respectful PARENT | STUDENT | ACADEMY CONTRACT
Information on how toaccess the Bursary will be in the pack
Independent LearningA way of consolidating knowledge, understanding andskills acquired in a lesson, as well as providing theopportunity for investigation or research in preparationfor new topics. To extend and reinforce learningHomeworkNot always written. The following are legitimate formsof homework which encourage responsible, self-reliant,independent learners: Investigations, extension work, reading, practice, composition/choreography, research, revision, projects, drafting, redrafting, reviewing, evaluating, planning or preparation
Assessment and Reporting Every 6 weeks First Parents’ Evening = 8th November 2012Another Parents’ Evening in the Summer term Written Report
New TechnologiesWE WANT STUDENTS TO USE THEM BUT USE THEM RESPONSIBLY Training for Students and Parents
Student Board At least one from each pathway – (Performing Arts, Digital Arts, Creative Arts) plus three others For students to be truly involved in the organisational structure and journey of development. Co-Constructors – Leaders, Governors, Researchers, Observers, Trainers and Mentors. Topics for discussion: Courses, Operational Management, Teaching and Learning, Academy Image, Website, VLE, Social Media, Catering, Student Concerns etc. Apply before noon 12th August – No more than one side of A4 – “Why you want to be on the Student Board”
InductionWeek beginning 20th AugustYou will receive an information bookletA time to come and meet your learning tutorWeek beginning 3rd SeptemberMonday 3rd September - Year 10’s onlyYour interview will be either Tuesday 4th or Wednesday 5th SeptemberInterviews with learning tutors:oAdditional SubjectsoPlanneroUniformoPhotosoFree School MealsoBursaryNeed evidence of ageThursday 6th September – Year 13 onlyFriday 7th September – All in – Tutor GroupsWatch Year 10Week beginning 10th SeptemberStart of Academy
StaffSLTGaynor Cheshire PrincipalPaul Averis Vice Principal (Curriculum/Standards)Alistair Chattaway Assistant Principal (Teaching+Learning, CPD, Self-review,KS4/KS5/NQT)Michael Penn Assistant Principal (Performing Arts specialism)Andrew Ross Finance DirectorDIRECTORSDerek Pitt Director of KS4Bev Sokolowski Director of Post 16Pepita Hanna Director of Extended ServicesGaynor Heptinstall-Lowe Director of Dance and Quality NomineeMatthew Bean Director of Art & Design and Promotion of Visual ImageryDerek Wilson Director of Music and Music TechDavid Ripley Technical DirectorNicholas Davidson SENCONathan Dodzo Director of BroadcastKieran Wardell Director of MathsTheresa Mills Director of EnglishRichard Evans Director of ScienceRobert Bannon Director of Musical TheatreKerry Pilcher Director of Production
StaffTEACHERSZoe Maksymiw Art & DesignGale Stevens Art & Design and Production ArtsStephen Mason Dance and Musical TheatreSuzanne Tromans Dance and Musical TheatreOlivia Pickford Dance and Musical TheatreEmily Kershaw DanceSimon Watt DanceSarah Spicer Acting and Musical TheatreAmy Ferguson Musical TheatreEmma Ledsam Drama and Production ArtsEileen McCarthy ActingJessica Dalton-Leggett ActingRian Jones ActingClaire Watts MusicLaura Andrews Music and Musical TheatreLaurence Harvey Music TechnologySally Hurlston English and SENDavid Eykelestam History