An unprecedented decision was taken by the government today to announce the closure of all schools in the UK as of Friday until further notice. We heard exactly what parents heard and at the same time, so you can imagine that we now have a deal of planning and preparation to do in order to respond to this directive. We have of course already been doing extensive forward planning on how to provide effective distance learning for all of our students during this time of what is a national crisis.
However, we are not yet fully informed as to the details of what the government will require us to provide for the children of 'front line' workers. This will be sent to schools during Thursday. We will be contacting you again when we have this detail and asking that you help us by providing further information on your own family circumstances. We will also hope to give you some clarity around this year's examination season which is going to be highly unusual. We do know that you as parents want to maintain the learning of your children and we share that desire for our students.
With sincere thanks for your support and understanding,
Rodillian Multi Academy Trust
It is an enormous privilege to serve the young people and the community as Head of School at BBG Academy, and a fantastic time to join in the year the Academy celebrates its first full set of GCSE results and it's significantly positive national progress measures.
The BBG Academy, as part of the Rodillian Multi Academy Trust, is committed to providing opportunities in a school where traditional values of discipline, behaviour and respect are sacrosanct, along with the most innovative, differentiated and state of the art curriculum available.
The Academy instils in all students a “Growth Mindset” which is a belief that intelligence is far from fixed or inherited but an area where we can all improve if we work hard and learn from our mistakes. This mindset is placed at the heart of teaching and learning and curriculum design and enables our young people to see their experiences within school and beyond as a place to develop their abilities and nurtures them to see challenges as opportunities to flourish.
We have high expectations of our students and staff to deliver the highest standards. Teachers are encouraged to be imaginative and creative in the classroom in order to create motivational and inspiring lessons. The cornerstone of our Trust and our reason for its continued success and expansion is “Positive Discipline”, which enables us to reward good progress, behaviour and outstanding work.
These high expectations of both students and staff were recognised in March 2016, when Ofsted graded BBG Academy as a Good school in all areas. We are extremely proud of this achievement and pleased that the hard work of students, staff and parents has been recognised. We are not complacent, and are relentless in our pursuit of excellence for the future generations of the Academy.
Mrs Saira Luffman
Head of School