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  • Children's Mental Health Week

    Published 07/02/22

    The theme of this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is Growing Together.

    As humans, we are constantly growing and changing. Growth occurs in many different ways. Physical growth from a baby to an adult. Academic growth from learning to identify letters to writing essays. We are always growing – even when it doesn’t seem we are.

    Part of Growing Together is about growing emotionally. According to the Place2Be this means finding ways to help each other grow. Challenges and setbacks can help us to grow and adapt. You may notice that things that upset you as a young child, no longer upset you.

    Trying new things can help us to move beyond our comfort zone into a new realm of possibility and potential.

    Place2Be have created a Tips for Parent and Carers sheet, please see below.

     

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  • Time to Talk

    Published 02/02/22

                                                 

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  • Duke of Edinburgh Award

    Published 25/01/22

    Here at Wath Academy we pride ourselves on creating rounded individuals who thrive in all circumstances. We strongly believe that the students can develop a unique set of skills and characteristics as embodied by our Key Drivers and Curriculum Intent. 

    We are happy to offer Year 9 - 13 students a chance to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The DofE programme founded in the United Kingdom in 1956 by HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is the world's leading youth achievement award, giving millions of 14 to 25-year-olds the opportunity to be the very best they can be. 

    The programme has been successful in enhancing school learning and achievement, securing personal and social development and encouraging good citizenship. 

    The Award is recognised internationally and is well regarded by Higher Education establishments and employers. IT offers the students the chance to be rewarded for activities that they already undertake, as well giving them the opportunity to strike out with peers in the fantastic countryside of the Peak District and further afield. They truly will get a chance to make memories that last a lifetime! Most of all it will be fun!

    Come and join us, the world awaits!

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  • 2nd Covid-19 Vaccinations

    Published 18/01/22

    The Rotherham Immunisation Team will be in School on Mon 31/1 and Tues 1/2 to give our students, aged 12-15, their 2nd Covid-19 Vaccinations.

    Pupils requiring their 2nd Covid Vaccinations must be aged between 12-15 years old and have already received their 1st dose. There must also be a 12 week gap after testing positive for covid-19 to have their vaccine as well as a 12 week gap since their first dose.

    Any pupils who are now 12 years old and require their first dose or who are 16 years old needing their 2nd dose, would need to book in for their Vaccinations at The National Vaccination Centres, through 119, however, this may change in the future.

    Parents/carers wishing their 12-15 year old children (who meet the criteria) to receive the 2nd dose of the Covid-19 vaccine will need to complete a consent form which can be found on the following link:

    https://forms.office.com/r/wCUxjUdkH2

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  • Train to Teach

    Published 13/01/22

    Recruitment is well underway for the 22/23 academic year and Learners First are still open for applications up until at least the Spring Bank Holiday.

       

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  • Rugby Scholarship Programme

    Published 11/01/22

    From September 22 we will be running the Wath Academy Scholarship Programme. This is a great opportunity for any aspiring talented rugby players.

    If this is something you would be interested in please apply by clicking the below link.

     Wath Academy - Register an Interest

    Alternatively, if you would like further information regarding the scholarship please contact Mr Flowers, deflowers@wathacademy.com.

     

                                                               

     

     

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  • Online Safety: Poppy Playtime

    Published 10/12/21

    Poppy Playtime is a horror/puzzle game which involves the player investigating an abandoned toy factory to solve the mystery of what happened.

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  • IT'S PANTO TIME!!!!

    Published 15/11/21

     

     

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  • LGBTQ - MENTAL HEALTH

    Published 11/11/21

    Sexuality and sexual orientation

    Advice on how to support a child if they've come out or are questioning their sexuality or sexual orientation.

    Sexuality and sexual orientation | NSPCC

    Parents Survival Guide | Mental Health Support | YoungMinds

    BBC iPlayer - Olly Alexander: Growing up Gay   - Contains some strong language and some upsetting scenes.

    Recent figures show that more than 40 per cent of LGBTQ+ people will experience a significant mental health problem, compared to around 25 per cent of the whole population, and are more than twice as likely to have attempted suicide.

    In this eye-opening film, young pop culture icon Olly Alexander explores why the gay community is more vulnerable to mental health issues, as he opens up about his own long-term battles with depression. As the outspoken frontman of British band Years and Years, Olly is a powerful voice on mental health, bullying and LGBT+ rights. He has broken taboos with music videos that celebrate queer identities and spoken openly about his own sexuality as well as his ongoing struggles with anxiety.

    In the film Olly joins young people on their journeys battling issues that parallel his own - from homophobic bullying to eating and anxiety disorders - and along the way he asks what can be done to address them.

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  • SAFEGUARDING AWARENESS WEEK - DRUGS & ALCOHOL

    Published 11/11/21

    As part of Safeguarding Awareness week you will find further information below on Drugs & Alcohol.

    As a parent or carer it can be frightening to think your child may be using drugs or alcohol, or both. There are things that you can do if you are concerned and it's important to know that family support can really help a young person turn things around. Take a look at the links below if you are worried about your child.

                                                                    

     

    Drugs & Alcohol | Mental Health | Guide For Parents | YoungMinds

    Advice for parents & carers | FRANK (talktofrank.com)

     

                                               

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  • Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) ​​​​​​​

    Published 10/11/21

    Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE) is a very serious threat that our young people face. Vulnerable children are targeted to commit crimes for gangs. If this is something you are unfamiliar with but would like to learn more about, please use the links below to gain more insight and watch Alfie’s story part 1 which is based on true events.

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  • SHOOTING STARS FESTIVAL FOOTBALL EVENT

    Published 12/10/21

    On Monday 11th October, Wath hosted an U9 Girls Shooting Stars Festival football event for children in year 3 & 4 from 6 primary schools in the local area on the 3G at the Academy.

    Over 60 girls from Listerdale, Aston Fence, St Marys Herringthorpe, Aston Hall, St Bede’s and Brinsworth Whitehill enjoyed a number of football sessions throughout the afternoon on the International Day of The Girl.

    The Wath Academy post-16 girls football scholars took time out of their training schedule to run the sessions for the participants.

     

                                                    

    Mr Flowers, the Barclays Girls Football Strategic Lead for Rotherham said:

    It was great to see our Scholars working together to deliver this event to the Primary School children and teachers. We think it’s important that girls everywhere have access to female role models, and can see that there are opportunities to play, develop and create a lifelong connection to the game.

    Gracie Horne (Y13) said:

     “I really enjoyed delivering some of the Youth Sport Trust sessions to the girls from the primary schools on Monday. It was great to see so many smiles on faces and girls enjoying playing football together.

                                             

    Mr Walker, Girls Football Schools Partnership Strategic Lead for Rotherham said:

    "After a challenging few years, it was great to see an inter-school event up and running again. The scholars from Wath provided the perfect setting for the girls, who ranged from club footballers to beginners and it was amazing to see the coaches and participants' confidence grow as the festival went on. Everyone left with a smile on their face (and a free football) which will hopefully create a lasting interest in the beautiful game.

    Katy Rogers, Development Manager for the Youth Sport Trust who visited the event said:

    The Shooting Stars Festival was a brilliant afternoon of football based activity that engaged all the girls and gave them the chance to be active in a friendly and fun environment. The Wath Scholars were excellent role models displaying great leadership skills and I’m sure inspiring many of the girls to get involved in even more football. A great afternoon of physical, social and emotional development for all the girls involved. A fantastic opportunity to #LetGirlsPlay

    As a GFSP strategic lead for the Youth Sport Trust, in conjunction with Wickersley School Sports Partnership, the Football Development team are working with families of schools at primary and secondary levels to develop girls in and through football in an educational-based setting.

    The Partnership will increase opportunities for girls to play the game in and out of curriculum time in an educational setting. Teachers and school staff will receive bespoke training to support the development of Physical Literacy, Character Education and Youth Leadership.

    Establishing close links with County Football Associations and Community Football Trusts, the Partnerships will be able to signpost girls to community opportunities. In addition, The FA Girls’ Football School Partnerships – supported by Barclays will create the next generation of the game’s behind-the-scenes workforce by developing and growing the number of female volunteers.

    To find out more about what the Girls Football Schools Partnership in Rotherham can offer, please email football@wathacademy.com or visit https://girlsfootballinschools.org

     

        

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