Return to School (after Summer)

We’d like to wish you an enjoyable and restful break over the Summer holiday. The East Manchester Academy will re-open to students on Wednesday 6th September 2017. We will have a staggered start to the day, with Year 7 and Year 11 in at 8.15am and Year 8, 9 and 10 in at 9.35am.


Results Day

GCSE Results Day is on Thursday 24th August 2017.

More events and school holidays can be found on our Calendar.


ParentPay

From September 2017 payments will only be accepted online via the ParentPay website. Please see the letter below and our ParentPay instructions for more details.

ParentPay Letter (July 2017)

ParentPay

paypoint-logo

From September 2017 payments will only be accepted online via the ParentPay website or by cash at a PayPoint at local retailers* therefore cash will no longer be accepted in school for these items.

Paying online gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your money reaches school safely.

*Many high street shops and local retailers now have a PayPoint facility on the premises where you can also add funds to your account.


ParentPay is an online payment service used by our school. It allows parents/carers to make safe and secure online payments for things like dinner money and school trips. Please follow the link above to access ParentPay and login to your account.


How to use ParentPay

Step 1 – Have your activation letter ready, once received
Step 2 – Login to www.parentpay.com
(a link to ParentPay can be always be found on this page under ‘Parents’ on the main menu)
Step 3 – Follow instructions to activate your account
Step 4 – Select ‘Pay for items’

You can find more useful guidance and answers to many questions on the Parent FAQs page of the ParentPay website.

Parent Pay Fller TEMA

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Expedition – Year 9/10

Duke Of Edinburgh – Bronze Expedition (07/07/17 – 09/07/17)

 

Friday

On Friday Morning, we travelled to Glenbrook in Derbyshire. Once we arrived, we setup our tents and familiarised ourself with our new surroundings. At 5pm we had to plan our route using a map, compass and a data sheet in preparation for our expedition walk the following day. Once we finished we had team races on the obstacle course which was located on site.

Saturday

Saturday – the main bronze expedition walk. We loaded our rucksacks with lots of food and drinks to make sure that we were going to be well hydrated during the walk as it was a very hot day. The walk was 14km and we needed to keep our energy up for the trip. It was a long walk but we completed it in good time and even managed to do an extension to the route! Once we got back to the campsite we were exhausted and had to cook our own dinner on the trangia (cooker pot).

Sunday

On the final day, students had their breakfast early and were later told to pack up their tent and equipment safely. Once this was completed students were ready to leave and the teachers checked everything to make sure the place was cleaned to a high standard – which it was. The minibus arrived and we made the journey back to Manchester.

Nabeel – Year 10

Reporting Hate Crime

Important information from the Greater Manchester Police on how to report hate crime.

It’s unacceptable for you to be targeted because of your race or religion. That is Hate Crime and we won’t tolerate it. If it happens to you or someone you know please report it. Call the Police on 101 (999 in an emergency) or visit letsendhatecrime.com for more information.

Let’s end Hate Crime. #WeStandTogether

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • Disability
  • Race or Ethnicity
  • Religion or Belief
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Transgender Identity

Community Support Officers

Alternatively you might prefer to contact a local Community Support Officer:

4ct Limited
The Grange Community Resource Centre
Pilgrim Drive,
Beswick
M11 3TQ

0161 230 1420
www.4ct.org.uk

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1600hrs


Al-Hilal Community Project
425 Cheetham Hill Road
Cheetham Hill
Manchester
M8 0PF

0161 205 6663

Mon – Thursday
1600 – 1900hrs

Friday
1400 – 1900hrs


Breakthrough UK
Kevin Hyett Suite
Abraham Moss Centre
Crescent Road
Crumpsall
M8 5UF

0161 234 3950
www.breakthrough-uk.co.uk

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1700hrs


Eastland Homes
Victoria Street
Manchester
M11 2NX

0161 274 2390

Mon – Fri
0845 – 1630hrs


Europia
Ada House
2nd Floor
77 Thomspon Street
Manchester
M4 5FY

0161 833 8823
www.europia.org.uk

Mon – Sat
1000 – 1900hrs


Manchester Jewish Museum
190 Cheetham Hill Rd
Manchester
M8 8LW

www.manchesterjewishmuseum.com

Sun – Thurs
1000 – 1600hrs

Friday
1000 – 1300hrs


Manchester Learning Disability Partnership
Crescent Bank
Humphrey Street
Crumpsall
Manchester
M8 9JS

0161 861 2958


Manchester People First
3 Broughton Street
Cheetham Hill
Manchester
M8 8RF

0161 839 3700
www.manpf.org/hatecrimemanches.thml

Mon – Fri
0900 – 1530hrs


Mosscare Manchester East New Roundhouse
1328-1330 Ashton Old Rd
Openshaw
M11 1JG

0161 371 6570
www.mosscare.org.uk

Mon, Wed, Fri
0830 – 1230hrs

Tue and Thursday
1330 – 1630hrs


Revive
187 Grey Mare Lane
Beswick
M11 3ND

0161 223 5668

Tue – Thu
0900 – 1700hrs


Wai Yin Society
66-68 Swan Street
Ancoats
M4 5JU

0161 833 0377
www.waiyin.org.uk

Mon – Fri
0930 – 1730hrs

The New GCSEs and Grading System

Information from the Department for Education about the new GCSEs and their grading system.

Is your child studying for GCSEs?

If so, you might be interested to know that GCSEs in England are changing.

Please take a look at the download below to find out more about the changes, and how this might affect your child(ren):

GCSE Factsheet for Parents

Announcing our New Prefect Team for 2017/18

After much deliberation our new Head Boy/Girl, Deputy Head Boy/Girl and Prefects for the 2017/18 academic year have been finalised.

The bar was set extremely high this year with student applications and presentations of the highest standards, making the final decision on all appointments very difficult for the Senior Leadership Team. The students have now received their ties, badges and lanyards ready to start their new ambassadorial role at the Academy.

Congratulations to our successful candidates and well done to all students who were involved in the application process:

Head Boy / Head Girl

Head Boy: Nathan | Head Girl: Tiffany

Deputy Head Boy / Deputy Head Girl

Deputy Head Boy: Jacob | Deputy Head Girl: Kiran


Senior Prefects

Mason, Elphy, Gisi, Farnesy, Aaron, Ben, Corey, Maisie, Raheemot, Sharon, Aishat, Nia, Jaqueline, Marie


Prefects

Nabeel, Emmanuelah, Louise, Travis, Jay, Richmond, Shannon, Lewis, Deshaun, Saime, Sharisse, Oliver, Jemma, Benny, Valerie, Janet, Prince, Bobby, Mostafa, Amy, Faith, Jason, Kaycee Ryan, Salahudin, Flavour, Ellie, Jonilson, Shahad, Souleymane, Connor

Barcelona Trip 2018

Information regarding the educational trip to Barcelona in July 2018, including the parent letter and details on how to pay.

Parent letter – Barcelona Trip

How to Pay

  1. Login to ParentPay (login details can be obtained from the school admin team if you don’t have one)
  2. From the homepage click on ‘pay for other items’
  3. When you see Barcelona Trip 2018 click on ‘view’
  4. Add the sum of £100 for the deposit (or any amount above this if you wish to make an over-payment), then click on ‘add to basket’
  5. Click on ‘view basket and pay’
  6. Click on ‘pay now’
  7. You will then be asked to add your card details

A non-refundable deposit of £100 must be paid on ParentPay by Monday 17th July 2017.

Please note: If you would like to pay the balance earlier than is outlined in the payment schedule, please feel free to do so as long as the minimum payment for each month is made on time.

Thank you for supporting your child in being able to visit Barcelona with the MFL department and thank you for your continued support in making your payments in a timely fashion.

Arrangements for Results Day 2017

GCSE Results day is on Thursday 24th August 2017. Results will be available for you to collect in school between 10.00am and 12.00pm. Please do not attend any earlier as results will not be available.

Results will not be given out over the telephone but if you are unable to collect your results in person, they can be collected by someone else. Please complete the details in the download below (this has also been posted to you) and return the letter to Mr P McNulty, Exams Officer. Results will not be given to any other person without this written consent and the nominated person will need to bring some form of identification when collecting your results, ie passport, driving licence, birth certificate, etc.

If you wish to collect your results personally and you are unable to do so on this day, then you can collect them from the school on Friday 25th August between 9.00am and 12.00pm, or between 9.00am and 3.30pm from Tuesday 5th September onwards.

Please note if you do not wish for your results to be published in the local media, you must contact the Academy by Friday 11th August. If we do not hear anything from you by this date, your results will be included.

Certificates arrive in school about three months after you have received your results. Certificates will be presented to students at an Awards Ceremony, to which you will be invited. We will notify you of the date and time of this ceremony later in the year.

We look forward to seeing you on the day.

Student Letter – Results Day August 2017

Revision and Exam Information

Important information for Students and Parents/Carers of students who are taking their examinations.

Parent Letter – Exam Preparation (May 2017)

GCSE examinations can be a worrying prospect for students and they will be under a great deal of pressure with coursework deadlines and examination preparation. Parents/Carers may find it difficult to support their children through this time. This page includes information from subjects and possible strategies and information that may help you with this support.

Please ensure that you:

  • Ensure that your child attends school regularly and on time
  • Talk to your child about their learning, work they have to do and deadlines
  • Contact your child’s tutor if you have any questions or concerns
  • Attend Parents’ evening
  • Check the examination timetable and ensure they understands when their exams take place

Practical Support that you can offer:

  • Provide your child with a quiet place to study
  • Make sure they take regular breaks
  • Ensure that they eat healthy food and drink plenty of water
  • Test your child on the work they have been revising or encourage older siblings to test them
  • Ensure that they go to bed at a reasonable time and get enough sleep
  • Ensure that they revise thoroughly for both the mock and final examinations

Timetables

Summer Exam Timetable (2017)

Year 10 End of Year Exams Timetable

KS3 End of Year Exams Timetable

Year 11 Subject Info (Booklet)


Useful Links

Online Revision Planners:

Dealing with Exam Stress:

Parents’ Guide:

Year 11 Study Leave

Having reviewed the provision for Year 11 examinations, we have decided that students will begin their study leave on Monday 5th June 2017. This will allow them the opportunity to work independently in preparation for their examinations. For any subjects where the examination hasn’t taken place, our expectation is that students should still attend lessons.

Any student who wishes to revise in school will be welcome to do so, either in the lessons that they are timetabled to attend or in the Study Zone. We hope that this will allow all students to prepare for their examinations in the best possible way.

For morning examinations, students should be in school at 8.00am for revision. For afternoon examinations, they should be in school at 12.45pm for revision.