We are delighted to announce that Mr Lawn has been awarded ‘Headteacher of the Year’ at the annual Essex Teaching Awards. These prestigious awards took place at Hylands Park last week and are designed to acknowledge outstanding teachers, headteachers, teaching assistants, governing bodies and school teams who work in Essex.
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Click below to read the latest issue of the Herald, featuring the results of our latest House Competition, the Brilliant Club University Trip and and the announcement of our new Deputy Headteacher.
The battle was on to build the best Castle in our Year 7 House Competition last week. Students were given the chance to earn points for their House by building a historically accurate Castle from recycled/sustainable materials. There were over 30 entries and the competition was judged by fellow Year 7 students.
We welcomed theatre group ‘Alter Ego’ on Monday 27th January who performed ‘Breaking the Chain’ to Year 7 and 8 students. The drama performance is designed to raise awareness, kick-start conversations and build resilience around youth violence, and to educate students of the implications of knife crime.
Alec Hunter Academy is very proud of its status as a Stonewall School Champion. This means we are actively seeking to create a fairer, safer and more inclusive environment.
We are committed to:
- Tackling homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.
- Making our school a place where all pupils and staff are accepted without exception.
- Championing diversity and celebrating difference.
If you or your family have any concerns, or would like to contact Stonewall about any issue affecting LGBTQ+ people, you can contact their information service on 020 75931850.
Increased energy levels and an improved brain function are just two of the many benefits of keeping hydrated, so it's important to us as a school to provide our students and staff with cool drinking water throughout the day.
Our school water coolers are provided by AquAid who have given us the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves. With each purchase of a water cooler, an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build 'Elephant Pumps' - a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf and it will be a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.
Foodbank Appeal Christmas 2019 - Thank you!
Following our Braintree Area Foodbank Christmas Appeal we are delighted to confirm that 519 items were collected and donated this morning!
Thank you to all the parents, students, teachers and members of our community who kindly donated items, all of which were gratefully received by Vivian and Alison who volunteer at the foodbank. We filled a staggering nine crates with all the items donated, this included 43 tins of soup, 41 tins of vegetables, 33 bottles of shower gel, 29 packets of dried pasta and noodles and 21 tins of spaghetti!
Alec Hunter Academy is really pleased to announce that we have met the standards to be validated as a Foundation Healthy School and are very much looking forward to attending the official awards ceremony in March 2020!
Everyone at Alec Hunter Academy is delighted with another set of excellent GCSE results, maintaining the trend of recent years. 66% of the year group gained a grade 4 or better in both English and Maths, a rise of 5% on 2018, whilst 37% achieved a grade 5 or better in both, also just bettering last year’s mark. It was particularly pleasing to note the very high outcomes in English, setting a new record for the school, with 82% of students gaining a Grade 4 or better and 64% claiming a Grade 5 or above.