20 members of the dedicated Abbey Hill staff team are now ‘Senior MOVE Practitioners’.
Work on our sensory garden is well underway.
At Abbey Hill Academy, we aim to provide a world class provision for young people who access highly specialised teaching, outstanding pastoral care and a range of dedicated services.
Our strongest intention is to ensure that all our young people are well prepared for adulthood and achieve their true potential.
At Abbey Hill Academy we strongly believe that the curriculum should provide a broad and balanced, inspiring experience for all students. All our students are unique and so the challenge for us is to create an innovative and motivating curriculum that meets the needs of every single young person in our care.
Our Key Stage 4 curriculum is focused on offering our students key learning experiences that will prepare them for the future. Core skills in reading, writing, communication, Mathematics, ICT, science, art, PSHE, enterprise and PE form our core curriculum and are delivered by specialists at the appropriate level. We then enhance this core learning with a wide range of vocational subjects that have been chosen by our students. Our vocational options are delivered through our Open Award Skills for Further Learning and Employment Diploma - "Preparing for Adulthood".
All these subjects credit the SFLE Diploma at Entry Level 1, 2 or 3.
Digital Media (Photography)
Food, Drink and Hospitality
Hair and Beauty
Sport, Health and Fitness
Land Based Studies - NEW
Students at Abbey Hill Academy look forward to Tuesday and Thursday afternoon sessions. They love active learning in subjects that they have chosen. Our students have wonderful career dreams and aspirations and our Open Award Diploma allows them to investigate potential future life choices through very real, challenging and engaging experiences.
Students moving in to year 10 or 11 next September will be asked to look at options choices over the May half term holiday. Look out for our ‘Preparing for Adulthood: Dreams and Aspirations’ booklet coming out soon.
Families and students can speak to tutors over the phone if they need advice and support.
The Abbey Hill community is working harder than ever!
Abbey Hill Academy is open and we actively encourage all children to attend school.
We continue to do what we have always done in terms of academic achievement; we look at what our children can do right now and build from there. Our students have come back to school with fantastic attitudes to learning.
We want our children to remain in school, so please continue to support our community by conducting testing twice weekly with your child. This will help keep us all safe.
Please continue to follow government guidance out of school hours to keep our community safe.
Advice and information related to Coronavirus in school
See the most up to date guidance for parents and carers here
As a school community we continue to follow the national government guidance: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Follow this link to NHS.UK: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Follow this link for updated local guidance: https://www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus
For student on-going health support, please call our local NHS foundation trust staff on 03333202302.
For COVID-19 related community support call Catalyst support on 01642 733906 or follow this link: https://www.catalyststockton.org/covid-19-community-support/
Please see our Abbey Hill Coronavirus Risk Assessment here
I must extend my thanks to schools across the Borough for all the work they have done to set up testing and support a safe return to school.
School attendance has remained very high this week and it’s clear to me that all our schools are very keen to ensure children are back for their education and to catch-up with their friends.
We are supporting schools as they follow the national guidance on in-school testing and comply with the requirement for secondary school pupils to wear a face mask.
We are also reminding people without symptoms who live with (or are in a childcare or support bubble with) children who go to school/college that the national advice is to undertake twice-weekly testing to help keep our schools safe.
You can find details of the testing options available at the bottom of our testing web page www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus/testing.