Computer Science STEM Trip!

#Computer Science STEM trip As part of our Computer Science curriculum and commitment to providing children enriching experiences, we have arranged for 12 pupils to visit Gateway College for a More Able Technology and Science STEM Day.  We feel this will encourage the pupils to study STEM subjects at college and university.  The trip has been arranged for Wednesday 29th June 2022. The day will give them an insight into STEM at higher level. Activities will include: Robotics – They will build and program a robot to navigate a series of obstacles E-FIT – They will use police software to create an image of a ‘criminal’ Vehicle – They will design, build and then race a simple electric vehicle Medical Diagnostics – They will be tasked with diagnosing a ‘patient’ and test for diabetes.   This event is part of a wider national competition, in which the overall winning team…

Free training for parents and carers – The AIM Group

A huge well done to staff and parents who actively accessed the Aim Group course, we had 50 people sign up and were the second highest in the Trust for engagement.  Well done to everyone. Please have a look at the courses on their website as currently these are free of charge until July.  There are various different courses and you can either complete a level 2 or 3 course – they are available to 19 year olds and over.   The AIM Group – Apprenticeships, Free Qualifications and Pre-Employability Courses

May Half Term Food Provision for vulnerable families

May half term In partnership with Samworth Brothers, Leicester City are offering the pop up pantry scheme at 5 venues across the city, starting on 26 – 29 May 2022.  This will give parents the opportunity to choose food for their children for the half-term.  This offer has limited space and therefore parents are required to register in advance. Please read the information sheet and the use the website link May half term food offer – Leicester City Council to register if you meet the following criteria: receive benefits-related free school meals who are in full time school (4 to 16 years) live in Leicester City or attend a city school if they live outside of Leicester Those families needing additional support i.e. vulnerable children Parents must register for a venue by Tuesday 10 May, using the online form found within the information sheet.   The registration window closes early to allow Samworth Brothers enough time to arrange supplies for the…

Year 11 Leavers Hoodies and Yearbooks

Year 11 Leavers’ Hoodies and Yearbooks are now ready to purchase directly from the supplier using the link and code below: Link: https://spc-yearbooks.myshopify.com/products/orchard-mead-academy-le5-1rt-hoodie-2022?ls=EGn193uATfKsxiLSGtW_4g Passcode: 68554 There is a sample hoodie in the Year 11 office if you wish to check sizing.    

Harborough Big Band Concert- Thursday 16th June

To book your free ticket complete your booking here: BOOKING FORM   We are delighted to announce that Harborough Big Band will be hosting a free concert on Thursday 16th June for our school community! It will be brilliant.   Read about the band below: Harborough Big Band Harborough Big Band is a community-based Big Band established originally as Brass Wind and Fire in 2005. The band has a traditional big band line up of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section plus singers and is made up of a group of passionate music lovers, each with years of musical experience, who pride themselves on performing to the highest of musical standards. Led by Musical Director Tony Rifugiato, the bands’ repertoire ranges from 1940’s big band sounds, such as Summertime and Fly Me to the Moon, through to modern classics including Skyfall and Mercy. As a community-based band, we not only…

Amended timings for behaviour system

  We are making some changes to the timings of our Internal Exclusion and C3/Removal room. From week commencing 2nd May, the timings will change to: Internal Exclusion: 10 am to 4 pm C3/Removal Room: 8.30 am to 3.30 pm   This is to improve the effectiveness of both systems.    

Public consultation for proposed Scraptoft Lane zebra crossing

Leicester City Council are proposing to install a zebra crossing on Scraptoft Lane. This is likely to be of benefit to some of Orchard Mead students who walk to school.   We would like to know what people think about the proposed crossing and so a public consultation starts on Thursday 28th April 2022 until Monday 23rd May 2022.   The consultation can be completed online at https://consultations.leicester.gov.uk/transport/scraptoft-lane   Details of the scheme can be found on the consultation site.   If you can find the time to complete the consultation, we would be very grateful. Thank you.  

School closed -Tuesday 3rd May

  As the Queen celebrates her Platinum Jubilee this year, to mark this historical event, the government announced that the 3rd of June 2022 is a Bank Holiday. As this holiday falls within June half term (Mon 30 May – Fri 3 June 2022) all Trust schools will be closed on Tuesday 3 May 2022. This date will be treated as an additional statutory day. Read all about the events planned to celebrate the Queens Jubilee here: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022

Consultation on the expansion of the Orchard Mead Academy DSP

Consultation on the expansion of the Orchard Mead Academy DSP (Designated Specialist Provision) Orchard Mead Academy is proposing the expansion of the DSP on its site from 5 to 12 students across Key Stages 3 and 4. This is a unit funded by the Local Authority and admissions are open to pupils from across Leicester. The consultation period runs from Monday 25 April to Monday 23 May 2022 and allows anyone with an interest (for example parents, other schools and the local community) to comment. You can comment by emailing [email protected] Consultation DSP Orchard Mead Academy 2022

UK Intermediate Maths Challenge 2022

  Enrichment in Mathematics   Well done to all the Year 10 and 11 students who participated in the UK Intermediate Mathematics Challenge 2022, in February. The following students achieved a high score qualifying for an award:   Year 10 William – Bronze Omar  – Bronze Vrut  – Bronze Harsh – Bronze Leona – Bronze Samir – Silver Micheal – Silver George– Silver (and best in year)   Year 11 George– Bronze Ismail- Bronze Lilly – Bronze Musse  – Bronze Lula – Bronze Zayan  – Silver Abdou-Allah – Silver Leo – Silver Trishna – Silver Saad – Silver (and best in year)   The Trust that runs this and other competitions annually across the UK was founded in 1996 and aims to “advance the education of young people in mathematics.” Their “enrichment activities aim to open young people’s minds to the breadth and depth of mathematics.” For further information including…

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