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Start Of Term

August 22, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Allman

Hope everyone has had a great Summer Holiday.

Term Starts as follows:-

Years 7 & 12 Wednesday 3rd September 2014 at 8.45am

Years 8, 9, 10, 11 & 13 Thursday 4th September at 8.45am

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Results Day

August 20, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs D Bridges

GCSE/LEVEL 2 RESULTS ~Thursday 21st August

RESULTS AVAILABLE FROM 9.00AM

COLLECTION FROM THE SIXTH FORM BLOCK

If you want someone to pick up your results on your behalf, please send in a signed note indicating who the person is and ask them to bring along a form of ID.

 

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A-Level Results – Summer 2014

August 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Allman

Pool Hayes Arts & Community School – A-Level Results – Summer 2014

Pool Hayes Arts & Community School has secured excellent Sixth Form results this summer and seen a huge improvement from previous years.

The average A-Level grades have risen to a C, and the average point scores have increased significantly, so the vast majority of students have secured their apprenticeships or first choice university places, several even being offered places at higher ranked universities than those which they had initially applied to.

Natalie Dale, Assistant Headteacher – Sixth Form, stated: “These improvements are testimony to the hard-working students and staff at the school, and come on the back of significant investment in the Sixth Form study area and provision, as well as improvements in teaching, targeted support and our popular Saturday School”.

Notable successes include:

Claire Simpson – AAA                  Jack Frogatt – Dist+ / Dist + / Dist

Chloe Ball – ABB                          Paige Brookes Dist+ / Dist + / Dist

Jessica Maiden – ABBC               Thomas Dean – Dist+ / Dist + / C

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 Claire Simpson and Chloe Ball  celebrating their excellent A-Level grades.

“We are working hard to transform the school into one that stands out in Walsall so it is fantastic to see that the changes we are putting in place are already reaping rewards for our students”  commented Matt Allman, Headteacher.

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What Do I Need Maths For?

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr M Allman

The mantra of “I’m no good at Maths” is a common one in the world – many people would never dream of saying they cannot read, but are ready to say that they cannot do Maths.

As part of making Maths relevant and engaging at Pool Hayes, we have been working in small groups on a design projects to help develop skills in ratio, as well as reflecting on design and patterns in the world of fashion.

These mini-projects are planned to help students understand key concepts, but also to make them understand that Maths can be applied in a wider range of places. They tell students that Maths is fun, Maths is engaging, maths is relevant – you just have to recognise when you are using it.

Any parents who can point out to their children over the Summer Break were they are using Maths would be doing the school, and their child, a huge favour in keeping their eye on why the subject is such a critical one for everyday life.

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Black Country Dance Day Success

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Miss A Williams

On Saturday 12th July Walsall’s Arboretum hosted “Big Dance” a project that celebrates dance and the collaboration of Black Country Schools and Youth Companies supported by the Black Country Dance Hub.  The theme of the day was based on sightseers seven different performances that make you look at your surroundings and each other with new eyes.

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The sun shone throughout the day and gradually the arboretum gathered with passers-by, Mums and pushchairs, runners and dog walkers all intrigued to see what was going on.  As the show began more and more people surrounded the bandstand and sat down to watch the performances that consisted of partner work, games and picnic props such as books, cups and bags.

All of the performers on the day were stars and it was fantastic to see so many people involved in the “Big Dance” project.  It is a pleasure to see that these dance opportunities are being offered at such a high standard to Primary Schools straight through to Secondary and outside of school Youth companies.  The professionalism of the performers was a credit to all of their schools like true performers they danced with control, accuracy and determination.

I would like to say well done and thank you again to the Black Country Dance Hub, all of the girls for representing the company and Pool Hayes and all of the parents, without your support none of this would be possible.

Miss Williams

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MADE City Builder Academy Experience

July 18, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs J Rivett

MADE by Pool Hayes

Three students from Pool Hayes attended a week long experience at the MADE City Builder Academy in Birmingham. The focus was on architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering, ecology and other built environment careers.

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Mitchell wrote ‘Made offered a good experience to learn about architecture and what grades and degrees I need to help me get a job as one. One of the tasks was to analyse a site and design a model whilst taking into consideration the surrounding area, economy and environment. Our group  came joint first and all said how much they had enjoyed the experience and that working with professional people gave them a real insight into the work that they do.’

Reece said ‘I really enjoyed the week. I had fun and it was very beneficial to me as it gave me a deeper understanding of my desired career, Architecture. During the week we learnt about different aspects of the built environment as well as hearing from professionals about their work. We also visited an architect’s practice, to experience the work environment. Another visit was to the Cube in Birmingham. Our task was to design and create a city block using models, supported by a presentation. It was definitely worthwhile as I have a better understanding of architecture and now have valuable experience to add to my CV.

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Bryntysilio 2014

July 16, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr K Franklin

Our Week at Bryntysilio by Laura Carless

On Monday 30th June 2014, 21 sixth form pupils, along with Mr Franklin and Miss Hathaway, engaged in an action packed week at the Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre, Wales.

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Polesworth MX Success

July 16, 2014 in Front Page News by Mrs M Jones

A big congratulations to Liam Edwards for finishing in 3rd place when he competed in the Polesworth  MX competition last weekend. There were 14 riders who took part in three races and Liam said that he was determined to try his best and his hard work and determination paid off. Well done Liam.

Polesworth

 

 

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Pool Hayes Schools Athletics Champions 2014

July 15, 2014 in Front Page News, Sports News by Mr A Banbery

Pool Hayes Walsall Schools Athletics Champions 2014

“ITS A HATRICK!!”

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Three years at the very pinnacle of Walsall Schools Athletics means that our fantastic Pool Hayes pupils have done it yet again against the very best in Walsall, making this three consecutive years as champions.

Pool Hayes Athletics Squad won the first ever “Keith Read Memorial Trophy” (for overall Walsall Schools Champions), which was awarded by Mr Read’s sister at Alexander Stadium on Thursday 3rd July.

Students have trained exceptionally hard this year and have proven that hard work and determination pay off at the very highest level.

The key to winning was a massive team effort and with boys teams on 160 points and girls on 161, the combined effort of all pupils meant we finished at the top of the pile in Walsall. results were..

Pool Hayes 1st
St Francis 2nd
Shire Oak 3rd

Well done to the students who worked so hard in the months leading up to this incredible sporting success. Your hard work has paid off.
A Banbery

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Summer Concert

July 14, 2014 in Front Page News by Mr P Hickman

Summer Concert 2014