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Literacy in the Academy

Word of the Week


‘Word of the Week’ is part of the Academy’s ongoing strategy to improve students’ literacy. Students are being taught the importance of language and the need for a good vocabulary, both for their school work and as an essential life skill. There is an Academy WOW each week, displayed around school and on the website, and its use is reinforced by VMG tutors and in school assemblies. The word is designed to make students confident in their use of a range of complex words and their meanings, in a drive to improve student articulacy to even higher levels.
“As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Man grows by language.” – Sheri S. Tepper

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We are celebrating Outstanding leadership and management in our first Ofsted

We are delighted to announce the release of our latest Ofsted report which states that the academy is now a good school with outstanding leadership and management.

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  • Year 8 Guided Pathways Evening

    Year 8 Guided Pathways Evening, 5.00pm - 7.30pm. Presentations will take place in the Theatre at 5.30pm and 6.30pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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E-Safety

Learning about staying safe online is very important. At Outwood Academy Acklam we make sure our students are aware of the risks to safety that are online and what to do to stay safe.

We are committed to improving E-Safety not only in school but at home as well.

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