Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 24th November 2017

This term is always action packed but it is always great to reflect on the amount of opportunities available to our

Our year 11 students have been taking advantage of the study café facility allowing them to delve deep into key
topics/areas that they need help developing in preparation for their final exams. Students are getting ahead by
attending regular slots with their teachers after school and working on their own individual areas for development.

Year 11 students have also been part of discussions regarding our recent sixth from open evening which took
place this week. Whereas many schools are limiting their course offer at sixth form, at Lipson students have even
more choice of curriculum and vocational pathways as we work in partnership with our PLE consortium. This
means students have even more access to progression routes as they consider their future career paths beyond
post 16 and research the requirements for their ideal apprenticeships, employment routes and those top university
places that many of them are aspiring to.

Year 7 students have had the opportunity to take part in ‘BIKEABILITY’ this week and it has been great to see how dedicated they have been. We have had students undertake this opportunity at all levels – 1, 2 and 3. As a cyclist
myself, I know the importance of road safety, in particular, with the dark evenings drawing in and am very pleased at how many students took us up on the opportunity to participate in this learning how to keep themselves safe as
they cycle.


We had lots of entries for our Christmas card competition and it became very difficult to choose just one winner. This year, I decided to have two winners and congratulations go to Amelia Page and Joanna Karim. Here they are with
their winning designs. These designs will be the ones used when I write my cards on behalf of the school and will be going to schools and some key individuals citywide. All students who entered were awarded a selection box
and the two winners won a Drake Circus shopping voucher to kick-start their own Christmas shopping. Well done to all.

Last week’s staff bake off and Pudsey biscuit sale raised a total of £186.73 for Children in Need.

Preparations are done and we look forward to welcoming you at our annual Celebration Evening on Monday 27th November at the central Methodist hall. One of my favourite events on our annual calendar as we recognise achievements of our students for academic success, community involvement, sporting achievements and many more. I look forward to welcoming you there.


Mrs Lynda Budd