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  • Homework Steering Group

    24th February 2016

    The Manor Croft Homework Steering Group has now had its second meeting and has been commissioned to improve the regularity, quality and the impact which homework has on learning.  The group consists of Academy Governors, Students, Parents and Teachers and is well on the way to formulating a much improved homework policy, which will be implemented in September 2016.  The group hope that a more project based system of tasks, alongside more traditional homework tasks will help strengthen learning and foster in

  • Champion Schools Yorkshire Semi Final

    10th February 2016

    After the Huddersfield Giants evening earlier in the week the Year 8 rugby team put in an excellent performance against a really strong Malet Lambert (Hull) squad.

    Manor Croft won the game 29 - 22 with an outstanding team ethic, discipline and team performance.

    The Year 8 rugby team will now progress to the Champion School Yorkshire Final which is due to be played on the 14th of April (KO time TBC).

    Well done lads

    Mr Young and Mr Audsley

  • Year 8 Prevent / Extremism Workshops

    10th February 2016

    On Wednesday 10th February the Kirklees Prevent Team were in school to deliver a series of workshops specifically designed to address the issues of extremism and radicalisation in society.  Year 8 students were immersed in lively debates surrounding these issues and their awareness of such an important topic was raised considerably.

  • Kirklees Youth Summit

    9th February 2016

    On Tuesday 9th February the Kirklees Youth Summit was held at Manor Croft in the main hall from 4.00 pm until 6.00 pm.  Young people from five high schools in Dewsbury and Mirfield attended the summit which was led by Kirklees Council.  Local councillors, youth workers, teachers and young people were actively engaged in debating the important issues affecting young people in the local area and the awareness of local issues was raised significantly.  Michelle Ross, organiser, said "It was a fantastic evening

  • Visit to Huddersfield Giants

    8th February 2016

    On Monday 8th February the Year 8 rugby team were invited to the training facilities of the Huddersfield Giants.  The students had a tour of the facilities by the scholarship coaches and two bespoke training sessions; one on strength and conditioning and the other session was a ball work exercise.  The students were also given a presentation on the nutrition required for a professional rugby player delivered by Steve Hardisty who is the Huddersfield Giants Player Performance Manager.

    The students had a great

  • Parent's Engagement Forum: Meeting 3

    2nd February 2016

    On 2nd February the Manor Croft Parent's Engagement Forum convened for its third time this year to discuss the important aspect of reading.  Staff delivered workshops on the importance of reading skills to access all aspects of the curriculum and even a small number of Year 7 students attended to assist.  The main focus was to promote reading at home which will ensure that students can access all materials in examinations and class work.  The forum was a great success and very thought provoking for all invo

  • Further Education Awareness Day

    29th January 2016

    On Friday 29th January Year 10 students were treated to a Further Education Awareness Day.  During the morning student ambassadors from Leeds Beckett University, Huddersfield University, Leeds City College and Leeds College of Art visited school and worked with all Year 10 students to explain about the various courses on offer at their establishments.

    Later on in the day the whole of Year 10 visited Leeds University and Leeds Beckett University to get a complete picture of what a university campus looks and

  • Homework Steering Group

    20th January 2016

    On Wednesday 20th January Manor Croft Academy hosted its first meeting of the new Homework Steering Group in the library at 4pm.  The group will be meeting regularly to ensure that the use of homework or extended study impacts on progress more across the Academy.  It was a very productive meeting and the group will meet again on the 24th February at 4pm.

  • Sainsbury's Bag Pack

    11th December 2015

    On Friday 11th December a number of Year 7 students attended the Dewsbury Sainsbury's store to help raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  The students helped to pack customers bags from 10 am until 2.30 pm.

    Many of the staff at Sainsbury's  commented as to how polite and helpful all the children were and the volunteers from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were also very impressed.

    In fact, a member of the public was so impressed by our students that they phoned the school to congratulate them!

    Well done t

  • Reward Day 1

    10th December 2015

    The Academy organised a Roller Disco for students in years 7 - 11 who had achieved the most Reward Stamps in their year group.  Students were treated to a disco with a difference in the school sports hall which was transformed into a Roller Boot circuit for the day.  Over 280 students took part in the event and all thoroughly enjoyed it.  One Y8 student said, "It was sick Sir!" The next Reward Day will be held at the end of Term 2 where Mr Ryder hopes even more students are eligible to take part.

  • Parents Engagement Forum: Meeting 2

    3rd December 2015

    On Thursday 3rd December the MCA Parent Engagement Forum met at 6pm for their second session of the year.  The theme for the session was 'How can MCA develop its homework policy to better impact on learning in the classroom?' Over 30 parents turned out  and fully engaged in activities based on extended learning thoughout the evening.  Mr Ryder was extremely pleased with how the evening went and will be assembling a Homework Steering Group in the new year to drive this area of improvement forward. Many thank

  • More Able Students Seminar

    2nd December 2015

    On Wednesday 2nd December Mr Walton, Miss Dodds and Mr Barnett held a seminar for the More Able Students from Year 11.  There was a great attendance and lots of positive work was discussed.  The session represents part of our academy's strategy to support these students in the pursuit of excellence in their GCSEs.  Work on practical tips for success, revision, being aspirational and post-16 options was carried out (whilst enjoying some pizza!). Together the staff and students will endeavour to reach their f

  • Congratulations to the Year 11 Rugby Team

    2nd December 2015

    The Year 11 rugby team are through to the Champion Schools Yorkshire Semi Final and also the Champion Schools National Cup.  Beating Kettlethorpe 56 - 1.

     

  • Parent Pay Launch

    1st December 2015

    Parent Pay was launched on 1st December 2015.  Please contact the Finance Department if you require a duplicate letter with the activation code for your child.

  • Post 16 Event

    25th November 2015

    On Wednesday 25th November the Academy hosted it's annual Post 16 Event in the main hall. Around 20 representatives from the Post 16 education sector, such as Sixth Form Colleges, Apprenticeship providers, local and national employers, were present to discuss with students of all ages about their aspirations when they leave school. The event was primarily for students in Years 10 and 11, but was open to younger students in the Academy after school hours.  It was a great success and, speaking to a number of

  • Year 8 Rugby Success!

    24th November 2015

    The Year 8 students won their fixture in the Yorkshire Champion Schools 2nd Round, beating Woodkirk 52 points to 8!  They will now play St Wilfred's in the Yorkshire Champion Schools quarter finals.  Well done!

  • Enrichment Day 1

    9th November 2015

    On Friday 6th November Manor Croft Academy ran a full Enrichment Day for all students focusing on aspects of British Values and SMSC.  The day was a great success and visiting providers were very complimentary about how well the students worked.  

    Malc Parkes, from 'Prison Me No Way' said "Thank you for a fantastic day! The year 8 students we worked with were absolutely fantastic, very mature and asked brilliant questions and gave superb answers.  All our staff had an absolutely brilliant day and the pupils

  • Leisure and Tourism Trip

    22nd October 2015

    Year 11 students participated in a very successful Leisure and Tourism trip organised by Miss Jones.  The students went to Thorpe Park Hotel in Garforth as part of their controlled assessment.

  • Parental Engagement Forum

    16th October 2015

    Parents and friends of Manor Croft attended the Parental Engagement Forum's first meeting on 15th October and it was a great success. Presentations and discussions on Teaching, Learning and Assessment as well as Behaviour, Attendance and Progress were extremely useful and lots of great ideas were brought to the table. The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd December 2015 and the topic for discussion will be homework.

  • Well done Year 8 Rugby Team

    14th October 2015

    Congratulations to our Year 8 Rugby Team for an outstanding performance against Mirfield Free Grammar School winning 30 points to 10.  The match was an away game which took place on Tuesday 13 October 2015.