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  • Face Covering Update - 14/05/2021

    Published 14/05/21
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  • Engineering Apprenticeship opportunity - Flixborough

    Published 14/05/21

    GWS Engineers Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, hands-on individual to join our Engineering Apprenticeship programme.

    GWS Engineers Ltd

    GWS Engineers are the UK’s leading specialist manufacturers of large Industrial Vacuum Equipment. All manufacturing work is carried out at our Flixborough Industrial Estate site. We also operate the UK’s largest hire fleet of heavy-duty industrial vacuum equipment which requires maintaining and servicing. 

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  • Shine Winners Workshop

    Published 11/05/21

    On Thursday 6th May three Y8 students from our academy took part in the Shine Winners Workshop via Zoom with TES (Times Educational Supplement) along with two other schools. This was one of the prizes that the AX News team won for the Best Newspaper award category in 2020 in the Shine School Media Awards annual competition.

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  • Our 'Axholme Angels' did us proud

    Published 30/04/21

    Four of our learners from year 10 took part in a “Maths Feast” competition organised by the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme and the MEI, the Mathematics Education Innovation.

    The Advanced Mathematics Support Programme is a government-funded initiative. It aims to increase participation in Core Maths, AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics, and improve the teaching of these level 3 maths qualifications.

    The programme provides national support for teachers and students in state-funded schools and colleges in England. Additional support is offered in key areas so that, whatever their gender, background or location, students can choose their best post-16 maths pathway and have access to high quality teaching.

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  • Thank you to Drax for donating Chromebooks & Routers

    Published 29/04/21

    The Axholme Academy would like to say thank you to Drax for donating 10 Chromebooks and 10 Routers as part of their ‘Mobilising a Million’ project which will be invaluable to the students.

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  • The Ax@Easter Newsletter

    Published 31/03/21
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  • BAE Virtual Work Experience

    Published 26/03/21

    Virtual Work Experience - BAE Systems Applications open for April 2021! I’m pleased to confirm that we are launching our first ever virtual Work Experience at Electronic Systems, Rochester next month! (As these are virtual, we can open to more schools) On the document attached, the website shows all the current offerings we have (under our business unit of Electronic Systems). We will be running work experience in April, July and October as well as running something called Engineering Taster Week in July too!

                   Our first cohort week is set for 12th – 16th April.

    The work experience is applicable for those aged between 14-16 years old. Further details, including how to apply, can be found on the attached document. Please click on the  link  if you would like to apply to join the programme.



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  • Venn Colleges Career and Progression Event

    Published 23/03/21

    I am delighted to be able to extend the invitation to all Y11 students to our annual Careers and Progression evening with all the Venn Colleges (JLC, Franklin, Wyke, Wilberforce and Scarborough.) 

    The event will feature local employers and universities from across the UK as well as ten webinars on essential topics such as Degree Apprenticeships, Careers in Law and Medicine, University offers and many more.

    The event will enable students and parents to visit exhibition stands and chat to representatives, view information and videos, download information and take part in webinars in the virtual auditorium.

    Please CLICK HERE to register.

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  • 100 LAP CHALLENGE RAISES £815!!!

    Published 11/03/21

    I would like to say once again, a huge thanks to all of you that supported the 100 Lap Challenge. There is always a hardcore of support for any challenge like this that we set and I feel it really shows the community spirit that is a big part of our Academy.

    £815 is a fantastic total and I am sure Sheffield Children’s Hospital will be delighted with the funds raised. I also hope that it may have spurred some of you on to be more active and get out in the fresh air more often. The physical and mental benefits of exercise in the great outdoors have never been more valuable than during these national lockdowns.

    Thanks for your support, 

    Mr L. Beesley

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  • Virtual Fair UK University & Apprenticeship Search

    Published 11/03/21

    Upcoming Virtual Spring Events

    Reminder - the UK University & Apprenticeship Search Virtual Fair is taking place next week on Wednesday 17th March from 12 - 6pm.  Students, teachers and parents can register for their free place here.

    Our January event was a huge success, over 28,000 students registered and we answered over 20,000 student questions!

    Don’t worry if you missed out - due to popular demand we've added a second date on 17th March with even more universities (100+) attending including Oxford, Manchester, Glasgow, Swansea, Queen's Belfast, Reading, Kent, Greenwich and the National Apprenticeships Service. We’ll also be hosting a series of new webinars to help guide you no matter where you are in the decision making process.

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  • Raising Aspirations Week

    Published 09/03/21

    JLC Raising Aspirations Week (Virtual Career Events)

    TODAY -  3.15pm - 4pm : The Big Bang STEM Event

                    Science, Technology (Computing), Engineering & Electronics, Maths

    Other events this week - register on our website >> Click here.

    Tuesday 9th March: An Evening with the Arts

                    Creative Arts, Performing Arts & Media

    Wednesday 10th March: An Evening of Culture & Languages

                    English, Spanish, French

    Thursday 11th March: Exploring society

                    Social Sciences, Humanities, Business & Law

    Friday 12th March: Are you inspired by our Public Sector heroes?

                    Public Services, Health, Childcare & Sport

    For further information please contact 

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  • The Ax@home Newsletter - Issue 21

    Published 05/03/21
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