Mr Owen’s Blog this week:
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, with a focus on relationships. Here at the Academy, we take the mental health and wellbeing of our students and staff very seriously. I’m pleased to say that we have an amazingly caring team who really go the extra mile to look out for our students and support them through difficulties they may face, and an Academy-wide ethos of health education that aims to teach our students to look after their own mental and physical wellbeing. The relationship between the staff and students is one of respect and care and I feel passionate that this makes for the optimal learning environment where everyone can reach their full potential.
One of the things that is known to benefit mental health is staying active. As the Academy expands and grows we are keen to build on the facilities we provide our students and the wider community, and to this end we plan to add an additional 3G pitch to our grounds. Our existing one is hugely popular and takes regular bookings in evenings and weekends, so we know there is local demand. As a keen footballer myself, I enjoy the social aspect of team sport and I know I really benefit from the fresh air and adrenaline that makes such a change from a high-pressure job. I’d encourage anyone to make time for a physical activity and fresh air to stay well and content with life.
There are lots of stories, ideas and tips on the above website, take a look and you might find something that resonates with you!
“The safeguarding of students’ health and well-being is outstanding” Ofsted May 2015
A Message from Mr Owen:
“I’d like to take the opportunity to wish each and every student who will be embarking on their GCSEs next week all the very best. This is when all your hard work and revision will begin to pay off as you show the examiners just how much you know and what you can do. It can be a nerve-wracking time, and I’d like you all to remember that every member of Academy staff is right behind you. Look after yourselves, get plenty of sleep and go for it!”
I am delighted to be writing to you to offer you the opportunity to purchase a Class of 2016 Leavers Hoody for your child.
All of the students have the opportunity to purchase a hoody. It is essential that their orders are placed in plenty of time so that they don’t miss out. There will only be one order; students will not be able to place orders after 6th May 2016. The cost for a hoody is £24.00 and an upgrade to a premium style or the addition of a nickname costs an extra £3.50.
If you would like to buy a hoody, please make sure you hand in the slip with full payment by 6th May 2016. I cannot stress this deadline enough as we do not want anyone to be disappointed! The school will not be ordering any spare hoodies so if your child later wishes they’d ordered one once they see them, unfortunately it will be too late!
Please see the full letter below for more details and a reply slip, this must be returned TOMORROW Friday 6th May 2016!
Leavers Hoodies Letter – 24/04/16
On Friday 6th May Manchester Health Academy staff and students are invited to add something stripey to their outfit and help raise funds for Wythenshawe Hall. £1 for students and £2 for staff.
Please join in and support the restoration of this local historical landmark which was recently badly damaged in a fire.
Please note, no hoodies to be worn.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Read Mr Owen’s blog this week and take an interesting quiz that will give you insights into your strengths, challenges and what sorts of careers you might enjoy most.