“The room was warm and clean, the curtains drawn …” the classic short tale of ‘The Lamb to the Slaughter’ unfolded lesson by lesson throughout the day as students took part in shared reading.
As part of World Book Day our readers in Year 7 to 9 enjoyed this ‘story with a twist’ from the celebrated author, Roald Dahl, learning of a very usual murder weapon and an ingenious way of disposing of it!
TNHA are holding a non-uniform day on Friday 13 March (£1 cash payable on entry to the academy by students taking part).
A ‘fun run’ will also take place during Lesson 5 (students wishing to join in must bring an additional £1 cash payable on the way to the sports field before starting the run). Trainers are essential! Those not taking part will continue with usual lessons.
We are certain you will join us in wishing Pale Tulip well in her appearance at Crufts! The ‘Bond-Green’ family, who have two children studying at TNHA, admit to being “total novices”. However, this gorgeous ‘home bred’ puppy qualified for the ‘big league’ at her first ever championship show.
French Bulldogs are classed as a utility breed and she will appear in the ‘minor puppy’ class for those aged 6 to 9 months. TNHA students & staff have no doubt she will simply ' steal the show'!
Pale Tulip (left) with her sister Penny Rose
We would like to invite you to the Good Teenager Mental Health: Parent Awareness Coffee Morning on Tuesday 3rd March at 11:30 - 12:30. The event is now on our Parents Evening System, we would be grateful if you could log-in and confirm your attendance and how many people will be attending. A link to the parents evening system is below please direct any queries with the Parents Evening System to our Data Officer, Kate Winter – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nicholas Hamond Academy Coffee Mornings
Our job at The Nicholas Hamond Academy is support our students in the best possible way. We do this by working closely with charities, external agencies and parents.
As parents of our students, we invite you to attend coffee mornings held at The Nicholas Hamond Academy which will discuss important issues that are relevant to parents of teenagers. We will be inviting experts to lead discussions and give invaluable information and tips.
Good Teenager Mental Health: Parent Awareness - Tuesday 3rd March at 11:30 - 12:30.
Come and hear from the YMCA, a charity working to improve the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Find out how you can support your teenager and understand how the Academy supports our students. We will also discuss how we support those students experiencing difficulties.
Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties - Wednesday 25th March at 11:30 - 12:30.
Find out how we support our students to overcome and remove these barriers to learning and ways you can further support your teenager at home.
Online Safety – Tuesday 28thApril 12:30 – 1:30
Come and hear from Alison from eSafe, the programme we use to keep students safe online in school. You will also have the opportunity to ask about ways you can keep your teenager safe at home.
LGBTQ+ - Thursday 7th May at 11:30 - 12:30.
We are proud of all our students at TNHA; come along to find out how we support our LGBTQ+ students. You will also have the opportunity to discuss ways you can further support your teenager at home.
ADHD - Tuesday 19th May at 12:30 - 1:30.
Find out how we can work together to ensure students with ADHD are fully supported. Meet the ADHD nurse to have all your questions answered.
Safer Relationships - Wednesday 10th June at 12:30 - 1:30.
Find out how to support your teenager to develop safe relationships, the warning signs to look out for and how to deal with controlling and coercive behaviour.
SEND for new parents to TNHA - Thursday 25th June at 11:30 - 12:30.
The transition to Secondary School can be a worrying time for students and parents; please come along to ask any questions you may have and to learn about how we support students with SEND at TNHA. Please feel free to contact Mrs Bernard, our SENDCo, to discuss the move to high school at any time via email@example.com.
To book please use the School Comms. Spaces are limited, so please book quickly.
Frying pans at the ready, our intrepid team of 'pancake flippers' entered the annual pancake race in the town organised by the Swaffham and District Lions Club. As the sun shone they followed the age old tradition competing for the highly sought after winners ‘engraved frying pan’.
Just pipped at the post in the final heat - we are eagerly looking forward to trying our skills at next year’s event!
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Re-launching our Anti-Bullying Ambassador Programme a group of volunteer students are available at break and lunch for those who may have worries or issues and find it easier to talk to their peers.
Ensuring a quick and effective response is the goal of all at TNHA and these excellent students are helping in this endeavour.
TNHA was delighted to welcome Baroness Hayman GBE whose talk to students on the nature of the House of Lords and House of Commons was inspiring. She is certainly well qualified, being the first elected Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, serving on the privy-council committee and being youngest ever MP (one of only twenty-seven women MPs in the House of Commons at that time)!
She encouraged students to pick an avenue that they are passionate about and argue for it (e.g. the environment and climate change) and answered some excellent questions on Brexit, Cancer Research UK and the Privy Council (who advise the Queen on the carrying out of her duties, including the exercise of the Royal Prerogative and other functions assigned to the Sovereign by Acts of Parliament).
Later in the morning, students joined her in a more informal setting enjoying refreshments and being able to ask questions on a one-to-one basis.