Governors are essential to the successful running of our academy. They play an important role in improving standards and work closely with the Principal to make key decisions affecting the education and well-being of the children. We currently have a vacancy for one Parent Governor on our Academy Committee.
What do Parent Governors do? As a Governor, you can help make sure our academy is run well, pass on your knowledge and experience as you'll understand other parents' hopes and concerns.
Your work as a Governor can include: Monitoring the work of the Principal and Senior Team, reviewing policies and procedures, and making sure they are used correctly & representing the parents’ view in all areas of the academy.
How much time does it take? As a Governor you would need to make time to: - prepare for and attend meetings, attend events such as concerts, open evenings, sports day etc. and visit the academy to monitor progress.
What will I get out of it? Being a Parent Governor means you can play an important role in improving and shaping your children's education. As well as giving you an opportunity to develop new skills and experience.
Please visit the front page of our website at http://www.tnha.org.uk/ where you will find more information and an application form for completion. Completed applications must be with the Clerk to Governors by 4pm on Wednesday 11th July 2018.
Students are busy decorating our TNHA hares as part the celebrations for Norfolk Day on 27th July.
Look out for the finished articles!
TNHA Sports Day 2018 was opened with a ceremony celebrating a World Cup Theme. Colleges each devised performances and Art to celebrate their given countries to include the Icelandic thunderclap, Mexico’s Mariachi music, Brazilian Samba and even Kylie Minogue’s locomotion!
The weather was kind allowing many academy athletic records to be broken and a good time to be had by all.
If you happened to be in the Design Technology area after school you would hear music and the sound of machinery.
Although lessons are over - the Workshop Club is in full swing!
Students are undertaking all manner of projects, using saws, drills, planes etc. to make items such as Dolls’ House (along with miniature furniture), Bird Houses and sets for the Drama Department etc. under the expert guidance of Mr. Vail.
Often covered in paint and sawdust the students can’t think of a better way to enjoy themselves.
Marking National Stand up to Bullying Day, on 13th June, students at the academy were involved in thought provoking activities encouraging others to think about bullying and its long term effects. Students watched the message by Prince William the Duke of Cambridge and saw poignant accounts of the impact on young people their own age.
In order to help promote awareness amongst their peers and encouraging them to be ‘up standees’ rather than bystanders students designed badges highlighting the need to report bullying.
TNHA celebrated a very successful outcome at The West Norfolk Athletics Championships with the Year 7 & 8 teams achieving the best overall results. Both teams finished fourth out of nine in the area, missing out on third by a couple of points, with one of our athletes breaking the Academy 1500m record.
Seven students were selected for the West Norfolk team and will be aiming for further success in the Norfolk School Games.
Full of energy and eager to take part, 250 students from seven primary schools in the Swaffham cluster arrived at TNHA for a fun run.
Student Sports Ambassadors from the academy helped run the event in which participants received a sticker for every corner of the field they reached during a timed run. There were some very happy faces as many of them left the field covered in stickers!
Well done to everyone who took part.
Summer examinations are almost over and whilst many might be winding down and thinking of their summer holidays, the Year 12 Film Studies group are busy working on their blog: TNHA Film Academy.
Collaboratively creating and collating podcasts, music, animations and essays will enable the group to study and revise over the summer break, and then into the new Autumn term in September.
This is proving to be a fun way to learn and stay in touch!
Blue was the colour of the day when TNHA students and staff joined The Blue Crew raising funds for the Norfolk Hospice.
A blue themed non-uniform day was held together with a Student Bake Sale and Staff Coffee Morning.
All funds raised will go to the Norfolk Hospice who provide care for people in our local community with life shortening illnesses.
Demonstrating tremendous skill, passion and determination, 12 year old Joseph Gray a student at TNHA, won gold in a recent competition Spain also winning a Championship Belt.
Joe is trained in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has reached expert level with dedicated training sessions 4 to 5 times a week when he also coaches younger students.
Currently holding the English, British and European Champion he is hungry for further success and will compete in California at the Children’s World Championships in February 2019.