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Welcoming back Year 10 from work experience

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Today Year 10 students are returning from their two-week work placements. They now join our Family called 'Tenacity' as we prepare them for their time in Year 11. The reports from employers have been fantastic, with our students displaying good timekeeping and a positive attitude to work, and utilising their skills…

Year 7 get to grips with Fair Trade at Co-op head office

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Our sponsors the Co-op organised a brilliant Fair Trade conference for students from the Co-operative Academy of Manchester and seven other schools which the Co-op sponsors.    Our Year 7 students took part in workshops to learn about how choosing Fair Trade products makes a difference, including how farmers in developing…

Leadership training for our prefects

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On 26 September 2016 the Year 10 and 11 prefects took part in a leadership training day at the Co-op headquarters based at Angel Square, Manchester.  This highly interactive day was packed with team building and leadership activities which gave the prefects a chance to demonstrate their skills and show how they…

Key Stage 4 students’ artwork on display at Co-op HQ

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A large number of students had their artwork on display at 1 Angel Square, where colleagues from The Co-op had the chance to see how talented our students are!  The exhibition coincided with work experience. In June, Year 10 had the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement. Our students worked…

Academy Life - spring 2016 magazine out now

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Click here to read our latest newsletter in a web viewer. In this edition: Photos from our fantastic academy production of Hairspray Gold! Our careers education recognised with a gold award. We celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and more Alternatively find a downloadable version on our website here.

Former student gives her views at important London business conference

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Alessandra was our Head Girl in 2014-15 and is now studying A Levels at Sixth Form college. Because of our good contacts with The Co-operative Group, she was invited to attend a young people’s business event in London. Here’s an email she sent to the Principal to tell him how it…

The Co-operative Group supports our prefect training scheme

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A large number of Year 11 students applied to become our new cohort of prefects, and in September Mr Brice, Ms Thistlethwaite and Ms O’Connor took those students to undertake leadership training. The training was kindly hosted and supported by our sponsors, The Co-operative Group, at their headquarters 1 Angel Square. …

Year 10 prepare to experience the real world

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All Year 10 students will be going out on work experience between Monday 15 June – Friday 26 June 2015.  Some of the placements that our students are going to include:- Angel Square (The Co-operative Group’s head office)    FC United Football Club Premier Inn Hotels (various ones round Manchester) Hairdressers Nurseries…

Flexible Learning Morning round-up

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In the last week of each half term, we take a break from our normal schedule for a ‘Flexible Learning Morning’. These mornings give our students opportunities to look at topics related to Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education which might not fit into their usual subjects. These topics also…

North Manchester children join in at fun football event

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Rochdale AFC community coaches delivered a free football coaching session for children aged 4 – 11 of all abilities on Sunday 7 September at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester in Higher Blackley.  The Co-operative has been working with Rochdale AFC for the last 12 months delivering a programme of sports opportunities…

The Co-operative wins award for work with its academies

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The academy’s lead sponsor, The Co-operative Group, has been awarded a prestigious award for its work with our academy.  Business in the Community, a charity whose president is The Prince of Wales, awarded The Co-operative Group a Big Tick award at a ceremony in June 2014. This achievement recognises…

IT/Business Trip to 1 Angel Square

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Our Year 10 ICT/Business studies students took part in a visit to the Co-operative Group Head Office on Tuesday 4 March to gain a better understanding of how different forms of ICT are used in business and an explanation of the different job roles available within IT. Employees from the IT…

Year 7 visit the Rochdale Pioneers Museum

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In November a group of Year 7 students visited the Rochdale Pioneers Museum – the birthplace of co-operatives. They learnt how, in 1844, a group of 28 working class people got together and set up a shop on Toad Lane in Rochdale – a shop that would give them and their…

Co-operative Academy students give a Royal performance

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Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh visited Manchester on Thursday 14 November, and were greeted by students from The Co-operative Academy of Manchester at each point of their short tour of the city. The Queen officially opened The Co-operative Group’s new head office in Manchester…

Free family friendly cooking demonstration

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The academy is hosting a FREE cooking demonstration: Food for a slim waist and an even slimmer wallet Wednesday 12th June, 6-8pm The event is organised by The Co-operative Membership. They have invited a community chef to come along to teach you and your family how to prepare quick, easy and…

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.”

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Eight of our students have been involved in a year-long project to teach them about architecture and construction as well as giving them the opportunity to design and build our very own outdoor teaching and break out area. “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill BAM Construction and…

Business links: communication and influencing skills

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Members from the Co-operative Banking Group held a workshop for Post 16 focussing on listening and communication skills.  The session was an interactive session that developed listening and communication between individuals.  The pupils worked in smaller groups discussing and influencing each other and then reported back to the bigger group with…

Post-16 students on work experience

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Work experience by Vaidotas Petraitis, George Walker and Carl Ryan Post 16 students had a choice to be able to experience re the mortgages and able to gain number of skills and develop them in order to succeed in their future life and be gifted with different paths they can make…

Year 10 Flexible Learning Day – Personal Brand

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Staff from the Co-operative Group attended a flexible learning morning in March to work with our year 10 students.   The focus of the session was to look at the impression that people can make in the workplace and how this impacts and influences others.  The pupils looked into different brands and how…

Post 16 students find their style for success

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On the 25th March members from the Co-operative Group held a workshop with our post 16 students on the different styles of learning and how this can impact on how you can succeed in business and everyday life.  The students completed a questionnaire on the different styles of learning and reported…