'Working In Partnership to secure the aspirations and ambitions of all our young people.'
I am delighted to welcome you to the Leeds City Academy at what has and continues to be a very strange and unprecedented time for education and communities across the country and wider world. I hope you, your families and loved ones remain healthy, safe and managing to maintain a positive spirit. We are absolutely delighted to welcome you and your son/daughter back, as they start what will be an exceptional year at Leeds City Academy.
As we begin our full return to school life at the Academy, I would like to thank parents and wider family members for providing superb care and support of our students. Students have maintained an extremely strong commitment to their studies, engaging with a range of resources and activities provided through the Remote Learning section of our website. This engagement has and will be vital as we return to full academic studies and the introduction of a new and exciting curriculum that seeks to engage, inspire and challenge students to reach not simply good, but exceptional standards.
It has been extremely busy at the Academy over the summer with an extensive building and refurbishment programme to support the continued growth and transformation of Leeds City Academy into a wonderful and inspiration place to work, study and visit. The programme has seen the exciting expansion and improvement of dining, library and teaching spaces in addition to the refurbishment of a number of classrooms and social spaces, bringing them up to an outstanding quality. The Academy looks brilliant and students will be amazed and immensely proud of the transformation of their school. The building programme does not stop here, with a new courtyard, PE changing facilities and classrooms projected to be finished in late October. We will also start a really exciting project to enhance the outside social spaces during the autumn term.
As we start the new academic year, I would like to reinforce the importance of the Academy’s In-Partnership vision and values. The approach and commitment of working In-Partnership between the school, the student and the parent is absolutely critical if we are to shape students to become exceptional in both their academic excellence and their development as wonderful, inspirational and aspirational young people. Your son/daughter attending each and every day is absolutely critical if they are to be successful and they must display an outstanding attitude to learning and in their role as ambassadors of Leeds City Academy and the wider community.
In closing, while we have worked tirelessly to consider and plan for everything, I would ask that you work with us through this period of change and adaption. This is a unique period in both education and the wider society and there is no doubt we will need to review, adapt and improve our systems, approaches and routines and I would greatly appreciate your tolerance, respect and caring attitude in helping us through this period of time.
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