National leader, Executive Principal for the Trust

  Ros McMullen, MBA, NPQH, FRSA is the Executive Principal of the Midland Academies Trust.  She has 17 years’ experience as a Headteacher, Principal, Executive Principal and CEO and has worked as a National Leader of Education and as an additional inspector with OFSTED.   Ros joined the Midland Academies Trust in December 2016 and…

 April 6, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Grade Boundaries

The problems with predictions.   Would you believe someone who told you now that they could predict, to 1 degree Celsius, the temperature on the day your students get their GCSE results this summer? Perhaps not. You might expect they could get reasonably close, based on previous average temperatures, but the British summer is infamously unpredictable. We…

 February 21, 2017 at 9:25 pm

Five student tips for the new year

As we ease into the new year, it’s all too easy for previous worries to resurface after the holidays. You may need to move away from a relaxation frame of mind, but there’s no need to reduce the chilled-out factor. Here’s quick-fire tips for starting your year right and with success in mind. 5. Revisit…

 January 10, 2017 at 5:59 am

National Citizen Service Survey

Nearly two-thirds of British teenagers believe they will achieve their dream job and even more expect to earn bigger sums than their parents, the National Citizen Service survey has found. Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/education/two-thirds-teenagers-believe-will-achieve-dream-job/.  …

 December 6, 2016 at 12:26 am

Assisting your child with revision

Assisting your child with revision – You can really help, here are a few hints ….. The secret to doing well in exams lies in planning. You can help your child to create a clear revision plan and method of studying that will make them feel in control of their work. Tips for revision planning: work out…

 December 6, 2016 at 12:21 am

Armistice Day Service

Following the Armistice Day Service on the 11th November 2016, Councillor Chris Coe, the Town Mayor sent out his thanks to the various Schools including Students of Heath Lane Academy. He stated that All of your students set a fine example of how to behave and were a credit to Earl Shilton…

 November 18, 2016 at 12:43 am

Measuring Progress

  Have you every heard of Progress 8? As you are aware we are in changing times regarding both the curriculum and assessment of our young people. The chances are that many schools and Academies will provide a variety of grades and assessments to support every young person’s progress, however their are still some standard…

 November 1, 2016 at 6:02 am

An update

Thank you to all of our wonderful students who are responding sensibly and safely to the National Press regarding clowns. Please be reassured that there has been no sighting of any clowns on or near the Academy site. Our gates were closed as a reassuring measure so that students would concentrate on their learning…

 October 12, 2016 at 10:50 pm

Open Door Policy

At Heath Lane Academy we operate an “Open Door” policy We encourage you and your family to ensure that we are the right fit for you and your child. Our ‘Open door’ policy means that any parent can turn up at anytime and walk the school and see our staff and students typical learning diet…

 September 20, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Parents Opening Evening 2016

SECURE YOUR CHILD’S PLACE for 2017/18. OPEN EVENING 21st September doors open 4.30pm PRINCIPAL’S PRESENTATION 5PM and 6PM It is with great pleasure that I am writing to inform you that we are full in Yr9 and we only have a few places left in Yr7 & Yr8 this year. This is credit to the…

 September 20, 2016 at 2:06 pm