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  • Activities this October half-term

    Published 17/10/22

    There is a range of exciting activities taking place this coming half-term. Check out the flyers below for more details.

    You can also click here for more information.

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  • October Half-Term Holiday Camp

    Published 14/10/22

    See the flyer below for an amazing Holiday Camp this coming October half-term! Scan the QR code to book your place!

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  • Free Community Sessions for Parents and Carers

    Published 11/10/22
    • Free sessions including yoga and peer-to-peer support
    • Chill and Chat cafe for families with SEND needs
    • A chance to meet up and relax

    There are some great sessions available to parents and carers taking place in our community.

    At the Church in Roberttown, the sessions are free for parents and carers with their babies to enjoy some gentle yoga-type exercises, peer-to-peer support from other local parents, and a chance to do something local to where they live.

    These are every Monday afternoon (1:30 pm until 2:30 pm).

    The same sessions are available at Salvation Army in Heckmondwike every Wednesday morning from 10.30 until 11.30 am.

    There is also a Chill and Chat cafe at Northorpe Hall on Wednesday 19th October for families with SEND needs. You do not need a diagnosis. The sessions are for parents and carers to gain support, relax with professionals on hand etc.

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  • We’ve been approved for a New Building with the School Rebuilding Programme!

    Published 12/07/22

    Co-op Academy Smithies Moor has today, 12th July 2022 been named as one of the schools prioritised for the School Rebuilding Programme.

    The Department for Education will start a project to replace or refurbish one or more buildings at the school, as appropriate, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.

    Co-op Academy Smithies Moor, supported by Co-op Academies Trust will work with the Department for Education to agree the educational design of the project and the timeframe for delivery. Over the course of the work there will be minimal disruption at Smithies Moor, ensuring all of the children get the best education possible.

    The details of the development have not yet been agreed, though the school plans to share updates as they approach the building work. 

    Head of Academy at Smithies Moor, Catherine Brackenbury said:

    “We are so excited to have a new building on the horizon. We have long felt that our building does not match the forward thinking approach of our school. To have a state-of -the-art facility will better reflect our ethos and will be wonderful for our children. 

    It will be transformational not just for pupils but for our whole school community. It will add an excellent facility to the local community for all to benefit from for many years to come.”

    Chris Tomlinson, CEO of Co-op Academies Trust said:

    “It’s wonderful news that investment in education is happening through projects like the School Rebuild Programme.  The building is the old Heckmondwike Secondary school, which was repurposed for Smithies Moor in the 90’s. This new building will be purpose-built with primary education in mind, and is fantastic for the community.”

    Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments, providing new facilities from classrooms and science labs, to sports halls and dining rooms.

    The new school buildings will also be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the government’s net zero target.

    The programme is due to deliver 500 rebuilding projects over the next decade, which will benefit tens of thousands of pupils over their lifetime.

    This school is part of an announcement of 61 new projects, including primary, secondary and special schools, levelling up opportunities across the entire country.

    Education Secretary James Cleverly said: 

    “Our School Rebuilding Programme is already making a difference to the lives of pupils and their teachers. It is creating greener school sites that are fit for the future and that local communities can be proud of. 

    “We know how important it is to have high-quality school facilities. That is why we continue to invest billions in our rebuilding programme.”

    Co-op Academy Smithies Moor will be revealing detailed plans in the near future.

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  • Train to Teach with Co-op Academies

    Published 11/02/22

    Andy Gibson- Head of Early Career Framework with Initial Teacher Training

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  • Remembrance Day

    Published 29/11/21

    For this year’s Remembrance Day, we’ve had lots of activities, exploring what this day is and finding out about the Poppy Appeal for The Royal British Legion. 

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  • Keeping safe and knowing where your child is

    Published 24/11/21

    West Yorkshire Police have reached out to all schools in Kirklees. They get a really high number of calls about missing children. 

    It’s a really scary thought to not know where your child is, so they’ve shared some helpful ideas to help make sure everyone is safe. 

    • Have a plan for when your child spends time at their friend’s house and speak to their parents
    • When your child’s friends are at your house, make sure you’ve spoken to their parents

    Read more in their letter

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  • Halloween Big Clean Up!

    Published 20/10/21

    Keep Hecky Tidy is working hard to keep Heckmondwike looking fantastic!

    Join their very special Halloween Big Clean Up. They’ll have a picking station set up in the town centre for their spooky clean. Come along in optional Halloween fancy dress and take part, they’ll have Halloween treats for kids too!

    Sunday 31st October 2021

    Town Centre 10am – 3pm

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  • Special Educational Needs Support​​​​​​​

    Published 08/09/21

    If you’re looking for impartial help with anything to do with Special Educational Needs and disabilities, Calderdale SENDIASS and KIAS can help.

    • Help with jargon
    • SEN support information
    • Help with EHCP
    • Support with reviews, meetings, mediation and appeals
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