Lipson The Co-operative Academy

Lipson Co-operative Academy


Principal's Blog 3rd November 2017

As we settle back in following a restful half term break we were pleased to welcome a visit from some of our local primary students who took part in the primary athletics competition at Lipson on Wednesday.  Students were supported in an orderly fashion by our professional sports ambassadors-they really were a credit to the school, showing maturity and fantastic organisational skills.

I was incredibly proud to hear this week that Daniel Howard-Baker and Samuel Hugo (yr13) had been selected, along with just 12 other young film makers, to have their work showcased at the Royal Shakespeare Companies Showcase event in London on Tuesday.  The students who had entered a film into the "For the Good of Rome" film challenge - an opportunity offered by the Royal Shakespeare Company for 16-19 year olds to create a short film in response to ideas and themes shown in Shakespeare's Roman plays, have truly proven their talent. This is an incredible accolade for these 2 young men who have an absolute passion for film making! Kayleigh Holbrook, Toby Smith and Ruth Cuming acted in the film alongside Dan's brother, David.

I was overjoyed to receive a letter this week from Plymouth Marjon University detailing the success of our former students, Bradley John, Jake Findley, Hannah Wills, Dale Toombs, Abbie Victoria Evans and Andrew Jack Bateman who will officially graduate this week in spheres of sport, culture and education.  The university recognised the inspiring teaching and pastoral work that takes place in school to prepare our young people for university life.  We wish them all well for the future.

We were delighted to hear of the safe delivery of a baby girl to Mrs Hooper, and a baby boy each to Mrs Larcombe and Mrs Bannerman over the half term holiday.  Congratulations to them all and their families.

Our new Behaviour for Learning system will be piloted next week  to ensure that your children are positively praised and rewarded for their effort and progress whilst allowing their teachers to focus on the real essence of high-quality teaching and learning. We have listened to staff, parents and students and designed a system that stops any low-level disruption and ensures everyone can learn. This week we have reminded all students of the reasonable expectations regarding behaviour and respect for learning.  We look forward to working closely together as we embed this policy.


Mrs Lynda Budd