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Creative writing from our wonderful students

At Great Barr Academy we actively encourage our pupils to be creative in their writing and produce work that fires their imagination.

English is at the core of education and is embedded in all aspects of life.  As a result, we strive to support students in becoming excellent communicators, both verbally and in written form, and […]

GCSE Pod – Help Your Results Soar

Here at Great Barr Academy we strongly encourage our pupils to use GCSE Pod to help improve results.

GCSEPod is proven to engage students, consolidate subject knowledge and accelerate progress.   Whilst there has been a massive increase in usage over the past half term, we would ask that all parents encourage their child to use this […]

Keeping Children Safe in a Digital World

‘Digital Resilience’ has been designed to foster children and young people’s own resilience in order to help them cope and flourish in a digital world.

It follows research undertaken by ParentZone that highlights fact that building digital resilience is a more effective way to ensure children stay safe online and benefit from the opportunities […]

Certificate Presentation Evening

It was wonderful to welcome back our students to our Certificate Presentation Evening and see them rewarded for all their hard work.

Certificate Evening is the pinnacle of our year and everyone looks forward to welcoming pupils to this event.  It is wonderful to see hard work rewarded and those pupils who have gone […]

Leading the way with EAL provision

The Birmingham Post recently published an article regarding the complexities faced in education now, as more pupils now across the UK have English as an additional language.

Nicholas Bailey of the Birmingham Post explains, ‘ The scale of the issue is vast.  There are currently more than 1.5 million learners in the UK with English as […]