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  • Coronavirus Update

    Published 27/02/20

    We know that you may have concerns or questions about the current outbreak of Coronavirus. We want to reassure you that we are working hard to ensure everyone at our academies are safe.

    Any action taken will be under the guidance of the Government. Information and guidance can be found on the Governments website below: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

    We will continue to keep you updated via our websites if any new information becomes available. Your co-operation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

    Advice for parents/carers

    At present, it is unlikely that you or your child will catch the Coronavirus in the Dudley borough.

    How serious is the coronavirus?

    • The infection is mild for most people, including children. Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease) may be at higher risk of more serious illness.
    • Most people get better with enough rest, and plenty to eat and drink.

    How likely are you to catch the virus?

    • The chance of being in contact with the virus is currently low in the UK.
    • You can only catch it if you have been close to a person who has the virus (less than 2 metres for more than 15 minutes).
    • If you and/or your child has returned from Wuhan city and Hubei Province in China, Iran, Republic of Korea including the areas of Daegu or Cheongdo, or any Northern Italian town under containment measures, you should stay at home and do not attend education or work for 14 days. Call NHS 111 for further advice.
    • If you and/or your child has travelled to one of the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Northern Italy, Japan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam in the last 14 days and are unwell with flu like symptoms you should stay at home and call NHS 111.
    • If the risk increases in other countries or regions, it will be updated on this website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public
    • If you haven’t been close to anyone with confirmed COVID-19 or haven’t been to any of the places above or mentioned on the government website, you are fine to carry on as normal.

    What you and your children can do to stop the spread of coughs and sneezes

    1. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing, use a tissue when possible.
    2. Throw away dirty tissues promptly and carefully.
    3. Clean hard surfaces (such as door handles) frequently using a normal cleaning product.
    4. Most important of all, wash your hands frequently with soap and water.
    5. If your child is unwell keep them at home until they are better.

    For further information visit www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

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  • How will your child learn about careers?

    Published 24/02/20

    Dudley Academies Trust recently announced a major careers education programme. We’ve now produced a simple diagram to explain some of the things that your children will be learning and some of the activities they will participate in. Click here to take a look! There’s much more to come…

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  • Parent/Carer Update

    Published 27/11/19

    Dear Parents/Carers

    Please remember that we have learners in our academy that suffer from a nut allergy. Please do not send nuts or nut based food items into the academy and talk to your child about the importance of this. 

    Thank you for your continued support.

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  • School closed

    Published 24/10/19

    The Link Academy will be closed on Friday 25th October 2019. School opens as usual on Monday 4th November 2019.

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  • DAT Performance Update

    Published 18/10/19

    Great news for Dudley Academies Trust. Our learners have improved GCSEs and improved progress scores according to the latest statistics released by the government. Well done everyone!

    All four of our academies have improved GCSE results.

    All four of our academies have an improved Progress 8 score, which measures the progress that learners make between Year 7 and GCSEs.

    Three of our academies have increased GCSE passes in English and Maths (Grade 5 and above).

    • Beacon Hill is the third most improved school in Dudley for GCSE results.
    • St James is the fourth most improved school in Dudley for GCSE results and the third most improved school for learner progress.
    • The Link is the fourth most improved school in Dudley for learner progress.
    • Pegasus Academy is the second most improved school in Dudley for GCSE passes in English and Maths (Grade 5 and above) and is the sixth most improved for GCSE passes overall.
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  • The Duke of Edinburgh's Award

    Published 27/09/19

    The Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a fun adventure and major challenge, with three progressive Award levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold) and a wide range of activities offer endless possibilities to anyone aged 14 to 24. Millions of young people in the UK have already taken part in the world’s leading youth achievement award – pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. The Link Academy currently runs Bronze Award, which is open to year 9 and 10's. The award consists of 4 sections, volunteering, skills, physical and the famous expedition. 

    The Link Academy is delighted to announce that we have received a grant from The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) Diamond fund for our Bronze groups – enabling us to reach and support more disadvantaged young people who want to do their DofE in The Link Academy

    Thanks to this fantastic offering, we will be purchasing more expedition kit such as rucksacks,tents and sleeping bags – providing more of our young people the opportunity, which may not otherwise have been open to them, to develop ‘soft’ skills and attributes for life and the workplace.

    For any further information please contact Miss Osmond through school reception on 01384 816500. 

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  • Open Evening 2019

    Published 16/09/19

    The Link Academy are happy to announce that this years Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 26th September 2019. The event will start at 6.00pm and run until 8.30pm.

    This is a fantastic opportunity for Year 6 parents to come and see what life is like at The Link Academy. Talks with our Principal, Mrs Edwards-Morgan, will be at 6.15pm and again at 7.00pm in our school hall and all departments around the academy will be open with teachers and our student leaders on hand to talk you through any queries you may have.

    We hope to see as many of you here as we can and look forward to welcoming you all into our academy! 

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  • Facebook

    Published 12/09/19

    We're happy to announce that our brand new Facebook page is now live.

    We invite all parents/carers to like the page and keep up to date with everything that's going on at The Link Academy. The page will be regularly updated with important information so be sure to keep an eye on it!

    The Link Academy asks that parents continue to follow procedures regarding queries by contacting the school via Learning Managers.

    Please find the link to our Facebook page below:

    https://www.facebook.com/thelinkacademydudley

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  • Race for Life

    Published 12/09/19

    The Link Academy is holding its very own Race for Life event for Cancer Research UK and we would love your child to join the fun!

    We will hold a 2km Race for Life at The Link Academy playing fields on Monday 15 July 2019 at 3.30pm. We are asking for a £1 donation per person who enters the race and asking every entrant to raise sponsorship money or donations.

    Please do not bring any money to the event on the day. Appropriate fancy dress or wearing bright colours is encouraged. The school till will be open at 8.15am - 8.30am for two days only on Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July to pay any sponsor money or donations. After that date, please use the link below.

    https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/the-link-academy

    Together, we will be an unstoppable force against cancer.

    Thank you for your support.

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  • Uniform

    Published 04/09/19

    Uniform update

    We are delighted to be able to gift all of our Year 7 learners with a free blazer and tie for 2019/20.

    Blazers will be available to collect or order from A Oakes Ltd, Dudley from Monday 5thAugust 2019. No voucher is needed, simply visit the store with your child and state their name and academy. Trust ties will be gifted to Year 7 learners during their first week back at school.

    Blazers for Years 8-11 can be purchased from A Oakes Ltd, Dudley.

    Ties for Years 8-10 will be available to purchase from the academy from September 2019 at £5 per tie. There will be new ties for Year 11 which will be gifted free of charge during the first week back.

    See the attached, uniform leaflet and expectations for uniform handout for further information.

     

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  • Examination Results 2019

    Published 04/09/19

    We have IMPROVED progress at The Link!

    We are very proud of English, which following staffing changes have seen increases in 5+ grades to 43% and 4+ grades to 62%! We've also seen a boost in top grades 7-9 in Mathematics from 4.1% in 2018 to 9.4% in 2019. Science results are also up!

    Individual success stories include Tooba with 9, 9, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 7, Katelyn with 9, 8, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 6 and Ilja with 9, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 6, 6, 5!

    We have taken a step forward this year and I am very positive about the future of The Link Academy.

    We would like to congratulate all learners on their results and everyone here at The Link wishes them the very best for the future.

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