Students Contribute to Leadership of the Academy
Sports Development Program
Year 10 students presented a case to further develop and
upgrade some aspects of the Physical Educations sports
equipment. Students also raised conserns that teams were
currently representing TVA with no formal Academy kit.
A small scale survey was conducted to gauge student feelings
about how they performed in matches against other schools
The evidence showed that students felt high levels of anxiety and
lack of pride due to the condition of the
current kits worn.
This miss match of kit was recognised by the Head of
Academy when he came to watch a year 10 cricket match. Mr.
Kelly was highly impressed by the level of competition and how
TVA students had played and won
As a result of a
direct presentation to the Senior Leadership Team the development
of cricket at the Academy has received substantial
investment. It was important to make sure that the offer at
Top Valley Academy was equally right for girls.
Presentation to SLT
Three year 9 GCSE PE students, Tyler, Shea and Janet, presented a
compelling case as to why they believed that within their
Physical Education lessons they should be given access to
tablet based technology. They believed that this would further
enhance their learning experience within their GCSE theory lessons.
Their pitch included a cost analysis and identified additional
funding required for the purchase of the equipment.
Mr Mohammed, a teacher of Physical Education at Top Valley Academy
' it gave me great pleasure and a real sense of pride to
see our pupils making a compelling argument to raise with the
Senior Leadership Team on how to further enhance their learning
standards and overall learning experience as a whole.'
The students in question were smart in their appearance, eloquent
in their language and confident in their ability to deliver to a
group of adults who hold power over the schools decision making. Mr
Brown, Academy Principal thanked the students for presenting their
case with such professionalism and passion.
Overall the whole experience and presentation was very well
received and both the students now eagerly await the decision of
the Senior Leadership Team.