Fowey’s First Anniversary of joining LEAP!!!!

1st May, marked the first anniversary of Fowey River Academy joining the Leading Edge Academies Partnership. Last year when we joined the trust we held a large celebration event and had planned a similar event for this year but due to the current situation we are unable to do this.

Being part of the trust has allowed Fowey to make some huge changes and improvements but none of this would be possible without a dedicated staff team and a very active governing body. A special thanks must go to Martin Dale for his work in removing the academy from ALAT and securing Fowey a place within the highly successful LEAP trust.

We have made many changes but I would like to highlight a few major things that have made a massive difference:

We have been able to increase our staffing and this includes some very experienced staff in key subject areas. Other new staff have allowed us to increase the breadth of our curriculum with new GCSE classes in Photography, Music Technology, Citizenship and RE.

The introduction of iPads for every student in the Autumn has been a major success and in the current lockdown they have allowed a fantastic curriculum to be delivered remotely.

Fowey has also been able to secure European funding for an Erasmus project and this has allowed students to participate in the project work  including a fully-funded residential trip to Italy and Germany with further trips to France and Spain coming in the future.

Our communication and use of social media have greatly increased and the news of the improvements at Fowey are travelling around the County. This is evident in a large increase in our numbers for Year Seven next year with 133 confirmed already; this is the highest number we have had for many years.

We are really excited about the future for FRA and looking forward to getting back to some normality so we can make even more exciting things happen…so watch this space and stay safe.