The Swindon Wildcats take on Basingstoke Bison this coming Saturday evening [face-off @ 5:45pm] and we’re delighted to be welcoming our partners from Nova Hreod Academy to the Swindon Ice Arena for the game.
Nova Hreod Academy this week also teamed up with another one of our partners, Arval in a deal that will provide opportunities for students tobuild their skills and knowledge and support them with practical employment skills for their future. The relationship will provide coaching for staff, support the careers programme at the academy by offering mentoring and work experience, and work with students on projects.
Fans of the Wildcats will already know how the club are involved with the Academy with our very own Sam Bullas teaching students to play Street Hockey, while the links continue with the likes of current Year 11 student Jessica Sprules icing for the GB U18s. Away from the sport, the facility has received a “Good” grade from Ofsted inspectors recently, inspectors praised senior leaders, governors, staff and the academy trust, United Learning, who they said have: “worked together very effectively to completely overhaul the school,” since it became an academy in 2014 and the Nova team will be promoting everything they have to offer prospective students for the new school year.
Principal Darren Barton said: “Over the past two years, we have seen significant improvements right across the school – from teaching and learning to students’ behaviour and achievements at GCSE – so we’re delighted that this has now been recognised by Ofsted. We are now in an excellent position to deliver further progress and success for our students as we aim to reach ‘Outstanding’ in our next inspection.”
“Our improvements have been noticed across the town and are known to be impressive and now our admissions figures show that we are an increasingly popular school – with our highest number of first choice applications ever for Year 7. We are very pleased that, like Ofsted, local families are recognising the significant changes underway at Nova and are making us their school of choice.”
If you have a child looking at starting secondary school education this September, why not drop by and have a chat to the Nova Hreod Academy team? You’ll find them on the first floor concourse ahead of the game and they’ll have plenty of information packs and other goodies being handed out and they’ll be able to answer any questions you may have about their facility and the role they can play in providing a brighter future for all its students.
If you can’t get to the game and want to find out more about Nova Hreod Academy, you can visit their website HERE.
Tickets for Saturday's game can be bought HERE.