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Headteacher’s Blog

Next week, during the week beginning Monday July 8, many of our Year 10 students will be attending their work experience placements. To many on the outside, this may seem like either a tokenistic gesture towards careers education or the only thing that our students...

Since 2017, Daubeney Academy has proudly held the title of IQM (Inclusion Quality Mark) Centre Of Excellence, meaning that our efforts to provide an effective education for all members of our community, regardless of their respective starting points or barriers to learning that may be...

Last Monday, during a Year 9 Geography lesson, our students engaged in a session with a climate change expert, John Huckle from the Environmental Department at the University of Bedfordshire, and in a few weeks’ time, on July 12, students in Year 7 & 8...

Next week, on Tuesday June 18, we will be welcoming a familiar face to many people in our local area, Councillor Carl Meader, for so many years a loyal servant of Kempston, to Daubeney Academy in order to deliver an assembly to our Year 8...

Last week, our KS3 students in Years 7 & 8 embarked upon seven-week forays into additional learning experiences as part of Daubeney Academy’s commitment to ensuring an appropriate and engaging breadth of curriculum for all of our young people. Although not all of our students...

Even though all schools follow an established pattern of routines and rules, and this has certainly always been the case for Daubeney Academy, the second half of the summer term can often bring a great deal of unnecessary confusion with it. Because the temperature may,...

Next week, on Friday May 24, we will welcome back a popular and well-known external colleague, Tanga Wanda, to Daubeney Academy so that he can deliver some hip-hop based workshops to our Year 7 students around the theme of friendship. Tanga, who is associated with...

Although it may seem like it’s quite a few weeks away yet, we have booked our latest Colours award ceremony for the final week of the school year, on Wednesday July 17 at our usual venue of King’s House. Our Colours system is an important...

Education, as I am sure you are aware, is awash with acronyms. From the SATs that our neighbours at Springfield and elsewhere will be taking in a couple of weeks to the LOTC opportunities that were the subject of last week’s HT blog, acronyms and...