Scholars International Academy


SIA Newsletter 1

SIA School Principal - James Batts

Dear SIA Community

A very warm welcome back to SIA and I hope you all had a wonderful summer break.

Last year at SIA was such a amazing year; full of developments and opportunities to support our learners outcomes and experiences. This was certainly evident with our amazing GCSE and A Level results. I am so very proud of all our learners and really pleased that so many SIA learners attained the results they required to move onto the next stages in their learning and life journey. Although we had many high performers our highest performers were Vinay and Jaya who gained all A* which is just amazing. Vinay is off to study Electric and Electronic Engineering at Bristol and Jaya will be studying Medicine at St. Andrews. I know they will be very successful, and we look forward to hearing from all our graduates as they join our SIA Alumni.

As you are aware there has been some changes to our SLT and structure at SIA this year. I would like to welcome Ms Bains who will be joining us as the new Secondary Head and is already proving an incredible addition to the team. The popular Mr. Danny returns as the Primary Head and Vice-Principal but will be the head of years 1 – 6 this year. Ms Heather remains as the Head of Foundation but will be taking on a larger role across the group supporting training and development as we endeavour to keep on improving and support our learner community ‘to be the best they can be’. I am very proud to be able announce that Mr. Andy Collins and Ms Fareeha Nadkar have been promoted and are taking on exciting roles. Mr. Andy is taking on the role of Assistant Head for Pastoral Care and Enrichment and Ms Fareeha as the new Senior Teacher in Secondary. I wish all my colleagues every success in their new roles and I know they will, not only be brilliant, but support SIA’s development as we embark on another momentous year ahead.

We are buzzing about the start of year and welcoming our learners back to school. There has been a number of upgrades to the school both facilities and our learning resourcing for next year. I am looking forward to hearing feedback on our new reception facelift and I am pleased to be to inform you that we have added Read Write Ink and Century Tech to support the learning both in school and at home. Myself and the Heads of Phase will be inviting you in to discuss the year ahead and all the wonderful opportunities and experiences that are planned for your children. I am certainly keen to share our progress towards becoming a World Class High Performance School and our more focused approach towards Sustainability, Charity and Mindfulness. Watch this space!

I am looking forward to seeing you all on the gate Monday morning.

Enjoy your weekend

James Batts