Parents A to Z

Confused about the acronyms that are used by the academy? This A to Z explains all of the commonly used acronyms

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M&T

The term used to denote our More able & Talented students. Those who demonstrate exceptional abilities in specific subject / skill areas are placed on the M&T register and class teachers plan lessons and schemes of work designed to stretch our most able. In addition to this there are a whole host of extra-curricular opportunities on offer for our M&T cohort.

Managed Moves

Some students move to a new school/academy to support them with their personal or behavioural development. This is called a Managed Move.

Mobile Phones

Students are allowed to have mobiles in the academy however they should be switched off in all lessons and should not be seen by staff. If used inappropriately they will be confiscated until a parent / carer comes in to collect it. Under no circumstances will a confiscated mobile phone be returned to a student.

Money (payments)

ParentPay is our online payment system and is now our preferred method of payment for trips, music tuition, etc. ParentPay offers you the freedom to make payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You will have a secure online account, activated using a unique username and password; you will be prompted to change these, and to keep them safe and secure. If you have more than one child at our academy or children at another ParentPay school/academy, you can create one single account login for all your children regardless of which school/academy they attend.

Making a payment is straightforward and ParentPay holds a payment history for you to view at a later date; no card details are stored in any part of the system. Once you have activated your account you can make online payments straight away.

Alternatively, payment can be made by cheque payable to ‘Nunthorpe Academy Limited’. Students should collect a cash collection envelope from student reception, place the cheque/cash inside along with a remittance slip (if applicable) and enter the details requested on the front e.g. name, form etc. This should then be placed in the black box outside the Central Administration Office. Please note that this box is emptied a number of times during the day.

Monitoring

We monitor the progress of all students in our academy. Offering support and guidance to help them achieve their potential. As part of this programme all students receive a termly 1:2:1 consultation with their form tutor after they have received their interim report. We use this data to set targets which are then monitored, reviewed and refined for the individual. We take into account students’ behaviour, academic potential and organisation etc.

Motorcycles

A secure cycle / motorcycle storage facility is available. Students can apply for a permit to use this provided they follow our Cycling and Motorcycling Policy. Full details and application forms are available in the academy policies section.

Music Lessons (Peri-teachers)

Nunthorpe Academy offers music tuition lessons for a wide variety of instruments through the Tees Valley Music Service as well as through our own peripatetic music tutors who work directly with the academy. Details are available through our Music Department on 01642 310561 ext 137.