Thursday 3rd March 2016 was World Book Day and, as usual, the library celebrated it with lots of fun and competitions. It all started the day before when the Year 9 Photography students roamed the school taking photos of many members of staff who had been asked to bring in their favourite books. No-one was…

On Monday this week our Year 11 Art and Photography students spent the day at the Tate Modern on the Southbank. It was a brilliant opportunity to see one of the best collections of modern art in Europe. Artworks such as Pablo Picasso’s ‘Weeping Woman’ and Mark Rothko’s ‘Seagram Murals’ to Roy Lichtenstein’s ‘Wham’ and…

Alex, Megan, Millie and Wiktoria from Tabor Academy were recently treated to a specialist programme of activities and team building exercises as part of the ‘Respect Project’, run by the Essex Boys & Girls Clubs. The students were chosen to attend two activity days to be assessed for an eight week evening course to enhance…

What an exciting night we had at the Jack Petchey Awards ceremony at Braintree Arts Theatre during the evening of Wednesday 20th January. Mr Bowman, Mr Pennington, myself and the students’ parents and relatives watched as Cllr Lyn Walters, Chairman of Braintree Council, Chief Inspector Craig Carrington and Cllr Stephen Canning (an ex Tabor student)…

On Wednesday 6th January we were delighted to welcome Dr Carly Howett and Jon Pinea, NASA Scientists, who gave a presentation to Tabor Academy students during the day and then two presentations after school as a fundraising event for Blackwater West District Guides and Rangers. Dr Howett was raised in Braintree and still has close…

WOW! Year 11 GCSE Catering Students Push the Boat Out I have been truly amazed and impressed by the attention to detail and the effort that has gone into producing the Year 11 Catering students’ final dishes for their practical exam. At the very end of last term, the Year 11 students prepared and presented,…

Just before half-term I asked all Tutor Groups if they would fill a Christmas wrapped shoe box with gifts for more unfortunate children overseas. The national operation is run by the charity organisation Samaritan’s Purse. Mrs Leeds, Year 10 Achievement Leader, decided to go one better and challenged her year to see how many boxes…

This week at school Year 10 students were very fortunate to have a production company visit them and perform their examination text – ‘A Christmas Carol’. The pupils behaved in an exemplary manner and thoroughly enjoyed themselves as well as gaining a valuable insight into the plot. The three actors from the company ‘Tiny Giants’…