It was a family affair when the results of the competitions were announced because sisters Emily and Nicole both claimed first prizes! There were some excellent entries for the ‘concrete poem’ but the judges chose Emily as winner for her ‘Ever-winding Path’ poem and Sophie a worthy runner-up for her ‘Monsters under the Bed’ poem.…

On Wednesday 16th March Mr Wiles, the school’s Estates Manager, and I took a group of Tabor Academy students to Moulsham High School, Chelmsford to celebrate the 10th Essex Book Awards. This year there were four nominated authors attending and seventeen schools, more than we’ve ever had before. The event is run by the Essex…

On Wednesday 9th March, eight Tabor Academy students took part in a regional languages speaking competition at Alec Hunter Academy organised by the Association of Language Learners. Our students were among 150 others from schools in Colchester, Harlow, Gosfield, Coggeshall and Braintree who took part. The students were all given a dialogue to learn and…

On Wednesday 9th March, 100 pupils from years 7, 8 and 9 had the opportunity to take part in our inaugural Key Stage 3 Careers Fair. Students were able to meet representatives from a variety of Further and Higher Education institutes and from Industries linked to Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics. They were able to…

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)…