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  • Vacancy - Engineering teacher

    Vacancy - Engineering teacher

    18th April 2018

    We are recruiting!  

    National Church of England Academy are looking to employ a teacher of engineering to join our successful technology faculty from September 2018. This post will include working across key stages 3, 4 and 5, including teaching our A-level engineering students.

    We are looking for an exceptional teacher who is a team player, and has a track record of high outcomes for students. The teachers in the technology faculty work closely together and share ideas and resources within and beyond the aca

  • Leadership in Lent 2018

    Students attend Leadership in Lent event

    6th April 2018

    Prior to the Easter break, a number of students from Hucknall Sixth Form Centre visited Southwell Minster at the culmination of their involvement in the Younger Leadership College’s ‘Leadership in Lent’ programme. The Younger Leadership College exists to “equip, resource and commission 1000 younger leaders between 15-30 to fulfil their God-given calling as leaders and disciples in culture and in the church.”

    Over 20 of our students signed up to take part in the programme, which was designed to support the de

  • Mr Topliss - Rolls Royce Science Awards

    Rolls Royce success for Mr Topliss

    28th March 2018

    Mr Topliss, head of our ADT faculty and teacher of engineering and design technology, has recently received the great news that he has been successful in reaching the semi-finals of the Rolls Royce Science Awards for excellence in teaching.

    To be successful in getting this far in the competition Mr Topliss has been working on embedding mathematics into design technology with students at the academy. He has produced an action plan about how to promote this, working alongside colleagues such as mathematics tea

  • Be on the TEAM - meningitis study

    Meningitis study at HSFC

    27th March 2018

    The University of Nottingham Health Service are currently running a research project with year 12 students in a number of schools, academies and colleges in Nottinghamshire – they are looking to better understand whether immunising teenagers with vaccines against ‘Meningitis B’ could protect them and the rest of the community against these potentially deadly bacteria. This is part of a national study involving 24,000 year 12 students across the United Kingdom.

    Teenagers who take part will receive two doses o

  • National Church of England Academy

    Academy statement - Monday 26 March 2018

    26th March 2018

    Dear parents/carers,

    Further to an allegation of an incident involving a National Church of England Academy student over the weekend, we would like to clarify the facts surrounding the issue:

    • One male student made and uploaded a video to social media from his bedroom where he appeared to make a threat towards students attending the academy on Monday
    • The National Church of England Academy was not named in the post
    • No other students were named or involved in the post
    • Once the video became public, it was immediatel
  • Thought for the week - Easter

    Thought for the week - Easter

    23rd March 2018

    Bible passage: John 11:25-26 “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?””

    Easter is the crowning celebration of the Christian calendar- a constant reminder of the foundations upon which the Christian faith is based. Richard Rohr provides a refreshing insight on a topic that is seemingly familiar and yet easily misunderstood. He says, “If you can understand J

  • HSFC - Leadership in Lent

    Leadership in Lent programme continues

    20th March 2018
    The Leadership in Lent programme continued last week at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre. The programme is being led by the Younger Leadership College of Southwell and Nottingham diocese with a number of our students completing the Bishop's Leadership Certificate.

    In our latest session, students explored creating a vision and building a team.

    Upon completion of the certificate, all students involved have been invited to Southwell Minster to a celebration and commissioning event. We will bring you some pictures an
  • WE Day 2018

    Students attend WE Day 2018

    20th March 2018

    Two weeks ago a group of excited students (and staff) from National headed down to the SSE Arena in London for WE Day 2018. WE Day is the manifestation of the WE movement, an ocean of people coming together to create impact, and the event in London was just one in a number of events taking place internationally, offering offer young people the tools and the inspiration to take social action, empower others and transform lives—including their own.

    Students were treated to a spectacle of inspirational speakers

  • Vacancy - Midday Supervisor

    Vacancy - Midday Supervisor

    20th March 2018

    We are recruiting!

    We are seeking to employ an enthusiastic and caring individual to take on the role of Midday Supervisor. The position will involve the care and supervision of our students during the lunchtime in the canteen and outside social areas, working with a team to ensure the safety, welfare and good conduct of all children.

    To find out more or to apply, visit:

  • Maths Challenge 2018

    Maths Challenge 2018

    19th March 2018

    The maths challenge is a country wide competition in which as a school we take part in each year. The challenge is a 60 minute test which is designed to test students logic and mathematical skill. It is a competition which allows students to compete nationally as well as in school. The top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3.

    In November of 2017 year 12 and 13 mathematicians sat the senior maths challenge. Silver certificates were awarded to Farrell Bric

  • HSFC debating society

    HSFC debating society presentational debate

    19th March 2018

    On Thursday 15th March, the HSFC debating society hosted their first presentational debate. Eight members of the society were pitted against each other in two teams to debate the motion ‘This House believes that the function of prisons is to punish not rehabilitate’ in front of an audience of other HSFC students, including the A Level psychology class.

    Teams drew upon the skills and techniques that they have learned in our weekly debate society meetings such as coherence of argument, clarity, demonstrating k

  • Annie - 2018 production

    Annie rehearsals cancelled - 18 March 2018

    18th March 2018

    Due to the adverse weather conditions, we have unfortunately had to cancel our rehearsals of the academy production 'Annie'.

    Mrs Chambers will catch up with all cast members at the academy regarding new dates and times for rehearsals.

    Sorry for any inconvenience.

  • Thought for the Week

    Thought for the week - Being a light

    16th March 2018

    Bible passage: Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

    The passage above speaks of God as a kind and conscientious shepherd who looks after us and walks alongside us when we walk through our ‘dark valley’- whatever that might be. This idea has provided comfort and hope to countless individuals throughout history and today. I pray that it might bring you comfort in your time of need.

    For many of our students

  • Mission Week 2018

    Mission Week 2018 brings hope to students

    9th March 2018
    Mission complete! We have had a fantastic Mission Week this week focussing on Hope. Hope can be such an abstract concept and so throughout the week our students have been introduced to different ideas and definitions for it. We hope that throughout this week everyone will have had an opportunity to think about what hope drives them to keep going.

    They have been singing along with international musician Philippa Hanna and hearing how she overcame crippling anxiety as a teenager to get to where she is now. Phi
  • Jeremy Corbyn visits HSFC

    Jeremy Corbyn visits sixth form on IWD2018

    9th March 2018

    On International Women’s Day (Thursday 8 March 2018), students at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre welcomed a special guest, as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the centre’s Portland Road site in Hucknall.

    Mr Corbyn joined students at the collaborative sixth form – which is part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership – and engaged in workshop sessions to discuss the contribution of a number of important women throughout history, together with joining in a debate on the gender gap and whether events such

  • English Schools cup semi final at National

    Cup heartache for U13 girls football team

    7th March 2018

    The dream is over for our Under 13 girls football team, as they just fell short in their English Schools cup semi-final here at the academy today (Wednesday 7 March 2018).

    Facing St Peters Catholic School from Solihull, who had defeated last year’s winners in their quarter final, this match was always going to be a tough hurdle, and the game started off in frenetic style. It was National who forced the first chance of the game after the initial flow of the game settled into a midfield dogfight – a long ball

  • Lucie - World Champion kickboxer

    Another world title for Lucie!

    7th March 2018

    Year 11 student Lucie continued her impressive achievements in kickboxing on Saturday night, as she defeated the French national champion, adding another world title to her growing collection of belts!

    Lucie, who trains at the Adrenaline Gym, stepped up a weight for this fight to -57kg and now holds the world title at two different weights, which is a massive achievement. She brought her title belt in to show us, so we had to take a picture and share!

    Following this fight, Lucie will now take some time off t

  • Mission week 2018

    Mission Week: 5-9 March 2018

    2nd March 2018

    From Monday, we will be celebrating Mission Week here at the academy with the theme this year of ‘Hope’. Activities and sessions through the week have been designed to support students to understand their own responses to the questions ‘what do you hope for?’ and ‘when life is tough, what gives you hope?’

    On Monday and Tuesday we will be joined by musician Phillipa Hanna who will be delivering sessions for all years groups about how her music and her faith has supported her personal growth and mental health.

  • Academy closed

    Academy closed - Friday 2 March 2018

    1st March 2018
    Following a further assessment of the site today, and with the prospect of further snow and ice overnight, we can confirm that the academy will remain closed to students and staff on Friday 2 March 2018. The decision has been taken to ensure the safety of our full academy community, both on-site and travelling to and from National.

    Hopefully the weather situation will improve over the weekend and we are aiming to reopen on Monday 5 March 2018. Please keep an eye on here and our social channels for more infor
  • Academy closed

    Academy closed - Thursday 1 March 2018

    1st March 2018

    The academy will be closed today (Thursday 1 March 2018) to all students and staff. We have assessed the site this morning and because of the levels of ice and snow, we believe it is unsafe to open. Hucknall Sixth Form Centre will also be closed for our year 12 and 13 students.

    Currently we will be open tomorrow (Friday 2 March 2018), but will monitor the weather and the site throughout the day and will update if the situation changes.