LeAF Academy invite people to find out more about top sports campus

Bournemouth Echo: Dr Annetta Minard Dr Annetta Minard

THE LeAF Academy in Bournemouth has a goal to create one of the best sports campuses in the area – and is inviting local people to find out more.

Already under construction at the site off Duck Lane, West Howe is a purpose-built sports hall, which will be large enough to host international competitions.

LeAF is also home to the country’s only indoor beach volleyball training centre.

Now the Academy is about to make a bid to the FA to install 3G artificial pitch turfs for football.

But before a bid is made, LeAF would like to hear if the local community would be interested in using such a facility and is inviting them to attend an information evening on December 16.

Executive principal Dr Annetta Minard said: “We are creating something really special at LeAF with incredible new sporting facilities for our students and elite athletes.

“We also want to share these facilities and our plans for the future with the local community.”

The information evening will be held at the LeAF Studio, Holloway Avenue, Bournemouth on Monday, December 16, at 6.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

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7:10pm Fri 13 Dec 13

lionheart says...

Why can't the Echo attach a video to this article of the facilities available. Would be more useful than just a meeting.
Why can't the Echo attach a video to this article of the facilities available. Would be more useful than just a meeting. lionheart

10:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

julianbash says...

Sorry but how is this helping my children get a better education?
Sorry but how is this helping my children get a better education? julianbash

8:53am Sat 14 Dec 13

Seethebestinlife says...

Over recent months I know 6 children that joined this academy,4 of them have now left,due to the school not actually delivering what it promises!! Their prospectus makes for interesting reading, which you can get from their website. However the lack of teaching of core subjects is a concern.
Over recent months I know 6 children that joined this academy,4 of them have now left,due to the school not actually delivering what it promises!! Their prospectus makes for interesting reading, which you can get from their website. However the lack of teaching of core subjects is a concern. Seethebestinlife

10:19am Sat 14 Dec 13

fartycat says...

Worryingly you get the same tale from staff who have left Oakmead (for this is what the school used to be called in case you didn't know) in their droves. From my experience this school seems to spend more energy chasing latest Govt funding for the latest fad initiative than it does delivering a well balanced education.
Worryingly you get the same tale from staff who have left Oakmead (for this is what the school used to be called in case you didn't know) in their droves. From my experience this school seems to spend more energy chasing latest Govt funding for the latest fad initiative than it does delivering a well balanced education. fartycat

9:26pm Sat 14 Dec 13

cobbler says...

I hear they are proposing to build an olympic size swimming pool next, I have also heard that the morale of the staff is at an all time low,are the school governors aware I wonder ?
I hear they are proposing to build an olympic size swimming pool next, I have also heard that the morale of the staff is at an all time low,are the school governors aware I wonder ? cobbler

10:35pm Tue 17 Dec 13

arraonj says...

I have just learnt that they are planning to close the Little Oaks nursery based on the campus. Reason given: "Economies of scale". Really? I would love the good doctor to explain how the economies of scale stack up for a beach volleyball building or a performing arts school.

Little Oaks was an Ofsted rated 'good' nursery that provided an excellent service to the local community. Further more, it was something that was needed, not some waste of money sports building. It is being closed down two weeks into the new year, clearly no consideration has been made to the short notice parents have to find a new place or, more importantly, the disruption to the children there.

Will Dr Annetta Minard or any other senior teachers come on here and defend their decisions? No of course not, they are just sitting in their offices admiring their tax payer funded sports complexes doing everything they can to avoid an Ofsted inspection which, judging by the comments here, will show they are sorely lacking in anything that actually matters.
I have just learnt that they are planning to close the Little Oaks nursery based on the campus. Reason given: "Economies of scale". Really? I would love the good doctor to explain how the economies of scale stack up for a beach volleyball building or a performing arts school. Little Oaks was an Ofsted rated 'good' nursery that provided an excellent service to the local community. Further more, it was something that was needed, not some waste of money sports building. It is being closed down two weeks into the new year, clearly no consideration has been made to the short notice parents have to find a new place or, more importantly, the disruption to the children there. Will Dr Annetta Minard or any other senior teachers come on here and defend their decisions? No of course not, they are just sitting in their offices admiring their tax payer funded sports complexes doing everything they can to avoid an Ofsted inspection which, judging by the comments here, will show they are sorely lacking in anything that actually matters. arraonj

6:53pm Wed 18 Dec 13

Joe logs says...

I don't think that the studio school will last more than a couple of years. Stop trying to impress us with with your fancy elite sports persons ( however how many are actually elite?), and concentrate on the students education. Our schools are failing our children with more and more coming through with special needs. I bet most of the elite students aren't even from the area. Someone has mentioned from the comments above that staff morale is low. I am not surprised. A school should be a place for learning not a business enterprise. The kids future should be their main priority not their bank balance. Good luck Oakmead, Leaf Campus, Oak academy or what the hell you are called, good luck.
I don't think that the studio school will last more than a couple of years. Stop trying to impress us with with your fancy elite sports persons ( however how many are actually elite?), and concentrate on the students education. Our schools are failing our children with more and more coming through with special needs. I bet most of the elite students aren't even from the area. Someone has mentioned from the comments above that staff morale is low. I am not surprised. A school should be a place for learning not a business enterprise. The kids future should be their main priority not their bank balance. Good luck Oakmead, Leaf Campus, Oak academy or what the hell you are called, good luck. Joe logs

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