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Christmas & New year Break!

December 18

The current term closes on Wednesday 12th December for 3 weeks. We look forward to welcoming you all back again in the new year 2019, week commencing Mon. 7th January 2019.

Have a lovely Christmas, and Happy New Year 2019 from all of the Shears Academy Team! 

The team will be on duty until Wednesday 19th December should you need us for anything, or you can email: or PM us on our Facebook page, or our closed facebook group if you are a member.

For Safeguarding/prevent issues out of our Mon. - Wed. office hours, please email at any time

With thanks, and Seasons Greetings

The Shears Team x

World Mental Health Day - 10th Oct.18

October 2018

World Mental Health Day – feels particularly significant and worthy of attention.

  • Mental health problems are one of the main causes of disease burden worldwide.
  • In the UK approximately one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year.
  • And one in six report experiencing one of the most common problems, such as anxiety and depression, in any given week 

If you feel the need for help, of feel someone you know could benefit from support, please go to

Nadia Murad awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

October 18

adia Murad, awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others. She has shown uncommon courage in recounting her own sufferings and speaking up on behalf of other victims.

Tell leaders that single-use plastics must be reduced!

August 2018

One million plastic bottles are bought every minute. Our planet is being overrun — and something needs to change.

Plastics clog our oceans, harm fisheries and can have detrimental impacts on the health of humans. A big culprit is single-use plastics like drinking straws, bottles, and bags that are unnecessarily polluting our environment and wreaking havoc on ecosystems. Please help with just one click!


Rachel Shenton's sign language speech!

10TH March 2018

We applaud Rachel Shenton for signing off her #Oscars award winning speech for the 'The Silent Child' using sign language!

The film, which Shenton wrote and starred in, tell the story of a 4-year-old girl, Libby, played by Maisie Sly. Libby is deaf, born into a world in which she is isolated until a social worker teaches her how to communicate using sign language.

Please join us in taking action: Ask World Leaders to Pledge to the Education Cannot Wait Fund for Kids in Crisis