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Harton Academy News

Kai Higgins 1
25 May

Bane of the Forsaken

It’s wonderful to see Kai realise his love of complex storytelling and passion for Norse mythology in Bane of the Forsaken. It’s a fantastic achievement to have a book published, especially at such a young age, and nobody underestimates the hard work and dedication it represents. We’re extremely proud of Kai and hope this is the ......

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DofE Bronze Expedition - 1
23 May

Bronze qualifying Duke of Edinburgh’s Expedition success

Bronze qualifying Duke of Edinburgh’s Expedition success Well done to all 27 of the year 10 students that completed the bronze expedition in Teesdale at the weekend. The weather conditions could have been kinder, however, the students all rose to the occasion and showed resilience, determination and perseverance over the two days. Also, a big ......

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Group 2
20 May

Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Expedition

Well done to the 31 year 12 students have just completed the expedition section of the silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The weather was very kind and even too hot in the Yorkshire Dales where the groups started near Tan hill and walked down Swaledale to finish near to Reeth. All the students did themselves ......

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SMILE Through Sport
17 May

Sport & Physical Activity Programme

SMILE Through Sport is running sport and physical activity sessions for children and young people with SEND during the May Half Term across Northumberland, Durham and Tyne & Wear. All family members are welcome to attend the sessions too! The sessions are very fun, enjoyable and relaxed for all abilities, there will be loads of ......

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10 May

Year 11 Examinations

Dear parents/carers It is now less than a week before the beginning of the Year 11 examinations. The first paper is GCSE RE which takes place on the morning of Monday 16 May. We would like to request your support during the examination period to ensure students are as successful as possible and to reduce ......

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SENDIASS Logo
6 May

South Tyneside SENDIASS Update

Harton Academy has been asked by SENDIASS (a service offered to help provide information, advice and support to parents / carers of children with additional needs, jointly commissioned by South ......

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
5 May

Applications for tickets are now closed!

David Miliband South Shields Annual Lecture 2022 is now heavily over subscribed. Thank you for your interest in tickets for the 2022 South Shields Lecture. Demand has been phenomenal, regrettably we have had to close applications for tickets. Sorry! If you are successful in securing tickets, you will receive them by the 15th May ......

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Moving Up! SQ
4 May

Transition to Secondary School Support

The Healthy Minds Team are offering free webinars to support with the transition to Secondary School for pupils and parents/carers in South Tyneside.  Participants will obtain free resources which were developed by South Tyneside ......

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
29 Apr

South Shields Lecture – Hillary Rodham Clinton

THE SOUTH SHIELDS LECTURE 2022: 3rd June 2022. FORMER US SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON – IN CONVERSATION WITH DAVID MILIBAND David Miliband has announced that the 2022 South Shields Lecture will be delivered by former US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Lecture will take the form of a conversation on ‘Politics and Beyond’, ......

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National Deaf Children's Society SQ
26 Apr

National Deaf Children’s Society

Harton Academy has been the first school in the country to apply for the Deaf-Friendly Standard and Bronze Level Award through the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS). This application has led the Society to look in more detail at an award that is tailored specifically for schools. Due to Harton’s commitment to inclusion, the National ......

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Options
26 Apr

Year 9 Pathway Choices

Dear Year 9 Parent/Carer, A gentle reminder that the deadline for your child’s option choices is Friday 29 April 2022. As previously advised, any queries regarding choices should be emailed to ...

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Cake Sale-4
8 Apr

Successful fundraising day for Anthony Nolan

Abbie and her Team have had a very successful fundraising day for Anthony Nolan. Harton Academy are delighted to announce that as a school community, we have raised £1853. Abbie’s total fundraising now stands at over £4000 which is incredible and we are sure the charity will be delighted. Thank you ......

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Uniform Pop-up Shop
7 Apr

School uniform in-school fitting

We are delighted to be your appointed school uniform supplier! Buying uniforms can be easy and stress-free if you follow the advice outlined, below: 1. Order Harton Academy uniform now at www.michaelsehgal.co.uk Demand for sizes can be unpredictable.  Our advice is to order as soon as possible, do not wait for July or August, ......

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March 2022 - Issue 9 - SQ
7 Apr

Easter Newsletter

We are delighted to be able to resume production of our Harton Termly Newsletter. This publication will give parents, students, staff, Directors, Governors and members of the community an update on all aspects of school life. Click here to download our latest newsletter. * Adobe PDF reader required. ...

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Spring Holiday Club - Instagram
31 Mar

Spring Holiday Club

Monday 11 – Friday 22 April (excluding bank holidays) You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the Easter holidays. There are free places available for ......

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Antarctica Flag
29 Mar

Antarctica Flag Competition

A flag designed by Joe Hartley has been taken to and photographed at Novolazarevskaya research station, Antarctica. He won a competition which was run by UK Polar Network, whose aim is to create an awareness of why it is important for us to protect one of the Earth’s last natural wildernesses. We had some inspired ......

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Peer Network Session Ad_Jan_22-SQ
26 Mar

Mental Health Peer Support Group

With all that is going on in the world now it’s understandable that people worry. If you have concerns that your child’s worrying is affecting their day today lives, then please join us at our next parent and carer peer support group. The session will take place on Thursday 24th March at 4pm and ......

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WHICH WAY NOW 2021 SQ
24 Mar

Year 9 Pathways – Which Way Now

In anticipation of your child making their option choices, below are links to two documents that could be beneficial in helping your child make effective subject choices. Which Way Now 2021 – A student friendly guide focusing on the types of qualifications and other information. Parents/Carers Guide – A supplement to aid you ......

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STEM Club - Bubble Workshop-179
21 Mar

British Science Week celebrations

As part of our British Science Week celebrations we invited Jesse Ward, a local Bubbleologist, to run a workshop with our STEM club members. The students enjoyed an amazing bubble display, followed by some exciting hands on activities. Great fun was had by ......

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Anna Barclay - Ukraine SQ
21 Mar

British Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal

Dear Parents and Carers BRITISH RED CROSS DISASTER EMERGENCY COMMITTEE (DEC) UKRAINE HUMANITARIAN APPEAL I do hope you and your loved ones are all well. From Tuesday, the school will be selling yellow and blue ribbons in support of the British Red Cross Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. This has been made possible only through the initiative ......

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Morocco Expedition Team Building 4
14 Mar

Morocco Expedition Team Building

Team Morocco have completed the first of many team activities at Simonside climbing wall. This was a chance to work with the expedition leaders and to get to know each other and build key skills and qualities such as teamwork, trust, decision making, communication and leadership. The team impressed in completing a team challenge and ......

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harton-sq
14 Mar

Avoid parking too near to the school

Can parents and carers please avoid parking too near to the school if you need to collect your child at the end of the day? Please try to avoid parking on St. Mary’s Avenue, Lisle Road, The High Road and School Approach. This is simply to ensure our neighbours’ driveways are not blocked ......

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SEND An Update - Issue 2
11 Mar

SEND An Update – Issue 2 – Quarterly Newsletter

South Tyneside Local Authority have asked all schools to share the new quarterly newsletter – SEND An Update. If you would like this in hard copy, please contact the Equal Opportunities Department in school. In this issue, you will find a featured short story by our Year 10 student Sophie Carr. ...

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School Crossing Patrol Unavailable-01
11 Mar

Sunderland Road/Holmfield Avenue Crossing Patrol Unavailable

We have been informed by the Road Safety Co-ordinator from the Town Hall & Civic offices, that there will be no school crossing patrol operating on Sunderland Road/Holmfield Avenue from Monday 14 March until Monday 21 March. Parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their ......

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Curious Incident Theatre Trip-1
11 Mar

Theatre Trip Goes Ahead Without “Incident”

The English department arranged a trip for some Year 9 and 10 pupils to see a performance of the Olivier Award winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal. It was a leap of faith for parents to commit to this in the times of isolation, frequent testing ......

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Message for our Year 9 Parents - SQ
9 Mar

Year 9 Parents’ Evening, 30 March 2022

Dear Parents and Carers Year 9 Parents’ Evening, 30 March 2022 Many thanks to the parents who have been in touch regarding the virtual parents’ evening. We have listened to your views and would like to confirm that we have now made the decision for the Year 9 Parents’ Evening to take ......

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Ofsted
28 Feb

Inspection of Harton Academy by Ofsted letter

28 February 2022 Dear parent or carer Inspection of Harton Academy by Ofsted We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 01 March 2022. The lead inspector will be Katherine Spurr, HMI. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the ......

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28 Feb

Year 13 Geography Trip to London

Our year 13 geography students visited the East End of London on Wednesday 16th February. Despite the early start (0640!), students were in high spirits upon departure from Sunderland station. The students were focussing upon urban regeneration with the ......

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Message from the acting head teacher
18 Feb

Thank you for your support this term

Dear Parents and Carers I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support this term and to wish you a restful half-term break next week, for those of you who may be able to get some time off. I have shared a few items, below, for you to take a moment ......

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
17 Feb

Highfield Road/Cheviot Road Crossing Patrol Unavailable

We have been informed by the Road Safety Co-ordinator from the Town Hall & Civic offices, that the school crossing patrol who operates on Highfield Road/Cheviot Road will not be on duty until further notice. There are no further replacements available and parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their ......

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School Cloud SQ
16 Feb

Virtual Parent and Carer Consultation Evening (Year 10)

Dear Parent/Carer Virtual Parent and Carer Consultation Evening (Year 10) I would like to invite you to attend Harton Academy’s Year 10 Virtual Parent and Carer Consultation Evening, on the 17 March 2022. The evening will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your child’s education and progress with their subject teachers.  Staff will be ......

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Local Offer
16 Feb

Independent Travel Training Survey

South Tyneside Council want to make sure that young people are able to live as independently as possible. This includes being able to travel safely to and from their school/setting as well visiting and meeting their friends by themselves, using different ways of getting there including walking, cycling or going on a bus. Most young ......

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SQ Insights Thumbnail
15 Feb

Train to teach

Train to teach in South Tyneside with Teach North East Our 2021 graduate Olivia gives her insight into what she found most rewarding about teacher training? Why she chose to train with Teach North East? And what her biggest fear was coming into her teacher training year? ...

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
8 Feb

Sunderland Road/Holmfield Avenue Crossing Patrol Unavailable

We have been informed by the Road Safety Co-ordinator from the Town Hall & Civic offices, that there will be no school crossing patrol operating on Sunderland Road/Holmfield Avenue from Wednesday 9 February until Thursday 10 February. Parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their ......

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Homework Club SQ
2 Feb

Homework Club

At Harton we understand that completing homework and revising for exams can be challenging for some students.  If any of our students would like some support or even a quiet place to work with IT facilities available, our supervised homework club is the place to go. The club runs from Monday to Thursday from 3:15pm ......

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Y8 Short Story Success - Group 2-SQ
27 Jan

Year 8 pupils have had their work selected for publication

Short Story Success is Rich Reward for the Twisted Minds of Year 8 Pupils A number of our talented Year 8 pupils have had their work selected for publication by Young Writers’ upcoming ‘Twisted Tales’ series of short stories. Congratulations to all of those successful pupils and to Ms Wallace for coordinating and organising the ......

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2021 Leavers Certificates
24 Jan

Summer 2021 Leavers Exam Certificates

Exam certificates will be available to collect on Monday 7 and Thursday 10 February 2022 in the Dinner Centre between 3.30pm and 5pm. If you can’t collect in person, can you please give written permission to the person collecting on your behalf. After these dates collection’s will have to be ......

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Parent Mental Health Day Flyer 2022 SQ
21 Jan

Parent Mental Health Day!

On January 27th 2022, stem4 launches its first ever Parent Mental Health Day! stem4’s Parent Mental Health Day (PMHD) encourages understanding and awareness of the importance of parents’ mental health and its impact on the whole family system. With this year’s theme ‘balance’, the day aims to get parents and carers ......

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Alumni SQ 2022
21 Jan

Alumni Network

We are building our alumni network at Harton Academy. Alumni are great role models for current students and so we would love to explore opportunities of how we could work together in the future. If you are a previous student of Harton Academy and would like to be a part of our network, then please ......

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Little Mouse - by Sophie Carr-5
14 Jan

Little Mouse by Sophie Carr

Sophie Carr (Year 10) has written a short story to try to help others make sense of the thoughts that those who suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and other mental health issues face every day. This powerful story about Little Mouse will resonate with a wide audience – well done Sophie! If enough people ......

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Virtual Open Evening 2022 SQ
12 Jan

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening 2022

Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening – Welcome Please see below a welcome video from the Executive Head Teacher and Director of Sixth Form. For subject videos, please click here. To apply, please click here. If you have any specific questions please contact us via: ...

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Save our Test Centre SQ
12 Jan

Petition to oppose the closure of South Shields Driving Test Centre

Dear Student/Parent/Guardian of students in Years 10-14 We have been asked to send this information on behalf of South Tyneside’s driving instructors, South Tyneside Council and Kate Osborne MP. The DVSA are considering the closure of South Shields Driving Test Centre.  Should this go ahead, future tests will be conducted from Sunderland Driving Test Centre. ......

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NHS Nightingale Vaccination Bus SQ
12 Jan

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations

As previously advised the Immunisation Team will be returning to Harton Academy to undertake another round of  Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations for pupils who missed out or need a second dose. If you would like your child to receive the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination at Harton Academy please ask them to collect a consent form ......

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COVID-19 South Tyneside Information SQ 3
12 Jan

Recent changes to COVID-19 guidance

Message from South Tyneside Council detailing recent changes to guidance With the high rates of COVID-19, we would like to clarify some of the recent updates to national guidance to help reduce the spread of the Omicron variant. 1 – PCR testing requirements Any pupil who has symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend ......

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Harton 6th Form Open Evening
11 Jan

Harton 6th Form Open Evening

Unfortunately, due to the high case numbers in the region at the moment, the Harton 6th Form Open Evening will not take place on Wednesday 12 January 2022. We are extremely disappointed not to be able to open our doors as usual to welcome prospective applicants. A virtual welcome video will be added to the ......

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1st - Sabaa Al-Sayyadi - 9S1
17 Dec

Christmas Card Competition

The Harton Academy Christmas Card Competition is a much-loved annual event, where students participate to win the chance of having their artistry printed and used as the schools’ official Christmas card! The Art department staff selected nominees from Years 7, 8 and 9 and, once again, the quality of the entries was extremely high: ...

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COVID-19 MASS TESTING SCHEDULE
16 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Testing Schedule

COVID-19 mass testing schedule for students before they return to school after the Christmas holidays. Could we please ask that: students arrive promptly at their designated time to the sports centre parental consent has been completed students arrive wearing a face covering unless exempt School reopens as normal to all pupils on Thursday ......

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HAF WINTER PLASMA
9 Dec

Winter Holiday Club

Saturday 18 December to Sunday 2 January You can now enrol your child in a free holiday club programme over the winter. There are free places available for children and young people ......

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Emma-1-SQ
6 Dec

Celebrating Student Success

Celebrating the many talents of our young people at Harton Academy is a huge pleasure. We are proud to announce that Emma Stephenson in Year 13 has gained her senior adult black belt in karate. She now has the honour of being called Senpai, or ‘Teacher’. Not only has Emma succeeded in her karate, but ......

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3 Dec

Hospitality and Hope

Harton Academy are incredibly proud to be working with an amazing charity based in South Shields. Hospitality and Hope are working to improve community wellbeing, reduce homelessness, increase employability and most profoundly for many, tackle food insecurity in our local area.   As many of you will already know, food banks have become a lifeline for many ......

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SEND An Update Issue 1 SQ
25 Nov

SEND An Update Newsletter

South Tyneside Local Authority have asked all schools to share the new quarterly newsletter – SEND An Update. If you would like this in hard copy, please contact the Equal Opportunities Department in school. Click here to download the latest SEND An Update. * Adobe PDF reader ......

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