Harton Academy News

Harton Academy News

Appropriate work for students
27 Mar

Appropriate work for students

Dear Parents/Carers As you know we are making every effort to continue to supply appropriate work for students during these challenging and unprecedented times. Many subject leaders have set work through the department links on the school VLE. In addition to this, subject teachers are setting work using the assignments link. This arrangement should provide ......

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COVID-19 Information SQ1
25 Mar

Notice for our families

Notice for our families, based on a summary of Government advice, published, 24 March 2020 From 20 March 2020, schools, colleges, nurseries, childminders and other registered childcare settings in England will close for all but the most vulnerable children and for children of critical workers. Vulnerable children in this context include children who have a ......

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25 Mar

Provision for students in receipt of free school meals

25 March 2020 Dear Parents and Carers Provision for students in receipt of free school meals (FSM) I appreciate that the Dicksons vouchers you received earlier this week are now null and void, as the store has been required to close. As we have previously indicated, we are revising our strategy regarding support for FSM ......

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Critical Worker Student Attendance
23 Mar

‘Critical Worker’ Student Attendance

Dear Parents and Carers In order to plan for appropriate staffing to be in place to safeguard your child, could you please email headteacher@hartonacademy.co.uk in order to confirm that they will be coming to school? We will need to know the following information: Are you a ‘critical worker’ (see below)? What days will they be ......

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FrogLearn
23 Mar

Remote access to school systems

Remote access to school systems for Harton Academy Students The main way of accessing student data and any work set by teachers over the current school closure is via the school’s VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) or ‘Frog’ system as it’s known. VLE usernames and passwords Students all have a school username and password that they ......

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Year 11 and year 13
19 Mar

Year 11 and year 13 students

If we are able to, Year 11 and year 13 students will be invited back into school next week once there is greater clarity over what is happening with their examination grades. The Secretary of State, Gavin Williamson, will be making an announcement tomorrow. This will give the students the opportunity to collect any materials ......

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19 Mar

School closed

Dear Parents and Carers As you may have heard in yesterday’s announcement, we have now been directed by the Government to close the school from the end of tomorrow. However, we have taken the decision to close the school at the end of today (Thursday 19th). This is unfortunately due to the ever-growing number of ......

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Pupils in Vulnerable Circumstances
19 Mar

Pupils in Vulnerable Circumstances – COVID-19

Dear Parents and Carers Pupils in Vulnerable Circumstances Following government advice, your child is invited to attend Harton Academy, whilst it remains closed to the majority our pupils. This decision has been made in order for us to offer our best possible care and support for you and your child. The school will be open ......

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16 Mar

Coronavirus Update

Dear Parents and Carers Coronavirus Update We will be amending this message as and when we receive updates from the Government. Please do follow the advice from the Government, should you need to keep your child off school. That is, please keep your child off school: If they have a fever If ......

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13 Mar

Year 10 Parents’ Evening Postponement

Dear Parents and Carers Covid-19 We have taken the decision to postpone Tuesday’s Year 10 Parents’ Evening in light of recent government advice. Please note: there are no reported cases of anyone at Harton having the Coronavirus, and this is just a precautionary measure. We will keep our students’ families updated on any ......

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March 2020 Recruitment Event2
11 Mar

Interested in teaching?

On Monday 23 March 2020 between 4.30 – 7.30pm, we will be at Newcastle University for the Train to Teach in the North East event. Interested in teaching? Pop along and see us. Venue Hadrian Building Newcastle University Kings Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU ...

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5 Mar

It’s London Bound for the A Level Geographers!

A Level Geographers had an early start to a fun filled packed day in the capital. Nineteen students and two staff made their way down to the big smoke to look at the regeneration of east end of the city. The tour of Old Spitalfields Market proved a hit especially with all the quirky and ......

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2 Mar

A level PE students gather in Derbyshire for Shrovetide football match

Hundreds including Harton A level PE students gather in Derbyshire for Shrovetide football match Fifteen Harton students and two staff visited Ashbourne on Ash Wednesday to experience the Shrovetide Mob Football match that takes place every year. Last year the PE students went to the Alnwick Shrovetide game but this is a completely different experience ......

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DfE
13 Feb

Coronavirus – Updated advice

The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low. Advice to those who have travelled recently Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows: Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province ......

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Exams pin on calendar
13 Feb

Summer 2020 Exams

Summer 2020 examinations run from 11th May up until 24th June 2020. The contingency day is 24th June you must be available on this day. Please do not book any holidays during this time, as exams cannot be ......

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DfE
13 Feb

Coronavirus – Updated advice

The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low. Advice to those who have travelled recently Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows: Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province ......

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Exams pin on calendar
13 Feb

Summer 2020 Exams

Summer 2020 examinations run from 11th May up until 24th June 2020. The contingency day is 24th June you must be available on this day. Please do not book any holidays during this time, as exams cannot be ......

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DfE
13 Feb

Coronavirus – Updated advice

The government is monitoring Coronavirus and taking action at home and abroad. The risk to individuals remains low. Advice to those who have travelled recently Public Health England has changed the advice for individuals who have travelled recently as follows: Travellers from Wuhan and Hubei Province If you have travelled from Wuhan or Hubei Province ......

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Cambridge University HE Conference
10 Feb

Cambridge University HE+ conference

Twenty one Harton year 12 students were involved in the second part of Cambridge University’s HE+ scheme. In November Harton hosted the launch event where students were introduced to the programme and attended a super curricular academic stretch session. This time all the students involved from across the region went to Newcastle University to have ......

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DfE
5 Feb

Coronavirus – Advice for all schools

Coronavirus – Advice for all early years providers, schools and further education providers The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Coronavirus and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Coronavirus to the UK remains moderate. However we understand that people may be concerned where there are children, students or staff ......

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Community Tea Dance 2020-23
21 Jan

Community Tea Dance

Harton 6th Form once again was delighted to host the annual tea dance in partnership with Age UK. It is one of the nicest events in the calendar which showcases the benefits of intergenerational work and builds on the Digital Inclusion programme that runs throughout the year as part of the 6th form enrichment programme. ......

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6th Form - Ice Skating - 2019
9 Jan

Ice Skating Extravaganza

Each year the popularity grows for the annual 6th Form ice skating trip and this year we had 94 students that attended at the Whitley Bay ice rink. It is fair to say that the ability range was varied and some great laughs were had as students tried to get to grips with firstly standing ......

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Boxing Day Dip 2019 - 1
7 Jan

Expedition teams Brave the sea on Boxing Day

It was great to see so many of the Vietnam / Cambodia and Borneo expedition teams completing the Boxing Day dip this year. It was one of the coldest that I can remember with an icy wind cutting across the Little Haven beach but everyone did a great job in going fully in and braving ......

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Christmas Jumpers 2019-1
7 Jan

Harton 6th Form get in the festive mood

As has become the tradition over the past 10 years Harton 6th form brightened up the last day by wearing their bright and colourful Christmas jumpers!! Prizes were awarded for the most outrageous and awards were also given out for efforts on the ice after the ice-skating trip on the last week of ......

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19 Dec

Christmas edition of Harton News

Please find below, the Christmas edition of Harton News, the termly newsletter for parents, students, staff, governors and members of the community. I do hope you enjoy reading our latest news, and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Best wishes Sir Ken Gibson...

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Wellbeing Award SQ
17 Dec

Wellbeing Award

Wellbeing Award: On Friday 13 December, we were visited for the day by the verifier for the Wellbeing Award. We are delighted to report that we have been recommended for this award in recognition of ......

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LSOH Show 2 -175
9 Dec

Little Shop of Horrors

On the 19th and 20th November, the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors took to the stage here at Harton Academy. The story followed Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, who unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Both shows were a great success and demonstrated the wonderful talent we have ......

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6th Form Open Evening 2019 SQ
27 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Sir Ken Gibson (Executive Head Teacher) and Richard Burroughs (Director of 6th Form) invite you to attend our 6th Form Open Evening where you have the opportunity to have a look around and meet the staff and students. ...

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6th Form Open Evening 2019 2 SQ
27 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Sir Ken Gibson (Executive Head Teacher) and Richard Burroughs (Director of 6th Form) invite you to attend our 6th Form Open Evening where you have the opportunity to have a look around and meet the staff and students. ...

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LSOH - Dress Rehearsals-SQ
19 Nov

Little Shop of Horrors

Tonight, 19 November 2019, Harton Academy presents the first of its two performances of the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors. Watch as Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Will his newfound fame and fortune attract the attention of Audrey, the girl of his ......

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Reminder SQ
14 Nov

Examination Certificates

Summer 2019 Harton Leavers, your exam certificates are now ready to be collected! Available from the Main Office, Mon-Thurs 8am-4.30pm, Fri 8am-4pm – if you’re not collecting them yourself you will need to give a letter authorising someone to collect them on your behalf. Please note that certificates will be kept by the school for 2 ......

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Kielder Challenge 2019-16
11 Nov

2019 Kielder Challenge

A very big well done to the twenty six year 12 and 13 students that successfully completed the Kielder Challenge which consists of a 12 mile cycle and 14 mile walk around Kielder reservoir. The group had a very early start meeting at 5.50am and did not return until 8.00pm after a demanding day which finished ......

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Remembrance Day Assembly 2019-13
11 Nov

Remembrance Service

On Friday 8 November, Harton Academy marked the Armistice in our annual Remembrance Service assemblies and we were delighted to welcome members of the neighbourhood and from a local care home, as we do every year. We are extremely honoured that our special guest, Mr Felix Wileneus, was able to visit us this morning, too. ......

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6 Nov

Sporting Success

We are delighted to celebrate and share the success of our students. Lucy Fleming – year 7 has been selected to be part of the Aspire Programme for the Newcastle Eagles Basketball Academy. Lucy was identified as one of the best players across the region and we hope that she continues to progress with the ......

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Gary Lineker at the South Shields Lecture hosted by former MP David Miliband, at Harton Academy.
5 Nov

South Shields Lecture

Once again, it was a privilege to welcome back the Rt Hon David Miliband for his tenth South Shields Annual Lecture at Harton Academy. This year, David’s special guest was non-other than Gary Lineker OBE who was an English former professional footballer and current sports broadcaster. Gary Lineker began his football career at Leicester City ......

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Little Shop of Horrors Performance - SQ
5 Nov

Little Shop of Horrors

Harton Academy presents the hit Sci-Fi musical Little Shop of Horrors. On the 19th and 20th November, watch as Seymour Krelborn, a meek floral assistant, unearths a strange and interesting plant with a killer potential. Will his newfound fame and fortune attract the attention of Audrey, the girl of his dreams? Or will his world ......

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Chris and Karen - Strictly Come Dancing-SQ
24 Oct

Strictly Come Dancing

Over 500 students and staff were absolutely thrilled to witness Chris and Karen’s dance last week and the students gave a massive thumbs up with a hall full of marks of 10 out of 10! Chris was hilarious on stage in his old school before the dance and he, and the delightful Karen, mixed with ......

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Zasia --3
23 Oct

North East Young Engineer of the Year Winner

We are delighted that a Harton 6th Form student has recently as part of the Big Bang Science and Engineering Competition won the young engineer of the year award. Over the summer, Zasia completed a Nuffield research placement with AMAP for four weeks where she designed an enclosure for a condition monitoring system on a lathe ......

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INSET Day Facebook Reminder
23 Oct

INSET day

Just a reminder that Friday 25 October is an INSET day, the school will be closed to ......

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Year 11 Parents Evening
17 Oct

Year 11 Parents’ Evening

Just a reminder that our year 11 parents’ evening is on Thursday 17 October. We’re looking forward to meeting you. Download PDF/printable version of letter here. Dear Parent/Carer Year 11 Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school for the Year ......

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October 2019 - SQ1
17 Oct

Train to teach event

HTSA will be attending this train to teach event and we will be able to provide you with the information you need to pursue a career in teaching and the details of how to apply. ...

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Non uniform day
9 Oct

Non-uniform day

We would like to remind you that Friday 11 October will be a non-uniform day. As is tradition, the suggested donation per student will be £1.00. In response to pupil voice, we will use this occasion to raise funds for local mental health charities as part of our on-going drive for improvement in this ......

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Harvest Festival - 2019 -5
4 Oct

Harvest Festival 2019

The school has a long history of celebrating Harvest Festival. Today, we held a series of assemblies in our main hall involving all year groups. Sixth Form students assisted with the preparation of the assemblies and invited members of the local community to join us. We welcomed guests from Cheviot Court Care Home and the ......

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3 Oct

Year 6 Open Evening

For anyone thinking of sending their child to Harton Academy, our open evening is tonight, Thursday 3rd October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm. There will be lots of activities around the school and plenty of opportunities for parents to speak to staff who will introduce you to the school and answer any questions you have. Please join ......

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25 Sep

Visiting teachers from China

We were delighted to welcome visiting teachers today from Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang Province of East China. The 25 visitors spent the morning and lunchtime with us, touring our school and observing lessons. It was an absolute pleasure to meet colleagues from across the world, and to share ideas about teaching. We wish all our ......

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Y7 Meet the tutor parents evening
25 Sep

Y7 ‘Meet the tutor’ parents’ evening

We would like to invite all parents and carers of Year 7 students to meet your child’s tutor. Appointments can be made between 3:30pm and 6:00pm on Tuesday 8 October. Appointments can be made by your child and arrangements will be circulated by email, where available. Details can also be obtained by contacting the main ......

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Anne Longfield OBE-6
20 Sep

Harton welcomes the Children’s Commissioner

Harton Academy was delighted to welcome Anne Longfield OBE who is Children’s Commissioner for England as part of the Speakers for School programme. Anne spoke about her own background and how she became the commissioner ......

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17 Sep

Change to the morning bell

“Dear Parents/Carers. Please note, from Monday 23 September, the school bell will ring at 8.28am. Students are being advised this week that they must be in form class by 8.30am. There is no change to the school day (harton-tc.co.uk/sixth-form/life-harton/the-school-day/), but we are keen that the students arrive promptly. Thank ......

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Train2Teach
13 Sep

Train to Teach Recruitment Event

University of Sunderland – Train to Teach Recruitment Event Wednesday 18 September 2019 5:00pm – 8:00pm The Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, Sunderland, SR6 0DD ......

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DofE Gold 2019 - 6
12 Sep

Successful Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expedition

Well done to all the students that completed the Gold expedition where the two groups walked across the Lake District in challenging whether conditions. The assessor commented that it was one of the best groups he had worked with over many years and they all demonstrated the necessary skills and coped with all that was ......

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6th Form Induction Days - 2019-4
6 Sep

Harton 6th Form Induction Days

We are delighted to welcome the new year 12 students to Harton 6th Form and they have already made a positive and impressed staff with a positive attitude. Students have joined us from a wide range of schools from around the region and this really adds to the 6th form in a positive way. We ......

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6 Sep

GCSE Results

We are delighted with this year’s GCSE results and would like to congratulate all of our students for their incredibly hard work. It goes without saying that we are also incredibly grateful of our teachers’ efforts in preparing these students. There are numerous individual successes, including students who have achieved the very highest possible grades ......

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Year 7 1st Day - 2019-1
3 Sep

Welcome to our new Year 7 students

It was an absolute delight this morning to welcome our new Year 7 students into Harton Academy – all 273 of them! They all looked incredibly smart in their brand new uniform, were extremely attentive, polite and well-mannered during the welcome assembly and I wish them every success in their exciting first year at Harton. Sir ......

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