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Why Harton SQ
23 Oct

Why Harton?

Virtual Open Evening – due to the fact that we are unable to hold our usual Open Evening for current year 6 pupils and their parents and carers, we have produced a short video to capture what an amazing school Harton continues to be. Hopefully, we will be able to invite you in to see first-hand ......

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19 Oct

Few Important Matters

Download PDF/printable version of letter here. Our Ref: SKG/pjl/EHT205 Date: 19 October 2020 few important matters Dear Parents/Carers As the October half term draws nearer, I thought it might be timely to contact you regarding a few important matters. Please take a few minutes to read this letter. Thank you. Self-Isolation We ......

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Coat - Hi Vis
15 Oct

Change to uniform policy (outdoor coats)

Dear parent/carer Change to uniform policy (outdoor coats). With pupils’ safety in mind, the school has decided to change its uniform policy, with regards to outdoor coats. We have previously asked that students’ outdoor coats be a plain, dark coat that opens down the front. However, in order to ensure that pupils are visible, and ......

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Email 2
14 Oct

Students’ access to ICT equipment at home

Dear Parent/Carer Just before the weekend, we sent out two emails, one explaining parental access to the learning platform and one had a link to a computer equipment questionnaire to check students’ access to ICT equipment at home. One or two parents have mentioned that their email system marked one or other of these messages ......

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Year 11E Band Students to self-isolate
2 Oct

YEAR 11E BAND STUDENTS TO SELF-ISOLATE

2 October 2020 FOR PARENTS OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF COVID-19 – YEAR 11E BAND STUDENTS Dear Parent/Carer Advice for Child to Self-Isolate Please note: this is a standard letter from Public Health, so I apologise if it seems somewhat direct. We have just been advised that there has been another confirmed case of COVID-19 within ......

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Year 12 Students to self-isolate
29 Sep

Year 12 students to self-isolate

Dear Parents and Carers Due to the rise in confirmed positive COVID-19 tests amongst our Year 12 students, we have made the decision today to send the rest of Year 12 home to self-isolate from school. This is an important precautionary measure and designed to ensure your child is safe, as well as any close ......

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23 Sep

Letter for parents about COVID-19 symptoms

You can download the letter here: PHE letter to parents and guardians Dear parents and guardians, This is an important letter to share some information on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible. One important ......

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Coat
23 Sep

Suitable Outdoor Coat

Dear Parents and Carers As we are now starting to experience poorer weather, can we please remind you to ensure your child has a suitable outdoor coat? They will be outside for some of the school day, either queuing to get into school or at breaks and lunch times. Indoor space is a ......

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Year 8 Students can return
18 Sep

Year 8 pupils can return to school on Monday 21 September

Dear Parents or Carers of Year 8 students After a thorough investigation and in line with Public Health guidance, we can confirm that the majority of Year 8 pupils can return to school on Monday 21 September. You will be in receipt of an email, should your child be able to return. Please ......

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Year 8 Parents
17 Sep

FOR THE ATTENTION OF PARENTS AND CARERS OF OUR YEAR 8 STUDENTS

Dear Parents and Carers Please be advised that one of our Year 8 students has a confirmed case of COVID-19. After a late notification from Public Health this evening, Sir Ken and I have made the difficult but important decision to keep the Year 8 students off school tomorrow (Friday 18 September). This ......

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Face Masks
14 Sep

The wearing of Face Masks/Face Coverings in school

Dear Parents/Carers The wearing of Face Masks/Face Coverings in school You may well be aware that South Tyneside has now been identified as an ‘Area of Enhanced Support’ because there were further rises in Coronavirus cases last week. Public Health advice is now very much that we ask staff and students to wear face masks ......

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Year 8 and 9 Teaching Group Arrangements
14 Sep

Year 8 and 9 teaching group arrangements

Dear parents/carers As you know the re-opening of schools, to all pupils, has only been possible by satisfying strict Government guidelines. This has been achieved by zoning the school to allow year groups to remain in discrete ‘bubbles’. To enable this, and the safe return of all pupils, it has been necessary to suspend our ......

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harton-sq
10 Sep

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 the children are able to walk and cycle ......

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Lunch-time Arrangements
9 Sep

Lunch-time arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers As of Monday 14th September there will be some amendments to the lunch-time arrangements for pupils in Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. The hot lunch days will remain the same: Year 7 Monday Year 8 Tuesday Year 9 Wednesday Year 10 Thursday Year 11 Friday All pupils, who ...

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Autumn GCSE Examination entries
9 Sep

Autumn GCSE examination entries

As you will be aware, the Government U-turn, regarding centre-assessed grades removed any opportunity to appeal the final grades received by students, unless admin failings are identified in the process of submission of these grades. There is, however, an Autumn series of examinations available for those students hoping to improve their grades. These examinations will ......

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Staff Leavers 20204
8 Sep

Staff Leavers – Summer 2020

Yesterday I shared with you the retirement and leavers’ information of the teaching staff and I wanted to add today the support staff who have moved on to pastures new. First of all, Scott Backhurst, who joined in April 2007 as a Recreation Assistant in the Sports Hall. He then became a Cover Supervisor in ......

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Return to school information
8 Sep

Return to school information

Download PDF/printable version of letter here. Our Ref: DRA/at/308 8 September 2020 Dear Parents/Carers As we prepare to welcome your child back to Harton, there are several important things I wish to share, so ask you to take a few moments to read this letter. Thank you. In order to keep Harton ......

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Staff Leavers 20204
7 Sep

Staff Leavers – Summer 2020

As we return to school (today was an INSET day for staff), I thought that we should pay tribute to colleagues who left or retired in the summer term. As you may be aware, it wasn’t appropriate to do so at the end of the summer term. First of all, Mr Ian Cooper (ICT) who ......

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Safety Measures1
3 Sep

Safety Measures

Dear parents, carers and students The following images illustrate some of the lengths we have gone to at Harton in order to make the school as safe as possible. As you will see, we have invested in thermal imaging cameras in both of the main entrances (1936 building and 6th form building), which are designed ......

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Scholars buses
2 Sep

Scholars’ Buses Information

SCHOLARS’ BUSES FROM SEPTEMBER 2020 Nexus has been in touch with us regarding the school bus service, and they have set a number of helpful points that we are sharing, below. Please note: the Nexus website at the end of this communication may take a short while to be updated, so the Harton Academy ......

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Return to school
1 Sep

Return to School – Final Information – September 2020

Dear parents, carers and students – the tables below detail the final plans for our return to school next week. The information is much the same as that which was issued on July 21st but there is some additional very important information as follows: FACE MASKS – Government ......

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Tutor Groups
21 Aug

Changes to tutor groups

Information for Parents and Carers: Changes to tutor groups, September 2020. Dear parents and carers There have been a number of enquiries regarding changes to Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 form groups. Listed below are the amendments, which are due to staffing alterations and maternity leave. These groups will be in ......

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20 Aug

2020 GCSE Results Day

2020 GCSE Results Day Despite the immense challenges presented to schools in this unprecedented year in terms of A level results last week and GCSE results today, I can honestly say that ......

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A Level Results Day 2020-9
14 Aug

2020 A Level Results Day

Harton Academy – A level results 2020 From Mr Burroughs (Deputy Head & Director of 6th form): Harton 6th Form is once again very proud of the achievements in what has been an incredibly challenging and unusual year for everyone involved. We recognise the hard work and commitment that the students and staff have put in ......

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Alan Williams-SQ
22 Jul

The funeral for Mr Alan Williams

Dear colleagues, students, former students, parents/carers and friends The funeral for Mr Alan Williams will be held at 10am next Wednesday 29th July and is for family members only. There is no provision for people to turn up and listen outside but the following video ......

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Message for our Y6 Parents
21 Jul

Message for our soon to be year 7 students

Dear year 6 (soon to be year 7) parents, carers and students Apologies that due to some very unfortunate circumstances we felt it inappropriate to send out the more detailed information last week as planned. However, I just wanted to say that we are all very much looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday September ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 15
21 Jul

Update from all at Harton Academy

Dear parents, carers and students – apologies for the delay in sending out the more detailed information about our return to school in September. Due to the dreadful news which unfolded last week, it didn’t seem right in sending the information out then. The following tables detail the final plans, all being well: Monday 7th ......

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Gym 1
20 Jul

Harton Sports Centre Re-Opening

We can confirm we will definitely be opening our Gym again from Monday 27th July 7am. We can’t wait to see you all again and hope to welcome you all back. We have made a lot of changes to the gym and the rest of our facilities to ensure that all of our members can ......

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Alan Williams-SQ
17 Jul

Alan Williams – 09/11/62 – 16/07/20

It is with great sadness that we announce that our friend and colleague of 24 years, Mr Alan Williams, passed away peacefully yesterday at work. Alan was a gifted science teacher and an all-round decent and genuine man who always had the best interests of the students at heart. He will be a massive miss ......

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FamilyTrail-SQ
15 Jul

South Tyneside Family Discovery Trails

Looking for ideas for your family over the summer holidays? Check out South Tyneside’s Family Discovery Trails. Fun walks exploring the area’s rich history and nature, featuring maps and family fun activities. Information about access to free meals through Key2Life, for families that would benefit from a free picnic, ......

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14 Jul

NCS – Do good this summer

The NCS has adapted its summer programme and there are great opportunities to develop key skills and to make a difference in the local community. Go to www.wearencs.com to find out more. keep-doing-good-digital-flyer ...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 14
10 Jul

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers/students I hope that you and your families remain well and many thanks for your continued support and very positive feedback. The news for this week is as follows, but I will finish with an update on our provisional plans for September. We have had between 17 and 19 key worker and vulnerable ......

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Science activity COVID-19 -1
7 Jul

Exploring the worlds of biology and chemistry

“Students in school yesterday had fun exploring the worlds of biology and chemistry with Miss Robison. They made edible models of DNA and explored the genetic information it holds. They also used chromatography to separate the dyes in ink to make some very interesting Troll hair ......

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School Email Login
6 Jul

Checking School Emails

It has been brought to our attention that some students may not been checking their school emails while school has been closed. It is important that students check these accounts daily if possible so that they do not miss important communications from their teachers. To check email students can click the link below: https://mail.harton-tc.co.uk ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 13
3 Jul

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students – I hope you all continue to be well and many thanks for your continued support and very positive comments and messages. The weekly update this week includes the detailed guidance from the DfE, which was published yesterday. We have started the planning process and will finalise our plans for September next ......

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A message to the class of 2020
1 Jul

A message to the class of 2020!

Wednesday July 1st was the date of your Prom at Beamish Hall! As you know, on 3rd December we all hope to be able to get together once more to celebrate your time at Harton. To keep you going until then, we have put together for you a video. Stay safe, enjoy the summer and ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 12
25 Jun

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students I hope that you all continue to be well. The update for the week so far is as follows: Attendance of Key worker and Vulnerable children this week has, as expected, risen. We have had 12, 12, 8 and 14 so far. A range of subjects has been on offer, ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 11
18 Jun

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students – I hope you are all well. An early update this week as I thought you might be keen to hear how the provision for year 10 and 12 has gone. As expected, there has been an increased number of vulnerable and key worker children attending this week – 9, ......

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Y6 Language preference
15 Jun

Y6 Language preference

It has been drawn to our attention that the email address for communication of any language preferences is incorrectly displayed in the transition booklet. The correct email address is ...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 10
12 Jun

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students I hope that you and your families are well and many thanks for the very supportive and positive messages. The usual weekly update is as follows: In anticipation of our return on Monday June 15th for year 10 and year 12 students, staff have attended one of the 10 briefing ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 9
5 Jun

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students I hope you are all well. This week I intend to focus mainly on the detail of the imminent return of our year 10 and 12 students rather than the usual update. However, I wanted to begin by thanking a former student, Phil Stewart, who I taught maths to in the ......

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Message for our Year 10&12 Parents - SQ
3 Jun

Message for our year 10 & 12 parents/carers.

Following the Government’s recent announcement, Harton Academy will re-open to year 10 and 12 students for five weeks from Monday 15 June 2020. We are continuing to welcome the children of critical worker parents as well as those who are considered to be vulnerable. ......

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2 Jun

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

This prestigious and well respected award has just been launched to all year 9 students. Further details and application form has been e-mailed to all students and the deadline is Friday 12th June 2020. Kind regards Mr Burroughs (Deputy Head ......

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Vicky Ford MP Open Letter to the SEND Sector 2
1 Jun

Minister Ford’s open letter to the SEND sector schools opening

Please find below an open letter from Vicky Ford MP. Download letter: Minister Ford’s open letter to SEND sector schools opening To all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them  I would like to express my sincere thanks for everything you are doing at ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 8
22 May

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents, carers and students I hope that you and your families remain well. This week’s update is as follows: Massive thanks to one and all for your continued support and lovely comments We have had 6, 6, 8, 4 and 7 students in on the days this week – a MEAN of 6.2, ......

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Chloe and Liam
22 May

Chloe and Liam

“Sir Ken and staff would like to pass on our very best wishes to Lisa, Mark, Caroline and their families on this day, 3 years on from the tragic events which took place in Manchester. We will always remember Chloe and Liam and offer help and support to their families and friends in any way ......

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Phased Reopening of Schools
20 May

Phased Reopening of Schools

Harton Academy will be updating parents, carers and students on Friday with the potential plan for Harton re-opening to year 10 and 12 students on a very reduced and phased basis. At the time of writing, we still await the Government’s Secondary Specific Guidance. Letter from the Local Authority Dear ......

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Michael Sehgals Uniform Information
18 May

School Uniform Ordering Process

A reminder that FREE DELIVERY to school for uniform orders is available. The deadline for this facility is JUNE 30th. The coronavirus crisis has led to a number of forced changes to our ordering process this year. There will be no in-school fitting sessions and all orders will have to be made via our uniform ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 7
15 May

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear students, parents and carers Thank you for your continued support and messages – they are greatly appreciated. The update for the week is as follows: Massive thanks to the Catering staff (Karen, Andrea and Lisa) for ensuring that our students attending each day have breakfast and a packed lunch if required. Many thanks to ......

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scholars bus
11 May

Home to School Transport 2020-2021

A message to Harton Academy parents from South Tyneside Council Applications to renew Home to School Transport arrangements for the next academic year are now open. It is important that this process continues even in these unusual circumstances as we are keen minimise any potential disruption to transport at the start of the next academic ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 6
7 May

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear students, parents and carers, I hope you all continue to be well and are enjoying the lovely weather. In terms of an update for this week: We have had between 5 and 10 students in school. Clearly, 10 students with a teacher and support assistant presents a challenge for social distancing in a ......

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SEND letter
6 May

Joint DHSC & DFE Ministerial Letter

To all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them… Click here to read letter: Joint DHSC & DFE Ministerial ......

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5 May

GCSEpod a guide for parents

Three webinar dates have been provided to guide parents through the use of GCSEpod to support home learning. Registration is essential to guarantee a place on each of these webinars. The links below will take you to the appropriate registration page for each date. PARENT WEBINAR – Introduction to GCSEPod May 6th 14:30:00 ...

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 5
1 May

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear students/parents and carers I hope you all continue to be well and many thanks for your continued support. The news for this week is as follows: There have been between 5 and 7 students in attendance each day this week. The students are receiving a balanced curriculum with one teacher and one support ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 4
24 Apr

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents, carers and students I hope you all continue to be well and massive thanks for your lovely messages this week. This week: There have been 3, 5, 7, 6 and 5 students in attendance. The Pastoral and SEN staff have continued to make numerous phone calls to many families – this work is ......

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Michael Sehgals Uniform Information
24 Apr

School Uniform Information

1. Please order all school uniforms online this year. Please note that our store is closed and school uniform evenings are suspended in line with Government guidance. School uniforms may only be ordered online via our website, this year, at www.michaelsehgal.co.uk. Orders will be dispatched as soon as we are able to re-open our warehouse, ......

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