Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

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

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 supplier at: https://www.michaelsehgal.co.uk/harton-academy-school-uniforms/s39 Parents are urged to place their uniform order as early as possible. For any queries, the ......

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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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Message for our Year 9 Parents - SQ
23 Apr

Year 9 Pathways option choices

We hope all is well at home and you are remaining healthy at this difficult time. Many thanks to all those who have been able to complete the Y9 Pathways option choices. As previously indicated this is an essential part of curriculum planning, for September, and we are incredibly grateful for your continued support in ......

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Working from home expectation - SQ
22 Apr

Working from home – expectations of students

It has now become apparent that schools, in the UK, will remain closed for an extended period of time. This is a very stressful time for all but particularly for our students who will be keen to continue their learning journey. Subject leaders and classroom teachers continue to provide learning resources via the school VLE, ......

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Masks - SQ3
21 Apr

PPE Full-Face Visors Available

One of our wonderful teachers Mr Reis, alongside his colleagues in the Design and Technology department has produced some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to donate to any healthcare workers in need. They have produced over 700 full-face visors and there are still 400+ available for distribution. If there are any care homes, hospices etc. in ......

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Key Contacts - SQ
21 Apr

List of key contacts for parents

Information for parents Safeguarding support (DSL/DDSL email / contact no.) Social care Advice and support Early Help Outreach advice – 0191 4246210 (for children over 5), 0191 4246363 ( for children under 5 years) Children’s services – 8.30am-5pm – 0191 4245010 Children’s services (out ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 3
17 Apr

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students Many thanks once again for all of your continued support and nice comments. I hope you and your families are all well and have enjoyed a lovely Easter break. I thought I would share with you the following information for this week: We have had 3, 2, 5 and 2 ......

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Secondary Mental Health Pack-SQ
16 Apr

Mental Health Resources

Please find below, links to Mental Health Resources which have been produced by South Tyneside CCG and South Tyneside Council. These resources have also been put onto the Local Offer which has been updated with a range of information and resources to support families during this challenging period – South Tyneside Local Offer. Mental Health ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update 2
9 Apr

Weekly update from all at Harton

Dear parents/carers and students As promised, here is the weekly update from all at Harton: We have had between 4 and 5 students in each day this week and they have had a range of experiences including maths, DT, games/PE, English, science and MFL. In the LA Conference Call this morning, it would appear ......

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Tom Brooks SQ
3 Apr

Tom Brooks

We were very saddened to hear the dreadful news about our former student, colleague and friend of Harton who tragically passed away this week. Tom was a larger than life character and one of the most generous and helpful colleagues. He attended Harton as a boy, trained with us to become a teacher and then ......

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COVID-19 Weekly Update
3 Apr

COVID-19 Weekly Update

Dear students, parents and carers I hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well during these difficult times. Many thanks to all of you for your continued support, understanding and kind messages. I thought you would appreciate a weekly update so here goes: We have had between 3 and 5 students in ......

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Subject Taster Event Cancelled
1 Apr

Subject Taster Event Cancelled

Unfortunately due to the current situation the taster event has been cancelled. Summer tasks have been updated and will be available from Monday 6th April via the subject page of the website. These will form part of the enrolment process and need to be completed by the end of June. These are to be emailed ......

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For those in years 11 and 13
30 Mar

For those in Years 11 and 13

For those in Years 11 and 13 Dear Parents, Carers and Students I hope you are keeping well during this challenging time in our lives. Please do take the time to read this detailed communication, as we are keen to keep in touch with you. Many thanks to those who have contacted the school, requesting ......

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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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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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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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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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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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