Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

COVID-19 Quick Update 2 SQ
15 Jan

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers I do hope you and your loved ones are all well. In Sir Ken’s absence, as he recovers from his operation, I wanted to share an update with you as we complete our second week of Lockdown 3. Please take a few minutes to go through this, as it may also ......

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Mass Testing - Karen SQ
15 Jan

Coronavirus Mass Testing Programme

We would like to announce that we have now set up our Coronavirus Mass Testing Programme for the staff and students at Harton. This started today with the testing of many of our staff. We would like to formally thank the army for their help and support in ensuring the school’s testing centre is fit ......

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FSM Vouchers@3x
14 Jan

Free School Meals Voucher Reintroduction

Dear Parents and Carers I hope you and your loved ones are well. We can now advise you that, as expected, the government has finally re-introduced its voucher scheme for students who are entitled to free school meals (FSM). We are working hard to ensure the vouchers get to you by Friday 15 January. They ......

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Mobile Data Allowance Scheme
12 Jan

Urgent mobile data offer

Harton Academy COVID-19 ICT Support Urgent mobile data offer: Dear Parent/Guardian To help students who rely on mobile phones for their school work but don’t have access to a fixed broadband connection, the Department for Education have offered to increase mobile data allowances. To find out more about the scheme and who can apply, click ......

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Home Learning Resources
8 Jan

Home Learning Resources

It is more important than ever at this time that students in all year groups complete all home/remote learning set by their teachers. At Harton our learners now have one central point to go to find the work set or the instructions they need to follow. The platform we use is our VLE, provided by ......

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Exams Further Update
8 Jan

Exams Further Update

Many thanks to those who have already confirmed their attendance at the examinations today and next week. A number of candidates, who had not confirmed their attendance, arrived for the examination this morning and have been accommodated accordingly. Many students require specific arrangements including access to devices such as laptops and iPads which takes time ......

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COVID-19 Quick Update 1 SQ
6 Jan

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers I do hope you and your loved ones are all well. Here is an update for you all as we move into Lockdown 3. It feels like recent history is repeating itself far too quickly at the moment! 1. Key Worker and Vulnerable Children We are open for parents and carers ......

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January Vocational Examinations
5 Jan

January Vocational Examinations

Yesterday’s announcement to cancel the summer examination series has created a great deal of speculation and confusion regarding vocational examinations due to begin on Friday. The current DfE and exam board guidance is that examinations will continue as planned. The timetable for these examinations is as follows: Date Year/Subject ......

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COVID-19 - Mass Testing in Schools BW
21 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools

Dear Parents/Carers COVID-19 Mass Testing in Schools Harton will be taking part in mass testing for COVID-19 in January 2021. This is a huge but important undertaking to support the national efforts against Coronavirus. I notified you recently via our website that the school will only be open in the week beginning 4 January 2021 ......

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18 Dec

Schools and childcare settings: return in January 2021

Dear parents, carers and students. Just when we thought we had finished for Christmas, the DfE decided to send Heads an e-mail last night to say that only students in years 11 and 13 will now return on Monday January 4th. Key worker and vulnerable children will also be allowed to return then in order ......

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10 Dec

Changes to arrangements for before and after the Christmas holidays

Date: 10 December 2020 Our Ref: EHT211/SKG Dear Parents/Carers Changes to arrangements for before and after the Christmas holidays The Department for Education (DfE) has contacted us, asking that we look to change our end-of-term arrangements in order to support Public Health England with contact tracing for a six-day period in the lead-up to ......

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26 Nov

6th Form Virtual Open Evening

Harton 6th Form Virtual Open Evening – Welcome Please see below a welcome video from the Executive Head Teacher and Director of 6th Form. For subject videos, please click here. To apply, please click here. If you have any specific questions please contact ......

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Face Masks Student Reminder
23 Nov

Face coverings

Students are reminded that face coverings must be worn on scholars’ buses & public transport at all times. ...

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Ex-Year 11 Students Prom 2
20 Nov

Ex-Year 11 Students’ Prom

Dear Parent/Guardian/Ex-Year 11 Student Due to the ongoing lockdown and COVID pandemic, the prom for last year’s Year 11 students has, unfortunately, been moved to another new date: the 20 May 2021. This will, however, be confirmed nearer to the date as we have to follow the government guidelines as they emerge. An email has ......

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Local Offer
10 Nov

Local Offer

South Tyneside Local Offer now has a Facebook page. The page will be used to promote what is going on in the local area, engagement opportunities and events. https://www.facebook.com/localoffersouthtyneside ......

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Home Learning - Froglearn
10 Nov

Home Learning

Both during normal school times and when students are isolating it is essential they complete any home learning set by their teachers. All home learning at Harton is now issued to students using our Frog VLE platform which can be accessed via the school website. Parents and carers should now have their own log in details ......

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Gym 1
4 Nov

CLOSING DUE TO GOVERNMENT LOCKDOWN

All Members   As we’re sure you’re all aware by now, the Government is enforcing closure on all Gyms and Leisure Facilities from Thursday 5th November as part of the latest ......

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Phone lines down
3 Nov

Our Phone Lines are down

Our phone lines are currently down which means we are unable to receive and make phone calls. Please be patient with us whilst we resolve this issue. Apologies for any ......

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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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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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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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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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