Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

COVID-19 Information - no text
11 Jun

COVID-19 Update – June 2021

Dear Parents, Carers and Students COVID-19 Update – June 2021 I am sure you will already be aware that a COVID-19 variant of concern (the ‘Delta’ or ‘Indian’ variant) has been confirmed within our region. Although this variant does not appear to cause more severe illness than other strains, we are advised that it does transmit ......

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9 Jun

Parent Governor Elections

PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS Nominations are required for five Parent Representatives to the Local Governing Body of Harton Academy to serve a 4 year term of office from September 2021. As a parent/carer of a child at the School you are eligible to:- STAND for election to the Local Governing Body. You will need to ......

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School Crossing Patrol
8 Jun

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 on Wednesday 9th June at the end of the day session. This patrol is a mobile patrol covering this vacant point, so there are no further replacements ......

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New-Food-Pod
7 Jun

Delayed Food Pod Opening

Dear Parents/Carers Disappointingly, the planned opening of our new ‘Food Pod’ (Monday 7th June) has to be delayed; all pupils will be informed of this by teaching staff. Our construction company has encountered a number of problems sourcing some essential materials, which are required in order to complete the building of this new facility in ......

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Message for parents-carers
28 May

A message to parents/carers

Dear Parents/Carers We wish to communicate a few items as we ease into the half-term holiday. The Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) for years 11 and 13  These have been submitted, following the examination boards’ guidelines, and we will be meeting with all subject leaders from Monday 7 to Wednesday 16 June before submitting the final grades to the ......

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Non Uniform Day raised 1210
26 May

A total of £1,210.18 raised

Our last non-uniform day raised a total of £1,210.18. This will be donated to the Together Forever Trust charity. Our non-uniform day was to commemorate the 4th anniversary of the Manchester Atrocity, on Saturday 22 May 2021 in the memory of South Shields’ angels Chloe Rutherford and Liam Curry by wearing pink and ......

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Saffron Fowles 3
18 May

Saffron Fowles

“It is with immense sadness that I write this tribute to one of our much-loved former students and trainee teacher, Saffron Fowles. Saffron very sadly passed away on Thursday 6 May 2021.  Saffron was completing her teacher training with us and had already been appointed to a full-time teaching role at Harton from this coming ......

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Face Masks
13 May

Face Coverings

Updated: 18 May 2021 Dear Parents and Carers Face coverings on scholars’ buses Please be aware that, although the Government no longer requires children to wear face coverings in school (except for certain circumstances), Nexus – our scholars’ bus provider – are still expecting children to wear them on the buses. This will continue ......

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6th Form Transition Week SQ
11 May

Harton 6th Form Transition Week

Harton 6th Form Transition Week Monday 21 June to Friday 25 June 2021 Selecting courses to study at Level 3 is often a challenging process, especially when there are a number of subjects which you may never have studied before. It is a very important decision and therefore we are offering every student who has applied, ......

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
28 Apr

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 covers Highfield Road/Cheviot Road has been relocated until further notice. Parents/Carers are advised to make alternate arrangements for their ......

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Twice weekly rapid COVID-19 testing Girl
22 Apr

Staff and students to self-test for COVID-19

Dear Parents/Carers Now we have returned from the Easter holiday, we would like to remind you that the Government is still urging all staff and students to self-test for COVID-19 twice a week. Harton continues to hand out the test kits to all students for whom we have consent, and we ask that these self-tests ......

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Teach North East SQ
19 Apr

Teach North East

We have some exciting news to share with you all about a rebrand that was launched over the Easter Holidays. ...

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Michael Sehgals Uniform Information
19 Apr

Uniform Purchase September 2021

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/hartonacademy-school-uniforms/s39 Parents are urged to place their uniform order as early as possible and the company is offering free delivery/return directly to the home in May and June on all orders ......

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Easter Break Update
1 Apr

Easter Break Update

Dear Parents/Carers As we start our Easter holidays, we wanted to summarise a few key points for you all. 1. Water As the weather continues to improve, could you please ensure your child has sufficient water for their day? This is especially important during the pandemic, as we do not have the usual communal water ......

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New School Uniform - SQ
1 Apr

School Uniform

Dear Parents and Carers Many thanks for your continued support of the school and its policies. We believe that it is in the best interests of both the school and the local community we serve, to ask that all of our students wear a uniform and present themselves smartly. Our policy is based on the notion ......

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Gavin Williamson MP Letter SQ
29 Mar

A letter to students

Dear Parents and Carers We have been asked by the Secretary of State for Education to share his message to all our students. It can be found in this link: https://dfemedia.blog.gov.uk/2021/03/26/a-letter-to-young-people-from-gavin-williamson-mp-secretary-of-state-for-education/ Best wishes. Mr Amos Head of ......

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Quick Update
19 Mar

Quick Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers We thought you would appreciate a quick update, exactly one year to the day when the students were sent home ahead of the first national lockdown. Asymptomatic Mass Testing We have now supervised over 90% of our students, who have had a total of 4119 COVID-19 tests in school, conducted over ......

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Harton Academy Future First
11 Mar

Sign up to our former student network

Former student? Return to Harton Academy to inform our current students about what life beyond school is really like. Sign up to our former student network to receive news, updates and invites to events: ...

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COVID-19 Quick Update 7 SQ
5 Mar

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear parents/carers/students – I hope you are all well and looking forward to the staggered return to school of our wonderful students next week. Please note that students DO NOT need to wear uniform on the day of their first test but will do thereafter. I thought that I would update you on a few important ......

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Slide10
4 Mar

Slum Project Competition

Students from Year 7 were invited to take part in a Geography competition which involved designing their own slum/shanty town. This complemented work they have been doing in the Africa topic during lockdown. The entries were fantastic! Over 50 students submitted an entry and were then asked to vote on their favourite ones. As you ......

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Scholars Buses Nexus
3 Mar

Back to school transport

Dear Parents/Carers, We have been asked by NEXUS to share some information with you regarding “back to school transport” for the week commencing Monday March 8. Please find  below some information that may assist with student transport. Families should plan how their children will reach schools and colleges comfortably – walking and cycling where ......

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Full Return to School
2 Mar

Full return to school

Dear Parents/Carers As you are aware, we will be reopening fully to students from next week, and are looking forward to welcoming them back to school. We are also testing over 80% of our students for COVID-19, so there must be a staggered return, from Tuesday 9 March. A separate email will come to you regarding your child’s ......

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Square Ads - Image behind 3
1 Mar

Are you considering a career in teaching?

We are offering one to one virtual information sessions, where you can get all of the information you need on the application and interview process, course content and structure and the opportunity to ask any question you may have. Book your appointment now – ...

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Science club - 25th Feb 3.15pm
25 Feb

Online Science Club

As a school, Harton Academy has always run a Science club. With the restrictions we have had to put in place for COVID-19, it has not been possible to do so for a while. We have now decided to move our Science club online. The club will run every Thursday evening from 3:15pm ......

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Mass testing and return of students
24 Feb

Mass Testing and Return of Students

Dear Parents/Carers/Students Consent Form for COVID-19 Asymptomatic Mass Testing from 8 March 2021 As you are now aware, schools are due to return in full from the 8 March 2021. As part of this re-opening programme, we have been asked to partake in asymptomatic mass testing for Coronavirus, which means three in-school tests for you ......

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Stop - Think Fraud
22 Feb

Stop! Think Fraud

The Police, your Bank, HMRC, Amazon or Sky will never ask you to transfer your money, hand over cash, buy vouchers or send via a money service bureau or download an application on your phone.  ...

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COVID-19 Quick Update 6 SQ
12 Feb

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers As we approach the half term break, we just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you all for your continued support since Christmas. The demands of providing remote learning, producing assessments, writing reports, making tutor/welfare calls, supervising key worker and vulnerable children, facilitating mass testing, etc. are well known, understood ......

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11 Feb

NHS Foundation Trust’s challenge

Students from the Additional Resource Base at Harton Academy have taken on South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s challenge to show our hard-working NHS staff some appreciation and love by creating a heart to place in the window of their classroom. We are very thankful for all the hard work the NHS do. #LoveTeamsSTSFT ......

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COVID-19 Quick Update 4 SQ
29 Jan

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers We hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well and staying safe. Please take a few moments to read this weekly update Thank you. 1 – Remote learning Senior staff and our subject leaders are keeping a close eye on student engagement. Despite the difficulties and challenges of ......

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COVID-19 Quick Update 3 SQ
22 Jan

Lockdown 3 – Update for Parents and Carers

Dear Parents and Carers At the end of another busy week, I wanted to share this update with you, as we are keen to keep you informed as much as possible. Please do take a few minutes on this. Thank you. 1. Remote learning Many thanks for the overwhelmingly positive feedback regarding this provision. ......

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Summer exam grades - update SQ
19 Jan

Summer Exam Grades Update

We are conscious that there remains a great deal of uncertainty regarding summer examination grades and this is, understandably, a source of anxiety amongst our students and families. The Department for Education and Ofqual are currently seeking views, by way of a consultation document, to gather opinions regarding their proposals for managing the grading of ......

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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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