Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

Emma-1-SQ
6 Dec

Celebrating Student Success

Celebrating the many talents of our young people at Harton Academy is a huge pleasure. We are proud to announce that Emma Stephenson in Year 13 has gained her senior adult black belt in karate. She now has the honour of being called Senpai, or ‘Teacher’. Not only has Emma succeeded in her karate, but ......

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3 Dec

Hospitality and Hope

Harton Academy are incredibly proud to be working with an amazing charity based in South Shields. Hospitality and Hope are working to improve community wellbeing, reduce homelessness, increase employability and most profoundly for many, tackle food insecurity in our local area.   As many of you will already know, food banks have become a lifeline for many ......

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SEND An Update Issue 1 SQ
25 Nov

SEND An Update Newsletter

South Tyneside Local Authority have asked all schools to share the new quarterly newsletter – SEND An Update. If you would like this in hard copy, please contact the Equal Opportunities Department in school. Click here to download the latest SEND An Update. * Adobe PDF reader ......

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6th Form Open Evening 12 January 2022 SQ
22 Nov

6th Form Open Evening

Dear Students/Parents/Carers, The new date for our 6th Form Open Evening is Wednesday 12th January 6.00pm – 8.00pm. The application process is currently open via the Apply section of the Harton 6th form website and the deadline for applications is at present the end of January but this will be reviewed in the near future and the website ......

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Young People Health & Wellbeing Priorities QR code
18 Nov

Young People Health & Wellbeing Priorities

A group of young people have worked with the Public Health Team to decide a number of different health priorities. We now want more young people to help us decide which of these are most important for us to focus on over the next few years. Your answers can make a real difference to young ......

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Ofqual Assessment Arrangemens 2021-22 SQ
15 Nov

Ofqual update regarding assessment arrangement 2021-2022

We advise students and parents to follow the link shown below. This will take you to an open letter and video from Jo Saxton (Chief regulator of Ofqual). In this letter and video, she summarises the arrangements for external assessments for the academic year 2021-22. www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-letters-arrangements-for-gcses-as-and-a-levels-in-2022/letter-to-students ......

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Leavers Hoodie 2022
10 Nov

Harton Academy Leavers’ Hoodies

We are offering Year 11 leavers the chance to purchase a leavers’ hoody.  These will be in the school colour of navy blue and will be available in small, medium, large and extra-large*sizing below.  There is also the option to personalise your hoody. The cost is £17.50 (without personalisation) or £19.00 for a personalised hoody. ......

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9 Nov

Poem written by McKenzie Davies

At Harton Academy, we are proud of the creative efforts of all our young people. Here are pictures from Sainsburys in Shrewsbury to commemorate Remembrance Day, using a poem written last year by McKenzie Davies (Y10). Mckenzie’s most recent poem is being used for the Remembrance Day Service by the Military Wives Choir in Shropshire ......

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Year 8 Meet the Tutor Evening
3 Nov

Year 8 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening

Dear Parent/Carer Year 8 ‘Meet the tutor’ Parents’ Evening I would like to extend to you a warm invitation to visit the school on the evening of Wednesday 17 November. This will be the occasion of the Year 8, ‘Meet the Tutor’, Parents’ evening. The evening is an opportunity to provide you with feedback about ......

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6th Form Open Evening Postponed SQ
2 Nov

6th Form Open Evening Postponed

Dear Students/Parents/Carers It is with much regret that, following Public Health advice, we have been forced to postpone Thursday’s 6th Form Open Evening. Hopefully, we may well be able to host the evening in early December or alternatively produce a Virtual Open Evening. The application process does still open on Monday 8th November via the ......

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COVID-19 Information SQ3
29 Oct

Important letter for parents, carers and students

Dear parents/carers/students – I hope you and your loved ones are well. Please read the following letter carefully as we fully intend to implement, or continue to implement, from Monday 1st November, most of the 10 important points mentioned. So, we fully expect students and staff to be wearing masks again in classrooms and communal ......

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COVID-19 Information SQ2
29 Oct

Vaccinations for 12 to 15 year olds

Dear Parents/Carers We have been asked to share this communication with you from the Secretary of State for Education. Please note, Harton Academy is not endorsing the vaccination; this is a decision for families to make with their children. Please click here. Best wishes. Mr Amos...

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6th Form Open Evening Postponed SQ
22 Oct

6th Form Open Evening Postponed

Update Dear Students/Parents/Carers It is with much regret that, following Public Health advice, we have been forced to postpone Thursday’s 6th Form Open Evening. Hopefully, we may well be able to host the evening in early December or alternatively produce a Virtual Open Evening. The application process does still open on Monday 8th November via ......

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Teach North East SQ
22 Oct

School Direct training programme

Teaching offers you all the opportunities, training, support and rewards you need to build a stimulating and successful career. If you want your teacher training to be based in a school where you will be part of school life and work with experienced teachers from day one, our School Direct training programme is for you! ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
21 Oct

Government’s advice for school staff and students

Dear Parents and Carers I am sure you are all looking forward to spending some time with your children as we hand them back to you at the end of school today, Thursday. I would just like to take a moment to remind you of the Government’s advice for school staff and students to continue ......

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Breakfast Club Facebook SQ
18 Oct

Breakfast Club starting Monday 1 November

We’ve secured funding from the National School Breakfast Programme for this academic year. This enables every student to have a free breakfast, either a bagel or a choice of Cereals (gluten-free also available), served from 8am every day in the dining hall. ...

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Prospectus 2021
15 Oct

Missed our Open Evening?

You can access our latest Prospectus and watch the presentation below: Prospectus 2021-2022 Click here to download our latest prospectus. * Adobe PDF reader required.     Open Evening 2021 Presentation   Want to find out more? Please ......

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BBC Bitesize 4
13 Oct

The Bitesize Schools Tour 2021

Harton Academy had an opportunity to be part of a tour programme which focuses on careers in Innovation (The Bitesize Schools Tour 2021). There is an increasing skills gap appearing in the science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics sectors (STEAM), which is costing UK businesses an estimated £1.5 billion a year and thousands of jobs to ......

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Year 6 Open Evening Tonight
7 Oct

Open Evening at Harton Academy

Dear Parents and Carers of current Year 6 pupils in South Tyneside We are looking forward to welcoming you and your child to tonight’s Open Evening at Harton Academy. Please note that this event is only for parents and carers of current Year 6 children. With every good wish – here’s hoping it doesn’t rain! Mr Amos...

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4 Oct

Making a positive impression!

It was lovely to receive a message from a lady who recently met our gold Duke of Edinburgh Award students on their expedition just north of Grasmere next to Lake Thirlmere. It was lovely to receive a nice message of how impressed she was with the students. She passes on her congratulations and said that ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
4 Oct

Message from The local Immunisation Team

Dear Parents and Carers of children aged 12-15. The local Immunisation Team, responsible for administering your child’s COVID-19 vaccination, has asked that we share the following communication with yourselves. Please note, Harton Academy is merely a venue for the COVID vaccine, and we are not in the position to respond to any queries you ......

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Harvest Festival 2021-7
1 Oct

Harvest Festival 2021

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. We were delighted to be able to finally reinstate this long-held tradition. Sixth Form students assisted with the preparation of the assemblies and invited members of the local community to ......

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Facebook Advert
27 Sep

Open Evening on Thursday 7 October

Dear Parents/Carers Harton Academy Open Evening, 7 October 2021 Over the coming weeks, you will be making the very important choice of secondary school education for your child. At Harton, we always try to provide prospective parents and carers with the fullest possible information as well as with opportunities to visit the school itself. We ......

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Gold DofE Qualifying Expedition -4
20 Sep

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Qualifying Expedition

Huge congratulations to the fifteen students that completed the Gold Qualifying Expedition in the Lake District last week. They completed the gruelling four days of hiking over some of the high peaks over four days and impressed the staff and assessor with their attitude and heart even though some of the groups were not feeling well ......

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17 Sep

Y11 Awards Evening

We are delighted to be able to share some images of our Y11 Awards Evening which was celebrated on the evening of Wednesday 15th September. This was the first time we have been able to gather to celebrate student success in almost two years and clearly demonstrates that we have made huge progress in returning ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
17 Sep

COVID-19 Vaccination

Dear Parents/Carers The Government has asked that we share this information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, which will be offered to 12-15 year-olds in the coming weeks. Please note, Harton is not endorsing the vaccine; this is a decision for our families. We are merely sharing the information from Public Health England. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-resources-for-children-and-young-people/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-eligible-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17 With every ......

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17 Sep

Harvest Festival on Friday 1st October

Dear Parent/Carer Harvest Festival Friday 1st October 2021 We are holding our annual Harvest Festival assemblies on Friday 1 October and, as is tradition, we are inviting families to donate one non-perishable food item to the event. The food will be displayed in the main hall during the service and afterwards will be distributed to ......

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Year 6 Open Evening
16 Sep

Main School Open Evening

Dear Parents and Carers of Year 6 children. We are delighted to confirm that our Main School Open Evening will be taking place on Thursday 7 October. More details will follow very shortly, and please be aware that this event is always subject to last-minute changes, in light of COVID-19. Everyone at Harton is looking ......

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Key Dates for the rest of this half term
10 Sep

Dates for the rest of this half term

Dear Parents and Carers It has been wonderful to welcome the students back to school, and everyone seems to be enjoying some form of normality, which we all dearly hope will stay. If Public Health England or the Local Authority require us to reinstate any form of additional measures, such as the reintroduction of face ......

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Gold DofE practice Sep21 - 2
10 Sep

Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

A big well done to seventeen 6th Form students that successfully completed their practice Gold D of E expedition in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It was great to see the students back in the great outdoors after the past 18 months and I was very impressed with how they all coped with some challenging walking ......

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Supporting students at secondary school
6 Sep

Return to Education

Dear Parents and Carers Please find this item “Return to Education – Secondary School Leaflet”, which the Government has asked schools to share with you. Please note that the reference to vaccinations is not an endorsement of such by Harton Academy; we are merely sharing the Government’s information. Best wishes. Mr Amos...

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Lunch Arrangements return to normal
2 Sep

Lunch Arrangements

Dear Parents/Carers, we would like to make you aware that we return to normal, pre-COVID lunch arrangements from Wednesday 08 September ......

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Information for parents and carers
1 Sep

Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers: Tutor groups and tutor room numbers, September 2021. Dear Parents/Carers The start of the new school year is fast approaching, and I write to you in advance of students’ return.  I would like to share some further details with you, in preparation for the start of the new academic year, ......

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16 Aug

Well done and best wishes to Elle-May in the USA

It is great to hear that Elle-May has settled into life at University in California. Elle-May has already started training as part of her soccer scholarship and will be starting her Business Course soon. Elle-May recently achieved 3 A’s in Psychology, RE and History and is now settling into university life in the USA and ......

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GCSE Results Day 2021_--3
12 Aug

GCSE Results Day – 2021

Once again our marvellous students have achieved outstanding results at KS4. They have worked tirelessly throughout the past two years despite the very difficult circumstances and significant disruption to their education. Their engagement during lockdown periods was first class and the support and teaching, which they received, have been phenomenal. I would like to congratulate ......

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12 Aug

Mass Testing and Return to School

Dear all Coronavirus Self-Test before your child returns to school Please find, below, the plan for mass testing and return to school for Years 7-11. The tests are carried out by the children themselves, under the supervision of trained staff. It is essential that consent has been given. If you have not already done so, ......

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A-Level Results Day 2021 no-names-_-8
10 Aug

Harton Academy – A Level results 2021

Our wonderful 6th form students have once again excelled this year. Despite the incredible challenges of the past 16 months, the students continued to work exceptionally well throughout and even managed to remain fully focused during any lockdown periods. There are some stunning individual successes and there were some very happy students and staff this ......

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Results Days Update
23 Jul

Results Days Update

We would like to make you aware that JCQ has indicated that results may not be released to students until 8:30am and not 8:00am. Emails will therefore be sent at 8:30am and results will be available for collection in person from 8:30am. All other arrangements remain as previously ......

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22 Jul

6th Form Key Dates and COVID-19 Testing

Year 13 Tuesday 7 September Testing at home (self-test kits to be collected from Reception during the summer holidays) Wednesday 8th September Welcome back assembly at 8.50am and then time with their tutor looking and discussing future plans (UCAS) until 12.15pm and independent / preparation time in the afternoon. Thursday 9th September Lessons start at ......

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22 Jul

Mass Testing for all Harton students

Dear Parents/Carers Mass Testing, September 2021 We have emailed all of our parents and carers regarding COVID-19 mass testing from September 2021. Please do check your spam or junk emails, as we need your consent. Thank you. If you (or your child, if they are over 16) do not consent to self-test in school in ......

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21 Jul

Non-uniform day – 23 July 2021

This Friday is going to be a non-uniform day, as a reward to the students who remain able to attend. They have been superb throughout and deserve a little reward. No money donation is ......

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COVID-19 Information - no text
16 Jul

High Infection Case Rate

Dear Parents and Carers This communication may be repeated with a later one from South Tyneside Council, but I am keen to share the message with you as soon as possible. South Tyneside has now been identified as having an infection case rate of 1398 per 100,000 people. This is four times greater than the ......

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16 Jul

Mr Williams

A year has gone by and we still miss you more than we can possibly say. Rest in peace Mr Williams. ...

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Play Safe Stay Safe SQ
15 Jul

Play Safe – Stay Safe

Play Safe – Stay Safe. Keep off the Metro tracks. That is the message that we would like to send out to our students over the school holidays. The school holiday period is traditionally a time when Metro can see a rise in instances of trespass and Anti-Social Behaviour on the system, with restrictions lifted we would like to warn our students about ......

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Summer Holiday Programme SQ
15 Jul

Summer Holiday Club

South Tyneside’s Summer Holiday Club programme is here! Free places are available for children and young people in South Tyneside, aged 5-16, who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals or from a family currently experiencing hardship. The sessions include a variety of creative and physical activities, including sports, arts and other exciting opportunities to ......

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Important Update for Parents and Carers SQ
13 Jul

Important Update from Sir Ken Gibson

Dear parents/carers As we near the end of another very challenging year, I thought that I would write with one or two important updates. We have a few staff retiring or moving to pastures new in September and I will be meeting with each of them separately this week to wish them all the very ......

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DofE-2
9 Jul

Duke of Edinburgh’s Expeditions

It was great to finally get back into the great outdoors and for the D of E groups to be able to complete the training and expedition sections of the award. Forty year 11 students completed the expedition over two separate weekends and a memorable time was had by all in the beautiful Teesdale valley. The ......

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7 Jul

Children’s A&E services to change

The Communications team from South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Trust has provided some information and asked schools to share this. From Wednesday 4 August, children’s A&E services at South Tyneside District Hospital will change to South ......

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6 Jul

Climate Change Week of Action

Last week, students at Harton Academy took part in South Tyneside’s ‘Climate Change Week of Action’. Students in years 7 and 8 discovered the causes behind climate change and the growing problems we face as a global community. Students have been involved with writing letters to officials to discuss Climate Change and some students in Year ......

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
5 Jul

Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue 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 Centenary Avenue/Barbour Avenue will not be on duty until further notice. There are no further replacements available and parents are advised to make alternative arrangements for their ......

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1 Jul

Vaccination messages for Schools

Dear Parents and Carers We have been asked to share this email from South Tyneside Council. It is regarding the availability of local vaccine clinics in the area this week. These are for people who need their first or second jabs. Please take a moment to read the Council’s email, below, and the ...

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School Crossing Patrol - Unavailable
30 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 until further notice (the patrol has been told to self-isolate for 10 days). There are no further replacements available and parents are advised to ......

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30 Jun

Class of 2021

Congratulations to our amazing 2020/21 cohort who, despite the disruptions COVID has brought, have proven themselves to be amazing teachers. We are extremely proud of you all and wish you all the very best. Keep in touch. ...

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Facemasks
22 Jun

Facemasks

Dear Parents and Carers You will be aware that the Government changed the rules for the wearing of facemasks by children from the 17 May, meaning that our students were no longer required to wear these when in school. However, schools are coming under increasing pressure to take additional measures to protect the students and ......

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6th Form Transition Week
16 Jun

6th Form Transition Week Amendments

Due to the latest government announcements, Harton 6th Form have made a few amendments to the original plan for Transition Week, to ensure that we are still able to offer and run this Event. Letters have been posted out to participating students and also parents/guardians on 16 June 2021, detailing these ......

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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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