Harton Sixth Form News

Harton Sixth Form News

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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Y11 Awards Evening 2021_-69
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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Harvest Festival 2018-2
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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Elle-May -3
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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Mass Testing - Key Worker Children_-1
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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6th form key dates and COVID-19 Testing_2
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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Mass Testing - Key Worker Children_-3
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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non uniform day sq
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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Alan Williams - plain
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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ClimateChangeWOA_SocialMediaMaterial
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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Trainee Teachers 2020 - 2021 - Edit -2800px
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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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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