This year’s Diversity Week will be taking place during the week of 12th – 16th November when we will be following the national theme of ‘Choose respect’.We will be raising awareness in assemblies, displays around school, activities in lessons and Morning Form Time in addition to having fun whilst raising funds for Children in Need. Although we are raising awareness of respect for ALL members of our community, our special focus this year is raising awareness of respect and support for our LGBT+ community – so rainbows will be the order of the day!
Year 7 Restart a Heart Event
On Tuesday 16th October 290 year 7 students were trained to give CPR. This was part of an international campaign which aimed to train thousands of young people in one day. The ability to restart a heart is incredibly important and saves thousands of lives every year. The year 7 students were all excellent and whilst we hope they never have to use their new skills we are sure that they are capable.
Author Bryony Pearce Visits Northfield School
Horror and fantasy writer, Bryony Pearce, visited Northfield on Friday 12th October before appearing at Stockton Libraries ‘Fright Night’! Bryony spoke enthusiastically to Year 8 about the benefits of reading and gave tips on how to be a writer and how she finds inspiration for her books.She read from her latest book ‘Savage Island’ which tells the story of a group of teenagers who find themselves in the terrifying position of ‘hunt or be hunted’. Then everyone took part in a challenge, ‘Would you survive Savage Island?,’ the winners of which received signed posters and bookmarks. There was also the...
English Achievement Reward Points
This academic year the ENGLISH department have introduced a unique reward scheme to the students when studying English. Students can now collect E.A.R.P.S (English Achievement Reward Points) for a variety of work from handing in homework to producing excellent work or simply doing their best in lessons. These can be cashed in for rewards on a regular basis, ranging from 'lucky dip' to 'queue jumping passes' to 'free meals'. All they have to do is collect them in the back of their exercise books and cash them in!Collecting PointsStudents can get points for:Excellent contribution to the lesson = 1 pointExceptional...
Congratulations Mrs Carol Harcourt! Winner of the National Teaching Assistants’ Day Competition 2018
National Teaching Assistants' Day falls on the 14th of September and was created to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching Assistants make to the education and support of school children across the UK. To celebrate the day, schools were given the opportunity to nominate a teaching assistant that they believe goes above and beyond every day and deserves rewarding. Mr Henderson, Deputy Headteacher, nominated Mrs Harcourt and we were delighted to hear that she was chosen from several nominations across the UK as the winner!!! Colleagues from Education Network, who sponsored the competition, were in school on Thursday to present Mrs...