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18
October
2018

Northfield School Students Meet Author Robin Stevens

On Tuesday 9th October members of our Library Café group became detectives for the morning when they met murder mystery author Robin Stevens at Conyers School. Bestselling author Robin was touring the country to promote the 8th book in her popular ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ series, ‘Death in the Spotlight’. She talked to students about how her childhood in Oxford and her time at boarding school inspired her series about Daisy and Hazel who solve crimes when the adults don’t believe them. The group planned a  murder mystery together deciding who, what, where and when the crime was committed, with Robin...

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17
October
2018

BAE Systems STEM Roadshow

On Thursday 11th October, BAE systems visited Northfield school to deliver their new roadshow “It’s a Numbers game” to Y7 and Y8 students. The Roadshow was devised in response to the Government's acknowledgement that there is already a shortfall of ‘home grown’ scientists and engineers to meet the needs of the country and by capturing the interest of young people aged 10 – 13, we can hopefully increase the numbers that take STEM subjects and ultimately increase the pool of talent in years to come. Throughout the show student were introduced to a series of fun and fascinating ways in...

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16
October
2018

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...

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15
October
2018

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...

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8
October
2018

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...

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