Ofsted Section 8 Inspection (21 June, 2017): Inspection Report
On Tuesday 11 July, our Year 7 boys’ athletics team competed at Monkton Stadium in the ‘Quadkids’ athletics event. The competition consists of 4 events (100m, 800m, long jump and howler (a throwing event), with all pupils participating in each event. From the 11 teams competing, our ‘B’ team finished in 5th place and our ‘A’ team finished in 1st place: a fantastic achievement.
There was also an individual competition, with competitors accumulating points for each event they completed. The points were then added together to give an overall total. Two of our pupils finished in the top three, with Oliver Cresdee finishing 3rd overall and Dylan Love winning the boys’ competition: a fantastic accomplishment.
Well done to all competitors!
On Tuesday 4th of July, we donated the sum of £1,271 to the Grenfell Tower ‘Localgiving’ page, which was matched by the Foundation.
We held a number of events in school to raise money, including: a cake sale; the selling of button badges; a non-uniform day; a Smartie tube challenge (tutor groups filled Smartie tubes with one pound coins); guess the number of sweets in the jar; and a raffle Staff and pupils also donated money to have their handprint painted onto a canvas frame, as a permanent record of our support.
The money raised in school will go towards the charity’s overall fundraising target to help families rebuild their lives after this appalling tragedy.
Thank you for your kind donations and support.
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Congratulations to the Year 7 boys’ football team, who won the District Cup last night, beating St Joseph’s 1-0 in the final. Oliver Cresdee scored the wining goal in the 80th minute to give us a well-deserved victory.
The team has performed exceptionally well all season, losing only one match in eleven games. They have their final league game of the season next week.
From this summer, GCSE grades are changing from letters (A*-G) to numbers (9-1). This will apply to English and Maths only for the current Year 11. Please click HERE for further information from the DFE.
A group of 5 Triple Science pupils attended a STEM enrichment day at Ernst Youngs in Newcastle on Friday 3rd March. This was part of the government campaign ‘YourLife’ and had 50 of the UK’s largest STEM employers on hand to provide free career insights, skills and relationships with employers training. Our pupils worked with pupils from other schools to complete a ‘Twirling birds activity’ looking at production, delegation and presentation skills and had a chance to chat with Ernst Young employees about the roles and opportunities they offer.
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May we take this opportunity of thanking all parents and carers for your support over this past term, and of wishing all families a pleasant and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. We look forward to seeing you in January.
Pupils have been taking part in a range of ‘Power for Good’ activities throughout the week to raise awareness of the extremely serious issue of bullying.
Activities have included:
- a cake sale;
- an anti-bullying play performed by the school’s drama group;
- a superhero workout for pupils in Year 7;
- a competition to name our Hebburn superhero;
- designing a superhero comic strip;
- selling anti-bullying wristbands;
- signing an anti-bullying charter;
- designing a superhero mask;
- designing a superhero flag;
- creating a display board with positive comments.
Well done to all involved!
At Hebburn Comprehensive, we take the issue of bullying extremely seriously and have rigorous systems in place to address it. Bullying of any form will not be tolerated in our school community. We believe that through education and the inculcation of a set of core values, we can work together to create an environment where children feel safe and happy and are confident to raise concerns.
In our last inspection, Ofsted said the following about the school:
“Students say they feel very safe in school. The school makes sure students understand that there are different types of bullying and that these will not be tolerated. Students are confident that any concerns they have will be quickly resolved.”