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Principal's Newsletter 

20 April 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,  

I would like to start by welcoming all students back after the Easter break, after a bit of a wash out we have finally found some sunshine and it has been lovely to see the students walking around outside and enjoying the warm weather.  The first week of term has been good and students have returned well prepared and well behaved and I hope this positive attitude remains throughout what will be a very busy term for them.

I would also like to thank all the staff and students who attended revision sessions in school over the Easter holidays. It was great to see such commitment and effort put in to exam preparation. I urge Year 11 students to continue attending the lunchtime and after school revision sessions in these final 3 weeks before exams begin.

We know that the “examination term” can be a very stressful time for students.  Mrs Curtis has been running weekly mindfulness sessions after school, these start at 3.45pm on a Friday and we encourage students to attend if you feel this would be beneficial. The sessions are relaxed and informal but very specific in the techniques that they teach students to help them practise to reduce stress levels.   I know that Miss Smith has already sent home all of the information for Year 11 students relating to revision and examinations. We will keep you updated with any changes to the standard timetable this term linked to formal examinations, but also some celebratory end of term activities.

Year 7 Fundraiser

On the last day of term, Miss Devine’s Year 7 ethics class held a fundraiser for the Longbenton Cat and Dog shelter. The students had been working on this project over the last 6 weeks in their ethics lessons and put a great amount of effort into making sure the day was a success. Students from all year groups came to support the cause and it created a brilliant atmosphere around school before we broke up for Easter. The class raised £250 and showed a real flair for leadership in the planning and running of the event, well done!

Madison May Brodie “I enjoyed this activity a lot”

Daisy Gallagher “The Fundraising day was very fun and I loved making money for a cause. I liked helping the animals by raising money. I also loved it when the dog came from the cat and dog shelter. I would love to do something like this again”

The Little Princess Trust

While we are on the subject of charity I would like to let you know about an extremely admirable act from another of our Year 7 students. Alexa had 11 and half inches cut from her hair at the end of March to donate to The Little Princess Trust. It took her a year to grow it and she was inspired to donate when she had attended a hospital appointment and noticed poorly children with no hair.

The Little Princess Trust is a charity supplying and funding real hair wigs to children and young adults up to the age of 25 who have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment.

The charity was set up in 2006 by the parents of a young girl who sadly died from a Wilms tumour. While she was undergoing treatment they had found it difficult to find high quality wigs for children so they decided to set up The Little Princess Trust.

In January 2018 The Duchess of Cambridge also donated her hair to the charity.

If you want to find out more information about how to donate then go to www.littleprincesses.org.uk    

We cannot praise Alexa enough for this selfless act of kindness which shows great maturity for a 12 year old!

Year 7 Science

I would also like to share with you some fantastic work from 7NH. In their Science lessons they have been looking at the solar system and put a huge amount of effort into creating these models which I’m sure you’ll agree are very impressive!

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 Year 7 Parents Evening

I would like to remind Year 7 parents that it is parents evening on Thursday 26th April. If you have not yet made appointments to see your child’s teachers please do so as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and discuss how they have settled in to life at secondary school.

Royal Wedding

Finally, we will be holding an afternoon tea party on Friday 18th May to celebrate the Royal Wedding. Funds raised will go towards the Year 11 prom. Tickets are £5, they are on sale from the front reception and are limited so get yours fast!

I wish you all a lovely weekend,

Warm regards

 

Steve Campbell

Acting Principal


Further Information

 

ATTENDANCE

Attendance is one of our key college priorities as for the past 2 years we have been below the national average.  Our attendance currently sits at 93% and we need to ensure that we can get this to over 95%.

For our children to gain the greatest benefit from their education it is vital that they attend regularly and your child should be at school, on time, every day the school is open unless the reason for absence is unavoidable.

The law does not grant parents an automatic right to take their child out of school during term time. Any absence from school will disrupt your child’s learning. You may consider that a holiday will be educational, but your child will still miss out on the teaching that their classmates will receive.

Children returning for a term time holiday are also unprepared for the lessons that build on the teaching they have missed. When teachers have to give more time to help individual children catch up on missed work, other students in the class may miss out on help, and under-achieve as a result. This is a situation that we all have a responsibility to avoid.

In the past we have indicated that if holidays are taken during term time that they will not be authorised. However, we have never, before, prosecuted for term time holidays. Please note that as from January 2018 we will consider prosecution should students be taken out of school during term time if the holiday leads to a student falling below the 90% threshold set by the Government for Persistent Absence. 

As a school, we are working hard to raise standards and attendance is an integral part of that. I hope you will support our efforts to raise attendance and attainment.

 

Mrs Cassidy

Lead for Attendance and Child Protection


  FOOTBALL RESULTS SO FAR

Year 7

Monkseaton Middle 2 - Seaton Burn College 6

Norham 0 vs Seaton Burn College 5

Berwick 0 vs Seaton Burn College 7


Seaton Burn 5 vs Newcastle School for Boys 2

Year 8 

Seaton Burn College 4 - Marden High 5

Ovingham 5 - Seaton Burn College 1

Year 9 
St Thomas More 4 -Seaton Burn 3


Seaton Burn College 9 - Marden High 1

Seaton Burn College 2 - St Aidan's (Sunderland) 5


Seaton Burn College 5 vs George Stephenson High School 3

Year 10 

Seaton Burn College 1 vs Newcastle School for Boys 2

Seaton Burn College 1 vs Bede Academy 1

Upcoming Fixtures

 Wednesday 15th November - 4.00pm ko 

Year 9 - Whitley Bay vs Seaton Burn College 

Thursday 16th November - 4.00pm ko 
Year 7 - NCEA vs Seaton Burn College (County Cup) 
Monday 20th November - 2.00pm ko
Year 7 - Gosforth Central Middle vs Seaton Burn College (ESFA national cup) 
Tuesday 5th December
Year 9 - John Spence vs Seaton Burn College

 


 

YEAR 11 - KEY DATES CALENDAR

2017/2018

                                    

Week beginning

Week

Key Dates

Exam Intervention

Other

PSCHE

04/09/17

1

 

New Tutor groups

 

Review year 10 / Data

11/09/17

2

 

 

 

Careers and IAG

18/09/17

3

 

 

 

 

25/09/17

4

Data 1

 

AM Launch

 

02/10/17

5

 

 

 

 

09/10/17

6

Parents Evening

 

AM Meet parents

 

16/10/17

7

 

 

 

 

23/10/17

Half-term

 

 

 

 

30/10/17

8

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

Revision and Learning

6/11/17

9

Data 2

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

13/11/17

10

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

20/11/17

11

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

AM meet

 

27/11/17

12

 

Mock Exam Preparation week

 

 

04/12/17

13

 

Year 11 Mock (full)

 

 

11/12/17

14

 

 

AM check in

 

18/12/17

15

 

 

 

 

25/12/17

Christmas

Holiday

 

 

 

01/01/18

 

 

 

 

08/01/18

16

Data 3 and full report

 

 

Making Choices and Job prep

15/01/18

17

 

 

 

 

22/01/18

18

22/01/18 Raising Achievement Day

 (with AM input)

 

 

 

29/01/18

19

 

 

IAG programme

 

05/02/18

20

 

 

IAG programme

 

12/02/18

Half-term

 

Coursework focus - subjects

 

 

19/02/18

21

 Year 11 revision evening (21/02/18)

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

IAG programme

Revision and learning

26/02/18

22

Data 4

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

Food Tech Practical Exams

IAG programme

 

05/03/18

23

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

AM meet / Positive week

 

12/03/18

24

 

Positive exam week

 

 

19/03/18

25

 

Year 11 Mock Exam (short)

 

 

26/03/18

26

 

Review of mocks

 

 

02/04/18

Easter

Holiday

 

Subject revision sessions

 

 

09/04/18

 

Subject revision sessions

 

 

16/04/18

27

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

23/04/18

28

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

AM check in

 

30/04/18

29

Year 11 Final Est Grade 5

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

07/05/18

30

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

14/05/18

31

Exams begin

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

21/05/18

32

 

Exam prep time – compulsory revision classes

 

 

28/05/18

Half-term

 

 

 

 

04/06/18

33

 

 

 

 

11/06/18

34

 

 

 

 

18/06/18

35

 

 

 

 

25/06/18

36

 

 

 

 

                     


OPERATION ENCOMPASS

Seaton Burn College is an Operation Encompass school - a project aimed at supporting children affected by domestic violence. Please keep an eye out for a letter containing more details of how the project works. 

 


 

 


  

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