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Principal's Newsletter

2nd February 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,  

I would like to start this newsletter by outlining our plans to increase enrichment opportunities across the academy for our students. This year our students have the chance to go on various trips within the UK and overseas. For example, in July we are launching our first Spanish trip where students will spend 4 days in Barcelona and practise the language they are studying. As well as this we have a trip to China which is an amazing opportunity for students to experience a culture which is so different from our own.

I am also delighted to announce that from next year we will be bringing back our popular ski trip which we know that both students and parents appreciate.  Domestically Mr Anderson is in the process of organising a High Borrans trip for Year 7 and 8 students which will take place at the end of April – please get forms to Mr Anderson by Friday 9th February.

All of these excursions will help develop students and educate them in a way that can’t always be done within the classroom. Connected to this is our commitment to look at restructuring the timetable next year so we can build in more time devoted to enrichment. This will ensure that students can engage in a wide variety of interests and activities and this will help create a positive attitude towards their learning. Please keep an eye out for future developments in the fortnightly newsletter.

We have also been focused on raising aspirations amongst students and have various events coming up.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) Assemblies

This week and next assemblies are being led by an external speaker from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle who has been presenting on STEM careers in technology, physical sciences and engineering, to support students in making informed decisions about future career directions. They are showcasing the latest trends in the industry and explore the STEM skills for which employers are looking.

Year 11 Future and Study Skills Day

On Wednesday 7th February all Year 11 students will be taken off-timetable for a full morning of coordinated activities around preparation for their examinations and to look at their post-16 options. We are delighted that colleagues from Northumbria University will be in the academy to deliver two focused sessions to students on study skills for GCSE and also the "Futures 11" session about options after Year 11.

In addition, those students who are considering study at Gosforth Academy Sixth Form will get to visit the Sixth Form during the school day and have a tour of their facilities. They will have a tutorial session on managing examination stress with one of the Sixth form tutors and a lunchtime social with the Director of Post-16 and the student council to find out more about studying at the Sixth form. Students who are considering other post-16 options will have a guidance session with Lee Patterson from Connexions, who will help them to look at alternatives at post-16, either college courses, apprenticeship or other vocational training opportunities.

We hope that this event really focuses our Year 11's on what they want to do in the future and gives them a target to aim towards as they approach their final 11 weeks in school.

Year 10 World of Work Day

This is a really exciting opportunity for Year 10 students. On Friday 9th February we will have representatives from 15 businesses coming in to support and challenge students on their CV’s and interview technique. During Tutorial this term students have been researching post 16 options, and creating a CV. These CVs will be presented to the businesses attending on Friday and students will attend a 15 minute job interview. The idea behind this is to raise aspirations and get students thinking about next steps and possible future careers. Business leaders will be giving feedback and advice to students on their interview skills which will be incredibly useful for them when it comes to the real thing.   

I will update you on all of these events in my next newsletter after half term.

Girls Football

Congratulations to Laura Jardine who has been selected to represent the North Tyneside U13 district football team, a big well done to Evie Hobson and Lea Bommel also who have been selected as reserves.  All girls who went to trials performed well and with over 80 girls trialling it was a hard selection process for North Tyneside coaches.

Music

Some of our talented music students will be performing at a Rock School Festival at the 02 Academy on Tuesday 6th February. More details can be found here. I am sure this will be a fantastic evening showcasing wonderful young local talent and it would be great to see lots of support. Starting from next week we are hoping to showcase ‘Song of the Week’ on our website so look out for some amazing student recordings!

 

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Warm regards

 

Steve Campbell

Acting Principal

 

 


Further Information


EXAM RESULTS 2017

KEY STAGE 4 

Congratulations to our Year 11 students for their results they have achieved this summer.

59% of students achieved a 4 or above in English and 56% achieved a 4 or above in Maths.  The percentage of students with 5 Cs or above (including Maths and English as a 4) is 46%.

As you may be aware, results this year are a combination of the old grades and new numerical grades.  Particular congratulations go to:

* Thomas Boughen who, obtained a Grade 9 in Maths (exceptional performance),  Grades 6 and 7 for English Language and Literature, 3 A*s, 2 As and 3 Bs.   

 * Charlie Moses, who obtained a Grade 8 in Maths, Grade 8s in English Language and Literature, 3 A*s and 4 As

 * Shaun Carter, who obtained a Grade 8 in Maths, Grade 7s in English Language and Literature, 5 A*s, 2As and a B.

 * Erin Clift who obtained a Grade 6 in Maths, a Grade 9 in English Literature (exceptional performance), a Grade 7 in English Language, 1 A*, 2 As and 4 Bs.

 We wish all of Year 11 the best in the future! 

 

A LEVEL RESULTS 2017

 Congratulations Year 13 Class of 2017 - Best results in the last 5 years!

100% Pass Rate in all qualifications

70% of all grades A*-C

This year, Seaton Burn College students achieved their best ever A Level results for 5 years with all students achieving 100% pass rate in their A Level exams for the first time in the college's history.  The number of top grades has increased by 10% and the college is overjoyed with the efforts and achievements of the students.  70% all grades were A*-C and 38% were A*-B.

The students who excelled include Lucy McAdam who achieved A* grades in both Geography and Sociology and has been accepted into Newcastle University.  Niamh Mallen was rewarded for her efforts at Seaton Burn with A grades in Mathematics, PE and Chemistry and will now move to Loughborough to begin her degree in Sport.  Ellie Bulloch who has accepted a place at Nottingham University to study French with History achieved A grades in both these challenging subjects.  Zoe Ritson will continue to Leeds University, to study Geography, having achieved 2 A grades and a B grade in her subjects.

A number of other students achieved A grades in Mathematics and Biology, including Joe Wilson and Thomas Barton.  Seaton Burn College Head of 6th Form - Chris Ayres stated "We are pleased to see that the dedication and hard work of both students and teachers have provided us with an excellent set of results this year.  The college has improved in all areas of our post-16 results and we have some outstanding subject results and individual achievements.  I would like to wish all the students the best of luck in their future studies."  


 

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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