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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
8 July, 2021

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, apprentice to join an experienced team. This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to become an excellent practitioner within our multi academy trust and work in a challenging yet rewarding multidisciplinary environment. Closing Date: 12th July 2021 Start Date: ASAP 37 hours per week, Full Year - Fixed term (18 months)

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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

By Prosper Learning Trust
6 July, 2021

It's not too late to have your say!


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Prevent

Prevent

By Prosper Learning Trust
5 July, 2021

Attached is a digital leaflet designed specifically for parents, guardians, family and friends. ACT EARLY is a website designed for the public, to inform and encourage them to make Prevent referrals if they have worries about their children, family or friends.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 July, 2021

Thomas Bewick School are looking for Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants to join the friendly team of staff providing support / care to children and young people during the midday break.


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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

By Prosper Learning Trust
29 June, 2021

Tomorrow we have our last two consultation events.


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Gilbert Ward Academy Site Visit

Gilbert Ward Academy Site Visit

By Prosper Learning Trust
23 June, 2021

Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer, and a number of other colleagues visited the Gilbert Ward Academy site this week.


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A letter from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

A letter from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
23 June, 2021

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education


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Facebook reminder to parents to join edTalk

Facebook reminder to parents to join edTalk

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15 June, 2021

We would like to invite you to subscribe to our emagazine edTalk. edTalk will enable you to set your own preferences when you join, you can choose which classes you would like to see articles from and you will be able to bookmark articles, allowing you to create scrapbooks and much more. To subscribe to edTalk follow the link below and enter the email address that we have on file for you as a parent and choose a password. https://nbs.


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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 June, 2021

Consultation on Gilbert Ward Academy, a new Special Free School for children aged 11-16, begins today and runs until 16th July 2021.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2021

We’re looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant who will play a key role in creating and delivering engaging and inspiring content across a range of media and digital channels, whilst also supporting a busy Central Services Team. See our website for more details and an application form to apply https://www. All applications to be submitted to [email protected]


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, seeks to appoint a highly motivated Finance Officer to join the Trust’s Central Finance Team. See our website for more details and an application form to apply https://www. All applications to be submitted to [email protected]

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County Lines

County Lines

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21 May, 2021

“County lines is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal networks involved in exporting illegal drugs into one or more importing areas within the UK, using dedicated mobile phone lines or other form of “deal line”.


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Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall

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21 May, 2021

Students where in the rodent room and were able to handle Siberian and Russian dwarf hamsters as well as the Chinchillas.


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Mental Health UK

Mental Health UK

By
21 May, 2021

The theme for this year is ‘nature‘ – something fitting, after a year where we’ve seen more of our four walls in our homes than the four seasons.


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Mental Health Minute

Mental Health Minute

By
14 May, 2021

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, today there will be a 'Mental Health Minute' see link for more information: https://www.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Newcastle Bridges
10 May, 2021

Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant (Maternity Cover) Job start: 1st September 2021 We’re looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant who will play a key role in creating and delivering engaging and inspiring content across a range of media and digital channels, whilst also supporting a busy Central Services Team. For more details and an application form, see https://www.


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Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft

Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft

By
7 May, 2021

See below for information on Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft.


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Virtual Subject Sessions

Virtual Subject Sessions

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 April, 2021

To help our students with their transition from school into Newcastle College over the coming weeks and months, Newcastle College have put together a number of Virtual Subject Session events which will give them the opportunity to find out more about the course they have already applied for or find out more if they are still researching their options.


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The Big Ask

The Big Ask

By Prosper Learning Trust
20 April, 2021

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Rachel de Souza, is launching the largest ever survey of children and young people in England.


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Harry Watts Academy New Building Opens to Pupils

Harry Watts Academy New Building Opens to Pupils

By Prosper Learning Trust
15 April, 2021

Harry Watts Academy staff welcomed their pupils at their new school building today.


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Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education

Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
29 March, 2021

Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to young people thanking them for the way they have responded to the huge challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic. Read it here: https://bit.

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Lateral Flow Home Testing

Lateral Flow Home Testing

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18 March, 2021

By the end of next week we will have completed the 3rd lateral flow test for Covid-19 in school for those who provided consent.


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Understanding a Child’s Digital World – Event, Tuesday 16th 2021, 1800

Understanding a Child’s Digital World – Event, Tuesday 16th 2021, 1800

By
9 March, 2021

Please see details below of a free online event hosted by Counter Terrorism Policing, please sign up. Understanding a Child’s Digital World – Event, Tuesday 16th 2021, 1800 FREE Online safety event open to parents, professionals -anyone who wants to learn more about the digital world Counter Terrorism Policing East Midlands are hosting a free online event to encourage parents and professionals to talk to children about online safety. This session serves as an introduction to understanding the digital world and what risks are present for children. The event will be interactive, open to everyone with questions encouraged – please join and circulate to anyone else who may be interested. The event is supported by guest speakers from the East Midlands Cyber Engagement Team and Warning Zone. ACT Early more info here: 👉https://youtu.


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Virtual Subject Sessions

Virtual Subject Sessions

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5 March, 2021

To help our students with their transition from school into Newcastle College over the coming weeks and months, Newcastle College have put together a number of Virtual Subject Session events which will give them the opportunity to find out more about the course they have already applied for or find out more if they are still researching their options.


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Virtual Parents' Information Evenings

Virtual Parents' Information Evenings

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5 March, 2021

Parents and carers also have a lot of questions about the college and that is why Newcastle College have introduced Virtual Parents’ Information Evenings as a platform for parents to ask questions and find out more themselves.


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Return to School on 8 March

Return to School on 8 March

By Newcastle Bridges
1 March, 2021

The Government announced on 22 February that all students would return to school from 8 March.


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Top Tips for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

Top Tips for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Newcastle Bridges
17 February, 2021

Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing.


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Chinese New Year 2021.

Chinese New Year 2021.

By
12 February, 2021

Chinese New Year 2021 is the year of The Metal Oxen, this starts February 12th. Previous Metal Oxen years have included 2009 & 1997.


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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

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11 February, 2021

To celebrate the Chinese New Year the young people at Ferndene designed and created origami fortune cookies to spread positivity to other young people and staff.


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Inspirational quote

Inspirational quote

By
5 February, 2021

Children’s mental health week.


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Lockdown Walks

Lockdown Walks

By
5 February, 2021

Enjoy the world a little closer!

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Well Done NBS

Well Done NBS

By
4 February, 2021

A gigantic ‘WELL DONE!


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Children's Mental Health Week

Children's Mental Health Week

By
2 February, 2021

This week is Children's Mental Health Week and here at NBS we would like to signpost parents to some online support and guidance.


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Love Newcastle!

Love Newcastle!

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1 February, 2021

Kenton students discover what a famous, interesting and beautiful city they live in.


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Rocket Science

Rocket Science

By
29 January, 2021

Class 5, 6 and 7 carried out some rocket science last half term!


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Food Tech

Food Tech

By
28 January, 2021

Students in Class 5 were learning about healthy eating.


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Kirkley Hall Crew

Kirkley Hall Crew

By
27 January, 2021

Students visit Kirkley Hall and show off their animal skills.


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Art Anectdote

Art Anectdote

By
26 January, 2021

A brief anecdote regarding former students returning to NBS.


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Outdoor learning projects at NBS Kenton

Outdoor learning projects at NBS Kenton

By
26 January, 2021

Shedding light on outdoor learning.


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Take Part in our COVID-19 Research Study

Take Part in our COVID-19 Research Study

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 January, 2021

The Great north Children’s Hospital are looking for 140 individuals to take part in the study looking at COVID-19 antibodies in children and young people.


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Covid 19 Update - School Closure

Covid 19 Update - School Closure

By Newcastle Bridges
4 January, 2021

NBS Kenton will be open to children of key workers and vulnerable students ONLY this week.

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Newcastle Bridges School will Re-open on Tuesday 5th January

Newcastle Bridges School will Re-open on Tuesday 5th January

By Newcastle Bridges
2 January, 2021

In line with the Department for Education guidance for Alternative Provision we will be open as normal from Tuesday 5th January 2021.


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New School Building for Harry Watts Academy

New School Building for Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
18 December, 2020

We received the keys for Harry Watts Academy's new school building today.


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Merry Christmas from Newcastle Bridges School!

Merry Christmas from Newcastle Bridges School!

By
18 December, 2020

Merry Christmas, with best wishes from all the staff at Newcastle Bridges School.


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Festive Football Cracker at NBS Kenton

Festive Football Cracker at NBS Kenton

By
18 December, 2020

The now-traditional football match on the last day of term proved to be an epic clash.


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Message from ACT

Message from ACT

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 December, 2020

We have received the following information from ACT to share with parents.


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We are Recruiting!

We are Recruiting!

By Prosper Learning Trust
19 November, 2020

Here at Prosper Learning Trust, we are recruiting for an experienced Estates Management Officer to join our Central Services Team, please see the following link for our application pack: https://www.


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We are Recruiting!

We are Recruiting!

By Prosper Learning Trust
10 November, 2020

We are recruiting for an Administration Assistant at Newcastle Bridges School.


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Welcome to Melissa!

Welcome to Melissa!

By
15 October, 2020

We welcome Melissa Scott to our staff team for this academic year.


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Parent/Carer Support Group

Parent/Carer Support Group

By Prosper Learning Trust
14 October, 2020

Parents/ Carers who are supporting a child/ young person with emotional or mental health issues, see image below.


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Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19 Guidance

By
13 October, 2020

Here are some useful documents including current Covid-19 guidance.

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Letter From Mark Jones Regarding NHS Test and Trace

Letter From Mark Jones Regarding NHS Test and Trace

By Prosper Learning Trust
25 September, 2020

Prosper Learning Trust would like to share this important information from NHS Test and Trace, on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.


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Northumbria Police - Scheme in Newcastle City Centre

Northumbria Police - Scheme in Newcastle City Centre

By Newcastle Bridges
28 August, 2020

Northumbria Police have asked us to share some information with you.


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Newcastle's Best Summer Ever

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever

By Prosper Learning Trust
6 August, 2020

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever programme are offering lots of activities this summer.


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Prosper Learning Trust to Open New School in Northumberland

Prosper Learning Trust to Open New School in Northumberland

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 July, 2020

Prosper Learning Trust have been the successful bidder for a new special school to be built in Northumberland


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Invite to QA Session

Invite to QA Session

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 July, 2020

You are invited to a question and answer session with Deanne Taylor, Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Newcastle City Council.


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What’s on offer this coming summer?

What’s on offer this coming summer?

By Prosper Learning Trust
3 July, 2020

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever team will be offering a summer holiday scheme this year.


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Letter from the Executive Headteacher

Letter from the Executive Headteacher

By Newcastle Bridges
12 June, 2020

A letter from Chris Richardson, Executive Headteacher.


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Welcome To Chris Richardson Our New Executive Head Teacher

Welcome To Chris Richardson Our New Executive Head Teacher

By Prosper Learning Trust
4 June, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Chris Richardson has taken up his new role of Executive Head Teacher of Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy this week.


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We Miss You!

We Miss You!

By Newcastle Bridges
4 June, 2020

A message from the teachers.


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Relationship Education

Relationship Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

Schools usually teach Relationship Education  as part of their science and PSHE curriculum during the Spring/Summer terms.

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The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

The National Creers Service can  help in supporting students explore options following exam results or if their exams have been cancelled.


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Streetwise Youth Work

Streetwise Youth Work

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

Due to changes beyond their control Streetwise are moving to Facebook Lives.


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J K Rowling's New Book - The Ickabog

J K Rowling's New Book - The Ickabog

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

J K Rowling, the Harry Potter novelist, has released a free children's story with a new chapter available each day.


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Coronavirus - Schools Update from Newcastle City Council

Coronavirus - Schools Update from Newcastle City Council

By Prosper Learning Trust
22 May, 2020

Letter from Judith Hay, Director of Children, Education and Skills, Newcastle City Council.


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New Executive Head Teacher Appointed

New Executive Head Teacher Appointed

By Newcastle Bridges
22 May, 2020

Letter from Mark Jones regarding the appointment of a new Executive Head Teacher for Mary Astell Academy and Newcastle Bridges School.


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Think U Know

Think U Know

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2020

Think U Know have created information to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.


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Newcastle Bridges School closed over half term

By Newcastle Bridges
19 May, 2020

In line with government guidelines, Newcastle Bridges School will not be open to pupils during the May half term holiday from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May.


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7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

By Newcastle Bridges
15 May, 2020

The Education Endownment Foundation shares lots of useful information for parents.


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Creating a Routine for Home Learning

Creating a Routine for Home Learning

By Newcastle Bridges
14 May, 2020

The Education Endownment Foundation shares lots of useful information for parents.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - GIVE

Five Ways to Wellbeing - GIVE

By Newcastle Bridges
13 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on GIVE.

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Five Ways to Wellbeing - TAKE NOTICE

Five Ways to Wellbeing - TAKE NOTICE

By Newcastle Bridges
12 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on TAKE NOTICE.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - LEARN

Five Ways to Wellbeing - LEARN

By Newcastle Bridges
11 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on LEARN.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - BE ACTIVE

Five Ways to Wellbeing - BE ACTIVE

By Newcastle Bridges
8 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on BE ACTIVE.


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10 Tips on How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

10 Tips on How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

By Newcastle Bridges
8 May, 2020

Young Minds offer advice.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - CONNECT

Five Ways to Wellbeing - CONNECT

By Newcastle Bridges
7 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on CONNECT.


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Health Visiting and School Nurse Service Update

Health Visiting and School Nurse Service Update

By Newcastle Bridges
7 May, 2020

Your Health Visiting and School Nursing service is available to support you.


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Streetwise Youth Work

Streetwise Youth Work

By Newcastle Bridges
9 April, 2020

SWTV (Streetwise) will now broadcast 3 times a day on Instagram.


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First Head Teacher for New Harry Watts Academy Appointed

First Head Teacher for New Harry Watts Academy Appointed

By Newcastle Bridges
30 January, 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of the first Head Teacher, Derek Cogle, for our new specialist autism school in Sunderland, Harry Watts Academy.


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Mr Sheehan Achieves eduCCateGlobal™ Climate Change Teacher Status

By Newcastle Bridges
22 January, 2020

Mr Sheehan has been working hard to become Prosper Learning Trust’s United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) accredited eduCCateGlobal™ Climate Change Teacher.


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Parental information on keeping your children safe online over the holidays

Parental information on keeping your children safe online over the holidays

By Newcastle Bridges
12 December, 2019

Our homes have become even more connected.

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Great North Run

Great North Run

By Newcastle Bridges
5 November, 2019

Ben has been a pupil at NBS for over ten months following an accident which meant he was unable to walk.