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Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

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22 July, 2022

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the Summer Holiday starting next week.

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NBS at NUFC

NBS at NUFC

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22 July, 2022

Students and staff at NBS Kenton were given an opportunity to experience a stadium tour of St James’s Park last week.


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Newcastle Careers Team: Sessions for Schools

Newcastle Careers Team: Sessions for Schools

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22 July, 2022

Please see the attached poster on the Newcastle Careers Team's sessions for schools.


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Testing Metals

Testing Metals

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22 July, 2022

Students enjoyed testing metals in Science.


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Visit to Hexham Bee Apiary

Visit to Hexham Bee Apiary

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22 July, 2022

Students from Kenton had the opportunity to visit Hexham Bee Apiary.


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Trip To Beamish Museum

Trip To Beamish Museum

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22 July, 2022

Students from KS3 took a trip to Beamish Museum.


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Healthy Eating Week

Healthy Eating Week

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22 July, 2022

Students at Kenton took part in a variety of healthy eating preparations, tasting and activities.


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3D Art Models

3D Art Models

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21 July, 2022

During an art session, students enjoyed making 3D models.


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Butterfly Life Cycle

Butterfly Life Cycle

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21 July, 2022

Students had the opportunity to witness the life cycle of the butterfly.


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Dissection

Dissection

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20 July, 2022

Students at Kenton had the opportunity to dissect a wide range of animal organs.


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Mary Astell Academy’s Rapid Improvements Recognised by Ofsted

Mary Astell Academy’s Rapid Improvements Recognised by Ofsted

By Prosper Learning Trust
14 July, 2022

Mary Astell Academy was inspected by Ofsted 8-9 June 2022 and overall was rated as Requires Improvement.

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New Newcastle Bridges School Website Launched

New Newcastle Bridges School Website Launched

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8 July, 2022

We have been working alongside school website developers Cleverbox to develop a new website for the school.


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Job Opportunity: Trust Data Manager - Prosper Learning Trust

Job Opportunity: Trust Data Manager - Prosper Learning Trust

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 July, 2022

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a Trust Data Manager with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly team from September 2022.


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Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
6 July, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with experience and/or interest in supporting the teaching and learning.


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Job Opportunity: English Teacher - Mary Astell Academy

Job Opportunity: English Teacher - Mary Astell Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 July, 2022

We are hiring an English Teacher for Mary Astell Academy.


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Don't Face It Alone Anti Bullying Campaign

Don't Face It Alone Anti Bullying Campaign

By Prosper Learning Trust
30 June, 2022

Thousands of young people experience bullying behaviours every day.


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Newcastle Bridges School Retain Outstanding Ofsted Performance

Newcastle Bridges School Retain Outstanding Ofsted Performance

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29 June, 2022

Newcastle Bridges School, part of Prosper Learning Trust, received a continued ‘Outstanding’ inspection from school inspectors Ofsted in their May 2022 report.


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Investors in People Standard Accreditation

Investors in People Standard Accreditation

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 June, 2022

Investors in People have assessed Prosper Learning Trust and we are excited to announce that we have achieved ‘We Invest in People - Standard Accreditation’.


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Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall

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27 June, 2022

We enjoyed a visit to Kirkley Hall this week in the glorious sunshine!


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Job Opportunity: Family Support Officer - Newcastle Bridges School

Job Opportunity: Family Support Officer - Newcastle Bridges School

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24 June, 2022

Required from September 2022, due to the retirement of our current post holder, we are looking to appoint a Family Support Worker to join our team of friendly, caring and supportive staff.


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Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

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20 June, 2022

Students designed packed lunch leaflets to promote healthy eating.

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Queen's Jubilee Party

Queen's Jubilee Party

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8 June, 2022

Students at Kenton decided to host a Jubilee Celebration for staff and students.


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Well Done to NBS Students this Half Term

Well Done to NBS Students this Half Term

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2 June, 2022

Newcastle Bridges School would like to congratulate our wonderful students for successfully engaging in on and offsite enrichment activities this half term.


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Job Opportunity: Higher Level Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Higher Level Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 June, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint Higher Level Support Assistants with experience and/or interest in supporting the teaching and learning.


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Job Opportunity: Teachers - Thomas Bewick School

Job Opportunity: Teachers - Thomas Bewick School

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 June, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint teachers with experience and/or interest in teaching pupils with autism and associated difficulties.


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Job Opportunity: Assistant Headteacher - Thomas Bewick School

Job Opportunity: Assistant Headteacher - Thomas Bewick School

By Prosper Learning Trust
31 May, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint a highly positive, motivated and talented Assistant Headteacher with middle or senior leadership experience and a passion for teaching pupils with autism and associated difficulties.


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Half Term

Half Term

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27 May, 2022

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of half term next week.


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Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
26 May, 2022

Required from September 2022, Harry Watts Academy are looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with experience and/or interest in supporting the teaching and learning.


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Job Opportunity: HR Adviser - Prosper Learning Trust

Job Opportunity: HR Adviser - Prosper Learning Trust

By Prosper Learning Trust
26 May, 2022

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a HR Adviser with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly team from September 2022.


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Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistants - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
23 May, 2022

Required from September 2022, Harry Watts Academy are looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants with experience and/or interest in supporting the teaching and learning.


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Wear it Green Day!

Wear it Green Day!

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20 May, 2022

Students and staff wore green to raise awareness of mental health week.

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LGBTQIA+ Youth Circus Group

LGBTQIA+ Youth Circus Group

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20 May, 2022

Please see the attached poster for the LGBTQIA+ Youth Circus Group


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TRIP Rewards

TRIP Rewards

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19 May, 2022

Students at Kenton were able to redeem their TRIP points in exchange for some fantastic prizes!


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Tasting our Home Grown Produce!

Tasting our Home Grown Produce!

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19 May, 2022

As part of Fruity Friday, students and staff tasted the home grown radishes!


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Job Opportunity: HR Adviser - Prosper Learning Trust

Job Opportunity: HR Adviser - Prosper Learning Trust

By Prosper Learning Trust
18 May, 2022

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a HR Adviser with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly team from September 2022.


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Kirkley Hall Tarantula

Kirkley Hall Tarantula

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18 May, 2022

On our weekly trip to Kirkley Hall, some students and staff faced their fears and held a tarantula!


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Job Opportunity: Lead Administrator - Thomas Bewick School

Job Opportunity: Lead Administrator - Thomas Bewick School

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 May, 2022

Prosper Learning Trust is seeking to appoint a Lead Administrator with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly team at Thomas Bewick School, from September 2022.


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Kirkley Hall Surprises

Kirkley Hall Surprises

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6 May, 2022

We visited Kirkley Hall as part of our weekly enrichment trip.


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Living Eggs

Living Eggs

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6 May, 2022

Students at Kenton have enjoyed the living eggs program.


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Kirkley Hall Discovery Room

Kirkley Hall Discovery Room

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6 May, 2022

We visited Kirkley Hall on Wednesday afternoon as part of our weekly enrichment trip.


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Family Review Survey from the Children's Commissioner

Family Review Survey from the Children's Commissioner

By Prosper Learning Trust
4 May, 2022

The Children's Commissioner Dame Rachel de Souza is undertaking a review of family life and invites pupils to take park on her survey.

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Job Opportunity: Art and Technology Teacher - Newcastle Bridges School

Job Opportunity: Art and Technology Teacher - Newcastle Bridges School

By Prosper Learning Trust
3 May, 2022

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and creative Art and Technology teacher to join our successful team.


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Job Opportunity: English Coordinator - Prosper Learning Trust

Job Opportunity: English Coordinator - Prosper Learning Trust

By Prosper Learning Trust
3 May, 2022

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding English Subject Coordinator to lead the subject across our two AP academies.


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Bank Holiday

Bank Holiday

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29 April, 2022

A reminder to all Parents and Carers of the Bank Holiday this Monday 2nd May.


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Easter Holiday

Easter Holiday

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8 April, 2022

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the Easter Holiday starting next week.


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Drugs, Alcohol, and Sexual Health Drop-In Sessions with Streetwise

Drugs, Alcohol, and Sexual Health Drop-In Sessions with Streetwise

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8 April, 2022

Streetwise, a free confidential advice and information charity for young people, are hosting drop-in sessions for advice, help, and support with drugs, alcohol, and sexual health.


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Railway Trespassing Warning & Safety Videos

Railway Trespassing Warning & Safety Videos

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8 April, 2022

Network Rail in partnership with the Learn Live News Channel are working to help raise awareness to students across the UK educating them about the dangers of the train tracks through interactive digital delivery.


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Newcastle's Holiday Activities this Easter Break

Newcastle's Holiday Activities this Easter Break

By Prosper Learning Trust
8 April, 2022

The Holiday Activity Fund ran by the Newcastle’s Best Spring Ever campaign are hosting various holiday activities across the city during the two week Easter break.


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Job Opportunity: Senior Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Newcastle Bridges School

Job Opportunity: Senior Administrator (Maternity Cover) - Newcastle Bridges School

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 April, 2022

Prosper Learning Trust are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional to the post of Senior Administrator to the busy office at Newcastle Bridges School (based at the Kenton site).


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Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Thomas Bewick School

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Thomas Bewick School

By Prosper Learning Trust
5 April, 2022

Thomas Bewick School is seeking to appoint an administrative assistant with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our busy, friendly admin team, to start on 6th June 2022.


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Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
5 April, 2022

Harry Watts Academy is seeking to appoint an administrative assistant with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our friendly admin team starting June 2022.

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New Arrivals at Kirkley Hall

New Arrivals at Kirkley Hall

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1 April, 2022

Students visited Kirkley Hall as part of their weekly enrichment trip.


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The NHS Melissa Bus Visits Bridges

The NHS Melissa Bus Visits Bridges

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25 March, 2022

On Tuesday, the NHS Melissa Bus visited Kenton to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to pupils.


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Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall

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18 March, 2022

A group of students from Kenton visited Kirkley Hall Zoo as part of our weekly enrichment programme.


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Fruity Friday

Fruity Friday

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11 March, 2022

Staff and Pupils take part in Fruity Friday, every Friday.


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Job Opportunity: Teachers - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Teachers - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
10 March, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint full time teachers with experience and/or interest in teaching autistic pupils.


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Therapy Dog Visit

Therapy Dog Visit

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10 March, 2022

Students at Kenton were visited by a therapy dog.


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Job Opportunity: Pathway/Phase Leader - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Pathway/Phase Leader - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
10 March, 2022

Required from September 2022, we are looking to appoint three Pathway Lead Teachers with experience and/or interest in teaching autistic pupils, to enhance and strengthen the leadership structure of the school.


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Kirkley Hall Enrichment Trip

Kirkley Hall Enrichment Trip

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10 March, 2022

Students visited Kirkley Hall as part of our weekly enrichment trip.


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Join Our Governing Body

Join Our Governing Body

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4 March, 2022

Calling all parents and carers!


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Local College Open Events in March

Local College Open Events in March

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28 February, 2022

Many local colleges are hosting open days and events for pupils and their post-16 options.

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Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant

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24 February, 2022

Newcastle Bridges School is seeking to appoint a temporary administrative assistant with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our friendly admin team, to start as soon as possible.


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Effectiveness of Antibiotics on Bacteria Growth Investigation

Effectiveness of Antibiotics on Bacteria Growth Investigation

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18 February, 2022

Pupils at NBS Kenton have been investigating the effectiveness of different antibiotics on bacteria.


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Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant - Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
18 February, 2022

Harry Watts Academy is seeking to appoint an administrative assistant with relevant experience (in a school or similar environment) to join our friendly admin team starting 19th April 2021.


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Kirkley Hall Rodents

Kirkley Hall Rodents

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18 February, 2022

Pupils visited Kirkley Hall as part of our weekly enrichment trip and saw a range of different animals.


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Giving Treats to the Kirkley Hall Animals

Giving Treats to the Kirkley Hall Animals

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17 February, 2022

As part of our weekly enrichment trip to Kirkley Hall students got to see and learn about a wide variety of different animals.


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Half Term

Half Term

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17 February, 2022

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of half term next week.


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Training Day

Training Day

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16 February, 2022

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the Training Day on Friday 18th February.


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Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day

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16 February, 2022

Wednesday 8th February marked Safer Internet Day.


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Job Opportunity: Numeracy Tutor - Newcastle Bridges School

Job Opportunity: Numeracy Tutor - Newcastle Bridges School

By Prosper Learning Trust
2 February, 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational tutor to support numeracy for pupils in our Kenton provision at Newcastle Bridges School.


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Job Opportunity: Literacy Tutor - Newcastle Bridges School

Job Opportunity: Literacy Tutor - Newcastle Bridges School

By Prosper Learning Trust
2 February, 2022

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational tutor to support numeracy for  pupils in our Kenton provision at Newcastle Bridges School.

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Kirkley Hall Weekly Visit

Kirkley Hall Weekly Visit

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1 February, 2022

On our weekly enrichment visit, pupils had a look at the 'Walk of Life' and the discovery room.


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Local College Open Events in February

Local College Open Events in February

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31 January, 2022

Many local colleges are hosting open days and events for pupils and their post-16 options.


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Spotafriend App Warning

Spotafriend App Warning

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25 January, 2022

Northumbria Police have made us aware of a new App that has come to the surface, which looks at the potential grooming/exploitation of young people.


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Job Opportunity: Teachers - Thomas Bewick School

Job Opportunity: Teachers - Thomas Bewick School

By Prosper Learning Trust
19 January, 2022

We are looking to appoint teachers with experience and/or interest in teaching pupils with autism and associated difficulties.


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Enrichment - Kirkley Hall

Enrichment - Kirkley Hall

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17 January, 2022

Pupils were able to feed a range of exotic animals at Kirkley Hall as part of our weekly enrichment visit.


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Guidance for Parents and Carers on Online Sexual Harassment and Keeping Children Safe Online

Guidance for Parents and Carers on Online Sexual Harassment and Keeping Children Safe Online

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 January, 2022

The Government’s Children’s Commissioner has launched a guide for parents and carers on online sexual harassment and how they can support children to stay safe online.


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Local College Open Events in January

Local College Open Events in January

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6 January, 2022

Many local colleges are hosting open days and events for pupils and their post-16 options.


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Hydration Campaign

Hydration Campaign

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6 January, 2022

Students provided with water bottles as part of our hydration campaign


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Kenton Meal Choices

Kenton Meal Choices

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5 January, 2022

Menu choices for students


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Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall

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4 January, 2022

Students went to Kirkley Hall to walk goats

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Merry Christmas from Newcastle Bridges School

Merry Christmas from Newcastle Bridges School

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17 December, 2021

A Merry Christmas message from Newcastle Bridges School


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Parent Safeguarding Newsletter

Parent Safeguarding Newsletter

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17 December, 2021

Please see our Parent Safeguarding Newsletter for December 2021


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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Prosper Learning Trust

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Prosper Learning Trust

By Prosper Learning Trust
17 December, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Prosper Learning Trust


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Christmas Holiday

Christmas Holiday

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17 December, 2021

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the Christmas Holiday starting next week.


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Prosper Learning Trust End of Term Update from Joanne Clifford Swan, Chair of Trustees

By Prosper Learning Trust
15 December, 2021

Please see the following end of term update from Joanne Clifford Swan, Chair of Trustees


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COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters at Grainger Market

COVID-19 Vaccines and Boosters at Grainger Market

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15 December, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are available at Grainger Market, Newcastle City Centre, for those aged 12+


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Job Opportunity: SEN Learning Support Assistant (HLTA)

Job Opportunity: SEN Learning Support Assistant (HLTA)

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13 December, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational member of support staff to assist the SENDCo in supporting young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the school.


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Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall

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7 December, 2021

Pupils visited Kirkley Hall and live fed the monkeys.


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Day Off 29th November

Day Off 29th November

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25 November, 2021

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the day off on Monday 29th November in lieu of the Queen's jubilee.


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Job Opportunity: Teacher

Job Opportunity: Teacher

By
22 November, 2021

Required from January 2022, Newcastle Bridges School are looking to appoint an experienced Science and Maths teacher with relevant secondary school experience.

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Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant (Level 3)

Job Opportunity: Administration Assistant (Level 3)

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22 November, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School are seeking to appoint a temporary administrative assistant with relevant experience in a school or similar environment to join our busy, friendly admin team, starting on 4th January 2022.


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Job Opportunity: Assistant Headteacher at Harry Watts Academy

Job Opportunity: Assistant Headteacher at Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
12 November, 2021

Harry Watts Academy are seeking to appoint an Assistant Headteacher for April 2022, or for as soon as possible.


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Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

Follow us on Instagram and Twitter

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5 November, 2021

As well as our Facebook page, we are on Instagram and Twitter too!


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Pumpkins for Halloween

Pumpkins for Halloween

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3 November, 2021

Students carved pumpkins at Forest School


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Job Opportunity - Closes Soon

Job Opportunity - Closes Soon

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2 November, 2021

This vacancy closes soon.


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Job Opportunity - Closes Soon

Job Opportunity - Closes Soon

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2 November, 2021

This vacancy closes soon.


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Our LGBTQIA+ Notice Board

Our LGBTQIA+ Notice Board

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1 November, 2021

One of our pupils has been busy creating a fantastic LGBTQIA+ notice board for the school, and here it is in more detail.


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Autumn Term Enrichment

Autumn Term Enrichment

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1 November, 2021

Enrichment at Newcastle Bridges School this term has been a success.


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Training Day

Training Day

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29 October, 2021

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of the Training Day on Monday 1st November.


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Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistant - Ferndene Site

Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistant - Ferndene Site

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26 October, 2021

This job opportunity closes soon.

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Half Term

Half Term

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22 October, 2021

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of half term next week.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

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22 October, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School are hiring a highly motivated, inspirational tutor to support numeracy for some pupils in our Kenton provision.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

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22 October, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School are hiring a highly motivated, inspirational tutor to support literacy for some pupils in our Kenton provision.


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LGBTQIA

LGBTQIA

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21 October, 2021

LGBTQIA display board making a difference!


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Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping Children Safe Online

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15 October, 2021

Gem Education have created a video and resources for Parents and Carers on keeping children safe when online


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The Little Orange Book

The Little Orange Book

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8 October, 2021

The Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group have created The Little Orange Book full of expert advice to help your children when they're poorly


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Day Off 29th November

Day Off 29th November

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7 October, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School, alongside other schools within the Prosper Learning Trust, will be closed on Monday 29th November as the Queen's Jubilee in May falls in a school holiday.


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Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistant - Ferndene Site

Job Opportunity: Learning Support Assistant - Ferndene Site

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6 October, 2021

Newcastle Bridges School are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, inspirational member of support staff to support young people in their education at our Ferndene site.


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It's National Teaching Assistants' Day!

It's National Teaching Assistants' Day!

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16 September, 2021

Today we are celebrating our teaching assistants and all the amazing work they do


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 September, 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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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 September, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust are hiring skilled Learning Support Assistants with experience of supporting pupils with SEND for Thomas Bewick School.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 September, 2021

Lead Administrator - Mary Astell Academy Prosper Learning Trust are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional to the post of Lead Administrator to the busy office at Mary Astell Academy.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
8 September, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust are hiring a new Finance Officer to join the Trust's Central Finance Team


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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

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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

By
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

By
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

By
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

By
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!

By
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.


School News
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.


School News
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.


School News
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.


School News
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.


School News
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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School News
Streetwise Youth Work

Streetwise Youth Work

By Newcastle Bridges
9 April, 2020

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


School News
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.


School News

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.


School News
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.


School News
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.