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Train with us through School Direct

The School Direct pathway will allow you to work alongside outstanding practitioners from Cardinal Hume Catholic School and our other partner schools including, St Robert of Newminster RC School and Sixth Form College, St Benet Biscop Catholic Academy and Cramlington Learning Village. Our accredited providers are Carmel College, Newcastle University and Sacred Heart.
If you are interested in School Direct within the Cardinal Hume partnership, recruitment begins on 9th October 2018 for training placements which start in September 2019.
The application process is through the UCAS Teacher Training system. For further information please visit:

If you’d like to register your interest, Click Here.

Please download our flyer here

‘Who Are You?’ – Y8 Family History Project

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We hope you will join us for an exciting Family Learning opportunity to work with professional historians from the Discovery Museum in Newcastle and discover your own family’s history.

All family members welcome – the more the merrier.

You don’t need to bring any resources to the first meeting – although we hope you will be inspired to become detectives, and bring along the evidence that you have collected to future sessions.

Over the course of the year you will build a record of your family, perhaps an album or scrap book, maybe design and create a family tree.

Join us for our first session on Monday November 12th – if you are unable to make some sessions but would still like to be involved, that’s fine, just let us know.

  • Session 1 – Monday November 12th
  • Session 2 – Monday December 3rd
  • Session 3 – Monday January   14th
  • Session 4 – Monday February 4th
  • Session 5 – Monday March 18th
  • Session 6 – Monday April 29th 

Cinema trip Thursday 20th December 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

The school is organising our annual Christmas visit to Cineworld Cinema in Boldon. The movie will be a latest new release and will be a U, PG or 12A certificate.  Students will be accompanied by staff, both inside and outside, the cinema at all times.  The cinema visit is organised as a reward for students who have achieved targets set for behaviour and attendance.

The cost of the visit is £12.  This includes entry to the film, insurance and coach travel.  No other costs are incurred.  Please note that food concessions will not be available.

We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning to school at approximately 12.30pm.  Pupils must be in school at the normal time of 8.45am and must be in full school uniform.  Pupils will have lunch as normal on return to school.

Attendance on this trip will be strictly on a first come first served basis and is dependent on good behaviour and attendance.  Once payment is made we are unable to return any money if for any reason a student changes their mind.

If the school is unable to allow a pupil to attend the visit due to concerns about their behaviour or a decline in school attendance who has previously paid, the parents will be reimbursed for that payment.

We are pleased to inform you that Cardinal Hume Catholic School now has the facility to accept online payments for trips and other school activities.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  This can be accessed from the School website and you will by now, have received your ParentPay log in.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact the school office for assistance.

Making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward.  Your card details are not retained by the school.  ParentPay holds an electronic record of all online payments for you to view at a later date.  When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.

As a reminder please follow instructions below

Once you have your login details, the system is quick and easy to use:

  • Visit www.parentpay.com (http://www.parentpay.com/)
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage.  N.B.  These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

We thank you in advance for your support is using this service to pay for your child’s visit.

If you are unable to access ParentPay and would like your child to attend please complete the reply slip below and, along with £12 payment, return it to the school by Friday 23rd November to secure their place.  Please hand this form and payment to nominated staff at break time in Atrium.

Yours faithfully

Mr R. Pinnock

Head of Aidan House

Secretary of State for Education Visits Cardinal Hume Catholic School

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Secretary of State for Education, Damian Hinds, visited Cardinal Hume on Monday 8th October. The school was used as a base for a round table meeting, in which Mr. Hinds announced £24 million of additional funding for secondary schools in the North East of England. He spent time touring the school, meeting with staff and pupils and visiting lessons. As always, all members of our community were a credit to the school.

If you didn’t manage to see the BBC Look North news report, here is a link to a Schools Week article on the announcement:

https://schoolsweek.co.uk/hinds-announces-24m-for-the-north-east-following-complaints-over-opportunity-areas-coverage/

History Trip 2019 (CANCELLED)

Unfortunately, this trip has been cancelled.

Dear Parent/Guardian

Following on from the hugely successful trip to Rome in July, the Humanities Faculty is delighted to offer students from Year 8 – 13 the opportunity to undertake a study visit to Bruges, Ypres and the Belgian battlefields of WW1, the Somme and a stop off in Delft. The trip will take place 11th– 18th July 2019. The trip, as well as being hugely culturally enriching, has links to the GCSE History specification where students study British Sector of the Western Front.

The trip will cost £725 and is being organised by Select School Travel, a nationally recognised provider of school visits abroad. This price includes ferry crossing with DFDS to Amsterdam with students travelling by coach and staying on a full board basis for most of the trip. Students will need to budget a total of €30 for lunches in Bruges, the Bellewaerde Theme Park and Delft.  The provisional itinerary will include in the price:

  • Double cabins on DFDS, buffet dinner on board and packed lunch for the onward journey to Bruges.
  • A day stop in Bruges and a visit to the Chocolate Museum
  • Full board accommodation in Ypres
  • Full day at the Memorial Museum Passchendaele taking part in the Platoon Experience where students live as a WW1 soldier for the day.
  • A guided tour to the Ypres battlefields sites, including Essex Farm and Langemark German Cemetery.
  • Wreath laying at the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony
  • A visit to the Flanders Fields Museum
  • A day tour of the Somme commemorating the local fallen at Lochnagar Crater, Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park , Pozieres British Cemetery, Ulster Tower and Thiepval Memorial
  • A day at Bellewaerde Theme Park
  • An afternoon shopping in Delft

Payment Schedule:

In order to secure a place on this trip, a non-refundable deposit of £100 needs to be paid by Friday 20th October. Places are secured once deposits are received on a first come first served basis.  This deposit can be made at student reception by either cash, cheque or ParentPay.  You are then welcome to make smaller, regular payments but the deadlines below need to be met in order to meet the payments to the travel agent

Deposit 2:  £100 by 1st December

Deposit 3:  £525 by 1st March

We are pleased to inform you that Cardinal Hume Catholic School now has the facility to accept online payments for trips and other school activities.  Using a secure website called ParentPay you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card.  This can be accessed from the School website and you will by now, have received your ParentPay log in.  If you are unable to locate this, please contact the school office for assistance.

Making a payment using your credit or debit card is straightforward.  Your card details are not retained by the school.  ParentPay holds an electronic record of all online payments for you to view at a later date.  When you make a payment, an e-mail confirmation is sent to you, giving you reassurance that the transaction has been successful.

As a reminder please follow instructions below:

Once you have your login details, the system is quick and easy to use:

  • Visit parentpay.com (http://www.parentpay.com/)
  • Enter your activation username and password in the Account Login section of the homepage. B.  These are for one-time use only, you will choose your own username and password for future access during the activation process.
  • Provide all the necessary information and choose your new username and password for your account – registering your email address will enable us to send you receipts and reminders.
  • Once activation is complete you can go straight to Items for payment, select which item(s) you want to add to your basket and proceed to complete your payment.

We thank you in advance for your support in using this service to pay for your child’s educational visit.

 Please note, your child’s place on the trip is dependent upon their continued good behaviour and adherence to the school behaviour policy.  If your child fails to live up to the behavioural expectations of the school, the Head of Faculty and Head of House may make the decision to withdraw your child from the trip.  No refund will be made in this context, unless a replacement can be found to take up that place. With this in mind, I will be closely monitoring the behaviour in school of those students involved in the visit. If any student is considered to have the potential to jeopardise the success of the visit, then I am afraid that they will be unable to participate and their places will be offered to other students and deposits will not be refunded.

 Once we have received your second deposit, you will receive medical forms, and a school visit code of conduct which will need to be returned. Please note, all students coming on the trip will need to have a valid passport with six month’s validity from 11th July 2019.  Please let me know as soon as possible of any allergies so that I can check these can be safely dealt with when we are away.

A parent’s evening will be organised nearer to the trip departure to go over final arrangements, answer any questions you may have, and meet myself and the other school staff who will be accompanying your child on the visit. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please email me on amn@cardinalhume.com.

Yours faithfully

Miss Andrea McGuigan

Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Parent Partners Group

Parent Partners
Tuesday October 16th 2018 6-7.00 pm

At Cardinal Hume we recognise that as parents you have a vital role in your child’s education, and that a strong partnership between school and home is key to enabling our young people to flourish. In order to strengthen that partnership, we would like to invite you to join our ‘Parent Partners’ group. The aim of the group is to develop communication between home and school, and to support parents in becoming fully engaged in their children’s learning. The group will meet each half term to discuss issues which may be suggested by the group itself, or the Head teacher or other staff. Everyone is welcome, and you don’t need to commit to attending every meeting.

Agenda

  1. ‘My Child At School’ and Parent Pay – how to get the best from them
  2. Transitions – how has your child settled in their new school / key stage
  3. Making the most of opportunities for engagement beyond the classroom
  4. AOB – including ideas for next agenda

If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact school reception 0191 4877638 or info@cardinalhume.com

Bulletin for Parents September 2018

The new academic year is an exciting and busy time in school. We are delighted to welcome our new Y7 students, and to celebrate the fantastic exam success of our outgoing students at KS4 and 5.  It is also a busy time for families, settling back into old routines or establishing new ones.  We hope that this brief summary of information and events is useful.

Examination Success

We are extremely proud of the achievements of our students this year. Over 60% of Year 11 achieved a grade 5 or above in both Mathematics and English, and more than 80% secured a grade 4 in both subjects. Our English Baccalaureate performance was particularly pleasing, with 57% of the entire year group achieving a Standard Pass and 44% a Strong Pass. In Mathematics, a third of candidates received grades 9-7 and in English, 76% of the year group scored a Grade 5 or above. Special praise must go to those pupils who averaged grades A/A* or 9-7 across all of their subjects – a feat achieved by one in five students.

Diamond Standards

We demand the very highest standards of work, presentation and behaviour at Cardinal Hume.  Please look in your child’s exercise books and folders to find  copies of the Diamond Standards, ‘personalised’ by each department, outlining exactly what your  child needs to do to achieve the very highest standards in presentation and behaviour.

Year 7 Lunchtime Reading

As part of our programme to develop students love of reading and general literacy skills, all Y7 are timetabled for a 35-minute silent reading class one lunchtime each week.  The children are required to have two reading booked with them as part of their standard equipment for lessons.  Reading is in teaching groups, not tutor groups.

Class Day Staff   Class Day Staff
7N MON Mr Crowe   7S THURS Mr Jones
7K TUES Miss Murphy   7A THURS Mrs Riley
7O TUES Mr Jones   7C THURS Mr Errington
7R WED Mr Addison        
7E WED Mrs Flint   7F FRI Mr Robson

Reporting to Parents: Y10 update

In January, pupils will sit internal exams and you will be invited to attend a Parents’ Evening.    Modular reports will be issued in January and July following internal exams. There will be no written comments from the class teacher or tutor.

Modular reports include short-term for the next module, and the end of Y11 target and other aspects of your child’s attitude to learning. Below is an example of modular report.

 

Subject Target End of Yr 11 Target Attainment Presentation of Work Completion of Work Homework Response to Feedback General Behaviour Teacher
Art 4- 5- 4+ 1 1 2 2 2 Mrs J Smith

 

 

http://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/assessment-and-reporting/

Attendance and punctuality

To ensure that all students achieve their full potential, it is vital that they attend school every day, punctually.  100% attendance =190 days in school.   95% sounds good but…

  • 95% equates to missing more than 1 lesson a week
  • Over a year that adds up to 2 weeks – or 50 lessons
  • Over 5 years that equals ¼ an academic year
  • It is likely to mean a drop of at least one GCSE grade

http://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Attendance-Policy-Summary.pdf

Home / School Partnership

An effective partnership with positive communication between home and school is vital to ensuring that our children flourish.  There are many ways you can support your child’s education and be involved in school.

Parent Pay 

An online facility which enables payments for school meals, trips and other school activities.  Using the secure website you are able to pay online using your credit or debit card. You can also view your child’s purchases in the canteen each day and make payments trip payments for educational  visits throughout the academic year.

http://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/parent-informationparent-pay/

My Child At School

Check your child’s attendance, progress reports and much more. Login details to be issued very soon. Go to

http://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/MyChildAtSchool-Parent-Guide-V5.pdf

Family Learning

We have an extensive programme of activities for students and carers – an excellent opportunity for families to learn new skills, have lots of fun, and for parents to experience the school from their child’s perspective. Family Cooking is underway with a full class of Y7 families. For the full programme of  events go to:          http://www.cardinalhume.com/parent-information/family-learning/

Parent Partners

Join our Parent Partners forum where staff and parents / carers meet to discuss a range of curriculum issues and any other matters arising. You don’t need to make a long term commitment, there is no fund-raising or social activities, just an opportunity for parents to discuss ideas and issues with other parents and with school staff.       Next meeting:  Tuesday 16th October 6-7p.m.

Contact details

It is vital for safeguarding purposes that school has up-to-date contact details for parents and carers in case of emergency.  Please contact school immediately if you address or phone number changes, or if you want to change the named person to call.

Extended School

Our staff give a lot of time to offer students a wide range of opportunities outside the classroom. Have a look on the website and encourage your child to get involved!

Extra Curricular Timetable:

http://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Extra-curricular-18-19.pdf

Eco Club events:

http://www.cardinalhume.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/ECO-2018-19.pdf

FREE MCROSOFT OFFICE 365   for students to use on up to 5 devices.  Includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint and more. Use school email and password to log in (www.office365.com) (portal.offic.com)

Y7 Parents’ ‘Meet The Tutor’   Wednesday 10th October  4-6pm

4 pm for parents of children with surname A-M

5pm for parents of children with surname N-Z

An opportunity for parents to meet their child’s tutor and chat about their child’s first few weeks. There will be opportunities to attend presentations in the Main Hall regarding, assessment, curriculum, and how to support your child at school.

Important dates for your diary:

25.9.18            Y11 Achievement meeting for parents   6-7pm

10.10.18          Y7 Parents ‘Meet the Tutors’ and assessment information evening 4-6pm

16.10.18          Parent Partners meeting – 6-7.00pm  All welcome.

17.10 19          Sixth Form Parents Information Evening

23.11.18          Modular reports to parents of Y7, 8, 9, 12 and 13

26.11.18          Y8 Parents Evening 2.45 – 6.00pm

19.12.18          Advent Service 6.30 – 7.30 pm

 

Youth Village Consett

Dear Parent/Guardian

I am delighted, on behalf of Head teacher Nick Hurn, to invite your son/daughter to an overnight retreat at the Youth Village Consett, which will be led by the Youth Mission Team.  The retreat will be a one night overnight stay with all meals provided and the cost covered by the school. Events will be indoors and include such activities as group work, presentations, poster making and watching DVDs.

Although activities will be indoors students should wear appropriate clothing based on weather conditions at this time of year. Students will need to provide their own towels and toiletries. Meals will be provided and there will be a tuck shop available from which to purchase refreshments.

Students will be transported by bus to and from the Youth Village.  Pupils will leave school at 1.30pm on the day of their retreat and arrive back at the school by approx. 2.40pm the following day.  Students will not be required to wear uniform on the day of their retreat but must wear appropriate casual/smart clothing.

Students will be attending the retreat in tutor groups on the following dates/days:

Monday 29th to Tuesday 30th October – 8LPN/8JYS

Tuesday 30th to Wednesday 31st October – 8JLR/8TTT/8EMH

Wednesday 31st October to Thursday 1st November – 8SDS/8EMS/8IJN

Thursday 1st to Friday 2nd November – 8KOL/8BEN

Your son/daughter has been invited to attend their Year 8 retreat on behalf of the school. However, some students may be required to stay in school and focus on their studies. At the Headteacher’s discretion these students will be informed that they will not be attending the retreat and will be following their normal Year 8 timetable on the day of the retreat. Issues such as attendance, work completion and behaviour will be taken into account in deciding student attendance on the retreat.  In addition if your son/daughter does not wish to attend they can remain in school and will also be following their normal timetable.

Please also note on the day of the retreat students will not be required to wear uniform but must dress casual smart. No make up is permitted in school. Also, although mobile phones are permitted they are only to be used under the instruction of staff. No photos are to be taken. Any students accessing media platforms such as facebook/snapchat etc…will have their phones confiscated and thoroughly checked. They will then need to be collected by a parent at the school.

We would be grateful if you could complete the reply slip below and the attached detailed medical consent form and return to your child’s tutor by Friday 5th October.

Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Many thanks

Mrs Jo Proctor

School Chaplain

Year 13 Retreat

Dear Parent/Guardian

Year 13 Retreat Monday 15th October to Tuesday 16th October @ The Youth Village, Consett

I am delighted to inform you that your son/daughter has been invited to attend a Year 13 Retreat as part of their final year journey at Cardinal Hume Catholic School. The aim of the retreat is to give our young people the chance to de-stress and refocus themselves for the upcoming final exam pressures on the way to the next chapter in their lives.

The retreat will revolve around the importance of the spiritual aspect of our lives and how a good balance between the material and the spiritual can enable us to be successful beyond our own expectations. There will be a number of activities such as team building; big and small group activities; outdoor activities; time for prayer and reflection and a quiz, led by the Youth Ministry Team at the Youth Village in Consett.  The retreat will run from 2pm on Monday 15th October with an overnight stay and a return to school on Tuesday 16th October before the end of the school day.  Students will be registered in school on Monday and then taken to and from the Youth Village by bus.

Students will need to take a towel, their own toiletries and appropriate clothing for outdoor activities (weather permitting). Students will not be expected to wear uniform but a casual/smart dress code is expected. All rooms have an ensuite shower and lunch, dinner and breakfast will be provided for the students. The cost of the event, courtesy of Headteacher Nick Hurn, is free to our students and it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity not be missed.

Please complete the reply slip below and the consent form and code of conduct attached and return to school by Friday 28th September to secure a place.  If you have any further queries regarding the retreat please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Proctor

School Chaplain

 

Y6 Open Evening

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Y6 Open Evening

Wednesday 3rd October 6-8pm

Interactive exhibition of work/activities in departments  6.00 – 8.00pm

Head teacher’s speech:  6pm, 6.30pm and 7.00pm in the Main Hall