Summer Show

Tickets are now on sale for our Summer production of We Will Rock You.

 

Ditch The Label

At Belmont we take bullying very seriously and  are committed to preventing and tackling all forms of bullying. We have become aware of service called Ditch The Label which may benefit some of our students. Ditch The Label is a leading anti-bullying charity who aim to promote equality and empowering young people to overcome bullying. They are a digital charity, which means that most of their support is provided online through our website and partnerships with games and social networks.

Further information is available through this link

Notification for parents/carers of change to an INSET Day in 2017/18

This is early notification to parents and carers of a change to one of the 2017 /18 INSET Days.
School will now be closed to students on Monday 8th January 2018, rather than Monday 27th November 2017.

The following dates, published previously, remain unchanged:

  • Monday 4th September 2017
  • Tuesday 5th September 2017

If anyone has any queries or concerns, please contact the school as soon as possible.

National Book Tokens

We are asking for your help !

National Book Tokens have £500 worth of books to give away, which would help purchase further stocks for our Learning Resource Centre.

You can increase our chances of winning by nominating us using this link.

Thank you.

 

Staying Safe Near Open Water.

We have been asked by the Local Authority to share the following safety information.

Being suddenly immersed in cold water can cause you to have a heart attack and die. The change in temperature can also lead to a gasp response where you could breathe in water, get into a panic and drown.

Drowning is one of the major causes of adolescent deaths worldwide. An estimated 57,000 ten to nineteen-year-olds drowned across the globe in 2015 – two thirds of them boys.

Fourteen year old Cameron Gosling never came home after jumping into the river without acclimatising, while playing with friends one sunny day. The lives of those closest to him will never be the same again.

His family has no routine or structure and his brother goes to sleep every night listening to Cameron’s funeral music.

Some of his friends have been taken out of mainstream school, friendships have suffered and there have even been thoughts of suicide.

Cameron’s mum Fiona has been left wishing she had spoken to her son about ‘cold water shock,’ believing he would still be here if they had had that chat.

Do your children know about the dangers of jumping into rivers? Do you?

Please learn about cold water shock and have the conversation with your children that Fiona will forever regret not having with Cameron.

You can find out more at  www.durham.gov.uk/dyingtobecool and www.durham.gov.uk/article/7833/Stay-safe-in-or-near-open-water

Crime & Safety Awareness Day

We were pleased to welcome the “No Way” Trust team into school recently. The Trust  is a national educational charity with a core aim of raising awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of crime.

Our students had a fun and informative day whilst hopefully gaining skills on how to stay safe, deal with life challenges and lead law abiding and positive lifestyles. Student Jenny Piercy said ” It was an awesome experience and would go through it again any time, as I absolutely loved it”.

The volunteers who came into school to deliver the sessions were very complimentary of our students. Phil Wilson, Director of Community Liaison, said “The students in Year 9 were a credit to themselves as well as the school and it was good to see all abilities rewarded in the closing session, which just goes to show that with a little encouragement and a unique approach, everyone can benefit. Let’s hope that some future difficult choices and decisions the students will invariably have to make have been made just a little bit easier knowing the consequences that could await them”.

 

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Term 3 Assessment Week 2017: Information for students, parents & carers

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Assessment Week 3 Dates

  • Year 7: Monday 22nd – Friday 26th May
  • Years 8, 9 + 10: Monday 19th – Friday 23rd June

NB:

  • Year 7 English assessments are on Wednesday 2nd June
  • Year 8 English assessments are on Tuesday 27th June
  • Year 10 have additional Maths and English assessments on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Friday 30th June

Key Assessment Information and Support

In order to support students to prepare for their next Assessment Week, a document has again been produced for each year group, which specifies:

  • Subjects being assessed
  • Dates of assessment
  • Topics to revise
  • Resources, further information and support (web-links are underlined in the document in blue and can be accessed directly by clicking on them)

Each document can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Assessment Timetables

Following feedback from our students, we have also created timetables that detail the exact date of each subject’s assessment for each group, which can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate link below:

Year 10 students have also been issued with individual revision schedules, containing daily revision tasks to complete.  Students can download an electronic version of their plan at www.revisionplan.com/myPlan

Revision Strategies

As well as WHAT to revise students also asked us to share tips on HOW to revise.  A presentation on the Top 10 revision strategies informed by research can be accessed HERE.

All students will be e-mailed an individual copy of these documents.  Students are also encouraged to take their exercise books home to help them prepare for their assessments.