RESPECT days at Norham

We have three RESPECT days through the year at Norham.

On these days the timetable is collapsed and pupils engage in activities and lessons that are based on the PHSE programme of study.

‘PSHE education equips pupils with the knowledge, understanding, skills and strategies required to live healthy, safe, productive, capable, responsible and balanced lives. It encourages them to be enterprising and supports them in making effective transitions, positive learning and career choices and in achieving economic wellbeing. A critical component of PSHE education is providing opportunities for children and young people to reflect on and clarify their own values and attitudes and explore the complex and sometimes conflicting range of values and attitudes they encounter now and in the future. ‘  

‘PSHE education contributes to their personal development by helping pupils to build their confidence, resilience and self-esteem and to identify and manage risk, make informed choices and understand what influences their decisions. It enables them to recognise, accept and shape their identities, to understand and accommodate difference and change, to manage emotions and to communicate constructively in a variety of settings. Developing an understanding of themselves, empathy and the ability to work with others will help pupils to form and maintain good relationships, develop the essential skills for future employability and better enjoy and manage their lives.‘


On all three days pupils and staff will carry a reward card, the aim is to get 6 signatures, stamps or stickers throughout the day. These will be awarded for

  • attitude to learning
  • respecting others around the school, for example
  • holding doors open for other people
  • thanking people
  • listening to others


During the last period of the day we will gather in the west hall and celebrate our day. There will be plenty of prizes to be won and house points will be awarded to the four houses;

  • Cragside
  • Deleval
  • Gibside
  • Surtees


RESPECT day – 2nd December


  • Yourself and others
  • The community
  • The environment


Year 10

Pupils in year 10 were asked to choose 2 activities between Arts, Food and PE.


  • Respecting the Environment
  • Respecting our friends & family


Respect the environment by recycling materials.

Acknowledging respect through gift giving.

Students will be given the choice of 2 craft activities.

  • Magazine beads
  • Polish star decorations

Alternative activity:

  • Poster design - highlighting environmental issues.
  • Complete gift tags for the person you wish to receive your outcome.



  • Respect others


Pupils went on a visit to a local martial arts club, this was to understand the disciplines of sport and how they respect others. Pupils then participated in a tournament of Dodge ball.



  • Respect the wider community

Understand that people choose different foods due to their religion

Recognize the variety of food consumed by people of different religious views

To know that, regardless of religious views, it is important to eat a balanced diet for good health.



Year 9

Connexions workshops

  • Respect yourself

Pupils identify their personality type and relate to skills.

Pupils outline plans for their futures.

There are four workshops aimed at pupils thinking about their plans for life and what types of learners they are.


Year 7 and 8

Years 7 and 8 will revolve on a carousal with planned lessons that aim to get them thinking about our global community, the environment, themselves and others.