Are you a former pupil? Join our emerging Alumni network!

 

At Norham High School we are looking to build an alumni network. In other words, we’re building a community of former Norham High School pupils to stay connected with our school!

We will be working to create this engaged alumni community to help us to do more for our pupils. It will work by keeping in touch with, and engaging pupils, from the point of leaving Norham High School, as well as engaging former pupils who have already left. Former pupils can offer a real careers insight and inspiration to current pupils, as relatable role models.

We will be trying to get in touch with some of our former pupils, so if you or anyone you know previously attended Norham High School, then please do get in touch by emailing joanne.pearson@ntlp.org.uk and registering with us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Shaun Story

Shaun Story is on a sport and leisure apprenticeship at the Lakeside Centre in Killingworth thanks to North Tyneside Council’s partnership with TyneMet College.

The 17-year-old said the role has been a positive driving force to begin a career in sport and leisure.

Shaun said: “My apprenticeship has been brilliant, I’ve learnt so much and I relish learning something new every day.

“Alongside on the job experience I’m getting a qualification from the college and I hope to start some additional courses at TyneMet including fitness instruction and lifeguarding through North Tyneside Council Sport.”

Claire Tennant, assistant manager at Lakeside Leisure Centre, said: “Shaun is a great asset to the team – he constantly demonstrates a real enthusiasm for the sport and leisure industry.

“He’s also brilliant with the customers and from the day Shaun started his apprenticeship I have seen nothing but an incredible commitment and determination from him to succeed. I’m very impressed with Shaun.”

Nick Probett, sports trainer at TyneMet College, said: “I’m delighted with Shaun’s progress – it’s very satisfying to see an apprentice really get stuck in and truly enjoy the experience.

 

Simon Ridley

Simon Ridley Former Norham High School pupil, from North Shields. Studied the following subjects at Queen Alexandra:

• Maths A*

• Chemistry B

• Physics B

• Further Maths (AS) A

• IT (AS) A

Going to the University of Glasgow to study an Electronic Engineering Degree. (Glasgow was his first choice).

“When I chose Queen Alex for my A Level studies, it was my top choice as I knew about the Sixth Form’s excellent reputation for Science. I cannot commend the College highly enough for the support it has given me throughout the last two years – anytime that you need help with a subject or topic; teachers are there to help – even outside of school as they have set up groups on Facebook which means that even when you are studying at home or outside of your timetable, someone is always there to respond quickly to any queries that you have. I have always had an interest in Engineering and the mathematical side of Engineering. I particularly enjoyed my Maths lessons, although they were challenging, Alan (the teacher) was very consistent and structured in his lessons which kept me on track. I also completed an engineering project in my first year as part of the Engineering Education Scheme, which further cemented my interest in Engineering as a career route.”