7 December 2017

Norham recently hosted their Key Stage 3 Awards Evening and what a wonderful night it was. Pupils turned up with their families and we had a whole host of VIP guests which gave the night a great community feel and every seat in the hall was taken. The night started with a speech from Executive Headteacher, David Baldwin who handed over to ex-Norham pupil Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch of Teesside University for a footnote speech. The night then moved on to the awards themselves. Each subject area had nominated a pupil from Years 7, 8 and 9 for an Achievement Award and a different pupil for an Attitude to Learning Award. After all the pupils had received the awards from subject staff the awards evening moved onto the VIP Awards (Very Inspirational Pupils). These awards had been donated by partners and friends of Norham. The first award was presented by another ex-Norham pupil Kehri Ellis who is Chief Executive of North Tyneside Learning Trust. This award was the NTLT Character Award which was presented to Year 7 pupil Hayden Smith for making and oustanding contribution to extra curricular activities and supporting the development of his peers. Next up was the Professor Newbury-Birch's Resilience Award which was won by Year 7 Aaron Robson Park for overcoming significant personal barriers in order to achieve. Next up was Partnership Director for Capita, Richard Carmichael with the Excellence in Academia Award which was presented to Year 9 pupil Tina Campbell for her oustanding contribution to learning in and out of the classroom. The next award was from the High Sheriff orf Tyne and Wear who visited the school recently and worked with some of our Year 9 pupils. This award was the Excellence at Norham Award which was presented for consistently having high expectations in the classroom, exemplary attendance and punctuality. The winner of this award was Year 9 pupil Olivia Gaffney. Our very own Chair of Governors Mr David Bavaird sponsored the Excellence in Numeracy Award and Year 7 pupil Emmi Simpson was the proud winner of this. Norham prides itself with the close links we have with our community police and PC Laura Fairley was in attendance on the night to give Year 7 pupil Jason Coates the Community Champion Award for being such a good ambassador for Norham within the local community.  Ex assistant headteacher Jo Lamb returned to Norham to hand over the Excellence in Literacy Award to Year 9 pupil Madelyn Wood and Year 8 pupil Luke Dickson picked up the Sports Personality Award.  The evening concluded with North Tynesides Head of Comissioning and Investment, Mark Longstaff presenting the Key Stage 3 Co-ordinators Award which went to Year 9 pupil Emma King.