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Train to Teach Event

Interested in Teaching?

Our event will offer you the opportunity to meet local schools and training providers in North East England.

Cardinal Hume Catholic School, Gateshead
Wednesday 20th May 2015
5pm – 7pm

During the event:

  • Attend a presentation that guides you through the routes into teaching, including invaluable information on applying for training.
  • Speak to teaching experts and practising teachers to find out about life in a classroom.
  • Meet current School Direct trainees.
  • Find out about current training vacancies from Lead Schools in your local area.

For further details, click here


Great Languages Bake Off

Recently in Languages we have been competing in the Great Languages Bake Off, a competition run in the North East for Year 9 students by Routes into Languages. Following in the footsteps of the Great British Bake Off, a programme many of us will be familiar with or at least have heard of, we were tasked with creating a short video showing the production process whilst narrating it in French, then providing a running commentary on the key language points we worked on in the video. This year we have decided to created the much-loved sponge cake, using a low fat sponge recipe with crème fraiche in the middle and raspberries and kiwi fruit on the top. We have now entered the competition and are looking forward to Wednesday 22nd April 2015, when we will be visiting Sunderland University to present our video to other schools and join the running for this year’s Great Languages Bake Off trophy. We will also take part in some language learning activities lead by university staff and student ambassadors, so there is a lot to look forward to.

If you haven’t already, we’d recommend viewing our entry where you can see just how interesting and enjoyable languages can be. We’ve had a thoroughly great experience this year and can’t wait to see how we do!



Our School has, by using our water coolers, helped save the lives of many children in Africa.

With every water cooler and bottle of water we obtain from AquAid, a donation has been made on our behalf to The Africa Trust. These funds are used to directly build fresh drinking water wells in areas in Africa where it is needed the most, like in schools and villages.

Our Water Coolers
are from AquAid
project trust

Project Trust – Peru

I am pleased to be sending you my first volunteer update, with Project Trust. Read it here now!

I would like to say a huge thank you for all your help! I really wouldn’t of made it here without the schools incredible support, throughout the whole of last year!

The next update i will be sending you will be in February.

Amy Coulson (ex Year 13 student)


Operation Christmas Child 2014

The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. We always give shoeboxes to children based on need, regardless of their background or religious beliefs. It’s an unconditional gift of love.

Yet again, our Sixth Form students have shown incredible generosity in donating 247 shoeboxes to the appeal. I’m sure they’ll be very gratefully received. Well done.