We have created bulletins for parents/carers regarding how to support pupils' progress in Maths and English at home. Issue 3 of Supporting English and Maths at Home is now available. The Supporting Maths and English at Home page also contains informative documents relating to the English and Maths Curriculums, which will be added to throughout the year.

Following three successful days spent at QEHS as part of their transition, year eight were asked to write about their experiences. This narrative has been written by Marcus in Year 8. 

Over and over again…almost.

The roars and screeches of what seems to be a panicking herd of elephants is getting closer. And closer. I’m running from this monster like I’ve never ran before, dreading the moment when it reaches me. My goal is tantalisingly close. But the rolling thunder behind is almost laughing at my futile efforts.

But then I find a mysterious rush of energy flowing through my veins. I can do this. My thoughts align with the beats of my heart. One more metre… come on, come on! That roar is deafening. But I realise did it. I did it! I beat the school bus!

On Thursday 3 March 2016, all year groups at Hexham Middle are going to celebrate World Book Day. Normal lessons will take place, however our day will include an optional costume competition for pupils (and teachers!) who wish to come to school in fancy dress as a character from a novel. It will also coincide with a week-long book fair in Fellside Hall which has been kindly organised by the librarian Mrs. Hughff. Because of the generous support of the school's PTA, there will be no charge for this event. We hope that pupils enjoy celebrating World Book Day as part of the school's commitment to promoting a love of reading.

Miss Johnson
Head of English

Our Curry Night at Saathi on Wednesday 10 February 2016 raised…

£165!

A huge thank you to all of you who supported this event by eating lots of curry!

The PTA Committee

We take the security of your children on the internet extremely seriously; it is very important that we work together to ensure your their safety. Whilst use of the internet and social networking sites is second nature to young people, they can often be swept along with what their peers are doing and lack an awareness of the many risks they are facing.

Research has shown that up to 80% of internet use will take place outside of the school environment on a range of devices. With this in mind, I would ask that you take the time to respond to our 2016 Parental e-Safety survey by using the link below:

http://1drv.ms/1S5wHrZ