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Operation Encompass North Tyneside

What is Operation Encompass?
The purpose of Operation Encompass is to safeguard and support children and young people who have been involved in a domestic abuse incident. Following an incident at home, children will often arrive at school distressed, upset and unprepared for the day.

North Tyneside Council, the police and nominated Key Adults in school will be working together to make sure that school staff are made aware of an incident early enough to support pupils in school. 

Why is Operation Encompass being introduced in North Tyneside? Operation Encompass was initially launched in Plymouth in February 2011 to address a shortcoming in the early sharing of information with schools. Since then several pilots have been set up across the UK, including Gateshead and South Tyneside, and has proved to very successful in providing appropriate support in a timely manner.

Pilots across the UK have reported positive outcomes for many children and young people. North Tyneside Council, Northumbria Police and all schools in the borough will be taking part in the scheme, to help provide additional new support which will benefit children and young people in North Tyneside and improve multi-agency sharing of information.

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Wallsend head teacher supports roll out of National Citizen Service youth programme following Queen’s Speech

A local head teacher from Wallsend has spoken out in support of an announcement made in yesterday’s Queen’s Speech that relayed a vison for every teenager in the country to be able to take part in the National Citizen Service youth empowerment programme, which currently runs across North Tyneside.

David Baldwin from Churchill Community College is supporting the government’s commitment to helping the programme continue to grow and is encouraging schools across North Tyneside and Newcastle upon Tyne to recommend it to their students this summer following the impacts the school has seen in its students after taking part. The programme, open to all 15-17 year olds, widens horizons by helping young people build lasting friendships that bridge social divides and grow their aspirations by developing crucial skills for work and life.

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Churchill Reporters

The Chronicle today features a double page spread entitled 'Our School'. which has been written by students from Churchill Community College.

Get a copy of the Chronicle now and read the fantastic stories written by our students.

Apple Field Trip

On Thursday 21st April a group of enthusiastic Digital Leaders participated in an Apple Field Trip.  This involved our KS3 Digital Leaders going to the Apple Store in Eldon Square.

The aim of the Field Trip is to inspire collaboration, creativity and engagement using Apple Products. Whilst there students looked at a range of Apps which can be used to support Story Telling and Literacy in lessons.  One of the Apps we looked at was Paper 53 and used the magnetic stylus to draw and sketch then animate our ideas.   This is a really useful App which can be used in a whole range of subjects and allows us to record and change or ideas at the touch of a button or stroke of a pen.

This was a really useful morning and we found out some new tools and ideas we can make use of on our iPads.   Follow our Twitter Feed for more ideas  @cccdigileads

Cathy Cassidy is to visit Churchill

Best selling author, Cathy will be talking to students about her latest new book, Broken Heart Club and will be supplying them with inspiration for their own reading and writing.

Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK's top selling children's authors and has twice won the prestigious “Queen of Teen” Award.   Cathy tours extensively around the UK - meeting over 10,000 young readers each year.   She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie magazine. 

Her new book , Broken Heart Club  is published in hardback by Puffin on 21st April.

Churchill Singing Group Perform at The Stadium of Light.

A random email to all schools landed on the desktop of Mr Swan and he decided to bite the bullet and go for it. The email was from Ellie Geddes, Events Manager of Schools NorthEast Trading Ltd. The idea was for schools to apply to perform at a formal dinner hosted at The Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Schools had to send a recording of their group and the lucky ones would get the chance to perform at this event.

It was a mixture of excitement and dread when we were the chosen ones. We knew we would have to work hard to be perfect.

At the Schools North East Patron's Dinner at The Stadium of Light on the evening of 16th March. Guests were welcomed to the event by the soulful sound of the Churchill Community College Singers.

This was the first time ever that this group of students aged from 11 to 17 have performed in a public arena. The audience of 200+ were silent throughout the six songs and the applause after each number was very deafening.

Mr Swan led the group through a repertoire that consisted of current chart hits, musical theatre, 60s classics and crowd favourites.

“The students have worked hard over the last few weeks to get the harmonies just right”, said Mr Swan, “and tonight was the just reward for all that hard work. I am so proud of the effort and commitment from these young people”

“It gave me loads of confidence and just want to perform every night”, Madison Pearce - Year 11

“Over all it was a tremendous experience for these students and we look forward to our next performance with a great deal of confidence and excitement”, finished Mr Swan

Congratulations to Dillon Blevins - Year 12 who is the newly Elected Member of the Youth Parliament.

Find out more about the Youth Parliament. The UK Youth Parliament provides opportunities for 11-18 year olds to use their elected voice to bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning.

Our Year 9 Artists and Photographers were presented with the Gifted and Talented Arts in Partnership/ TICE award for their work with Newcastle College on a photography and animation workshop just before half term.

Students worked with industry professionals over the course of a day to produce some stunning work and received their award at a ceremony on the evening of the 12th February.

Art staff are really proud of the groups achievements, they were creative, engaged, highly motivated and produced some excellent work which was exhibited on the night.

Well done all involved

First National Leader of Governance in North Tyneside

Tracey Booth, Chair of Governors at Churchill Community College, is the first secondary National Leader of Governance (NLG) to be appointed in North Tyneside. Tracey said, “It is a great honour to be selected to take on this role. I chair an outstanding secondary school and I am dedicated to ensuring each and every one of our students does the very best they can. I thoroughly enjoy the role and this new designation gives me a chance to help other schools by strengthening their governance capacity”.

Over the last few years Tracey has helped Churchill Community College to secure an OUTSTANDING OfSTED grading. Since then the school has continued to improve, now rated as number one secondary school in the North East for value added in 2015. She has also encouraged the school to provide significant support to other schools, whilst she has taken on additional roles to support governing bodies. Churchill Community College has gone on to become a Teaching School and a National Support School.

NLGs are highly effective chairs of governors who support chairs of governors in other schools. They have:

  • excellent leadership skills
  • a track record of raising school performance
  • the skills to influence improvement by supporting or challenging headteachers
  • a track record of implementing and sustaining effective governance
Schools looking to improve the leadership and performance of their school’s governing body can ask for the support of an NLG. Support typically consists of:
  • coaching and mentoring
  • reviewing the responsibilities of the governing body
  • action planning
  • supporting academy conversion
  • advising on reviewing headteacher performance

Two students from Churchill Community College have been awarded runner up prizes in the prestigious Lord Glenamara award at a ceremony at Kings College, London.

Darren Appleby from Year 11 and Connor Peebles of Year 12 were presented their certificates by current Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan at a Ceremony attended by former Secretaries of State Baroness Williams and Lord MacGregor.

The Lord Glenamara prize recognises students who achieve academic excellence and who make a commitment to improving their local community. Connor has been recognised for outstanding achievement in his GCSEs where he achieved 2 A*s, 6As ad 1 B grade. He was also commended for his commitment as a Sixth Form Head of House and for previous work on the North Tyneside Youth Council. Connor also recently represented CCC in their international exchange programme with the Czech Republic.

Darren worked as a champion for students who are in care by writing a blog which received national interest. He has worked hard to ensure his academic progress continues whilst continuing his efforts to raise the profile of Looked After Children. Darren's work has been seen as an example of good practice in the Local Authority and his achievement with the Glenamara Award is a fitting tribute to his outstanding personal development.

David Baldwin, headteacher at Churchill Community College said "Connor and Darren are outstanding students who have both contributed a significant amount to their school and local community and thoroughly deserve this national recognition. School performance tables last week confirmed Churchill Community College as the top performing school in the North East out of 290 schools in terms of pupil progress at GCSE. We are continually proud of our students' success and civic achievements."

On Wednesday 3rd February the Royal Navy Youth Engagement Team visited Churchill to tell us about life in the Royal Navy & Marines.  The sailors worked with students in Years 9 to 12 and we had the opportunity to take part in a range of different activities from cooking to physical activity to engineering and building our own turbine. 

The staff explained the role of the Navy today and the wide ranging careers which are on offer for eample Engineering, Nursing, Physical Trainers.  A great time was had by all involved. 

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Churchill is the Top School in the North East of England in the Latest School Performance Tables.

The government have published the latest national school performance tables based on last summer's examination results. They measure the progress all children make from entering secondary school at 11, to the grades they achieve in their GCSE's at 16.

Of the 290 secondary schools in the north-east of England, between Teeside and the Scottish border, Churchill Community College is number 1 for the best 8 GCSE grades each student achieved.

The national average score is 1000 and Churchill scored 1048. We were 13 points above any other school.

We were joint 3rd place out of 290 schools for our English results.
We were joint 7th place out of 290 schools for our Maths results

It is fantastic news and reflects the hard work of students and the fantastic teaching and efforts all of our staff make to support our students to achieve the best they can. We also recognise the impact of the support parents give their children in making sure they complete homework and are in college on time every day.

A huge well done to everyone! Congratulations to students and a very big thank you to our staff and parents.

Congratulations also to North Tyneside Council - there were 4 of our secondary schools in the top 13 out of 290 schools. Amazing result! Please click on the link below to see our position in the tables:…/schools/performance/…

Dear Parents/Carers

Children spend a great deal of time online these days- with phones, lap-tops and ipads. We know that making sure our children are safe online is really important to us as parents/carers and teachers. Things change all the time and we all need support to keep up to date with online changes.Thinkuknow is a fantastic resource for young people, parents/carers and school staff to find out more about being safe online. It is produced by CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection) .They have just updated their resources, find out more through the following link which tells you about some of the dangers and what we can all do as adults to help keep our children safe:

On the 1st February a group of Year 9 artists and photographers attended a Gifted and Talented workshop at Newcastle College. Students worked with industry experts in the professional photography studio before working on an animation project called characterpilla.

We have been invited back to the awards evening on the 12th February so watch this space....