Additional responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process between 7 May and 20 May 2016 have now been added. 

As parents/carers will be aware, we are now using Schoolcomms to send out school communications via email and text message.

In addition, Schoolcomms has the facility to enable parents/carers to make online payments via the School Gateway smartphone app or website. Parents/carers will also be able to view school meal balances and purchases, and top up school meals money at any time.

To set up online payments, you will need to use the website to complete the initial setup; click the icon above to go to the School Gateway website. If you are unable to log in, it may be because the school doesn’t have your current email and mobile phone number on record. Please contact the school and we will update the details on our system.

Youth Dance Tynedale’s advanced group has been selected to take part in One Dance UK’s national youth dance festival for the second year running. ‘Requiem of Youth’ by Anthony Lo-Giudice is one of the works that will represent the North East in U Dance Salford 2016. YDT Advanced is made up of 8 past and present Sixth Form dance students and the performance at the festival in July will be their last with YDT. ‘Requiem of Youth’ explores the desires, fragility and the journey into adulthood most of this group are about to embark on. Dancers delve into motifs of fear and absence, haunting moments of joy and memories of elegiac themes of flight, fright and fight. Channeling the ebbs and flows of life as a young adult, the dancers have worked with Anthony to devise movement on the subject of fear, be it personal or universal.

Responses to questions asked by stakeholders during the consultation process have now been added. Questions that were received after 6 May 2016 will be answered in a later document.

A PDF version of the Proposed MAT Conversion Presentation from Tuesday 3 May 2016 is now available in the Academy Proposal section of the website for parents, staff, and others who were not able to attend the meeting.

Year 9 Boys Dance Project with Hit the Ground Running Dance Theatre Company

Last week the Drama and Dance Departments were very pleased to welcome Michael Heatley, Director of Hit the Ground Running, and dancers Alex Rowland and Ash Goosey as they embarked on a two-day residency with 14 Year 9 boys. Each day began with a technique class followed by creative workshops to develop a piece from the stimulus of Heroes.

At the end of the second day the boys performed the piece to an audience of Year 9 students and Alex and Ash presented a short duet from ‘Macho’, a work that explores the stigma surrounding men’s mental health. QEHS boys will perform their dance as a curtain raiser for the professional company when they premier ‘Macho’ at Dance City on Thursday 26 May 2016.