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Half Term

Half Term

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22 October, 2021

A reminder for all Parents and Carers of half term next week.

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Keeping Children Safe Online

Keeping Children Safe Online

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15 October, 2021

Gem Education have created a video and resources for Parents and Carers on keeping children safe when online


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The Little Orange Book

The Little Orange Book

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8 October, 2021

The Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group have created The Little Orange Book full of expert advice to help your children when they're poorly


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Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

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7 October, 2021

Mary Astell celebrated Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021


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Day Off 29th November

Day Off 29th November

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7 October, 2021

Mary Astell Academy, alongside other schools within the Prosper Learning Trust, will be closed on Monday 29th November as the Queen's Jubilee in May falls in a school holiday.


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National Fitness Day

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7 October, 2021

As part of Wellbeing Wednesday, staff at Mary Astell partook in a range of activities for #NationalFitnessDay21


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World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

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6 October, 2021

5th October was World Teachers' Day.


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Macmillan Coffee Morning Quiz

Macmillan Coffee Morning Quiz

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6 October, 2021

As part of The Largest Coffee Morning in support of Macmillan, staff were offered the opportunity to have a short fun quiz


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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

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30 September, 2021

World Mental Health Day at Mary Astell Academy


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Around the World!

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30 September, 2021

Pupils engaging well with newly added curriculum subject - Humanities.


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A future Jamie Oliver?

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17 September, 2021

Pupils in 11.

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National Teaching Assistant Day

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17 September, 2021

A celebration of the amazing work of our Teaching Assistants.


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It's National Teaching Assistants' Day!

It's National Teaching Assistants' Day!

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16 September, 2021

Today we are celebrating our teaching assistants and all the amazing work they do


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 September, 2021

Thomas Bewick School are looking for Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants to join the friendly team of staff providing support/care to children and young people during the midday break.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 September, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust are hiring skilled Learning Support Assistants with experience of supporting pupils with SEND for Thomas Bewick School.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
8 September, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust are hiring a new Finance Officer to join the Trust's Central Finance Team


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

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8 September, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and highly motivated professional to the post of Lead Administrator to the office at Mary Astell Academy.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
8 July, 2021

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, apprentice to join an experienced team. This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to become an excellent practitioner within our multi academy trust and work in a challenging yet rewarding multidisciplinary environment. Closing Date: 12th July 2021 Start Date: ASAP 37 hours per week, Full Year - Fixed term (18 months)


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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

By Prosper Learning Trust
6 July, 2021

It's not too late to have your say!


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Prevent

Prevent

By Prosper Learning Trust
5 July, 2021

Attached is a digital leaflet designed specifically for parents, guardians, family and friends. ACT EARLY is a website designed for the public, to inform and encourage them to make Prevent referrals if they have worries about their children, family or friends.


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 July, 2021

Thomas Bewick School are looking for Lunchtime Supervisory Assistants to join the friendly team of staff providing support / care to children and young people during the midday break.

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Pupils recognised at Newcastle School Achievement Awards

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1 July, 2021

Newcastle School Achievement Awards took place on Tuesday 22nd June 2021


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Let's Do Lunch

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1 July, 2021

Staff and pupils enjoy a 'thank you' lunch together


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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation Event 30 June 2021

By Prosper Learning Trust
29 June, 2021

Tomorrow we have our last two consultation events.


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Gilbert Ward Academy Site Visit

Gilbert Ward Academy Site Visit

By Prosper Learning Trust
23 June, 2021

Mark Jones, Chief Executive Officer, and a number of other colleagues visited the Gilbert Ward Academy site this week.


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A letter from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

A letter from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
23 June, 2021

A letter to secondary school and college parents in England on continuing regular Covid-19 testing from Gavin Williamson, Secretary of State for Education


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Newcastle Climbing Centre

Newcastle Climbing Centre

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21 June, 2021

The biggest wall you have to climb is the one you build in your mind.


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Mary Astell in Bloom

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18 June, 2021

Our flora and fauna have been given a boost this week


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Facebook reminder to parents to join edTalk

Facebook reminder to parents to join edTalk

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15 June, 2021

We would like to invite you to subscribe to our emagazine edTalk. edTalk will enable you to set your own preferences when you join, you can choose which classes you would like to see articles from and you will be able to bookmark articles, allowing you to create scrapbooks and much more. To subscribe to edTalk follow the link below and enter the email address that we have on file for you as a parent and choose a password. https://maryastell.


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Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

Gilbert Ward Academy Consultation

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 June, 2021

Consultation on Gilbert Ward Academy, a new Special Free School for children aged 11-16, begins today and runs until 16th July 2021.


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Outward Bound

Outward Bound

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24 May, 2021

Mary Astell Academy welcomed Outward Bound to work with our students around team building, bushcraft, and fire lighting.

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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2021

We’re looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant who will play a key role in creating and delivering engaging and inspiring content across a range of media and digital channels, whilst also supporting a busy Central Services Team. See our website for more details and an application form to apply https://www. All applications to be submitted to [email protected]


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2021

Prosper Learning Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, seeks to appoint a highly motivated Finance Officer to join the Trust’s Central Finance Team. See our website for more details and an application form to apply https://www. All applications to be submitted to [email protected]


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MAA pupils to work with Oxford University, Premier League and NUFC Foundation on Research Project

MAA pupils to work with Oxford University, Premier League and NUFC Foundation on Research Project

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18 May, 2021

Pupils will work as part of the Young People’s Research Advisory Groups (YPRAGs) and will act as advisers to the project on all aspects of school exclusion. Research Summary


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Mental Health Minute

Mental Health Minute

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14 May, 2021

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week, today there will be a 'Mental Health Minute' see link for more information: https://www.


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Year 11 Leavers

Year 11 Leavers

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12 May, 2021

Information about Year 11 Leavers


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Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity

By Prosper Learning Trust
10 May, 2021

Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant (Maternity Cover) Job start: 1st September 2021 We’re looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Marketing and Communications/Central Services Support Assistant who will play a key role in creating and delivering engaging and inspiring content across a range of media and digital channels, whilst also supporting a busy Central Services Team. For more details and an application form, see https://www.


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Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft

Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft

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7 May, 2021

See below for information on Young People's Under 18 Clinic @ New Croft.


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Virtual Subject Sessions

Virtual Subject Sessions

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 April, 2021

To help our students with their transition from school into Newcastle College over the coming weeks and months, Newcastle College have put together a number of Virtual Subject Session events which will give them the opportunity to find out more about the course they have already applied for or find out more if they are still researching their options.


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The Big Ask

The Big Ask

By Prosper Learning Trust
20 April, 2021

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Rachel de Souza, is launching the largest ever survey of children and young people in England.


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Harry Watts Academy New Building Opens to Pupils

Harry Watts Academy New Building Opens to Pupils

By Prosper Learning Trust
15 April, 2021

Harry Watts Academy staff welcomed their pupils at their new school building today.

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Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education

Letter to children and young people from the Secretary of State for Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
29 March, 2021

Gavin Williamson has written an open letter to young people thanking them for the way they have responded to the huge challenges they have faced throughout the pandemic. Read it here: https://bit.


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Top Tips for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

Top Tips for Good Mental Health and Wellbeing

By Mary Astell Academy
17 February, 2021

Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George has shared his ‘top five tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing.


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Take Part in our COVID-19 Research Study

Take Part in our COVID-19 Research Study

By Prosper Learning Trust
7 January, 2021

The Great north Children’s Hospital are looking for 140 individuals to take part in the study looking at COVID-19 antibodies in children and young people.


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Mary Astell Academy will Re-open on 5th January

Mary Astell Academy will Re-open on 5th January

By Mary Astell Academy
2 January, 2021

In line with the Department for Education guidance for Alternative Provision we will be open as normal from Tuesday 5th January 2021.


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New School Building for Harry Watts Academy

New School Building for Harry Watts Academy

By Prosper Learning Trust
18 December, 2020

We received the keys for Harry Watts Academy's new school building today.


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Merry Christmas from Mary Astell Academy!

Merry Christmas from Mary Astell Academy!

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18 December, 2020

Merry Christmas, with best wishes from all the staff at Mary Astell Academy.


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Message from ACT

Message from ACT

By Prosper Learning Trust
1 December, 2020

We have received the following information from ACT to share with parents.


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We are Recruiting!

We are Recruiting!

By Prosper Learning Trust
19 November, 2020

Here at Prosper Learning Trust, we are recruiting for an experienced Estates Management Officer to join our Central Services Team, please see the following link for our application pack: https://www.


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Parent/Carer Support Group

Parent/Carer Support Group

By Prosper Learning Trust
14 October, 2020

Parents/ Carers who are supporting a child/ young person with emotional or mental health issues, see image below.


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Covid-19 Guidance

Covid-19 Guidance

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13 October, 2020

Here are some useful documents including current Covid-19 guidance.

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Letter From Mark Jones Regarding NHS Test and Trace

Letter From Mark Jones Regarding NHS Test and Trace

By Prosper Learning Trust
25 September, 2020

Prosper Learning Trust would like to share this important information from NHS Test and Trace, on how we can work together to make sure we can continue to give children and young people the best education in the safest way possible.


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Northumbria Police - Scheme in Newcastle City Centre

Northumbria Police - Scheme in Newcastle City Centre

By Mary Astell Academy
28 August, 2020

Northumbria Police have asked us to share some information with you.


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Newcastle's Best Summer Ever

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever

By Prosper Learning Trust
6 August, 2020

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever programme are offering lots of activities this summer.


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Prosper Learning Trust to Open New School in Northumberland

Prosper Learning Trust to Open New School in Northumberland

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 July, 2020

Prosper Learning Trust have been the successful bidder for a new special school to be built in Northumberland


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Invite to QA Session

Invite to QA Session

By Prosper Learning Trust
9 July, 2020

You are invited to a question and answer session with Deanne Taylor, Head of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Newcastle City Council.


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What’s on offer this coming summer?

What’s on offer this coming summer?

By Prosper Learning Trust
3 July, 2020

Newcastle's Best Summer Ever team will be offering a summer holiday scheme this year.


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Letter from the Executive Headteacher

Letter from the Executive Headteacher

By Mary Astell Academy
12 June, 2020

A letter from Chris Richardson, Executive Headteacher.


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Welcome To Chris Richardson Our New Executive Head Teacher

Welcome To Chris Richardson Our New Executive Head Teacher

By Prosper Learning Trust
4 June, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Chris Richardson has taken up his new role of Executive Head Teacher of Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy this week.


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Relationship Education

Relationship Education

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

Schools usually teach Relationship Education  as part of their science and PSHE curriculum during the Spring/Summer terms.


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The National Careers Service

The National Careers Service

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

The National Creers Service can  help in supporting students explore options following exam results or if their exams have been cancelled.

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Streetwise Youth Work

Streetwise Youth Work

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

Due to changes beyond their control Streetwise are moving to Facebook Lives.


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J K Rowling's New Book - The Ickabog

J K Rowling's New Book - The Ickabog

By Prosper Learning Trust
28 May, 2020

J K Rowling, the Harry Potter novelist, has released a free children's story with a new chapter available each day.


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Coronavirus - Schools Update from Newcastle City Council

Coronavirus - Schools Update from Newcastle City Council

By Prosper Learning Trust
22 May, 2020

Letter from Judith Hay, Director of Children, Education and Skills, Newcastle City Council.


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Executive Head Teacher Appointed

Executive Head Teacher Appointed

By Mary Astell Academy
22 May, 2020

Letter from Mark Jones regarding the appointment of a new Executive Head Teacher for Mary Astell Academy and Newcastle Bridges School.


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Think U Know

Think U Know

By Prosper Learning Trust
21 May, 2020

Think U Know have created information to support parents during COVID-19 and the closure of schools.


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Mary Astell Academy closed over half term

By Mary Astell Academy
19 May, 2020

In line with government guidelines, Mary Astell Academy will not be open to pupils during the May half term holiday from Monday 25th May to Friday 29th May.


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7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

By Mary Astell Academy
15 May, 2020

The Education Endownment Foundation shares lots of useful information for parents.


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Creating a Routine for Home Learning

Creating a Routine for Home Learning

By Mary Astell Academy
14 May, 2020

The Education Endownment Foundation shares lots of useful information for parents.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - GIVE

By Mary Astell Academy
13 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on GIVE.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - TAKE NOTICE

Five Ways to Wellbeing - TAKE NOTICE

By Mary Astell Academy
12 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on TAKE NOTICE.

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Five Ways to Wellbeing - LEARN

Five Ways to Wellbeing - LEARN

By Mary Astell Academy
11 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on LEARN.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - BE ACTIVE

Five Ways to Wellbeing - BE ACTIVE

By Mary Astell Academy
8 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on BE ACTIVE.


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10 Tips on How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

10 Tips on How to Talk to Your Children About Coronavirus

By Mary Astell Academy
8 May, 2020

Young Minds offer advice.


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - CONNECT

Five Ways to Wellbeing - CONNECT

By Mary Astell Academy
7 May, 2020

Today we are focussing on CONNECT.


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Health Visiting and School Nurse Service Update

Health Visiting and School Nurse Service Update

By Mary Astell Academy
7 May, 2020

Your Health Visiting and School Nursing service is available to support you.


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Newcastle College Virtual Open Event

Newcastle College Virtual Open Event

By Mary Astell Academy
7 May, 2020

Newcastle College are holding a Virtual Open Event.


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CAMHS Resources

By Mary Astell Academy
1 May, 2020

At present the Coronavirus is the cause of much anxiety and concern for young people and families.


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Free School Meals Update

Free School Meals Update

By Mary Astell Academy
1 May, 2020

If you experience any problems with Free School Meals vouchers please contact: [email protected]


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Free Webinar for Parents/Carers: Multi-sensory Toolkit Ideas on a Shoestring

Free Webinar for Parents/Carers: Multi-sensory Toolkit Ideas on a Shoestring

By Mary Astell Academy
1 May, 2020

Free webinar for parents/carers:


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PHSE A Guide for Parents

PHSE A Guide for Parents

By Mary Astell Academy
29 April, 2020

PSHE (personal, social, health and economic) education is a school curriculum subject through which children and young people acquire knowledge and skills to stay safe, be healthy (physical and mentally) and prepared for life, and work, in the modern world.

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C-Card and M-Card Deliveries

C-Card and M-Card Deliveries

By Mary Astell Academy
28 April, 2020

During home isolation, Streetwise are delivering condoms, through the C-Card scheme.


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Low Cost Meal Tips

Low Cost Meal Tips

By Mary Astell Academy
24 April, 2020

As many families are facing higher food bills, the Public Health team of Newcastle City Council have produced an 


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Art Therapy

Art Therapy

By Mary Astell Academy
24 April, 2020


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Create a Covid 19 Time Capsule

Create a Covid 19 Time Capsule

By Mary Astell Academy
21 April, 2020

Why not create a Covid 19 Time Capsule?


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Five Ways to Wellbeing - Indoors

Five Ways to Wellbeing - Indoors

By Mary Astell Academy
20 April, 2020

he five ways to wellbeing are five areas of our lives that we can build up to help ourselves feel better.


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Free Guide to Help You to Manage Worry and Anxiety

Free Guide to Help You to Manage Worry and Anxiety

By Mary Astell Academy
17 April, 2020

Our world is changing rapidly at the moment.


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Support from School Health for Children/Young People/Families

Support from School Health for Children/Young People/Families

By Mary Astell Academy
16 April, 2020

During the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19), Newcastle 0-19 Service (Health Visiting & School Nursing Teams) would like to ensure all our families remain supported.


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Children North East

Children North East

By Mary Astell Academy
16 April, 2020

Young People's Service Online.


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Yoga

Yoga

By Mary Astell Academy
14 April, 2020

We'd recommend Yoga with Adriene for well-being.


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Kooth.com - Online Support for Young People

Kooth.com - Online Support for Young People

By Mary Astell Academy
11 April, 2020

Kooth is a web based confidential support service available to young people.  

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Pupil Friendly Covid Book

Pupil Friendly Covid Book

By Mary Astell Academy
10 April, 2020

Here's a pupil friendly explanation of Covid 19.  


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Streetwise Youth Work

Streetwise Youth Work

By Mary Astell Academy
9 April, 2020

SWTV (Streetwise) will now broadcast 3 times a day on Instagram


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Free Webinar for Parents - How to prepare your child for success in life

By Mary Astell Academy
7 April, 2020

Free Webinar - "How to prepare your dyslexic child for success in life" with Dyslexia expert Margaret Malpas, MBE - tomorrow - 8 April at 7.


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Are You Entitled to Free School Meals?

Are You Entitled to Free School Meals?

By Mary Astell Academy
6 April, 2020

If any families have not previously applied for for free school meals but may now be eligible, you can apply now.


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An Open Letter From Vicky Ford MP

An Open Letter From Vicky Ford MP

By Mary Astell Academy
26 March, 2020

An Open Letter to Children and Young People with SEND, their parents, families and others who support them from Vicky Ford MP.


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Fraud Targeting Parents of Children on Free School Meals

Fraud Targeting Parents of Children on Free School Meals

By Mary Astell Academy
26 March, 2020

Parents of children eligible for Free School Meals are being targeted by fraudsters amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Facebook Page

Facebook Page

By Mary Astell Academy
20 March, 2020

Today we launched our Facebook page, we hope that you will find it useful.


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Thinkuknow Update

Thinkuknow Update

By Mary Astell Academy
19 March, 2020

The Education Team at


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Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice

By Mary Astell Academy
13 March, 2020

Coronavirus/Covid-19 advice


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Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

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5 March, 2020

Prosper Primary pupils visited the Discovery Museum.

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A Career in Farming - Whitehouse Farm

A Career in Farming - Whitehouse Farm

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5 March, 2020

Prosper Primary pupils visited Whitehouse Farm to find out about careers in farming.


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Alan Shearer Centre

Alan Shearer Centre

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3 March, 2020

Primay visit the Alan Shearer Centre.


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A Career in Retail - The Works

A Career in Retail - The Works

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14 February, 2020

Prosper Primary pupils had the opportunity to try out a job in the retail sector, with a trip to The Works in Eldon Square.


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Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons

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29 January, 2020

Propser Primary pupils have swimming lessons every week.


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Chinese New Year

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29 January, 2020

The pupils from Prosper Primary visited Newcastle's China Town to celebrate Chinese New Year.


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End of Term Letter to Parents/Carers

End of Term Letter to Parents/Carers

By Mary Astell Academy
19 December, 2019

As the school term draws to a close I would like to inform you about some important information about MAA and to share some of the successes we have has this term.


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Christmas

Christmas

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18 December, 2019

The pupils at Prosper Primary have throurally enjoyed all of the Christmas visits and activities.  


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Parental information on keeping your children safe online over the holidays

Parental information on keeping your children safe online over the holidays

By Mary Astell Academy
12 December, 2019

Our homes have become even more connected.


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Investors in Children Award

Investors in Children Award

By Mary Astell Academy
1 December, 2019

In November we were successful in gaining our Investors in Children Award.


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Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

By Mary Astell Academy
27 November, 2019

We will be having Christmas Lunch on Tuesday, 17th December 2019.

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Stepney Banks Stables

Stepney Banks Stables

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21 November, 2019

Pupils from Prosper Primary take weekly riding and horse care lessons.


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Active Workplace Games

Active Workplace Games

By Mary Astell Academy
21 October, 2019

On Thursday 17th October staff from Prosper Learning Trust entered a team in the Active Workplace Games, which was organised by Tyne and Wear Sport.


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Prosper Primary Visit Northumberlandia

Prosper Primary Visit Northumberlandia

By Mary Astell Academy
2 October, 2019

Northumberlandia, the Lady of the North is a sculpture made of 1.


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Harry Watts Academy Consultation

Harry Watts Academy Consultation

By Mary Astell Academy
13 September, 2019

Consultation for the proposal to open a new special free school in Sunderland, the new school is to be named Harry Watts Academy, began this month.