Students

Message from the Headteacher

Choosing a school for your son or daughter is often a daunting decision to make. We hope this website will give you an introduction to the quality of education your child will receive at Walbottle Campus. We are very proud of our school and the way our community of students, parents, staff and governors work together to provide an engaging learning environment so that each student achieves their full potential. We all learn best when we are happy and valued, supported, challenged and encouraged, so at Walbottle Campus we take care to ensure our students' education is both enriching and enjoyable. Academic excellence is at the heart of our school, but we nurture equally creativity, personal and physical development, independence and spirited, inquiring minds.

All students are individuals, and there can be no single pathway to success. Consequently, we endeavour to build on the raw talent and energy that your child brings with them, to help him or her to achieve personal success. Our school motto, Offering Opportunity and Valuing Achievement is reflected in every day life at Walbottle, and each student will have a real sense of these values throughout their time with us. We will support students as they explore their learning with confidence and creativity, and encourage them in finding a positive sense of achievement and fulfilment. Should you decide that Walbottle Campus is the school for your son or daughter to flourish, I look forward to the next few years of our partnership.


E-Safety

Useful Websites

SelfieCop - is aimed at kids aged 7-13 years, when they get their first smartphone.

The idea is to teach safe behaviours early, so when they are older (and a tool like SefieCop is less appropriate) they are more likely to think-twice before sharing an unsafe image.

Child Internet Safety - includes Online Safety tips for parents, fun stuff for kids and access to a free "Ezine".

Childnet International - "a non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children."

Do you know how to set up Parental Controls set up by your internet provider? The 4 big internet providers in the UK – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media - provide their customers with free parental controls which can be activated at any time. The link above shows you how do to it UK Safer Internet Centre shows how you can help prevent age inappropriate content being accessed online on computers in your home.

Social Networking - this site shows you how to set safety features on some of the most popular social networking sites - including Youtube, Facebook, Flikr and Moshi Monsters.

Growing up online. This site aims to make online parenting simple. https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Get Safe Online - Free expert advice from - https://www.getsafeonline.org/ which is a public / private sector partnership supported by HM Government and leading organisations in banking, retail, internet security and other sectors

Northumbria Police - have produced a website covering Online bullying, inappropriate materials etc, and advice on how to report an online crime.

Know Where to Go... A series of step-by-step video guides produced by CEOP on how to report images or videos to popular social networking sites for removal.

NSPCC - Share Aware Campaign

The new NSPCC campaign was developed due to their own research finding that parents' quite often feel confused by the internet - out of their depth, and out of control.

Share Aware is for parents of children aged 8-12 and is designed to help to reassure and give parents everything they need to keep their children safe. The design is straightforward: No-nonsense advice that will help to untangle the web, showing parents how they can be just as great a parent online as they are the rest of the time. Included on the site is a downloadable guide (pdf) on how to be Share Aware and talk to your child about being safe onine.

Sections include:

  • Net Aware - a no-nonsense, comprehensive guide to 48 social networks, sites and apps children use. Includes well-known ones such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, plus others such as BBM, AskFM and Kik.
  • Talking Tips - tips on how to start a conversation with your child about online safety
  • Online Safety Advice - what parents need to know to help keep your child safe wherever and whenever they go online.

Extra Curricular Activities

All activities are free unless otherwise stated.

D Club

Day: Monday

Time: 3.15 - 4.15

Room: 3D1

Year 11 students who target a distinction in Health and Social Care, can join Miss Morrison at D Club.

These sessions will include revising subject specific vocabulary and knowledge, how to meet command verbs in the specification and ensuring coursework is completed to a distinction standard. Top tips for RO21 revision is also covered, to allow students to achieve higher marks in the their academic exams.

Emily said: "D Club allows me to fulfill my potential in Health and Social Care and when I am given one to one support, it helps me to understand how I can reach higher to exceed my target. My work is now always completed to the highest standard"


Trampoline Club (All Years)

Day: Monday

Time: 3.30 – 5.30

Venue: Sports Hall

£2 per hour

Trampoline Satellite Club is run by a Level 2 qualified coach who can work closely with individuals on different routines they want to work on. This club is linked with Newburn Trampoline Club and students are able to join the club and compete on a regular basis against other individuals. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, this club will allow you to push yourself to the next level.


Table Tennis (All Years)

Day: Monday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Table Tennis Club is a great opportunity for students to develop their skills, rules and understanding of the game. Students have the opportunity to compete against other schools throughout the year, which could also help towards their individual sport mark in GCSE.


Boys Football (All Years)

Day: Monday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Astro Turf

Football Training takes place every week and is designed to develop pupils’ individual skills, fitness levels, and tactical knowledge of the game. The club also gives players the opportunity to compete against other schools.


RO21 Exam Revision Lunch Club

Day: Tuesday

Time: 1.30 - 2.10

Room: 3D2

Year 10/11 students who want to secure the best possible grade in their upcoming exam can join Miss Pace for revision.

These sessions include revising subject specific vocabulary and knowledge, how to meet command verbs in the specification and revision Top Tips.

Rachel said 'I enjoyed coming up at lunch time and working with my peers to do revision. We all would bring in our own lunch and it was fun to discuss things together and revise in a group'.


Badminton (All Years)

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Badminton Club is a great opportunity to practice and learn the rules of the game. The club also gives students the opportunity to represent Walbottle and play against other schools.


Trampoline (All Years)

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Walbottle Trampoline Club is a great opportunity for students to practice and learn different routines. The club also gives students the opportunity to represent Walbottle and compete against other schools on a variety of routines from beginners to elite.


Netball (All Years)

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Netball club is aimed at improving student skills and team play, as well as working on individual fitness.


Formula 1

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: DT Department

Join Miss Whitfield in the DT Department for Formula 1 Club.


Travel & Tourism Revision

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: 2A3

Do some Travel & Tourism Revision with Mrs Dodds.


Art & Maths Club

Day: Tuesday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: 2D4

Come along to Art & Maths club with Miss Jones in 2D4.


Basketball (All Years)

Day: Wednesday

Time: 2.15 – 3.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Basketball Club is the perfect opportunity to improve your Basketball skills whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome. This club is ran by Newcastle Eagles Coach - Gavin.


Lets Get Cooking!

Day: B Thursday

Time: 3.15 - 4.15

Room: E Block Food Rooms

£1 per session

Food Club is held every fortnight and is a great opportunity for budding chefs to learn to make all different types of food. Learn how to cook easy, tasty snacks, cakes, biscuits and even evening meals. Learn new techniques such as chopping, slicing, grating and cooking in various different ways; baking, frying, grilling and using a microwave. You also get to take your own creations home. If you are interested, please see any of the Food staff in E block.


Cheerleading & Dance

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Dance Studio

Join Miss Sewell in our new Cheerleading & Dance Club.


Girls Basketball (All Years)

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Basketball Club is the perfect opportunity to improve your Basketball skills. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced player, all are welcome.


Girls Football (All Years)

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Astro-Turf or Sports Hall (Depending on weather)

Football Training is for all years and takes place every week. The club is designed to develop pupils’ individual skills, fitness levels, and tactical knowledge of the game. The club also gives players the opportunity to compete against other schools.


Rugby (All Years)

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Field

Mr Stevenson


Cricket (All Years)

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.15 – 4.15

Venue: Sports Hall

Cricket Training is for all years and is ran by a qualified coach from Northumberland Cricket club. The club is designed to develop pupils’ individual skills, fitness levels, and tactical knowledge of the game.


Homework Club

Day: Thursday

Time: 3.30 – 4.30

Venue: LRC

Come along to Homework Club in the LRC with Mr Pattinson who can give help if needed.


Model UN

Day: Friday

Time: Breaktime

Venue: 2B2

Model UN with Mr Pearson & Miss Eagle.




Contact

Hexham Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 9TP

0191 267 8221

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