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Gold standard meals in a silver anniversary year

Press release from Northumberland County Council @ https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Gold-standard-meals-in-a-silver-anniversary-year.aspx
Gold standard meals in a silver anniversary year
21 Nov 2018



Schools across Northumberland have been celebrating their meals service in style, with a range of initiatives aimed at highlighting everything that is great about school catering.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Lead Association for Catering in Education (LACA)’s National School Meals Week (NSMW), which ran from 12th to 16th November.

This annual event is marked by schools up and down the country and serves to promote the quality and value of the hot, cooked meals delivered every school day by LACA’s members.

National Roast Dinner Day, jointly promoted with the Soil Association’s Food for Life campaign, takes place during the week, and at St Paul’s Primary School in Alnwick catering manager Carol Riddell and her team served up a great spread featuring roast beef and yorkshire pudding.

St Paul’s head teacher Maria Wilson said: “The school has been delighted to take part in National School Meals Week and National Roast Dinner Day. We have fantastic meals here every day - cooked by Carol and her team - and this week has been no exception. The value of a good quality school meals can’t be underestimated - having a very significant effects on students’ performance and health. This national week is a fantastic way of highlighting and celebrating great food.”

Carol Riddell has already been recognised as one of the best school chefs in the region as she has been shortlisted for the LACA North East and Scotland regional school chef of the year competition. Watch out for news of the ‘cook off’ she will take part in to decide the overall winner.

Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services at Northumberland County Council said: “The council prides itself on running an extremely good school meals service. All of the menus produced are in line with the Government’s food standards and the team uses software to analyse the ingredients’ nutritional value before generating the menus. In this way we can ensure that we are serving a healthy, nutritious menu that keeps children fuelled throughout the day. Last week was about celebrating the people who provide our great school meals, and I congratulate all schools in Northumberland that have taken part in this week.”

A poll this year by LACA found that curry followed by chocolate sponge was officially voted The Nation’s Favourite School Meal and the campaign organisers hope that many kitchens will recognise this by adding it to their menu.

Northumberland County Council’s first and primary school winter menu 2018 already features a curry, as well as chocolate surprise cake.

Another highlight of this year’s NSMW was #cookeditmyselfie, in which caterers, teachers, parents or suppliers were encouraged to post photos of school meals on Twitter using this hashtag. A judging panel will choose the best one and the winning school will receive £500 of marketing support or equipment.

A NSMW Roadshow visited all ten LACA regions to engage members and pupils with its message championing the benefits of a nutritious, healthy school meal, which include: Education, Concentration, Attainment, Energy, and Nutrition.

To find out more about Northumberland County Council’s school meals service visit www.northumberland.gov.uk/Education/Schools/Meals

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Gold-standard-meals-in-a-silver-anniversary-year.aspx
 

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Former Milfield County First School, Wheatriggs, Milfield, Wooler

17/03961/FUL | Demolition of Existing School Building and Development of 30 dwellings - Amended 02/07/18 | Former Milfield County First School Wheatriggs Milfield Wooler Northumberland NE71 6HZ
Reference 17/03961/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-06402540
Application Received Wed 01 Nov 2017
Application Validated Fri 03 Nov 2017
Address Former Milfield County First School Wheatriggs Milfield Wooler Northumberland NE71 6HZ
Proposal Demolition of Existing School Building and Development of 30 dwellings - Amended 02/07/18
Status Decided
Decision Application Refused
Decision Issued Date Wed 26 Sep 2018

https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=OYOUXNQSK9P00

Cc NORTHUMBERLAND Area Developments - Areas of Northumberland NOT covered on the Newcastle Metro Area Forum
Further planning application submitted as:

18/04099/FUL | Demolition of existing school building and erection of 30 no. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom two storey dwellings with associated works | Former Milfield County First School Wheatriggs Milfield Wooler Northumberland NE71 6HZ
Reference 18/04099/FUL
Alternative Reference Not Available
Application Received Tue 20 Nov 2018
Application Validated Tue 20 Nov 2018
Address Former Milfield County First School Wheatriggs Milfield Wooler Northumberland NE71 6HZ
Proposal Demolition of existing school building and erection of 30 no. 2, 3 and 4 bedroom two storey dwellings with associated works
Status Registered
https://publicaccess.northumberland.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PIJIGNQS0K400
 

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Excellent progress on new first school for Morpeth

Press release from Northumberland County Council @ https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Excellent-progress-on-new-first-school-for-Morpeth.aspx
Excellent progress on new first school for Morpeth
27 Nov 2018



Teachers and students from Morpeth First School have joined county councillors and project team members to view progress on the site of the new school that they will attend from September 2019.

Work is well underway on construction of the brand new educational facility on the former fire station site, next to County Hall, which will replace the ageing ‘Goosehill’ School .

Funding of over £6m to build the new school was approved by Northumberland County Council last year. BAM Construction was appointed to build the school and work started on the site in August.

The foundations for the new building have been completed, the steel frame structure erected and work is underway on installation of internal drainage, block and beam flooring for the ground floor and metal decking and slab for the first floor.

External drainage work is also underway and an attenuation tank is being installed which will hold and store surface water before releasing it slowly into drainage channels.

Over the next couple of months, BAM will continue work on the building envelope, with windows, curtain walling and the facing brickwork to start, when the external façade of the building will start to take shape.

The new building will provide innovative teaching and learning facilities as well as external play areas and a multi-use games area. For the first time in its history the school will have its own playing fields. The new school will also house a community room, which will be used for events both during and outside of school hours, and will have 78 parking spaces.

Councillor Wayne Daley, cabinet member for Children’s Services said: “As a council we are committed to delivering the best possible educational environments for our young people. Work is well underway on our new facility for Morpeth First School and this is a fantastic step forward towards providing current and future pupils of the school with new, state of the art facilities and playing areas.”

Miss Elaine Reay, headteacher at Morpeth First School added: “Our pupils were delighted to be shown the building progress by the Project Manager on site and they have since led an assembly to show their friends photographs of the location of their new and exciting facilities. We are participating in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths design competition to ensure our children incorporate our new school into their curriculum learning.”

The building is due to be completed in time for the start of the new academic year in September 2019.

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Excellent-progress-on-new-first-school-for-Morpeth.aspx

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Kenton Bar Primary School

2018/1002/01/GRB | Erection of single storey junior school with associated hard and soft landscaping and demolition of existing junior school | Newcastle City Council Kenton Bar Primary School Ryal Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3YF
Reference 2018/1002/01/GRB
Alternative Reference PP-07137317
Application Received Tue 24 Jul 2018
Application Validated Tue 07 Aug 2018
Address Newcastle City Council Kenton Bar Primary School Ryal Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3YF
Proposal Erection of single storey junior school with associated hard and soft landscaping and demolition of existing junior school
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PCD52RBS0JD00

Cc Kenton, Gosforth & Fawdon Area (in Newcastle) and Wideopen Area (in North Tyneside) - Developments
On the agenda for the Planning Committee Meeting, 7th December 2018, with a recommendation for a conditional grant.
 

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Does anyone know if St Peter's First School is still open on North Terrace in Wallsend? I attended this school in 1973-74 and have very vague memories of it( I think it was quite a new school then).
 

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The Northumbria 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue Whitley Bay

18/01609/FUL | Change of Use from Residential School for International Students to Provide Teaching Facilities to Dwelling [No 51][Class C3] and Ground Floor Teaching Facility [No 52] [Class D1] and Masionette [No 52] [Class C3] | The Northumbria 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2BA
Reference 18/01609/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-07422250
Application Received Tue 20 Nov 2018
Application Validated Tue 20 Nov 2018
Address The Northumbria 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2BA
Proposal Change of Use from Residential School for International Students to Provide Teaching Facilities to Dwelling [No 51][Class C3] and Ground Floor Teaching Facility [No 52] [Class D1] and Masionette [No 52] [Class C3]
Status Awaiting decision
https://idoxpublicaccess.northtyneside.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PIHZ2ABHG5500

Cc Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Cullercoats & Monkseaton Area - Developments
 

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Breaking the ground on a groundbreaking scheme

Press release from Northumberland County Council @ https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Breaking-the-ground-on-a-groundbreaking-scheme.aspx
Breaking the ground on a groundbreaking scheme
30 Nov 2018



The first turf has been dug at the start of construction on a groundbreaking development in Northumberland.

Two new schools and a leisure centre will be incorporated into one of the biggest education and recreation schemes ever established in the county. Northumberland County Council is funding the scheme, which is being built by Kier Construction.

A new Ponteland secondary school and new Ponteland primary school will be established there - along with leisure and cultural facilities and sports pitches. State of the art facilities will be included in the two brand new school buildings and fantastic leisure provision will include; a swimming pool, fitness suite, community facilities, badminton courts, Clip N Climb, soft play, outdoor sports fields, a full size 3G pitch and a library.

The council also plans to build a new fire station close-by, re-providing the one which will be displaced by the scheme.

Cllr Peter Jackson, Leader of Northumberland County Council said: “I am absolutely delighted that work is underway in earnest on this landmark development and very much look forward to watching its progress. It will provide both first-class learning environments for students for years into the future and an amazing leisure centre which will give access to high quality sport and leisure facilities and support improvements to health and wellbeing for the whole community.”

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland & North-East England, said: “We are delighted to be starting construction works on this exciting new development in Ponteland. Working collaboratively with Northumberland County Council, this new learning and leisure space will provide state-of-the art facilities for the community to enjoy for years to come. Throughout the duration of the project we will be working with local suppliers, engaging with local residents and providing updates on the development and offering training opportunities to local people as we look to showcase our interesting, diverse and rewarding industry.”

After completion of the new buildings the existing Ponteland leisure centre will be demolished and sports pitches established there.

The new schools are part of a reorganisation of the Ponteland Partnership which is seeing £52m investment in schools, including a new Darras Hall Primary.

Work is also underway to expand the accommodation on the existing high school site, to ensure that temporary accommodation can be provided to allow additional secondary pupils to start in September 2019.

The new development is scheduled for completion by September 2020.

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/2018/Nov/Breaking-the-ground-on-a-groundbreaking-scheme.aspx

Cc Ponteland & Darras Hall Area - Developments
 

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Newcastle High School For Girls Tankerville Terrace And 1 Haldane Terrace

2018/1128/01/DET | Change of use of vacant former girls school (Class D1), erection of single storey extension to create 5 residential units (Class C3), provision of garages, bin store, two dormers to north elevation, dormer to south elevation and dormer to west following demolition of outbuildings and boundary wall. (amended description and plans received 21 November 2018) | Newcastle High School For Girls Tankerville Terrace And 1 Haldane Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3BA
Reference 2018/1128/01/DET
Alternative Reference PP-07186936
Application Received Fri 10 Aug 2018
Application Validated Tue 04 Sep 2018
Address Newcastle High School For Girls Tankerville Terrace And 1 Haldane Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3BA
Proposal Change of use of vacant former girls school (Class D1), erection of single storey extension to create 5 residential units (Class C3), provision of garages, bin store, two dormers to north elevation, dormer to south elevation and dormer to west following demolition of outbuildings and boundary wall. (amended description and plans received 21 November 2018)
Status Decided
Decision Grant Conditionally
Decision Issued Date Tue 04 Dec 2018

https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PD8XHOBSH0B00

Cc Jesmond, Sandyford and Shieldfield Area - Developments
 

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North East Futures University Technical College (UTC), on site of former Hawthorn Works on the Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle

Chronicle Live website article from 21/12/18 about the opened in September 2018 North East Futures University Technical College (UTC), on site of former Hawthorn Works on the Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle - includes pictures and short video showing views of the interior

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New Newcastle college praised for not repeating Discovery School's 'catastrophic' failings

A new college in Newcastle has been praised for not making the same mistakes that led to the demise of the Discovery School.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/new-newcastle-college-praised-not-15583040

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North East Futures University Technical College (UTC), on site of former Hawthorn Works on the Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle -information & pictures 22/12/18

North East Futures University Technical College (UTC), on site of former Hawthorn Works on the Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle has had coverage during its construction process on this "Schools" thread but has had more posts over on the "Stephenson Quarter" thread, https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=980842 where it has been shown on posts #494, 515 - 522, 530,, 533 - 535, 537, 539 - 540, 551 - 553, 560 - 561, 563 - 566, 570 - 572, 577 - 581, 583 - 597, 599 - 603

The initial planning application for the UTC, from NCC Planning Portal

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Conversion of Hawthorn Works to College (Use D1) following demolition of twentieth century additions, alterations to elevations, roof and new 4.5 storey extension to the east. Erection of 6 storey office building (Use B1) with ancillary uses at ground floor (A1, A3, A4). Associated access, pick up and drop off, landscaping and public realm works

Former Hawthorn Works Site Stephenson Quarter Forth Banks Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3SG

Decision - Grant Conditionally

Decision Issued Date - Tue 21 Mar 2017

https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=OIHIURBSM0100&activeTab=summary


More in respect of the scheme - input "Hawthorn Works" into https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=simple

On Saturday 22/12/18 in period around 1400 took these pictures showing the completed North East Futures University Technical College (UTC) erected on site of the former Hawthorn Works, Stephenson Quarter, Newcastle

Extract of 30 pictures shown over 3 posts #604 - 606 on https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=980842&page=31





















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Kenton Bar Primary School, Ryal Walk, Newcastle, Erection of single storey junior school with associated hard and soft landscaping and demolition of existing junior school - Planning Granted

2018/1002/01/GRB | Erection of single storey junior school with associated hard and soft landscaping and demolition of existing junior school | Newcastle City Council Kenton Bar Primary School Ryal Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3YF
Reference 2018/1002/01/GRB
Alternative Reference PP-07137317
Application Received Tue 24 Jul 2018
Application Validated Tue 07 Aug 2018
Address Newcastle City Council Kenton Bar Primary School Ryal Walk Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 3YF
Proposal Erection of single storey junior school with associated hard and soft landscaping and demolition of existing junior school
Status Registered
https://publicaccessapplications.newcastle.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PCD52RBS0JD00

Cc Kenton, Gosforth & Fawdon Area (in Newcastle) and Wideopen Area (in North Tyneside) - Developments
The above is post #582 of 08/08/18, also on post #584 of 21/08/18

On NCC Planning Portal on 07/01/19 this in respect of the above

Status - Decided

Decision - Grant Conditionally

Decision Issued Date - Mon 07 Jan 2019


Also posted in Kenton, Gosforth & Fawdon Area (in Newcastle) and Wideopen Area (in North Tyneside) - Developments thread

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The Northumbria, 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue, Whitley Bay, alterations to residential school - Planning Application Approved

18/01609/FUL | Change of Use from Residential School for International Students to Provide Teaching Facilities to Dwelling [No 51][Class C3] and Ground Floor Teaching Facility [No 52] [Class D1] and Masionette [No 52] [Class C3] | The Northumbria 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2BA
Reference 18/01609/FUL
Alternative Reference PP-07422250
Application Received Tue 20 Nov 2018
Application Validated Tue 20 Nov 2018
Address The Northumbria 51 - 52 Victoria Avenue Whitley Bay Tyne And Wear NE26 2BA
Proposal Change of Use from Residential School for International Students to Provide Teaching Facilities to Dwelling [No 51][Class C3] and Ground Floor Teaching Facility [No 52] [Class D1] and Masionette [No 52] [Class C3]
Status Awaiting decision
https://idoxpublicaccess.northtyneside.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=PIHZ2ABHG5500

Cc Whitley Bay, Tynemouth, Cullercoats & Monkseaton Area - Developments
On North Tyneside Planning Portal when checking it on 16/01/19 this in respect of the above

Proposal - Change of Use and Subdivision of 51-52 Victoria Avenue from a 15 bedroom residential school to a single residential dwelling (No.51) and a 7 bedroom residential school (No.52) to include teaching facilities at ground floor, managers/owners accommodation at first floor and student bedrooms at first and second floor.

Decision - Application Permitted

Decision Issued Date - Tue 15 Jan 2019

https://idoxpublicaccess.northtyneside.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=PIHZ2ABHG5500&activeTab=summary


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Thomas Hepburn Community Academy School, Swards Road, Felling set for closure - information & pictures 24/12/18 Part 1 of 2

Thomas Hepburn Academy in Gateshead has had a few articles about it in recent times about its failing academic standards, including:-

From Chronicle Live website

02/02/17, Bad behaviour, high exclusion rates and poor grades - Gateshead school branded 'inadequate'

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/bad-behaviour-high-exclusion-rates-12544424

29/06/17, 'We'll be 'good' in two years': Leaders point to change at Thomas Hepburn school - and Ofsted agree

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/well-good-two-years-leaders-13259855

06/02/18, Thomas Hepburn Academy parents accuse trust of 'failing our children' as school faces closure

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-academy-parents-accuse-14254292

22/03/18, Thomas Hepburn bosses WILL ask Government to close school - despite opposition from parents

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-bosses-ask-government-14444599

17/05/18, Struggling Gateshead school Thomas Hepburn Academy to close for good

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/struggling-gateshead-school-thomas-hepburn-14669725

20/06/18, Thomas Hepburn Community Academy

Find out how Thomas Hepburn Community Academy rates compared to other secondary schools in Gateshead with our school ratings


Latest article from Chronicle Live website on 18/01/19 about the fate of the school:-

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Thomas Hepburn Academy is no longer inadequate, says Ofsted - but it'll still be forced to close

The Gateshead school struggled to attract students after damning Ofsted judgements - but improvements at the school won't save it

"Pupils’ attitudes to their learning have improved. Staff and pupils say that the standards of behaviour are much stronger."

The report does note that there is still some "variability" in teaching quality, while in some classes, pupils make "basic errors" in their written work that are not addressed by teachers.

But overall, the picture for the once-failing school looks promising - apart from the imminent closure, which has already been agreed.


https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-academy-closured-gateshead-15680063

The Thomas Hepburn Community Academy School, Swards Road, Felling buildings were refurbished/constructed in approx 2010 as part of Building Schools for the Future is a Government programme, a major PFI project involving Gateshead ans South Tyneside Councils, redeveloped under a Design & Build contract through the Local Education Partnership.

From Gateshead Council Planning Portal

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DC/09/00445/FUL

Redevelopment, refurbishment and reconfiguration of school buildings including partial re-build (1-3 storeys), revised access, provision of sports pitches, landscaping and other ancillary development

Thomas Hepburn Community Comprehensive School Swards Road Felling Gateshead NE10 9UZ

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date - Thu 23 Jul 2009

https://public.gateshead.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=KJ8B6RHK3Y000&activeTab=summary


From the Planning Documents the Design & Access Statement, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=8692448&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

As it used to look in 1969 picture Reference No: GL006151 from Gateshead Council Local Studies (former ISee Gateshead) picture site when just built as then named Highfield Comprehensive School, see http://www.gatesheadlocalstudies.com/SearchResults/SearchResults?page=7&view=0#prettyPhoto/14/


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Thomas Hepburn Community Academy School, Swards Road, Felling set for closure - information & pictures 24/12/18 Part 2 of 2

Part 2 of 2

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‘No plans’ for doomed multi-million South Shields School site, Nevinson Ave, South Shields say council chiefs after voting to close it

On Shields Gazette website on 25/01/19 an article about future for South Shields School site following South Tyneside Council’s ruling cabinet voted on Wednesday 23/01/19 to shut down £24million Private Finance Initiative (PFI) funded South Shields School at the end of the next academic year.

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‘No plans’ for doomed multi-million South Shields School site, say council chiefs after voting to close it

Council bosses insist they have ‘no plans’ for the site of a doomed school which has saddled them with saddled with a multi-million pound debt.


Read more at: https://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/education/no-plans-for-doomed-multi-million-south-shields-school-site-say-council-chiefs-after-voting-to-close-it-1-9556283

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Former Shipcote Centre, (and former Gateshead Boys Grammar/Saltwell Senior High School) Shipcote Lane, Gateshead, new special education needs primary school - Planning Application

Article on Chronicle Live website on 19/06/18 about the relocation of Gibside School in Whickham to a new site at rear of the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, on land is already designated for education purposes (see below) and set to open in the autumn of 2020

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The school’s current site in Whickham was extended just a few years ago, but civic centre officials say it is still too small to meet the rapidly-growing demand for special school places in the borough.

Authority bosses voted to support the new scheme at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning, despite hearing concerns from nearby neighbours


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gateshead-council-gibside-school-shipcote-14804087

The new site area was previously occupied by Gateshead Grammar School for Boys/Saltwell Senior High School, from 1962 until demolition in 1992 - previously covered on these posts:-

Posts #169 - 170 on https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1586609&page=9

and in respect of the Shipcote (former Edendale) Centre (used to be part of the main school complex) from the Gateshead Developments thread:-

Post #2088 from July 2015, https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=125883955&postcount=2088 over various posts during the demolition process until post #2284 in March 2016, https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=131534084&postcount=2284

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On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 25/03/19 a planning application for new 170 place special education needs primary school on the site, adjacent Shipley Art Gallery, bounded by Avenue Road, Shipcote Lane and Edendale Terrace, Gateshead.

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DC/19/00224/FUL

Erection of special education needs primary school for 170 pupils.

Vacant Site At The Location Of The Former Shipcote Centre Shipcote Lane
Gateshead

Application Validated - Wed 13 Mar 2019

Status - Awaiting decision

https://public.gateshead.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=POBCKEHKHE500&activeTab=summary


Design & Access Statement, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=21000748&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

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Brand new special needs primary school, new Gibside School, on the Shipcote Playing Field, Gateshead

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Chronicle Live website article from 29/03/19 about the new £11.6m proposed Gibside School on the Shipcote Playing Field, Gateshead

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Brand new special needs primary school planned for Gateshead

The school's current site in Whickham was extended just a few years ago, but civic centre officials say it is still too small to meet the rapidly-growing demand for special school places in the borough

This comes after the authority gave its backing to proposals to move Gibside School to a new site on the Shipcote playing field in a bid to cope with a sky-rocketing demand for places.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/special-needs-school-whickham-gateshead-16042398

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Thomas Hepburn Academy in Gateshead has had a few articles about it in recent times about its failing academic standards, including:-

From Chronicle Live website

02/02/17, Bad behaviour, high exclusion rates and poor grades - Gateshead school branded 'inadequate'

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/bad-behaviour-high-exclusion-rates-12544424

29/06/17, 'We'll be 'good' in two years': Leaders point to change at Thomas Hepburn school - and Ofsted agree

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/well-good-two-years-leaders-13259855

06/02/18, Thomas Hepburn Academy parents accuse trust of 'failing our children' as school faces closure

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-academy-parents-accuse-14254292

22/03/18, Thomas Hepburn bosses WILL ask Government to close school - despite opposition from parents

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-bosses-ask-government-14444599

17/05/18, Struggling Gateshead school Thomas Hepburn Academy to close for good

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/struggling-gateshead-school-thomas-hepburn-14669725

20/06/18, Thomas Hepburn Community Academy

Find out how Thomas Hepburn Community Academy rates compared to other secondary schools in Gateshead with our school ratings


Latest article from Chronicle Live website on 18/01/19 about the fate of the school:-

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Thomas Hepburn Academy is no longer inadequate, says Ofsted - but it'll still be forced to close

The Gateshead school struggled to attract students after damning Ofsted judgements - but improvements at the school won't save it

"Pupils’ attitudes to their learning have improved. Staff and pupils say that the standards of behaviour are much stronger."

The report does note that there is still some "variability" in teaching quality, while in some classes, pupils make "basic errors" in their written work that are not addressed by teachers.

But overall, the picture for the once-failing school looks promising - apart from the imminent closure, which has already been agreed.


https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/thomas-hepburn-academy-closured-gateshead-15680063

The Thomas Hepburn Community Academy School, Swards Road, Felling buildings were refurbished/constructed in approx 2010 as part of Building Schools for the Future is a Government programme, a major PFI project involving Gateshead ans South Tyneside Councils, redeveloped under a Design & Build contract through the Local Education Partnership.

From Gateshead Council Planning Portal

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DC/09/00445/FUL

Redevelopment, refurbishment and reconfiguration of school buildings including partial re-build (1-3 storeys), revised access, provision of sports pitches, landscaping and other ancillary development

Thomas Hepburn Community Comprehensive School Swards Road Felling Gateshead NE10 9UZ

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date - Thu 23 Jul 2009

https://public.gateshead.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=KJ8B6RHK3Y000&activeTab=summary


From the Planning Documents the Design & Access Statement, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=8692448&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

As it used to look in 1969 picture Reference No: GL006151 from Gateshead Council Local Studies (former ISee Gateshead) picture site when just built as then named Highfield Comprehensive School, see http://www.gatesheadlocalstudies.com/SearchResults/SearchResults?page=7&view=0#prettyPhoto/14/


Scanned copy of Google Maps images showing the school complex





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I knew people who worked here and they would tell horror stories about trying to teach and deal with unruly kids (and parents) while the management team would do their level best to avoid tackling the subject head on, going as far as changing the colour of the school uniform to purple to try to alter the psychology of the kids' attitude to school. Didn't work, needless to say. And, to be honest, that wasn't the only management team that refused to deal with the problem. It's been happening for at least 20 years. Staff walked out; supply staff refused to return; parents took their kids elsewhere. Quite what the Academy Trust were playing at letting things go this far and how they escape any retribution for overseeing its closure is beyond me.
 

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Former Shipcote Centre, (and former Gateshead Boys Grammar/Saltwell Senior High School) Shipcote Lane, Gateshead, new special education needs primary school - Planning Approval

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 25/03/19 a planning application for new 170 place special education needs primary school on the site, adjacent Shipley Art Gallery, bounded by Avenue Road, Shipcote Lane and Edendale Terrace, Gateshead.

EXTRACT

DC/19/00224/FUL

Erection of special education needs primary school for 170 pupils.

Vacant Site At The Location Of The Former Shipcote Centre Shipcote Lane
Gateshead

Application Validated - Wed 13 Mar 2019

Status - Awaiting decision

https://public.gateshead.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=POBCKEHKHE500&activeTab=summary


Design & Access Statement, http://myserviceplanning.gateshead.gov.uk/Planning/StreamDocPage/obj.pdf?DocNo=21000748&PageNo=1&content=obj.pdf

Screen print of Google Maps image, taken 25/03/19 showing the site area and adjacent area



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KEN
Previously covered on posts #569, 617 (above) & 618 on 29/03/19

On Gateshead Council Planning Portal on 06/06/19 this in respect of above planning application, with amendments, for new 170 place special education needs primary school on the site, adjacent Shipley Art Gallery, bounded by Avenue Road, Shipcote Lane and Edendale Terrace, Gateshead.

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DC/19/00224/FUL

Erection of special education needs primary school for 170 pupils (additional information and amended plan received 22/03/19, 12/04/19, 10/05/19, 13/05/19 and 15/05/19).

Vacant Site At The Location Of The Former Shipcote Centre Shipcote Lane Gateshead

Decision - Grant

Decision Issued Date - Wed 05 Jun 2019

https://public.gateshead.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=POBCKEHKHE500&activeTab=summary


Chronicle Live website article from 06/06/19

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Gibside School to relocate to Shipcote playing fields but some object to losing green space

Gateshead Council's will close the existing Gibside School and move to a new site on the Shipcote playing field, amid a rising demand for places

Designs for the £12.1m school, which would allow the number of pupils to increase from 130 to 170, were approved by the council's planning committee on Wednesday.


Full article on https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/gibside-school-relocate-shipcote-playing-16383969

KEN
 
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