Northumbria Police – Taking action on cyber-enabled child abuse and bullying

In our ongoing education of pupils’ safety online, please find attached a letter and information poster from Northumbria Police which has been shared with all secondary schools in the region.

As this is an increasing problem, even at such a young age, we recommend that you spend some time discussing the contents of this letter with your child. Please watch the video first to ensure you are happy for your child to watch it and also remind them that if they have any concerns they can also talk to any member of staff at school.

Sources of Support Poster (2)

Letter to parents and carers

Author visit

This week we were treated to a visit from children’s author, Peter J Murray. It has been a long time, due to Covid, that we have welcomed an author so we were thrilled he was our first visitor, having visited times on a few occasions before. He enraptured our Y5’s and Y6’s (plus the Y4’s from Ovingham First) telling all about his adventure-packed book, Bonebreaker – with participation from some of our pupils too! Then, after break, he gave pupils a spooky insight into Dawn Demon and thrilled them with some re-enactments of the novel. Peter then visited us the next day bringing both copies of his books for pupils to purchase and what a popular event it was; so much so, he actually sold out of books and posters! He did inform us this has never happened before so it just goes to show what keen and enthusiastic readers we have! We have got copies of all of Peter’s books (including his popular Mokee Joe series) in our library for all pupils to borrow. A fantastic event!


We are seeking to appoint two enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join our friendly and dedicated team.

We are looking for staff who are:-

• Flexible, enthusiastic and have experience of working with children.
• Have very high expectations of pupil behaviour.
• Have the ability to support the school’s ethos and reputation within the community.
• Can work as part of a team

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure is required for this post. As this post involves working with children, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Application forms and supporting documents can be downloaded from this website

Completed applications should be returned directly to Ovingham Middle School by email to [email protected]

Closing Date: Midday Thursday 14th October
Interview Date: Week beginning 18th October 2021

For application documents please visit

Year 3 and 4 Open Evening Thursday 7th October 4.15pm – 6.00pm

Open Evening 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,

Open Evening Thursday 7th October 4.15pm – 6.00pm

We are delighted to be able to invite year 3 and year 4 pupils and their families to come and visit our lovely school to discover what life as an OMS pupil is like. During our face to face open evening you will get the chance to meet our staff and some of our pupils and try some exciting activities in the classrooms and specialist facilities such as music, PE, Science, Food Technology and Art. Our enthusiastic pupils can’t wait to share all the fabulous aspects of OMS and tell you why they love their school!

Additional safety measures will be in place to make sure your visit is enjoyable. We encourage adults to wear face masks and request that everyone sanitises their hands on arrival.

You can also visit our website where you can find further information about our school. We are always happy to help so please contact the school office on 01661 833215, or email on [email protected] if you have any questions or would like any further information regarding a school place for your child.

The online admissions portal is now open on the Northumberland County Council website. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2021. We are really looking forward to meeting you all on the 7th October.

Kind regards

Jenny Bullock