Students return to school Tuesday 22nd April
Do you know you can now view your child’s homework? Do you know your username and password to access the Show My Homework website? Need help? Just email ShowMyHomework@northfieldssc.org and we will do our best to assist you.
At the end of this term Mr Dix retires after 41 years in teaching, 33 years serving the students and families of Billingham.
What can you say about Mr Dix, a man who is Northfield through and through. I think that the reference the school received about Mr Dix from one of his Headteachers sums him up perfectly:
‘He is a personable young man with great presence and with a bluntness and abrasiveness that makes people sit up. He has an incisive, quick mind and an awareness of all things educational and political. He favours the direct approach and usually gets things done by force and strength of personality’.
Mr Dix retires very much ‘at the top of his game’. He has been instrumental in bringing about the extensive building programme. It is fitting that he should retire with the new build now complete. Parents and carers will have an opportunity to view the new build next term.
As a keen cyclist, amateur motor mechanic and financial expert, I have no doubt that Mr Dix will have a busy and enjoyable retirement. Everyone at Northfield thanks Mr Dix for his outstanding service to the school. Well done Sir!
Teacher of the Year Award
We are also celebrating the success of another teacher this month. Mr Burgess, Associate Assistant Headteacher and Curriculum Leader for Science has been nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award 2014. I am delighted to say that Mr Burgess has progressed to the final round of candidates. Judges from the awards panel have visited the school to talk to members of staff, governors, students past and present, and parents about Mr Burgess, as well as watching him teach. If successful, Mr Burgess will be invited to the national final, an event that we can all watch live on television later in the year. Good luck Mr Burgess!