Chef Matei Baran and his son prepare a meal

Year 11 food students get a masterclass from a Masterchef

We were delighted to welcome former Masterchef: The Professionals quarter finalist Matei Baran to the school recently to cook a Masterclass to our Year 11 students studying GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition. Matei – who is now head chef at a local restaurant in Tynemouth – has recently written a charity cookbook, Big Chef, Mini… Read more »

New Sixth Form Prospectus 2019 Available

Our prospectus for students joining our Sixth Form in September 2019 is now available. It is full of information about life at our Advanced Learning Village, the courses available, our fantastic enrichment opportunities and how we support students in Sixth Form throughout their course and their transition to university, training or employment. Our information evening… Read more »

Author Lisa Thompson her talks about her career to our students

Author Lisa Thompson inspires students with her journey into writing

Best-selling children’s author, Lisa Thompson, visited the JLV on Monday to kick off the national book tour for her newest book, The Day I Was Erased. Lisa set out to inspire aspiring authors in the audience, describing her own career: from writing her very first (terrible) story aged 9, through working as a broadcast assistant… Read more »

Actor Ben Miller speaks to students during his book event

The Day Ben Miller Met CLV Students… tales of acting, writing and tracking down Father Christmas

Famous actor, comedian and now author, Ben Miller joined us in the JLV last week to launch his first children’s fiction book, The Night I Met Father Christmas. Ben Miller is an actor, director and comedian, best known for writing and starring in The Armstrong and Miller Show and his roles in Paddington 2, Johnny… Read more »

Author Ross Montgomery showing his latest book

Ross Montgomery mesmerises students with Max and the Millions

We were delighted to welcome y5 and y6 students from Shanklea and Hareside Primaries to the JLV for an exciting author event with award-winning author, Ross Montgomery. Ross introduced his new book, Max and the Millions, by showing students a series of miniature carvings – some as small as the eye of a needle –… Read more »