hard work,
     faith and
    friendship
prayer,
      learning and
  humour

Information Evening Summary

Below is a summary of the information outlined during each year group’s Parent Information Evening in September 2016:

Results

  • 69% of students achieved A*-C Grade in GCSE Maths
  • 62% of students achieved A*-C Grade in GCSE English
  • Rated ‘Outstanding’ in Section 48 Inspection in May 2014
  • ‘Outstanding Behaviour’ Ofsted May 2015

Future Ready

  • Delivered through collapsed mornings, enrichment days, tutor projects and extended assemblies.
  • Delivered by Tutors, expert staff and external agencies
  • Programme is prepared by specialist staff
  • Covers issues relating to:
    • Citizenship
    • Spirituality
    • Careers Information, Advice and Guidance
    • Relationships Education
    • British Values
    • Work Related Learning & Enterprise

Lifeskill Themes

  • Integrity & Willingness
  • Resilience & Initiative
  • Teamwork & Negotiation
  • Belonging & Leadership

Study Skill Themes

  • Time Management & Independence
  • Communication & Persuasion
  • Analysis & Investigation
  • Creativity & Problem Solving

Homework

  • Homework is an integral part of the aims of the Teaching and Learning process and is incorporated into all schemes of work. It is designed to re-enforce or extend learning in class
  • All homework (including when none is set) should be recorded in the planner. Homework should be completed to the best of your child’s ability and handed in on time
  • Homework is a vital part of a process of continuous assessment

School Day

Key Stage 3

8.45 Registration
9.00 Period 1
10.00 Period 2
11.00 Break
11.15 Period 3
12.15 Lunch
13.00 Period 4
14.00 Period 5
15.00 End of School Day

 

Key Stage 4

8.45 Registration
9.00 Period 1
10.00 Period 2
11.00 Break
11.15 Period 3
12.15 Period 4
13.15 Lunch
14.00 Period 5
15.00 End of School Day

 

Parental Support

  • Parents may access support in a variety of different ways
  • Meeting with Pastoral  or Curriculum leader (please make an appointment with reception – this will ensure you see the person you need at a time suited to you and the school)
  • Parent portal
  • Website

Expectations of the students

Treat all in a FAIR way:

  • Impeccable behaviour
  • Polite, well-mannered and respectful
  • Perfect uniform
  • In school every day – on time
  • Hard-working
  • Good-humoured
  • Caring
  • Honest

Uniform

  • You should wear  shoes  – not trainers or boots. They have to be polishable
  • You only have one earring in your earlobe
  • No other piercings are allowed
  • No studs in nose or top of ears. Even transparent ones
  • Only one ring per hand
  • No bracelets
  • Skirt length has to be appropriate

Attendance and Holidays

  • 90% attendance means that a student is absent from lessons for the equivalent of one half-day every week. THIS IS CLASSED AS PERSISTENT ABSENCE
  • A 90% attendance rate is equivalent to four whole weeks of lessons in a school year
  • Good attendance means you have been in school at least 95% of the time or 180 out of 190 days
  • HOLIDAYS CAN ONLY BE APPROVED IN EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES
  • DID YOU KNOW? BOTH parents are fined up to £120 each per child per holiday

New GCSE grades

All years (7-11) will follow the new GCSE grading system in 2016-17.

Universal Detentions

These run in the refectory between 3pm and 4pm. They are given by teachers after a concern   with behaviour, work rate or homework. They are also given for lateness. They run every night from Tuesday until Friday inclusively.

FAIR

Students should follow “FAIR” in 2016-17.  

  1. Follow instructions.  2. Acceptable Uniform. 3. Involve yourself.   4. Respect all

Rewards

Students continue to gain merits in school electronically. We currently have 10,000 merits since the start of the academic year.

Finally…

Thank you for your ongoing support. Please contact a department head or a pastoral head if you have a concern. Please make an appointment as staff are not always free.