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Year 7 Welcome Evening.  The new blouses look great  Year 7 and 8 have new toilets  We have created a more open area at the front of the school for.

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1 Year 7 Welcome Evening

2  The new blouses look great  Year 7 and 8 have new toilets  We have created a more open area at the front of the school for Years 7 and 8  We have a new Sixth Form Centre  Year 7 students have written some really positive letters to me about the school and what they like as well as some suggestions for changes

3  Our exam results this year were extremely pleasing  65% of students gained 5A*-C with English and Maths: the national average is about 53%.  23% of our grades at GCSE were either A or A*  At A level 37% of grades were A*, A or B  We have our biggest Year 13 ever

4  A new bigger library  Extending the Farm  A new LIFE Centre at the front of the school to house SEN, EAL, Counselling and support services  An even greater focus on progress for all students

5  The Parent Staff Association  The Student Support Fund  PiP meetings  Consultations

6  Aim: “To further the education of all students attending the academy”  Parent writes to the school  Member of staff and Headteacher support the application  Used to subsidise trips and for purchase of equipment for students  The postcard enables a member of the Finance team to contact you  The Gift Aid form means all contributions to the Fund will attract 25p back from the Govt for every £1 you give  The Standing Order Mandate is to choose to give an amount a month whilst your daughter is here

7  Parents in Partnership meetings  In 2013/14 we had meetings to consider:  Curriculum including increasing contact time in Years 7 and 8  Building Plans  Trips and Visits programme  Extra-curricular programme

8  parentmail – if you haven’t signed up yet, please do  apologies for any teething problems  parentpay – not optional, the only method of paying for anything in school  but several methods of payment options, this includes a large variety of paypoints, please contact Christine Gentle at the finance office for details

9  School blazer  Pleated school skirt  Lilac check school blouse  Bottle green V necked jumper – no other jumpers allowed!  Black opaque tights  Plain black flat shoes  plain green or black thin hair band, no bandanas, flowers etc.  No badges – apart from any school badges and one charity badge allowed

10  A plain black coat – no logo/fur is okay  Plain black hat, scarf and gloves  If the weather is extremely wet/snowy the girls may wear wellies/boots to school but must bring school shoes and change into them before registration, storing the boots in their lockers

11  Second hand PE kit can be bought directly from PE department for £2 an item  Please label all items of school uniform

12  No make-up  No jewellery apart from a wristwatch  No fake tan  No acrylic nails and nail varnish  No coloured hair or shaved hairstyles – no dip dyes – girls will be in inclusion or sent home!  Any items not allowed to be worn will be confiscated.

13  Mobile phones are never allowed to be used on school premises unless special permission by a member of staff has been given  Reminders of rule/consequences are displayed throughout the school, in classrooms and corridors, and pupils are aware of this rule  If a student is seen using her mobile – confiscate!  1 st time – pupil can get it back at the end of the day  2 nd time – parent needs to collect from school office  Serious consequence if student refuses to hand over mobile phone – 1 day inclusion

14  to monitor behaviour in and around the school in terms of noise levels, uniform standards etc.  must be on pupil at all times, ideally in zipped inside pocket – please don’t wash it!  1st failed card: Form tutor detention 15 minutes  2nd failed card: Progress Manager detention 45 minutes  3rd failed card: SLT detention 1 hour - phone call home  4th failed card: inclusion 1 day - phone call home and post-inclusion meeting  5th failed card: Meeting with parents/Progress Manager and member of SLT to put in place a Behaviour Improvement Plan

15  sticker will be issued as reminder/to inform you  blue stickers – subject detention or form tutor detention (at the discretion of subject teacher or form tutor)  yellow stickers – departmental detention or progress manager detentions (30 – 45 minutes)  red stickers – SLT detention on a Friday for one hour after school  inclusion

16  for any late mark in the mornings, detention set on the day of the late mark received  15 minutes detentions for any late marks  if ‘no show’ time will be doubled  rush hour cannot be an excuse (only in exceptional circumstances, e.g. large amount of girls and staff late due to exceptional traffic incident)  letters home and punctuality reports

17  Remind girls to try and write down:  Route number of the bus  Direction of travel/destination of the bus  Any other identification number, such as vehicle registration, running number etc.  Any descriptive information about the driver, such as gender, age, build, ethnicity  Address your complaint or enquiry to Transport for London ‘Buses customer services’  Talk to your daughters about appropriate behaviour on buses and especially being courteous to members of the public

18  please talk to girls about road safety again – concerns raised by various staff about their unawareness of cars when entering school  darker evenings – add some sort of reflective lightening strips to their bags/coats  please remind of ‘stranger danger’ – don’t accept lifts of strangers/report any unusual activity to police/school

19  Achievement points collected by girls  Certificates and postcards sent out  Awards assemblies held once per term celebrating good attendance and punctuality, achievement points  Notice Board near examinations office: weekly updates on form with highest amount of achievement points, lowest amount of behaviour points  Notice board near student services: highest attendance in each year group, lowest number of lates as well as list of individuals  House points will be awarded – rewards to houses  Celebration evenings: 100% attendance; Excellence in subjects

20  For Year 7s on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays after school  Year 7s can also access the regular homework club on a Tuesday and Thursday after school  If your daughter does not have access to a computer and/or printer at home a good place to complete any homework that needs to be done online/printed out  Other clubs and activities: your daughter will have been informed by FT  Notices on form boards  School newsletter – homepage – information - newsletter

21  Now is the time when friendships change constantly  often painful for girls when friendships ‘break up’  if you are concerned, please get in touch  some issues we have to let them try and resolve themselves  we will interfere immediately if things get nasty  please try and monitor their Internet activities, facebook, BBM, instagram, twitter etc.

22  Your daughter’s form tutor – first port of call  The Deputy Progress Manager Miss O’Neill or Progress Manager Miss Geilen  Deputy Head - Mrs Sidhu  Head teacher – Mr Dutnall

23  set on the basis of their NFER results  girls given a score for verbal (English), non-verbal (Maths) and quantative (Science) ability  score will be converted into a ‘stanine’ number from 9 (most able) to 1 (least able)  sets will be determined by the pupils’ ‘stanine’ number  Academic Board will meet regularly throughout the year to discuss teachers’ feedback, parental concerns, assessment data to ensure pupils in correct set  Maths, English and Science in same set until end of year 7  Progress Manager will track progress throughout the year

24  Academic Board met before half term and discussed settling in report and any concerns parents have raised about their daughter’s set  no teacher reported that they felt particular girls were currently misplaced within their subject  next academic board meeting will be after the first ‘proper’ report, when girls have been given levels and can be looked at in terms of progress towards their KS3 target grades

25  subjects taught in streamed sets: English, Maths, Science, MFL, RS, IT, PE  subjects taught in form groups, i.e. mixed ability sets: history, geography, music, art, drama, food, textiles, PSHE Year 7 sets F1 and B1 – set 1 F2, F3, F4 and B2, B3 – set 2 B4 – set 3 – slightly smaller to give additional support

26  Whole year group involved  If you experience problems paying please contact Mrs Gentle between 11am and 3pm in finance office  2 nd payment of £10 due on 28th November  Please sign and return the form that was attached to the letter, pick up a spare copy if you haven’t already signed this  Fantastic day out for all girls, and brilliant for building confidence

27  Lots of positive comments and praise for girls  Good manners – very polite, holding open doors  Lovely year group  A credit to you!

28  Any general questions?  Any problems specific to your daughter please make an appointment with her form tutor, Miss O’Neill or Miss Geilen

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