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Headteacher: Mrs J D Pickerill B Ed (Hons) The Snaith School is an 11-16 mixed comprehensive school of 801 pupils and 99 members of staff. This booklet contains information for pupils which is additional to that in the prospectus. Pupils are in mixed ability tutor groups, under the guidance of a Form Tutor who are led and managed by a Head of Year. Heads of Year and Form Tutors stay with their Year Group throughout the phase and play a very important part in the academic and social progress of the children. We believe in developing genuine partnerships between pupils, parents and staff. Parents, carers or guardians are welcome to contact school if they have concerns or if they wish to discuss their child’s progress. However, we respectfully ask them to telephone, or call at Reception to make a mutually convenient appointment as all staff have teaching and other commitments. Please note the School Profile can be found on the following website: http://schoolsfinder.direct.gov.uk
Admissions, Attendance and Punctuality
The school’s annual admission number for 2007 is 154 pupils from the feeder primary schools. The school is oversubscribed. Admissions procedures are the responsibility of the Local Education Authority. If the school is oversubscribed, parents can use the appeals procedure.
Good attendance and punctuality are essential to pupils’ educational success and the school awards certificates for high levels of attendance. It is a legal requirement that pupils should be at school unless they are ill. The Headteacher’s permission is needed for all other absences. If a pupil is absent, it is essential that the school is contacted as soon as possible on the first day of their absence. On return a note of explanation should be sent with them. In the case of a long illness the school needs to be regularly informed of the pupil’s progress and appropriate work will be provided to complete at home. The Snaith School rigorously monitors attendance and punctuality. The Education Welfare Officers working with the school liaise closely with primary school colleagues and families to investigate all unexplained or frequent absences.
In 2005/2006 Attendance Rates were as follows: Number of Pupils on roll for at least one session Percentage of sessions of authorised absence Percentage of sessions of unauthorised absence 812 6.2% 0.1%
Pupils with special educational needs receive high quality learning support delivered by a team of specialist teacher and support staff under the management of the Head of Learning Support and SENCO. The school provides a combination of appropriately modified curricula, in-class support, small group work and 1:1 support. Depending on individual needs this ensures that all pupils receive the help they need to achieve success. Each department is responsible for monitoring the progress of all pupils, with or without SEN. Underpinning provision for pupils with special educational needs is the development and maintenance of close relationships with parents and support agencies. The school’s comprehensive Special Educational Needs Policy is available on request.
There are many opportunities for pupils to take part in extra curricular activities. These vary each year depending on staff and pupil interest and demand. In addition many subject areas offer opportunities to take part in educational experiences and visits, for example to the theatre or major sporting events. The school has an Educational Visits Coordinator.
Sports Clubs Art Club Music Clubs
The school actively encourages positive press coverage and from time to time invites the Press into school to take photographs of events. In addition, we are in the process of developing a school website. An “opt-out” policy operates for any parents who DO NOT wish their child to appear in such coverage or photographs which appear in articles, on the web site, the school prospectus or other printed publications that we produce as well as on project display boards at our school. Photographs or film footage of a visiting dignitary or high profile event may be covered by the Press and images may appear in local or national newspapers, or on televised news programmes. If you DO NOT wish your child to take part in such marketing activities please write to the Headteacher stating clearly that you do not wish your child to be featured in this way.
THE SNAITH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION (SSA)
The Snaith School Association is one of the school’s direct links with parents. A committee of interested parents and teachers meets regularly to plan events, and to decide how SSA funds should be spent. Meetings are informal and new members are always welcome. Events organised are intended for fundraising purposes. All funds raised by the SSA are used for the benefit of pupils.
Partnership between home and school is one of the most important factors in ensuring that each pupil achieves success. To ensure that communication between home and school occurs regularly, parents are invited into school to discuss their children’s progress. Other sessions are organised in order for parents of pupils in Years 7, 9 and 11 to come into school to discuss the next stage of their children’s education. Parents are also encouraged to communicate with teachers via the school planner. Parents are encouraged to discuss their child’s progress with individual teachers and receive written reports (both interim and full) on their children’s achievement. From Year 7 pupils begin working on their Progress File, which reflects their time at The Snaith School by giving a detailed account of all that they have achieved. Parents can also communicate with the school via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo Bingo Lower School Discos Lower School Discos Prize Draw/Raffles Prize Draw/Raffles 100 Club 100 Club
The wearing of a school uniform helps to establish a sense of identity and should be worn both in school as well as to and from school. Jewellery should not be worn, although one pair of silver or gold studs are acceptable. The wearing of a watch is encouraged. Body piercings are not acceptable as they can be a health and safety hazard and heavy make up is unnecessary. Extreme hairstyles and dress are unacceptable and do not form part of our ethos or culture. Mobile Phones are not allowed in school. Failure to comply with the school uniform code could result in disciplinary action being taken. Pupils are expected to take personal responsibility for their belongings, especially if they choose to wear expensive items of clothing to and from school.
PE Kit Comprises:
Royal Blue games shirt (reversible with Gold bands) Navy Blue shorts Navy Blue PE skirt (optional) Royal Blue socks with Gold tops White PE blouse (short sleeves) Plain White ankle socks Trainers/Hockey boots Towel
BOYS: Royal Blue games shirt (reversible with Gold bands) White shorts Royal Blue socks with Gold tops Trainers/Football boots Royal Blue indoor gym/athletics vest Towel
School Uniform Comprises:
School Uniform Comprises:
To be worn in good condition, with top button of shirt/blouse fastened, with at least 9 stripes showing - can be bought from school at all times Plain dark grey/black, flannel type, not cotton/ jean/ cord type Plain white, no trim, motifs or coloured buttons, must have normal shirt type collar. Must be worn tucked in, must be long enough to tuck in. If a tee-shirt is worn underneath for warmth, it must be plain white with no writing/logos on it Plain navy blue, black, grey or white - no decorations Black or brown flat heeled shoes, with laces tied, not trainers or boots (footwear that covers the ankle and above)
To be worn in good condition, with top button of shirt/blouse fastened, with at least 9 stripes showing – can be bought from school at all times Plain navy blue, medium weight material, smart, uniform type of a practical/appropriate/decent length for moving around school/school type activities. (Not too short, too long or with splits) Smart, plain navy blue, uniform type (Not cotton/jean/cord type) Plain white, no darts, not fitted, no trim, motifs or coloured buttons, must have normal shirt type collar. Must be orn tucked in, must be long enough to tuck in. If a tee-shirt is worn underneath for warmth, it must be plain white with no writing/logos on it Plain navy blue, black, grey or white – no decoration. Plain navy blue, black, beige or grey Black or brown flat heeled shoes (no kitten heels), with laces tied, not trainers or boots (footwear that covers the ankle and above)
V-necked Jumper Plain navy blue - no trim/motifs, no zips
Socks Tights Shoes
V-necked Cardigan or Jumper Plain navy blue, no trim or motifs, no zips
HOMEWORK AND EQUIPMENT
We believe that homework helps to develop good study habits and self-reliance, which become increasingly important as pupils progress through school. Homework is regularly set in all subjects. It is intended for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding and to develop their organisational skills. Pupils are expected to record homework in planners, whilst parents are asked to sign the planner each week. Parents play an important part in supporting the school by helping to monitor the amount of work their children complete for homework. This may vary from as little as one hour each night in Year 7 to three hours each night at GCSE level in Years 10 and 11. Please contact the pupil’s Form Tutor or Head of Year if you have any concerns about homework. Pupils will need the required items and a suitable bag in which to carry them and their books. They should always have the correct equipment with them for their lessons. It is important that all items of clothing and personal property are clearly marked with their owner’s name. Valuable items are the personal responsibility of the pupil and the school accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage which may occur. If a large sum of money has to be brought in it should be given immediately to a teacher for safe-keeping. Pupils should look after their personal property and money. Lockers are available for hire.
30cm ruler Pencils Pens Coloured pencils Rubber Pencil sharpener Protractor Calculator (ideally a Scientific Calculator) Compass Planner (provided by the school) Some items are for sale in the school at reduced prices
The School Year
The School Day
AUTUMN TERM 2006 Tuesday 5 September – Thursday 19 October Monday 30 October – Wednesday 20 December SPRING TERM Thursday 4 January – Friday 9 February Monday 19 February – Friday 30 March SUMMER TERM Tuesday 17 April – Friday 25 May Monday 4 June – Friday 20 July May Day – Monday 7 May 2007
From Registration Period 1 Period 2 Break Period 3 Lunch Registration Period 4 8.55 9.15 10.15 11.15 11.30 12.30 1.30 1.35 2.35
To 9.15 10.15 11.15 11.30 12.30 1.30 1.35 2.35 3.35
TEACHER TRAINING DAYS (pupils not in school) Monday 4 September Friday 20 October Wednesday 3 January – Devolved Friday 16 March Monday 16 April
FIRST AID / MEDICAL SUPPORT
The school employs a full time comprehensively trained first-aider in addition to several other trained first-aiders to attend to pupils and staff. A school nurse visits the school regularly to give advice and support to pupils.
School meals are cooked and served on the premises and are nutritious, healthy and provide good value for money. A team of lunchtime supervisors, supervise during lunch break. Unless pupils go home for lunch they are expected to remain on the school premises. Lunchtime passes for pupils who go home are issued at the start of the school year. Pupils who go off site at lunchtime without permission will be sanctioned appropriately. Complaints
Section 23 of the 1988 Education Act gives parents the right to register any complaints they may have regarding the school’s compliance within the requirements of the National Curriculum. Parents wishing to make a complaint with regard to the school curriculum or related matters should refer their concern to the Headteacher. If attempts to settle issues informally are unsuccessful, the complainant should refer the matter, in writing, to the Chair of Governors.
Because of day-to-day contact with children, schools are particularly well placed to observe outward signs of abuse, changes in behaviour or failure to develop. Parents/carers should be aware therefore, as a school that places high priority on the safety of every child, that if it appears to a member of school staff that a child may have been abused, the school is required, as part of the local Child Protection Procedures, to report their concern immediately to the Social Services Department. The school Governor who monitors child protection is Mrs C Evans. The school’s Child Protection Officer is Miss J Sinclair (Deputy Headteacher).
Race Equality Policy
RACIAL EQUALITY STATEMENT
This policy covers: Pupil assessment, attainment and progress
The Snaith School is committed to making our school a happy and safe place where everyone feels welcome and able to contribute to the life of the school. We value cultural diversity and recognise that we are all enriched by the differences that each individual brings to the community.
Promoting good race relations Personal Development and Pastoral Care The Curriculum The school’s values Staffing and professional development
We do not tolerate racist behaviour of any kind and expect that all members of our school community actively follow our code of practice. We have clear procedures to follow to ensure that we uphold the Race Relations (Amendment) Act. A full copy of the policy is available on request.
Teaching and Learning Pupil behaviour, discipline and exclusions Membership of the Governing Body Racial harassment and bullying Involving parents/carers and the local community in the school
THE RACE RELATIONS (AMENDMENT) ACT 2000
The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 places a positive duty on all schools, irrespective of whether they have pupils from minority ethnic groups on roll, to promote race equality. There is a general duty to: • • • Eliminate unlawful racial discrimination Promote equality of opportunity Promote good relations between people of different racial groups
The aim of the general duty is to help the school to: • • • • • • • Meet the needs of all pupils and raise standards generally Remove inequalities between racial groups in terms of attainment, progress, disciplinary measures and admission Create a positive atmosphere which values diversity and respects difference Prevent racism and promote positive relations between different racial groups Prepare pupils to be good citizens living in a multi-ethnic society Create a workforce representing different ethnic backgrounds Make full use of skills and different perspectives in the community
A full copy of the policy is available on request.
Data Protection Act
All data/information held about pupils is protected under the terms of the Data Protection Act.
PERSONAL SOCIAL HEALTH, CITIZENSHIP AND ENTERPRISE EDUCATION
All pupils follow a course of Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Enterprise Education. The course is designed to meet the needs of the pupils in a particular year group. Topics covered each year include Careers Education, Progress File, Study Skills, Business and Economic Understanding (including Work Experience) and Citizenship. Health and Sex Education forms part of the PSHCEE programme and some aspects are taught in Science classes. Specific topics are also delivered in other departments particularly those which have a health theme. The overall aim of Health Education in the school is to promote the development of a healthy lifestyle, thus protecting the pupil from illness and risks. Factual information is presented to pupils but equal emphasis is placed on decision making. The PSHCEE programme includes information and discussion about alcohol and solvent abuse, smoking and illegal drugs. Sex education plays an important part in the Health Education programme and covers topics such as puberty, pregnancy and birth, contraception and sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS. The emphasis throughout the sex education programme is to encourage pupils to adopt a moral lifestyle and to be responsible for their own decisions. Parents may wish to exercise their right to withdraw their child from some or all of the sex education lessons in the Health Education programme. Before doing so they might wish to see the School Sex Education Policy and view the materials used. If they wish to do so they should contact Miss J Sinclair, PSHCEE Coordinator.
RELIGIOUS STUDIES Religious Studies is incorporated into the Curriculum in each year group. The taught programme is in accordance with the PSHCEE Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. In addition, the cultural, spiritual, moral values and citizenship form an essential part of the Personal and Social Education course taught throughout the school. Each day begins with a collective act of worship and each year group has one assembly a week. Parents may exercise their right to withdraw their child from Religious Education or Collective Worship (under Section 389 of the 1996 Education Act). If they wish to do so they should contact Miss J Sinclair, the Deputy Headteacher.
Policy on Shinpads Shinpads MUST be worn for competitive football and hockey matches (as per the Rules of the game). In lessons the wearing of shinpads is currently optional but advisable.
Physical Education is a strength of the school. Some pupils are particularly talented in their chosen sport. A range of sports or examples of successes include pupils who represented their county or country in various sports. A huge range of sporting activities is on offer for all to enjoy. Sport and Physical Education are given a high priority in the school as part of the pupil’s total education which is reflected in the successes of the sports teams and individuals. The school was awarded the prestigious Sportsmark Award by Sport England for the quality of its Physical Education and sports programme. The coveted Sportsmark awards are made annually to English schools that show a commitment to developing sport to a high level in partnership with their local community. The school has a Community Sports Co-ordinator.
Among the sports offered in school are: Hockey Gymnastics Badminton Football Rugby Rounders Athletics Basketball Fitness Training Cricket Netball
and many many more!
CAREERS EDUCATION AND GUIDANCE High quality Careers Education and Guidance is available through the school. The school works closely with Connexions specialist careers advisers to ensure pupils have access to high-quality information. A wide range of computer software, the Internet and more traditional forms of information are available as well we advice on which to base their decisions for life after school, either in further education, training or work. All pupils in Year 11 experience .two weeks’ work experience in their penultimate year of education.
Leavers’ destinations for Year 11 pupils in 2005 were as follows: Further Education/Sixth Form College 74.7% Training 9.3% Employment 11.3% Not known 4.7% The latter figure represents pupils who have not responded to correspondence from the Connexions Service but the remainder of the figures show typical numbers staying in full time education, whilst the number of pupils entering training and employment is also very similar to last year.
STAFF LIST 2006-2007
LEADERSHIP GROUP Headteacher Deputy Headteacher Deputy Headteacher Assistant Headteacher Assistant Headteacher Mrs J Pickerill Mr R Woollen Miss J Sinclair Mr J Maycock Mrs H Yates
ENGLISH Mrs S Cloherty Mrs V Ratcliffe Mrs A Rimmington Mr A Sykes Mr I Williams Mrs S Bayliss Miss V Coward Mrs A Hall Miss C Johnson Miss N Osborn Mr M Smith
Head of English, Library, Literacy Co-ordinator Head of Year 8
(PT) Head of Maths
SCIENCE Mr D Brogan Mr V Kuzio Dr D Madill Mr J Maycock Mrs J Pickerill Mrs G Smith Mrs B Van Dijk Mr P Walker Lead Learner ICT/Web Development Assistant Headteacher Headteacher (PT) Head of Science 15 Mr P Calpin Miss S Gawtry Mr D Goodsell Mr G Harrison Mrs G Marshall Mrs E Oldridge
TECHNOLOGY Head of Year 7 Textiles Head of Technology Health and Social Care/Food (PT)
STAFF LIST 2006-2007
INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY Mr S Neesam Mrs K Rome Lead Learner ICT Head of ICT MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES Mr S Banks Miss G Ramsay Mr N Schmitt Mr R Sharphouse Head of Languages Lead Learner Business Head of Careers, Enterprise Co-ordinator
DRAMA Mrs R Baddon Head of Drama, Head of Year 11
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Mrs S Barr Miss B Duncan Miss J Sinclair Mrs H Yates (PT) (PT) Deputy Headteacher Head of RE, Assistant Headteacher
ART & DESIGN Miss S Bentley Mr R Kibbler Mrs H Webb Head of Year 10 Head of Art (PT) Mr S Elliott Mrs S Frost
MUSIC Head of Music (PT)
STAFF LIST 2006-2007
HISTORY Mr S Elsley Miss E Bacchus Head of History Mrs K O’Rourke Mr D Whitaker Mr R Woollen GEOGRAPHY Head of Geography, Head of Year 9 Deputy Headteacher
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Miss N Bundy Miss C Montague Mrs S Robertson Mr G Simm Mr R Wilson Health Co-ordinator (PT) Head of PE, Work Related Learning Co-ordinator Citizenship Co-ordinator
LEARNING SUPPORT Ms K Bramley Head of Learning Support
BUSINESS STUDIES Mr P Warren Head of Business Studies
TEACHING ASSISTANTS Mrs B Belton Mrs S East Mrs L Hall Mrs J Hinchcliffe Mrs L Johnson Mrs S King Mrs W Lacey Mrs M O’Sullivan Mrs P Price Mrs A Westaby
TECHNICAL STAFF Mr K Belton Mr A Kearney Mr R Westerby Mr P Westerman Mrs D Wong Technology ICT Technician Network Manager Senior Science Technician Science Technician
STAFF LIST 2006-2007
CATERING STAFF Mrs L Bonner Mrs N Davies Mrs M Hobson Mrs C O’Rourke Mrs S Robinson Mrs S Teale Miss C Turner Mrs S Wilson Kitchen Assistant Kitchen Assistant Senior Unit Supervisor Catering Assistant Kitchen Assistant Kitchen Assistant Kitchen Assistant Kitchen Assistant LUNCHTIME SUPERVISORS Mrs M McBride Mrs S Casey Mrs S Clayton Miss K Howarth Senior Lunchtime Supervisor Mrs S Kelly Mrs L Outhwaite Mrs S Stocks
OTHER SUPPORT STAFF Mrs K Bradley Mrs A Lamming Ms S Mallinson Mr C Norrey Librarian Classroom Assistant Community Co-ordinator Cover Supervisor
ADMINISTRATION Mr N Allcock Ms S Backhouse Mrs N Grant Mrs C O’Connor Mrs J Robinson Mrs M Senior Mrs C Slater Mrs E Sowersby Mrs F Watson Exams/Data Assistant Medical Room/Clerical Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Administrative & Buildings Officer Data Assistant Administrative Assistant Business & Administrative Manager Receptionist/Clerical Assistant Clerical Assistant
CARETAKING STAFF Mr J Johnson Mr S Pollard Mr P Seal