TOOT HILL SCHOOL

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Preparing for
the move to
Toot Hill School
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What kind of school will your child
be joining?
A vibrant and ambitious school,
focused on the A, B, C s!
Achievement
Behaviour
Children
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Achievement
National Notts.
Toot Hill Toot Hill
2009
2010
CVA
1000
992
1033
1038
5+ A* - Cs
67%
63%
99.6%
100%
5+ A* - Cs
inc. English
& Maths
50%
47%
65%
75%
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How do we do it?
We carefully monitor and track
pupils’ progress in all subjects.
We use this information to get
pupils on the right courses, and
into the right teaching groups.
We have an enthusiastic and
enabled staff, who deliver
focussed and engaging lessons.
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Behaviour
 Our expectations are
based upon respect
for all.
 We are firm, but
caring and
supportive.
 We have a zero
tolerance to bullying
 We believe that
learning is a shared
responsibility.
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Children
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Children
• Pastoral care – year
groups
• Organising children for
learning – tier groups
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Children and their Care
• Head of Year
– Mr. Burrows
• Achievement
Coordinator
– Miss Pearce
• Tutor Team
• Learning Support Team
• Plus: school nurse, pupil
counselling, breakfast
club, peer mentors
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Children and their Learning
• Pupils are organised into Tier Groups,
depending upon:
Key Stage 2 levels - 40%
Cognitive (PIPS) Test – 40%
Attitudinal profile – 20%
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Tier Groups
• There are no fixed number of classes in any
given tier.
• In some subjects, like Maths and English,
pupils are ‘setted’ specifically for that subject.
• In other subjects, like P.E., pupils from
different tiers are taught together.
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Movement between tiers
• There is a review of
pupils’ academic
progress and effort every
six months.
• Some pupils will move
through the tiers at a
faster rate, while others
may take a little longer.
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Tiering Overview
Tier Groups
YEAR
7
8
9
1
2
1a
2a
3
4
5
3a
4a
4b
4c
5a
5b
5c
5d
4a
5a
6
7
8
6a
6b
7a
7b
8a
8b
GCSE
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9
10
Success for all
• There is setting across most tier groups in key
subjects, ensuring the pace and challenge of
learning is maintained for all pupils.
• At key stage 4, pupils from our ‘middle’ tiers opt
for a mixture of traditional GCSEs and vocational
courses. On average this secures them the
equivalent of 8 grade Bs.
• Over 70% of our pupils opt to return to Toot Hill
College at 16, to continue their education.
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Learning in our highest tiers
• The pace and challenge of work enables pupils
to be genuinely ready to start GCSEs early. Our
pupils are already proving this!
• This will enable us to broaden their curriculum
and experiences to prepare them for the best
universities.
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Extra Support where it is
needed most
• Pupils are taught in small groups,
where we concentrate our additional
support.
• There is a high focus on developing
literacy and numeracy skills for life.
• At key stage 4, we offer a range of
vocational courses, allowing pupils to
secure, on average, the equivalent of 8
grade Cs, and the option to join the
College.
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Keeping pupils ‘on track’
• Our tracking systems are highly
developed, and monitor pupils’ progress
in modules, coursework and lessons.
• Senior staff work very closely with our
Achievement Coordinators &
Performance Directors.
• Extra support:
mentoring, one-to-one
tuition, classes, etc.
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Keeping you in the picture
• 3 reports every year (one in each
term)
• 2 Tutor Review Days, in September
and March
• 1 subject based parents’ evening in
November
• Planner, e-mails and texts
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The curriculum
• 2 year Key Stage 3
• 3 year Key Stage 4:
English (literature &
language)
Maths
Sciences
4 options
P.E., R.E., I.C.T. & P.S.H.E.
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School Timetable
• Monday –Thursday
– 8.30am – 3.30pm
– 8 lessons
• Friday
– 8.30am – 2.10pm
– 6 lessons
• Subjects are taught in either single or double
lessons
 Timetable review planned for September 2011
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Some lesson highlights
• 5 lessons per week of
English, Maths &
Science
• 3 hours per week of
P.E.
• Instrument tuition for
all Year 7 pupils in their
Music lessons – (Violin,
Guitar or Voice)
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Wider Opportunities
• Specialist Schools subjects… Arts,
Business & Enterprise
• Sports Teams, Music groups and
School productions
• The Junior and Senior Academies
• Activities Week
• Trips & Visits; including Hagg Farm,
German and French exchanges,
Poland (Auschwitz), Holland (Football)
and our Year 10 residential trip to a
university.
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Provisional Transition Timetable
•
•
•
•
•
•
22nd & 23rd September 2010: Year 6 Open Evenings
October 2010: Final Application Date
March 2011: Cognitive (PIPS) Test
1st March 2011: National Allocation Date
June 2011: Head of Year 7 visits Primary Schools
Tuesday 21st June 2011: Year 6 Orientation Morning.
Finding your way around the school.
• Tuesday 28th June 2011: Year 6 Induction day.
Experience a day of lessons at Toot Hill School.
• Wednesday 29th June 2011: Meet your child’s tutor.
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The pattern over 3 years at KS 4 may look like:
KEY STAGE 4 from SEPTEMBER 2010
SUBJECT
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 11
Main
Express
Main
Express
Main
Express
5
5
5
5
5
6
5
5
5
5
5
6
5
9
8
9
9 or 8
6
-
2
4
Or
4
2
(ICT only)
-
2
-
2
2
2
1 - Short
-
2 Full
1
1
1
1
1/2 (COPE)
1
PE
4
4
3
3
3
3
OPTION 1
OPTION 2
OPTION 3
OPTION 4
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
ENGLISH
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
ICT
BTEC Diploma (= 4 GCSE)
ICT 1st Cert. (=2 GCSE)
or
Enterprise (=1 GCSE)
RE – short course
PSHE
TOTAL
Critical Thinking
AS Level
AS-Level modules:
Maths / General
Studies
Extended Project
AS Level
2
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38
38
38 TRANSITION
38
38
This represents when the final assessment will take place and the number of lessons.
38

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