Year 7 Information Evening

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Year 7 Information Evening
Tuesday 10th November 2014
5 – 6pm
High
Teaching
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Learning
Expectations
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Programme for this evening
• Welcome and introduction
• Behaviour and expectations
• Standards and achievements
• Meetings with tutors and report
distribution
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Welcome and Introduction
Mr Barrow - Headteacher
2014 Key Statistics
KS4
– 83% students 5xA*-C
– 97% 5xA*-G Grades
– Highest Performers
Mia Stoces-Brown 12A*/A
(14 A*-C)
Demitris Nathanael 9A*/A
(13 A*-C)
KS5
– 325 Average UCAS Point Score
– Highest Performers
Fabienne Ware AAA + A(EPQ)
Becky Ward AABB
– Top 10% of sixth forms/
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Behaviour and Expectations
Mrs Reid
Head of Year 7
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The ABC of Success
We believe that students will be successful if
they focus on their ABC:
Attendance
– Behaviour
– Commitment
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Attendance
The biggest barrier to achievement at school is nonattendance (including poor punctuality).
Please remember …..
• We do not authorise any absence during the academic year unless
a Student Absence Request Form has been completed and is
accompanied by the evidence required e.g. an Order of Service
for attendance at a funeral, details of when the flight was booked
for unforeseen emergencies requiring overseas travel etc.
• We do not allow time off for holidays during term time as they
have a detrimental effect on learning.
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Attendance
Research suggests that 20 missed school days a year
i.e. 10% non attendance = 1 GCSE grade drop in
achievement.
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100% = no days absence from school (Sept to July)
95% = 10 days absence (2 weeks) from school (Sept to July)
90% = 20 days absence (4 weeks) from school (Sept to July)
85% = 30 days absence (6 weeks) from school (Sept to July)
80% = 40 days absence (8 weeks) from school (Sept to July)
Students falling below 92% will be subject to monitoring.
Students falling below 85% fall into the Persistent Absence
category and could be subject to; Parenting contracts and
orders or penalty notices or prosecution.
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Attendance
If there are problems, queries or questions
regarding attendance and/or punctuality please
contact:
Ms Stewart (Attendance and Welfare Officer)
Mrs Dye (Attendance and Welfare Assistant)
0208 656 9755, extension 163
attend@shirley.croydon.sch.uk
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Punctuality
• Punctuality to school is equally important.
Arriving to school on time sets our students
up well for the day ahead as well as ensuring
they access tutor time with their form tutors,
which is where a lot of our pastoral work is
undertaken.
• Poor punctuality has a detrimental effect on
achievement as well as general organisation.
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Behaviour
We expect all students to follow our
GOLDEN RULE:
Shirley High School students are expected to
show consideration and respect to all
members of the school and local community
at all times.
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Behaviour
• It is very important to all of us that we have good behaviour
throughout the school thereby promoting a learning
environment where everyone can ‘strive for excellence’.
• Parents / Carers have a vital role to play in promoting a
positive attitude to school and together with the school,
celebrating achievement at all levels and in all areas of school
life.
• The school will work with parents / carers and the student to
resolve any difficulties that may affect a student’s behaviour.
This ‘partnership’ is cemented through the Home School
Agreement.
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Detentions
• Please ensure that you are clear on the school’s
behaviour policy
• Please check your child’s planner daily to as to
whether they have detentions note they will be
home later than usual
• If you are unsure about the details of a detention
given in a particular subject, do contact the teacher
in question via email.
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Bullying
• We take bullying VERY seriously however we can only
address it when we know about it.
• Bullying should ALWAYS be reported. This should be
to the form tutor in the first instance.
• Safeguard you child’s online access to protect them
from Cyber bullying. Legally, students should not
have Facebook or Twitter accounts until they are 13.
If they are of age encourage them to be safe. Profile
should not be open to anyone who is not a friend. A
friend is someone you actually know, have met and
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Uniform
• All uniform should be bought from
Hewitts of Croydon, including skirts and
trousers which must be mid to dark grey.
• We ask you to follow the school uniform
policy to ensure uniform is consistent
throughout the school.
• Plimsolls and trainers are not part of the
school uniform. Students wearing
incorrect footwear will be asked to
change.
• Hair accessories should be navy blue,
black, grey or white.
• Hats and hoodies should not be worn on
the school site at any time and will be
confiscated. This is for the safety and
security of all members of the school
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Equipment
Pencil case – minimum
expectations:
• Pens (minimum x 4)
• Pencil (minimum x 2)
• Colouring pencils
• Rubber
• Pencil sharpener
• Ruler
• Glue
• Calculator
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Homework
• Homework is given to reinforce or extend the
learning done in lessons
• Please check your child’s planner daily and ensure
homework is completed as set
• We run a homework club every day at lunch time
and after school for students, so do encourage them
to attend
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Homework
• Year 8 students should be completing
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Valuables
• Students must not bring valuables (including
mobile phones, tablets etc) to school. We
cannot take responsibility for any valuables
that go missing.
• Remember that students may use the office
phone if they need to contact home urgently.
• If there are exceptional circumstances where a
valuable item has to be brought into school
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please contact me via phone.
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Communication
• Please feel free to email your son/daughter’s form
tutor in the first instance or myself on reid@shirley
croydon.sch.uk if you have any questions or
concerns.
• Alternatively - 0208 656 9755, extension 155
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Standards and Achievement
Ms Fair
Assistant Headteacher
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Standards and Achievement
How do we do it – strategies that deliver success for all?
– PiXL (Performance in Excellence) membership x 800+ = schools
– Our targets for students come from ‘FFT D’ estimates (top 25%
Nationally). These are based on prior attainment and targets for year 7
students will be provided early next year.
– Individual One to one meetings with students x 2 per year to review
progress. The Year 7 students will have their 1st 1:1 meeting with me
directly after February half term.
– We issue grade reports x 3 per year (in addition to the progress report
you will receive tonight)to monitor and report progress. We state
‘current performance’ and targets. The first report issued to year 7
students will contain attainment grades but not target grades.
– In addition we offer: Small group teaching and support, additional
activities after school, a daily homework club and a whole school
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commitment to achieving success.
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Standards and Achievement
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National Curriculum Levels to GCSE Grades
L3 = GCSE G
L4 = GCSE F
L5 = GCSE E
L6 = GCSE D
L7 = GCSE C
L8 = GCSE B 3 levels of progress factor
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Standards and Achievement
National Curriculum Levels – Progress Expected
• L4
• L5
• L6
• L7 = GCSE C
• L8 = GCSE B
• L9 = GCSE A
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Standards and Achievement
National Curriculum Levels
Sub-Levels to show progression – minimum rate of progress = 2 sub levels per
year
Low
Middle
High
4c
4b
4a
5c
5b
5a
6c
6b
6a
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Standards and Achievement
– We focus on reporting ‘indicative’ levels i.e. 5c, 5b, 5a
– We focus on a minimum of two sub-levels progression per year e.g.
• Student ‘A’ in July of Year 7 = English 5c
• Student ‘A’ in July of Year 8 = 5a
• Student ‘A’ in July of Year 9 = 6b
• Student ‘A’ in July of Year 10 = 7c
• Student ‘A’ in July of Year 11 = 7a = top ‘C’ / low ‘B’ GCSE grade
– We expect students to: Complete all set homework, read and action
all assessment comments by their teachers, attend extra classes,
complete all classwork and ask for help. It is a positively interactive
learning collaboration to ensure all students make a minimum of 3
levels of progress.
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Standards and Achievement
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Standards and Achievement
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Progress Range (7 -4, 8 -3, 9 -2, 10 -1, 11 = 0)
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Closing Remarks
Ms Fair
Assistant Headteacher
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Tutor Meetings
• Tutor meetings will be in B Block. Students and staff will direct
you to these meetings.
• A brief progress report for your child will be issued at this
meeting. This will not contain any attainment grades but will
give effort grades and comment on whether homework and
behaviour are satisfactory.
• Please see Mrs Reid or myself if you are not sure which tutor
group your child is in.
• We would be very grateful if you could complete a short
survey on your way out. Please drop into the LRC after your
meeting to complete this, if you have not done so already.
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Meeting locations
7S Miss Thomas
B01
7H Mrs O’Mahoney B05
7I
Miss Essien
B02
7R Mrs Wharton
B03
7L Mrs ScottGoodfellow
B06
7E Mr Georgios
B17
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7Y Mrs Burgess/Ms
Noble
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• Regretfully, tutor meeting time is limited so
tutors will not be able to have a lengthy
discussion with you about your child’s
progress. If there is something you would like
to speak to them about personally, please
make an appointment to see or speak to the
tutor at a later date.
Thank you for attending this evening; we very
much appreciate your support.
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