We pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we build. Our aim is to ensure that parents/carers feel valued, they are trusted and they are respected. The needs of the pupil comes first and the pupil’s needs form the basis of all communication. We recognize that the family perspective is invaluable in providing insight and information as to what a student needs to be successful in school.
We operate an open door policy at school, that welcomes parents/carers and that expresses concern for the parent’s/carer’s needs as well as the pupil's needs. Parents are welcome to contact the school at any time to discuss their son‘s welfare and progress. The first point of contact should be your son’s Form Tutor for pastoral issues, subject teacher for subject specific enquiries - (see staff list for email address) If your questions have not been answered the Headteacher is also available. Please contact the main school office on 01992 465208 and ask to speak to the Senior Office Administrator to request an appointment.
Our job is to help your son achieve the very best they can whilst they are at Hailey Hall School and together, with your help, we will enable our students to achieve their full potential.
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Useful Web Sites for Parents
- www.childnet-int.org - A non-profit making organisation working directly with children, parents and teachers to ensure that the issues of online child protection and children’s safe and positive use of the internet are addressed. Childnet International produce an online CD guide specifically for parents KnowITAll - www.childnet-int.org/kia/
- www.thinkuknow.co.uk - The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre has set up its own edcational website which has been designed and written specifically for children, young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- www.getsafeonline.org/ A beginners guide to using the Internet safety, including a quiz and some video tutorials about how to ‘stay safe’ on-line.
- www.kidsmart.org.uk/ - Kidsmart is an award winning internet safety website for parents and those working with children. It has been developed by the children's internet charity Childnet International and has excellent information on many of the technologies used by children, with guidance on how to ‘stay safe’ online.
- http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2011/10/advice-for-parents/ - Managing your Media - Good Ofcom online safety video and guide for parents/carers
- www.bullying.co.uk - One in five young people have experienced bullying by text message or via email. This web site gives advice for children and parents on bullying.
- www.chatdanger.com/ - This website is about the potential dangers with interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles. It provides information, advice, true stories and games. The resource page also contains a number of links to other useful websites.
- http://parents.vodafone.com/ - Vodafone have developed this website in conjunction with mumsnet. It is very accessible and provides information and guidance to parents with understanding their child’s digital world and get more involved. There is even an on-line test to see how much you know!
- www.internetmatters.org - Lots of guidance and articles for parents about keeping their children safe online
- www.beatbullying.org - Advice for parents and young people about bullying, both online and off
Our curriculum is designed to provide pupils with opportunities to develop themselves academically and to develop a set of life skills by:
Creating an achievement culture.
Considering individual’s learning needs and styles.
Developing resilience in academic study, supporting choices and fostering good physical and mental health.
Unlocking the potential of all students regardless of their background.
Raising standards of attainment across all subjects.
Allowing pupils to learn skills alongside a firm foundation of knowledge, with particular focus on the development of an extensive vocabulary.
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Re Mobile Phones, as you may be aware, mobile phones a have been an ongoing concern in terms of inappropriate usage during the school day e.g. music playing, texting and accessing social media. Mobile phones will now not be allowed in school.
Under the DfE guidelines for Keeping Children Safe in Education, Hailey Hall has the right to screen pupils without consent for any item that is banned by the school rules. If a pupil refuses to be screened, the school may refuse to have the pupil on the premises. Health and safety legislation requires a school to be managed in a way which does not expose pupils or staff to risks to their health and safety, and this would include making reasonable rules as a condition of admittance.
We will action the following:
Staff will meet pupils from their taxis and filter them down towards the Learning Development Centre entrance.
Pupils will be screened using a hand held metal detector.
Mobile phones will be collected by staff and stored in individual wallets.
Pupils will exit the Learning Development Centre corridor and walk to the Pupil entrance of the hall.
Mobile phones will be locked away in the Transport office.
Mobile phones will be returned to pupils at the end of the day.
Please speak to your son with regard to the above. We would appreciate your assistance in ensuring the above runs smoothly for the benefit of all our learners.
For further information please see the letter below regarding the procedure for Mobile Phones. Please also refer to the Home-School Agreement which outlines the commitments of pupils and staff of the School.