A guide for new students, parents and carers. 2021-2022 - Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship

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A guide for new students, parents and carers. 2021-2022 - Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
A guide for new students,
   parents and carers.

Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
A guide for new students, parents and carers. 2021-2022 - Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
to Moseley School and Sixth Form

                                      A very warm welcome to Moseley School
                                      and Sixth Form from all our staff, students
                                      and governors. We are delighted that you
                                      have chosen to take an interest in our truly
                                      multicultural and inclusive school, where we
                                      aim to provide the very best education in
                                      academic and personal development.

                                      Our purpose is to inspire excellence among
                                      our young people, developing their
                                      character and their scholarship, so they
                                      grow and mature into the best versions of
                                      themselves. We celebrate the fact that our
                                      students originate from different backgrounds
                                      as we believe this offers a unique opportunity
                                      to understand others and develop a mutual
                                      understanding, the essence of a cohesive
                                      and supportive community. We are a UNICEF
                                      Rights Respecting School.

At the heart of our school are our values of respect, endeavour and compassion.

Respect for our environment, ourselves and others. Taking pride in our actions,
appearance and conduct. Doing the right things always and acting with integrity.

Endeavour in our efforts to always do our best, working hard and being resilient;
never giving up. Taking pride and enjoyment in achieving things we never thought

Compassion towards others, being kind and helpful; providing support to each
other whether emotionally or academically.

We have the highest aspirations for all our students regardless of their background
and support them to achieve the highest level of academic success possible.
Our knowledge-based curriculum ensures all students are equipped to succeed
and thrive. We believe our students should have access to opportunities and
experiences that will enable them to experience the best that life has to offer.
By doing so, opening a world of possibilities that they are well prepared to take
advantage of in the future.

Headteacher, Mr A Bate
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Getting in Touch

           Call 0121 566 6444 and speak to the Main Office. We can help you make
           an appointment to see your child’s House team and teachers.

           Email enquiry@moseley.bham.sch.uk Messages will be forwarded to the
           relevant person.

           Visit our website, www.moseley.bham.sch.uk, for the latest news, school
           policies, feedback, important dates and copies of letters home.

           Follow us on Twitter @MoseleySch

  Arrangements for assistance in various languages (including Urdu, Arabic,
  Romanian, Spanish and French) can be made if a few days prior notice is given.

  Va putem ajuta in mai multe limbi (inclusiv Urdu, Araba, Romana, Spaniola si
  Franceza) daca ne anuntati cu cateva zile inainte.

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   Year 7 to 11

  All students are expected to look smart and wear the
  correct uniform at all times during the school day.

  •   Plain, black skirt (between knee and ankle length), abaya (ankle length for
      safety, not satin/nylon) or trousers and a white shirt with collar are required.
  •   A plain, black, V-neck jumper is permitted.
  •   Coats must be a plain, dark colour and ideally be warm and rainproof. A
      reflective strip may form part of the coat for safety in the dark.
  •   If worn, jewellery must be limited to one pair of small, stud earrings only, one
      plain ring and one watch.
  •   If worn, hijab and headscarves should be plain black (or white in summer).
  •   Kit for physical education can be bought from the boys’ and girls’ P.E. offices
      and a list of required kit can be obtained from P.E. staff.
  •   Plain black, formal shoes and plain grey, white or black socks.
  •   If worn, tights must be plain black or neutral.

  Not Permitted
  •   No polo shirts or t-shirts are permitted except during PE or sports lessons.
  •   No jumpers with logos/patterns or cardigans, no crew neck jumpers.
  •   Make-up, coloured contact lens and nail varnish are not permitted and
      students will be asked to remove them in school.
  •   Hooded tops, denim or leather coats and baseball caps must not be worn in
      school or to school. Sports shoes and trainers are not permitted except during
      sports or PE lessons.
  •   No nose or other facial piercings.

  Thank you for your support

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School Uniform
                       Our school uniform is smart, practical and affordable

   All items can be purchased at high street shops and supermarkets, except the
   tie and badge, which are both available from school. On their first day at school,
   each student will be required to buy a school tie from the school. The school blazer
   can be bought from a number of school uniform suppliers including Clive Marks
   Schoolwear in Kings Heath, Midland Schoolwear in Acocks Green and Mansuri in

                                                                                Plain black
                                                                                head scarf
                                                                                (or white in summer)
                                     White shirt
                                                                                    White shirt
                                     School tie
                                                                                    School tie

                                     School Blazer                               School Blazer

Plain black
skirt                                                White shirt
                                                       School tie                  Plain black

Plain black
formal shoes                                                                      Plain black
                                                                                  formal shoes
                                                       School Blazer

                                                        Plain black

                                                       Plain black
                                                       formal shoes
   School Tie
   All parents will need to activate their ParentPay account and pay for a school tie
   prior to their child starting in September. Ties will be given to the Year 7 students on
   the first day of school. Further information on ParentPay can be found later on in
   this booklet.
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Physical Education
The below kit is compulsory for PE lessons

                         Tracksuit Top
                         30/32 - £22.99
                         32/34 - £23.99
                         34/36 - £24.99
                         38/40, 42/44 - £27.99

                         Polo Shirt
                          26/28, 28/30 - £14.99
                          30/32, 32/34 - £15.99
                          34/36, 38,40 - £16.99
                          42/44, 46,48 - £17.99

                         S-XL Boy’s - £3.99
                         S-XL Men’s - £4.50

                         or tracksuit Bottoms
                         Boys to provide their own in black.

                         1-5 - £7.50
                         6-11 - £8.99

Astro Trainers
Astro trainers are
ESSENTIAL for all students.

Students will need to supply their own footwear for PE lessons including astro
trainers, in order to be Ready for learning on the 3G pitch.

Our school PE kit is available to buy from Midlands Schoolwear:
www.midlandschoolwear.co.uk / T: 0121 707 2033
1160 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6BP
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Physical Education
                                  The below kit is compulsory for PE lessons

                        Tracksuit Top
                         30/32 - £22.99
                         32/34 - £23.99
                         34/36 - £24.99
                         38/40, 42/44 - £27.99

                        Polo Shirt
                        26/28, 28/30 - £14.99
                        30/32, 32/34 - £15.99
                        34/36, 38,40 - £16.99
                        42/44, 46,48 - £17.99

                        Tracksuit Bottoms,
                        Leggings or Shorts.
                        Girls to provide their own
                        in black.

Astro Trainers
Astro trainers are
ESSENTIAL for all students.

Students will need to supply their own footwear for PE lessons including astro
trainers, inorder to be Ready for learning on the 3G pitch.

Our school PE kit is available to buy from Midlands Schoolwear:
www.midlandschoolwear.co.uk / T: 0121 707 2033
1160 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham B27 6BP
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Students must bring basic equipment with them every day

     A strong sturdy bag                               Coloured pencils
     (large enough to carry A4 books
     without bending them)

     Pencil               Two pens           Ruler            Pencil case

                   Glue          Sharpener           Eraser

     Highlighter     Green pen          Challenging           Calculator
                                        Reading Book          (Casio FX-83 or

Additional items that would be of use are a dictionary, an A4/5
Jotter for making notes, an A4 folder with plastic wallets and a
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School Times
Every second counts

All students must be in
school on time every day.
Gates open at 8.15am
It is the parent’s /carer’s responsibility to ensure
their child arrives punctually to school.

We have entrances on College Road and Wake
Green Road, you will be advised which entrance to use. Any students arriving late
to school need to enter through the Wake Green Road entrance (Gate A), will be
marked late for school and given a 30 minute detention*

If a child is too ill to attend school, parents/carers must phone 0121 566 6444
before 8.45am or the child will be marked as absent without authorisation.

Students coming to school by bike should secure their bike in the appropriate
location and have a good awareness of road safety.

Please ensure that if you drive your child to school, you respect the road markings
and park in a way which shows consideration for our neighbours and other road

End of the School day
Students must leave the school site promptly at the end of the day unless they are
taking part in a supervised activity, you will be advised of a finish time. A full list of
extra-curricular activities is on our website.

*Detentions of 30 minutes or 60 minutes are issued daily and parents/carers will be
PLEASE NOTE: The times are those under normal circumstances, the school will share any
necessary adjustments to this in response to current government guidance closer to
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School Meals
A wide choice of nutritious food

A wide choice of nutritious, tasty food is offered every day during lunch break,
and children are also welcome to bring their own packed lunches too. We serve
sandwiches, wraps, fruit, baked potatoes, pasta and a choice of hot dishes, freshly
made each day.

Our canteen does not use cash. Instead, we use a system called ParentPay.
ParentPay can be topped up each day, week or term, we will issue every student
a catering account card, they can use this like a contactless card.
You will be able to view student catering account balances through your
ParentPay account.

Information on how to set up ParentPay can be found on the opposite page.

•    Please allow about £2.42 a day for lunch.
•    All meat served is halal. Fish and vegetarian options are also available to buy,
     and students may bring food from home to eat in the canteen.
•    Students must always clear their own plates, cutlery and litter in the canteen.
•    All food and drink purchased in school must be eaten in the canteen.

We do not allow sugary, fizzy drinks or energy drinks on the school site. Studies
show they can reduce children’s ability to concentrate, damage their teeth and
contribute to childhood obesity and other health problems. Healthy alternatives
are available to buy in our canteen, and chilled drinking water is always available
for free, (students are required to bring their own water bottle). Energy drinks will be
confiscated and disposed of. Crisps and gum are also banned from the school site.

    Free School Meals
Children whose parents/carers are on certain government benefits may be eligible
for free school meals.
These benefits include Income Support, Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance,
Income related Employment and Support Allowance, Support under Part VI of
the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, The guaranteed element of State Pension
Credit, Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and
have an annual gross income of no more than £16.190), Working Tax Credit run-on
paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualify for Working Tax Credit and Universal Credit.
Free school meals are worth £2.42.
Parent/carers will need to complete a form (available from school) or apply on-line
at www.link2ict.org/FSM.
More details are available form www.birmingham.gov.uk or from the school’s main
office (call 0121 566 6444)
ParentPay (How it works)
Moseley School and Sixth Form uses ParentPay which is a
cashless pay system for food, drinks and school trips.

If you would like your child to purchase food/drinks from
school, it is very important your child’s meal account is
topped up at home by debit/ credit card. You can also do
this at your local post office. There will be no means in the
school to top up the account with cash.

You will receive a text message from the school before the school year starts which
will provide an activation code and it will explain how the system works providing
detailed steps to take you through the activation process for the ParentPay
account. If you have any queries whilst activating your parent pay account you
can email us on, parentpayenquiries@moseley.bham.sch.uk

All year 7 students will be issued with a tie on the first day of school. It is important
that the tie is paid for through your ParentPay account before your child starts
school in September.
  Every day counts at Moseley

  There is a direct link between attendance and pupil success in their exams. The
  students who perform the best are the ones who attend school every day. Please
  support us to achieve excellence with your child by ensuring they attend school,
  on time, every day.

                                            School days            Learning hours
                                            absent                 lost
                             100%                  0                       0
                              99%                  2                      10
EXCELLENT                     98%                     4                    20
TARGET                        97%                     6                    30

Cause for
                              95%                    9.5                  47.5
                              90%                    19                    95
– serious cause
for concern

      Every Day Counts!
      There are 190 days in a school year.

      So that means there are still 175 days for holidays and
Progress Evening
  Once a year, parents/carers will be expected to attend a progress evening to
  discuss their child’s work with teachers.

  If a child is ill or needs to go home, we will phone their parent/carer and ask them
  to collect the child as soon as possible. We must have 2 telephone numbers for
  members of the family who can be contacted in an emergency. Please ensure
  that the school is informed of any changes in contact details.

  Students needing to leave school for a medical appointment must bring proof of
  the appointment with them to school. This should be shown to the House Pastoral
  Manager (HPM) who will sign to say they have seen it. Students will then be signed
  out at reception. No child will be allowed to leave school without proof and

  If a parent/carer needs to pick their child up for a medical appointment, they must
  come to Reception.

  Leave During Term Time
  The law in Britain states that all children aged from 5 to 16 must attend school
  every day during term time (190 days a year). Children have to be in education,
  employment or training until they are 18.

  Moseley School and Sixth Form will not give permission for leave during term time
  except in exceptional circumstances.

  We know flights abroad are cheaper during school term time and that families may
  wish to take their children out of school for various reasons. However, periods of
  absence have a negative impact on children’s progress and will not be authorised.

  If parents choose to take children out of school without authorisation, they risk

  There is a calendar of school events, term dates and holidays on our website
  (www.moseley.bham.sch.uk). Children and their families can use this in advance
  to check when they are expected to be in school. We will also send parents/carers
  letters and text messages, and update the homepage of our website with news of
  important dates.

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Every day counts at Moseley

Legal Information for Parents
The law in Britain states that all children aged from 5 to 16 must attend school
every day during term time (191 days a year). Children have to be in education,
employment or training until they are 18. It is essential for children to be in school
regularly to benefit fully from their educational opportunities. Good attendance will
ensure that children can reach their full potential. To achieve this, children need
to attend school every day. We are sure you would not jeopardise your children’s
academic progress by taking them away during term time.

The importance of school attendance is such the law has now changed and
Headteachers may now only grant leave in that time where the circumstances
are exceptional. This is in line with Birmingham Local Authority’s ‘Leave in Term
Time Guidance’ and the 2016 Amendment to the Education (Pupil Registration)
(England) Regulations. Please see our School Policies page at www.moseley.bham.
sch.uk/school-policies for more details.

For example:
Death of parent/carer or sibling of the pupil
Life threatening or critical illness of parent or sibling of the pupil
Parent/carer recuperation and convalescence from critical illness or surgery (leave
request to be made with 6 months of recovery and medical evidence)

Family emergencies need careful consideration. It is not always in the best interest
of the child or appropriate for them to miss school for family emergencies that
are being dealt with by adult family members. Being at school, friendships and
support from staff can provide children with stability and care during difficult times.
The routine of school can provide a safe and familiar background during times of

When parents request permission to take their children out of school during term
time where there are exceptional circumstances, an application form should be
submitted to the school at least two weeks before they are due to leave.
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Parents must contact the school and allow the school to consider their application
before booking flights or leaving the country, even when unforeseen events occur
(e.g. family bereavement).

If leave is granted, the Headteacher is the person who determines the number of
school days a child can be away from school.

If the school decides not to agree to the request and the parents/carers take their
child/children on unauthorised leave, the ‘Leave in Term Time (Penalty Notice)
Process’ will be applied.

Section 23(1) Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2007
Penalty notices may be issued to the parent of pupils who have unauthorised
absence from school. The amount of the penalty is £60.
• If this is not paid within 21 days the amount rises to £120.
• If not paid within 28 days the Local Authority will prosecute under section
    444(1) unless it comes to our attention that the penalty notice had been issued
    in error.

Section 444(1) Education Act 1996
“If you are the parent of a child of compulsory school age who fails to attend
school regularly, you are guilty of an offence.”
The court can fine each parent up to £1,000 per child, order payment of the
prosecution costs and/or make a Parenting Order.

Section 444(1) Education Act 1996
“If in the above circumstances you, the parent, know that your child is failing to
attend regularly at the school and fail without reasonable justification to cause
him/her to attend, you are guilty of an offence.”
• The court can fine you up to £2,500 per child, order payment of the
      prosecution costs, impose a Parenting Order and/or sentence you to a period
      of imprisonment of up to 3 months.

Please note that:
• Penalties and prosecutions are in respect of each parent for each child.
• ‘Parent’ includes any person who is not a parent of the child but who has
    parental responsibility for the child (and applies whether or not that person lives
    with the child) or who has care of him/her.

These prosecutions are criminal proceedings and could result in you having a
criminal record.

   Frequent absence can add up to a considerable amount
               of lost learning and can seriously
             disadvantage your child in adult life.
We want to encourage you to become independent learners over your time at
Moseley School. You will be set work to complete outside of school time; usually
this will be done on Microsoft Teams. This will normally be activities designed to
help reinforce your learning from your lessons, but could also be practising the skills
and knowledge needed for the subjects you are studying

It is your responsibility to follow your independent study timetable and complete all
the work that you are set.

How much time should be spent on Independent
You should plan to spend the following amount of time on independent learning
each day. (Timings are a guide.)

•   Years 7 and 8: 1 hour each day
•   Year 9: 1.5 hours each day
•   Years 10 and 11: 2 hours each day
•   Year 12 and 13: 5 hours of independent study per subject per week

In addition, you should be reading regularly, and creating revision notes.
Targets, Assessment
               and Progress
  Moseley School and Sixth Form set challenging but realistic targets. All students
  are set targets indicating what grades a pupil could achieve at the end of year 11.
  Target grades are based on Key Stage 2 SATs scaled scores, gender and national
  levels of progress.

  Students in years 7, 8 and 9 are assessed every term and their performance is
  recorded as:

  • Working at Greater Depth (GD)
  • Working at Age Related Expectations (ARE)
  • Working towards Age Related Expectations (WTA)
  • Not Yet Achieved (NYA)

  This compares student’s progress to not only their target grades but also to where
  they are expected to be nationally at this point in the school lives.

  Students in years 10 and 11 are assessed every term and their performance is
  recorded in the form of a grade, 9-1. This indicates the grade they are currently
  achieving. Normally, students can be expected to make up to a grade’s worth of
  progress every year, although this varies depending on the individual.

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The House System
Every student and every member of staff at Moseley School and Sixth Form belongs
to one of six school Houses. All our House logos were designed by students.

Houses compete with each other during sporting events and for the best
attendance, and students within that House have a chance to bond and make
friends. Each House has its own charity and holds fundraising events during the
school year.

“Being in a House makes me feel like part
of a family and helps me make friends of
different ages.”
                                                      Hassan, Year 8 student
Extra Curricular Clubs
We have loads of extra curricular clubs for you to get involved in at lunch time and
after school, from Football to Chess Club there’s something for everyone!





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               responsible                    explorative                                   endeavour


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The aim of Moseley PLUS is to motivate students to experience what Moseley
School has to offer outside of their timetabled lessons, with the emphasis on
CHARACTER development. It will also support the transition from primary to
secondary school, develop confidence and help students to make new friends
with similar interests.

The programme structure shares some similarities with that of the Duke of
Edinburgh, with students developing news skills and exposing themselves to new
experiences. There will be gold, silver and bronze awards on offer, based on their
ability to complete activities from the following areas:

 Make a                  Help someone else or put others first, maybe giving up
                         your time to volunteer or by raising money for your
 difference              House charity.

 Overnight               Join your peers on a residential experience.

 Sign up
                         Get your name down and compete in the various
                         Inter-House competitions.

 Enjoy                   Get active and get involved in the various sports/fitness extra-
                         curricular clubs on offer.
  Learn                  Try something different-learn a new language, how to cook, how to
                         play a musical instrument or just how to hit a shuttlecock!
  something new
 Express                 Get your point across to others by practising your communication

 You can lead            Have a go at leading others or take up one of the many roles of
                         responsibility available.



           respectful              grit               traditions
   responsible                             cultures                            empathetic

                                   resilient                                                  initiative




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                                          EDINBURGH’S AWARD
The Moseley Duke of Edinburgh programme will include...
• Volunteering: Helping others.

• Physical: Improving in an area of sport,
    dance or fitness activities.
• Skills: Developing practical and social skills
    and personal interests.

• Expedition: Planning, training for and
  completion of an adventurous journey in
  the UK or abroad.

When can you join the Moseley Duke of Edinburgh programme?
•   Bronze - Year 9
•   Silver - Year 10 / 12
•   Gold - Year 12

Why should you join the Moseley Duke of Edinburgh programme?
•   Boost your CV
•   Enhances college / university applications
•   Develop a new range of skills Character building
•   Character building
•   Internationally recognised award


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  leadership                                                                factual

                         interpret                   strive



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                     An enjoyable, balanced education

All students study a core curriculum to develop basic skills and provide an
enjoyable, balanced education. There are also lots of opportunities for extra-
curricular trips, visits and workshops to enhance the curriculum.

Key Stage 4 students must take the national qualifications. They can select some
of these from a wide range of options in Year 8. If students stay with us for Sixth Form
after the age of 16, they can study for AS Level, A Level and BTEC qualifications.
Most exams are sat in May, June or July, with dates varying by subject.

We usually offer the following subjects:

Core curriculum (Year 7 onwards)
English Language and Literature, Maths, Sciences, a Modern Foreign Language,
History, Geography, Religious Education (RE), Art, Performing Arts, Technology and
Physical Education (PE).

Additional courses (GCSE)
Art, Drama,Design Technology, Art Photography, Computer Science, Food
Technology, Economics, Business Studies, Sports Studies, Health & Social Care, and

Post-16 (AS Level, A Level and BTEC)
Art, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology,
Economics, Engineering, English Literature, Geography, History, Health & Social
Care, ICT, Languages (including Urdu), Law, Physics, Psychology, Religious Studies,
Sciences, Sociology, Sports Studies and Personal Development.

We also offer retakes in GCSE English and Maths.
Personal Development
Personal development helps to give young people the knowledge, skills and
understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives. It aims
to help them understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling
many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.

Personal development is delivered through lessons, workshops and enrichment
opportunities. There is a particular focus on issues of concern for young people
today. All students – from year 7 – 13 are involved at some stage during the
academic year with the programme and engage in thinking about topics such
as staying safe online, healthy and safe relationships, making sense of media
messages, drug and alcohol education, challenging extreme views. Throughout
all the personal development work, the safeguarding of our students is paramount
with students being signposted to additional support when necessary. The work
of personal development is supported by specialist PSHE agencies from within
Birmingham and beyond.

Relationships education, sex education and health education
The law requires that Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is to be taught in all
secondary schools. Students will have the opportunity to explore different attitudes
and values towards different types of relationships. Students will develop skills so
they can be empowered to make positive decisions about their physical health,
mental health and sexual health. Further details and the policy is available on our
school website.

Religious and Moral Education
Moseley School is a non-denominational (secular) school. Our religious and moral
education programme is delivered in line with the requirements of the 1988
Education Act and follows the agreed city-wide Birmingham syllabus. All students
will follow a course in Religious Education (RE) to GCSE level, which includes visits to
places of worship and religious significance.

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
At Moseley School and Sixth Form, through high quality teaching, we promote the
educational and personal achievements of all students in line with, or exceeding,
both local and national levels. We identify students with SEND as early and
thoroughly as possible and working with staff, family, the student and primary
schools we work to ensure that appropriate provision and support is in place to
meet the needs of all children. If necessary we also work with outside agencies to
provide additional support and advice. We aim to encourage confidence and
independence in the students we work with.

Parents who have any concerns or questions regarding SEND please contact
Miss Slowey who will be happy to help. SLR@Moseley.bham.sch.uk
To enable children to make progress across all curriculum subjects, it is vital to
encourage reading for pleasure. All students must have a reading book with them
at all times - a fantastic selection is available from the school’s Learning Resource

Literacy is supported within the school in a number of ways. All students take part
in reading during tutor time sessions. In addition, students will be supported with
their literacy through the curriculum, for example with vocabulary development
and reading comprehension being explicitly taught in lessons. Students who need
to boost their literacy skills are identified for intensive support through a variety
of programmes including Lexia, Reading Assistant and Rapid Readers. These
programmes take place during the school day or after school. There are a range
of other literacy-focused enrichment opportunities to support and extend students’

                                      Physical Education
Moseley School and Sixth Form has some incredible sports facilities, including a
Health and Fitness Centre (also open to the public), a 3G pitch, a gymnasium, a
huge grass field and one of the West Midlands’ largest sports hall.

Students participate in a wide variety of activities including: football, basketball,
gymnastics, handball and orienteering. In the Summer we focus on cricket
rounders and athletics, leading to an inter-house sports day. All students are
expected to participate in PE unless they have a doctor’s note excusing them
because of a medical condition or injury, in which case they bring their kit and get
involved in the lesson as a helper/assistant. Year 7 students have the opportunity to
develop swimming and cycling skills via the Bikeability Scheme.

There is a wide choice of after-school sports clubs for students in all year groups,
many giving an opportunity to compete against other schools. There is also an
extensive programme of inter house competitions in a wide range of sports,
providing a chance for pupils to wear their house colours and gain points for their
Attitude to
At Moseley we expect students to follow the 3Rs (Ready, Respectful, Responsible)
and demonstrate our values in their pursuit of excellence in character and

Excellent students:

•   Are Ready, never have time off school and are organised

•   Demonstrate respect by valuing their time in school, their
    education, the environment and the people around them

•   Respect others opinions, thoughts or beliefs which in turn allows
    them to be compassionate

•   Are responsible for staying motivated , working well
    independently, contributing to lessons, and using their initiative

•   Endeavour to be the best that they can be

We take the opportunity to celebrate and reward these students whenever
we can. Students receive an ‘attitude to learning’ score for all their lessons to
record their efforts. ‘Mosettes’ and positive behaviour logs will be recognised
and rewarded. This is through our honours system, awards events, rewards visits
and celebration lunches with the Headteacher, as well as our top students being
celebrated with large poster displays in corridors and communal spaces. Our
outstanding students will also be celebrated at our prestigious awards evenings.

Some items are not allowed in school because they hinder learning, do not meet
our dress code, or conflict with our healthy school values. Such items will be
confiscated. Misconduct in school is sanctioned at an appropriate level. This might
be in the form of community service, an after school detention, or in extreme cases
exclusion. We aim to avoid sanctions wherever possible and prefer to rely on praise
when students get things right.
                             Endeavour Compassion
                             Endeavour Compassion

                          Ready Respectful Responsible
                          Ready Respectful Responsible

Excellent students are:

never have time
off school
and are organised
and Safety
Internet Safety

Chat forums, Facebook and other social media sites are blocked on all Moseley
School computers. It is parents’/carers’ responsibility to ensure that their child uses
these sites safely at home if they have access to the internet. Moseley School also
uses its own monitoring software to help us to safeguard your child.

We recommend that children are always supervised when using the internet at
home on phones, computers and other devices. Online grooming is a specific area
of concern that can lead to sexual exploitation and/or students being drawn into
extremism or radicalisation. Please visit the NSPCC website for useful advice and
information regarding internet safety.


This can take the form of verbal, physical or psychological abuse of a child or adult
and it will not be tolerated under ANY circumstances at Moseley School. Bullies
may face temporary or permanent exclusion.
Violence or assault, theft, repeated harassment or intimidation (eg. name-calling,
threats and abusive phone calls, emails or text messages) and hate crimes are
illegal and will be dealt with severely, involving police where necessary.

Students may report concerns about bullying by speaking with their Head of
Year, Pastoral Manager, Form Tutor or any adult in school. If they prefer to report it
from home, they could send an email with their concerns to their Head of Year or
Pastoral Manager who will be able to investigate this further and provide support. It
is important to speak to someone at school as soon as possible.

Security of possessions

Mobile phones and other electronic devices should not be brought onto the
school site. If seen or heard, they will be confiscated and only returned to parents,
who must come to school on Thursdays between 3.05pm and 4.05pm to collect
the items.

Children are not always careful where they leave valuables so we recommend
parents/carers do not let their child come to school with valuable items or money.
We will not make good any losses made by students on the school site.

Uniform, bags, PE kit, coats and other items must be clearly labelled with the
owner’s full name to help identify any lost clothing, especially during sports and PE
Designated Safeguarding Lead
     At Moseley School and Sixth Form we are committed to
      safguarding and to promoting the welfare of students.
Safeguarding Lead

     Mrs J Howes                  Mr S Bowler                      Mr A Bate
     Assistant Headteacher        Deputy Headteacher               Headteacher
     Lead DSL                     Deputy DSL                       Deputy DSL

Safeguarding Team
                                                                        Mental Health Lead

Mrs T Thomas     Mr K McTiernan   Mr M Illingworth   Mrs A Dibba         Mrs M Snowball
DSL              DSL              DSL                DSL                 DSL

                                                                       Pastoral Case Worker

Mr J Howes       Mr G Philpotts    Miss L Smith      Mr G Gillow         Mrs S Lloyd
DSL              DSL               DSL               DSL                 DSL

   We are here to help with any worries, questions, or
            concerns that you may have.
Data Protection
Privacy Notice
(How we use student information)

The categories of student information that we collect, hold and share include:

 Personal information (such as name, unique pupil number and address)
 Characteristics (such as ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth and free
 school meal eligibility)
 Attendance information (such as sessions attended, number of absences and
 absence reasons)
 Assessment information (Such as target grades, assessment marks/levels and
 statutory test results)
 Medical and SEN information (Such as dietary needs, medical conditions and
 SEN statements)
 Behaviour information ( Such as positive events, negative events, detention logs
 and exclusion data)

Why we collect and use this information
We use the student data:
 to support student learning
 to monitor and report on student progress
 to provide appropriate pastoral care
 to assess the quality of our services
 to keep children safe (food allergies, or emergency contact details)
 to comply with the law regarding data sharing

The lawful basis on which we use this information

We collect and use student information under Article 6 (1)(e) processing is
necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the
exercise of official authority vested in the controller. Or Article 9 (2)(a) the data
subject has given explicit consent to the processing of those personal data for one
or more specified purposes.

Collecting student information

Whilst the majority of student information you provide to us is mandatory, some of
it is provided to us on a voluntary basis. In order to comply with the General Data
Protection Regulation, we will inform you whether you are required to provide
certain student information to us or if you have a choice in this.
General Data Protection

Privacy Notice
(How we use student information)

Storing student data

We are obliged to hold student data until they reach 25 years of age.

Who we share student information with

We routinely share student information with:
 Local authority
 Department for Education (DfE)
 NHS (vaccinations/school nursing service)
 Capita SIMS
 Data systems: ClassCharts; Cpoms,GCSE Pod
 IT contractor - Lendlease
 Social Services
 Educational Psychology Department
 Other schools/academies/MATs (during Student transfer)
 Eclipse library records system
 Cunninghams (school catering)
 Examination boards
 Residential trip organisers (and insurers)
 Skills Funding Agency
 Sixth form colleges & other post-16 providers

Why we share Student information

We do not share information about our students with anyone without consent
unless the law and our policies allow us to do so.

Youth support services Students aged 13+

Once our students reach the age of 13, we also pass student information to
our local authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have
responsibilities in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds.
General Data Protection
Privacy Notice
(How we use student information)

Youth support services careers advisers

The information shared is limited to the child’s name, address and date of birth.
However where a parent or guardian provides their consent, other information
relevant to the provision of youth support services will be shared. This right is
transferred to the child / student once they reach the age 16.

Students aged 16+

We will also share certain information about students aged 16+ with our local
authority and / or provider of youth support services as they have responsibilities
in relation to the education or training of 13-19 year olds under section 507B of the
Education Act 1996.

This enables them to provide services as follows:
  post-16 education and training providers
  youth support services
  careers advisers

For more information about services for young people, please visit our local
authority website.

Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) collects personal data from educational
settings and local authorities via various statutory data collections. We are required
to share information about our students with the Department for Education (DfE)
either directly or via our local authority for the purpose of those data collections,
under: section 3 of The Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England)

Regulations 2013.

All data is transferred securely and held by DfE under a combination of software
and hardware controls, which meet the current government security policy
For more information, please see ‘How Government uses your data’ section.

The National Pupil Database (NPD)

The NPD is owned and managed by the Department for Education and contains
information about students in schools in England. It provides invaluable evidence
General Data Protection
Privacy Notice
(How we use student information)

commissioned by the Department. It is held in electronic format for statistical
purposes. This information is securely collected from a range of sources including
schools, local authorities and awarding bodies.

We are required by law, to provide information about our students to the DfE
as part of statutory data collections such as the school census and early years’
census. Some of this information is then stored in the NPD. The law that allows this is
the Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2013.
To find out more about the NPD, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/

The department may share information about our students from the NPD with third
parties who promote the education or well-being of children in England by:
  conducting research or analysis
  producing statistics
  providing information, advice or guidance

The Department has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of our
data is maintained and there are stringent controls in place regarding access and
use of the data.

Decisions on whether DfE releases data to third parties are subject to a strict
approval process and based on a detailed assessment of:
  who is requesting the data
  the purpose for which it is required
  the level and sensitivity of data requested: and
  the arrangements in place to store and handle the data

To be granted access to student information, organisations must comply with
strict terms and conditions covering the confidentiality and handling of the data,
security arrangements and retention and use of the data.

For more information about the department’s data sharing process, please visit:

For information about which organisations the department has provided student
information, (and for which project), please visit the following website: https://
To contact DfE: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe
General Data Protection

Privacy Notice
(How we use student information)

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, parents and students have the right to request
access to information about them that we hold. To make a request for your
personal information, or be given access to your child’s educational record,
contact Mr Ball, School Data/MIS Manager.

You also have the right to:
  object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing,
  damage or distress
  prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  object to decisions being taken by automated means
  in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked,
  erased or destroyed; and
  a right to seek redress, either through the ICO, or through the courts

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal
data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance.
Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://


If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact:
Mr D Ball Data/MIS Manager
Moseley School and Sixth Form
Photo, Video
 and Audio Recordings
Students will have the opportunity to be photographed and/or recorded (video
and audio) for the school’s website, magazine, email newsletters, classroom
materials, social media channels and more. On special occasions; such as public
events and promotional activities, newspapers and magazines may wish to use
photos of students too. These photos and recordings may be used in the public
domain and in school.

We will always ensure that the school uses safe, authorised photographers, does
not use the photos for any inappropriate purposes and has the child’s full consent.
The full policy is available to read on our website. If parents/carers do not consent
for their child to be photographed and recorded in the ways outlined in the policy,
they must let us know when returning the form included in the new starter pack.

For the full details of all our school policies, visit: www.moseley.bham.sch.uk/schoolpolicies
0121 566 6444

        Moseley School and Sixth Form
Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9UU
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