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
Welcome 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 possible. 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
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 email@example.com 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. Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
Uniform Year 7 to 11 All students are expected to look smart and wear the correct uniform at all times during the school day. Permitted • 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 Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
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 Sparkhill. 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 trousers Plain black formal shoes Plain black formal shoes School Blazer Plain black trousers 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.
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 Shorts S-XL Boy’s - £3.99 S-XL Men’s - £4.50 or tracksuit Bottoms Boys to provide their own in black. Socks 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
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
Equipment 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 FX-85) 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 thesaurus.
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. Transport 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 users. 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 September.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Attendance 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 Attendance absent lost 100% 0 0 FANTASTIC 99% 2 10 EXCELLENT 98% 4 20 TARGET 97% 6 30 Cause for 95% 9.5 47.5 concern Persistently absent 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 appointments.
Progress Evening Once a year, parents/carers will be expected to attend a progress evening to discuss their child’s work with teachers. Emergencies 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 permission. 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 prosecution. 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. Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
Attendance 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 uncertainty. 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.
Legal Information for Parents 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.
Independent Study 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 Study? 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. KS3 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. KS4 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. Inspiring excellence in character and scholarship
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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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. Adventure 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. exercise 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 skills. yourself You can lead Have a go at leading others or take up one of the many roles of responsibility available.
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THE DUKE OF 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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Curriculum 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 Engineering. 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. SEND 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
Literacy 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 Centre. 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’ learning. 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 house.
Attitude to Learning At Moseley we expect students to follow the 3Rs (Ready, Respectful, Responsible) and demonstrate our values in their pursuit of excellence in character and scholarship. 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.
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Safeguarding 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. Bullying 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 lessons.
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 Regulations 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 Regulations 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 Police 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 Regulations 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 framework. 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 Regulations 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/ publications/national-pupil-database-user-guide-and-supporting-information. 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: https://www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data For information about which organisations the department has provided student information, (and for which project), please visit the following website: https:// www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-pupil-database-requests-received To contact DfE: https://www.gov.uk/contact-dfe
General Data Protection Regulations 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:// ico.org.uk/concerns/ Contact 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 email@example.com www.moseley.bham.sch.uk Moseley School and Sixth Form Wake Green Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 9UU
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