Prospectus 2018/2019 - Howden School

 
Prospectus 2018/2019 - Howden School
Prospectus
2018/2019
Prospectus 2018/2019 - Howden School
Welcome
from the Headteacher

                        I am delighted to be able to welcome you to Howden School at such an exciting time in
                        our development.

                        Howden School is delighted to share the exciting news that it has become an Academy
                        and joined The Consortium Academy Trust (TCAT) as from 1 September 2018.

                        We are all very pleased to be entering this next stage in the development of the school
                        which shares many common values with our partners at TCAT including placing children
                        at the centre of everything we do. We have a number of long standing relationships with
                        the other schools in TCAT and these relationships have been built around improving the
                        outcomes for young people in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It was important to us to
                        work with several schools in a local context and we have found this in TCAT .

Howden is a small 11 – 16 community school in the East Riding, with over 650 students on roll. We are a
popular school in the local community. We are proud of Howden’s excellent record of academic and sporting
success which prepares our students for their future. Our examination results at the end of Year 11 are above
national averages and increasing.
When Ofsted carried out their most recent full inspection in February 2016 they found us to be a Good school in
all four key areas. In the report they said ’Outcomes are good because from their starting points, pupils make
good progress in their subjects. Behaviour around the school is good, pupils want to come to school and their
attendance is above average. Pupils respect each other, members of staff and the environment.’

At Howden, we set and maintain high standards and expectations in terms of teaching, aspirations, behaviour
and appearance. We believe that all young people have a right to a high quality educational experience, which
provides the appropriate conditions for learning and helps them to achieve their full potential. We encourage our
students to take responsibility for their learning and aim to provide opportunities for them to contribute towards
the decision-making process through Student Voice.

It is our mission to continue to work with everyone connected with the school, ‘Team Howden’ as we refer to
ourselves, to improve still further in order to fulfil our goal to become an outstanding school. For us though,
school life is not about statistics, or even Ofsted. It is our core belief that as a school we should be striving to
help each child to achieve their potential, preparing them to become good citizens and providing them with a
safe, supportive learning environment where they are happy and can thrive.

Feedback from staff, students, parents and carers and our local community suggests to us that we are pretty
successful at doing these things. However, we are not complacent. We know that we must continue to improve
further in order to become the best that we can be.
The school is fortunate in having an excellent team of staff, both teaching and support, and a great amount of
time is given for extra-curricular activities. We often have in excess of 150 teams, clubs and events available for
students in any one academic year. These activities support our strong pastoral system which helps to further
develop our core values
As a parent or carer you are currently faced with one of the most important decisions you will make for your
child, namely which school to trust with his or her secondary education. We hope that this prospectus gives you
a flavour of what we are about as a school. If you wish to visit us and ask questions in order to reach your
decision regarding your child’s secondary school choice we are happy to arrange an appointment for you and
answer any questions you may have.

We hope that having read this Prospectus and perhaps visited our school that you will choose to join us at
‘Team Howden’. If you require any further information please feel free to contact the school.

Gary Cannon
Headteacher
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Contents

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1 The Purpose and Aims of Howden School .................................................................                                     4
     Aims ...............................................................................................................................     4

2 Joining Howden School ....................................................................................................                  5
      Transfers from Primary School to Howden School ..........................................                                               5
       Outline of our Intake Programme for new Year 7’s .........................................                                             5
       Transfer to Howden School during the year ......................................................                                       5
       Home School Communication................................................................................                              6

3 The Curriculum ................................................................................................................             6
     Curriculum Organisation .........................................................................................                        6/7/8
     Careers Education .....................................................................................................                  9
     Religious Studies .........................................................................................................              9
     Special Educational Needs........................................................................................                        9/10
     Students with Disabilities and Accessibility Plan ...............................................                                        10/11
     Sex Education ..............................................................................................................             11
     Charging for School activities ................................................................................                          11/12
     Road Safety Education...............................................................................................                     12
     Extra Curricular Activities .......................................................................................                      12

4 Pastoral Matters .................................................................................................................          13
      Absence ........................................................................................................................        13
      Bullying ..........................................................................................................................     13
      Behaviour and Discipline ..........................................................................................                     13/14
      Code of Conduct ......................................................................................................                  14

5 School Routines .................................................................................................................           15
     The School Day ..........................................................................................................                15
     Dates .............................................................................................................................      15
     Dress Code .................................................................................................................             16
     Uniform List.................................................................................................................            16
     Physical Education List ..............................................................................................                   17
     Additional notes ........................................................................................................                17
     Transport .....................................................................................................................          18
     Lunchtime Arrangements .........................................................................................                         18
     Student Senate ............................................................................................................              18
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1 The Purpose and Aims of Howden School
The aims of our School are:

     To provide an inclusive, caring school that enables all students to enjoy learning and achieve
      their potential.
     To provide all students with a broad and balanced curriculum appropriate to their needs
      enabling them to develop academically and socially and achieve economic well being.
     To develop responsible, well behaved young adults who value education as a life-long process
      enabling them to make a positive contribution to society.

     To respect every child’s right to learn, stay safe, be healthy and have equality of opportunity.
     To enable all students to develop self-confidence, motivation and commitment to fulfil their
      potential and celebrate the success of their achievements.

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2 Joining Howden School

Transfer from Primary School to Howden School

Our admissions limit in September 2019 will be 172 students and our admissions policy is operated
by the East Riding Local Authority.

Our partner Primary Schools are Barmby on the Marsh School, Bubwith School, Eastrington School,
Gilberdyke School, Howden Junior School and Newport School. We also welcome students from a
wider area, who do not necessarily attend our
partner schools.

Starting a new school can be an exciting time although
it may also be a daunting prospect. In September
when your son/daughter joins us, they will already
know quite a lot about our school. Liaison between
Howden School and the Primary Schools is very
strong and continues throughout the year, with a
carefully planned induction programme organised to
ensure a smooth and happy transition from primary
to secondary education. Please contact us if you have
any concerns or require further details.

Outline of our Intake Programme for new Year 7 Students

The initial Open Evening is held at Howden School on Wednesday 26 September 2018. This
provides an opportunity for prospective students and parents/carers to look around the school and
see us in action. Staff and students are available to meet with parents and answer questions.

During the course of the year a Pastoral Manager, Learning Manager and the Special Needs Co-
ordinator will then visit Primary Schools to gather information and meet prospective students.

                                       Year 6 students from our Partner Primary Schools spend
                                       half a day with us in the autumn term prior to admission.
                                       All students who select Howden School as their choice of
                                       secondary school will be invited to spend a full week at the
                                       school from Monday 1 July 2019 to familiarise themselves
                                       with the school, experience lessons and sample the canteen
                                       service.

                                       On Wednesday 3 July 2019, parents/carers are invited to
                                       the school for a further evening event to conclude the
                                       intake process and meet key staff.

Transfer to Howden School during the year
Please telephone the school to make an appointment to meet the appropriate member of staff. At
this meeting you will be given an opportunity to look around the school at work and see what we
have to offer. It would be particularly helpful if your son/daughter could accompany you on the
visit.

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Home School Communication

We believe that successful education requires a close working partnership between staff, students
and parents/carers and we greatly value the support offered. As outlined below, there are many
ways of ensuring effective communication between home and school.

All year groups have a Parents’ Evening once a year; with two such evenings for Year 7. Students
also receive progress reports following in-school reviews. In addition, evenings which focus on
particular topics such as revision techniques and study skills are also held.

Teaching staff and group tutors may add comments to the Students’ digital Planner to keep
parents/carers informed of progress. Parents/carers are asked to check Doddle regularly.

To improve home/school communications even further we have invested in a new app. The
Howden School app will allow you to see all the latest school news, view your child’s attendance,
timetable, download letters, sign and return permission forms and change or update contact details.
The app will also allow you to receive notification such as letters and school closure information.
More details are available on the Howden School website.

We encourage parents/carers to contact us for information, to discuss concerns or to tell us if
something is working well. For some issues the Students’ Planner is a useful way for parents/carers
to communicate with us. At other times an individual interview may be more appropriate. The
school calendar, news items, letters to parents and information to support children’s school
experience are posted on the school website www.howdenschool.net. We recommend all those
with internet access to check the site on a regular basis for important updates and information.

3     The Curriculum
Curriculum Organisation

Each day consists of 5 one-hour teaching periods plus breaks, registration and assembly time. The
twenty-five teaching hours are devoted to delivering a curriculum that meets national requirements
and subscribes to the school aims. Detailed information about the school day is given in the ‘School
Routines’ section.

                   ‘Every child is capable of extraordinary achievement’

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Rationale

Our intent is to provide a curriculum that will secure for all students, irrespective of social
background, culture, race, gender or sexuality, differences in ability and disabilities; an entitlement
to high quality learning. We aim to deliver a set of skills and knowledge development that is age
appropriate and offers breadth and balance to enrich their life and educational experience whilst
enabling them to progress beyond compulsory schooling to a subsequent challenge of their
choosing.

We are proud of our curriculum and the flexibility it offers us to adapt our provision to meet the
needs of different cohorts of learners ensuring that the curriculum is in line with our Vision and
Values as a school. We believe it enables the ‘right students to access the right courses’ whilst
promoting high aspiration and a culture of achievement. Our decision making around curriculum
suitability is fundamentally based on the moral and ethical needs of each individual student. Our
decisions are student centred, well informed and based on academic profile, rigorous and robust
data analysis, student preference and an understanding of their personal ambitions.

Our curriculum not only provides a broad and balanced academic delivery but enriches the learning
experience of our students through a variety of both formal taught experiences and theme events.
These aspects of our provision ensure that learners develop character and the necessary ‘softer’
skills to lead successful and fulfilling lives with an active interest in learning new skills and knowledge.
Our enrichment programme ensures students have access to an appropriate impartial Careers
Education Information Advice and Guidance.

Key Stage 3

Our two year Key Stage 3 curriculum provides students in Year 7 and 8 with an opportunity to
accelerate their progress from Key Stage 2 by building on their skills and knowledge gained in the
primary phase of their education. We recognise that transition arrangements and communication
                                                 with our primary colleagues is essential to avoid
                                                 the ‘secondary school dip’ in progress in Year 7.

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Our curriculum provides a critical breadth and balance to further develop skills and knowledge:
Key Stage 3 Curriculum objectives:

     To build on the high expectations of Key Stage 2 to accelerate progress to ensure a
      successful transition from Key Stage 2
     To prepare students to access the new challenging GCSE/BTEC curriculum through high
      challenge and aspiration which encourages students to achieve
     To be delivered by subject specialists through quality first wave teaching providing a
      curriculum that is engaging
     To ensure that curriculum delivery for all students is deep and rich, developing skills and
      knowledge acquisition
     To begin to develop a further understanding of the wider application of individual subjects
      within the curriculum for life beyond school
     To relate the curriculum to everyday examples to ensure relevance and accessibility for all
      students, regardless of ability or social economic background

Key Stage 4

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum focusses on skill acquisition in its first year as students enter new
subjects or continue phases of previously studied courses. The flexibility of the Key Stage 4
curriculum provides opportunities for a bespoke curriculum to meet the needs of individual
students and widens the learning experience. Our curriculum provides an opportunity for students
to follow a curriculum pathway which is informed by where they have come from in their academic
life and where they have aspirations to be in the future.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum objectives

During the early stages of Key Stage 4, students receive a bespoke curriculum which contains a
hybrid of traditional Year 9 content, interwoven with GCSE content
To access a deep and rich curriculum which provides study opportunities for statutory curriculum
and protects minority subjects
To provide high challenge through target grades and a culture of achievement which is delivered by
specialists through quality first wave teaching.

At Key Stage 4 (Years 9, 10 and 11), all students study English,
Mathematics, Science and Physical Education. Ethics and Philosophy
(including Religious Studies) are also studied in Years 9 and 10 and
Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance in Year 11.
Students take a selection of subjects in addition to the core, which
might include GCSE subjects and vocational subjects. In option
subjects students currently take three option subjects in our current
year 11 and four option subjects in years 9 and 10. The availability of
additional subject courses varies from year to year depending upon the
number of students choosing the subjects on offer.
At the end of Key Stage 4 external qualifications are awarded from
GCSE examinations or
alternatives approved under Section 5 of the Education Reform Act
and meeting national criteria.

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Careers Education

Careers Education is delivered at Key Stage 3 as part of PSHCE lessons.

In Year 10, work experience is provided for all students. In Year 11, all students have an interview
with a specialist Careers Adviser and have a weekly Careers lesson.

Throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, there is a varied careers programme to help prepare
students for Post-16 courses and their future working life.

Our extensive and successful careers programme has been recognised by a national award, the
Quality in Careers Gold Standard. The school has also achieved the Humber Local Enterprise
Partnership Employability Skills Passport for the work learners do to develop their employability
skills.

Religious Studies

The school is not affiliated to any particular
denomination. Religious Education (non-
denominational) is taught as a separate
subject in years 7, 8 and 9 as Ethics &
Philosophy. All students in year 10 receive
lessons of Religious Studies. The school’s
Religious Studies course follows the guidelines
of the East Riding Agreed Syllabus (2011) for
KS3.     We will make arrangements for
parents/carers to exercise their statutory
right of withdrawal of their children from
Religious Education and collective worship as
requested.

                                           Special Educational Needs

                                           Special Educational Needs are addressed by the whole
                                           school. Students may have a special educational need in
                                           either the short or long term, if anything prevents them
                                           from accessing the school and its curriculum. The need
                                           may be the result of a learning difficulty, a physical
                                           condition or special circumstances. Students who arrive
                                           at the school with special educational or additional needs
                                           are referred to our Learning Support Team. Other
                                           students may have a need identified during their time at
                                           the school.

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The Learning Support Team includes an experienced group of Teaching Assistants, supported
by specialist staff from the Local Authority. Provision is largely made in supported lessons
where students are fully integrated in school life. This includes the delivery of specialist pro-
grammes including one-to-one or small group support, and the use of external agencies and
services. The Special Educational Needs Team hold regular reviews to monitor students’ pro-
gress and parents/carers are fully involved in the process. The SEN Coordinator has oversight
of special educational needs provision.

A governor is also designated to have oversight of this aspect of the school. In addition a
member of the School Leadership Team is responsible for overseeing Child Protection and
Safeguarding.

Students with Disabilities and Accessibility Plan

Initial admission arrangements are the same for all students. As soon as a student with
disabilities is known to the school a process of needs analysis, information sharing and support
will begin, under the direction of the Head of Learning Support. The Accessibility Plan has been
drawn up in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, as amended by the SEN
and Disability Act 2001. It draws on the guidance set out in “Accessible Schools: Planning to
increase access to schools for disabled students”, issued by DfES in July 2002.

It is the aim of Howden School to reduce and eliminate barriers to access to the school, its
curriculum and to full participation in the school community for students, prospective students,
parents/carers, staff and any other stakeholder with a disability. We are committed to providing
an inclusive curriculum and increasing access to the school’s facilities for all by:

      Monitoring the extent to which disabled students can participate in the curriculum.
      Increasing the extent to which disabled students can participate where there is a
       perceived impediment.
      Improving the physical environment of the school to facilitate access for any disabled
       person who has business in the school.
      Improving accessibility of information to any member of the school community with a
       disability which could limit their access.

 The school recognises its duty under the Disability Discrimination Act:
       not to discriminate against disabled students in their admissions and exclusions, and
       provision of education and associated services.
       not to treat disabled students less favourably.
       to take reasonable steps to avoid putting disabled students at a substantial disadvantage.

The school will take account of the needs of students and visitors with physical difficulties and
sensory impairments when planning and undertaking future improvements and refurbishments
of the site and premises, such as improved access, lighting, acoustic treatment and colour
schemes, and more accessible facilities and fittings.

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Towards this end, we have implemented a number of measures. For example, the room timetable
is constructed to ensure that all students can have access to ground floor specialist teaching rooms.
Disabled toilet facilities and automatic opening doors have been installed along with ramps and
handrails. Outer doors have been replaced with a wider version for wheelchair access. The colour
of doors and door frames are selected in line with the Local Authority accessibility policy and
current legislation for the visually impaired. The front entrance has been redesigned to ensure
easier disabled access.

The school will continue to seek and follow the advice of Local Authority services, and of
appropriate health professionals as and when required.

Sex Education

The school has an agreed policy for Sex and Health Education. The policy is delivered through the
Personal, Social and Health Education curriculum. If parents/carers are concerned about any aspect
of Sex Education we would respect their right to withdraw their son or daughter from part or all of
the Sex Education programme, except those elements taught as part of National Curriculum
science. Parents/carers should contact the school for more details and discussion if they have any
concerns.

Charging for School Activities

Education ‘during school hours’ is free and no
formal charges are made except for the following:

a)    the board and lodging aspect of a residential
      activity;

b)    the ingredients or materials for use in
      practical subjects if parents/carers have
      indicated that they wish to own the finished
      product;

c)    the cost of transport sanctioned but not
      provided by the Local Authority (e.g. for
      Work Experience), where the student
      travels directly from home;

d)    instrumental tuition within school hours provided by the Music Support Service. An
      additional charge may be made to cover the hire, purchase and insurance of a musical
      instrument, and the cost of the sheet music.

Remission of these charges is available for children who are in receipt of Pupil Premium grants.*
The Governors may also consider other cases of particular hardship as requested on an individual
basis.

No charge will be made for special events such as visiting speakers or drama groups.

*Information on claiming this grant can be found online or ask the school office for more details.

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No student will be excluded from any ‘school hours’ activity because of parents’/carers’
unwillingness or inability to pay.

Charges may be made for activities taking place wholly or mainly outside school hours. If this is a
field studies visit for public examination purposes then charges will be limited to board and lodging
with remission available as above.

Students who fail to attend to take public examinations, for which they have been entered with
their parents’ knowledge, will be charged for the entry fee.

Where an outside agency or individual is entitled to a copy of some material from the school under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000, a charge will be made to cover the cost of photocopying and
associated administration.

Road Safety Education

The Governors see Road Safety Education as an important part of the curriculum. It is included in
the Personal and Social Education programme and faculties may use it as a context for learning
where appropriate. The school has worked in close co-operation with the Local Authority to
implement a ‘School Travel Plan’ to address safe travel to and from school.

Extra Curricular and Extended Schools Activities
Students have many opportunities to take part in a wide variety of activities outside the classroom,
which cover a full range of interests including sport, music, drama, languages and technology.
Some take the form of a weekly after school club whereas others may be run as a lunchtime activity
in a Computer Room or the School Hall, for example trampolining. Sporting events, such as soccer,
hockey, netball, tennis, rounders, cricket and badminton may take place at the weekends or after
school.
Inst rument al t uit ion, t hrough
peripatetic music staff employed by
the Local Authority, can be arranged
and individual students and orchestral
groups regularly perform at our
concerts and to
support school events.         Drama
productions are a regular feature of
school life; some offer students the
opportunity to perform to a wider
public than the school audience.
Year groups are offered visits to
enrich their curriculum, including trips
to local theatres and places of
interest, as well as visits abroad.

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4     Pastoral Matters
We strongly believe that the care and welfare of students is a joint responsibility between home
and school. Parents/carers are encouraged to contact the school if they have any cause for concern
no matter how minor. We believe that early intervention is the key to preventing many small
problems escalating later on. In particular it is very important that the school is made aware of any
personal, medical or special circumstance that could affect a student's performance or behaviour.
Equally the school will contact parents/carers as soon as any concern arises.

Absence
Good attendance is a prerequisite for success and we place a strong emphasis on this area, using a
variety of awards and incentives to encourage regular attendance. Students should only be absent
from school for a good reason: illness, educational activities or other unavoidable causes. Every half
day absence from school has to be classified by the school as either authorised or unauthorised.
Information about the reason for an absence is always required.

When students return to school after an absence they must bring a note explaining the absence.
An e-mail will suffice. Where students have a series of broken weeks a pattern of absence or a
period of unexplained absence the school will contact the Educational Welfare Officer, who will
follow up the absences.

If a student needs to be absent from school for any reason, excluding illness, the permission of the
school must be gained first. Failure to do so may result in the absence being deemed unauthorised.

Bullying

Howden School has adopted an Anti-bullying Policy and any instance of bullying or intimidation,
either verbal or non-verbal, is dealt with as a matter of urgency. It is vital that any parent/carer who
suspects that their child may be a victim of bullying or involved in related incidents informs one of
our Pastoral Support Managers at the school at the earliest opportunity so that the situation can be
addressed immediately, or alternatively e-mail us at beatbullying@howdenschool.net.

Behaviour

We are not prepared to allow disruptive
behaviour to act as a barrier to learning.
Towards this end, we have a clear code of
conduct and the emphasis is very much on
rewarding the positive with frequent
opportunities for students to collect points
which enable them to access rewards.

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Students are expected to behave in a sensible way at all times, respecting other people's safety and
property. Cigarettes, Ecigarettes, lighters, matches, knives or any other dangerous article or sub-
stance are forbidden on the school site. Chewing gum, personal entertainment systems, bluetooth
speakers and similar items are also prohibited. Mobile phones must only be used in the designated
areas. They must be switched off and put away at the start of the school day and not be seen
around the school building. This will result in the mobile phone being confiscated and parents/carers
will have to collect from the school reception if it has been confiscated more than once. The school
takes no responsibility for any mobile phones or mobile devices that are brought in should they be
lost or damaged.

Any major change to rules or routines is communicated to parents by letter.

A positive attitude to learning is rewarded on a daily basis and recognised in an Annual Presentation
Evening. Throughout the year they are also rewarded through events and rewards.

Code of Conduct

If students break rules or behave anti-socially there are various sanctions that will be given. We use
an in house behaviour system that consists of different stages and sanctions. Parents and carers will
be informed by text message at the end of the day in cases of any behaviour issues. Details of the
stages and sanctions can be found in the school’s Behaviour Policy.

In some case where the behaviour is regarded as being more serious, fast track cases will result in
isolation or exclusion using agreed Local Authority procedures. The Governors may recommend
the permanent exclusion of any student deemed to present a threat to the welfare of the school
community or whom they reasonably believe to be involved in any act or acts of a criminal nature.

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5 School Routines
The School Day—there are five teaching periods, each of which lasts for one
hour, along with a tutorial session during afternoon registration.
      REGISTRATION                                                8.40 am
      LESSON 1                                                    8.45 am
      LESSON 2                                                    9.45 am
      BREAK                                                       10.45 am
      LESSON 3                                                    11.00 am

      LUNCH                                                       12.00 pm

      REGISTRATION                                                12.40 pm - 1.00 pm

      LESSON 4                                                    1.00 pm
      LESSON 5                                                    2.00 pm
      END OF DAY                                                  3.00 pm
      Buses leave                                                 3:10 pm
      Enrichment activities                                       3:15 pm

DATES 2018/2019
The dates for the academic year 2018/2019 are as follows:
       Autumn Term                4 September 2018    to    21 December 2018
       Mid term break             26 October 2018     to    2 November 2018

       Spring Term                8 January 2019      to    5 April 2019
       Mid term break             8 February 2019     to    22 February 2019

       Summer Term                23 April 2019       to    9 July 2019
       Mid term break             27 May 2019         to    31 May 2019

       School will also be closed on May Day on 6 May 2019

DATES 2019/2020

The dates for the academic year 2019/2020 are as follows:

      Autumn Term                 2 September 2019 to       20 December 2019
      Mid term break              28 October 2019 to        1 November 2019

      Spring Term                 6 January 2020      to    3 April 2020
      Mid term break              17 February 2020    to    21 February 2020

      Summer Term                 20 April 2020       to    20 July 2020
      Mid term break              25 May 2020         to    29 May 2020

      School will also be closed on May Day on 4 May 2020

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                                           Dress Code
                                           The school expects parents to support us by ensuring
                                           that all students adhere to the dress code as detailed
                                           below. This policy provides students with a safe,
                                           suitable, cost-effective style of dress that avoids the
                                           swings of fashion and the ensuing competition between
                                           students to keep up with such changes.

                                           Most items are widely available from major stores,
                                           catalogues and specialist school suppliers. The school
                                           jumper with the school badge is ordered through an
                                           independent supplier. If parents/carers have difficulty
                                           in providing items of school uniform they should
                                           contact the school.
                                           For Physical Education, students need to change, at
                                           school, into suitable clothing as set out in the
                                           uniform list in this prospectus. Students will also need
                                           to wear suitable protective or safety wear in subjects
                                           such as Technology or Science.
                                           Uniform can be sourced from The Uniform Shop,
                                           Goole and Schoolwear, Holme on Spalding Moor.

                                           Uniform List
 ITEM                              COLOUR/TYPE

 Shirt                             White traditional, stiff-collared, short or long sleeved.
                                   Shirts are to be worn with the top button fastened and the
                                   tie at a suitable length.
                                   No polo T-shirts.
 School Tie

 Trousers                          Boys: Plain black, traditional, (not too baggy or tight).
                                   Girls: Black, straight leg, smart trousers.
                                   (No jeans or denim, leggings/ski-pants, track suit bottoms).

 Skirt                             Plain black, traditional plain or pleated.
                                   The length of the skirt should be knee length.
                                   (No jersey/stretchy material).

 Plain V neck official school sweatshirt with school logo OR school hoodie with school logo in
 black or burgundy.
 Shoes                             Black shoes that can be polished.

 Socks/tights                      Black tights OR black/white socks.

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Physical Education
All PE kit can be sourced from The Uniform Shop, Goole and Schoolwear, Holme on Spalding Moor

ITEM                                                             COLOUR/TYPE

Appropriate footwear              Boys require football boots (moulded studs not metal). All students
                                  require sports trainers with appropriate ankle support. Astro trainers
                                  are optional. No pumps allowed.

Socks                             Boys/Girls White ankle (indoor), black football socks (outdoor).

PE shirt                          Boys/Girls School unisex burgundy technical t-shirt with school logo.

Shorts                            Boys/Girls Black, plain (a small logo is permitted)

Sweatshirt                        Boys/Girls School unisex burgundy Polyester sports 1/4 zip top with
                                             Howden logo

Parents are responsible for
ensuring their child brings their PE
kit to school when needed. Black
tracksuit bottoms/sports leggings
are permitted at the discretion of
your child’s PE teacher during
winter months.
No piercings/jewellery to be worn
during PE. Students will be asked
to remove such items. Boys and
girls who have long hair must tie
this back due to health and safety
requirements. Smart watches or
fitbits may be worn ONLY in fit-
ness      lessons. Students are re-
sponsible for these and the school
accepts no liability for damage.

Additional notes

              Students should not wear make-up in years 7-9, discreet make-up can be worn by girls in
               Years 10 and 11 (no coloured eye make-up).
              For both boys and girls two pairs of small stud (not ring) sleeper earrings may be worn.
               No Bars. Students should only have their ears pierced during the six week summer holi-
               day.
              No looped or other design of earring may be worn.
              No body or facial piercing of any kind, for example nose rings, nose studs or tongue
               piercing.
              A plain signet ring may be worn.
              Students who wear inappropriate dress may be sent home to change or until they agree to
               comply with the dress code.
              No non natural coloured hair.
              No energy drinks.

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Our School
Transport

Contract buses are arranged by the Local Authority. The department responsible for transport can
be contacted on 01482 395545. The school will try to assist with problems wherever possible.

Although the responsibility for school transport rests with the Local Authority the school expects
all students using school transport to behave in a sensible manner on school buses. Where it can
be established that this is not the case, then the school reserves the right to request the withdrawal
of travel passes from offending students. In such cases, transport to and from school becomes the
responsibility of parents/carers.

Lunchtime Arrangements

We offer a wide range of healthy food in our on-site canteen. School meals are provided on a
cafeteria basis with a choice of menu. There is a separate facility providing cold snacks and
sandwiches. We now use a cashless system in the cafeteria and parents/carers should top-up their
child’s school meal account online or via Paypoint (arranged through the school finance office).
Students’ accounts are charged for their meal selections on a daily basis. There is also provision for
students who wish to bring a packed lunch. All students who stay at school for lunch must remain
on the school site throughout the whole lunchtime period.

In exceptional circumstances parents/carers may request permission for a student to leave the site
for a particular purpose. The request should be made in writing to the appropriate Learning
Managers and students are required to take lunch on the premises.

Students are not allowed to go into Howden to use local shops and cafés for dinner. When
students choose to go home for dinner they should remain off site for the whole of the lunch
period. Parental permission is required for students wishing to go home for lunch.

Student Senate

Representatives of each year group are elected annually to serve on the Student Senate. This body
contributes to discussion relating to aspects of school life and gives students a voice in the running
of the school.

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Howden School

                  71%
                9-4 GCSE grades in
                English and Maths

                  68%
                9-4 Double Award
                  GCSE Science

                  73%
                 9-4 GCSE Maths

                  78%
                9-4 GCSE English

                  99%
                9-1 GCSE grades

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  and ATTAINMENT EVER
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL
 FORWARD TEAM HOWDEN
Howden School
Derwent Road, Howden, East Yorkshire, DN14 7AL
    Tel: 01430 430448  Fax: 01430 432435

        Email: office@howdenschool.net

       Web Site: www.howdenschool.net
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