SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET - Rainhill High School
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CONTENTS Times of the Day/Equipment 3 Term Dates 3 Rainhill Standard for Learners 4 Rewards 5 House System 6 Rainhill Experience 7 Wider Curricular Offer 7 Attitude to Learning 8 School Marking Policy 8-9 Independent Learning 10 School Synergy 11 Additional Funding 11 Attendance 13 Behaviour 14-15 Entry/Exit Procedure 16 Appearance 16 School Uniform 17 School Uniform - Shoes 18 Mobile Phones 19 Illness 20-21 Fizzy Drinks 20-21 E-Safety 22-23 Who to Contact 24-25 Stationery Shop 26 Facilities Hire 27 YEAR GROUP BADGES In order to assist staff, particularly Lunchtime Supervisors, in identifying which Year Group pupils are in, each pupil will wear the following colour badge as part of their uniform. YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEAR 11 2. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
TIMES OF THE DAY TIME YEARS 7, 9, 11 YEARS 8,10,12,13 08:50 MOVEMENT BELL 08:55-09:10 TUTORIAL 09:10-10:10 LESSON 1 BREAK LESSON 2 10:10-10:25 10:10-11:10 10:10-11:25 (Including 15 minute break) LESSON 2 BREAK 10:25-11:25 11:10-11:25 EQUIPMENT FOR LEARNING 11:25-12:25 LESSON 3 Students need the following equipment for form checks: LUNCH LESSON 4 Key to Success Folder 12:25-12:55 12:25-13:25 Reading Book 12:25-13:55 Black/Blue Pen (Including 30 Purple Pen minute lunch) Pencil/Sharpener/Eraser LESSON 4 LUNCH Ruler 12:55-13:55 13:25-13:55 Protractor Highlighter Compass 13:55-14:55 LESSON 5 Casio Scientific Calculator Student ID Badge 14:55-15:30 ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES TERM DATES TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 Open Monday 06/09/21 Open Wednesday 05/1/22 Open Tuesday 19/04/22 Closes Friday 22/10/21 Closes Friday 11/2/22 Closes Friday 27/05/22 Open Monday 01/11/21 Open Monday 21/2/22 Open Monday 06/06/22 Closes Tuesday 21/12/21 Closes Friday 01/04/22 Closes Wednesday 20/07/22 TEACHER PARENT INFORMATION EVENINGS: TRAINING DAYS: Day 1 Wednesday 01/09/21 Y7 7/10/21 Y8 30/9/21 Day 2 Thursday 02/09/21 Day 3 Friday 03/09/21 Y9 16/9/21 Y10 24/9/21 Day 4 Monday 29/11/21 Day 5 (additional Day - Queen’s Jubilee) 22/12/21 Y11 9/9/21 Day 6 Friday 17/06/22 RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 3.
The Rainhill Standard for Learners Be ready to learn Reading & Literacy Look for ways you can improve October 2020 1 23 456 78 91 0 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Read each day for pleasure and for learning Spell correctly – and correct spelling mistakes Be on site, on time when they are made Think hard and try hard Be organised and equipped to learn Use Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary when you write and when you speak Always be ambitious, resilient and determined Be smart Use accurate grammar and punctuation in every piece of writing Get the basics right Community Contribution 15.30pm Dance Club 16.00pm Break 16.15pm Art Club Build good relationships with staff and students Get involved in all that school offers Be positive, be polite (enrichment, Rainhill experience, Be safe (including safety online) Show respect to all leadership opportunities, Supercurriculum, Respect the school site and local community work experience, NCS) Follow instructions given first time Look out for each other Embrace new opportunities and ‘have a go’ 4. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
REWARDS & RECOGNITION Each morning during registration, your child’s Form Tutor will check that they are prepared for the school day. Students will be rewarded each day for getting the ‘basics’ right. Form Tutor 5 1. Arrive on time 2. Be in the correct uniform 3. Have all their equipment 4. Have a reading book and be reading during form time 5. Have their Key to Success folder Students can achieve the following rewards: Verbal praise Achiever of the Month House Points Attendance Awards Postcards of Praise Badges for representing school Headteacher’s Award Reward Trips ‘R’ in the Park RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 5.
HOUSE SYSTEM Each student is allocated to a House. This is determined by which tutor group they are in. Students PE top/strip on tie will be the colour of their House. This year sees the launch of our fifth House “Braithwaite”. Some students will move across to this new House to ensure an even distribution across the Houses. • Rocket White • Sans Pereil Yellow • Stephenson Purple • Perseverance Green • Braithwaite Orange The purpose of the Houses is to recognise the day to day contributions to the school community but also to recognise and celebrate extraordinary achievements and contributions through a House point system. Everyone is included, everyone makes a contribution. Events are run throughout the year by all faculties, year groups and Houses; a number include charity work and other good causes. Students are actively encouraged to participate in activities that promote a positive school culture within and beyond the school day, this may be part of the events team, faculty buddies or the local community support group. The House System will drive our rewards system. Students will receive points for: • participating in House events • participating in enrichment/extra curricular events • making a contribution to the wider school/community • demonstrating leadership and initiative • making a difference to others • work in lesson • attitude to learning • Form Tutor 5 Points are accumulated by students throughout the year and during House assemblies students will be recognised and rewarded for their efforts. Further information regarding House Events will be included in the Parent and Student Newsletter. ROCKET SANS PAREIL PERSEVERANCE STEPHENSON BRAITHWAITE 6. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
RAINHILL EXPERIENCE At Rainhill we help guide students to make positive choices beyond the classroom. Students are expected to participate in a range of activities including careers advice and guidance, as part of their school experience and to develop as well rounded young people. All students are to achieve bronze by the end of Year 7 and actively encourage achievement of silver and gold beyond this. The ‘Rainhill Experience’ is a series of planned activities that help to extend the understanding of the wider world for each child. We believe that exposing children to a range of cultural experiences, including religions of the world, performing and visual arts, international travel and charity involvement helps children develop a deep sense of social and moral responsibility and helps them make informed choices in the future. All of our students are required to participate in a range of activities throughout their time with us. Targets to achieve for the Rainhill Experience Award in 2021/22 include: • Take part regularly in an extra-curricular club BRONZE • Visit a place of worship (e.g. mosque, synagogue) YEAR 7 • Take part in an Assembly/Broadcast • Represent your House in a House event/competition • Regularly take part in an out of school activity • Produce a book report for a book you have read- present to your form • Take a leadership position within the student body • Actively take part in a charity event or project to help the wider school/community SILVER YEAR 8 • Develop understanding of financial literacy (Money Matters) • Present in front of an audience • Develop an understanding of how to stay safe online • Help out at a whole school event (parents evening, open evening etc) • Take part in an enterprise activity • Meet an inspiring person GOLD YEAR 9 • Go on a school trip/visit/residential • Mentor a younger student • Take part in a careers activity (careers fair, work experience, visit to a workplace etc) • Contribute to the school council (or a subcommittee, project etc) • Take part in Duke of Edinburgh Award PLATINUM • Complete a mock interview with an employer YEAR 10 • Regularly attend GCSE revision sessions to develop study skills • Be an ambassador for the school • Become a prefect/senior prefect • Help lead an extra curricular activity for younger students This year pupils will receive their own tracker to keep in their key to success folder so they can map their own Rainhill Experience Journey. WIDER CURRICULAR OFFER At Rainhill we want all of our students to have the We encourage all of our students to take part in our wider- highest aspirations for themselves and this means taking curricular activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Award opportunities beyond the formal taught curriculum. We Scheme (Y10 onwards) and the National Citizenship Service have a wide range of clubs, sporting activities and societies (Year 11). Look out for our timetable of wider curricular for students to get involved with throughout the school activities which will be in the Parent’s Newsletter in year. These activities, along with our programme of trips September. and visits, can broaden students’ horizons and teach them valuable skills such as: • Commitment • Leadership • Communication • Problem Solving • Working with new people RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 7.
ATL ATTITUDE TO LEARNING How do we know that your child is making progress? Key Knowledge Across all subject areas, we have defined Rainhill Expectations that every pupil within school should aspire to reach by the end of year 9. This key knowledge is sequenced throughout KS3 to enable us to gauge whether your son or daughter is working towards, beyond or at the level expected at any given time. All of our Key Knowledge will be available on our website in September, along with information about how we will be teaching this in school, and how you can support at home. In KS4, your son or daughter will be embarking on their GCSE or vocational (BTEC or Camb Nat) course. Key knowledge is sequenced using the same principles as for KS3, focusing in particular on areas of the syllabus that we know our students have had difficulty with in the past. We will report progress towards target grades using GCSE grades (9 to 1) or BTEC grades at the end of every term. When your son or daughter reaches Year 12, the same considerations about defining key knowledge and ensuring From September 2021, students will be that this is sequenced effectively are in place. Reporting, given an ATL grade for each lesson. again every term, will be in A level grades (A* to E) or BTEC grades. We will analyse ATLs more regularly and intervene and support students who are Feedback not meeting the school’s expectations. Throughout the school year, your child will receive feedback As a parent this information will be in a range of ways. We have shaped our approach to shared with you on a regular basis feedback and marking based on research to maximise through Synergy. scholastic excellence and independent learning. Low Stakes Testing ATL Above and beyond, 1 exceptional effort/ contribution Low stakes testing is effective in enabling us to gauge whether or not key knowledge from previous lessons has been retained, and where there are any misunderstandings ATL 2 or misconceptions either in the class as a whole or in Rainhill Standards met individual pupils. They take place at the start of lessons, with pupils using their whiteboards to record answers for their ATL teacher to feed back on. 3 Rainhill Standards not met Targeted Questioning ATL 4 Serious disruption to Questioning is a very important part of how we assess the learning effectiveness of learning in the classroom. Throughout every lesson, teachers will direct carefully constructed questions to individual pupils across the class with responses informing L Late to school/lesson teaching that lesson or next, or highlighting where additional individual support maybe needed. 8. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
SCHOOL MARKING POLICY Peer Marking There will be a mix of short and long response questions This is routine expectation within a sequence of lessons and will enable pupils to review a partner’s learning in Spelling, punctuation, grammar will be tested in all order to reflect on their own. Again, this is a strategy tests designed to encourage independent learning and foster a sense of scholastic excellence. Reading skills will be tested in all tests In-class Assessments Research supports our assertion that the effectiveness of any marked work lies with the quality of feedback. These take place twice a half term (English, Maths Pupils will receive details of how and where they have and Science) and once a half term (other subjects) at done well and what they are expected to do as ‘next KS3 and twice a half term at KS4 and 5. We will test steps’ in order to address any areas for development. the learning that has taken place in the immediately preceding period. These tests, along with the end of Annual Summative Test year tests, are the pieces of work that your child’s teacher will mark during the year. Written feedback is All pupils will be tested on the key knowledge and skills given to every pupil. they have accessed from years 7 up to that point. We will support your child with revision and preparation Tests are all 40 minutes long to ensure that those who for these exams, which will be held between May and are entitled to extra time are able to receive this during June every year, for all year groups. The outcomes of the lesson period. these tests will inform the following year’s curriculum and will also inform any review of setting for the Every test will start with a section of multi-choice- following year. As with the tests that take place within questions that tests knowledge from the course as a the classroom during the year, feedback will be detailed whole. and all pupils will receive information as to how to efficiently and effectively tackle their ‘next steps’. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 9.
INDEPENDENT LEARNING (Homework) in Years 7 to 11 As we continue to pursue excellence in everything that we This could mean prior reading of a text, or completion of an do, our key priority is to equip all of our pupils with excellent activity that leads into a lesson, or watching a clip to prepare academic knowledge, cultural capital and skills. Fundamental for a lesson. to this is an ability to work independently with resilience and tenacity; a real desire to succeed and be confident in applying In order to avoid a child getting ‘swamped’ on any one night, knowledge acquired in class to problems and situations whilst we do publish a homework timetable in September. This at home. will be sent home and will appear on the school website. Homework in 2021/22 will be set via our new ‘Synergy’ system With this in mind, we do expect homework to be set by and details of this will be sent to you over summer. teachers and completed by all pupils. Feedback on homework will be verbal or peer marked or, Homework set will be relevant and designed to embed and in the case of flipped learning, will form part of the learning consolidate what has been learnt in school. The length of time within a lesson. Please see the section ‘How do we know your expected on each piece of work will depend on which year child is making progress’ for details of when we formally mark your child is in and can vary from 30 minutes in Year 7 to an work. hour or so in Year 11. Any questions about homework should, in the first instance, Increasingly, we will be setting ‘flipped learning’ for our pupils be directed through to your son or daughter’s class teacher. whereby homework is in the form of preparing for a lesson. As a parent, what is my responsi- What is the school’s responsibility? What is my child’s responsibility? bility? To help your son or daughter to ac- quire good learning habits in giving To review homework set on Synergy To publish a fair and equitable them space and a quiet place in on a daily basis homework timetable that is ad- which to work hered to by all teachers ‘Be ready to Learn’ ‘…ensure a distraction free work- space’ To check with Synergy on a daily To complete every piece of home- basis and support your child in man- To set homework that is challeng- work to the required, and the Rain- aging their independent learning ing, interesting and builds on the hill, standard schedule learning in class ‘Look for ways you can improve’ ‘Check your child’s ‘Synergy’ daily To encourage your child to raise any To complete every piece of home- concerns that they have to the class To ensure that all pupils under- work in time, giving it in on or teacher before you get in touch stand what they need to do and the before the due-date standard that is required ‘Let the school know if you have ‘Think hard and try hard’ any concerns about your child’ To work with your child to ensure that they complete all work to an To give feedback on homework To find their teacher before the excellent standard [see note above on what ‘feedback’ due-date and ask for help if there is means] anything they don’t understand. ‘Support your child and the school in following the Rainhill Standards’ 10. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
SCHOOL SYNERGY & FUNDING Rainhill High School will be introducing a new parents communication system from September 2021. We have partnered with School Synergy and will utilise this system to provide a more in depth communication platform between the school, student’s and parents/carers. School Synergy enables parents and carers to have an immediate overview of many aspects of school life, including live behaviour information, daily attendance and your child’s timetable. It also makes it much easier to share information with you. Through the Parent Portal, you will be able to access school letters, calendar and event information as well as communicate directly with your child’s teachers. You will receive log in details and user instructions when we return in September. ADDITIONAL FUNDING Could your child be eligible for additional funding? It is important to give children the best possible chance in life, open as many doors Your child may be able to get free as possible and broaden their horizons. school meals if you get any of the following: Additional funding may be available to • Income Support school to support children who have faced challenges, overcome difficult times or are • Income-based Jobseeker’s in a low income houshold. Allowance • Income-related Employment And Your child may be able to access additional Support Allowance funding if: • Support Under Part VI Of The Immigration And Asylum Act 1999 • They have been adopted from care • The Guaranteed Element Of Pension St Helens 01744 676 666 • They are on a special guardianship Credit order • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not • They have a parent that regularly also entitled to Working Tax Credit Knowsley 0151 489 6000 serves or died whilst serving in the and have an annual gross income of armed forces no more than £16,190) • If your child is in receipt of free • Working Tax Credit Run-on - paid for Liverpool 0151 233 3009 school meals, or has been at any 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit point during the last 6 years (you can Warrington 01925 443322 apply for free school meals from • Universal Credit - If you apply on or after 1st April 2018 your Household your local council) income must be less than £7,400 a Widnes/Halton 0303 333 4300 year (after tax and not including any If you think any of statements above apply benefits you get. to you, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with details. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 11.
YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS FILE A key part of your school equipment Contains everything YOU need to SUCCEED Knowledge Organisers for every subject Key Vocabulary for the year and each subject – and how to use it Timetables and revision timetables Important information from school and from your subjects Notes, Mindmaps, revision cards Revision websites and sources ...and much more • You are given one at the start of Year 7 – don’t lose it! • Your subject teachers and Form Tutors will expect you to file everything you are given neatly and in order within it • It must be with you EVERY DAY and is part of your basic and essential equipment • If you lose it, you will have to pay for a replacement from the school shop - £5.00 • A new Key to Success File can be purchased on the first day. Please bring your old file and contents with you to transfer the information across. 12. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
ATTENDANCE WHY REGULAR ATTENDANCE IS VERY IMPORTANT Any absence affects education and regular absence will seriously affect students learning. Students who have time off often find it difficult to catch up and do well. 90% attendance is equivalent to a student missing one half day of lessons per week or approximately 118 lessons per year. The Department of Education (DFE) has published a strong link between poor school attendance and low levels of attainment. Since the Covid pandemic started students have missed the following: • 70 days in school between March 2020-July 2020 • 40 days in school between Jan 2021-March 2021 We ask that as parents you support both your child and the school and ensure that your child attends school at 97%+ during the next academic year. We ask that you do not book any term time holidays. Our expectation is that all students achieve an attendance of 97%+ Students Chance of achieving 5 good pass attendance grades at GCSE 73% of Students achieve 5 good pass 100%-96% grades. 64% of Students achieve 5 good pass 96%-94% grades. 55% of Students achieve 5 good pass 93%-90% grades. Only 20% chance of achieving 5 good 80%-70% pass grades. 50% and Only 6% of Students achieve 5 good below pass grades. Good attendance enables students to progress and develop socially... • Grow in confidence • Be happy and healthy • Learn to cope with pressure • Achieve your potential • Meet your targets • Make expected progress • Greater opportunity and chance in later life • Likely to earn more • Have a job you enjoy • Make friends • Develop social skills • Have someone to talk to RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 13.
BEHAVIOUR Good attitude and behaviour is an expectation at Rainhill High School. We ask that students do the following: To arrive to school and all lessons every day on time. To be in school every day. To be in full school uniform at all times (including year badge and lanyard). To be fully prepared for school each day in respect of equipment. To be ambitious and work to the best of your abilities. To behave and work in a way where everyone is respectful to each other. To follow all staff instructions first time given. Be polite – For example hold doors for others, have good manners, no poor language eg; racist, derogatory or LGBTQ+ language. Get involved in enrichment and extra-curricular If a student is unable to adhere to the behaviour and attitude expectations, consequences for their actions will be put in place. The flowchart below explains these in more detail: LEVEL 1 LEVEL 2 LEVEL 3 LEVEL 4 Preventing own learning Preventing the learning of others or: Callout or one-off incidents: One off incidents: • Verbal abuse of staff/ • Lack of subject equipment/ • Lack of equipment/uniform • Truancy student uniform • No homework • Damage to property • Assault • Low level disruption • Inappropriate comments • Aggressive behaviour to • Bullying racist/LGBTQ+/ • Failure to follow instructions • Leaving lesson without staff/pupil religious • Eating/drinking in lessons permission • Bullying – including name • Possession of banned • Lack of Engagement • Defiance calling/mimicking/mocking items/substances • Lack of Effort • Poor behaviour during • Misuse of IT • Persistent defiance unstructured time Either: 60 minute detention No sanction issued but dealt Maximum 15 minute class Minimum 30 minute detention. internal exclusion with by teacher and recorded on teacher detention. Synergy. placement Fixed term exclusion • Derogotary language including LGBTQ+, Racist. Detentions will be on the same day where possible 14. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
• Headteacher’s Award BEHAVIOUR • Rewards Trips • R in the Park • Attendance & Punctuality Certificates • Achiever of the Month Certificates • Badges for representing school • Positive phone calls home PUNCTUALITY • Postcards of Praise If a student is late to Tutorial (am registration) a same day • Verbal Praise 15 minute detention will • House Points be issued. • Good Behaviour recorded on Synergy WE RECOGNISE POSITIVE BEHAVIOURS BY: WE CHALLENGE POOR/INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR BY: LEVEL • Behaviour recorded on Synergy LEVEL 1 1 • Repair Conversation Teacher • Behaviour recorded on Synergy LEVEL • Possibly buddies to another classroom LEVEL 2 2 • Up to 15 minutes Class Teacher Detention & Repair Conversa- tion PUNCTUALITY If a student is late • Referral to Head of Faculty LEVEL on 3 occasions, they • 30 minute Faculty Detention and Repair Conversation LEVEL 3a will complete a YPL 3a • Student to catch up missed work detention this is • Class Teacher to contact home in addition to the • Referral to YPL detention put in place LEVEL • 30 Minute YPL Detention & Repair Conversation by the class teacher. 3b LEVEL 3b • Student to catch up on missed work • Head of Faculty to contact home • Possible parental meeting LEVEL • 60 minute SLT Detention (Friday) Notice will be given. 4 LEVEL 4 • Possible Internal Exclusion • Possible External Exclusion RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 15.
ENTRY/EXIT PROCEDURES APPEARANCE ON ENTRY Jewellery & Valuables Non-permitted items will be confiscated until the end of the school day. You Must: 1. Check your uniform: Shirts tucked in, blazer on, lion showing on your tie, no jewellery, headphones or chewing gum. Hair Long hair must be tied up in any practical activity/room. 2. Stand quietly behind your desk: Place your equipment and Key to Success Folder on your desk and wait for your teacher to invite you to sit down. Appearance No make up, false eyelashes, acrylic nails or nail varnish. ON EXIT You Must: 1. Wait for your teacher to inform you to pack away. 2. Tidy up and check tables and floor for litter. 3. Wait behind your desk until your teacher dismisses you. CHEWING GUM IS NOT ALLOWED Chewing gum is not allowed on the school site. It has a detrimental effect on your school environment. 16. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
SCHOOL UNIFORM Official School Blazer Official School/House Tie White Shirt Black Flannel Trousers Knee Length Box Pleat Skirt* Black Knee Length Socks (if wearing a skirt) or black tights (minimum 40 denier) Black socks (if wearing trousers) Black Shoes (Not Trainers) Coloured Year Badge School PE Kit** School Bag (big enough to fit an A4 folder in) There is an optional official black school jumper that can be worn under the blazer, when it is extremely cold. Other black jumpers are not permitted. ...a pupil does not have the correct uniform? A school version will be offered to borrow for the day and a letter sent Stage 1 home to parents. Parents will be contacted and arrangements made to bring the correct Stage 2 uniform into school. He/she will be given a detention or spend time in Internal Exclusion until Stage 3 correct uniform is worn. If you need support and are eligible for free school meals, please contact the school as support is available. *SKIRTS Over the very recent past, post-lockdown, girls’ skirts have increasingly been worn above the knee. In some cases, this has been taken to the excess. Please ensure that the skirts are box pleat and knee length. **PE KIT EXPECTATIONS The PE kit is part of your child’s school uniform and the correct kit needs to be worn. We fully suggest that your son/daughter brings their fleece to every lesson as this will be the only outer layer they are permitted to. Along with their t-shirt, shorts and socks girls can wear ALL BLACK leggings that can be purchased from school and boys can bring ALL BLACK tracksuit bottoms (in the event of very cold weather). A black base layer can be worn under T shirts and shorts again, in the event of cold weather. DANCE Key stage 3 dancers- expected to wear school uniform and remove ties, shoes, socks and blazers. Key stage 4 dancers- expected to wear PE kit and bare feet, or leggings and a t-shirt. No cropped tops. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 17.
SCHOOL UNIFORM - PERMITTED SHOES SHOES WITH BOWS Commonly worn boys’ shoe during 2020/21 Kicker Troiko Lace 18. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
Why Mobile Phones are not permitted in School MOBILE PHONES Recently there has been much debate nationally regarding the use of mobile technology and the perceived detrimental impact on students learning and their mental and physical well-being. Mobile phones are not permitted to be used, seen or turned on when students are on the school site. This means that they must not been seen from ‘door to door’. As a school we have a responsibility to ensure that students are safe. Mobile technology can be of enormous benefit to us all, you only need to look at how we have all heavily relied on it to keep connected during lockdown. But it is important that as school we explore the detrimental effects it can have on our students. Impact on mental health Reduced physical socialisation Increase exposure to cyberbullying Distractions that it can create Impact on learning in the classroom Young people becoming over reliant on mobile technology • Parent must collect, remains in school office until this point • Upon collection of the phone, parents will meet with your child’s Year 1st Confiscation Student Manager or Year Progress Leader • A letter detailing next steps will be issued • 1-day internal exclusion • Parent must collect, remains in office property until this point 2nd Confiscation • Parent meets with Key Stage Progress Leader • Student no longer permitted to bring phone on site • A letter detailing next steps will be issued • 2-day internal exclusion • Parent must collect, remains in office property until this point 3rd Confiscation • Parent meets with Key Stage Progress Leader • Student no longer permitted to bring phone on site • A letter detailing next steps will be issued • 1-day fixed term exclusion 4th Confiscation • Reintegration meeting with Mrs Munro, Deputy Headteacher • Next steps discussed • Our Home School Agreement outlines the need to follow and supports school policy. • A phone will only be returned to a parent as part of a meeting, not to a child. • Once confiscated, the mobile phone will remain in the school office until collected by the parent. • Following lockdown, we must ensure we return to strong learning routines. Mobile phones can be a form of distraction. The school will implement this policy rigorously. • Your child’s Form Tutor will go through the expectations with them on the first day back, so they are clear about expectations. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 19.
ILLNESS If you are sick, your child still needs to Parent attend. Your illness should not excuse your is Sick child from attending school. If your child is able to participate in school Cold activities send them into school. Ensure Symptoms your child stays hydrated. There are many causes and most are due to Tonsillitis viruses and do not need antibiotics. Your child should attend school, following Head Lice the completion of the initial treatment for head lice. Your child should attend. Please contact Conjunctivis your doctor if you think your child needs medication. Your child should attend school. A copy of Chronic your child’s care plan should be given into Disease school, along with the required medication. School staff are trained to assist your child with their needs. If menstrual issues are severe and impacting on your daughters’ ability to Menstrual attend school, consult your health care Issues provider and continue to send your daughter to school. Breaks, If your child is struggling with movement Strains & round the school/on crutches they will be Sprains accommodated in a lower ground classroom Your child is to attend school. Try to determine what is causing the changes. Child doesn’t Talk to your child’s linked pastoral team and want to go to consult a health care provider. It may be School as a result of a range of issues. Keeping a child off school can make the return harder for them. FIZZY DRINKS Fizzy drinks are not permitted in school. If a student is seen with one, it will be taken from them, disposed of and reported to the Year Student Manager. Stage 1 Year Student Manager contacts Parents. Stage 2 After school detention. Year Student Manager meets with Parents. Drinking fizzy/energy drinks that are high in caffeine do not help students settle in classrooms and do not support good behaviour for learning, achievement will be affected by poor concentration. 20. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
ILLNESS If positive, isolate at home. Follow school The child has Covid Covid Covid guidance. Symptoms Keep your child at home until 48 hours Vomiting have passed after your child has stopped and/or vomiting and/or diarrhoea. Diarrhoea If the rash spreads quickly, has open Rash with wounds or is not healing, consult your Fever doctor. Keep your child at home until your doctor Vaccine has determined that your child is no longer preventable contagious. diseases Keep your child at home for the first 24 Strep hours after starting antibiotics. Your child Throat can attend school from the second day. Until affected areas are crusted and healed, or 48 hours after commencing antibiotics Impetigo treatment. If your child has a high temperature, keep them at home and consult your doctor. Fever What’s the problem? Dentists state that they are the biggest factor in tooth erosion that can lead to pain, decay and disfigurement of teeth. Health Studies have linked high consumption to certain types of cancer. There is a link between high sugar consumption and Type 2 Diabetes. They are highly calorific and can lead to weight gain/obesity. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 21.
E-SAFETY The school has took the decision not to allow the use of arise in the evenings, weekends and during the school mobile phones. holidays. The school is not responsible for your child at these times. The internet is a growing phenomenon that we all use in the technology driven society that we live in. It gives us Rainhill High School are dealing with too many social the opportunity to develop a wealth of knowledge about networking issues distracting from our core purpose. everything we ever need to know or find out. Parents play an integral part. Unfortunately it comes with its pitfalls too: You can help protect your child by accessing the • Your child is at risk if they do not know how to keep following: themselves safe online. • Visit the school website Parent Zone/Help & • Your child is at risk if you do not know how to keep Support/Internet Safety. them safe online. • Attend the parent’s E Safety workshops on Tuesday We ask that you work with us in partnership to ensure 8th February 2022 – Safer Internet Day (See Next that your child is as safe as possible when using the Page). internet. • Contact your internet provider to set up restrictions/ Many issues that we deal with in school often start monitoring. outside of school via social networking. These issues E-SAFETY FOCUS YEAR 7 KEY DATES During first half term Personal safety & wellbeing ANTI-BULLYING WEEK From 15th November 2021 ANTI-BULLYING DAY 23rd November 2021 SAFER INTERNET DAY 8th February 2022 It is important that we continue to develop students Students will receive the following information: understanding of E Safety and keeping safe online is a key focus in PSHE/Registration/Assemblies during Year 7. • How to keep safe online • Applying settings on social networking sites • E Safety and the Law • What to do if you feel threatened online • Only communicating with people you know 22. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
- Keep personal stuff private - Block nasty messages/links - If anything upsets you tell an adult - Located on school website KEEP SAFE WHEN ONLINE RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 23.
PASTORAL STRUCTURE WHO TO CONTACT PASTORAL STRUCTURE MRS L MUNRO DEPUTY HEADTEACHER Personal Development, Behaviour & Welfare MRS A HEALEY MRS D PARRY SAFEGUARDING SENCO MR R SHOEBRIDGE MR M GILES KS3 PROGRESS LEADER KS4 PROGRESS LEADER MR R SHOEBRIDGE MISS L RANGEL MS J WEST MRS C HASELDEN MR M GILES YPL Year YPL Year 77 YPL Year YPL Year 88 YPL Year9 9 YPL Year YPL Year10 YPL Year 11 YPL YPLYear 10 Year 11 MRS V QUIRK MRS H FOSTER MISS F SEDDON MRS L MARTIN MISS N GORDON YSM YSM Year Year 77 YSM Year 8 YSM Year 9 YSM Year 10 YSM Year 11 YSM Year 8 YSM Year 9 YSM Year 11 YSM Year 10 WHO TO CONTACT YSM YPL KSPL DEPUTY YEAR YEAR KEY STAGE HEADTEACHER STUDENT PROGRESS PROGRESS MANAGER LEADER LEADERS First point of Progress contact Attainment Attendance Curriculum Issues Behaviour Student Concerns MRS A HEALEY - CHILD PROTECTION & SAFEGUARDING CONCERNS 24. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
WHO TO CONTACT Pastoral Queries Curriculum Queries Stage 1 Form Tutor Stage 1 Subject Teachers Stage 2 Year Student Manager Stage 2 Head of Department Stage 3 Year Progress Leader Stage 3 Deputy Headteacher Mr A McKeegan Stage 4 Key Stage Progress Leaders KS3 – Mr Shoebridge/ KS4 – Mr Giles Stage 4 Headteacher Stage 5 Deputy Headteacher Mrs J Thorogood Mrs L Munro Heads of Faculty and Heads of Stage 6 Headteacher Department in 2021/22 are: Mrs J Thorogood Miss Dickman Head of English Faculty Mr Rimmer Head of Mathematics Faculty Miss Robinson Head of Science Faculty Dr Gordon Head of Biology Miss Hesketh Head of Chemistry Mr Hurst Head of Physics Mr Procter Head of History Mrs Parkinson Head of Humanities Faculty & Geography Mr Ernest Head of RE Miss Johnson Head of Computer Science Mr Jarvis Head of Social Sciences Faculty Miss D’Anna Head of Languages Faculty Mr Bennett Head of Visual Art & Design Technology Faculty Mrs Bolland Head of Food Studies Mrs McCann Head of Performing Arts Mr Rachi Head of PE Faculty Ms Bryant Head of PSHE & Citizenship Mrs Parry SENCO Rainhill Sixth Staff Director of Rainhill Sixth Mr Cunningham Pastoral Manager Mrs Anders Progress Manager Miss Banks Administration Officer Mrs Hughes RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET 25.
STATIONERY SHOP The following items can be purchased from Student Services: Rubber Pen black/blue/purple/red Pencil Ruler Sharpener Protractor Highlighter Compass Pencil Case Colouring Pencils Maths Set Small Colouring Pens Large Colouring Pens Key to Success Folder Casio Scientific Calculator 26. RAINHILL HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET
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