SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET - Rainhill High School

 
SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET - Rainhill High School
SUMMER INFORMATION
     BOOKLET
SUMMER INFORMATION BOOKLET - Rainhill High School
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

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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’.

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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’

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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:
aylwardl@rainhillhigh.org.uk with details.

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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.

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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

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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

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•   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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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- 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

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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

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