As a school we work in partnership with parents, carers and families. We know that this is the best way to ensure that your child fulfils their potential during the five years that they are with us.
We offer many opportunities for parents and carers to come into school and are looking at how we might extend these opportunities further. We have had successful quiz nights, charity events and concerts. All monies raised go towards the charities we support and also help to pay for additional, innovative resources for the students to use.
We are looking for parents interested in joining a small committee to help plan other events and raise money for additional resources. We know that lots of parents have considerable experience in this area! We would like this to be the start of a PTA for the school.
Would you like to help organise a coffee event, forum or social event for parents and carers? Have you got a good idea to involve parents/carers in school life?
There are five places on the Governing Body of the school for parents. When there is a vacancy it is advertised widely to parents via letters, Homeline and the school website. Parent governors have found this a very fulfilling role.
Parents' forums have been a great success in the past and are now a regular event in the school calendar. Forums are where parents/carers are updated on specific school issues and are able to discuss and contribute give their views on various topics. Past forums have looked at homework, behaviour, student voice and the school/ home contract.
We also had a 'hands-on' forum where parents and carers experienced the MLE, Show My Homework and MyMaths websites. Check the website and Homeline for dates of these events.
These are held once a year for each group. You can discuss your child's progress with their teachers and speak to the Director of Learning and other staff if you need to. You also complete a questionnaire giving us feedback on how you think we are doing as a school. We invite representatives from organisations such as Family Outreach Support Service to attend. They offer families information, support and advice. They all start at 4.30pm.
|Year 11 Parents Evening||10th October 2018||4.30-6.30pm|
|Parents Study Support Session Year 11 TIGS||1st November 2018||4:00pm|
|Year 9 Parents Evening||23rd January 2019||4.30-6.30pm|
|Year 11 Parents Evening||30th January 2019||4.30-6.30pm|
|Year 8 Parents and Options Evening||3rd April 2019||4.30-6.30pm|
|Year 10 (new Year 11) Parents Evening||5th June 2019||4.30-6.30pm|
Year 7 (new Year 8) Parents Evening
|12th June 2019||4.30-6.30pm|
The School Day
|10.25am||Tutor time/ Assembly|
|3.00pm||End of School|
|After School||Grade Booster sessions|
Students need to be in school by 8.30am every morning.
WWW.KOOTH.COM is a free online counselling and emotional support service for children and young people aged 11 to 18 (until their 19th birthday):
- KOOTH is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- All of our counsellors are fully trained and experienced in working with young people
- We offer free workshops/assemblies with different year groups so that young people are aware of how to access KOOTH and understand what it can offer
- We also offer free training sessions for staff who have day to day contact with young people. This could be part of staff meetings as it only takes around 30 minutes to give a presentation with a Q&A period and this can be flexible
- KOOTH is completely free of charge for both the young person and the school; we have promotional materials available which are also free. For more information or to book an assembly or training, please contact me by phone or email
- Here is our short video on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnOchGNGWNo
KS3 and 4 Learning Journeys
We are proud of the opportunities that we offer our students at Holloway School to not only make academic progress but develop as young people who, as the Headteacher outlines in his welcome note, respond to clear boundaries and a clear vision. If we show our students that we believe in them and encourage them to have belief in themselves, their confidence grows and there is no surprise with what they can achieve. Our students will leave school not only academically qualified, but confident, mature and ready to prove themselves in the wider society. We aim to offer our students a wide range of learning opportunities, not only in the classroom, to nurture and support this aspiration.
Our Learning Journeys provide you with an overview of our current opportunities throughout KS3 and 4, and we will add more as the year progresses. We are convinced that students who fully engage in this journey not only achieve academic success, but they also develop into the rounded and grounded individuals that tend to succeed in a variety of walks of life.â
Guide to Assessment at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)
Students are now assessed using the new reformed GCSE grades from 9-1.
At Holloway School we have redesigned the Key Stage 3 (KS3) curriculum and assessment model to focus on developing the key concepts, knowledge and skills needed for success at the end of their KS4 studies.
We should no longer see KS3 and KS4 as separate courses, but rather as a continuum based on high expectations and challenge for all. We expect all students to make positive progress, across all subjects.
To help you in your understanding of your child's progress, we attach a guide that you may find useful. We hope that will explain a few things that may have been unclear. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
At Holloway School we see children’s safety and welfare as of paramount importance. We are committed to working with parents and carers to ensure that our pupils have a happy, safe and good learning environment both at school and at home. Our safeguarding policy can be found on this website. In order to ensure that your child is safe, we do the following:
- Ensure all staff are trained in issues around child protection and safeguarding.
- Have designated staff dealing with any issues or concerns.
- Keep entrances and exits locked. Entry to the school by visitors is through the controlled reception
- Ensure that all visitors are wearing identification tags
- Have a clear health and safety policy which includes, evacuation procedures in case of fire or other emergency, administering of medicines and first aid safety when taking part in activities away from the school site
- Have an anti-bullying policy and promote a culture where bullying is unacceptable
- Make sure that all staff working at the school has been thoroughly vetted before they are allowed to work with the students.
If you ever have any concerns about our safeguarding procedures, please do not hesitate to contact:
Ms Andrea McDonald - 020 7689 1513.
Ms Rhona Bicette - 0207 689 1504.
General Data Protection Regulations
We value your privacy and want to be clear about the data we collect and process. We have updated our privacy notice to reflect the high standards established with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
How to request information
If you require a paper version of any of the documents within the scheme, please contact the School by telephone, email, fax or letter. Contact details are set out below or you can visit our website at www.holloway.islington.sch.uk
Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7607 5885 Fax: 020 7700 3697
Contact Address: Holloway School, Hilldrop Road, London, N7 0JG
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If the information you’re looking for isn’t available via the scheme and isn’t on our website, you can still contact the School to ask if we have it.