Introduction

Parental Engagement

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?

Parent Governors

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.

Parents’ Evenings

These are held twice 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.

Event Date Time
Year 7 and 10 Parents Evening 3rd November 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Year 11 Consultation Evening 10th November 2016 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Year 8 and 9 Parents Evening 12th January 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Year 11 Parents Evening 2nd February 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Year 8 and 9 Options Evening 24th February 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Year 11 Progress Parents Meeting 2nd March 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Year 11 Consultation Evening 30th March 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Year 8 and 9 Parents Evening 27th April 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Year 7 and 10 Parents Evening 8th June 2017 4:30pm - 7:30pm

 

The School Day

8.40am Learning guidance/ assembly
9.05am Period 1
10.20am Period 2
11.35am Break time
11.55am Period 3
1.10pm Lunch time
1.45pm Period 4
3.00pm End of School
3.15pm Period 5/ after school activities

 

  Learning Guidance Group Assembly Day
Monday Year 7 Year 10 assembly day
Tuesday Year 8 Year 9 assembly day
Wednesday Year 9 Year 8 assembly day
Thursday Year 10 Year 7 assembly day
Friday Catch up*  


*For students who were late for, or missed their Learning Guidance session

On the days that Year 7-10 students have either Learning Guidance or Assembly, students are expected to be on-site by 8.30am. Year 7-10 students not attending Learning Guidance or Assembly are expected to be on-site by 8.55am.

Students in Year 11 need to be in school by 8.30am every morning.

Safeguarding students

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.

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