MONDAY – FIRST AID ROOM – 12.45PM-2.10PM
We can also help make sure that young people with disabilities, long term illness, or other needs can receive extra support when they need it. If we can’t provide the help ourselves, we will connect you with someone who can.
We provide a confidential service. This means that you can discuss personal information in confidence. We will not discuss your personal informatioWith anyone else without your permission. This includes parents and teachers. We would only pass on your information in order to protect you or someone else from serious harm. Wherever possible we would discuss this with you first.
School Nurses or Specialist Community Public Health Nurses are qualified nurses or midwives with specific graduate level educations, and work with a team tosupport you.
Non Judgemental We are here to help, not to judge.
At Washwood Heath Academy, we constantly want to raise the aspiration and achievement of our students. To support this, we are revising and relaunching our drive to higher standards within the Academy. Many of our students achieve these aspirations most of the time. There are, however, changes to some of our procedures, many of which reflect the views of students
A vital part of this is all students preparing themselves for learning as our most successful students already do. Wewill reward those students who exceed the basic standards outlined below, but those who fall below our expectations can expect a sanction such as a detention or an item being confiscated, to be collected by a parent/carer. We are confident that parents and carers will support this move to expect and achieve the best.
We expect students to arrive at lessons with a working pen (blue or black), a sharp pencil, rubber and a ruler. They will carry their planner and their current reading book. Students of Modern Foreign Languages need a blue, black and red pen and their vocabulary book. Equipment will be carried in a bag.
Students will be allowed to wear their coats between lessons. They must remove them in lessons. Hats may be worn outside but must be removed in the building. A change is that no student can wear a baseball cap on the school site. ‘Hoodies’ and other ‘tops’ which are put on and taken off over the head rather than off the shoulders are not ‘coats’: therefore, they are not part of school uniform and should not be worn.
Students are expected to wear clip-on ties, plain black shoes (no logos or boots), plain head scarf and please no jewellery, nail varnish or patterns/lines cut into hair.
CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK:
Students are expected to work at home each weekday evening and may well, especially from Year 9 and above, expect to do school work at weekends. Homework will either be in the form of work which reinforces or extends learning in the classroom or will be research of a new topic, which they will need to report on to their teacher and/or the rest of the class.
If a student does not have homework one evening, they should use websites such as ‘Sam Learning’,
‘My Maths’, ’SSG Sitesize’ and the school’s own ’Whoodle’, or use relevant text books, to revise or practise their learning. They should have a reading book which they read each day for at least 15 minutes. Please contact the Academy for guidance on this issue if you wish.
In class work, we are setting out to the students the basic standards of presentation and literacy skills expected in exercise books and computer-based work. These include:
• Each student underline titles and dates in their work.
• Each student completes all tasks to the best of their ability.
• Each student consistently uses their best handwriting and presentation, using the equipment appropriately (e.g. a pencil for diagrams).
• Each student checks their spelling, punctuation and grammar.
• Each student takes pride in all their work, with no graffiti or deliberate damage to books, with the understanding that students will have to pay for replacements.
• Each student reading and responding to their teachers’ comments about their work.
The students must not, as now, have a mobile phone or similar electronic item in use or visible in the school building. However, they will no longer be banned from the school site. Students can use mobiles outside the building for private use. However, the taking of photographs and videos is banned. The Academy strongly advises students and their families that it is unwise for students to bring mobiles or other expensive items to school and that they do so at their own risk.
As part of Washwood Heath’s continued professional development and training scheme, the school will be closed on Friday 14 February 2014
We will be holding a Non-Uniform Day on Thursday 13 February 2014 in memory of Ahsan Jalil. All money raised will be donated towards building wells in Syria. Students may wear their own clothing for the day and will be expected to pay £1 which form teachers at morning registration will collect. This is a voluntary activity, so if you do not wish your child to take part they should wear normal uniform. I hope that you will feel able to support this worthy cause
The Washwood Heath Academy Calendar is now live. Information regarding term dates, parents evenings and school trips will be posted onto the calendar. This information can be downloaded to you home computer using Outlook. Just click on the iCal feed icon and then proceed to download.
If you are waiting for pupils at 3:00pm, can all parents ensure they are waiting outside the school grounds at 3:00pm and not in the main reception.
Please ensure that you contact your Head of House/ Guidance manager to let them know so that we work together to support your child when they need it.