Parents

Parents

Welcome to the Parents section. All the information you need is here at your fingertips. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us.

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Term dates

2017-18

AUTUMN TERM

Term begins Monday 4th September 2017 (Staff only)

Tuesday 5th September 2017 (Years 7 and 12 only)

Wednesday 6th September 2017 (All years)

INSET day Friday, 29th September 2017 (school closed to students)

Half term Friday, 20th October 2017 (school closes at 3.15pm)

Monday, 30th October 2017 (school re-opens)

End of term Thursday 21st December 2017 (students dismissed from 11.30 onwards)

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SPRING TERM

Term begins Monday 8th January 2018

INSET day Friday, 9th February 2018 (school closed to students)

Half term Thursday 8th February 2018 (school closes at 3.15pm)

Monday 19th February 2018 (school re-opens)

End of term Friday, 23rd March 2018 (school closes at 3.15pm)

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SUMMER TERM

Term begins Monday 9th April 2018

May Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018

Half term Friday, 25th May 2018 (school closes at 3.15pm)

Monday 4th June 2018 (school re-opens)

End of term Friday, 20th July 2018 (school closes at 1pm)

Bus Routes

Bus summary list

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Route descriptions

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Recommended Revision Guides

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General Information

We believe that engaging parents and carers is one of our main priorities. Global research proves that parents/carers who are consistently and positively engaged in their son or daughter’s learning can have a significant impact on their achievement. Deyes High  is committed to supporting parents/carers in this endeavour, for the benefit of all our pupils.

Communication with parents/carers through a variety of systems are listed below:

  • Heads of year email addresses available
  • Regular reports on progress
  •  Parents’ consultation evenings
  •  Home School Agreement
  •  Parent View (link on front page)
  •  Twitter feed @deyeshigh
  •  Parent Handbook on publications page
  •   Weekly  News Letter
  •   Email/text system ‘Keep Kids Safe’

A mutually supportive relationship between students, parents/carers and staff is the key to our pupils academic success and sense of well-being.

Our policy is to keep parents/carers informed as fully as possible and where issues occur, parents/carers are involved at an early stage.

Parents/carers are also encouraged to make contact with the School if they have any concerns or queries. Each year group has at least one Consultation Evening where parents/carers meet with their child’s subject teachers to discuss their progress.

In addition, there is a meeting for students and their parents/carers to discuss their examination option choices, a Year 10 ‘Welcome to Key Stage 4 information evening’, and a Year 6 into Year 7 information evening, Sixth Form Open Evening, Year 7 Parental Workshops and a Year 9 Option Evening.

Parent Pay

At Deyes High School we use ParentPay for students to securely pay for their food and drink throughout the school day. To login to the ParentPay website and take advantage of our cashless catering facility then please click here.

‘Mojo’, our catering facility, has been awarded 5 stars across the board from the Food Standards Agency’s finding of the recent inspection. Our Catering Team is led by Mr Jones and they serve a varied and healthy menu every week.

Uniform

Blazer Black blazer with school badge

Tie Deyes High School Tie

Shirt  Light blue, plain style and fabric

Pullover (optional) Black V-neck with badge on left hand side as supplied by the School Uniform Supplier

Skirt Plain, black in a formal uniform style

Trousers Plain, black, full length, tailored trousers. No jeans of combat style trousers.

Shoes Black, plain formal style, low heeled, full shoes with no coloured markings and appropriate for school.

Socks Plain, black or white socks. No patterned, fashion or sports socks.

Tights Black or flesh coloured tights

School Bag A school bag should be carried to accommodate an A4 size file

Make up Preferably no make-up should be worn, but if worn it should be discreet

Hair Long hair must be tied back without elaborate hair decoration – using navy or black accessories. Students should not come to School with extreme hair styles or unnatural hair colours which draw attention to themselves.

Nail Varnish & Jewellery Neither should be worn to school. The only exceptions are a wrist watch or a single stuff earring in the lower earlobe. Please note all jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.

Outdoor Wear In addition to the school blazer a smart, plain outdoor coat may be worn. Denim jackets or hooded sweatshirts are not acceptable as school wear.

 

If you have any second-hand uniform in good condition, we would be grateful if you would send it to the reception at school. 

To view the school’s footwear standards, please click here.

School Day

8:40      Morning bell

8:45      Registration

9:05      Period 1

10:05    Period 2

11:05     Morning Break

11:20     Period 3

12:20     Lunch

13:05     Afternoon bell

13:10      Period 4

14:15       Period 5

15:15       End of day

Students will need to be in form by 8:40 to receive their morning mark. Please encourage them to be at school on time to avoid late marks.

Your child’s attendance is vital if they are to make progress in their learning and achieve at their potential at school.

Complaints

Please click here to view our Complaints Policy.

SEN

Deyes High School aims to promote the successful inclusion of students with special educational needs and disabilities.  We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible outcomes for all students whatever their needs or abilities.

The Student Support Services and SEND department work closely together to ensure that the needs of all students are met through a comprehensive support network which focuses on their well-being and academic progress.  We have a strong team of teaching and support staff with a clear vision of the importance of assisting students who have challenging and varied needs.

You can be sure of a warm welcome in a dedicated, friendly, motivated, patient, enthusiastic and approachable professional team.

Emma Wylie  –   SENCo – To contact Emma, please call: 0151 526 3814

Anne Haines  –   Director of Student Support Services

Patricia Graham  –   Lead Literacy Practitioner and Dyslexic Specialist

Contacting the school

Subject queries

If there is a specific query about a subject, contact the pupil’s subject teacher in the first instance, if that does not resolve the matter please contact the Learning Manager of Director of Faculty for that subject.

Pastoral queries

If there is a pastoral query or concern contact the pupil’s Head of Year/ Progress Development Manager

Attendance

If you need to report an absence, please contact the attendance office via the main school number.

Office and finance queries.

If you have a general school or finance query, please contact the school office via the main school number.

When to expect a response

Please note that teaching staff often have a full day of lessons sometimes with break/ lunch supervision, meetings after school and training sessions. It may not, therefore, be possible for staff to return your call on the same day. However, we will return your call within 48 hours. Please note that safeguarding issues will be dealt with as a priority.

Appointments

Parents are always welcome in school with an appointment. We would respectfully request that you arrive early for appointments or inform us if you wish to cancel. Please do not arrive at school and request to see a member of staff without an appointment, as this will very often not be possible at short notice.

We thank you for your cooperation.

Click on the Parent View icon on the left to access Ofsted’s Parent View.