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Clevedon School Student Focused Achievement

Clevedon School Valley Road Clevedon North Somerset BS21 6AH Tel: 01275 876744 Email: office@clevedonschool.org.uk www.clevedonschool.org.uk

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Academic Mentoring Days and Parents’ Evenings Attendance Books

USEFUL CONTACTS For quick and easy future reference, use this space to record any information relating to your child’s school life. For example; Tutor’s contact details, extra-curricular activities etc.

Switchboard – 01275 876744

Website – www.clevedonschool.org.uk

Bullying Cashless Catering and ParentPay Celebrating Success Computers and iPads Curriculum Discovery Centre Emergency Closure Essential Equipment and Uniform Extra-curricular Activities Homework Home/School Communication Lunchtime Medical Facilities in School Pastoral Care Parent/Carer Information Personal Belongings Policies Reports Sanctions Security Student Planner Student Support Team Trips and Visits Transport to and from School

Clevedon School is a member of the Clevedon Learning Trust. Find out more at www.clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk

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A - Z CONTENTS                            2

Academic Mentoring Days and Parents’ Evenings Attendance Books

USEFUL CONTACTS For quick and easy future reference, use this space to record any information relating to your child’s school life. For example; Tutor’s contact details, extra-curricular activities etc.

Switchboard – 01275 876744

Website – www.clevedonschool.org.uk

Bullying Cashless Catering and ParentPay Celebrating Success Computers and iPads Curriculum Discovery Centre Emergency Closure Essential Equipment and Uniform Extra-curricular Activities Homework Home/School Communication Lunchtime Medical Facilities in School Pastoral Care Parent/Carer Information Personal Belongings Policies Reports Sanctions Security Student Planner Student Support Team Trips and Visits Transport to and from School

Clevedon School is a member of the Clevedon Learning Trust. Find out more at www.clevedonlearningtrust.org.uk

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ACADEMIC MENTORING DAYS AND PARENTS’ EVENINGS

The school strongly believes in supporting each student to help them achieve their full potential. For two days (one in November and the other in March) per year the normal timetable is suspended and the school is only open for prearranged appointments for Academic Mentoring. On these days, the students attend with their parent/carer, or another adult to discuss their progress and set targets. Students must attend in full school uniform. Appointments are for 15 minutes and work is set on Firefly, for home completion, for the rest of the day. Each year group also has a Parents’ Evening where students make appointments with their subject staff; appointments are 5 minutes in length. The evening runs between 4.30pm and 7.30pm and plays a key role in the communication between school and home. There is also an all years Parents’ Evening in Term 6 held with the student’s tutor. Please refer to the school website/Firefly for scheduled dates and for specific instructions on accessing/using our online booking system.

ATTENDANCE REPORTING ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Illness or other absence should be reported on the first and every following day of absence. You can report your child’s absence by either phone or email. Tel: 01275 876744, select option 1 – available 24/7 Email: attendance@clevedonschool.org.uk When reporting, please provide the following information: • Y  our name, your child’s name and Tutor group • Specific reason for absence • Daytime contact number NB: Absence should be reported for all students, including the Sixth Form.

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HOLIDAYS

Research clearly shows there is a direct link between attendance and academic achievement. Therefore, it is now obligatory that families avoid taking holidays in term time. The school will respond to all holiday requests with an unauthorised absence, except in exceptional circumstances as deemed by the Headteacher. Any requests for an exceptional leave of absence during term time, should be made one month in advance of the proposed absence and should be submitted using the ‘Request for Leave of Absence’ form which can be obtained from the school. PUNCTUALITY

It is important that students arrive at school on time, as this is deemed preparation for employment and adult life. The morning session begins at 8.50am and the afternoon starts at 1.30pm. All students should be on site by 8.40am, in time for morning registration. At 8.50am the school gates shut and any students arriving after this time will be walked to tutor by a member of staff. Students arriving after registration must sign in with the Attendance Officer, and will be marked as an unauthorised absence for AM session. If the reason for lateness is due to a medical appointment, an appointment card must be provided. SCHOOL TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES

Term dates can be found from either the North Somerset Council website: www.n-somerset.gov.uk, or the school website.

BOOKS Exercise books are issued free to all students. Text books and books on loan are issued to students on the understanding that they are returned in good condition. If a member of staff is not satisfied with the condition, or the book is lost, then a charge may be made for a replacement.

BULLYING Parents and students often have concerns about a number of matters which they believe could affect students, bullying is one such area. Bullying is the wilful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone over a period of time. No-one deserves to be bullied, and the school will work with students and parents to deal with this anti-social behaviour. At Clevedon School, we take this matter very seriously. Anti-bullying posters are placed around the school in order to advise students what to do. The Sixth Form Peer Listeners are available at break and lunchtimes. ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS:

If you believe that your child is being bullied: • T  ake an active interest in what your child is saying, listen to his/her concerns and watch for signs of distress. • C  ontact the school immediately. Ask to speak to your child’s Head of House to arrange a meeting. • A  ssure your child that there is nothing wrong with him/her. • A  dvise your child to tell an adult in school about any incident straight away.

We also operate a cashless catering system using biometric finger recognition technology. Student’s accounts should be topped up online by parents, so that the funds can be accessed at the tills. There is a £4 daily spend limit set for all students. Parents and Sixth Formers can request an individual decrease or increase to this limit. Separate break and lunchtime limits can also be set on request. Full details on this scheme can be found on the Cashless Clevedon area of the school website, and food items purchased can be viewed on ParentPay.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS We are enormously proud of the achievements of our students here at Clevedon School. We are proud of work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and the achievements students have made whilst pursuing their own interests and hobbies. We look to recognise and reward these achievements through a variety of ways. In so doing, we recognise that we are celebrating what has been achieved and we aim to encourage our students to achieve even greater success in the future. Students are given recognition through House points and postcards home.

• H  ead’s of House will work closely with your child to work out a plan of action.

At the end of every year, each House will have an Awards Evening to reflect and celebrate all the achievements of the year. This is an exclusive evening for those students receiving an award, and their parents, to join the staff in celebration of their success.

CASHLESS CATERING 

COMPUTERS AND IPADS

In line with many of our feeder primaries, we are a cashless school. All payments are made through ParentPay for school food, trips and visits, uniform and other areas of school life. It is possible for parents to pay directly via the secure website www.parentpay.com, or alternatively using a barcoded letter at PayPoint machines in shops around the town.

The use of the internet and email forms part of the National Curriculum, being a valuable source of information and communication. However, there are undesirable sources of information that are not appropriate for student use and unrestricted use of email may encourage contact with inappropriate third parties. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that the internet and email is used safely and responsibly within the school.

• I dentify with your child places where the bullying takes place and work out how to avoid these where possible.

AND PARENTPAY

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ACADEMIC MENTORING DAYS AND PARENTS’ EVENINGS

The school strongly believes in supporting each student to help them achieve their full potential. For two days (one in November and the other in March) per year the normal timetable is suspended and the school is only open for prearranged appointments for Academic Mentoring. On these days, the students attend with their parent/carer, or another adult to discuss their progress and set targets. Students must attend in full school uniform. Appointments are for 15 minutes and work is set on Firefly, for home completion, for the rest of the day. Each year group also has a Parents’ Evening where students make appointments with their subject staff; appointments are 5 minutes in length. The evening runs between 4.30pm and 7.30pm and plays a key role in the communication between school and home. There is also an all years Parents’ Evening in Term 6 held with the student’s tutor. Please refer to the school website/Firefly for scheduled dates and for specific instructions on accessing/using our online booking system.

ATTENDANCE REPORTING ABSENCE FROM SCHOOL

Illness or other absence should be reported on the first and every following day of absence. You can report your child’s absence by either phone or email. Tel: 01275 876744, select option 1 – available 24/7 Email: attendance@clevedonschool.org.uk When reporting, please provide the following information: • Y  our name, your child’s name and Tutor group • Specific reason for absence • Daytime contact number NB: Absence should be reported for all students, including the Sixth Form.

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HOLIDAYS

Research clearly shows there is a direct link between attendance and academic achievement. Therefore, it is now obligatory that families avoid taking holidays in term time. The school will respond to all holiday requests with an unauthorised absence, except in exceptional circumstances as deemed by the Headteacher. Any requests for an exceptional leave of absence during term time, should be made one month in advance of the proposed absence and should be submitted using the ‘Request for Leave of Absence’ form which can be obtained from the school. PUNCTUALITY

It is important that students arrive at school on time, as this is deemed preparation for employment and adult life. The morning session begins at 8.50am and the afternoon starts at 1.30pm. All students should be on site by 8.40am, in time for morning registration. At 8.50am the school gates shut and any students arriving after this time will be walked to tutor by a member of staff. Students arriving after registration must sign in with the Attendance Officer, and will be marked as an unauthorised absence for AM session. If the reason for lateness is due to a medical appointment, an appointment card must be provided. SCHOOL TERM AND HOLIDAY DATES

Term dates can be found from either the North Somerset Council website: www.n-somerset.gov.uk, or the school website.

BOOKS Exercise books are issued free to all students. Text books and books on loan are issued to students on the understanding that they are returned in good condition. If a member of staff is not satisfied with the condition, or the book is lost, then a charge may be made for a replacement.

BULLYING Parents and students often have concerns about a number of matters which they believe could affect students, bullying is one such area. Bullying is the wilful, conscious desire to hurt, threaten or frighten someone over a period of time. No-one deserves to be bullied, and the school will work with students and parents to deal with this anti-social behaviour. At Clevedon School, we take this matter very seriously. Anti-bullying posters are placed around the school in order to advise students what to do. The Sixth Form Peer Listeners are available at break and lunchtimes. ADVICE FOR PARENTS/CARERS:

If you believe that your child is being bullied: • T  ake an active interest in what your child is saying, listen to his/her concerns and watch for signs of distress. • C  ontact the school immediately. Ask to speak to your child’s Head of House to arrange a meeting. • A  ssure your child that there is nothing wrong with him/her. • A  dvise your child to tell an adult in school about any incident straight away.

We also operate a cashless catering system using biometric finger recognition technology. Student’s accounts should be topped up online by parents, so that the funds can be accessed at the tills. There is a £4 daily spend limit set for all students. Parents and Sixth Formers can request an individual decrease or increase to this limit. Separate break and lunchtime limits can also be set on request. Full details on this scheme can be found on the Cashless Clevedon area of the school website, and food items purchased can be viewed on ParentPay.

CELEBRATING SUCCESS We are enormously proud of the achievements of our students here at Clevedon School. We are proud of work in the classroom, extra-curricular activities and the achievements students have made whilst pursuing their own interests and hobbies. We look to recognise and reward these achievements through a variety of ways. In so doing, we recognise that we are celebrating what has been achieved and we aim to encourage our students to achieve even greater success in the future. Students are given recognition through House points and postcards home.

• H  ead’s of House will work closely with your child to work out a plan of action.

At the end of every year, each House will have an Awards Evening to reflect and celebrate all the achievements of the year. This is an exclusive evening for those students receiving an award, and their parents, to join the staff in celebration of their success.

CASHLESS CATERING 

COMPUTERS AND IPADS

In line with many of our feeder primaries, we are a cashless school. All payments are made through ParentPay for school food, trips and visits, uniform and other areas of school life. It is possible for parents to pay directly via the secure website www.parentpay.com, or alternatively using a barcoded letter at PayPoint machines in shops around the town.

The use of the internet and email forms part of the National Curriculum, being a valuable source of information and communication. However, there are undesirable sources of information that are not appropriate for student use and unrestricted use of email may encourage contact with inappropriate third parties. Therefore, there is a need to ensure that the internet and email is used safely and responsibly within the school.

• I dentify with your child places where the bullying takes place and work out how to avoid these where possible.

AND PARENTPAY

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All students and their parents/carers will be issued with an Acceptable Use Policy when they start school and breaches of this agreement will result in sanctions, including network access removal and confiscation. IPADS

The school runs an iPad project, iClevedon. Students are able to purchase iPads through the school scheme. These are for use both within school but also at home with their families. This scheme enables students to use the device and apps in order for them to enhance their independent learning in all subjects and also help organise themselves. Further details about the whole project are available on the iClevedon page of the school website.

CURRICULUM The subjects your child will study in Year 7 are: English, mathematics, science, design technology, a foreign language, geography, religious studies, history, music, art, drama, dance, information & communication technology, learning challenge (skills for life, personal, social and health education and citizenship) and physical education.

DISCOVERY CENTRE The quality of education that is offered to students when a teacher is absent is important to the school. On such occasions students will often work in Discovery where the team are able to engage students in quality learning conversations and offer an impressive degree of support and personalisation. The same level of interaction is possible before and after school, as the centre is open continuously from 8.00am to 4.30pm. There is a core team of staff working in Discovery itself and a number of other cross-curricular teachers supporting the process.

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EMERGENCY CLOSURE In the unlikely event of a sudden closure, due to bad weather or other emergency situation, information will be broadcast on our school website, the school’s Twitter account, an email sent to parents and through local media.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORM

EQUIPMENT LIST

This is the minimum requirement. Many students may choose to carry additional items, such as a variety of hardness pencils etc. Many of these items are available for purchase from the school shop (within the Finance Office). For every school day students will need: • A  strong school bag, large enough to carry equipment and books to and from school. As a minimum guide, it should certainly be large enough to take two A4 ring binders plus basic equipment detailed below. A further bag may be required for PE kit. • Pencil case • Small ruler • Pencil (HB), sharpener and rubber • Pens (At least 2 – 1 blue, 1 black) • At least 1 highlighter pen • Compass and protractor • Colouring pencils • Scientific calculator (basic) UNIFORM

All students are expected to wear the correct uniform at school and during the journey to and from school. For more detailed information and specific examples, please visit the school website or our supplier, Monsoon Marketing Ltd in Teignmouth Road, Clevedon: www.clevedonschooluniform.com All items of clothing and equipment should be named.

Clevedon School does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items of uniform or equipment. • B  lack House Jacket with Clevedon School Logo: There are specific rules about this jacket that must be followed. Jackets may only be removed if warm in lessons. At all other times, jackets must be worn in and around school, except in sustained exceptionally hot weather when the Headteacher will give permission to remove them. The uniform must be smart without the jacket, the optional House V-necked jumpers must never be worn without the jacket. • S  chool Tie in House Colour: This must be worn properly at all times, except when the Headteacher has given permission due to sustained exceptionally hot weather. Top button should be fastened, with tie fully done up, covering all shirt buttons. • Long, Plain Black, School Trousers or Plain Black Skirt: Trousers must not; be decorated or have lacing or splits, be excessively flared/long, “combat” style, etc. No denim, jersey, stretchy or cord material. Any belts should be plain black and should fit through the belt loops. Trousers must not be tight fitting and leggings are not permitted. If a student chooses to wear a skirt, this must be purchased from Monsoon or of a similar style to that offered. Short skirts are not permitted. We do not allow students to wear tight skirts made of elasticised fabric. • White, Button-up, Full Collared Shirt: Short or long sleeves and it should have buttons to the neck for tie wearing; ‘leisure/polo’ styles are not allowed. Girls may wear a fitted shirt or blouse providing it is not tight fitting or sleeveless. Blouses do not need to be tucked in. Shirts must be tucked in. The top button must be done up on shirts, and the tie done up to cover the top button. • P  lain Black Footwear: Plain/discreet socks or plain black/natural-coloured tights should be worn with, low-heel, closed-toe, sturdy shoes - including to

and from school. Black trainers, backless shoes, open-toed shoes/sandals and boots are not allowed. For break and lunchtimes, trainers can be changed into on the school field. Footless tights and leggings must not be worn. • O  ptional V-Necked House Stripe Jumper: This may be worn under the jacket. Non-school uniform House jumpers and cardigans are not allowed. The jumper should always be worn under the jacket, not instead of it. • H  ouse Scarves are available to buy from the school shop. SPORTSWEAR: BOYS AND GIRLS

• Black and Gold unisex Polo-shirt. • Black and Gold outdoor zip top for girls • Black and Gold reversible rugby shirt for boys • Plain black sports shorts for boys • Plain black skort for girls (skirt with built-in shorts underneath) • Black and Gold hooped “Clevedon School” sports socks OTHER SPORTSWEAR ITEMS

• P  lain black rugby style shorts for boys (optional) • Black rugby/football/hockey boots and shin pads; compulsory for football/hockey • Clean training shoes for use in PE lessons only • Gum shields are advisable for all contact sports • Dance – students may wear their PE kit or BLACK dance wear, i.e. Jogging bottoms/leggings, T-shirt. Jazz shoes are optional - students may go barefoot. Trainers are not permitted in the Dance Studio • Optional Black and Gold rain coat • Optional plain Black sports bottoms HAIRSTYLES, ACCESSORIES, JEWELLERY AND MAKE-UP

Hair colouring is permitted, provided it is a conventional colour, i.e. black, brown or blonde. Multi-tonal dyes, brightly coloured and extreme hairstyles, are not allowed. Hats and scarves should not be worn indoors. Students may wear a maximum of two small stud earrings in each earlobe, a watch and no other jewellery. No body

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All students and their parents/carers will be issued with an Acceptable Use Policy when they start school and breaches of this agreement will result in sanctions, including network access removal and confiscation. IPADS

The school runs an iPad project, iClevedon. Students are able to purchase iPads through the school scheme. These are for use both within school but also at home with their families. This scheme enables students to use the device and apps in order for them to enhance their independent learning in all subjects and also help organise themselves. Further details about the whole project are available on the iClevedon page of the school website.

CURRICULUM The subjects your child will study in Year 7 are: English, mathematics, science, design technology, a foreign language, geography, religious studies, history, music, art, drama, dance, information & communication technology, learning challenge (skills for life, personal, social and health education and citizenship) and physical education.

DISCOVERY CENTRE The quality of education that is offered to students when a teacher is absent is important to the school. On such occasions students will often work in Discovery where the team are able to engage students in quality learning conversations and offer an impressive degree of support and personalisation. The same level of interaction is possible before and after school, as the centre is open continuously from 8.00am to 4.30pm. There is a core team of staff working in Discovery itself and a number of other cross-curricular teachers supporting the process.

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EMERGENCY CLOSURE In the unlikely event of a sudden closure, due to bad weather or other emergency situation, information will be broadcast on our school website, the school’s Twitter account, an email sent to parents and through local media.

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORM

EQUIPMENT LIST

This is the minimum requirement. Many students may choose to carry additional items, such as a variety of hardness pencils etc. Many of these items are available for purchase from the school shop (within the Finance Office). For every school day students will need: • A  strong school bag, large enough to carry equipment and books to and from school. As a minimum guide, it should certainly be large enough to take two A4 ring binders plus basic equipment detailed below. A further bag may be required for PE kit. • Pencil case • Small ruler • Pencil (HB), sharpener and rubber • Pens (At least 2 – 1 blue, 1 black) • At least 1 highlighter pen • Compass and protractor • Colouring pencils • Scientific calculator (basic) UNIFORM

All students are expected to wear the correct uniform at school and during the journey to and from school. For more detailed information and specific examples, please visit the school website or our supplier, Monsoon Marketing Ltd in Teignmouth Road, Clevedon: www.clevedonschooluniform.com All items of clothing and equipment should be named.

Clevedon School does not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items of uniform or equipment. • B  lack House Jacket with Clevedon School Logo: There are specific rules about this jacket that must be followed. Jackets may only be removed if warm in lessons. At all other times, jackets must be worn in and around school, except in sustained exceptionally hot weather when the Headteacher will give permission to remove them. The uniform must be smart without the jacket, the optional House V-necked jumpers must never be worn without the jacket. • S  chool Tie in House Colour: This must be worn properly at all times, except when the Headteacher has given permission due to sustained exceptionally hot weather. Top button should be fastened, with tie fully done up, covering all shirt buttons. • Long, Plain Black, School Trousers or Plain Black Skirt: Trousers must not; be decorated or have lacing or splits, be excessively flared/long, “combat” style, etc. No denim, jersey, stretchy or cord material. Any belts should be plain black and should fit through the belt loops. Trousers must not be tight fitting and leggings are not permitted. If a student chooses to wear a skirt, this must be purchased from Monsoon or of a similar style to that offered. Short skirts are not permitted. We do not allow students to wear tight skirts made of elasticised fabric. • White, Button-up, Full Collared Shirt: Short or long sleeves and it should have buttons to the neck for tie wearing; ‘leisure/polo’ styles are not allowed. Girls may wear a fitted shirt or blouse providing it is not tight fitting or sleeveless. Blouses do not need to be tucked in. Shirts must be tucked in. The top button must be done up on shirts, and the tie done up to cover the top button. • P  lain Black Footwear: Plain/discreet socks or plain black/natural-coloured tights should be worn with, low-heel, closed-toe, sturdy shoes - including to

and from school. Black trainers, backless shoes, open-toed shoes/sandals and boots are not allowed. For break and lunchtimes, trainers can be changed into on the school field. Footless tights and leggings must not be worn. • O  ptional V-Necked House Stripe Jumper: This may be worn under the jacket. Non-school uniform House jumpers and cardigans are not allowed. The jumper should always be worn under the jacket, not instead of it. • H  ouse Scarves are available to buy from the school shop. SPORTSWEAR: BOYS AND GIRLS

• Black and Gold unisex Polo-shirt. • Black and Gold outdoor zip top for girls • Black and Gold reversible rugby shirt for boys • Plain black sports shorts for boys • Plain black skort for girls (skirt with built-in shorts underneath) • Black and Gold hooped “Clevedon School” sports socks OTHER SPORTSWEAR ITEMS

• P  lain black rugby style shorts for boys (optional) • Black rugby/football/hockey boots and shin pads; compulsory for football/hockey • Clean training shoes for use in PE lessons only • Gum shields are advisable for all contact sports • Dance – students may wear their PE kit or BLACK dance wear, i.e. Jogging bottoms/leggings, T-shirt. Jazz shoes are optional - students may go barefoot. Trainers are not permitted in the Dance Studio • Optional Black and Gold rain coat • Optional plain Black sports bottoms HAIRSTYLES, ACCESSORIES, JEWELLERY AND MAKE-UP

Hair colouring is permitted, provided it is a conventional colour, i.e. black, brown or blonde. Multi-tonal dyes, brightly coloured and extreme hairstyles, are not allowed. Hats and scarves should not be worn indoors. Students may wear a maximum of two small stud earrings in each earlobe, a watch and no other jewellery. No body

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or facial piercing is allowed. Discreet make-up is allowed. Nail polish and false/ acrylic nails are not allowed and must be removed. OUTDOOR CLOTHING

The black jacket together with an optional v-necked jumper, will afford a high degree of warmth. Parents may consider that only a light rain jacket would be considered necessary on top of the black school jacket. If a coat is worn, it should be plain and smart, and have no clearly visible logo. Denim and leather coats should not be worn. Outdoor coats must not be worn in the school building. If any student does not temporarily have correct uniform we will endeavour to supply a replacement item of clothing or footwear on loan for the day. If it is not possible to find a replacement item, they should get a note from their Tutor who will check uniform daily.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CLUBS

Many musical, sporting and other clubs/ activities take place after school and at break and lunchtimes. We encourage students to become involved in extracurricular activities and to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer. Information on all clubs and activities on offer can be found in Firefly. MUSIC

Music tuition is available to all students. If your child is interested in taking up, or continuing, instrumental tuition please contact the music department for further information.

HOMEWORK Working independently away from the classroom is one of the key skills we develop at Clevedon School. Hence students in Years 7-9 will be set homework to complement their studies.

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Homework can take many forms including: • E  xtended project work (often in an area the students have chosen) • E  xtension activities that build on the lesson • R  einforcement activities to make sure learning is embedded • R  evision and preparation for an assessment All homework is issued by teachers via Firefly and is available for everyone at home to view. It can also be written in Progress Planners by the students. Homework is issued to aid the development of valuable study skills as well as promoting self-discipline for later years and the demands of GCSE courses. Years 10-13 will be set independent learning by their class teacher to reflect the demands of the course.

HOME/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION FIREFLY

Firefly is the school’s online web portal/ learning environment available on any device; iPad, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android tablets and other devices. https:\\firefly.clevedonschool.org.uk Alongside the Firefly website, there is an accompanying Student Planner App. Students use this to record tasks, see what tasks have been set to them and submit work where relevant. It can be downloaded to your child’s device from the App Store (Apple and Android). Students log in using their school network details, and the school code is: CLEVEDON. In conjunction with this, we offer parents and carers access to our Firefly Parent Portal where you are able to see upto-date information about your child and also be kept informed of relevant school information. You will be able to see your child’s: Timetable, Attendance, Rewards, Homework, marks and feedback (where relevant), Academic Reports (for download). There are also many other resources for parents including copies

of letters home and key information, in addition to all the learning resources that your child also has access to. Please note that a valid email address is required for each parent with Parental Responsibility requiring access to the portal. This must match that held on file by the school. SCHOOLCOMMS

In addition to our standard email system, the school uses a programme called Schoolcomms to communicate with parents by email and occasionally by text message. This is our main method of contacting home as email is particularly effective at ensuring letters, reminders and notices etc reach home which may have otherwise been mislaid in a schoolbag. Please ensure we are kept informed of any changes to your email addresses. SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

We have a school newsletter which is a two weekly publication full of school news, announcements and successes. It is emailed home to parents and is also available for download on the school website. TWITTER

The school’s official Twitter account is: @ClevedonSchool. Follow us for exciting news and updates. Some departments also have their own Twitter feeds. WEBSITE

LUNCHTIME All students should remain on the school site at lunchtime. Hot meals (including vegetarian options), sandwiches, snacks and drinks are on sale in the Black and Gold Diner. The average price for a hot meal, including a drink, is £2-£3. Hot meals should be eaten in the dining areas. A designated eating area is also provided in the hall for those students who prefer to bring a packed lunch to school. Rooms are also available for students’ use during lunchtimes. We ask that students do not bring fizzy canned/bottled drinks or glass bottles into school or these will be confiscated and thrown away. Information about Free School Meals may be obtained by emailing: fsm@n-somerset.gov.uk

MEDICAL FACILITIES IN SCHOOL MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS DURING SCHOOL TIME

Your child should only leave school during lesson time if he/she has a medical appointment. In this case, the Tutor will require sight of the appointment card or a parental letter, at registration. Before leaving school, your child should sign out with the Attendance Officer. When the student returns to school he/she should sign in again with the Attendance Officer. Students should NEVER leave the premises without consulting their Head of House, or the Attendance Officer.

The school’s website is:

FIRST AID

www.clevedonschool.org.uk

The First Aid office is staffed between 10.00am and 2.00pm. The school does not employ a School Nurse and if students are deemed to be too ill to attend lessons, parents will be contacted and they will be sent home. Students should not contact parents directly asking to be collected from school. We would ask that if your child has suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea that you please allow two clear days before sending him/her to school.

The website allows communication between school, home and the community and is continually being developed and updated. Key dates, important documents and information are held on the website for you to refer to alongside Firefly.

The First Aid Officers are qualified to deal with cases of accident or injury and, if

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or facial piercing is allowed. Discreet make-up is allowed. Nail polish and false/ acrylic nails are not allowed and must be removed. OUTDOOR CLOTHING

The black jacket together with an optional v-necked jumper, will afford a high degree of warmth. Parents may consider that only a light rain jacket would be considered necessary on top of the black school jacket. If a coat is worn, it should be plain and smart, and have no clearly visible logo. Denim and leather coats should not be worn. Outdoor coats must not be worn in the school building. If any student does not temporarily have correct uniform we will endeavour to supply a replacement item of clothing or footwear on loan for the day. If it is not possible to find a replacement item, they should get a note from their Tutor who will check uniform daily.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES CLUBS

Many musical, sporting and other clubs/ activities take place after school and at break and lunchtimes. We encourage students to become involved in extracurricular activities and to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer. Information on all clubs and activities on offer can be found in Firefly. MUSIC

Music tuition is available to all students. If your child is interested in taking up, or continuing, instrumental tuition please contact the music department for further information.

HOMEWORK Working independently away from the classroom is one of the key skills we develop at Clevedon School. Hence students in Years 7-9 will be set homework to complement their studies.

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Homework can take many forms including: • E  xtended project work (often in an area the students have chosen) • E  xtension activities that build on the lesson • R  einforcement activities to make sure learning is embedded • R  evision and preparation for an assessment All homework is issued by teachers via Firefly and is available for everyone at home to view. It can also be written in Progress Planners by the students. Homework is issued to aid the development of valuable study skills as well as promoting self-discipline for later years and the demands of GCSE courses. Years 10-13 will be set independent learning by their class teacher to reflect the demands of the course.

HOME/SCHOOL COMMUNICATION FIREFLY

Firefly is the school’s online web portal/ learning environment available on any device; iPad, PC, Mac, iPhone, Android tablets and other devices. https:\\firefly.clevedonschool.org.uk Alongside the Firefly website, there is an accompanying Student Planner App. Students use this to record tasks, see what tasks have been set to them and submit work where relevant. It can be downloaded to your child’s device from the App Store (Apple and Android). Students log in using their school network details, and the school code is: CLEVEDON. In conjunction with this, we offer parents and carers access to our Firefly Parent Portal where you are able to see upto-date information about your child and also be kept informed of relevant school information. You will be able to see your child’s: Timetable, Attendance, Rewards, Homework, marks and feedback (where relevant), Academic Reports (for download). There are also many other resources for parents including copies

of letters home and key information, in addition to all the learning resources that your child also has access to. Please note that a valid email address is required for each parent with Parental Responsibility requiring access to the portal. This must match that held on file by the school. SCHOOLCOMMS

In addition to our standard email system, the school uses a programme called Schoolcomms to communicate with parents by email and occasionally by text message. This is our main method of contacting home as email is particularly effective at ensuring letters, reminders and notices etc reach home which may have otherwise been mislaid in a schoolbag. Please ensure we are kept informed of any changes to your email addresses. SCHOOL NEWSLETTER

We have a school newsletter which is a two weekly publication full of school news, announcements and successes. It is emailed home to parents and is also available for download on the school website. TWITTER

The school’s official Twitter account is: @ClevedonSchool. Follow us for exciting news and updates. Some departments also have their own Twitter feeds. WEBSITE

LUNCHTIME All students should remain on the school site at lunchtime. Hot meals (including vegetarian options), sandwiches, snacks and drinks are on sale in the Black and Gold Diner. The average price for a hot meal, including a drink, is £2-£3. Hot meals should be eaten in the dining areas. A designated eating area is also provided in the hall for those students who prefer to bring a packed lunch to school. Rooms are also available for students’ use during lunchtimes. We ask that students do not bring fizzy canned/bottled drinks or glass bottles into school or these will be confiscated and thrown away. Information about Free School Meals may be obtained by emailing: fsm@n-somerset.gov.uk

MEDICAL FACILITIES IN SCHOOL MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS DURING SCHOOL TIME

Your child should only leave school during lesson time if he/she has a medical appointment. In this case, the Tutor will require sight of the appointment card or a parental letter, at registration. Before leaving school, your child should sign out with the Attendance Officer. When the student returns to school he/she should sign in again with the Attendance Officer. Students should NEVER leave the premises without consulting their Head of House, or the Attendance Officer.

The school’s website is:

FIRST AID

www.clevedonschool.org.uk

The First Aid office is staffed between 10.00am and 2.00pm. The school does not employ a School Nurse and if students are deemed to be too ill to attend lessons, parents will be contacted and they will be sent home. Students should not contact parents directly asking to be collected from school. We would ask that if your child has suffered from vomiting or diarrhoea that you please allow two clear days before sending him/her to school.

The website allows communication between school, home and the community and is continually being developed and updated. Key dates, important documents and information are held on the website for you to refer to alongside Firefly.

The First Aid Officers are qualified to deal with cases of accident or injury and, if

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necessary, parents will be contacted to arrange any follow up treatment that is required. It is important that students do not treat the First Aid Office as a Doctor’s Surgery, as the staff are not qualified doctors or nurses and it is vital that as First Aiders they are free to deal with any emergencies that arise. MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

Students who require medication during school time should take their medication to the First Aid office clearly labelled with the student’s name, Tutor group and instructions on when it is to be taken. A consent form should be completed for any long term medical usage. All medicines and consent forms will be stored in the First Aid room and students will be responsible for attending the First Aid Office to take their medication. Students that use inhalers and/or Epipens should keep them on their person (spares can be kept in First Aid). North Somerset Council advises schools that pain relief, e.g. Paracetamol, should not be administered to students on an ad hoc basis and for that reason, the First Aid Office do not keep a supply of pain relief and will only administer medication held for individuals with the necessary consent forms. WATER

Students are encouraged to drink water during the day, this is particularly important during hot weather. Students may bring plastic bottles in to school and can drink from this at any time, providing that it does not disrupt a lesson or compromise health and safety. There are several drinking fountains for students to use and refill their water bottles at break and lunchtimes. We would request that students do not bring glass bottles, cans or bottles of fizzy drinks into school.

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PASTORAL CARE

PARENT/CARER INFORMATION

HOUSES

The school is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 for holding personal data. The school has a duty to protect this information and to keep it up to date. The school is required to share some of this information with the Local Authority and with the Department for Education.

Every student is placed in one of four Houses – Conygar (red), Marine (blue), Valley (green) and Walton (yellow). Our vertical House system promotes a spirit of competition throughout the year using a variety of activities. Points are awarded to the winners of House competitions and the House that has the most points at the end of the year celebrates with a ‘Fun Day’. All Tutor groups are of mixed ages and are members of the same House. This enables students to work together with different year groups, within their Tutor groups. Each House has a Head of House together with a team of Tutors. Students have the opportunity to become House Captain, Vice House Captain and Year Leaders. TUTOR GROUP

We are proud of the care we give to students at Clevedon School. The vertical House System encourages students, in Tutor groups, to work together across the age range from Years 7-11. This includes ‘buddy’ systems, coaching and mentoring and working together on school projects. In this way new students of all ages feel part of the school immediately and have the support of other students. The Tutor is always the first port of call whenever you have something that you wish to discuss. PEER LISTENING SERVICE

This service was originally suggested by a group of students who felt it was important to support their peers. The Peer Listeners are trained to listen to any problems or concerns that a student may be experiencing. They are available every break and lunchtime; they also patrol the school grounds and can be identified by their bright purple hoodies or purple lapel badges. The ‘Text a Peer’ service is also available to contact a Peer Listener: 07745 212030 or to find out more email: peerlistening@clevedonschool.org.uk

To ensure that your child’s details are always kept up to date, and that we know who to contact in case of any emergency, it is extremely important that the school should be told of any changes to personal circumstances including: • Addresses • Home/work/mobile telephone numbers • Parental email addresses • E  mergency contact persons and telephone numbers e.g. father/mother/ step-parents/partners/neighbours.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS LOST PROPERTY

All property should be clearly named. If any property is found it is sent to the House Office and named items are returned to students on the same day. Unnamed lost property items can be collected from the House Office at the end of the school day. If a student loses any clothing/equipment please also check the Tutor room and PE department (for PE kit only). It is important that all individuals take care of their property. Money should be kept to a minimum and never left unattended. The school cannot accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items. CONFISCATION

Mobile phones/iPods are allowed in school but they must remain switched off and out of sight during lessons unless otherwise instructed. They should only be used before the start of the school day, during break-times and lunchtimes, and at the end of the school day. They are the responsibility of the students. Any inappropriate misuse of a student’s

phone/iPod will result in confiscation until the end of the school week and will only be available for collection by students on Friday at 3.10pm from the House Office. Alternatively, confiscated items can be collected by parents any day after 3.10pm. Other items deemed inappropriate for school, or misused, will also be confiscated and the same rules will apply. There is a separate confiscation policy surrounding iPads, this should be accessed via the school website.

POLICIES Further details and copies of all the school’s policies can be found on the school website. CHARGING POLICY

The 1988 Education Reform Act sets out rules about charging for school activities. The philosophy is to maintain the right to free school education and establish that activities offered wholly or mainly during normal teaching time should be available to all students regardless of their parents’ ability or willingness to help meet the cost. The Act, however, does not preclude the school inviting parents to make voluntary contributions towards visits out of school and, ultimately, the school is dependent on these contributions for visits to take place. When your child is involved in such an activity, you will receive a letter explaining the policy as it applies on that particular occasion. COLLECTIVE WORSHIP POLICY

We attempt to meet the requirements of the 1944 and 1988 Education Acts, as clarified by the document issued by the LA Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education on collective worship. These will be covered through the established pattern of year assemblies and Tutor group activities, which have been approved by the Governors. Discussion with representatives of local clergy will continue. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and/or assemblies.

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necessary, parents will be contacted to arrange any follow up treatment that is required. It is important that students do not treat the First Aid Office as a Doctor’s Surgery, as the staff are not qualified doctors or nurses and it is vital that as First Aiders they are free to deal with any emergencies that arise. MEDICATION IN SCHOOL

Students who require medication during school time should take their medication to the First Aid office clearly labelled with the student’s name, Tutor group and instructions on when it is to be taken. A consent form should be completed for any long term medical usage. All medicines and consent forms will be stored in the First Aid room and students will be responsible for attending the First Aid Office to take their medication. Students that use inhalers and/or Epipens should keep them on their person (spares can be kept in First Aid). North Somerset Council advises schools that pain relief, e.g. Paracetamol, should not be administered to students on an ad hoc basis and for that reason, the First Aid Office do not keep a supply of pain relief and will only administer medication held for individuals with the necessary consent forms. WATER

Students are encouraged to drink water during the day, this is particularly important during hot weather. Students may bring plastic bottles in to school and can drink from this at any time, providing that it does not disrupt a lesson or compromise health and safety. There are several drinking fountains for students to use and refill their water bottles at break and lunchtimes. We would request that students do not bring glass bottles, cans or bottles of fizzy drinks into school.

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PASTORAL CARE

PARENT/CARER INFORMATION

HOUSES

The school is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 for holding personal data. The school has a duty to protect this information and to keep it up to date. The school is required to share some of this information with the Local Authority and with the Department for Education.

Every student is placed in one of four Houses – Conygar (red), Marine (blue), Valley (green) and Walton (yellow). Our vertical House system promotes a spirit of competition throughout the year using a variety of activities. Points are awarded to the winners of House competitions and the House that has the most points at the end of the year celebrates with a ‘Fun Day’. All Tutor groups are of mixed ages and are members of the same House. This enables students to work together with different year groups, within their Tutor groups. Each House has a Head of House together with a team of Tutors. Students have the opportunity to become House Captain, Vice House Captain and Year Leaders. TUTOR GROUP

We are proud of the care we give to students at Clevedon School. The vertical House System encourages students, in Tutor groups, to work together across the age range from Years 7-11. This includes ‘buddy’ systems, coaching and mentoring and working together on school projects. In this way new students of all ages feel part of the school immediately and have the support of other students. The Tutor is always the first port of call whenever you have something that you wish to discuss. PEER LISTENING SERVICE

This service was originally suggested by a group of students who felt it was important to support their peers. The Peer Listeners are trained to listen to any problems or concerns that a student may be experiencing. They are available every break and lunchtime; they also patrol the school grounds and can be identified by their bright purple hoodies or purple lapel badges. The ‘Text a Peer’ service is also available to contact a Peer Listener: 07745 212030 or to find out more email: peerlistening@clevedonschool.org.uk

To ensure that your child’s details are always kept up to date, and that we know who to contact in case of any emergency, it is extremely important that the school should be told of any changes to personal circumstances including: • Addresses • Home/work/mobile telephone numbers • Parental email addresses • E  mergency contact persons and telephone numbers e.g. father/mother/ step-parents/partners/neighbours.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS LOST PROPERTY

All property should be clearly named. If any property is found it is sent to the House Office and named items are returned to students on the same day. Unnamed lost property items can be collected from the House Office at the end of the school day. If a student loses any clothing/equipment please also check the Tutor room and PE department (for PE kit only). It is important that all individuals take care of their property. Money should be kept to a minimum and never left unattended. The school cannot accept responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged items. CONFISCATION

Mobile phones/iPods are allowed in school but they must remain switched off and out of sight during lessons unless otherwise instructed. They should only be used before the start of the school day, during break-times and lunchtimes, and at the end of the school day. They are the responsibility of the students. Any inappropriate misuse of a student’s

phone/iPod will result in confiscation until the end of the school week and will only be available for collection by students on Friday at 3.10pm from the House Office. Alternatively, confiscated items can be collected by parents any day after 3.10pm. Other items deemed inappropriate for school, or misused, will also be confiscated and the same rules will apply. There is a separate confiscation policy surrounding iPads, this should be accessed via the school website.

POLICIES Further details and copies of all the school’s policies can be found on the school website. CHARGING POLICY

The 1988 Education Reform Act sets out rules about charging for school activities. The philosophy is to maintain the right to free school education and establish that activities offered wholly or mainly during normal teaching time should be available to all students regardless of their parents’ ability or willingness to help meet the cost. The Act, however, does not preclude the school inviting parents to make voluntary contributions towards visits out of school and, ultimately, the school is dependent on these contributions for visits to take place. When your child is involved in such an activity, you will receive a letter explaining the policy as it applies on that particular occasion. COLLECTIVE WORSHIP POLICY

We attempt to meet the requirements of the 1944 and 1988 Education Acts, as clarified by the document issued by the LA Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education on collective worship. These will be covered through the established pattern of year assemblies and Tutor group activities, which have been approved by the Governors. Discussion with representatives of local clergy will continue. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Religious Education lessons and/or assemblies.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

The Governors and Staff of this school join with the Local Authority in affirming intent to promote equality of opportunity for all students. We believe that no child should suffer discrimination because of cultural or ethnic background, gender, religion or disability. To this end, we teach units of work which seek to promote a greater understanding of different customs and attitudes, as well as the evils of prejudice and discrimination. We ensure that the books and films we use are non-discriminatory and we ask that parents support us at home by doing the same. We welcome the cultural diversity of British society today but we also recognise that the majority of our students come from a similar cultural background. It is for this reason that the Governors have asked that we lay particular stress on promoting a positive attitude to race and culture among our students. RACIAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT POLICY

The LA’s guidelines include these paragraphs, which may be of help to parents and students: • R  acial ‘abuse’ and ‘harassment’ refer to those situations in which hostile, derogatory, hurtful, insulting and generally negative remarks or ‘jokes’ are made in connection with a person’s ethnic group, skin colour, religious beliefs, language/dialect, cultural background or nationality. • S  uch behaviour may take the form of name-calling or mimicry. This is hurtful because a person’s whole family and culture is, by implication, included in the denigration. Moreover, such remarks are often more serious than other forms of abuse or harassment in that they arise out of, and may reinforce, the racial prejudice. • I n some cases, the abuse or harassment can take the form of, or include, a physical attack upon the victim. • A  display of graffiti and other offensive material is also considered to constitute a form of racial harassment. If you

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ever feel that your child has been the victim of racial abuse or harassment, please report the matter immediately to your child’s Head of House or the Headteacher. We regard all such offences as serious which is so damaging.

REPORTS Academic reporting is an important process at Clevedon School, and parents are given regular updates of their child’s progress. These reports go hand in hand with marking of work, subject Parents’ Evenings and the Academic Mentoring Days in order for home to have a good communication with the school. Parents are invited to contact the school at any stage if they would like to have a discussion about their child.

SANCTIONS We prefer to reward rather than punish. However, where required, there are a range of sanctions which teachers use. Further details can be found in the school’s Behaviour Policy.

SECURITY A CCTV system has been installed to assist with the security of the whole school community. CCTV has proved to be an effective deterrent in helping reduce acts of vandalism and other forms of anti-social behaviour. All visitors to the school site must report to Reception to sign in and collect a Visitors badge. All employed staff will wear an ID badge.

STUDENT PLANNER A Student Planner is issued to students at the start of the school year. This is a key document, which contains essential information about school life, and is a focal point for progress and learning. Students can write down assignments, collate and reflect on reports and their progress, record achievements and undertake mentoring tasks. In addition, it is an important way parents/carers can keep in

touch with what is happening in school. A planner is issued to all students on their first day, however, if this is lost/damaged there will be a charge for its replacement.

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM If concern is expressed about a student the Student Support Team will undertake a diagnostic assessment in order to identify need and plan the way forward. Students identified as requiring support may have access to the following, depending upon their level of need: • In class support • Paired reading • W  ithdrawal to Student Support to develop basic skills • Individual learning programmes You can find out more about our Student Support Team and the school’s SEND Policies on our school website.

TRIPS AND VISITS Many visits are arranged to extend learning and develop thinking in relation to schoolwork. There are opportunities for camping, youth hostelling, fieldwork, theatre and cinema visits, including day visits to places of interest, which are linked to the National Curriculum.

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SCHOOL BUSES

we want to ensure that all passengers are seated. First choice is always given to the younger students with the second choice going to those living furthest away. Seats are reserved and paid for half a term in advance; details can be obtained by contacting Coombs Coaches, Tel: 01934 428555. We also operate a mini bus service to/from the Portishead area. Please see the school website for further details on these services. BICYCLES

Students may ride bicycles to school. Please ensure: • The bicycle is roadworthy. • A  padlock is brought to school so that the bicycle can be left safely in the cycle sheds, to aid security the cycle sheds are fenced and locked during the day. • W  e highly recommend that helmets are worn. However, this is the parents’ responsibility to enforce and ensure their child looks after it during school hours. • P  arents must accept that the school cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage. • T  he local police help us by making regular inspections of bicycles and your child will be issued with a permit number if it is roadworthy. • I t is a good idea to include your child’s bicycle on your household insurance and to register it with the Police.

The Local Authority provides free transport for students living over three miles from schools, some areas of Kenn are eligible for this; please contact the council if you require further information about this service.

• S  tudents are expected to ride safely and sensibly to and from school.

In addition to this, there is also a private school bus service for the Clevedon area. As this bus travels from its base in Weston-super-Mare, the operator is able to offer a number of places from specific pick up points en route to Clevedon. Places on this bus service are limited as

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• S  tudents must walk their bike along Valley Road due to the amount of traffic and congestion. If you plan to bring your child to school by car, please try to refrain from driving into the school premises or causing congestion in and around the Valley Road area.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY

The Governors and Staff of this school join with the Local Authority in affirming intent to promote equality of opportunity for all students. We believe that no child should suffer discrimination because of cultural or ethnic background, gender, religion or disability. To this end, we teach units of work which seek to promote a greater understanding of different customs and attitudes, as well as the evils of prejudice and discrimination. We ensure that the books and films we use are non-discriminatory and we ask that parents support us at home by doing the same. We welcome the cultural diversity of British society today but we also recognise that the majority of our students come from a similar cultural background. It is for this reason that the Governors have asked that we lay particular stress on promoting a positive attitude to race and culture among our students. RACIAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT POLICY

The LA’s guidelines include these paragraphs, which may be of help to parents and students: • R  acial ‘abuse’ and ‘harassment’ refer to those situations in which hostile, derogatory, hurtful, insulting and generally negative remarks or ‘jokes’ are made in connection with a person’s ethnic group, skin colour, religious beliefs, language/dialect, cultural background or nationality. • S  uch behaviour may take the form of name-calling or mimicry. This is hurtful because a person’s whole family and culture is, by implication, included in the denigration. Moreover, such remarks are often more serious than other forms of abuse or harassment in that they arise out of, and may reinforce, the racial prejudice. • I n some cases, the abuse or harassment can take the form of, or include, a physical attack upon the victim. • A  display of graffiti and other offensive material is also considered to constitute a form of racial harassment. If you

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ever feel that your child has been the victim of racial abuse or harassment, please report the matter immediately to your child’s Head of House or the Headteacher. We regard all such offences as serious which is so damaging.

REPORTS Academic reporting is an important process at Clevedon School, and parents are given regular updates of their child’s progress. These reports go hand in hand with marking of work, subject Parents’ Evenings and the Academic Mentoring Days in order for home to have a good communication with the school. Parents are invited to contact the school at any stage if they would like to have a discussion about their child.

SANCTIONS We prefer to reward rather than punish. However, where required, there are a range of sanctions which teachers use. Further details can be found in the school’s Behaviour Policy.

SECURITY A CCTV system has been installed to assist with the security of the whole school community. CCTV has proved to be an effective deterrent in helping reduce acts of vandalism and other forms of anti-social behaviour. All visitors to the school site must report to Reception to sign in and collect a Visitors badge. All employed staff will wear an ID badge.

STUDENT PLANNER A Student Planner is issued to students at the start of the school year. This is a key document, which contains essential information about school life, and is a focal point for progress and learning. Students can write down assignments, collate and reflect on reports and their progress, record achievements and undertake mentoring tasks. In addition, it is an important way parents/carers can keep in

touch with what is happening in school. A planner is issued to all students on their first day, however, if this is lost/damaged there will be a charge for its replacement.

STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM If concern is expressed about a student the Student Support Team will undertake a diagnostic assessment in order to identify need and plan the way forward. Students identified as requiring support may have access to the following, depending upon their level of need: • In class support • Paired reading • W  ithdrawal to Student Support to develop basic skills • Individual learning programmes You can find out more about our Student Support Team and the school’s SEND Policies on our school website.

TRIPS AND VISITS Many visits are arranged to extend learning and develop thinking in relation to schoolwork. There are opportunities for camping, youth hostelling, fieldwork, theatre and cinema visits, including day visits to places of interest, which are linked to the National Curriculum.

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM SCHOOL BUSES

we want to ensure that all passengers are seated. First choice is always given to the younger students with the second choice going to those living furthest away. Seats are reserved and paid for half a term in advance; details can be obtained by contacting Coombs Coaches, Tel: 01934 428555. We also operate a mini bus service to/from the Portishead area. Please see the school website for further details on these services. BICYCLES

Students may ride bicycles to school. Please ensure: • The bicycle is roadworthy. • A  padlock is brought to school so that the bicycle can be left safely in the cycle sheds, to aid security the cycle sheds are fenced and locked during the day. • W  e highly recommend that helmets are worn. However, this is the parents’ responsibility to enforce and ensure their child looks after it during school hours. • P  arents must accept that the school cannot be held responsible for any theft or damage. • T  he local police help us by making regular inspections of bicycles and your child will be issued with a permit number if it is roadworthy. • I t is a good idea to include your child’s bicycle on your household insurance and to register it with the Police.

The Local Authority provides free transport for students living over three miles from schools, some areas of Kenn are eligible for this; please contact the council if you require further information about this service.

• S  tudents are expected to ride safely and sensibly to and from school.

In addition to this, there is also a private school bus service for the Clevedon area. As this bus travels from its base in Weston-super-Mare, the operator is able to offer a number of places from specific pick up points en route to Clevedon. Places on this bus service are limited as

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• S  tudents must walk their bike along Valley Road due to the amount of traffic and congestion. If you plan to bring your child to school by car, please try to refrain from driving into the school premises or causing congestion in and around the Valley Road area.

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Clevedon School Student Focused Achievement

Clevedon School Valley Road Clevedon North Somerset BS21 6AH Tel: 01275 876744 Email: office@clevedonschool.org.uk www.clevedonschool.org.uk

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