Creating opportunities to achieve, develop and excel in a challenging world.
Lea Valley High School
Admission to Lea Valley High School
Charging and Remission Policy
If there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to applicants in the following order:
1. Children in public care (looked after children).
The Governors recognise that the education provided at the school should be free of charge if it takes place wholly or mainly during school hours. This means that neither the students nor the parents may be required to pay for or supply any books, musical instrument or other equipment provided during school hours. However, should any equipment or materials issued to students not be returned in good order, then parents will be liable for replacement costs. The school will also charge for replacing lost or damaged exercise books.
Community Stephen Jakubowski (Chair)
George Reeve Victor Harris Parent
Paula Forgenie Serah Tuncay Staff Helen Roberts
2. Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will be considered under this criterion only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school requested. 3. Children with a brother or sister (sibling) who will be attending the school at the time of proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address. 4. Children living nearest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’, that is, in a straight line from the child’s home to the main entrance of the school (travel by private car or public transport will not be taken into account). When it is not possible to admit all applicants to a particular school within any criterion, priority will be given to those living closest to the school, measured as in criterion 4 above. Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs will be offered a place at a school if it is named in their Statement in accordance with the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice.
Our Vision Creating opportunities to achieve develop and excel in a challenging world
Definition of sibling: The local authority defines siblings as a brother or sister living at the same address on the date when the applicant would be admitted. For primary to secondary transfer, sibling priority will only be given where the older sibling will still be attending the school in the September that the younger child joins. The term ‘sibling’ means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins. The children concerned must be living at the same address. Proof of the relationship may be requested.
Information, Advice, Guidance and Enterprise We believe that all our students should have access to high quality resources to plan their future life choices. We have a clear programme working with external agencies and employers to guide our students into making the most appropriate decisions to establish their economic wellbeing. Our curriculum allows students to be flexible in course choices and to build their portfolio of academic and vocational qualifications. Students are taught how to access information and where to find help and advice as well as participate in activities that help them gather, understand and interpret information and apply it to their own situations. Impartial guidance and specialist support also helps students to understand themselves and their aspirations and ambitions. In Year 10 students participate in work experience. This taste of life in the workplace is valuable for each individual student and enables the school to forge strong links with the local community. Our Aim Higher programme, which is open to students from all years, promotes the value of higher education and has been successful in encouraging all Post 16 students to apply for university.
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Sex and Relationship Education
The Curriculum Key Stage Three
Sex and relationship education is taught through the Life Skills programme with an emphasis on respect and responsibility. Parents will be informed prior to these lessons and are entitled to withdraw their child from this element of the course. In Science we teach the biological aspects of human reproduction in line with the National Curriculum, which is compulsory for all students.
On entering the school, students are placed into mixed ability tutor groups. A student will remain in the same tutor group for five years. The tutor groups are named after sports heroes and each tutor group forms part of our vertical House System. Our Life Skills programme is delivered to students in their tutor groups.
Our vertical curriculum introduces choice in every academic year from Year 9 onwards, which in total enables students to study five option choices over three years at level two or GCSE. Each option subject is taught over one academic year and students build a portfolio of qualifications over this period. Students take one choice in Year 9 and two subjects in Year 10 and two in Year 11. There is a wide range of subjects available and these include both academic and vocational pathways.
Complaints Procedure If any parent has a complaint about the delivery of the curriculum or any other element of school life, they should, in the first instance, contact the Principal. All complaints will be investigated and the complainant informed of the outcome. Should the complainant wish to pursue the matter, then our policy includes the referral to the governing body.
In Year 7 students are taught Mathematics and Science in sets according to prior attainment and these sets are reviewed regularly throughout Key Stage 3. English and Technology are taught in mixed ability groups. PE and Performing Arts are delivered through single sex groups. In Year 7 and 8, Geography, History and RE will be taught as Humanities and as separate subjects in Year 9. Humanities, ICT, Music and Modern Foreign Languages are taught in Learning Groups which are also set by ability. Students will continue to study either French or Spanish whichever they studied in KS2 and our Able, Gifted and Talented students have the opportunity to study both languages. The school has fully embedded Personal Learning and Thinking Skills, which are delivered through all areas of the curriculum. We have introduced Skill Development Days each term where the timetable is suspended for the whole school, providing an extended period of time for students to engage in projects and visits. Our Further Learning Opportunities booklets produced by every subject area for each half term ensure that students have a range of activities available to them which reinforce and extend their learning. Work is differentiated to challenge students of all levels and level descriptors support students’ self-assessment of their own progress.
Students will continue to study a core of English, Mathematics, Science, RE and PE in addition to their option choices. GCSE in French/Spanish will be offered to the students currently studying both languages in Year 7 and 8. They will have the opportunity to continue to study both subjects into Year 10 through their options. All students sit GCSE Maths, English and PE at the end of Year 10. Those who achieve a grade A or A* begin AS courses in Year 11 and complete the A2 in Year 12 or 13, under our Fast Track programme. Our vertical curriculum ensures that students on Level 2/GCSE programmes at Post 16 have access to the full range of subject choices, keeping open their pathway into tertiary and higher education. For students wishing to go to university or wishing to enter the workforce at a managerial level, we have a wide range of academic and applied GCEs at AS/A2, in addition to a number of vocational pathways. Our innovative curriculum design allows students to progress though the curriculum at a pace that is suited to their ability. Our ‘Stage not Age’ approach to learning where students study in vertical mixed age groups has been key to the school’s examination success.
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Lunchtime Arrangements We expect all students to remain on the school premises during the lunch period. We operate a cashless cafeteria service offering nutritionally balanced meals. Alternatively students can bring a packed lunch.
Home Learning Home Learning is an essential part of a student’s education. In Years 7, 8, and 9 students use the Further Learning Opportunities Booklets. The recommended time in Year 7 for working at home is thirty minutes per subject. In Years 8 and 9, it is forty minutes per subject. In Years 10 and 11, students are expected to work for two hours each evening Monday to Thursday and four hours at the weekend.
Student Voice Students are encouraged to contribute to school life and are involved in decision making through our school councils.
Year Group Councils meet every half term and these meetings are chaired by the Director of Year or attached member of the leadership team. The councils are made up of representatives from each form, elected democratically by form members. A suggestion box, situated in the library, enables ideas and concerns from individual students to be heard. Each Year Council selects two members to join the School Council.
Blazer: Plain dark navy with school logo
Student Learning Council This was formed in September 2004 to act as a voice for the student body to report to the Principal regularly regarding how students feel about the quality of their learning experiences. The meetings take place every half term with representatives from all key stages in the school attending. The representatives act as ‘lead learners’ sharing their training with other members of their learning group in order to support progress. Members of the Learning Council attend the full School Council.
Skirt: Straight or box pleat in dark navy or Trousers: Plain dark navy
PE Kit All items are compulsory and are branded with the Lea Valley High School and Sports College logo. White polo shirt
Navy blue shorts
Tie: School tie – blue and green
Navy blue socks
V-neck jumper: Plain dark navy with school logo
Navy blue tracksuit top (optional)
Socks: Plain navy/white (knee high socks)
Shoes: Black leather with low or flat heels. Canvas shoes or trainers are not acceptable. Outdoor coats: Plain navy or black (must not have a non-school logo)
Boys’ Uniform Blazer Plain dark navy with school logo Trousers Plain dark navy Shirt White Tie: School tie – blue and green V-neck jumper: Plain dark navy with school logo
Socks: Plain navy/white
Full School Council meetings take place half termly and are chaired by the Head Boy or Girl. A “cabinet” of members from the different Student Councils meet each term with the Principal for lunch. Views from the School Council will be represented to the Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body.
Shoes: Black leather. Canvas shoes or trainers are not acceptable. There should be no head-wear at all in school. Baseball caps will be confiscated. However If your child needs to wear a head covering for religious observance, this must be plain black or dark navy.
Navy blue tracksuit bottoms (optional)
Jewellery and Make-up Jewellery and make-up are not considered appropriate for school. Only one small earring /or stud is allowed in each ear. No other facial or body piercings are allowed. A maximum of one small ring may be worn on the finger. NB Rings must be removed for PE and Technology lessons, and the school will not accept liability for the loss of jewellery.
Mobile Phones and Electronic Devices Parents/carers can take the decision to allow their child to bring a mobile phone into school. However if a phone is seen or used within the school site it will be confiscated and only returned to the parent/carer on the last Thursday of each half term. The date will be advised in advance. The school will take no liability for loss or damage to any mobile or other electronic devices.
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Enrichment and our Student Pledge Enrichment is key to students’ development at Lea Valley High School, supporting the curriculum, enhancing achievement, engaging students, in the enjoyment of learning. Our pledge is to provide the opportunity for all students to:
Term Dates 2010 – 2011 Term Dates 2011 – 2012 AUTUMN TERM 2010
AUTUMN TERM 2011
Start Wednesday 1 September
Monday 1 September
25–29 October inclusive
25–29 October inclusive
Friday 17 December
Friday 16 December
SPRING TERM 2011
SPRING TERM 2012
• Participate in an educational visit.
Tuesday 4 January
Tuesday 3 January
• Attend an artistic or sporting event at a major venue.
21–25 February inclusive
13–17 February inclusive
Friday 8 April
Friday 30 March
• Participate in an event, either sporting or the arts, that involves either performing or helping with the production.
SUMMER TERM 2011
• Work as a team to plan, deliver and evaluate a project from beginning to end.
Tuesday 26 April
30 May – 3 June inclusive
• Help others through voluntary activities or charity events. • Stay overnight away from home, enjoying the experience of spending time with peers or those in other year groups. The wide range of extended curriculum activities include: lunchtime clubs, after school learning, outdoor pursuits, interschool activities. Each term there are dedicated enrichment weeks.
School Day 8.45 – 9.15
9.15 – 10.15 Period 1 10.15 – 10.30
10.30 – 11.30 Period 2 11.30 – 12.30 Period 3/ Lunch for Key Stage 3 students 12.30 – 13.30 Period 3/ Lunch for Key Stage 4 students 13.30 – 14.30 Period 4 14.30 – 14.35
14.35 – 15.35 Period 5 15.35 End of student day
Friday 22 July
Easter 6–9 April An additional day will be taken to celebrate HM The Queen’s birthday.
SUMMER TERM 2012 Start
Monday 16 April
4–8 June inclusive
Friday 20 July
Destinations Summer 2010 Year 11 Leavers = 220
Year 13 Leavers = 71
Higher Education (deferred for 1 year)
Examination Results 2010 Key Stage 4 GCSE %
5+ A*–C grades (English & Maths)
5+ A*–C grades
1+ A*–G grade
Avg. Points Score
Key Stage 5 AS/A2/VCE
Avg. Points Score (UCAS Points)
Avg. Points Score (DfE Points)
Rates of Attendance 2009-10 Attendance 92.2%
Unauthorised Absence 4.9%
Lea Valley High School
Staff List Principal MA, MBA
Vice Principals Tayo Akamo
Year 9 Rae Vernon
School Operations Manager Tracey Baxter
Assistant Principals BSc BA
Sports College Director of Specialism Stephanie Holloway BA Partnership Development Manager Tim Perkins BSc Athletics and Multi-Skills Community Coach Julian Golding Competition Manager Sue Chick
Mathematics Lauren Edwards
Science Catherine Seymour Technology Pembe Ismail
Juan Fernandez John McIntosh
Sabrina Nayegon BSc
Inclusion Donna Billington
Jamie Slater Paul Turner
John Jones-Alleyne Flo Khan
Thomas Lally BSc Husnu Oyuncu
Christopher Way Adelaide Yalley
Stephanie Holloway Laura Hunt
Sara Mussell Ben Siaw
Tamsin Robinson BA, MA
Behaviour Alison Varndell
Performing Arts Samuel Kornhauser
Dhanisha Patel Alex Raphael
Samuel Fox BEd
Shaun Collins MA
Modern Languages Graniah Douglas BA PE Laura Hunt
ICT/Business Studies John Jones-Alleyne BSc, MBA
English Rohan Cross
Directors of Subject
Humanities Jamie Slater BSc
Year 11 Tim Albone
Year 10 Samuel Fox MA Year 12/13 Ben Siaw
Juan Fernandez Vicki Fielder
Senior Assistant Principals
Year 7 Joanna Tate
Year 8 Dhanisha Patel
Directors of Year
Tim Perkins BSc Sharon Rayner BSc Christopher Townsend
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Performing Arts Ritchie Bradbury
Behaviour Support Officers
Tayo Akamo Tim Albone
Matthew Hall Amer Malik
Andrew Swainson Hina Zia
Technology Aaron Cole
Christine Delargy...................... School Matron BA.....................
Tim Gava BA Dip Comp St................Network Manager
Grace Gooding Anna Houpt
Finance Officer Filing Clerk
Ulker Mustafa........................... Administrative Assistant, SEN
Anna-Louise O’Toole................ Principal’s PA
Paul Trimmer BSc............................. Examinations and ............................................... Data Assistant
Wendy Trotter.......................... Administrative Officer
Cilem Safer Fatma Safer
Linda Williams.......................... Senior Administrative ............................................... Manager
Melek Yildiz.............................. Administrative Officer
Lindsey Eggleton Pembe Ismail Alice Marsh
AEN Mary Affleck
Donna Billington GradDipMusic,PGDip (SENCO)
Alena Demcakova Carmela Kellaway
Steve Forster Music Kim Goddard PE
John Naraine Science
Heather Bateman Library Assistant
Felicity Pegg Technology
John Laing Integrated Services Ltd
Helen Roberts BTech Assistant Director of Subject for IAGE
Jackie Taylor Technology
Laura Tarantini-Amor BA
Ali Cemal Science
BEd, Dip in SpLD
Education Welfare Officer
Miles Astle Technology
Cert in Ed FE
Christine Marshall Rae Vernon
Student Welfare Co-ordinators
School Operations Manager
Mike Dutton............................. Reprographics Manager
Janet Daniels........................... Administrative Officer, SEN
Harry Caiado............................ ICT Network Support Officer
Jason André DipHE.................... Information & ............................................... Communications Manager
Karen Borkett........................... School Matron BA
Anna Boatman......................... Administrative Officer SLT
Lea Valley High School and Sports College Bullsmoor Lane Enfield Middlesex EN3 6TW Tel 01992 763666 Fax 01992 760152 Email email@example.com