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he prospect of a new school year is always an exciting one. We have a lot of plans in place for this school year and we are excited to welcome all students back on Monday 5 September at 8.30 am.

At Orchard School we pride ourselves on the appearance of our students and the way that they represent the school. I would like to take this opportunity to remind parents and students that students will return to school wearing summer school uniform. This is school blazer, school tie, a white shirt that buttons to the neck and black trousers or skirt. Skirts and trousers should be appropriate for work-wear not leisurewear (ie of a decent length and NOT made to cling to the body!). Shoes should be black and be leather-like, not canvas. This year we will take a firm line on shoes. We are approaching the winter; please do not buy flimsy shoes which cannot stand up to wet weather. Trainers will not be accepted as alternative footwear. (Full list available on the school website here).

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All students should be wearing full school uniform and bring with them appropriate equipment – a pen, pencil, ruler and a calculator. May we take this opportunity of wishing you and your child/ children the very best for the year ahead.

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School policies

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rchard School Governors keep under review all legally required policies. They also respond to change and developments by considering new policies as necessary. To view the adopted policies you can download the documents below. If you require a printed copy please apply to the school reception. Telephone 0117 3772000. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Acceptable Internet Use Accessibility Admissions Anti-bullying Assessment Attendance Behaviour Charging and Remissions Children in Care Complaints Curriculum Disciplinary Drugs EAL Exam Contingency Exams Controlled Assessment Homework Numeracy Safeguarding Special Educational Needs or Disability Sex and Relationships Statement of British Values Teaching & Learning Uniform

To read these policies in full, click or visit www.orchardschoolbristol.co.uk/ school-policies

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Attendance ... every day counts!

Attendance

Attendance

At Orchard School Bristol, we have launched a new way of looking at attendance. Did you know that students with 90% attendance miss on average half a day a week of lessons ... that’s half a year over their five years at Orchard School Bristol! Students with 96% attendance or higher are twice as likely to meet their goals and have the best chance of academic success. We like to celebrate and reward those students with high attendance with special awards assemblies and prizes. Students who are persistently absent are at severe risk of under achievement, with parents being at risk of facing court action. Take a look at the diagram below – you will be amazed to see how many lessons are missed when a student is absent. Maximise your potential and attend school ‌ every day counts! To report an absence, call the absence line on 0117 377 2021.

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Ready to LEARN

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Our PROMISE at OSB: We believe that all of our students have a right to learn without disruption. Last September, we brought in what we call Ready to Learn ‌ in short, a new focus on ensuring EVERY child has the right to learn without disruption. In order to protect valuable learning time and ensure students stay focused in the classroom, we have a strong approach to managing behaviour. Our Ready to Learn policy l Eliminates disruptive behaviour lE  nsures that students understand what behaviour is acceptable lE  ncourages students to take responsibility for their actions lE  nables staff to deliver engaging, creative and enjoyable lessons lR  ewards those who are exceptionally behaved

Our FOUR key rules At OSB, we only have four key rules in the classroom.

1. Follow instructions promptly 2. Remain on task 3. Listen when others are speaking 4. Speak appropriately


FAQs

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What happens if a student chooses not to follow one of the four rules? A warning is given by the classroom teacher. If disruptive behaviour continues, the student spends a full school day in the Ready to Learn (RTL) room.

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What happens if the student refuses to go to RTL or continues to misbehave? Students who refuse to go to the RTL room receive a one day Fixed Term Exclusion. The student together with parents/carers then need to attend a reintegration meeting before starting back at school.

Our REWARDS system: As part of our new Ready to Learn (RTL) behaviour system, we have introduced RTL Rewards where our students are recognised and celebrated for outstanding behaviour in the classroom. When students exceed expectations in the classroom, they receive a ‘1’ on the school system - the more 1s a student receives, the more points they accumulate to redeem special prizes and awards. We also hold termly house assemblies where students receive certificates and prizes for high attendance and good behaviour, and regular rewards trips which our students thoroughly look forward to.

What happens in the RTL room? The student is provided with appropriate work and parents/carers will be informed. What if a student is absent on the day they are scheduled to be in the RTL room? Students at OSB complete their sanction after absence. This includes absence due to illness and Fixed Term Exclusions. How does Ready to Learn affect students with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities All students at OSB are expected to follow school rules so all students can be successful and be happy at school. The Special Needs Co–ordinator and the Senior Leadership Team will take into account a student’s identified special needs or disability when deciding how and when students are sent to the RTL room. Other provision may also be made to help certain identified students to be successful at OSB.


Emmeline Pethick, later Lady Pethick-Lawrence (1867 – 1954) was a British women’s rights activist. She was a member of the Suffrage Society and was introduced to Emmeline Pankhurst in 1906. She became treasurer of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and raised £134,000 over six years.

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Paul Dirac (1902-1984) was a Bristol-born theoretical physicist who made fundamental contributions to the early development of both quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics. He was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge, a member of the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, and spent the last decade of his life at Florida State University.

Children also join a tutor group; we have what is known as a vertical tutor groups which means there is a mixture of students of all ages. It is vital in helping younger children get used to their new environment and our older students often take on an informal mentoring role for the younger ones. Your child’s tutor will be one of the most important people while at OSB. You will be sent a letter over the summer to let you know who your tutor is and how to contact them. They should be your first point of call if you have any concerns. Their contact details can be found by clicking on the relevant house on our website: osb.school/houses Our house system is important in giving children - and families - support in matters not connected to academic life. Our friendly Pastoral Managers are always available to discuss any matters of concern. Their contact details, along with your Head of House, can be found to the right.

Dirac House Head of House: Mr Edmonds p.edmonds@osb.school Pastoral Manager: Miss Pointing t.pointing@osb.school Tel: 0117 377 2414

Dunmore House Head of House: Mrs Hinks a.hinks@osb.school Pastoral Manager: Miss Piper d.piper@osb.school Tel: 0117 377 2029

Pethick House Head of House: Mr Pitt d.pitt@osb.school Pastoral Manager: Mrs Hooper i.hooper@osb.school Tel: 0117 377 2049

Ricart House Head of House: Mr Hurran p.hurran@osb.school Pastoral Manager: Mrs Cavanagh a.cavanagh@osb.school Tel: 0117 377 2031

HOUSE system

HOUSE system

At Orchard School we have a vibrant house system. When each child joins us, he or she is allocated to one of four houses - Dirac, Ricart, Dunmore and Pethick - named after four prominent people with Bristol connections.

Helen Dunmore was a British poet, novelist and children’s writer. Educated at the University of York, she now lives in Bristol. She has won awards for her fiction (the Society of Authors’ McKitterick Prize and the Orange Prize) and also for her poetry. The earliest plan of an English town was one of Bristol by Robert Ricart, produced in the late 15th Century. It shows the inner city, packed with houses and churches and protected by massive walls and gates. He was appointed common clerk of the town of Bristol in 1478.

Heads of Houses Left to right, Mr Edmonds, Mrs Hinks, Mr Pitt and Mr Hurran Pastoral managers Left to right, Miss Pointing, Mrs Piper, Mrs Hooper and Mrs Cavanagh


Background to the use of Biometrics in School

Use of images

For the sake of clarity, biometric information is information about someone’s physical or behavioural characteristics that can be used to identify them. There are many possible biometrics, including for example a digital photograph, fingerprint or hand shapes. As part of our identity management systems we currently record a biometric measurement taken from a finger, but not a fingerprint image. The information is stored in a highly secure database and is only used by the school to confirm who is using a range of services. In future we may use other biometric services where appropriate.

As a school we seek to celebrate the activities and achievements of our students. One of the best ways of doing this is recording such events either by taking photographs or by making short videos. These images are used in a number of ways:

Our chosen solution allows us to use a secure database holding biometric data for use with a range of services. This means we store the least amount of data possible. This reduces the risk of loss of data. The data that is held cannot be used by any other agency for any other purpose. The school will not use the biometric information for any purpose other than that stated above. The school will store the biometric information collected securely in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The school will not share this information with anyone else and will not unlawfully disclose it to any other person.

We do recognise, however, that there may be circumstances where a parent or carer will not wish their child to be filmed or photographed. We are therefore inviting you to let us know if this is the case by filling the slip below and returning it to the school. If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you are happy for your child to be filmed or photographed under the circumstances as detailed above, which the school feels are appropriate.

Current Legislation – The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 This legislation requires schools to: • Inform parent/Guardian about the use of the biometric systems in the school and explain what applications use biometrics. • Receive written permission from parent/guardian if the school is to continue processing biometrics for their child. • Allow children to choose an alternative way of being identified if they wish. • Children under 18 who do not have permission will not be able to use existing or new biometrics when using services in school. If you do not wish your child to use the biometric system or your child chooses to use an alternative form of identification such as an identity card, we will provide reasonable alternative arrangements that allow them to access current and future services.

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• To display around school • To display on our website • Used in publicity materials for the school

Use of images

Biometric information

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Please note we will not use these images for any other purposes. If you have any concerns or wish to discuss this further please contact Helen Holman, Headteacher.


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Privacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998

If you are unable to access this website a copy of the information can be sent to you. Please contact the DfE as follows:

We, Orchard School Bristol, are a data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act. We collect information from you and may receive information about you from your previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold this personal data and use it to: • • • • •

Public Communications Unit, Department for Education Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BT Website: www.education.gov.uk Email: www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus Telephone: 0370 000 2288

Support your teaching and learning; Monitor and report on your progress; Provide appropriate pastoral care; Support you in your transition to a post 16 provider of education or training Assess how well your school is doing

In addition for Secondary Schools and Academies

Once you are aged 13 or over, we are required by law to pass on certain information to providers of Youth Support Services in your area. We must provide the address of you and your parents (and your date of birth) and any further information relevant to the support services’ role.

This information includes your contact details, national curriculum assessment results, attendance information and personal characteristics such as your ethnic group, any special educational needs and free school meal eligibility. If you are enrolling for post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your unique learner number (ULN) by the Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning or qualifications you have undertaken.

This is to enable the support service to contact young people directly to promote their effective participation in education and training. The information will be used to put in place support arrangements for those young people identified as not participating in education or training.

The law changed in the summer of 2013 so that 16 year olds will need to participate in education or training until the end of the academic year in which they are 17, and for 17 year olds to their 18th birthday from summer 2015. Information will only be shared when it allows the young person to fulfil their statutory duty to participate. We will not give information about you to anyone outside the school without your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to or as envisaged by this privacy notice We are required by law to pass some information about you to the Local Authority and the Department for Education (DfE) and, in turn, this will be available for the use(s) of the Local Authority. If you want to see a copy of the information about you that we hold and/ or share, please contact The School Bursar. If you require more information about how the Local Authority (LA) and/ or DfE store and use your information, then please go to the following website: www.gov.uk/data-protection-how-we-collect-and-share-research-data

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Privacy notice

Raising of the Participation Age (RPA)

However, until you are aged 16 or older, your parent(s) can ask that no information beyond your name, address and date of birth (and their name and address) be passed on to the support service provider. This right transfers to you on your 16th birthday. Please inform The School Bursar if this is what you or your parents wish. For more information about Young People’s Services, please go to the Directgov Education and Learning page at www.gov.uk/browse/ education Please note: This information is also available on our website.

Third Party systems The School may send information about learners to a third party organisation called 1&1 Internet Limited (registered office at Aquasulis House, 10-14 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3SA, United Kingdom) for the provision of software products delivered over the internet. The information required by 1&1 Internet Limited includes the student first name, surname, gender, ethnicity, SEN code and other factors such as “Free School Meals”. 1&1 internet services are valuable in helping educational organisations to monitor and improve the quality of education they provide by allowing them to analyse student, class and subject performance in great depth. 1&1 will do everything in its power to ensure that your right to privacy is maintained and protected.

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Miss Vic ALLAN SENCo Mr Mike BANFIELD Cover Teacher Miss Sarah BARKER Science Mrs Yvonne BENSTED Cover Teacher Mr David BUSBY Maths Mr Giles BUTCHER Subject Leader: Music, Art & Design Mr Mark COMMANE Engineering/DT Mrs Abbie COOPER English Mrs Emma Jane COURTNEY Humanities/Geography Miss Rachael COX Second in Maths Mr Dorian COXON Deputy Head: Inclusion/Languages Ms Laura DONNELLY Assistant SENCo/Maths Mr Ray DOUGLAS Maths Mr Phil EDMONDS Head of Dirac House/Languages Miss Laura EVANS Subject Leader: Maths Mrs Kate FIDDIAN Assistant Headteacher: Teaching & Learning (on Maternity Leave from 16/01/2017) Miss Fiona FIELDS Subject Leader: Science Studies Mr Rob FLITTER English Mr Nathan FREEMAN Teach First Science Mr Ross GARVEY Maths/Business Studies Mr Peter GOULD Deputy Head: Curriculum/Humanities Mr Mathew GRAFTON Head of Engagement & Wellbeing Miss Sarah HARDY Maths Mrs Claire HARRISSON BTECs and Vocational Learning/Business Studies Mrs Gemma HICKEY RE/Humanities Mrs Julia HINCHLIFFE Headteacher Mrs Alice HINKS Head of Dunmore House/Languages Ms Shut HOWELL Art/DT Mr Pete HURRAN Head of Ricart House/Geography/Humanities Mr Phil KEELING-BURTON Liaison and Transition Manager/PE Mrs Cathryn LEIGH Coordinator of English Language Support Miss Jennifer MARSH Subject Leader: English Studies Mrs Cassie MORRISON Science Mrs Estella NELSON Second in English Miss Kirsty NEWCOMBE English Mr Fergus O’DONOVAN History/Humanities Mrs Jenny ONSLOW Subject Leader: Humanities Mr Matthew PARKES Second in Science Mrs Lea PEMBERTON HEARD Subject Leader: Sports Studies Ms Kirsty PETTETT Second in Music, Art & Design Mr Dan PITT Head of Pethick House/PE Mrs Sharon PORTER Lead Practitioner of Maths Miss Kate RICHARDS Lead Practitioner of Science Mrs Tonya RUSSELL Humanities/Geography Mr Arun SHARMA English Miss Emily SIDDON Food Technology Miss Charlotte STRICKLAND PE Mr Bruno VERON Subject Leader: Languages Mrs Cassie WEEKS Maths Miss Nicola WILLIAMS Art/DT Miss Sophie WILTSHIRE English/PHSE/Coordinator for Most Skilled Students Miss Florence WOOD English/KS3 Drama

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Staff list non-teaching

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Mrs Maria ANNECCA-APPELT Learning Support Assistant Supporting EAL Students Mrs Elzbieta BIRKHOLZ Learning Support Assistant Mrs Amy CAVANAGH Pastoral Manager of Ricart House Mrs Val COOK Receptionist Mr Richard COULTER Marketing and Communications Mrs Dianne CROSSLEY Data Manager Miss Sandra CURRY Principal First Aider/Receptionist Miss Becky DAY Digital Marketing & E-Safety/Clerk to Governors Mrs Michela FOOTE Lunchtime Supervisor Miss Hayley GALPIN WEX & Post 16 Co-ordinator Mrs Susan GEORGE Science Technician/Learning Support Assistant Mrs Jackie GIBSON PA to Headteacher Mrs Julie GILLARD HR Administrator Mr Jon GOULD Exams Officer and Admissions Mrs Aimee GREEN Lead Cover Supervisor Miss Beckie GREEN Science Technician Miss Zoe HAWKEY Data Administrator Mrs Hannah HEMSLEY-BROWN Learning Support Assistant Mrs Ingrid HOOPER Pastoral Manager of Pethick House Mrs Helen HOWARD Schools Partnership Manager Ms Karen JELF Learning Support Assistant Mrs Kate JINADU Learning Support Assistant Mrs Carol JONES Learning Support Assistant Mrs Heather LOVELL Learning Support Assistant Mr Kyran MEACHAM ICT Technician Mr James MELVIN Counsellor Mrs Christine MOODY Bookings Administrator Mrs Anna MOONEY Data Administrator/LRC Assistant Mrs Sue MORRIS Reprographics Technician Mrs Juliet MOULDEN Attendance & Post 16 Administrator Mrs Jill NOYES Transistion Administrator Mr Andrew PERA DT/Minibus Technician Mrs Debbie PIPER Pastoral Manager of Dunmore House Miss Tracey POINTING Pastoral Manager of Dirac House Mrs Jackie POTTS Food Technology Technician Ms Felicity RUSSELL Exams Invigilator Mrs Debbie SHEPPARD Counsellor Mr Nick STEADMAN ICT Network Manager Miss Emily WILLIS Behaviour Manager

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