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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS

Headteacher: Mr A C Smith BEd MA Rake Lane ■ Milford ■ Godalming ■ Surrey ■ GU8 5BZ Tel: 01483 411100 ■ Fax: 01483 417984

Registered address:

E-mail: info@ rodborough.surrey.sch.uk Internet: www.rodborough.surrey.sch.uk Company No: 07694358


INFORMATION ON SCHOOL LIFE Page Page Page Page Page Page

5 5 6 7 8 10

School Vision School Values Code of Conduct Safeguarding Statement Home School Agreement School policies

INFORMATION ON ADMISSIONS Page 12 Page 17 Page 18 Page 18

Admission Policy Pupil Admission Numbers Arrangements for disabled pupils Special Educational Needs

INFORMATION ON EXAM RESULTS Page 20 Page 21 Page 22

Performance Table Information GCSE Subject/Grade Analysis Destination of last year’s leavers

INFORMATION ON CURRICULUM Page 24 Page 25 Page 25 Page 26

The Curriculum Religious Studies Sex Education Extra Curricular activities

INFORMATION ON PUPIL SUPPORT Page 28 Page 29 Page 29 Page 30

Rewards and Sanctions Tutor Groups Year Leaders Use of Pupil Premium Funding

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 41

Uniform Calendar & School Day Friends of Rodborough List of Governors and staff Complaints procedure

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Headteacher: Mr A C Smith BEd MA Registered Address: Rake Lane ● Milford ● Godalming ● Surrey ● GU8 5BZ

Tel: 01483 411100 ● Fax No: 01483 417984 E-mail: info@rodborough.surrey.sch.uk ● www.rodborough.surrey.sch.uk

September 2013 Dear Prospective Parent RODBOROUGH – ACADEMY STATUS On 1 August 2011, Rodborough converted to an Academy. The Governors took this important step because they believed it was in the best interests of the pupils at the school both now and in the future. The ethos and vision of the school remains as it always has been. There is no intention to fundamentally change the nature of the school. Academy status gives us more independence from Local Authority control. It puts us in charge of our own destiny. We are confident we can use this independence for the benefit of your child’s education. Thank you for showing an interest in Rodborough. This booklet is intended to provide you with all the information you need about the school. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the telephone number or e-mail address shown above. Yours faithfully

A C Smith Headteacher

Company Limited by Guarantee

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ON SCHOOL LIFE  School Vision  School Values  Code of Conduct  Safeguarding statement  Home School Agreement  School policies

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RODBOROUGH – SCHOOL VISION “Rodborough will be a dynamic, progressive and technologically advanced school”. We will achieve this by: 

Striving to ensure that the skills, abilities and aptitudes of every child are developed fully to their potential to enable them to be happy, fulfilled and adaptable lifelong learners.

Developing the school as a centre of educational excellence for our pupils and the local community.

Working with our parents, business partnerships and the local community to make the whole educational experience for our pupils more diverse and relevant.

RODBOROUGH – SCHOOL VALUES To bring out the best in ourselves so that we may work together & strive for excellence. People * We value and respect every individual * We challenge and cherish each member of our community * We listen to one another * We appreciate other points of view * We look for ways to support one another * We work together in all that we do Performance * We expect a great deal of ourselves and others * We keep our standards high * We are intolerant of the second rate * We appreciate everyone's personal development * We make clear what is to be learnt * We set realistic tasks * We celebrate achievement Place * We care for our environment

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RODBOROUGH – CODE OF CONDUCT At Rodborough we are concerned that each pupil should achieve the best that he or she possibly can. There are two main rules for pupils to help us all fulfil the School Council pledge to make Rodborough a better place with your help. 1. Do as asked by teachers, support staff and prefects. If you wish to discuss this – do it: At the right time ... end of lesson, break, and lunchtime In the right place ... in private not in front of other pupils In the right way ... in a sensible and courteous manner 2. Consideration for others We wish you to treat others as you would wish to be treated. It is important that you consider how your words and actions affect other people. Be polite in your dealings with all staff and other pupils. Other school rules: o School uniform must be worn correctly and smartly at all times. Trainers should only be worn for PE. If you have a uniform problem, bring a note from home to the member of SLT on duty at Reception during registration. o It is your responsibility to arrive at lessons properly equipped with planner, pens, pencil, ruler, rubber etc. o Hair should be of a natural colour and styled in a manner which does not draw attention. Extreme hairstyles are not permitted. Make-up should not be noticeable. No nail polish. No jewellery is to be worn except one small plain stud in each ear and a watch. Facial and other obvious piercings are not allowed. All earrings must be removed for PE and Sports activities - covering with a plaster will not be accepted. o Outdoor coats should be plain. ‘Hoodies’ are not permitted. o School property should be treated with care. Litter should be placed in the bins around the site. Stay within school bounds. o Punctuality to registration and lessons is essential. Signing in and out at reception is essential if you arrive late or leave early. Do not leave school during the day without permission. See your Head of Year to get a green slip signed. o Smoking on or near school premises, and in school uniform, is strictly forbidden. Cigarettes, matches and lighters must not be brought to school. Knives, ‘BB’ guns, aerosols and alcohol must not be brought to school. o Lunches and snacks must be eaten in the dining area. You must clear up after yourself. o Chewing gum should not be brought to school. o Mobile phones should not be brought into school on the advice of the Police. If they are brought in, then you do so at your own risk. We reserve the right to confiscate them if they disturb lessons or are used in inappropriate places. They should only be used at reception. The taking of photographs and videos with mobile phones is forbidden.

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o Pupils are strongly discouraged from bringing valuable items (e.g. ipods, expensive watches, phones etc.) in to school and we accept no responsibility for their security. If you need to bring a large amount of money to school for any reason it must be taken to reception where it will be kept in the safe. o Pupils must follow the ICT code of conduct. o Complete work in class as directed by your teacher. Do not disturb others. Do your homework fully and hand it in on time. o Move around the school in a sensible fashion. Keep to the left in corridors or on the stairs o Games at break and lunchtime should not endanger people, equipment or buildings. If a ball is ‘roofed’ the caretaker will eventually retrieve it. Don’t climb up to get it yourself. Only soft balls may be used on the playground. In addition to this Code of Conduct, Rodborough has a number of procedures which outline what must be done in various situations.

RODBOROUGH – SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT Rodborough is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers are required to provide an enhanced DBS (formerly known as CRB) disclosure.

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RODBOROUGH – HOME SCHOOL AGREEMENT (full version) Success at Rodborough occurs when pupils, parents, and staff work together. The Rodborough home school agreement outlines the basic components of this partnership. You have signed this agreement before starting at Rodborough. The Pupil – I shall: o Come to school every day unless I am too ill to attend. o Arrive on time to registration and lessons. o Work to the best of my ability and also allow others to work to the best of their ability. (Do all my school work and homework as well as I can) o Behave well with appropriate behaviour to promote my learning, be considerate of others and keep to the Rodborough code of conduct. o Wear my school uniform and follow the school dress code. o Bring my planner each day and use it to write down important information such as homework and things to remember. o Bring the correct equipment to school so that I can participate in learning. This includes writing tools and PE kit. o Show care for the environment and other people’s property. o Accept responsibility for my actions. o Keep to the Rodborough Acceptable ICT Use Policy. o Behave well on my way to and from school, including on school and public transport, upholding the values of the school. Signed ……………………………………………

Pupil

Parents/Carers – We shall: o See that our child attends school regularly and is at school by 8.40 am unless there are unusual extenuating circumstances. o Ensure that my child attends at the required time and is not absent for reasons other than ill health and for other circumstances agreed with the School. o Contact the school on the first and subsequent day of any absence and, for longer absences, provide a note on our child’s return to school. o Send our child to school in correct school uniform with the books and equipment needed for the day. o Sign the student planner on a weekly basis, get to know about our child’s life at school and support school events. o Support and encourage our child to complete homework and provide a quiet place for study. o Support the Rodborough Policies particularly with regard to Rewards and Sanctions. o Encourage high standards of behaviour whenever our child is on school related activities or on the way to and from school or on school or public transport.

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o Attend Consultation Evenings and discussions about our child’s progress. o Inform the school of any changes to the information supplied on the admission form or changes in circumstances, which may affect our child’s progress and behaviour. o Ensure that Rodborough always has an up to date emergency contact number for us. o Follow the appropriate system of making an appointment first and signing in at reception when wishing to see a member of staff. Signed ……………………………………… Parent/Guardian

Rodborough - The school will: o Care for your safety and happiness. o Try to ensure that you achieve your potential as a valued member of the Rodborough community. o Provide the highest standard of teaching and provide a balanced curriculum and do our best to meet your individual needs. o Achieve high standards of work and behaviour through building good relationships and developing a sense of responsibility. o Keep parents informed through regular reports and annual Consultation Evenings. We will contact your parents about positive achievements or if there are issues affecting your work or behaviour. o Set, mark and monitor homework, and if you need them, provide facilities for you to do homework in school. o Keep your parents informed about school activities and offer opportunities for them to become involved in school life. o Keep your parents informed of all information through the school website, regular e-mails and letters home, and the termly Chronicles magazine.

Signed

Headteacher

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RODBOROUGH – SCHOOL POLICIES The school holds several different policies and procedure notes (listed below), many of which are available to parents on the school website. The policies are reviewed in a regular cycle at Governors’ Committee meetings and then ratified at termly Full Governors’ Meetings.                                     

          

Single Equality Scheme Accessibility Plan and Disability Equality Scheme. Curriculum. Sex Education. Special Needs. Charging and Remissions. Collective Worship. Admissions (following Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme for Secondary schools). Attendance. Pay. Health and Safety. Performance Management. Staff Disciplinary and capability procedures. Staff Grievance procedures. Claiming Governors' Allowances. Safeguarding (including Child Protection). Dealing with Parental concerns. Religious Education. Lettings. Rewards and Sanctions. Freedom of Information Act Publication Scheme. Data Protection Drugs and Illegal substances (including Alcohol & Tobacco). Anti-bullying. Emergency Plan. Code of Conduct. Assessment, Recording and Reporting. Homework. Teaching and learning. Literacy Examination Entry. Pupils’ Health and the Administration of Medicines. Recruitment and Selection of Staff. NQT Induction Policy. Initial Teacher Training Policy. ICT Acceptable Use Policy. Financial Management Policy. Speaking Out Policy. Attendance Management. Home/School Agreement. Appeals Timetable. Eco Codes. Access to Education for Pupils with Medical Needs. Out of school hours learning. E-safety. Data Protection Risk Management. Financial Probity.

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ON ADMISSIONS  Admission Policy  Pupil numbers  Arrangements for disabled pupils  Special Educational Needs

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RODBOROUGH – ADMISSION POLICY FOLLOWING SCC’S ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR SEPTEMBER 2014 SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL AGREED THE FOLLOWING ADMISSIONS ARRANGEMENTS FOR 2014 FOR SURREY’S COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS. AS AN ACADEMY, RODBOROUGH WILL FOLLOW THE SAME ARRANGEMENTS. This document sets out Rodborough’s determined admission arrangements for September 2014. 1.

The Published Admission Numbers for Rodborough for 2014 admission is 180.

2.

Applications for admission at the normal intake will be managed in accordance with Surrey’s coordinated scheme on secondary admissions. Please see Surrey’s coordinated scheme for Secondary Schools at Appendix 1 for further details regarding applications, processing, offers, late applications, post-offer and waiting lists.

3.

Applications for Secondary school must be made by 31 October 2013. Places at Rodborough will be offered on the basis of the preferences that are shown on the application form. Parents will be asked to rank up to six preferences and these will be considered under an equal preference system.

4.

The admission arrangements for September 2014 for Rodborough are set out in section 6 below.

5.

Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs that names our school will be allocated a place before other applicants are considered. In this way, the number of places available will be reduced by the number of children with a statement that has named the school.

6.

When the school is over-subscribed for any year group, applications for entry in 2014/2015 will be ranked in the following order:

i)

First priority: Looked after and previously looked after children Looked after and previously looked after children will receive the top priority for a place. Looked after and previously looked after children will be considered to be:  children who are registered as being in the care of a Local Authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989(a), e.g. fostered or living in a children’s home, at the time an application for a school is made; and 

Children who have left care through adoption (in accordance with

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Section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002), a residence order (in accordance with Section 8 of the Children Act 1989) or special guardianship order (in accordance with Section 14A of the Children Act 1989). Places will be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion. ii)

Second priority: Exceptional social/medical need Occasionally there will be a very small number of children for whom exceptional social or medical circumstances will apply which will warrant a placement at a particular school. Supporting evidence from a professional is required such as a doctor and/or consultant for medical cases or a social worker, health visitor, housing officer, the police or probation officer for other social circumstances. This evidence must confirm the circumstances of the case and must set out why the child should attend a particular school and why no other school could meet the child’s needs. Providing evidence does not guarantee that a child will be given priority at a particular school and in each case a decision will be made based on the merits of the case and whether the evidence demonstrates that a placement should be made at one particular school above any other. Places may be allocated under this criterion when places are first offered at a school and the Local Authority may also ask schools to admit over their Published Admission Number at other times under this criterion.

iii)

Third priority: Children who will have a sibling at the school A sibling will be considered to be a brother or sister (that is, another child of the same parents, whether living at the same address or not), a half-brother or half-sister or a step-brother or step-sister or an adoptive or foster sibling, living at the same address. A child will be given sibling priority if they have a sibling at the school concerned at the time of the child’s admission. For the initial intake to the school a child will be given priority for admission only if their sibling will still be at the school in September 2014. This will apply both at the initial allocation of places and also when prioritising the waiting list. Giving sibling priority has the effect of maximising the opportunity for children in the same family to be educated at the same school. If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v). Fourth priority: Children for whom the school is the nearest to their Rodborough School 2014/15 Prospectus

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iv)

home address The nearest school is defined as the school closest to the home address with a published admission number for pupils of the appropriate agerange, as measured by a straight line and which admits local children. The nearest school may be inside or outside the county boundary. The child’s home address excludes any business, relative’s or childminder’s address and must be the child’s normal place of residence. In the case of formal equal shared custody it will be up to the parents to agree which address to use. In other cases it is where the child spends most of the time. All distances will be measured by the computerised Geographical Information System maintained by Surrey’s Admissions and Transport team. The address to be used for the initial allocation of places to Year 7 will be the child’s address at the closing date for application. Changes of address may be considered in accordance with Surrey’s Coordinated Scheme if there are exceptional reasons behind the change, such as if a family has just moved to the area. The address to be used for waiting lists, after the initial allocation, will be the child’s current address. Any offer of a place on the basis of address is conditional upon the child living at the appropriate address on the relevant date. Parents have a responsibility to notify Surrey County Council of any change of address. If within this category there are more applicants than places available, any remaining places will be offered to applicants who meet this criterion on the basis of proximity of the child’s home address to the school (please see criterion v).

v)

Fifth priority: Any other applicant Remaining places will be offered on the basis of nearness to the school measured in a straight line from the address point of the pupil’s house, as set by Ordnance Survey to the nearest school gate for pupils to use. This is calculated using the Admission and Transport team’s Geographical Information System. Where two or more children share a priority for a place, e.g. where two children live equidistant from a school and only one place remains, Surrey County Council will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority.

7.

Tie Breaker and the admission of twins, triplets, other multiple births or siblings born in the same academic year Where two or more children share a priority for a place when using distance as a tie breaker, e.g. where two children live equidistant from a school and only one place remains, Surrey County Council will draw lots to determine which child should be given priority. In the case of multiple births, where children are ranked consecutively in their order of priority for a place and there are not sufficient Rodborough School 2014/15 Prospectus

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8.

vacancies remaining for each of them, wherever it is logistically possible, each child will be offered a place. Where it is not logistically possible to offer each child a place the child(ren) to be offered the last remaining place(s) will be determined by the drawing of lots. Waiting lists Where there are more applicants than places available, waiting lists will operate for each year group according to the oversubscription criteria without regard to the date the application was received or when a child’s name was added to the waiting list. The waiting list at Rodborough will be held until the end of the Autumn term (following the initial refusal of the place). At the end of this term, the school will write to all those on the list asking them to reconfirm their desire to remain on the list. This will be repeated at the end of each term until either a place is offered or parents remove their child’s name from the list. After 31 December 2014, parents whose children are not already on the waiting list but who wish them to be so must apply for in-year admission.

9.

In-year admissions The following applications will be treated as in-year admissions:

 applications after 1 September 2014, for admission to Year 7  all applications for admission to Years 8 to 11 Applications for Rodborough must be made to the school on Surrey’s common application form. Where there are more applications than places available, each application will be ranked in accordance with the published oversubscription criteria for each school. 10.

Home to School Transport Surrey County Council has a Home to School Transport policy that sets out the circumstances that children might qualify for free home to school transport. Generally, transport to secondary school will only be considered if a child is travelling more than three miles to the nearest school with a place. Transport will not generally be provided to a school that is further away if a child would have been offered a place at a nearer school had it been named as a preference on the application form, although exceptions may apply to secondary aged children whose families are on a low income if they are travelling to one of their three nearest schools. Eligibility to transport is not linked to the admission criteria of a school. In considering admission criteria and school preferences it is important that applicants also consider the home to school transport policy so they might take account of the likelihood of receiving free transport to their preferred school before making their application. A full copy of Surrey’s Home to School Transport policy is available on Surrey’s website at

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www.surreycc.gov.uk or from the Surrey Schools and Childcare Service on 0300 200 1004. Surrey will be carrying out a review of the home to school transport policy ahead of the 2015/16 academic year. 11.

Right of appeal Parents have the right of appeal against refusal of a place. The timetable for appeals is published on the school’s website.

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PUPIL ADMISSION NUMBERS Year Group

Year 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14

Yr Yr Yr Yr Yr

Pupil Admission No

7 7 7 7 7

180 180 180 180 180

No of Applicants (first preferences)

Actual No Admitted

227 235 209 229 209

180 181 180 180 181

Number on roll in September 2013 (as at September 2013) Year Year Year Year Year

7 8 9 10 11

Total

181 178 179 181 182 901

As an Academy, we will adhere to Surrey County Council's admissions criteria (see earlier pages).

PUPIL ABSENCES 2012/13 (to 1 June 2013) Incidence of absences (as percentage of possible attendance) These figures are calculated as required by the Department for Education Percentage of authorised absences 4.25% Percentage of unauthorised absences

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RODBOROUGH – ARRANGEMENTS FOR DISABLED PUPILS The school tries hard to ensure that disabled pupils are not treated less favourably than other pupils. Through the Governors’ Health and Safety (Buildings and Sites) Committee and the Disability Users Steering Group, the school is active in its efforts to support disabled pupils. Disabled users are consulted about the site, the curriculum and our communications systems to identify areas where we could improve. The Disability Equality Scheme, which includes our Action Plan, can be found on the school website. Recently we have provided ramps in key areas, resurfaced uneven paths, provided a special gymnasium room, improved our disabled toilet provision, provided electronic external doors and ensured all lessons that need to be are on the ground floor.

RODBOROUGH – SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS The school has a dedicated Special Educational Needs Department led by the SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator). All pupils identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) are entered on the school’s SEN Register. There are three levels of SEN: Statement, Action Plus and Action. The Department has a team of around 16 Special Needs Assistants who support SEN pupils. Most of our provision is used to support pupils in their timetabled lessons to help them access their curriculum entitlement. We do withdraw pupils on a limited basis if they need help with literacy, numeracy, behaviour management or social skills. Pupils on the SEN register are reviewed regularly. Parents of all SEN pupils are informed annually of their position on the register and their area of support. Information regarding SEN pupils is issued to all staff so that they are aware of pupils’ needs.

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ON EXAM RESULTS  GCSE results  Exam results analysis  Destination of last year’s leavers

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RODBOROUGH - PERFORMANCE TABLE INFORMATION 2013

All

Percentage

Male

Number of Candidates (Cohort)

Percentage Female Percentage

179

100

102

100

77

100

Gaining Ebacc

84

47

42

42

41

54

5+A*-C (including En & Ma)

130

72.63

72

70.59

58

75.32

5+ A*-C

152

84.92

86

84.31

66

85.71

5+ A*-G (80+ points)

178

99.44

101

99.02

77

100

1+ A*-C

174

97.21

99

97.06

75

97.4

1+ A*-G

179

100

102

100

77

100

Attaining 2+ A*-C in Science

120

67.04

67

65.69

53

68.83

Attaining 1+ A*-C in MFL Average capped score (Sims only) Average total score per student

98

54.75

47

47.08

51

66.23

347.92

342.84

354.66

473.6

472.7

474.8

Results: L2 Vocational 2013 All

Male

Female

Number of Candidates (Cohort)

39

27

12

Pass

27

19

8

Merit

6

5

1

Distinction

3

2

1

Distinction Star

3

1

2

Fail

0

0

0

Level 2 - GCSE Results (5+A*-C Passes)

Year

5+ A*-C

5+A*-C including English & Maths

2008

79%

67%

2009

76%

61%

2010

83%

76%

2011

83%

76%

2012

83%

68%

2013

85%

73%

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RODBOROUGH – GCSE SUBJECT/GRADE ANALYSIS 2013 Percentage D

E

F

G

A*C

0

0

0

0

100

0

0

0

0

100

1.8

0

0

0

98.2

5.8

3.3

56.6

6.2

2.3

1.7

79.6

7.6

4.7

7.6

2.9

76.8

10.6

2.1

0

2.1

85.1

80

11.3 23.8 27.5 11.3 12.5

10

2.5

1.3

73.9

4010-History

106

8.5

24.5 32.1 12.3

6.6

5.7

1.9

77.4

4610-Religious Studies

175

7.4

13.1

24

8

7.4

2.9

70.8

5010-English Lang & Lit

2

0

0

0

50

0

0

0

5030-English Language

176

10.2 14.2 38.6 19.9 12.5

4.5

0

0

82.9

5110-English Literature

176

10.2 22.7 39.8 18.2

1.7

0

0

90.9

5210-Drama

47

8.5

36.2 21.3 21.3 12.8

0

0

0

87.3

5630-Dutch

1

0

100

0

0

0

0

100

5650-French

81

29.6

21

21

1.2

1.2

0

85.2

5670-German

62

11.3 19.4 22.6 32.3

8.1

3.2

3.2

0

85.6

7010-Music

11

27.3 63.6

9.1

0

0

0

0

0

100

7210-Sport/PE Studies

40

2.5

25

20

17.5

7.5

2.5

0

62.5

7460-Office Technology

38

0

7.9

2.6

0

0

89.4

9020-Food Technology

20

10

20

15

25

20

10

0

0

70

9040-Resistant Materials

60

0

48.3

20

15

16.7

0

0

0

83.3

9050-Textiles

13

15.4 38.5

7.7

7.7

0

0

77

Subject

Entries

A*

A

B

C

1010-Biology

55

9.1

1110-Chemistry

55

10.9 38.2

1210-Physics

55

9.1

1320-Science: Additional

120

0.8

10

15.8

2210-Mathematics

177

10.7

26

25.4 17.5 10.2

2650-ICT

172

7.6

3510-Art & Design

47

29.8 10.6 38.3

3910-Geography

36.4 38.2 16.4 40

10.9

49.1 29.1 10.9 30

22.1 27.3 19.8

15

6.4

6.6

26.3 10.9 0

0

50

7.4

0

13.6 12.3

34.2 44.7 10.5

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15.4 15.4

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RODBOROUGH - LEAVERS Where did the 2013 leavers go on to after completing their studies? Information collated using Easter 2013 information. Total number of pupils in Year - 179

Destination

Number

% of Year Group

Godalming College

129

71%

Guildford College and other Further Education Colleges

45

25%

Into job or apprenticeship

7

4%

Looking for work

0

0%

Not known

0

0%

181

100%

Total

Percentage going on to Further and Higher Education

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ON CURRICULUM  The Curriculum  Religious Studies  Sex Education  Extra Curricular activities

RODBOROUGH – THE CURRICULUM

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In the Lower School (Years 7 – 9) pupils study: Maths English Science French German Design and Technology* Computing

Geography History Religious Education (RE) Physical Education (PE) Art Drama

Music Lifelong Learning

* Design and Technology in Years 7 – 9 includes Food Technology, Graphics, Resistant Materials and Textiles Technology.

In the Upper School (Years 10 & 11) pupils study: Core examination subjects: Maths English Language and Literature Science*1 ICT *2 RE (Philosophy and Ethics) (short course) *2 Core non-examination subjects: Social studies (including Personal, Health and Social Education) PE 4 optional subjects from the following list: Music Art Drama Food Technology*4 Graphics*4 Resistant Materials*4 Textiles Technology*4

Geography*4 History*4 RE (full course) *4 GCSE PE French*5 German*5

Business Studies Health & Social Care*3 Computer Science

*1In Year 10 all pupils follow Core Science GCSE. In Year 11 most pupils follow an Additional Science GCSE. Core and Additional Science are examined at the end of Year 11. The most able Scientists have the option to take separate Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics). *2 Currently by the end of Year 10 all pupils will complete an industryrecognised qualification in using common office productivity tools. The course is certified at either Level 1 or 2.

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*3 This course is a BTEC. It is vocationally based and delivered in double time (6 lessons per week). Pupils attain the equivalent of two GCSE certificates from this course. *4 As a specialist Technology and Humanities School, all pupils have to study a subject from the specialist options at GCSE level. *5 Pupils attaining a level 5 in a Modern Foreign Language by the end of Year 9 have to study a modern foreign language at GCSE. Some may choose to do two. Those not achieving this level may choose not to continue with a language at GCSE level.

RODBOROUGH – RELIGIOUS STUDIES Religious Studies forms part of the curriculum in all five years in the school and aims to inform, stimulate thought and increase understanding of religious ideas. Christian beliefs form the core of the course but aspects of other religions are also included. In the Upper School the religious influence on our values and on our attitudes to current social and moral issues are considered. We have introduced Philosophy and Ethics (Religious Studies) as a short course at GCSE standard for all pupils in the Upper School. Assemblies are based on moral and ethical issues and are organised for different year groups throughout the week. Pupils will receive two Assemblies a week. Any families wishing to withdraw their son or daughter are asked to contact the Headteacher to ensure proper alternative provision to suit the child's needs.

RODBOROUGH – SEX EDUCATION This is a natural part of becoming adult and, as such, is approached with sensitivity and clarity as an integral part of learning. The sex education policy is based on four principles: 1. Sex education is an integral part of the curriculum. 2. Aspects are dealt with in a number of curriculum areas especially Personal Social and Health Education (Social Studies). 3. As children develop at different rates the programme should be one of continual review and development. 4. Teaching should be from the basic assumption of a secure, loving family relationship. Speakers with particular expertise in health related matters visit the school to talk with small groups. Through the Lower School teachers, with particular training, work with groups to explore an appropriate programme. An explanation of the basic biological principles forms an integral part of Rodborough School 2014/15 Prospectus

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the Lower School Science syllabus. In the Upper School relationships, sex education, sexually transmitted diseases, aspects of child development, individual and family responsibility form part of the Personal and Social Education programme. Details of all courses are available at the school. Any families wishing to withdraw their son or daughter are asked to contact the Headteacher to ensure proper alternative provision to suit the child's needs.

RODBOROUGH – EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES We believe that extra curricular activities enhance, enrich and extend the school curriculum by enabling pupils to take part in a range of innovative activities outside school hours. At Rodborough we run an extensive range of extra curricular activities, from regular outings and trips linked to the curriculum to weekly special interest clubs, study support, various music groups, sports training and inter-school sports matches. The clubs meet at lunchtimes or after school. They are run by teachers, support staff and sometimes by the pupils themselves. We encourage our staff to be involved in running or supporting extra curricular activities. We encourage all pupils to attend at least one extra curricular activity as we firmly believe this helps to build well rounded individuals and ensure they gain maximum enjoyment from school. We may ask for a contribution from parents for some of our school activities and outings. It is, however, our policy that no child should be excluded from any curriculum based activity on the grounds of cost. Parents who have any concerns about this should contact the Headteacher, in confidence. A new programme of extra curricular activities is established each September and a separate leaflet enclosed in the Prospectus outlines the clubs for this academic year.

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS INFORMATION ON PUPIL SUPPORT  Rewards and Sanctions  Tutor Groups  Year Leaders  Use of Pupil Premium Funding

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RODBOROUGH – REWARDS AND SANCTIONS We aim to develop pupils’ potential by encouraging and recognising positive achievement, effort, service, attendance and behaviour. We will try to reward four times as often as we sanction. Rewards come in many forms:     

Verbal or written praise by a member of staff. Housepoints – these are given for work of a standard beyond what was expected or for a high level of effort. Achievement postcards – these are awarded to the senior pupils only. Commendations – these are given for work of a very high standard or done over a period of a term. School Colours – ties or badges and Colours letters from the Headteacher are awarded for exceptional contribution to an aspect of the school (Upper School only).

Those pupils who fail to follow the school’s Code of Conduct and School Values can expect to be sanctioned according to a clear, known series of stepped sanctions. The hierarchy of sanctions provides a firm and commonly understood structure for pupils, staff, parents and governors in order to maintain the code of behaviour. A pupil’s response when disciplined can escalate minor incidents into major ones. Some pupils recognise the fact that they have done wrong and seek through their actions to make amends. All behaviour at level 2 or above are logged and kept on the child’s record. A copy of our Rewards and Sanctions Policy showing the hierarchy of praise and punishment is available on our website or a paper copy can be provided on request.

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RODBOROUGH – TUTOR GROUPS

Tutor groups comprise between 29 and 32 boys and girls. We always try to place pupils with at least one chosen friend. Most of our new Year 7 pupils will already have met their Form Tutor at the Intake Day and Intake Evening held late in the Summer term. The Form Tutor is responsible for their pupils’ general welfare for their first year of Rodborough. Some Form Tutors will remain with their tutor group for the whole of the pupils’ time at Rodborough. Tutor time is at 8.45am and 1.35pm each day. The Form Tutor will take the register on both occasions and will give out any notices. School newsletters are generally sent out electronically but, for those who prefer a paper copy, the Form Tutor will distribute these to take home (usually on a Thursday). The Form Tutor is a good point of contact for parents who may be unsure who they should approach for advice on various issues. If not able to help with a specific enquiry themselves, the Form Tutor should be able to refer parents to the correct member of staff.

RODBOROUGH – YEAR LEADERS Our team of five Year Leaders form part of our strong pastoral team. A Year Leader is assigned to each year group and will be in charge of a team of six form tutors. Parents who are unable to resolve concerns with a Form Tutor, in the first instance, should contact the Year Leader. The Year Leader may contact parents about their child periodically if there are matters to celebrate or concerns which need to be brought to a parent’s attention. Pupils will have regular contact with their Year Leader through assemblies and are encouraged to meet with them to discuss any problems throughout the school year. It is our aim that Year Leaders build up a good relationship with each pupil within their year group. Year Leaders for 2013/14: Year Year Year Year Year

7: Mrs C Hines 8: Mrs M Fjord-Roberts 9: Mrs S Westhead 10: Ms L Moyler 11: Miss H Morgan

Historically, Mrs Hines has taken on each new Year 7 intake, but the other Year Leaders follow the pupils through the school from Year 8 to Year 11.

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RODBOROUGH – USE OF PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING The Government believes that the Pupil Premium funding, which is additional to the main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals and their wealthier peers. This funding is primarily used for disadvantaged pupils and the Government requires each school to publish how the funding has been spent in the previous year. Background The pupil premium is allocated to children from low income families who are known to be eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and children who have been looked after continuously for more than six months. At Rodborough we recognise that not all pupils who are socially disadvantaged are registered or qualify for FSM and we reserve the right to allocate the Pupil Premium Funding to support any pupil or groups of pupils the school has legitimately identified as being socially disadvantaged. Schools are free to spend the Pupil Premium as they see fit but are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils from low income families. We are required to publish online information about how we have used the Premium. This will ensure that parents and others are made fully aware of the attainment of pupils covered by the Premium and the extra support they receive. The Government has also made a commitment to provide additional funding to schools for each Year 7 pupil who has not achieved level 4 in reading and/or maths at Key Stage 2. Schools will receive an additional premium of £500 for each of these Year 7 pupils. The money is to be used by schools to deliver additional tuition or intensive support in small groups, giving pupils valuable support to bring them up to speed so that they are more likely to succeed at secondary school. Overview of the School Number of Pupils and Pupil Premium Grant (PPG) Total Number of Pupils on Roll

899

Total Number of Pupils Eligible for PPG

105

Total Amount of PPG Received

£78,541

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Year 7 Catch Up Premium Total Number of Pupils Eligible for Catch Up Premium

48

Total Amount of Catch Up Premium Received

£24,000

Summary of PPG Spending in 2012-13 Objectives: We use pupil premium funding to support the achievement of our most vulnerable pupils by ensuring they are able to fully access education as well as enrichment activities. In particular: 

Provide 1:1 tuition in English and Maths.

Target withdrawal groups to improve levels of literacy and numeracy.

Provide additional mentoring and support for Year 11 Easter revision classes.

Provide uniform and equipment for pupils.

Provide a homework club for students with specific learning needs.

Enable off-site learning opportunities for vulnerable pupils.

Ensure all pupils are able to take part in activities week.

Fund our EIKON Youth Worker.

Provide vocational courses for KS4 pupils to help prevent disaffection.

Summary of Spending and Actions Taken: 1. £6,851.05 spent on employing 1:1 tutors to support English and Maths. 2. £17,024.00 on staffing costs for Learning Support Assistants to support withdrawal groups. 3. £1,550.00 has been used to support pupils and their parents with uniform and essential school supplies. 4. £4,583.00 has been spent to employ Learning Assistants to provide an additional homework club from 3.30 – 4.30 Monday to Thursday. 5. £2,500.00 has been spent financially supporting trips and visits both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally.

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6. £3,500.00 was provided to ensure that every pupil in Years 7 – 10 had a full programme of educational enrichment activities during Activities Week 2013. 7. £5,000.00 from the pupil premium fund enabled the school to contribute an additional 10 hours per week enabling our EIKON Youth Worker to provide support for our most vulnerable students. This time was used in a range of different ways including a Year 7 transition group which supports vulnerable pupils through the transfer to secondary school, a young carers support group and additional capacity for 1:1 appointments. 8. £7,500 to improve the skills of our traveller pupils. 9. £15,000.00 on identified and targeted students who are supported to undertake vocational training courses to help them engage in learning, prevent disaffection and increase their achievement and employability.

Summary of Year 7 Catch Up Strategies and Spending in 2012-13

  

To provide additional teaching to support Year 7 withdrawal groups to improve levels of literacy and numeracy - £26,520 Reading Buddies and Accelerated Reader to support literacy – no additional cost Handwriting sessions – no additional cost

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PROSPECTUS FOR 2014/15 ADMISSIONS MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION  Uniform  Dates of the school year  Friends of Rodborough  List of Governors and staff  Complaints procedure

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RODBOROUGH - UNIFORM School uniform: We have a simple and easily maintained uniform, the wearing of which is compulsory. A high standard of personal appearance and school uniform is expected of all pupils. In the Autumn and Spring terms, pupils are required to wear a uniform of white shirt and school tie with maroon v-necked sweatshirt (with school logo) and black trousers or skirt. The sweatshirt and tie are required to be worn at all times except, with a teacher’s permission, when the weather is unseasonably warm. An optional waterproof and reversible school coat is available. In the Summer term, the white shirt and tie is replaced with a grey marl summer polo shirt with school logo. Polo shirts are compulsory for the Summer term. Trainers should not be worn except for PE. Pupils are asked to wear sensible black shoes (not canvas shoes, boots or sandals). Coats, hats and other outdoor clothing may not be worn in lessons. The PE kit is as follows: 1. Compulsory maroon rugby shirt (reversible with inside white sections). 2. Logo maroon polo shirt is optional for the summer. 3. Black games shorts are available to both boys and girls. These are compulsory for the boys and optional for girls who may wear black cycle shorts if they prefer. 4. Optional black games skirts are also available for girls. 5. Maroon games socks. 6. An optional tracksuit is available – black with white piping. 7. Football boots (for both girls and boys) Purchasing school uniform: All uniform items above should be purchased through the school, except for white shirts, trousers, outdoor coats, hats and shoes. All PE kit should be purchased through the school, except for PE footwear. The school administers the purchase of school uniform using school support staff. A very small profit is made by the school to pay for the extra support staff required – overall, a considerable saving for parents who previously used an outside supplier. Orders are administered regularly, so parents will find their orders are fulfilled promptly, within two working days (unless an item is out of stock, in which case it may take a few days longer). We advise that school skirts should be on or about the knee (within 10cm). Parents sometimes find it difficult to find suitable school skirts, which is why we are now asking that they be ordered via our uniform supplier, through the school. Trousers should be a tailored style rather than lycra. School shirts must be worn tucked in, so fitted styles are unsuitable. Parents can use the Rodborough Shop facility to buy uniforms online by clicking on the WisePay symbol on our website www.rodborough.surrey.sch.uk. You will need to have your WisePay log in details to hand. Alternatively, uniform orders may submitted on a uniform order form, available from the school Reception or website, with payment attached and posted in the payments box in Reception. Uniform may then be collected from the office within a couple of days. We also offer special Uniform Sale Days in the school holidays for parents of new pupils. These dates are notified to new parents in the early summer. Variations to the school uniform: Variations based on religious grounds may be considered by the Headteacher.

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RODBOROUGH - CALENDAR & SCHOOL DAY School Terms and Holiday Dates 2014-15 2014 Autumn Term 2 September to 19 December 2014 Half Term from 27 to 31 October 2014 2015 Spring Term 5 January to 27 March 2015 Half Term from 16 to 20 February 2015 (Easter Bank Holidays: Good Friday 3 April 2015, Easter Monday 6 April 2015) 2015 Summer Term 13 April to 21 July 2015 Half Term from 25 to 29 May 2015 (May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 4 May 2015)

What is a typical school day at Rodborough? 08.45 09.05 09.55 10.45 11.05 11.55 12.45 13.35 13.45 14.35 15.25

Registration and assembly or tutor time Period 1 Period 2 Morning break Period 3 Period 4 Lunch for all year groups, extra-curricular activities Registration Period 5 Period 6 School ends, extra curricular activities

The day is divided into six periods of 50 minutes each. There is a total of 25 hours tuition each week for all pupils.

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RODBOROUGH – FRIENDS OF RODBOROUGH The Friends of Rodborough are a small group of friendly enthusiastic parents who meet regularly to arrange and run termly entertainment events. In recent years they have organised Christmas markets, Science lectures, quiz nights, jazz nights and other such events. In addition, they kindly provide refreshments at Awards Evening and support the school staff at Open Evening, the Year 7 Disco, uniform sale days and Parents’ Consultation Evenings. The profits from the Friends’ events, added to the income from the School Trust Fund, considerably boosts the school’s income and helps to provide those important little extras. We encourage all parents to contribute to Rodborough’s Trust Fund. By donating money (however small an amount) to the school by standing order, the school benefits enormously and, in addition, can claim Gift Aid. Money from the Trust Fund is used to purchase computers, data projectors, interactive whiteboards and other equipment for the school. Alternatively/additionally, if you are able to offer even a small number of hours a term, the Friends would be most grateful to hear from you. This is a good way to help your school, become involved in school life and form friendships with other parents of the school. You can make contact through Ms P Ward, the Headteacher’s PA.

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RODBOROUGH GOVERNORS as at September 2013 Community Governors

Parent Governors

Sponsor Governors

Mr J Copp (Vice- Chairman) Mr N Edwards Mr H Hall Mr H Hallybone (Chairman) Dr A Klein Mr S Pugh Mr J Sandy Mr P Stimpson Mrs S Whitfield

Ms L King Mrs V McConnell Mr D Nyss Mrs A Rawson Mr P Regan Mr D Stevenson Mr C Wood

Mrs H Tickner

Staff Governors

Advisors

Clerk to the Governors and Company Secretary

Mrs Lisa Lukaszewicz Mr A C Smith (Headteacher) Mrs F Lashmar One vacancy There will be a Staff Governor election in September 2013

Mr C Williams Ms S Kennedy

Mrs P Ward

Co-opted Governors Mr M Hodgson

RODBOROUGH STAFF as at September 2013 Mr A C Smith Mr C Williams Teaching Staff Miss H Allsop Mrs J Bearman Mrs F Burland Mrs R Chambers Mrs K Coulthard Mrs W Crocker Mr P Cross Mrs K Culbert Miss E Daines Mrs C Ebert Mrs L Evison Mr D Ewing Mrs E Extance Mr B Farrell Mrs C Fjord-Roberts Mrs P Frere Mrs C Giles Miss A Glaister Miss K Gubbels Mrs N Hales Miss A Harding Mrs S Hatherall-Good

Headteacher Deputy Headteacher Head of History Head of Drama/NQT,OTT,GTP/Child Protection Officer Modern Foreign Languages English/Secondary Strategy Co-Coordinator Design and Technology, Head of Lifelong Learning Federation Director Head of Art Modern Foreign Languages Head of Technology History 2nd in Mathematics Geography/Head of Vocational Studies Maths PE Year 8 Leader/Drama Part-time teaching support for STAR Project Design and Technology/ Print IT Science Head of Modern Foreign Languages Science SENCO Mathematics

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Mrs I Hermie Ms T Hills Mrs C Hines Mr R Honeysett Mrs L Kemp Miss S Kempson Miss S Khan Mrs F Lashmar Mr R Lee Mrs S Lewis Mrs A Luke Miss C Mackay Mr G Meyer Miss E Mills Miss H Morgan Ms L Moyler Miss Z Noonan Mrs R Nunn Ms R Perkins Mr S Perkins Mr B Perry Mrs H Piper Ms K Powell Mrs N Reynolds Mr S Ricketts Miss J Rojas Mrs E Rushmere Mrs L Smith Miss J Spencer Miss C Strange Mrs M Thompson Miss E Vaughan Mr M Walker Mrs J Watson Ms E Webb Mrs S Westhead Mrs J Westlake Ms R Wheeler Mrs F Wilkinson Miss P Willis Mrs S Willis Miss J Winn Mrs L Yeadon

Science STAR project Co-ordinator Year 7 Leader/Science Assistant Headteacher/English Head of English PE English Head of Religious Studies Head of PE/Maths English/Departmental Support Worker 1:1 Teacher (English) PE/School Sports Coordinator/D of E Coordinator Science English/Head of Literacy Year 11 Leader/Modern Foreign Languages Year 10 Leader/Music Assistant Headteacher/History/L2 Religious Studies Head of Science Head of Business Studies Mathematics Science Beauty Tutor Modern Foreign Languages Head of Mathematics Head of Geography History Food Technology Assistant Headteacher/Health and Social Care/Student Support English Modern Foreign Languages Trainee Science Teacher Head of ICT Mathematics 2nd in English Dept Year 9 Leader/Art & Design Food Technology Artist in Residence 1:1 Teacher (English) Art/Graphics 1:1 Teacher (English) 2nd in Science Head of Music/Head of Careers

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External Music Teachers (current as at July but may change in September 2013) Ms S Hadingham Mr O Hayes Mr D Hyde Mr Jarrett Ms A Lodge Mrs P Oakey Mr K Strevett Mr C Thomas Mr D Way

Flute/Saxophone/Clarinet Percussion Piano Guitar Flute Piano Piano Brass Violin

Non-Teaching Staff as at September 2013 Mrs L Acton Ms E Barraud Mrs L Barrow Mrs F Blackett Mrs S Boulton Ms M Bourne Mrs S Brabon Mrs J Brashaw Mrs J Brookman Mrs S Bullen Mrs S Carruthers Mrs T Constable Mrs L Cross Mrs S Crucefix Miss L Daly Mrs F Doyle Mr P Drew Mrs G Ellis Mrs B Finch Mrs N Furlong Mrs S Gaff Mr K Gray Mr A Grenville Mrs S Halsey Mrs R Hargreaves Mrs L Herring Mr B Heryet Miss E Hope Mrs C Howick Mr C Hunter Ms S Kennedy

Midday Supervisor Technical Resources Manager Finance Manager Learning Support Assistant Finance Assistant/Lettings Administration STAR Learning Support Assistant Midday Supervisor Senior Science Technician Food Technology Technician Teaching Assistant for Textiles, Drama and Food Technology Learning Support Assistant Midday Supervisor Learning Support Assistant LRC Assistant Data Manager Attendance Officer/Year Leaders’ Assistant Learning Support Assistant Publicity and Project Fundraiser/ Print IT Admin Officer Learning Support Assistant Learning Support Assistant Site Assistant Examinations Officer & Reprographics Receptionist/School Uniform Science Technician Learning Support Assistant ICT Technician Learning Support Assistant Information Manager Science Technician Strategic Business Manager

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Mr A Kawka Mrs C Knatt Mr S Loveday Mrs L Lukaszewicz Mrs J Macnally Mrs J Mangan Mrs S Mayne Mr S McPhail Mrs L Newbery Mrs S Norcliffe Mrs M Nye Mrs M Osmanovic Miss L Partridge Mrs J Pellett Mrs J Simmons Mrs M Smith Ms J Stenning Mrs P Stephens Mrs S Walshe Ms P Ward Mrs S Warren Mrs V Webster Mrs D Winter Mrs M Wythe

Site Assistant Technology Technician ICT Technician Learning Support Assistant Senior Receptionist/School Nurse Learning Support Assistant Educational Visits Coordinator Site Manager EIKON Youth Project Worker/ Family Support Worker Learning Support Assistant Art Assistant Learning Support Assistant Learning Support Assistant Learning Support Assistant Learning Resource Centre Manager Student Support Assistant Food Technology Technician/Student Support Assistant Catering Manager Admin Assistant for the Federation Director Headteacher’s PA /Clerk to the Governors Design and Technology/Federation Beauty Technician Receptionist PA to SENCO/Learning Support Assistant Learning Support Assistant

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RODBOROUGH – COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE How we respond to a concern raised by a parent Surrey County Council has produced a model procedure for parents who wish to express a concern about their child’s school. As an Academy, Rodborough has adopted this procedure. This procedure is summarised in the leaflet for parents, ‘A brief guide to our complaints procedure’. These leaflets and further guidance for parents are available in the school Reception and on our school website www.rodborough.surrey.sch.uk . The formal procedure for making a complaint 1. Discuss you concerns with your child’s Form Tutor or Year Leader. 2. If the matter is not resolved, parents are asked, in the first instance, to raise their concerns with the Headteacher, Mr Smith. 3. In the unlikely event of the matter needing further consideration, parents are able to write to the Chairman of Governors through the Clerk to the Governors at the school. 4. If still unresolved, a parent may make a formal complaint by writing to the whole governing body. A complaints panel made up of a small number of Governors of the school will convene to consider the matter and then write to the parent with their decision. In any extreme case, the Local Education Authority has formal procedures to support parents and resolve matters. At Rodborough we are committed to responding to a parental concern as quickly and as sensitively as possible in order to resolve the issue promptly. Most concerns are resolved by the child’s Form Tutor or Year Leader. Parents who wish to discuss a concern with the Headteacher are asked, wherever possible, to make an appointment in advance, so that sufficient time and attention can be given to the matter. We will respond to letters of concern within five days and keep parents informed at all stages if the matter cannot be resolved immediately.

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