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MARSHALLS PARK SCHOOL

A Specialist Performing Arts College

Information 2012 – 2013

Headteacher

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Mrs P Mason

Senior Prefects

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Tinotenda Kawome, Charlotte Cook, Thomas Hughes, Victoria Ellis

Chair of Governors

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Councillor Geoffrey Starns

Pettits Lane . Romford . Essex . RM1 4EH . Telephone 01708 724134 . Facsimile 01708 746021 . Website www.marshallspark.havering.sch.uk


Welcome to Marshalls Park School

I am proud of my school. As you will see clearly demonstrated, this pride is shared by all who are associated with Marshalls Park. Parents, students, staff and governors all work together to ensure that all children make a success of their time with us. At Marshalls Park each child is looked upon as an individual. Children vary widely in their abilities; the curriculum and the range of activities available at Marshalls Park School is arranged so that all students will be helped to make the most of their individual talents, be they academic, sporting, creative or personal. Our open evening on Wednesday 5 October 2011 has been organised to show you why we are so proud of the school. However, if you have been unable to attend this evening, please come to the school during the working day and see us at work. You do not need an appointment and one of the students will show you round the school. This booklet has been designed to give you much of the standard information about the school. If there is anything else you need to know, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for taking the time to consider my school and I look forward to meeting you as a parent of one of my new students in Year 7. Yours sincerely

Pam Mason Headteacher


School Day and Academic Year 2012/2013 SESSION TIMES Morning 08.35 Afternoon 14.05 Break 10.55 Lunch 13.15

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13.15 15.15 11.15 14.05

No students are permitted to leave school during the lunch hour unless they have written permission from their parents to go home for the entire lunch break, in which case they will be issued with lunch passes. The school has a wet lunch measure in place. ACADEMIC YEAR

Term begins

Term ends

Autumn Half term holiday Spring Half term holiday Summer Half term holiday Public holiday

Monday 3 September Monday 29 October Monday 7 January Monday 18 February Monday 15 April Monday 27 May Monday 6 May

Friday 21 December Friday 2 November Thursday 28 March Friday 22 February Tuesday 23 July Friday 31 May

List of School Governors The school governors are made up of elected representatives, political representatives from the council and community governors. At the time of writing, the school is moving to a new Instrument of Governance as a result of converting to foundation status. The current governors are as follows: Chairman Councillor G Starns LA Vice Chair Mr Robert Binion Community Governor Mrs T Bailey Cllr S Binion Mr P Davies Mr B Dowsett Mrs B Hughes Mr M Martin Mrs P Mason Mrs A Nelson Mrs K Rowley Mrs L Ruddick Mr C Slater Mr J Webster

Parent Governor LA Governor Parent Governor Parent Governor Teacher Governor Community Governor Headteacher Community Governor Parent Governor Teacher Governor LA Governor Authority Governor


Admissions School admissions are handled by the Local Authority. The school’s admission policy is in line with that of the Local Authority for Secondary Community Schools. The policy can be obtained from the Havering website or the school website. Homework It is school policy that homework is set for each student in every subject they take. From September 2011, the school is trialing project based homework in the lower school. This will involve work being completed over a set period of time. Students will be given deadlines and detail in lessons. They will be given support throughout the project and opportunities in class to check how they are doing. All students are given a planner in which to record all homework set. Homework plays an integral part in the learning process and may take any of the following forms. 1.

A written exercise

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A reading exercise

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A problem solving exercise

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A revision/learning exercise

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A piece of creative work

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A piece of research

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Model making

The school runs homework clubs before school, during lunchtimes and after school allowing students time and access to the school’s resources. Many students currently make use of this facility and find it useful. Parents are expected to sign homework diaries on a weekly basis and Form Tutors will also check and sign the diary.


School Uniform 1.General Black blazer - with school badge Boys - Plain dark grey or black trousers Girls- Plain dark grey or black knee length skirt (no slit, no culottes) or trousers as for boys. All trousers must have straight legs, tailored with pockets and a waistband. Fashion trousers are not allowed. Plain white formal shirt with collar that is suited to wearing a tie. School tie worn with Marshalls Park badge showing below the knot Socks - Girls - plain black tights. Black ankle socks for summer Shoes - plain black shoes , not canvas or high heeled Jumper/cardigan (if worn) must be black V necked Outdoor coats should be without inappropriate insignia. Coats must be stored in lockers or bags An appropriate bag to carry books to and from school. Coloured apron for CDT. Separate white apron for Food Studies. Summer Uniform – Summer term only Students may opt to wear a blue polo shirt, with school logo, purchased from the school. 2. For Physical Education including games

Jewellery and hair accessories must not be worn for PE Boys: Scarlet Polo top School Rugby shirt White shorts White trainers (no black soles please) White ankle sports socks (indoor/summer only) Red knee length socks Rugby/soccer boots black only Towel Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms (Winter only) Jewellery must not be worn for PE 3. Other information All uniform and PE kit must be named. Extremes of hairstyle, cut or colour are not acceptable. Hair adornments should be plain and simple. Nail varnish or make-up may not be worn. One plain ring and watch may be worn. Students may wear one pair of plain stud earrings. Students must tie back hair during all practical lessons. 4. Suppliers

Girls:

Scarlet polo top School hockey shirt Navy blue shorts and Navy blue pleated skirt Red knee length hockey socks White trainers (not black soles please) Black only boots with studs or rubber (optional) Plain navy blue tracksuit bottoms (Winter only) White ankle sports socks (indoor/summer only) Towel

Ties and badges available from the school office. PE equipment can be purchased on line. Food and D&T aprons can be purchased from the Resources department. All other items are available from local shops and stores. Parents of new Year 7 students will have the opportunity to make a full equipment order in the June prior to entry in September.


Examination Results, Attendance and Transfer Preferences Examination Results - 2010/2011

Number of students in the year group % of students achieving 5 A* to C including English & Maths % of students achieving 5 or more A* to C % of students achieving 5 or more GCSEs grades A-G % of students achieving 1 or more GCSE

156 57 70 97 96

Attendance In September 2008 the school adopted a policy of not authorising holidays in term time. Percentage of unauthorised absence 2010/2011 Year 7 8 9 10 11

Autumn 0.2 0.1 0.7 0.2 1.0

Spring

Summer

0.1 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.7

0.3 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.5

Percentage for the whole school 0.8 Overall attendance for 2010 / 2011 was 93.2%

Transfer Preferences Number of places available

172

First Preferences Second Preferences Third Preferences % of First Preferences obtaining a place

162 9 1 94.18%


Examination Results GCSE 2011 examination results Subject Additional Applied Science Biology Catering studies Chemistry D&T Electronic products D&T Graphic products D&T Resistant products Dance Drama English language &Literature English literature Fine art Geography History Italian Mathematics Media Film and TV studies Music Physics Portuguese Religious studies Science Single award Science Additional Spanish Sports/PE studies Statistics Aida ICT - 1 GCSE CiDA ICT - 2 GCSEs Dance BTEC Grade 2 GCSE Media Studies BTEC 2 GCSE Grade Construction BTEC 2 GCSE grades Construction BTEC 4 GCSE grades Business BTEC 4 GCSE grades Business BTEC 2 GCSE grades

Entries 95 15 32 15 10 8 18 3 68 153 137 44 31 40 1 154 90 20 15 1 11 142 58 52 42 11 54 13 18

A* 0 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 13 3 0 1 0 0 5 5 2 2 0 0 0 0

A 0 4 5 5 2 1 3 0 24 7 6 1 3 4 0 17 11 4 6 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 2 0 6

B 3 5 10 4 3 2 4 0 25 32 17 13 3 9 0 23 20 3 3 0 0 34 19 6 4 2 17 3 8

C 36 3 6 2 2 3 6 2 10 67 71 20 6 13 0 53 23 3 5 0 4 48 29 23 9 4 35 8 4

D 37 0 6 0 2 1 1 1 6 37 32 7 8 2 0 14 13 7 0 0 2 26 1 17 13 2 0 0 0

E 17 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 9 9 2 6 5 0 16 14 1 0 0 1 21 0 3 11 2 0 0 0

F 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 11 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

G 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

26 24 8 8 2

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 8 8 4 0

26 16 0 4 2

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0

Figures may not equal the number of entries as only grades A* to G are shown


Policy Statements

The following statements are available on the school website at www.marshallspark.havering.sch.uk: Anti Bullying Behaviour for Learning Charging and Remission Child Protection Controlled Assessment Drugs Equality, Diversity and Community Cohesion Every Child Matters Fire procedures for students in wheelchairs Gifted and Talented Health and Safety Home School Agreement Literacy Recruitment and Selection Teaching and Learning Sex and Relationships Education Complaints Procedure Admissions You will also find a full list of staff and the Instrument of Governance for the school


CURRICULUM

The curriculum is divided into 2 key stages. The school recognises the need to develop skills that will support students through school and beyond. Through SCRIPT students are able to focus on developing their own skills in the following key areas: S C R I P T

Social awareness Communication Respect Independence Problem solving Team work

These skills are reinforced across the school as well as in our timetabled Learning to Learn lessons. Key Stage 3 Subject Year 7

Periods per fortnight Year 8

Year 9

Art Dance Drama English Food Studies Geography History ICT Learning to Learn Maths Modern Foreign Languages Music Physical Education RE Science Design & Technology

3 1 2 5 1 2 2 2 6 6 4 2 4 2 6 2

3 2 2 7 2 2 2 2 0 6 4 2 4 2 5 4

2 1 2 7 1 2 2 2 2 7 4 2 4 2 7 2

Wellbeing

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1

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Key Stage 4 All students study English, Maths, Science, PE, ICT, RE and Wellbeing. In addition all students choose 4 options from a range of both academic and vocational courses. There is a programme of careers advice, information and guidance to support students in their choices.

Marshalls Park School Prospectus  

Marshalls Park School Prospectus