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DAY TO DAY PROCEDURES
BREAK & LUNCHTIME
If you need to make contact with your child during the school day, please do so via the school office only. If you know your child is not going to be in school for medical reasons, please contact the school office. The school will keep you up to date on a host of issues, and you will find all the information you need on Moodle (moodle.southwirral.wirral.sch.uk) our interactive learning site allowing you to access your child’s timetable, homework, progress and attendance.
The school canteen sells a host of healthy goodies at break time as well as lunch. There are lots of hot options as well as dishes for the day, pizza, sandwiches and salad, cakes and biscuits, etc. so lots to choose. Students can bring in packed lunch and eat it in the hall. All students are required to remain in school during all breaks.
Home Learning Students in year 7 have a fixed home learning timetable including Maths, English and Languages. Homework will be set which can be accessed via Moodle. If your child is struggling with their homework, please contact their Head of House. They don’t have to worry about anything, alone!
Useful Information BULLYING PROCEDURE Citizen lessons and assemblies address the issue of bullying and reinforce the fact that bullying will not be tolerated and will be dealt with appropriately. The school is vigilent about all kinds of bullying. Students must report incidents to a teacher or their Head of House. Parents will be notified of any incidents.
Sarah Houghton, Stanton Road Primary
PASTORAL SUPPORT During Welcome Day, your child will be assigned a House - Laird, Mayer, Stanley or Wilson. Heads of House are your child’s first port of call and are caring, helpful and supportive members of staff. If your child has a personal issue, you feel we should be aware of, please inform their Head of House via the Main Office.
SETTLING IN Part of the Welcome Day activity is based on finding their way around and knowing where to go for what etc. Staff are strategically positioned outside classrooms to help, guide year 7s to the right class. The timetable is adapted slightly for the first few days to allow the year 7s to go to lunch early so they are familiar with the systems and can be given individual support.
Supporting Your Child
MOVING ON UP!
Read with them, discuss what they have read, share books, promote literacy at every opportunity to ensure progress.
Encourage your child to read a daily newspaper to keep them informed of world issues. Ensure the paper is a broadsheet like The Guardian or The Independent not a tabloid newspaper. Encourage your child to talk about what they have learnt in the different subjects. Encourage them to teach you what they have learnt as this will help them with their learning and understanding. Make sure your child has a quiet place to do their homework, encourage them to do it away from any distractions – no mobile phones, TV, etc. If this is not possible, we have a study support room which is available for students before/after school. ‘’Moving on up’ from primary school to South Wirral is a big step but an exciting one. We are a family; a community built around an extremely successful House system. Every child matters and helping, supporting and caring is a significant part of our school ethos at South Wirral.
HOW TO GET TO SCHOOL Students can hop on a Merseyrail train (Wirral Line) to Eastham Rake. It’s a ten minute walk from there. Many buses drop off close to school including 609, 623 and 610. Check the school website for more information.
CONTACT INFORMATION South Wirral High School Plymyard Avenue Eastham Wirral CH62 8EH Tel: 0151 327 3213 Fax: 0151 327 7798 @SouthWirral SouthWirralHS www.southwirral.wirral.sch.uk
Helpful Tips for parents with children transitioning from primary to South Wirral High School
Published on Mar 17, 2016
We know how stressful it can be to transition from primary school to high school, so we have created something to help support you.