This was sent out on 13th December 2017:
Vaccinations for all Year 9 students are planned for the Spring and Summer term 2018. There are 2 vaccinations, the Final School Booster (to take place on 11th January 2018) and the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination (date to be confirmed).
Consent forms with further information will be coming home at the end of this week. Please can you complete and return for the attention of Jennie Flint by the last day of term, Thursday 21st December.
Headlice – sent out 12th December 2017
Autistic Young Women and Romantic Relationships information evening – sent out 12th December 2017
Letter re anxiety workshop information – sent out 7th December 2017
Emotional Wellbeing Parent Handout – sent out 7th December 2017
CWMT slides Moods, Anxiety, Stress – sent out 7th December 2017
ASD Coffee Morning invitation – sent out 7th December 2017
This was sent out on 22nd November 2017:
The Surrey Transition and SEND Post-16 Teams are holding an information evening for young people and their families, years 9+, who attend Special Schools.
This year, the South East Surrey event will be held at Clifton Hill School, Caterham on Monday 4th December between 5-7pm.
Clifton Hill Preparation for Adulthood Flyer Dec 2017
House Charity letter (Sapphire) – sent out 17th November 2017
House Charity letter (Topaz) – sent out 17th November 2017
Year 9 letter to selected parents re registering interest in a residential placement – sent out 13th November 2017
Christmas Fair – sent out 13th November 2017
Christmas House Charity letter – sent out 6th November 2017
House Charity letter (Ruby) – sent out 6th November 2017
House Charity letter (Emerald) – sent out 6th November 2017
This was sent out on 1st November to year 9M only:
The Religious Studies Edexcel GCSE revision guide is now available to purchase via ParentPay at a cost of £5.99. The guide is excellent and I would highly recommend that you purchase this for your daughter.
If you have any queries about this please contact me.
ASD Parents Letter – sent out 16th October 2017
Nativity The Musical – sent out 11th October 2017
Romantic Relationships Flyer – sent out 11th October 2017
Girls Social Event – sent out 9th October 2017
This was sent out on 5th October 2017 to parents with students who have an ASD diagnosis:
I am emailing to inform you that the sign up deadline for King’s College London Research Project has been extended to October 15th, this important research aims to improve understanding of social anxiety and develop better interventions to target mental health.
Please take a moment to read through the attached material to judge whether your daughter might like to participate.
This was sent out on 29th September 2017:
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am writing to let you know that due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr Evans will not be in school for the remainder of this half term. There is a supply teacher covering Mr Evans’s timetable and Mrs Janaway is covering his tutor responsibility.
WOSE letter (from our Education Welfare Officer at Surrey County Council) – sent out on 27th September 2017
Year 10& 11 Parents Information Eve Mon 18th Sept 2017
For current Year 9’s moving up to Year 10 in September (sent out 21st July 2017)
The following was sent out on 14th September 2017:
Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
I wanted to share information with you about Net Aware.
Net Aware is a simple guide for parents to the most popular social networks, apps and games. You can learn about the privacy settings and safety guidelines for Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. You can also read up-to-date reviews from parents and children for each app, game and social network.
The guide, which is aimed at parents and carers of 8-12 year olds, is based on over 750 reviews from an O2/NSPCC parent panel and over 1720 young people who reviewed 50 social networks and apps.
It aims to provide parents with up-to-date information about the sites most commonly used by young people. The NSCPCC hope the guides will help parents talk to their children about staying safe on those platforms.
- minimum age for the most popular apps
- possible dangers
- why children like it
- how easy it is to report inappropriate content
- how easy it is to change the privacy setting
- general online safety news stories
I hope that you find this website useful.
Archived letters for information:
Sent out 14th July:
I am writing to advise you that after a thorough review, we have written some new guidance and this will replace our Anti Bullying Policy. The new document Guidance for the promotion of respect, tolerance, socially acceptable behaviour and developing responsible citizens can be found on our website.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the guidance, please contact me.
Sent out 13th July 2017:
Please read and share
“Snapchat map update raises child safety worries”
Recently Snapchat, an app which is sued by many children and young people, launched a new feature. Snap Maps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows other to accurately pinpoint where you are. There are three possible privacy settings:
- Ghost mode, where only you can see your position
- My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
- Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you
Childnet have posted a thorough explanation of Snap Maps and how to ensure users stay safe http://www.childnet.com/blog/introducing-snap-maps-the-new-location-sharing-feature-in-snapchat
|Introducing ‘Snap Maps’ – the new location sharing feature …
Today Snapchat introduced a new feature, the ‘Snap Map’. This location based map allows users to see where in the country their Snapchat contacts are, as well as …
How to switch off Snap Map location sharing:
- When in photo taking mode, pinch the screen to open Snap Map
- Touch the settings cog in the top right corner of the screen
- Tap “Ghost Mode” to switch off location sharing
- Photos and videos posted to Snapchat’s public “Our Story” will still be discoverable on the map
Behaviour Policy Letter (sent out 4th July 2017)
Operation Encompass (sent out 3rd July 2017)
Blue Whale & 13 Reasons Why (sent out 3rd May 2017)
Headteacher’s Newsletter April 2017
Student Attendance (sent home 3rd March 2017)
Student Attendance Policy January 2017
The following was Parentmailed on 1st March 2017:
Dear Parents, Carers and Families,
I would like to update you regarding our procedures for contacting the school about medication.
Please note that all medication sent into school must be in its original packaging with a current and correct prescription label. It is your duty to inform Jennie Flint (Deputy Head of the Residential Provision) of your intention to send medication in to school by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and to copy Miss Phillips, Deputy Head (email@example.com) into your correspondence.
This change has occurred as Sarah Taylor, our Residential Keyworker with responsibility for Health and Wellbeing, has moved on to pursue other interests. We wish Sarah luck for her future endeavours.
If you have any questions regarding this matter please do not hesitate to contact me.
Headteacher’s Newsletter February 2017
Absence procedures (sent out 9th January 2017)
Headteacher’s Newsletter December 2016
Healthy Snacks (sent out 25th November 2016)
SRE letter (sent out 22nd November 2016)
SRE leaflet (sent out 22nd November 2016)
Medication policy letter to parents (sent out 18th November 2016)
Medical consent form (sent out 18th November 2016)
Headteacher’s Newsletter October 2016
Medication Policy and Procedures letter (sent out 21st October 2016)
Medical Consent forms (sent out 21st October 2016)
Student Privacy Notice 2016 (sent out 29th September 2016)
School Uniform Labelling
The following was Parentmailed on 22nd September 2016:
Good afternoon everyone,
Please ensure all items of your daughter’s clothing (jumpers, coats, cardigans, PE kit etc) are clearly labelled with her full name.
Unfortunately if clothing isn’t labelled we have no way of knowing who it belongs to and therefore we cannot return it to its rightful owner.
We would appreciate your co-operation in this matter.