Home School Liaison
Our school, in partnership with parents and the community, aims:
- For the highest standards of teaching, learning and achievement.
- To develop potential and educate for life.
- To treat everyone with respect and understanding.
As a school, we will do our best to:
- Provide a safe and caring environment.
- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum matched to the needs of your daughter.
- Set, mark and monitor homework in keeping with the school’s policy.
- Monitor your daughter’s attendance and punctuality and inform you of any concerns.
- Provide you with information about your daughter's progress.
- Contact you when we are concerned about your daughter’s welfare, behaviour or standard of work.
As a parent, I will do my best to:
- Ensure my daughter attends school regularly and punctually and inform the school immediately of reasons for absence. I acknowledge that permission will not be given to take holidays in term time.
- Support the rules of the school, including the Code of Behaviour and uniform requirements.
- Attend all parents’ evenings and visit the school if requested.
- Support my daughter's learning at home and ensure she completes homework.
- Inform the school of any change of contact details.
- Be responsible for the conduct of my daughter’s travelling to and from school.
As a student, I will:
- Follow the school’s rules and Code of Behaviour.
- Wear the correct uniform to and from school and bring all the equipment I need every day.
- Arrive on time and attend regularly.
- Work to the best of my ability in school and at home.
- Record and complete homework on time.
- The school cannot accept responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, private property brought to school by pupils.
- All pupils have filtered access to the internet and e-mail and are expected to use these facilities for educational purposes only.
- Mobile Phones: mobile phones are not allowed in school. They must not be seen, at any time, on the school site. If a student needs to contact home, during the school day or after school, they can ask a member of staff to use a school phone. If a parent or carer needs to contact a child, during the school day or during an after school activity, they should contact the school office. If a phone is seen or heard, it will be confiscated for 24 hours and returned the next school working day to a parent.
- MP3’s/iPods, headphones and personal stereos are not allowed in school. If found they will be confiscated and in some cases will only be returned to parents after 24 hours.
- Jewellery is not permitted, except for one pair of small sleepers or stud earrings, one in each ear. If other jewellery is worn, it may be confiscated for a period of time and parents may be asked to collect it. No facial piercing is allowed.
- Pupils who arrive out of uniform may be sent home to change.
- All items of clothing and belongings must be clearly marked with the owner’s name.
- No expensive items are allowed, e.g. leather coats or bags, nor items with logos/brand names displayed on the outside.
- Money and valuables must not be left in rooms. We strongly advise you that your daughter should bring only the minimum amount of money to school and that she keeps it in a purse belt.
- Pupils must not bring anything into school which could be construed as an offensive weapon, prohibited substances, alcohol, cigarettes or cigarette lighters.
- Books and materials are provided by the school and must be returned when the pupils leave. If books etc. are lost or damaged, parents will be asked to pay for the replacements.
- The school can give a 15 minute detention at the end of the school day without prior notice. For longer detentions, we will give you 24 hours’ notice. The Headteacher has the power to exclude pupils, if necessary, for disciplinary reasons. In this case, you as the parent/carer have a right of appeal.
- I give permission for Highbury Fields School to use and reproduce photographs and video (e.g. dramatic, musical productions or exams) taken of my child by HFS staff and in conjunction with school activities. For videos and photographs taken by outside agencies, separate permission will be sought.
- Information regarding the curriculum is available from the school on request.
- On odd occasions KS4 students may be asked to move between sites. They may not be escorted.