BSCS Y6 parent information evening main presentation 21.6.11


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  • BSCS Y6 parent information evening main presentation 21.6.11

    1. 1. Bradley Stoke Community School What can you expect? Dave Baker Headteacher Iain Williams Deputy Headteacher
    2. 2. <ul><li>Overview presentation (main hall) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School day, tutor groups, specialist school status, attendance, student welfare, curriculum, ICT, uniform & equipment, music lessons, what next? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Folder of papers for each family </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions, please see Mr Williams </li></ul><ul><li>Any SEN issues to discuss, please see Miss Houghton, SENCo, in the Student Support Session </li></ul>What’s happening this evening Itinerary 1
    3. 3. <ul><li>3 workshops and ordering equipment </li></ul><ul><li>(20 minutes each) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Support (Main Hall) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent to Parent workshop (Dining Room) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LRC overview and equipment for sale (LRC) </li></ul></ul>What’s happening this evening Itinerary 2
    4. 4. <ul><li>New secondary school in Sept 2005 – now 1020 students </li></ul><ul><li>Community school – a key driver </li></ul><ul><li>Oldest students now in Y12 </li></ul><ul><li>Judged as outstanding by OfSTED in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Culture of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>SSAT Consultant School </li></ul><ul><li>Parental Engagement Quality Standard Gold Award – first school nationally </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Young’ staff </li></ul><ul><li>Ethos crucial and often commented upon </li></ul><ul><li>Stakeholder voice central to development </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusive: low exclusions, high attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive intake – full age and ability </li></ul><ul><li>High success rates (87% 5A*-C at GCSE) </li></ul>Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) Contextual Information
    5. 5. Timings School Day Thursday *(LRC open from 8:00 a.m. and until 5:00 p.m.) (Dining room open from 7:45 a.m. for breakfast) Registration/Tutorial 08:30* – 08:45 Including lunch (for 30 minutes) Registration Some of Y7-11 + Y12 Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Break Lesson 3 Lesson 4 Lesson 5 Lesson 6 08:45 – 09:45 09:45 – 10:45 10:45 – 11:05 11:05 – 12:05 12:05 – 13:35 13:35 – 14:35* End of Day for Y7 14:35 – 15:35*
    6. 6. <ul><li>We have had specialist school status in performing arts and languages has since September 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on broadening opportunities and raising levels of achievement – not on narrowing provision </li></ul><ul><li>Key features are communication, performance and community </li></ul>Key Foci Specialist School Status
    7. 7. <ul><li>3 successful appeals for cohort 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Timetable yet to be finalised but tutor groups now arranged (and included in the information pack) </li></ul><ul><li>Student induction day on 12 th July from 8:45 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Locker key, catering card and dictionary purchase this evening </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training day on Thurs 1st Sept. School year starts on Friday 2 nd September for students . </li></ul><ul><li>School will be open all summer if you need to make contact. </li></ul>What Next?
    8. 8. <ul><li>Completed questionnaires </li></ul><ul><li>Up to date contact details </li></ul><ul><li>Music lesson details (if not already provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Uniform and dictionary orders (if not already provided) </li></ul><ul><li>Offers of help (inc. School Friends volunteers) </li></ul><ul><li>Book holiday in school holiday time only (please see term dates)! </li></ul>Key areas We Need From You…
    9. 9. Model Curriculum Information
    10. 10. How many educationalists does it take to change a light bulb?
    11. 11. CHANGE?
    12. 12. 21 st Century
    13. 14. <ul><li>Curriculum Focus </li></ul><ul><li>National Curriculum and QCDA basis </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist Performing Arts and Languages School </li></ul><ul><li>Themes: Communication and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Subject domains </li></ul><ul><li>Key Stage Three (Y7 and 8) </li></ul><ul><li>180 students in 6 tutor groups </li></ul><ul><li>Students taught in TG (English and Maths = additional groups to support students with greatest learning needs) </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design and PE have smaller ‘practical groups’ </li></ul><ul><li>3 groups = French as main language, 3 groups = German </li></ul><ul><li>All students have opportunity to learn other languages in KS3 </li></ul>General Information Curriculum Information
    14. 15. <ul><li>Key Stage Three (Y9) </li></ul><ul><li>Some subjects taught in half year blocks (e.g. 90 students at a time) </li></ul><ul><li>More flexible groups (e.g. by ability, gender and learning needs) </li></ul><ul><li>GCSE Triple Science starts for most able in Science </li></ul><ul><li>Students make choices about KS4 courses </li></ul><ul><li>Key Stage Four (Y10/11) </li></ul><ul><li>Essential Learning (for everyone) </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Leaning (specific pathways) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation ensures EBAC opportunity for those for whom it is an appropriate pathway </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry too much about this one yet…. </li></ul>General Information Curriculum Information
    16. 17. 4Rs <ul><li>Basis of the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Our ‘irreducible’ core – common denominator in every student’s experience </li></ul><ul><li>Report on 4Rs </li></ul><ul><li>Increasingly incorporated into all lessons </li></ul>Curriculum Information
    17. 18. <ul><li>Recognisable subject content (e.g. English Language, French, PE etc) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialist teachers and technicians </li></ul><ul><li>Large Teaching Assistant (TA) team to support in class </li></ul><ul><li>G&T register and programme </li></ul><ul><li>Student Support Team well established (SEN and pastoral welfare) </li></ul><ul><li>Support provided: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1:1 mentoring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Withdrawal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small group work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist intervention (e.g. numeracy, spelling and reading) </li></ul></ul>Subject Domains Curriculum Organisation
    18. 19. <ul><li>‘ Collapsed curriculum’  extended whole day experience – at least once per term </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging external organisations (e.g. Ready Steady Cook, and Forensics) </li></ul><ul><li>Learning across subjects (alliances) </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on collaboration, risk taking, different approaches to learning and FUN! </li></ul><ul><li>Essential aspects of the CURRICULUM – learning focus </li></ul><ul><li>Programme outlined at the start of the year with detailed cost breakdown (we are mindful about this!) </li></ul>Session 16 Curriculum Organisation
    19. 20. <ul><li>Students are automatically enriched once per week (not optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Timetabled slot of something a bit different (let off steam – staff too!) </li></ul><ul><li>KS3 students choose at least 1 session but can go to more </li></ul><ul><li>VERTICAL engagement (Y7-10 usually) </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, enjoyment, challenge, diversity and participation </li></ul><ul><li>Links into after school programme (clubs and academic sessions – e.g. revision or coursework support/catch-up) </li></ul>Enrichment Curriculum Organisation
    20. 21. <ul><li>Y7/8 focus on creativity, developing skills, research, independence </li></ul><ul><li>2 projects running concurrently (sometimes cross curricular) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for parents to be co-learners and supporters </li></ul><ul><li>Set and published programme for Y7/8 </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually delivered via FROG (to your cyber-doorstep – no more arguments!) </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: new concepts, extend existing knowledge, skills and understanding BUT short ILs will still be set in a few subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Y9 – individual subject team – prep for rigour of KS4 courses </li></ul>Independent Learning (IL) or homework to you and me… Curriculum Organisation
    21. 22. <ul><li>New emphasis on face to face parental engagement (more targeted) </li></ul><ul><li>Less wordy reports – more progress information </li></ul><ul><li>Y7/8/10 = focus on tutor comments and progress data </li></ul><ul><li>Y9/11 = focus on subject specific comments and progress data </li></ul><ul><li>More opportunities to see subject staff during the year </li></ul><ul><li>Real time information about how students are doing via FROG (e.g. attainment, behaviour and attendance) </li></ul>Reporting Communication
    22. 23. FROG <ul><li>INFORMATION RICH (attainment, behaviour, attendance) </li></ul><ul><li>Calendars, key dates, letters, notices, discussion forums, homework (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys, booking parents’ evening appointments, timetables, teacher lists, contact and query forms </li></ul><ul><li>Learning resources </li></ul><ul><li>Online payments </li></ul>KEY DATE: 29 th Sept 2011 FROG Launch for Y7 parents/carers Communication
    23. 24. <ul><li>Students in school from 8:45 a.m. in main hall </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch provided for all students (free of charge) </li></ul><ul><li>Activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice breakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taster Lessons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for September </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Students collected at 2:15 p.m. from main hall – parents need to collect uniform and child(ren) please </li></ul>Programme Transition Day
    24. 25. <ul><li>Black shoes – plain black, heels no taller than 5cm (no trainers) </li></ul><ul><li>Black socks or black tights </li></ul><ul><li>Black trousers – tailored ( not Miss Sexy) </li></ul><ul><li>Black skirt – knee length ( not stretchy) </li></ul><ul><li>Cirrus polo shirt with logo (now available plain or fitted) </li></ul><ul><li>Teal sweatshirt with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back at all times </li></ul><ul><li>Jewellery should be kept to a minimum (e.g. watch, one stud per ear) </li></ul><ul><li>No make up </li></ul>General Uniform Uniform
    25. 26. <ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Black rugby/hockey shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Black shorts </li></ul><ul><li>Black sweatshirt with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black socks with sky blue stripes </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth guard </li></ul><ul><li>Shin pads </li></ul><ul><li>Optional </li></ul><ul><li>Black tracksuit bottoms (any) </li></ul><ul><li>Black rain jacket with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black fleece with logo </li></ul>Sports Kit - Boys <ul><li>PE </li></ul><ul><li>White polo shirt with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black shorts </li></ul><ul><li>Black sweatshirt with logo (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Black socks with sky blue stripes </li></ul>Uniform
    26. 27. <ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Black rugby/hockey shirt </li></ul><ul><li>Black shorts </li></ul><ul><li>Black sweatshirt with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black socks with sky blue stripes </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth guard </li></ul><ul><li>Shin pads </li></ul><ul><li>Optional </li></ul><ul><li>Black skort/PE skirt </li></ul><ul><li>Black tracksuit bottoms (any) </li></ul><ul><li>Black rain jacket with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black fleece with logo </li></ul>Sports Kit - Girls <ul><li>PE </li></ul><ul><li>White polo shirt with logo </li></ul><ul><li>Black shorts </li></ul><ul><li>Black sweatshirt with logo (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Black socks with sky blue stripes </li></ul>Uniform
    27. 28. Shoes Uniform
    28. 29. <ul><li>You should already have tried and ordered uniform – if you haven’t, please talk to a member of staff after this meeting as it is now urgent that it is ordered to be ready in time for September </li></ul><ul><li>There will be a stock of uniform held at school and you can order more uniform throughout the year </li></ul><ul><li>Please make cheques payable to Bradley Stoke Community School </li></ul><ul><li>All uniform already ordered will be handed to students at 2:15 p.m. on the Transition Day </li></ul>Ordering Uniform
    29. 30.  Can girls wear trousers? Yes (and boys can wear skirts!)  Can we wear black trainers? No – proper shoes, heels no higher than 5cm  Can we wear trainers at break and lunch? Yes, but you will have to change for lessons  Can we wear tights? Yes, black tights  Can we wear make-up? No! FAQs Uniform
    30. 31. <ul><li> Can we dye our hair/wear hair gel? </li></ul><ul><li>If it is noticeable and ostentatious, then no </li></ul><ul><li>If your hair is longer than shoulder length, then it must be tied back all the time (black or teal bands, please) </li></ul><ul><li> What will happen if I’m not wearing school uniform/PE kit? </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given items to wear at school – if you have not brought a note from home, then home will be contacted (by phone or letter) </li></ul><ul><li>Frequently forgotten PE kit will lead to a detention </li></ul>FAQs Uniform
    31. 32. <ul><li> Can we have water in class? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, in clear plastic bottles – but NOT to be drunk during class in Art, Product Design, ICT and Science (Health and Safety) </li></ul><ul><li>Water bottles can be replenished at the water fountains </li></ul><ul><li>You will be discouraged from going to the toilet during a lesson </li></ul><ul><li> Will there be fruit available at break? </li></ul><ul><li>There will always be healthy options </li></ul>FAQs Uniform
    32. 33. Please NAME all uniform Uniform
    33. 34. <ul><li>Watch </li></ul><ul><li>Pencils </li></ul><ul><li>Pencil sharpener </li></ul><ul><li>Biro or cartridge pen </li></ul><ul><li>Ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Protractor </li></ul><ul><li>Compasses </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific Calculator (Sharp EL531 recommended) </li></ul><ul><li>Eraser </li></ul><ul><li>English Dictionary </li></ul>General Equipment
    34. 35. <ul><li>Art </li></ul><ul><li>Coloured pencils (12) – also for Product Design – not felt pens </li></ul><ul><li>2B and HB pencil </li></ul><ul><li>Pritt stick and scissors (homework) </li></ul><ul><li>PE </li></ul><ul><li>Gum shield </li></ul><ul><li>Shin pads </li></ul><ul><li>Towel </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design </li></ul><ul><li>Coloured pencils – as for Art </li></ul><ul><li>Named ‘Tupperware’ box for transferring foodstuffs </li></ul><ul><li>Clutch pencil (propelling) 0.5 HB </li></ul>Specific Equipment
    35. 36. <ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>French Dictionary (homework) </li></ul><ul><li>German </li></ul><ul><li>German Dictionary (homework) </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Thesaurus (homework) </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Trainers </li></ul>Specific Equipment
    36. 37. No ‘Tippex’ allowed in school There will be an opportunity to buy English/French/German dictionaries, thesauruses and equipment in the LRC after this session Equipment
    37. 38. Please return Music Lesson forms to Mrs Paula Warren by the end of this week (24 th June) Music Lessons
    38. 39. <ul><li>Registers are taken every lesson </li></ul><ul><li>Letters are sent home about broken weeks (5 weeks and 10+ weeks) </li></ul><ul><li>Termly rewards for tutor groups and individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Termly meetings with Education Welfare Officer - students with lower than 80% attendance, patterns of absence, unauthorised or unexplained absences </li></ul>Really important… Attendance
    39. 40. <ul><li>We rarely authorise absence from school for family holidays </li></ul><ul><li>The Attendance Policy is on the school website </li></ul><ul><li>Dates next year are also in your packs </li></ul>Really important… Holidays