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Year 6 Transition

Year 6 Transition

Our induction days for Year 6 students are taking place on Monday 8th July and Tuesday 9th July from 8.35am – 3.20pm.

  • INDUCTION DAYS

What time should my son/daughter arrive on the induction days?

Both days will start at 8.35am. Students should arrive between 8.25am and 8.30am and make their way into the school.

Students will have the opportunity to experience lessons and also to get to know their new tutor group.

What does my son/daughter need to bring with them on the induction days?

– Their PE kit
– Their own pencil case
– Bring a packed lunch if not purchasing school food
– Cash to put on their dinner account if purchasing food but online is the preferred method

Please note if a student is going to go home without an adult. They must bring a letter into school from parents/carers, giving permission to do so.

What should my son/daughter wear on the induction days?

Students should wear their current school uniform.

What will my child have for lunch on the induction days?

Students can either purchase food at school or bring a packed lunch. Money can be put on your child’s online payment account in advance to purchase food on these days. Alternatively, your child can bring cash on the day but online is the preferred method.

What time will the induction days finish?

The induction days will finish at 3.20pm. There will be two uniform pop-up shops on the Monday and Tuesday, 3.00-5.00pm.

  • NEW PARENTS INFORMATION EVENING

What time does the welcome evening start?

The evening will begin at 6.00pm. There will be a talk by the headteacher, an opportunity for the child to meet their form and form tutor and be given detailed information about key areas of the school. Members of the senior leadership team will also be available to answer any questions that you may have.

Should my son/daughter come to the welcome evening?

It is important your child attends the evening so they can meet their form, form tutor and also try on uniform.

Can I purchase uniform at the welcome evening?

Students will be able to try on and purchase school uniform in the gym.

  • KEY INFORMATION

What times are the school day?

PREPARATION TIME08:35 – 08:40
MORNING REGISTRATION08:40 – 08:50
PERIOD 108:50 – 09:40
PERIOD 209:40 – 10:30
BREAK 10:30 – 10:50
PERIOD 310:50 – 11:40
PERIOD 411:40 – 12:30
LUNCH12:30 – 13:20
PERIOD 513:20 – 14:10
PERIOD 614:10 – 15:00

What are the term dates for 2019-2020?

AUTUMN TERM 2019FROM THE MORNING OF:UNTIL THE END OF:
AUTUMN 1ST HALF-TERMThursday 29th AugustFriday 11th October
MID-TERM BREAKMonday 14th OctoberFriday 18th October
AUTUMN 2ND HALF-TERMMonday 21st OctoberFriday 20th December
SPRING TERM 2020FROM THE MORNING OF:UNTIL THE END OF:
SPRING 1ST HALF-TERMTuesday 7th JanuaryFriday 14th February
MID-TERM BREAKMonday 17th FebruaryFriday 21st February
SPRING 2ND HALF-TERMMonday 24th FebruaryFriday 3rd April
SUMMER TERM 2020FROM THE MORNING OF:UNTIL THE END OF:
Summer 1st half-termMonday 20th AprilFriday 22nd May
May DayFriday 8th MayFriday 8th May
Mid-term breakMonday 25th MayFriday 29th May
Summer 2nd half-termMonday 1st JuneFriday 10th July

Will by son/daughter be in a tutor group with their friends?

Tutor groups are created taking into account a number of different factors including:
• ensuring groups are balanced academically
• ensuring groups include students from a number of schools
• ensuring students who are transferring to us on their own are paired up to help them to make friends.

Transition is an anxious time for some, whilst others take it in their stride. We recognise that everyone reacts differently – students, parents and carers. The two days of induction are designed to support your child through this transition. Although it can be daunting, the opportunity to make new friends will, in the long run, be beneficial to all. If you do have any concerns after the two days of induction, please get in contact with us before the summer holidays to ensure we can resolve any issues.

What is Scopay?

Scopay is a secure online account linked to your child and is the preferred method of payment for cashless catering accounts, trips and other one-off school related events.

Your Scopay account activation details have been provided in a letter. Please log in at www.scopay.com (or follow the link from the school website) and register as a ‘new user’ before making secure payments. If you already have a Scopay account, please login as usual, follow the instructions to ‘add a child’ and enter the activation code provided when prompted.

Please ensure that you have registered with Scopay and that money has been added to the account before your child’s induction day in July.

Who do I contact if I have a query?

How will the school keep in touch?

We want to ensure excellent communication with parents. To this end, we have a weekly interactive newsletter, which as well as keeping you informed, also celebrates the many successes of our students and school events.

We use SIMS InTouch to keep you up to date by text message and information is forwarded to e-mail addresses.

Behaviour expectations at Lutterworth High School

At Lutterworth High School we use Discipline for Learning (D4L):

Discipline for Learning

Discipline for Learning (D4L) is about focusing on learning. D4L gives students a chance to do the right thing and collect house points. Students take responsibility for their behaviour; it is ultimately the student who makes the choice to receive a reward or a consequence, not the teacher. D4L is about making positive choices!

– Students will be rewarded house points when they get it right
– Students will be given redirections to change their behaviour
– Consequences follow poor behaviour
– The rules apply to everyone
– The rules apply everywhere in school
– Teachers aim for a 5:1 balance of praise and redirections
– Every lesson is a chance to start again!

All students are expected to put learning first and follow our expectations. Staff will help students to make the right choices about behaviour by redirecting them. Staff will always make it very clear when a redirection is given. Any action in which a teacher gives a student a chance to get their behaviour right, is counted as a redirection.

Staff can redirect students in a number of different ways:

– Mentioning their name
– Directly talking to a student
– Moving a student

Teachers are always looking for positive behaviour and will give house points for it.

If a student chooses to not put their behaviour right after being redirected, then a consequence will follow.

Our consequences:

– Level 1 (no further action taken)

– Level 2 (detention with the teacher)

– Level 3 (severe clause whole school detention)

– Level 4 (withdrawal from lesson)

D4L House points and awards

How do students earn house points?

– In lessons, by good work and effort, meeting deadlines, not disturbing others.
– Students get extra house points when they receive a D4L award
– House points are also awarded for participating in house events

All house points count towards the LHS house competition for The Abbott Shield.

Merit Awards are given for good work, effort or achievement. Teachers record these on SIMS and give students a subject postcard. A Merit Award is worth 5 house points.

Hot Choc Friday is a Headteacher’s award for outstanding students who always work hard, always try their best and go above and beyond what is expected of them. Nominations are put on SIMS by subject teachers and are worth 20 house points.

Sneak and Eat is an award for KS4 students who have worked consistently hard and produced exceptional work throughout the week. Nominations are put on SIMS by subject teachers and are worth 20 house points.

House points are awarded every lesson for positive behaviour. Teachers record house points on SIMS.

Distinction Awards are given for exceptional work or achievement. Teachers record these on SIMS and give students a subject postcard. A Distinction Award is worth 10 house points.

What is the school's ethos?

What support is available for my child with SEND?

Lutterworth High School provides a broad and balanced curriculum for all its students, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We are committed to inclusion for all and work closely with parents and students to ensure equal access to all areas of the curriculum. Our aim is to help to improve basic literacy and numeracy skills and to develop students’
independent work and life skills.

Special needs staff work with subject staff to provide in-class support, to help to adapt materials for student use, to directly teach basic skills and to deliver intervention programmes as required. The school maintains an additional needs record that is regularly reviewed to monitor and evaluate students’ progress and needs.

If you require any further information, do not hesitate to contact Miss G. Lewis, SENDCO on 01455 552710

ICT acceptable use policy

Please view our ICT Acceptable Use policy here – Mobile-Device-Acceptable-Use-Policy-Student

School Expectations

Students will be expected to:

• Do their best and demonstrate a desire to learn
• Complete homework on time and to the best of their ability
• Be independent, show resilience and not give up
• Take an active part in extra-curricular activities
• Take a pride in their appearance
• Keep to the school’s expectations to support learning
• Show courtesy and respect to all members of the school community in the real and online worlds
• Respect the school environment.

  • HOW WILL MY CHILD TRAVEL TO SCHOOL?

Car

If you are planning to drive your child to school, please be aware that there is very little parking space at the front of school. Please consider dropping your child nearby, so that they walk the last few hundred metres to school, alternatively drive through the front of school and drop students at the PE gates. If you do park in the community, please park considerately and avoid blocking driveways and entrances for those who live close to the school. Please be mindful that John Wycliffe primary school is also busy, with parents dropping primary school students after 8.45am and collecting them after 3.00pm, and therefore, we recommend that you do not use Moorbarns Lane.

Cycle

We have a limited number of cycle rack spaces, so if your child wishes to cycle to school, they should apply for a permit in September.

Once they have been allocated a cycle permit and rack space, it is important that bikes are locked securely on the school grounds, (the best way is to lock the bike frame and rear wheel to the bike rack and to make sure that the lock is facing the ground). The bike racks are out of bounds to all students during the school day.

Students cycling to school should ensure that they are dressed appropriately (including bright clothing and a helmet) and that their bike is regularly maintained to ensure safety. Students must cycle sensibly and have regard for other users of roads and pathways. Students are not allowed to ride their bikes anywhere on the school site.

Public Transport

There are bus stops for ARRIVA services outside the school for some and for others, either on Coventry Road or in the town. These services are not run or managed by the school and it is your responsibility to check that they run at times that allow your child to arrive at school by 8.35am and leave school after 3.00pm.

School bus

Beaver Bus Company operate services to the school from a large number of villages and towns in South Leicestershire. Parents arrange this transport themselves with Beaver Bus Company – https://beaver-bus.co.uk/. If your child is entitled to free transport then you apply for this through the school transport service at https://www.leicester.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-colleges/transport-to-school-and-college/

These services drop-off and pick up on the school site and students are supervised and loaded onto them at the end of the school day.

Students living in Warwickshire and eligible for their services should go through Warwickshire Local Authority. https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/

Travel Safety

Safety is extremely important when travelling to and from the school by any means of transport. If your child is walking or cycling to school, please ensure that they are aware of the pedestrian crossings locally and the safest routes to school.

Your child is representing the school on the way to and from school and our uniform is recognisable. Therefore, please ensure that your child is aware of their conduct when travelling to and from school.

Please note that even when not in uniform or at weekends and evenings, students involved in misbehaviour or public order offences may also be punished by the school for bringing the school into disrepute. We take our commitment to the community extremely seriously.

  • UNIFORM AND EQUIPMENT

What uniform will my son/daughter need to wear?

Please note that it is essential that the following information regarding our school uniform and dress code are strictly adhered to for all students attending Lutterworth High School.

Academy School Uniforms ~ This is our ONLY school supplier and orders can be placed online by clicking here or by following the ‘Order your uniform’ link under the ‘Quick Links’ header on the bottom left hand side of the school website.

Blazer

Mandatory – Supplied by Academy School Uniforms. This should be worn to and from school and whilst walking around the site during break and lunch times.

Ties

Mandatory ~ Supplied by Academy School Uniforms and LHS.

Ties should be worn correctly at all times ~ 7 stripes on wide end.

Plain black formal full length trousers – Boys and Girls

May be independently sourced – supplied by Academy School Uniforms. We have worked very hard to ensure these trousers ‘fit’ every size and shape. Jeans, trousers with studs or logos, leggings, tracksuit bottoms are not acceptable.

Plain black formal pleated skirt

Mandatory – Supplied by Academy School Uniforms. We have worked very hard to ensure these skirts ‘fit’ every size and shape. They should be worn correctly – LHS badge is clearly visible.

Shirts

May be independently sourced. Shirts must be white with a collar. Short and long sleeved is acceptable. These must be tucked in at all times.

Shoes

May be independently sourced. These must be ALL black and suitable style for school. Coloured logos/laces/soles or high heels and open-toes are not acceptable. Sports labels are not acceptable. Please refer to the attached for guidance.

Jumper

Optional ~ Supplied by Academy School Uniforms. These can be worn in addition to the blazer.

PE Dress Code

Mandatory Supplied by Academy School Uniforms:

Boys – PE top and unisex shorts
Girls – PE top and unisex shorts or skort
Unisex Outdoor ¼ zip Top
May be independently sourced:

Boys and Girls:

Lace-up trainers, suitable and clean for PE
Black socks
Football boots, shin pads and mouth guards – for health and safety these must be worn for soccer and/or hockey lessons
Black swimming trunks/costume and towel for swimming lessons
Black tracksuit bottoms
Black ‘skins’ style baselayers may be worn under the PE top and shorts/skort in cold weather.

Make up

KS3 students are not allowed to wear any make-up in school.

KS4 students are allowed to wear minimal make-up to school – light foundation and natural lash mascara.

False nails are not allowed.

It is the school’s discretion as to what is acceptable.

Jewellery

KS3 students are not permitted to wear jewellery. The only exception is a small wrist watch and simple stud earrings for pierced ears– one per ear (these must be removed before any PE lesson. Any jewellery given to staff for safekeeping is entirely at the owner’s risk).

KS4 students are allowed to wear minimal jewellery to school – a bracelet, a necklace, stud earrings and wrist watch.

It is at the school’s discretion to decide what is acceptable.

Body piercings of any kind on the face/body are not allowed.

Hair Styles/Colour

KS3 and KS4 students should have presentable hair at all times. Any colouring should appear natural and extreme styles are not tolerated. This includes shaved areas, Mohicans etc.

Body Art

KS3 and KS4 students are not allowed tattoos or henna or any variation.

What equipment does my child need for school?

Essential Equipment

KS3 and KS4 students need to be ready to learn in their lessons, which includes bringing in the correct equipment for all subjects. They will need a pen, pencil, ruler, eraser and pencil sharpener for all of their lessons. In some lessons they will also need coloured pencils/pens. It is important that students look after these and they are labelled or kept in a labelled pencil case.

School Planner

KS3 and KS4 – Students are provided with a planner at the beginning of the year. They must have their planner with them each day, treat it with respect and check it daily. Lost /ill-treated planners must be replaced at a cost of £5 each. As well as recording personal information, students will be able to use it to plan their time at school effectively, noting down homework, assignments, deadlines and other important events. Students should use/check their planner every day.

What is the school's policy on mobile phones?

Can my child have a water bottle in lessons?

Students are permitted to drink water in a clear bottle during lessons. Other drinks will be confiscated if in lessons.

The drinking of water is not permitted in ICT, science or technology lessons due to safety.

  • ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY

Who should I contact if my child is ill?

Please can you ensure you carry out the following if your child is absent from school:

• Telephone the school every day to report the absence on 01455 552710 choose option 1 to leave a message on the student absence voicemail) or alternatively email: studentabsence@lutterworthhigh.co.uk

• Follow the absence with a letter confirming the reason for absence on your child’s return

• If a student is absent and no reason has been provided by 10:00am a text message will usually be sent requesting a reason
for the absence

Non-urgent appointments should, wherever possible, be made out of school hours.

Without a note any absence cannot be authorised and must go down on student records as unauthorised absence. Attendance
records form part of the annual report which goes home to parents. If you have any concerns or queries regarding your child’s
attendance please do not hesitate to contact the school. We have a network of support in place for parents and students who require it.

Can I take my child on holiday during term time?

Leave of absence in term-time

Taking leave of absence in term-time will affect your child’s schooling as much as any other absence and we expect parents to help their child by not taking holidays in school time. Headteachers are no longer able to authorise any term-time absence unless there are exceptional circumstances.

All applications for leave must be made in advance and in making a decision the school will consider the circumstances of each
application individually and you will notified of the decision in writing.

Any period of leave taken without the agreement of the school, or in excess of that agreed, will be coded as unauthorised and
may result in a Penalty Notice being issued to parents. The school can request a Penalty Notice to be issued from the Pupil Services Court Team at Leicestershire County Council.

A Penalty Notice is £60 per parent per child, to be paid within 21 days. Failure to pay the fine(s) within this timescale would mean the fine rising to £120 to be paid within 28 days of the original fine being issued. If the fine(s) remain unpaid after the full period of 28 days has expired, parents may face legal action under section 444 of the Education Act 1996.

What should I do if my son/daugther is late in to school?

If a student is late getting to school they should report to the Main Reception and sign in. All students must have a valid reason for lateness, including a note from home.

  • BREAK AND LUNCHTIME ARRANGEMENTS

I would like my child to bring a packed lunch

The school provides an excellent catering service for students to purchase a variety of hot and cold meals at reasonable prices. Facilities are also available that allow students to bring packed lunches. However, in the interest of other students with nut allergies, it is essential that students do not include nuts or nut based products in packed lunches.

Lunchtime arrangements

School meals are offered on a cafeteria basis in the hall and terrace. Each day’s menu offers a range of healthy options using non GM ingredients. Options include tasty hot dishes, a selection of sandwiches, baguettes and paninis, jacket potatoes, pasta dishes, soup and roll plus yoghurt and fresh fruits. A choice of healthy drinks is also on offer.

A typical 2 course lunch with a drink will currently cost £2.40.

Breakfast is served from 8:00am – 8:30am. Bacon rolls, toasted teacakes, bagels, crumpets, toast and a wide selection of drinks are always available. Throughout the winter hot porridge is also on offer.

All students must remain on school site for the entire lunchtime period.

How does my child pay for food and drink?

Lutterworth High School has introduced cashless catering. The cashless system provides us with a more efficient, faster and ultimately better quality of service. The system incorporates the latest technology and eliminates the need for students to carry cash throughout the day.

I think my child should recieve free school meals

Eligibility for Free School Meals:

A parent may wish to check their student’s eligibility for Pupil Premium or continued free school meals and Leicestershire County Council has an online system for this.

You will need to enter your name, address, national insurance number or asylum support service number. In addition, you will need to provide your student’s name, date of birth and identify the school they are attending.

Eligibility Criteria

Parents/guardians in England do not have to pay for school meals if they receive any of the following:
• Income Support
• Income-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance
• Income related Employment and Support Allowance
• Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
• Student tax Credit, provided they are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual income (as assessed by HM Revenue & Customs) that does not exceed £16,190
• Working tax Credit ‘run-on’ – the payment someone may receive for a further four weeks after they stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
• Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Pupil Premium is an important payment for schools and a really good opportunity for eligible parents to get even more support for their students in schools.

We would always encourage parents to contact the Head teacher if financial issues are preventing their children from accessing the opportunities with the school. All enquires will be dealt with confidentially and will be responded to sympathetically whenever possible. Over recent years we have been able to help with the cost of school uniform, transport, music fees and school trips. Please do not hesitate to contact the Head teacher if you would like to have an informal and entirely confidential discussion about ways in which the school can provide support.

We would also like to remind parents that they can apply for free school meals by contacting Leicestershire County Council. The application form can be found here: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/social-care-and-supporting-families/free-school-meals

  • THE CURRICULUM

What does the curriculum look like?

The curriculum at Key Stage 4 is made up of two elements: the core curriculum and the guided choice curriculum.

The core curriculum is made up of those subjects in the National Curriculum which have been classed as compulsory, including English,mathematics, science, religious education, physical education, computing, citizenship and careers.

The remaining subjects are referred to as guided choices and are chosen following extensive consultation between students, teachers and parents/carers. The intention is to make sure that the subjects most accurately reflect students’ talents, interests and aspirations.

Personalisation of the Key Stage 4 curriculum

At Lutterworth High School we pride ourselves on our personalised approach to learning.

The curriculum we offer will be relevant for the very large majority of our students. We will, however, work with students and outside agencies to put together a flexible programme of learning that may include skills-based courses with recognised GCSE equivalence, other accredited courses, work related learning, functional skills in English, maths and ICT, small group work, mentoring and one-to-one support.

The sciences

Those students who have excelled in their Key Stage 3 science have the opportunity to gain GCSEs in the three separate sciences.
Teachers will assess students’ suitability to follow this course and advise accordingly.

The English Baccalaureate

The English Baccalaureate (EBacc) is a performance measure rather than a qualification. It is not currently compulsory, although the Government hopes that all students will take the EBacc range of subjects in the future. Studying the EBacc range of subjects allows students to enter the widest range of careers and universities. In order to achieve the EBacc, students must achieve a good pass (grade 5 or above) in the following subject areas:

• English
• Mathematics
• History or geography
• The sciences
• A language

To pass the English element of the EBacc, students need to achieve a good pass in English Language GCSE and achieve a grade in English Literature GCSE. To pass the science element, students either need to get good passes in combined science or take 3 single sciences from biology, chemistry, computer science and physics and get a good pass in 2 of them.

The Core Curriculum
English Language (1 GCSE)
English Literature (1 GCSE)
Mathematics (1 GCSE)
Science (2 or 3 GCSEs)
Core PE
Core RE and Citizenship
Core Computing
Careers and PSHE

Can I use the library for homework?

Key Stage 4 students are able to use The Learning Hub for homework after 8.00am until 5.00pm.

Are there assemblies in the morning?

Assemblies take place each week centered around our values and themes of the week. It is a chance for students to spend time considering different points of view on a range of moral issues and current affairs.

What about homework?

Homework is the name for all independent learning which happens outside of the classroom.

We live in a rapidly changing world where the knowledge and skills we have now will not be enough to last us through our lives.
For this reason, we want all students to become independent learners. Throughout their lives, students will read, listen, research and write both for pleasure and as part of their working life.

They will make their own decisions based on their own research and understanding. Students will communicate their ideas in many different ways to many different people.

Homework helps students develop their ability to work independently and away from teachers and their peers. Students will learn to:

• Plan their time effectively.
• Make sure that they are properly prepared.
• Research, think and analyse for themselves.
• Learn from mistakes corrected later
in school.
• Take pride in work completed alone.

The amount of homework will increase as students progress through their secondary education. Success at GCSE and beyond is
dependent on success inside and outside of school.

What enrichment activities can I take part in?

We are proud of our wide-ranging programme of extra-curricular activities that provides memorable experiences for our students and which allow them to pursue their interests and further develop a wide range of key transferable skills.

We strongly encourage our students to get involved and to recognise the value of these activities as part of their development.

Our staff provide a wide variety of clubs. These run both at lunchtime and after school and are very popular with our students.

We encourage students to suggest ideas for new clubs and to take a role in running them.

In addition, we offer educational visits to many places of interest, put on school productions and place great value on the enrichment activities on offer in curriculum extension time.

Pupil premium funding

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged students and close the gap between them and their peers.

“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM student, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual students within their responsibility.” Source – DfE website

At Lutterworth High School, we have high aspirations and ambitions for our students and we believe that no student should be left behind. We strongly believe that it is not about where you come from but your passion and thirst for knowledge, and your dedication and commitment to learning that make the difference between success and failure.

We are determined to ensure that our students are given every chance to realise their full potential. Pupil premium funding, along with allocations made from the school’s own budget will help ensure this money is spent to maximum effect.

Our pupil premium money has been used to provide a range of additional support for our students and these interventions, along with quality first teaching have started to have a positive impact on students’ attainment and self-belief.

Through targeted interventions we are working hard to eliminate barriers to learning and progress. One of the schools aims is to ensure that ALL groups of students make good progress in order to reach age related expectations as they move through the school.

If you would like to read more, please click here https://lutterworthhigh.co.uk/information/pupil-premium/