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Detention and Behaviour Systems 2017/18 & Year 11 Prom Information 

This is the statement that can be found on the Gov.UK website summarising the current legal position on detentions for schools in England:

“Detention: Schools don’t have to give parents notice of after-school detentions or tell them why a detention has been given.”

In their more detailed guidance, the Department for Education states that detentions can be given on the same day at break, lunch or after school for up to 60 minutes with no advance warning to parents.

Heworth Grange has always followed the guidance from the DfE about detentions, but we also appreciate that some parents may be concerned if their child is late home from school. Therefore In previous years, whilst we have always had the right to set same day detentions, we have always sent a text home in advance to parents and issued a written slip to a pupil. This year the position is essentially the same except that we have formalised the system and now use a new computer software package called ‘Class Charts’ to set detentions. The formal system is as follows

1. Teachers may set a ‘same day’ detention at break, lunch or after school for up to a maximum of 30 minutes.

2. Parents will still be informed by text about the detention.

3. Same day detentions will be set up until 1.10pm and texts informing parents will be sent as soon as possible after that time but may be delayed at busy times.

4. After 1.10pm, any after school detentions will be set for the next day.

5. A detention slip is no longer automatically issued to a pupil, it is recorded on the Class Charts system

6. Detentions can vary from 15, 30, 45 and in the most severe cases up to 60 minutes

7. 45 and 60 minute detentions will always be set with advance warning to parents i.e. they are not ‘same day’

8. Classroom teachers can set 15 or 30 minute detentions. Heads of Year and Heads of Department can set 45 minute detentions and the Senior Leadership Team can set 60 minute detentions

9. If detentions are deliberately missed or avoided, the detention is automatically moved to the next level e.g.. 15 to 30 minutes. Parents will be informed by text if this has happened.

10. Detentions will only be re-scheduled in exceptional circumstances and that is at the discretion of the school.

All pupils have been informed about the new detention system which fits into our new C1 to C4 sanctions system. Although the legal position on detentions is unchanged, all parents are being informed about our new behaviour system by letter, which will be arriving imminently.

Behaviour letter sent home to parents

Year 11 Prom information

Year 11 Prom Passport example

Roadworks at Heworth

UPDATE: Wednesday 4 October 2017

Ancillary works on the Felling bypass between Whitemere Pool and Heworth roundabout are set to begin on Tuesday 10 October. This is to allow crash barriers to be replaced and new lighting to be installed and is the first stage in the works to repair Heworth roundabout.

The road will be reduced to a single lane in each direction while the work is carried out – however, completing this work now means we should be able to maintain two lanes in each direction for longer while the roundabout works are carried out. This should improve traffic flow through the roadworks site and reduce the congestion caused by the works.

We are still awaiting approval from Network Rail for the works at Heworth Roundabout to begin. Access across the roundabout to Shields Road and Sunderland Road will therefore be maintained until early in the New Year.

Dates for your Diary

Pre-Loved Boutique 14th October

Winter Fayre 2nd December

Wedding Fayre Jan/Feb TBC

Easter Fayre 24th March

Tyneside Vegan Festival 19th May

Tyneside Dolls House Fayre 23rd June

For further information please contact enquiries@heworthgrange.org.uk

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Attendance

For information and guidance on applying for Leave of Absence, please click the document to the right.

Attendance at school is of the utmost importance. Attendance below 95% is proven to have a significant impact on student achievement and attainment. Please click here to read our Attendance policy for 2016/17.

Year Group attendance to end of September 2017

(Rounded to nearest whole number)

Year 7 97%
Year 8 94%
Year 9 94%
Year 10 93%
Year 11 93%
Whole School Average 95%

Progress 8

Confused about Progress 8? You’re not alone! Here’s a short video to explain what it means:

GCSE Grades 1 to 9

The new grading system for English and Maths is now in place for this year’s GCSE results.

ShowMyHomework

Click the logo on the left to access our homework system “ShowmyHomework”. Information videos are available by clicking here for students and here for parents/carers

FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS – All homework is visible on the Homework Calendar whether logged in or not, so students do not have to be logged in to view their homework. In order to see the “to-do” homework list a password can be reset using the “Forgot password?” link and school email to retrieve the information can be accessed using the school login link above.

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Calendar

I would just like to thank everyone involved in the open night we attended last night. Pupils were polite and helpful as were the staff! Our girls currently attend year 6 and 5 at Bill Quay Primary now cannot wait to get stuck in at Heworth Grange! Thanks again and see you all in the future(hopefully)
Julie Conroy, Parent
Teachers are very committed and provide extensive out-of-school support for those in danger of failing, those working below target and for anyone, including the most able, who feels the need for additional guidance.
Gwen Coates, HMI Inspector, Ofsted
We would like to thank the staff and students for all the hard work and effort you all put into the visit. We were impressed with every aspect of the school, the students were so confident, polite and very mature from the youngest to eldest.
Mrs Exley, Parent
Well done to yourself and all of your staff for the work you have done and particular congratulations to all of the students who have achieved their own success hopes.
Mr Napier, Heworth Grange, Head of Governors
I have been to feel so welcome at the school as I go about working with the young people and staff. All of the staff on the front desk/office have been brilliant and extremely helpful and are a credit to the school. I look forward to my visits to Heworth school.
Mr G Thompson, S.M.A.R.T.
As you know its difficult when your child makes the move from primary to comprehensive school but we feel happier after the visit.
Mrs Exley, Parent
Teachers are very committed and provide extensive out-of-school support for those in danger of failing, those working below target and for anyone, including the most able, who feels the need for additional guidance.
Gwen Coates, HMI Inspector, Ofsted
Just a short email to thank you for your assistance at the Year 5/6 Hi 5 Netball tournament and also for organising the young leaders to assist.They were fantastic; they were great with the children, and adapted well to the Hi 5 rules. All in all, they were a complete credit Heworth.
Rachel Troke , Gateshead School Sport Partnership
Thank you to everyone at Heworth Grange Comprehensive for supporting our Christmas Carol Singing. We raised £755.85 from this which is just fantastic and would not have been possible without your support.
Hannah Taylor, Marie Curie Cancer Care
I am writing to thank you very much indeed for your very kind and generous donation. I understand this kind donation was raised from a cake sale organised by a student and we would like to express our special thanks to her for nominating our humble shelter to receive this very welcome donation. We appreciate all the hard work she would have done in the event.
Edith Watson, Northern Counties Horse and Smaller Animals Portection Society
Just a short email to thank you for your assistance at the Year 5/6 Hi 5 Netball tournament and also for organising the young leaders to assist. They were fantastic; they were great with the children, and adapted well to the Hi 5 rules. All in all, they were a complete credit Heworth
Rachel Troke, Gateshead School Sport Partnership
I just wanted to let you know that the young people who came along to help us with our sports day were absolutely brilliant, a fantastic help and good fun to work with . They are a credit to Heworth Grange. I hope that they enjoyed themselves too.
Mrs Rose