School Day Consultation

Thank you to all those who responded to the consultation.

The aim of the change is to make things more simple and clear, and to return to the one-hour model of lessons. Therefore from September 2015, the school day will run from 08.30 to 15:00 daily (including Fridays), with a change from a 20 to a 30-minute tutor session each day. There will continue to be a split lunch.

Time

Activity for Side A

Activity for Side B

08.30

Lesson 1

Lesson 1

09.30

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

10.30

Break

Break

10.50

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

11.50

Lunch (40 minutes)

Lesson 4 (1 hour until 12.50)

12.30

Lesson 4 (1 hour until 12.50)

Last third of Lesson 4

12.50

Last third of Lesson 4

Lunch (40 minutes)

13.30

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

14.30

Tutor time

Tutor time

15.00

End of school

End of school

We had only a few comments, mostly based around the length of lunch-time. We have been monitoring the lunch queue closely and working with the Junior Leaders to improve the way in which the lunch queue runs, and have managed to pare down the length of time the students are having to queue. However, we are also clear that a 40-minute lunch allows us to run a better and calmer school day all round, so this will not be changed. Thank you.

Indulgence Evening, Friday 13th March

PTA: Under the chairmanship of Frederick Guobardia and the vice-chairmanship of Michelle Jefferson, the PTA is now preparing for the Indulgence Evening on Friday 13th March: a chance to enjoy excellent treatments at low prices in the company of other parents, carers and teachers. Please telephone the school to book an appointment.

PTA Open Panel: 18:00-19:00 Monday 2nd March

Open Panel: On 2nd March we have agreed that there will be a different format to the PTA meeting: there will be a chance for a question and answer session in school, which will run from 6.00 – 7.30pm in the Library. Questions to be emailed to alice.clay@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk  by 5pm on the day, please.

 

SEARCH DAY DATES

Over the last term the school has been conducting a SEARCH day review, which involved staff,students and parent questionnaires.

The overwhelming results from all parties that SEARCH days had good learning outcomes and that the students valued and enjoyed them, but they were too frequent in the school calendar.

With this in mind we have decided to reduce the number of SEARCH days for the remainder of the academic year and the SEARCH days dates previously published have now been changed to the following below, which can be found on the school website.

SEARCH day 8 Wednesday 14th January

SEARCH day 9 Monday 9th February

SEARCH day 10 Wednesday 11th March

SEARCH day 11 Thursday 30th April

Year 10 Work Experience in January

Year 10s have now received details of their work experience placements for the week beginning 12th January 2014. They are now setting up interviews and telephone calls to arrange their first day.

Best wishes to them all.

Ms Clay
Deputy Headteacher

Uniform Sales

Now that all students are in uniform, sales will now take place on Wednesdays and Fridays only, between 3 – 4p.m.

An Order form can be obtained from the Main Office or can be downloaded from here.  Order form 2014_15

Parents/Carers, please drop in your order during the week and we will have your items ready for collection on Wednesday or Friday.

Payment by cash or cheque to ‘Heartlands High School’ .