Extra Information and answers to questions - What If?
What if my child is absent from school?
Parents/Carers should contact the school Attendance office before 'Registration' - prior to 8.40am on 0161 338 6684 extension 2.
What if my child feels 'poorly' in school?
What if my child has an accident whilst in school?
We have dedicated 'First Aiders' in school who all carry radio communication and will attend any First Aid emergencies.
What if my child cannot to PE?
Although pupils can be excused from the 'physical' element of PE due to illness or injury, the expectation is that they still get changed into their PE kit. They will still be expected to be involved with the lesson as a coach, official or leader where appropriate. Please can you ensure that you write a note explaining the injury/illness and address it to your child's PE teacher so they can appropriately assess the level of involvement. Thank you for your support, Mr Connolly (Head of PE)
What if I need to see my child's Learning Mentor or Head of Year?
Your child’s learning mentor is available to answers telephone calls from 9.30 until 10.00 am and then after school.
If you wish to make an appointment to see either the Head of Year or Learning Mentor, please contact the school to arrange a suitable appointment.
Unfortunately, staff are unavailable to meet with parents/carers, without an appointment due to lesson contraints.
If you wish to email any staff, their email address will be in the following format ie. first initial followed by their firstname.lastname@example.org
- for example: if you wish to contact an IT Technician, the email address would be email@example.com
What if my child has an appointment (ie. Dentist) during the school day?
Parents/Carers should supply a note to their child to show to their form teacher. They should also show this to their class teacher at the beginning of their lesson. When ready to leave school for their appointment, pupils should go to 'Reception' with their note, to sign out. On returning to school, they should go back to 'Reception' to sign back into school.
What if I need to take a holiday in term time?
In order for students to make good progress we need them to be in all lessons, therefore no term time holidays will be authorised.
In theory, parents may make a request to the Principal for authorised leave and the Principal will make the decision based on the particular case, but please understand that permission will only be granted in very exceptional circumstances and will not exceed 5 days.