New Year 7 Parent Information
HOW DO I COMMUNICATE WITH SCHOOL?
Ring 0161 928 4157 on the first day and every day of absence before 9.30am
Contact Mrs Dunne
Contact Mr Tomlinson
Contact your child’s teacher/ Head of Department
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO ?
BEHAVIOUR AND APPEARANCE CODE / INTERNET SAFETY
Make sure you have read these documents carefully and have signed both contracts
NHS SCHOOL HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE
Make sure this has been completed and handed in to your child’s tutor Please click here to Download the School Nurse Questionnaire
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE SCHOOL?
ENGAGE WITH YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION
Have a look at your child’s exercise books; test them on their French vocabulary…
Come along to the Carol Service, Quiz Night….
TOP TIPS FOR PARENTS OF YEAR 7 PUPILS
Establish routines sooner rather than later:
- Make sure they arrive at School by 8:20am; Help them organise their school bag the night before; Encourage /force them to do homework the day it is set; Check their planners for any messages from teachers and sign it ready for Monday; Ask to see their homework if they claim to have done it!
- Ensure that you fully understand the School’s dress code before buying items of clothing and footwear. And then put their name in EVERYTHING!
- Keep a copy of your child’s timetable and homework timetable in a visible place to help them become organised as quickly as possible – you can check they have the right equipment.
- Encourage your child to keep all their school things in one place – so they can’t claim to have lost something!
- Regularly go through your child’s bag and planner to check for letters or any other communication from School.
- Encourage them to become involved in extra-curricular activities and make the most of new opportunities.
- Provide your child with spares of the basics, such as multiple pens, pencils etc. to bring to school.
- Have a clear space in which your child can complete homework without any distractions.
- Attendance is crucial EVERY child should aim for 100% attendance.
- Use Parent Pay to pay for School meals – it is so much easier than cash!
BRINGING IN FORGOTTEN ITEMS
If your son/daughter has forgotten to bring in any item for example Food Tech ingredients, homework or PE kit, this is not a reason for them to be telephoning home to ask for them to be dropped off at Reception.
In line with other local schools, Wellington School aims to teach students to become responsible for themselves and to remember to bring in the items they need for the day.
Please be aware that any items we receive during the day will not automatically be passed on to your son/daughter.
Thank you in anticipation of your support.
INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC TUITION
At Wellington we have our own peripatetic service that currently offers tuition on the following instruments: Piano/Keyboard, Voice, Violin, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Saxophone, Cello, Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitar. All students receiving Instrumental Tuition must attend at least one musical extra-curricular activity per week. This gives students the opportunity to make music as part of an ensemble, as well as consolidating the learning in the lesson.
The lessons are provided during the school day at a fixed cost of £36 a term based on a minimum of 10 lessons. The music lessons are heavily subsidised by the school to the sum of over £100 per pupil, per instrument, per term. Lessons will take place during the normal school day on a rota basis.
You will receive more information when your son/daughter starts school in September.
To view the guide to your responsibilities as a parent please click here
Personal Relationships and Sex Education Programme
At Wellington School we deliver a detailed and comprehensive Personal Relationships and Sex Education programme in line with Government Statutory Framework.
Wellington School App
To download the Wellington School App please use the following link: https://www.wellington-school.co.uk/parents/parent-app/
The School uses a secure cashless system to pay for lunches and school trips. This is provided by the company ParentPay. For more information please click here.
FREE SCHOOL MEALS
Did you know that your child may be entitled to free school meals?
Your child might be able to get free school meals if you receive any of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- The guaranteed part of Pension Credit
- Child Tax Credit (as long as your annual gross income is £16,190 or less and you don’t get Working Tax Credit)
- Working Tax Credit run-off after you come off Working Tax Credit
- Universal Credit that you applied for on, or after, 1 April 2018. As long as your household income is less than £7,400 a year after tax, not including any benefits
Your child may qualify if you are an asylum seeker.
HOW TO CLAIM:
Free School Meals Team, Access Trafford, Sale Waterside, Sale, M33 7ZF
Tel: 0161 912 3265
For more information on Free School Meals please use the link below.
Download our School App.
Search the app stores for “Smart School Parent App”
Our free to download mobile app has been designed for parents and carers to keep up to date with everything taking place at school.
The app has some great features, and most importantly allowing your phone to accept the push notifications will allow the school to contact you in real-time, making important communication so much easier and quicker than any other methods.
The app also has the following features:
- Push notifications / Alerts
- My Feed, so you can choose information specific to your child’s year group
- Calendar and Events
- Online Forms