Welcome to the parent/carer section of our website, We hope you find the information useful.


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Uniform

School uniform can be ordered online from emblematic here

The clothing/ footwear that your child wears to school must be clearly marked with your child’s name. Everything should be simple enough for your child to manage independently – eg. velcro fastenings on shoes, elastic waistband on trousers.

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Our Curriculum


 

At Hasting Hill Academy, the curriculum is broad, balanced, relevant, and responsive to the needs of all pupils. Our aim is to provide opportunities for all pupils to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with high aspirations.  Through the curriculum we deliver, WISE pupils will become understanding British citizens who make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society in which they live.  

The WISE curriculum drivers for learning are:-

  • SMSC
  • Oracy
  • Childhood Experiences
  • Basic Skills
  • Well-being

To find out more about how we plan and teach each of the specific subjects, please click on the relevant National Curriculum subject folder.

Literacy Curriculum

Maths Curriculum

 

 

SEND Information

We are proud to be an inclusive school where some of our children have specific needs; how we cater for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is detailed here through something called ‘Our Local Offer’.

SEND Report

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Online Safety

WISE Academies believe that IT should be used as a means of enhancing learning and engaging pupils. IT is not a subject within its own right; rather skills are taught and then used across the entire curriculum. The mission of the company is to equip children for living in the 21st century. This is realised when the learning environment is resourced with up-to-date technologies and staff have the knowledge and skills to use these effectively to move learning forward.

Online Safety

Within school, pupils are taught about how to stay safe in our modern digital world.

The person responsible for E-Safety in school is S Robson.

The designated safeguarding officers in school are Miss Fountain (Executive Headteacher), Mrs S Robson (Headteacher),  Mrs Jackman (Deputy Head) and Emma Innerd (Child and Family Support). If you have any concerns about online safety please contact one of these members of staff details here 

The CEOP website contains some really important information for parents and the Childnet site gives helpful guidance on social networking for parents. The SaferInternet site also provides advice on setting up parental controls on your home computer.

Internet Matters - over 70 parental control how-to guides for major networks, devices, services and entertainment providers in your home.

As parents you can help by:

  • having open discussions about your expectations and how to stay safe online
  • closely monitoring the sites your children are accessing
  • limiting the amount of time your allow your child to spend online or using gaming devices
  • discouraging the use of social network sites under the legal age of 13 such as Facebook, however, if your child does use social media remind them to only communicate with friends and family (people they know and trust in the real world), and also to ensure that their privacy settings are set high and to make them aware of how to report an incident if they feel uncomfortable.
  • ensuring they do not give out any personal details to people they meet online including on games consoles such as Xbox and PS4.
  • take notice of PEGI ratings – age rating is there for a reason and could mean that your child is being exposed to inappropriate materials if you do not abide by them.

Attendance

Why It Matters 
 
At Hasting Hill Academy we recognise the importance of being in school, on time, every day. 
 
The National Average expected for children is 96%. 
 
If your child has 90% attendance, they will have the equivalent of half a day off per week, which adds up to 247 days off over their full school career. This equals one full school year of lost education. 
 
As part of our on-going support system for children and families you will receive regular updates on your child's attendance. We are working in partnership with a company called 'A Star Attendance' to improve attendance across all aspects of school. If attendance falls below average you will receive correspondence from A Star Attendance. 
 
If you have any questions about attendance please pop into the office or give us a call. We're here to help. 
 
What School Will Do
 
Weekly 
  • best class attendance receives £5 to put into their class 'piggy bank'
  • children with 100% get their name put into the raffle
Half Termly
  • raffle is drawn from the weekly names, children receive a £20 voucher
  • prizes for best improved attendance
Termly
  • children with 100% for the term receive Bronze, Silver, Gold badges
Annually
  • special treat for children with 100% for the year 
  • classes choose how to spend their 'piggy bank' money 
Remember you have to be IN to WIN! 
 

Infection Control in Schools - advice on when to keep your child off school.

What You Can Do

 

We understand that children will need time off school when they are poorly.

However, you can avoid attendance becoming a concern by engaging with school and not taking unnecessary days off e.g. holidays during term time. Trying to make appointments for your child, and other family members, out of school hours will reduce time missed in classroom. This will make less of an impact on their school life.

You may not realise how quickly the odd day off can lead to a big dip in attendance percentage, indicating to school and other agencies that there may be problems to address.

If your child is not in school regularly, they will miss out on fundamental learning in the classroom. This is extremely difficult to catch up on and affects all aspects of their future education, as well as forming bad habits.

If your child is unable to attend school because they are ill, then please contact school to let us know. If you do not inform school then school will need to make a home visit.

If you are attending an appointment and it can’t be rearranged or out of school time, please show the office your appointment card/text and your absence will be authorised.

Punctuality is just as important as attendance. If your child has 100% attendance but regularly arrives up to half an hour late, they are still missing vital learning.

If you are late, an adult must come into school and sign them in.

As part of our on-going support system for children and their families you will receive regular updates on your child’s attendance with a strong focus on how it affects their learning.

Most importantly we have an open-door policy. If you have ANY queries or would like support on any matter, we have a great welfare team who can provide referrals or advice.

Holiday Requests

If you wish to request time off during school term time there is a form you can complete. Please know that permission for holidays are only granted in exceptional circumstances.

If your request is declined, and you still take your child out of school, each parent within your household can be issued with a £60 penalty notice for each child you have taken out of school.

If a penalty notice remains unpaid after 21 days it will increase to £120. If after 28 days it remains unpaid you may be summoned to appear before Magistrates to explain why your child has unauthorised school absences and you may be liable for a fine of up to £1000.

Taking into account all of the above, we strongly advise you against taking children out of school during term time for family holidays.

Our Childcare Offers

Breakfast Club

We offer a daily breakfast Club on school premises from 7.30-8.15 (£1.50) 8.15 - 8.40 (FREE)

We also have Bagel Stations in the school reception area every morning from 8.40 where you can grab a Bagel and go!

 

2 Year Old Provision

Hasting Hill have a brand new 2 year old facility running Monday - Friday.

Morning sessions - 8.55am - 11.55am

Afternoon sessions  hours 12.30pm to 3.30pm

The cost is £15 per session however you maybe entitled to 15 hours a week free child care, to find out more click here or speak to the school office about elegibility.

Elegibility

DO YOU RECEIVE

  • Universal credit?
  • Income support?
  • Employment and Support Allowance (Income related)?
  • Income based Jobseeker’s Allowance?
  • The Guarantee Element of State Pension Credit?
  • Support under Part V1 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999?
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit and have an Annual income below the specific threshold (£16,190)
  • Fostering Allowances? (paid for the child)
  • Disability Living Allowance? (Claimed for the child)
  • You have a child for whom you have a special Guardianship, Residence Order or a Child Arrangement Order
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30 Hours Childcare Offer

Information

Hasting Hill Academy are now able to provide 30 hours of free early education and childcare provision for three and four year olds.

The parent publication booklet will help explain how you can find out if you are eligible to apply.

The Customer Interaction Centre is also there to help answer any questions on 0300 123 4097.

Parent publication booklet 30 hour offer

30 hours contract new

Parental contract for Childcare 2017 18

Eligibility

Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be
eligible for 30 hours free childcare:

  • They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months.
  • This equates to £120 a week (or £6,000 a year) for each parent over 25 years old or £112.80 a week (or £5,800 a year) for each parent between 21 and 24 years old.
  • This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract.
  • The parent (and their partner where applicable) should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work.
  • Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
  • Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work.
  • Where a parent is in a ‘start-up period’ (example: they are newly self-employed) they do not need to demonstrate that they meet the income criteria for 12 months.
  • If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds.

Note: Please be aware that the entitlement to a free place does not offer a guarantee of a place at any one provider or a particular pattern of provision.

Child and Family Worker

Emma Innerd, our Child and Family Liaison Officer

Emma is able to offer support to parents and carers across Hasting Hill Academy.

Advice and support can be given on positive parenting as well as positive behaviour strategies as well as other support which can be tailored to your needs.

The advice is simple with practical strategies to help you manage your child’s behaviour. It can help prevent problems developing, which in turn will help build strong, healthy relationship between you and your child.

With this I would also like to develop and strengthen the relationship already in place between the school and parents/carers alike, so keep an eye out for upcoming  events such as, coffee mornings,  training courses etc.,

No matter how big or small you feel your worries are if you need a little extra help please contact me, as sometimes just being able to talk to someone can help relieve the stress.

Emma Innerd
Hasting Hill Academy
0191 7070121 or mobile 07899841598

Hasting Hill Academy is an Operation Encompass School.  For more information please click here

Our Mental Health Lead is Mrs Sarah Robson