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Questions about your child when (s)he is in school

If your child is ill he/she should report this to their classroom teacher or Head of Year, as appropriate. They will assess the situation and decide whether it is the best course of action to contact a parent/carer. If it is felt that the illness is one that means a student need to go home you will be contacted by telephone and arrangements will be made to ensure that the yourn person gets home safely.

Please note:-

  • It is the school that will decide whether or not a student is too ill to remain on site.
  • Students should not make contact themselves with parents/carers, e.g. by mobile phone, to arrange to go home without explicit permission from the school.
  • It is vital that we are aware of the whereabouts of each student and therefore students must not go home without our permission.
  • We cannot send a student home to an empty house. We must ensure that there is a responsible adult present to look after the student.

 

Though we work to minimize all possible causes of injury we cannot eliminate them entirely - accidents will very occasionally happen.

We have a number of trained first aiders in school and they will be called out to make an initial assessment of and injured person. They will make a decision as to whether or not it is necessary to call for an ambulance. They will also give appropriate first aid treatment.

At the same time, we will be making every effort to contact a named person to inform them of the situation Should a student need to be taken to hospital we will ensure that he/she has a responsible adult with them until a parent/carer is able to be present.

There may be a delay in treating a young person at hospital should we be unable to contact you, It is therefore very important indeed that you inform us of any change of contact details as soon as is possible and also that we are made aware of any medical condition that might affect the manner in which a young person is medically treated.

 

We take the issue of bullying very seriously at Coundon Court and will not tolerate it. Though the instances of bullying at this school are relatively low each one is important to us.

If you feel that your child is being bullied please speak to him/her to see if they will give you details of what is happening. Knowing these details will help us to start the process of resolving the situation. However, we do recognise that sometimes young people are reluctant to tell you if something such as this is going on in their lives. This website informs you what bullying is and this part of that website gives some guidance on how to spot signs of bullying, both of which you may find of some use.

If you believe that bullying has taken please do contact the appropriate Head of Year in school in the first instance. We will treat the matter sensitively and confidentially and make every effort to work with you to resolve the matter. The important thing is that you bring this matter to our attention, as bullying most often takes place at times when there is not a member of staff around to spot what is happening.

BULLYING IS DANGEROUS AND DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR THAT IS MEANT TO HURT, THREATEN OR FRIGHTEN PEOPLE

It may be as simple as a comment or as dangerous as a physical attack

The following forms of behaviour are examples of bullying and are not acceptable at Coundon Court

  • Physically threatening or attacking others
  • Calling people names
  • Pressuring others to break school rules
  • Teasing others in a manner that can emotionally hurt
  • Winding people up so that they can no longer stand it
  • Spreading rumours
  • Taking money, equipment or other possessions without proper permission
  • Picking on others because they are different
  • Deliberately isolating others
  • Threatening via e-mail/text messages

All of the above plus other examples of bullying will be dealt with by staff. On most occasions parents will be contacted and brought into school

SPEAK UP! MAKE THIS SCHOOL A BULLY FREE ZONE

Remember – bullies can only thrive on silence

 

Your support for your child’s education is crucial to their progress. Please tell us if there are any adjustments we need to make to help you support your child, for example:

  • Letters in large font;
  • Letters in different languages;
  • Wheelchair access;
  • Explaining things over the phone;
  • A discussion with a school colleague of the same gender.
 

Here is some general advice - all students are different and therefore they will need different strategies. The basics described below apply in most situations.

  • Talk with us and your child about homework. Make sure you know the purpose of the homework assignments, how long they should take, and how the teacher wants you to be involved in helping your son/daughter complete them.
  • Agree with your child on a set time to do homework every day.
  • Make sure that they have a consistent, well-lit, fairly quiet place to study and do homework. Encourage them to study at a desk or table rather than on the floor or in an easy chair. Discourage distractions such as TV or calls from friends.
  • Make sure the materials needed to do assignments—papers, books, pencils, a dictionary, encyclopedia, computer—are available. Show them how to use reference books or computer programs and appropriate Web sites. Ask them to let you know if special materials are needed and have them ready in advance.
  • Talk with them about assignments to see that he/she understands them.
  • When your child asks for help, provide guidance, not answers. Doing their assignments for them won’t help them to understand the topic and how to use information they are given for the assignment in their answers; nor help them to become confident in their own abilities.
  • If you are unable to help your child with a subject, perhaps you might be able to ask for help from a relative or friend. Also see if the school, library or a community or a religious organisation can provide tutoring or homework help.
  • Check to see that your child has done all the work assigned.
  • Watch for signs of frustration or failure. Let them take a short break if your son/daughter is having trouble keeping their mind on an assignment.
  • Reward progress. If your child has been successful in completing an assignment and is working hard, celebrate with a them in an appropriate way; one that is commensurate with the level of success achieved.
  • Read the teacher’s comments on assignments that are returned. If a problem comes up, make contact with the teacher and work out a plan and a schedule to solve it. 

Questions about the monitoring of a child's progress in school

We greatly value your input with regard to student progress. We have an evening for each of the years in the school during the school year and progress reviews are sent home each term; giving parents a subject by subject breakdown of progress.

Should you have any concerns at other times please do contact the school. If the concern is a general one please make contact with the relevant Head of Year. If the concern is about a specific subject please make contact by telephone or email with the member of staff who teaches your son/daughter or the Head of Department/Faculty. Details of who holds these positions can be found within this website.

To contact the school please either:-

  • Telephone reception on 024 7633 5121 and ask to be put through to the member of staff concerned, or
  • Email via admin@coundoncourt.org - stating clearly who the message is to be forwarded to and we will do the rest!

Please remember that Heads of Year, Faculty, etc. may be teaching a class when you telephone and we might have to ask that the member of staff returns your call as soon as possible.

We very much welcome parents/carers coming into school to discuss their child's progress, but, for the same reason, it would be very helpful to us if you will contact the school before coming on site in order that we can arrange a multually convenient time for the meeting.

Emails directly to staff are sometime a quicker way of initiating contact. They can be followed by a meeting, if required. 

We ask that all parents sign the Internet Permission Form that is given in the Student Information Pack in order that their child is allowed to use the internet during lessons. We feel that, properly supervised, it provides an excellent learning resource.

The Internet is an exciting classroom resource. It expands the classroom dramatically by delivering information, data, images, and even computer software from places otherwise impossible to reach, and it does this almost instantly. This access to up-to-the-minute information can make a student's education more relevant. Some of these materials are original sources which are too expensive or in other ways difficult for schools to own. Some information is news unfiltered by mass media, requiring students to critically assess its content and value.

However, the Internet is not strictly a place from which to gather something. It is also a place to communicate, to make contact with people all over the world. The Internet brings into the classroom experts in every content area, new and old friends, and colleagues in education. And it allows students and teachers to leave the classroom by sharing ideas with people far away. The isolation inherent in the teaching profession is well-known among educators. By having Internet access to colleagues in other parts of the world, as well as to those who work outside of classrooms, educators are not as isolated.

Our website, and our Moodle VLE can become a valuable source of information as well. The expertise in our school which can be shared with others around the world.

The use of the Internet shifts focus away from a "teacher-as-expert" model and towards one of shared responsibility for learning, making it a vital part of student learning and development. It helps young people see their learning as a teacher/student collaboration, away from learning in a school-only context and toward learning in a life context, away from an emphasis on knowing and toward an emphasis on learning, away from a focus on content and toward a focus on concepts

The Internet is well-suited for use as a project resource. Information on the Internet, as in the rest of the world outside the classroom, is not divided into separate disciplines such as geometry, writing, geography, or painting. As a hands-on classroom tool, the use of the Internet encourages the kind of independence and autonomy that many educators agree is important to the learning process. Internet use itself can also be a motivator for students. Additionally, because class, race, ability, and disability are removed as factors in communication while using the Internet, it is a natural tool for addressing the needs of all students. 

 

Please ensure that your comuter has good anti-virus and firewall programs. There are a number that are avialable free of charge that are good - e.g. AVG Anit-virus Free Edition and Zone Alarm Firewall. Windows now has good firewall and virus protection built into the software. Please ensure that it is switched on.

You can get information about using the internet safely from this website 

 

Questions about what to do if a child is absent from school

Good attendance is a vital part of academic success and we want our students to attend 100% of the time, if possible.

However, we do recognise that sometimes students are simply not well enough to come into school. It is very important that you let us know on the first day of absence that your child will not be in school.

If your son/daughter is absent from school for any reason, or going to be late, then please report this early on the first day of absence; preferably before 9.30am.

Please make initial contact using one of the following methods:

  • Email the school: attendance@coundoncourt.org
  • Telephone the school: 024 7633 5121 and press 2 for students services. Leave a message stating clearly the child's name and year group.
  • Text the school on 07624810889 - stating the student's name- Year Group and reason for absence.

Please also confirm the length of absence on his/her return to school via a note to his/her Tutor.

Thank you for your co-operation. 

 

Recent rule changes by the Department for Education have made it harder for you to gain permission to take your child out of school during term time. We are only able to authorise absence in "exceptional circumstances"; being restricted to abences for events such as funerals of family members.

Parents and carers are legally responsible for ensuring their children attend school (other than Home Schooling). Failure to do so is an offence and parents have no legal right to take their child out of school during term time for holidays

We recognise that it is often expensive to take a holiday during school breaks. However, it is important that parents carefully consider the implications of taking their child out of school during term time.

Research suggests that children who are taken out of school may never catch up on the course work they have missed. This may affect test results and can be particularly harmful if the child is studying for final year examinations.

Children who struggle with English or Mathematics may also find it even harder to cope when they return to school, while younger children may find it difficult to renew friendships with their classmates.

What You Should Consider

Parents who take a child out of school during term time for a holiday may be fined. Additionally, there are times during a school year when a child may experience particular problems because of term-time absence such as:-

  • Closeness to exams or tests.
  • During GCSE, and other examination courses.
  • During their first year at the school.
  • At the beginning of a new school term.

If the school refuses a request for term-time leave and the child is still taken out of school, this will be recorded as unauthorised absence. 

If a child is away from school for a total of four weeks or more, the school may have to take the child off roll unless there is a good reason for the continued absence, such as illness. In these circumstances it is up to the parent to inform the school, as once removed from roll, there is no guarantee that the child will regain a place at the school.

If this is the case, please keep us informed and we will ensure that work is provided when your child is well enough to be able to complete school work. We will make arrangements to ensure that work is received and returned for marking.

If your child is in hospital we will liaise with the Hospital School to ensure that work is provided and marked.

We will also make proper arrangements for the reintegration of your child into school when he/she is able to return. 

 

Questions about our uniform and the equipment students are expected to have with them.

 School uniform plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of our school and setting an appropriate tone. Most schools in England have a school uniform or dress code, and other rules on appearance.

The Department for Children, Schools and Families strongly encourages schools to have a uniform as it can instil pride; support positive behaviour and discipline; encourage identity with, and support for, school ethos; ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome; protect children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurture cohesion and promote good relations between different groups of pupils.

Above all, many schools, such as Coundon Court, believe that school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.

We have ensured that our school uniform policy is fair and reasonable and that the uniform chosen is affordable and does not act as a barrier to parents when making their choices with regard to which school they wish to send their child after Primary School. 

Details of what our school uniform consists of can be found in the "AboutUs" section of this website and a copy of the uniform policy can be downloaded from here.

We ask that parents please check their child is in full school uniform and that if an item of uniform is not able to be worn for a short period of time due to exceptional circumstances the appropriate Head of Year is contacted.  

There is no specific uniform in Post 16.

However, we do ask that all Post 16 students bear in mind that they are attending a school and therefore their manner of dress should be suitable for a learning environment.

Time in the Post 16 is preparation for the professional world ahead and, as such, Sixth Form students should dress in a semi-professional way.

As required, safety equipment must be worn, e.g. in laboratories.

You can find a fuller explanation of what is "semi professional" by downloading our "Dress Code

 

Uniform items can be purchased from local suppliers.

Click here for more details 

It would be a great help to us if you would regularly check that your son/daughter is properly equipped for school, especially on days when they are sitting an examination.

He/she should have more than one pen (it must be black ink for use in examinations) and pencil, an eraser, a ruler and any items that are specific to a subject, such as coloured pencils, calculator, protractor, a pair of compasses, etc.

By being properly prepared for an examination there will be one less stressful event for students on this important day 

 

Questions about the term dates for school and how you will know if the school is closed.

The school term dates can be found here.

If there is any change to these dates we inform parents by letter and also via this website. 

 

The school will inform parents by letter and on our website if there is to be a planned school closure that has not previously been notified.

Should there be a sudden reason for closure, such as severe weather or another event which makes it unsafe for students to come to school, we will notify the "Snowline", the local radio stations and endeavour to place a message on this website.

Please check these before attempting to phone the school.  

 

Teacher Training Days are used to keep the whole teaching staff up to date with the latest issues that affect your child's education. They allow us to improve the skills of the staff and also to plan the best way to give you child a good chance of achieving well at this school.

You might like to know that Teacher Days do not reduce the number of days that students are in school. We comply fully with the regulations regarding the number of teaching days that students have in each school year; which is 195 days per year, in line with national requirements.  

 

Questions about our Admissions Policy

Our Admissions Policy may be downloaded here

 

Questions about examinations in school

All candidates will have the majority of their exams in the summer session, in May and June.

Year 11 iGCSE English and Year 12 Maths and English Resits take place in November.

Results days are normally in mid to late August with the AS/A2 results coming out about a week before the GCSE results.

The actual dates can be found in the calendar on this website. 

 

Certificates for exams taken in the summer normally come into school in November.

You will be able to collect them from school if you are still studying at Coundon, If you have left you should ensure that you have completed the form that gives the options for collecting your certificates that is available on Results Day in August 

 

Normally examinations should be answer in black ink. Therefore you should bring at least two black ballpoint pens. Other exams may require some or all of

  • HB pencils
  • Eraser
  • Calculator
  • 30cm rule
  • Protracctor
  • Compasses
  • Coloured pencils  

 

Yes. Key Stage 4 candidates must be in full school uniform for all their examinations and Sixth Form students must follow their normal uniform requirements.  

Exam Board rules say that candidates are NOT allowed to leave before the published finishing time of an examination. If you complete your exam work before the completion time you cannot be allowed to leave the room and should instead use this time to check that your work is as complete as it can be,

However, if you are a candidate who is allowed extra time at the end of an examination you can leave at any time AFTER the published finish time and you do not have to use all the extra time that you have been allocated. 

 

Only if it is really necessary. You must put up your hand to attract an invigilator's attention who will then escort you to a toilet. The time that you are away from the examination room will NOT be added on at the end of the examination.

If there is a medical issue that means you are likely to need to use the toilet during an examination please talk ot the Exams Office before the start of the exam session. 

 

Up to half an hour late you should go straight to the exam room, get out everything that you need and enter the room quietly. Make sure that your mobile is switched off! Speak quietly to an invigilator. You should be allowed the full time of the examination.

If you are going to be more than 30 minutes late please contact the school for advice. Try to stay with an adult who can vouch for you when they deliver you to school. Ask to see the Examinations Officer when you arrive. 

 

There are detailed procedures that are to be followed if this is the case. Some or all of the following may be appropriate:-

  • Being seated near to a toilet In a room by yourself
  • Extra Time
  • Being allowed the use of a laptop
  • Taking the exam in an alternative venue, e.g. at home or in hospital
  • Taking the examination as normal, including some of the above, but an application is put in for an increase in marks to compensate for the disadvantage. This is likely to be on a sliding scale of up to 5%.
  • Miss the examination altogether but have total allowance made for it.

We will need evidence to cover this. Please contact the Exams Office as soon as you become aware that there may be an issue in order to discuss the best way forward. You are likely to need medical evidence covering the problem and the length of time you will be affected. 

Put your hand up and an invigilator will come over to help you.

Please speak to an invigilator before you go into the room if you fell unwell before the exam starts. 

 

There are detailed rules that cover this.

Please contact the Exams Office in order that we can follow them so that you are not disadvantaged. 

Even if the rest of the students at Coundon Court are told not to come into school due to inclement weather the public examinations will still run as normal.

If you are having a problem getting to school you MUST contact us as soon as you can. 

 

The rules state that you can sit up to three hours of examnations in a session, i.e. a morning or afternoon. If there is a clash we will do the following:-

  • If the whole of a class has a clash the exams involved will be timetabled to follow each other and you will be told the order in which you will sit them.
  • If the whole of a class is sitting an exam and some candidates are re-siitng a second paper the "new paper" will be sat first
  • If you have a class between two different subjects please contact the Exams Office and a decision will be made on their order, taking into account any other students that have a clash at the same time,.
  • If the clash would mean you sitting more than 3 hours of exams in a single session oneof the exams will be moved to the morning/afternoon of the same day. You will have to be kept in isolation between the exams. Please talk to the Exams Office if this applies to you.
  • If a clash means that you would be sitting more than 6 hours of exams in a day, 5¾ for GCSE, they you have the option of delaying one until the following day. You must talk to the Exam Office if this applies to you in order that the procedures may be explained to you.
  • If there is a clash between subject that your are being examined in at differenct centres you MUST talk to the Exams Office as soon as possible 

 

Please remember to bring a packed lunch and make sure that you have handed in any mobile phone that you have with you, We will keep it safe.

At the end of your morning exam you will be take to a room where you willl be superised while you revise/eat your lunch. There may be other candidates with clashes there with you.

You will be taken back to the exam hall at the appropriate time.

If the clash is between schools we will escort you, and your phone(!), to the appropriate centre for the afternoon and will ensure that you are able to return home afterwards.  

 

Talk to you subject teacher.

If you are unhappy with the result you have been awarded the first thing you should do is talk to your subject teacher to see if they agree that you have under-performed. They may recommend that you get a photocopy of your script.

Ask at the Exams Office for a photocopy of your exam script

Priorty photocopies are only avaiable for AS/A2 candidates and can be requested from 8 days after the results are published. You will get the copy in sufficient time to decide with your subject teacher whether or not you will request a remark. There is a charge for this service, in the range of c£12-£15.

You can ask for a remark.

The deadline for this is Sptember 20th. You will have to pay a fee of c£40 per paper. This will be refunded only if the grade is changed. Please remember that the grade may possible go down as a result of asking for a remark, A higher grade cannot be guaranteed. 

 

The first thing is not to panic! The vast majority of students in Coundon's Sixth Form who want to go into higher education do get a university place, even if it is not at their first or insurance university.

You will automatically be entered for clearing if you do not get the grades that were needed for either your first or insurance choice universities. You should check your UCAS Track for details of how to use Clearing. This information will be available for your form the start of the Results Day.

If you still have questions you must speak to the staff who are there on the Results Day to ask for their advice. 

 

For GCE papers only, we recommend that your first course of action is to consider paying for a photocopy of your paper, After consulting your subject teacher you are still intending to ask for a re-mark you should consult with the Exams Office. They will discuss with you which of the possible options, e.g. clerical check, re-mrak, re-mark with photocopy) is best for you.

Remember that there will be a fee for this service from the exam board and it will only be returned to you if the grade is altered. 

 

This can be done, the fee being currently £10.

Plase note that once your have recieved yoru original script it is not possible to ask for are re-mark. This is because it is then possible for you to have made alterations to your script. It will, however, be useful to help you to learn from your mistakes.

If you are considering asking for a re-mark you should look to get a photcopy instead (q.v.) 

 

You cannot get this for GCSE Papers. 

It costs about £12-15 per paper for AS/A2 scripts.

Getting a copy will both help you to learn from your mistakes and to make an informed decision about paying for a re-mark.

They are available only after 8 days have elapsed since the Results Day. This does leave plenty of time to ask for a re-mark.

 

If your GCSE. AS/A2 has not been "cashed in" you willl not have an overall grade.

The grade must be "cashed in" before you formally gain the award and get a certificate. You should get and overall grade for every subject you have completed. If the grade is not "cashed in" it will not be visible to universities electronically. This is an administrative process, the cost of which varies between boards and when it might be done; it may be free.

If you think that a completed sujbect has not been cashed in please consult firstly with your subject teacher to ensure that this is the best course of action and then speak to the Exams Office.

Remember, there are deadlines for this process and you should therefore ask for assistance as soon as you can. 

 

You can do this, after paying the appropriate fee.

A new certificate with your new grade on it will be issued.

Please remember that you cannot do this once a syllabus is no longer available for examination.  

 These are to enable candidates to display their knowledge. They may be:-

  • Long Term E.g. a candidate who has been officially diagnosed as being dyslexic may be allowed extra time
  • Short Term E.g. a laptop for a candidate who has a broken hand

Applications for long term arrangments should be made by the October of the school year in which the examinations will be sat.  

 

This is an uplift, up to 5%, of a candidate's marks in exceptional circumstances to ameliorate the effect of illness, recent bereavement or domestic crisis.

The is in addtion to the access arrangments (q.v.)

If you think that this should apply to you please contact the Exams Office. 

 

Three different examination numbers may be used to identify you.

Unique Candidate Identifier (UCI)

This is allocated to you by the centre at which you first sit a GCSE examination. If you move schools after this point we will need your UCI, so please ask for it from your previous school. It will look something like this 12345 678 9012 X

The first 5 digits are the orignal centre number, in our case it will be 20432

The next three will indicate the year in which you first were given a UCi - e.g. 012 for 2012

The final 4 are your candidate number The letter is a "check digit" and you do not need to remember this.

Exam Number

This is the 4 digit number that you will write on every examination script. If should only change if you sit an examination somewhere else than where you first sat on, A copy of this number will be on your exam desk.

Unique Learner Number (ULN)

ULNs will eventually replace the UCI and are starting to be issued nationally. They are not yet essential unless you are studying a diploma. 

 

Your candidate number will be on your desk - just look for it! 

 

Coundon's is "20432 ". It will be clearly displayed in the exam room.

 

We never throw away unclaimed certficates.

Please contact the Exams Office if you want to see if we still have yours.

Please allow us a bit of time to locate them! 

 

The first thing to do is to consider whether or not you have ever picked them up! If not, we should stilll have them in safe storage. Even if you do not have them most employers accept a letter on headed notepaper as evidence of your results. 

 

Questions about our Post 16 Facility

There is no specific uniform in Post 16.

However, we do ask that all Post 16 students bear in mind that they are attending a school and therefore their manner of dress should be suitable for a learning environment.

Time in the Post 16 is preparation for the professional world ahead and, as such, Sixth Form students should dress in a semi-professional way.

As required, safety equipment must be worn, e.g. in laboratories.

You can find a fuller explanation of what is "semi professional" by downloading our "Dress Code

 

 

The Post-16 centre at Coundon Court is open to any student, whether they attend Coundon Court School currently or not, who meets the entry criteria.

To study THREE Level 3 AS/BTEC Subsidiary Diploma courses students must achieve the subject specific criteria for the subjects you wish to study as well as a minimum of grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

To be eligible to study FOUR Level 3 AS/BTEC Subsidiary Diploma courses students must achieve a minimum of A*/A GCSE grades or a BTEC Distinction in five different subjects.

To study a one year Level 2 course each student is judged on their individual merit. Students must also have excellent attendance (95% or above in Year 11) and a positive attitude towards learning.

NB To progress to Year 13 courses students must have gained a minimum of Grade D at AS level or a Pass for BTEC Certificate in that subject as well as excellent attendance in Year 12. 

 

Questions about students' travelling arrangements

Yes, students can come to school by bike. We insist is that is is kept in a roadworthy condition, particularly that the brakes and lights work as they should, and that the students make themselves aware of the need for road safety.

Please note that, though there are "bike sheds" where bikes can be secured, we cannot be held responsible for any damage to a student's bike while it is on our premises. Therefore, please ensure that your child has a good cycle lock and that nothing of value is left with the bike.  

 

At the begining and end of each school day, in particular, there are large numbers of both vehicles and people trying to get either on or off the school site. It is not always safe for a car to be moving in the opposite direction to the main flow of traffic when parents/carers are leaving the site after dropping off their child or entering it to pick them up.

Also, the roadways on the site are quite narrow. There are limited places where cars may either park or turn round without causing difficulties to other vehicles.

Please consider dropping off and picking up your child somewhere a little way from school in order to minimise conjestion, particularly so in Northbrook Road which leads to the main school entrance.

We will, of course, work with parents/carers of students with movement difficulties to ensure that they are not disadvantaged. 

 

Questions about the use of mobile phones in school.

We do not have an issue with mobile phones when they are used appropriately.

Just as all of use would turn our mobile phone off during work, meetings, etc. we expect students to switch mobile phones off during lessons.

It would be a major disruption to the learning going on in a classroom if a mobile phone were to ring or the sound of a text message being received was audible. Students should be concentrating fully on the topic of the lesson and not on the possibilty of receiving a message or a call. Likewise, a student that is attempting to use a mobile phone in a classroom is not focussing on the task in hand.

In an environment the size of our school it is impossible for us to ensure that electronic equipment is not lost or stolen and it can be extremely difficult, and time consuming, to locate. It is much safer to leave the equipment at home, or have it switched off in a secure compartment of their school bag (and not left unattended) for use when coming to, or home from, school. The school cannot accept any responsibility for lost or stolen items that a student chooses to bring into school with them.

We do understand that sometimes messages might need to be passed to a student as a matter of urgency. We have procedures in place that mean a message that is passed to Reception by telephone can be delivered to any Coundon student within a very short period of time. Please use this facilty and do not attempt to phone your child's mobile phone during school time. 

 

Questions about activities that occur outside of lessons.

We have a very large range of clubs and practices covering all subject areas of the school. These are shown on the Clubs and Practices calendar via the "Activities" link which is found on the homepage of the website. 

 

We welcome parental involvement in many of our activities. If you would like to offer your time to help out with a particular club or practice please make contact with the appropriate Subject Leader in the first instance.

Please note that it may be required that you undergo a DBS check before you are able to start working with young people. 

 

How you can obtain printed copies of information that is contained in this website.

This can be provided by emailing

admin@coundoncourt.org

giving full details of what information you require and your own postal details.