Parent Handbook

The Secondary Parent Handbook aims to offer an insight into our school – a glimpse of our values, curriculum and policies. This Handbook covers important information crucial to the parent and school partnership necessary to ensure student’s well being and successful academic development during their time at HeadStart. As such, we expect parents to read and be familiar with the content of this document.


Secondary Parent and Student Handbook Content

  1. Our Mission Statement, Aims and Principles (page 3)

  2. Roles and Responsibilities of Parents (page 3)

  3. Term Dates (page 4)

  4. Contacting the School and Teaching Staff (page 4)

  5. Admission, Placement & Withdrawal (page 4)

  6. The School Day (page 5)

  7. Student Equipment & Supplies (page 6)

  8. Attendance and Absence from School (page 6)

  9. Student cars and motorcycles at School (page 7)

  10. Student Pick Up Procedures (page 7)

  11. Lunches and Snacks (page 8)

  12. The School Library (page 8)

  13. The Secondary School Curriculum (page 8)

  14. Cambridge Checkpoint Exams (page 8)

  15. Cambridge IGCSE, AS Level & A Level Examinations (page 9)

  16. Field Trips and Duke of Edinburgh International Award (page 9)

  17. After School Programmes (page 10)

  18. Consultation, Assessments & Reporting (page 10)

  19. Homework (page 10)

  20. Academic Honesty (page 11)

  21. Language Options (page 11)

  22. School Uniform (page 11)

  23. Student Lockers (page 13)

  24. Jewelry, Hair and Make-up Policy (page 13)

  25. Electronics & Mobile Phones Policy (page 14)

  26. Student Relationships (page 14)

  27. The Student Council (page 14)

  28. Head Boy, Head Girl, & Prefects (page 14)

  29. CCTV Policy (page 15)

  30. Discipline Policy (page 15)

  31. Detentions (page 18)

  32. Student Improvement Contract (page 18)

  33. Houses (page 19)

  34. House Merits (page 19)

  35. Nursing Provision (page 19)

  36. Medication at School (page 19)

  37. Lost Property (page 19)

  38. School Bus Procedures (page 20)

  39. Security (page 21)

  40. Photography Policy (page 21)

  41. Electrical Failure Policy (page 21)

  42. Drug Policy and Procedure (page 21)

  43. Cyber-bullying Policy (page 24)

  44. The Parent Committee / Food Service Committee (page 25)

  45. The Food Service Committee (page 25)

  46. Parent Complaint Policy (page 25)

  47. Formal Complain Form (page 27)

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