Parent & Student 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.


Table of Contents

  1. Our Mission Statement, Aims and Principles
  2. Roles and Responsibilities of Parents
  3. Term Dates
  4. Contacting the School and Teaching Staff
  5. Admission, Placement & Withdrawal
  6. The School Day
  7. Student Equipment & Supplies
  8. Attendance and Absence from School
  9. Student cars and motorcycles at School
  10. Student Pick Up Procedures
  11. Lunches and Snacks
  12. The School Library
  13. The Secondary School Curriculum
  14. Cambridge Checkpoint Exams
  15. Cambridge IGCSE, AS Level & A Level Examinations
  16. Field Trips and Duke of Edinburgh International Award
  17. After School Programmes
  18. Consultation, Assessments & Reporting
  19. Homework
  20. Academic Honesty
  21. Language Options
  22. School Uniform
  23. Student Lockers
  24. Jewelry, Hair and Make-up Policy
  25. Electronics & Mobile Phones Policy
  26. Student Relationships
  27. The Student Council
  28. Head Boy, Head Girl, & Prefects
  29. CCTV Policy
  30. Discipline Policy
  31. Detentions
  32. Student Improvement Contract
  33. HeadStart Houses
  34. House Merits
  35. Nursing Provision
  36. Medication at School
  37. Sickness
  38. Care Plans and Special Assistance
  39. Lost Property
  40. School Bus Procedures
  41. Security
  42. Photography Policy
  43. Electrical Failure Policy
  44. Drug Policy and Procedure
  45. Cyber-bullying Policy
  46. The Parent Committee
  47. The Food Service Committee
  48. Parent Complaint Policy
  49. Formal Complaint Form
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