PARENT INFORMATION:

Free School Meal, Uniform Grant, Home Learning, Behaviour & Rewards.

Our Vision – Inspired to learn, supported to succeed

Free School Meals and School Uniform Grant If you are entitled to income-based benefits, your child may be entitled to a daily free school lunch. The school encourages any parents or carers who may be eligible to apply. The school automatically adds a £2.15 per day credit to the catering account of each eligible student so there is no longer any need for the student to carry a meal pass to get lunch. Some students who are eligible for a free school lunch may also be eligible for a school uniform pack including the essentials.

Eligibility for free school meals Free school meals are available to children whose parents or carers are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits: · Income Support · Income-based Job Seekers’ Allowance · Income-related Employment and Support Allowance · Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 · The Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit · Child Tax Credit, provided you are not also entitled to Working Tax Credit, and have an annual gross income, of no more than £16,190 as assessed by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs1 No other benefits qualify for free school meals.

Applying for free school meals online There is an online service used by Ringwood School to allow you to apply for free school meals. To complete a check you will need the following information: · Name, home address and email address · National Insurance Number or National Asylum Support Service reference number · Child’s name and date of birth The data you enter on the screen will be used to process your request. Please note that by following the link below to the online free school meals application service, you are leaving Ringwood School’s website. https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/hants/

Applying for free school meals via the school If you would like help completing the application form, please contact Mrs Attwill on 01425 475000. If you are entitled to income-based benefits, your child may be entitled to a daily free school lunch. The school encourages any parents or carers who may be eligible to apply. The school automatically adds a £2.15 per day credit to the catering account of each eligible student so there is no longer any need for the student to carry a meal pass to get lunch.

Emergency Closure Procedures In the event that conditions mean that school is closed before the school day starts: You will receive notification by text by 7.00am and we will also post that we are closed on the school website and inform local radio stations: Heart FM and BBC Radio Solent. In the event that conditions mean that school has to close during the school day: You will receive notification from the school by text. We will also allow students to use their mobile ‘phones to contact you. Please make arrangements with your child so that they know if they are making their own way home or whether you are planning to pick them up. We will have contacted the bus companies and will inform students travelling by bus if there is a problem with their return journey. Your child will be supervised in school until such time as there are not students left in the building, however our priority will be to get students and staff home safely.

Home Learning There are several different types of Home Learning that will be set by teachers in different subjects. The list below are some of the more common forms of home learning and the aims behind the task set.

Reinforcement Work: students consolidating & embedding their understanding of the class work.
Extension Work: students applying & developing their understanding of the class work.
Preparation Work: students working independently on a topic which will be incorporated into their class work next lesson.
Completion work: students develop and build up work introduced in class.
Revision work: students prepare for assessments and tests by familiarising themselves with previous class work.

Home Learning Policy with Tips for Parents

You will see below the Home learning timetables for each year group. These timetables set out when home learning should be set for each group. Teachers should not be setting students home learning on a night which is not scheduled.

Year 7 Home Learning Timetable 2017-18

Year 8 Home Learning Timetable 2017-18

Year 9 Home Learning Timetable 2017-18

Year 10 Home Learning Timetable 2017-18

Year 11 Home Learning Timetable 2017-18

Teachers will give students clear instructions early in the lesson: instructions will be written on the board and should appear well in advance of the lesson’s end.

Deadlines: Home learning will not be set for handing in the following day. Sometimes negotiated deadlines work well.

Clarification on uncompleted Home Learning Teachers will distinguish between those who cannot do it & those who will not do it. Clinics can be requested with the teacher by the student before the deadline but not after. Failure to hand in work results in a HL1 and a request for it to be handed in the next day. If it is not handed in the next day, a detention should be set. All detentions for not doing home learning will be logged on SIMS. Friday after school leadership detention will be used for persistent offenders.

If you have recently changed your mobile number please contact us at reception@ringwood.hants.sch.uk as soon as possible to update your details so that you can be sure to receive any emergency messages.