Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please text 07860 027964

 


We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.

 

Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.

 

Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:

 

Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
 
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
 
You can also email the school using this form.
 
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
 
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.
 

 
Student Absence Line: text - 07860 027964
 
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
 
 
Access onto the school site
Please note that parents should not to drive onto the school site to drop off or collect children. If you do require access to the site during school hours, please seek permission from the Headteacher in advance.
 
We have limited parking available at the school if you are visiting.
 
Haygrove School is a small site and we do not wish to compromise the safety of those who work and study here. Your cooperation in this respect is much appreciated.
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Design & Tech (inc. Food)

Design and Technology combines practical and technological skills with creative thinking to design and make products, foods and systems that meet human needs. Students learn to use current technologies and consider the impact of future technological developments and are encouraged to think creatively and intervene to improve the quality of life, solving problems as individuals and members of a team.

Working in stimulating contexts that provide a range of opportunities for exploration and problem solving, students are expected to respond with ideas, products and systems and are asked to challenge expectations where appropriate. They will need to combine practical and intellectual skills with an understanding of aesthetic, technical, cultural, health, social, emotional, economic, industrial and environmental issues.

The programme is designed to develop students’ confidence in using practical skills and help them to become discriminating users of products.

The Department makes extensive use of ICT at all levels and in all material areas. The use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) is developing rapidly, while the use of computer control and graphical design software is well established.

Students in Year 7 and 8 will study 12 units across the two-year programme. 

 

Food Tech

Textiles

Resistant Materials

Electronics

Year 7 and Year 8

(students take six of the modules per year)

Keeping yourself safe

Finding out about food

Breakfast Brainiac

Food Detectives

 

Shirt Project

Creative Critters

 

 

Alessi Storage

Cradle Gadget

CAD/CAM Ear Bud

Accessorise with Glass

Eco Alarm

MP3 Amplifier

In Year 9 students select two areas they wish to study during the year.

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 9 – students can select two of the four DT subjects (Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials and Electronics)

Choice 1

Choice 2

A choice of either Choice 1 or Choice 2.

The DT department run a successful and popular STEM Club every Tuesday 3.15 - 4.15pm.

Visit our Design Tech website

Facilities

The Department has seven dedicated rooms, equipped for different material areas including two fully-equipped kitchens. In addition there is an ICT Suite based in the Design & Technology block, which is largely used to support the work of the Department.

Note to parents/carers – All DT courses require students to pay for the materials/ingredients required to complete the course and examinations. Please contact the school if you have any concerns about this financial commitment.

 


Useful Resources

BBC KS3 Bitesize

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

www.technolgoystudent.com

www.dtonline.org

www.designandtech.com

www.nutrition.org.uk

www.foodlink.org.uk

www.foodstandards.gov.uk

 

Click here to find Food Recipes and Resourses.

 


Key Stage 4 Options

Students who choose Design and Technology GCSE can choose ONE of the following:

 

  1. GCSE Resistant Materials
  2. GCSE Electronic Products
  3. GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition
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