Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please TEXT 07860 095106


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 095106
 
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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Careers Education & Work Experience

We recognise that school is only the start of our students' journey towards the working life they will enjoy throughout adulthood. We believe it is important that all our students are given the support they need whilst they are with us to make the best decisions they can about their future plans.

Our aim is to ensure everyone is able to recognise the skills and abilities they have, appreciate what they are good at as well as what they enjoy, and understand how their talents can be applied to post-compulsory education and the world of work.

A regular Careers email is sent home to parents giving information about local events and careers or college related resources.

 


Year 9

Students begin to consider what direction their future learning and work may take. Every student will be offered a careers/college courses interview with an advisor which will help them to consider their Key Stage 4 choices and future career pathway.

Students are introduced to Careerpilot, an online resource designed to help young people explore different education, training and career opportunities. Visits are arranged to local employers so that students can see what different work places are like and a series of lunchtime talks are offered to provide information about a wide range of career options.

Choosing GCSE Options

Students will receive information and guidance on the options process during their tutor sessions and assemblies. Parents and students are able to discuss career options with staff and at the Year 9 Parents' Evening, representatives from Richard Huish College, Bridgwater College, Somerset College, Weston College will also be present. Find out more about Choosing GCSE Options.

 


 

Year 10

Careers Education is further developed in Year 10 where students will learn about the world of work by taking part in Work Experience Week. All students are also invited to attend CV and letter-writing workshops and a mock interview with a local employer so that they are able to build on their employability skills.

Work Experience Week

Work Experience is an important part of the careers education programme and is available to all Year 10 students. 

  • Work Experience is a great chance to get a taste of a job and see what skills you’re going to need for the world of work.
  • Work experience can be a great help if you’re still wondering what sort of career you want.

A work placement is an opportunity to spend a period of time with a local employer, learning about a particular job or area of work. During the placement, students will find out what skills employers look for when they're hiring someone to fill a job vacancy.

Students will identify and apply for their own placement in an area of interest to them. The programme is designed to encourage independence and give a real taste of what work is really like. The programme is supported by full Health and Safety checks from South Somerset Partnership and students will be visited by a member of Haygrove staff during the week.

Find out more about Work Experience Week.

 


 

Year 11

During Year 11, students expected to apply for Further Education or training courses. Students are able to attend taster days at local colleges and are given up-to-date information on college Open Days and Evenings, local apprenticeship opportunities and local employment.

We arrange a year group visit to the Somerset Careers Fair where students can explore a range of local, regional and national education, training and employment opportunities.

All Year 11 students can meet with the school's Careers Co-ordinator during a drop in session during break and lunch time or through a booked appointment, which can be made via their tutor or Head of Year. Careers advisors from local colleges also visit the school to provide careers interview by appointment.

All the local colleges attend our Parent's Evenings where students and their families can find out about the courses that are available.

A Levels and BTEC courses are popular choices, but post-GCSE apprenticeships are also increasingly sought after as students are able to learn ‘on the job’ and get paid whilst they study. Click here to find out more about Apprenticeships.

Local college prospectus are available from the careers area in the librasry. Find out more about applying to college.

 

 


 

 You can view our Careers Plan here.

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