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
 
 
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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.
 
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Maths

Haygrove Maths are on social media!

Follow us at @HaygroveMaths and receive lots of useful advice and links from our Maths Department staff to help with preparation for GCSE exams.
 
 

  
Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society – it has value in the workplace, business and finance, and is important for personal decision-making. It provides the tools required for understanding science, engineering, technology and economics and is essential in public decision-making – it is therefore important to national prosperity.
 
An understanding of Mathematics equips us all with uniquely powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. Students who are functional in Mathematics and financially capable can think independently in applied and abstract ways, and can reason, solve problems and assess risk.
 
At Haygrove School students are taught in ability groups throughout their five years at secondary school. They follow a scheme of work which incorporates all aspects of Mathematics and is taught using a variety of styles and resources. The different methods used aim to develop a positive attitude to the subject for all our students and allow them to see it as a valuable area of study. At Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11) students are allocated to either Higher or Foundation level based on their assessments during Key Stage 3 (Years 7 - 9).
 
Assessment

Key Stage 3 (Year 7/8/9)

Since the introduction of the new GCSE specification in 2016, we have changed the way in which we assess our students in Maths. Rather than receiving a ‘level’ as they would have done previously, students are awarded a percentage but are also given a PLC (personal learning checklist) which identifies topics as either Red, Amber or Green. Students can then use online resources such as Hegarty Maths to improve their skills ready for re-assessment. Assessments take place towards the end of each half term.

Key Stage 4 (Year10/11)

Assessment is primarily via practice GCSE papers. Students will sit 6 GCSE papers in Year 10 and 6 GCSE papers in Year 11 (November/March). Based on the outcomes of these assessments students will receive a predicted GCSE grade. This is the grade that we believe the student will achieve at the end of Year 11.

After each practice exam, students will receive a Personalised Learning Checklist (PLC) telling them the maths topics that they need to improve and resources are provided to support this (see link below).

The new specification for GCSE has an increased focus on problem solving. This means that exam boards are testing whether students can apply a variety of different maths skills to one particular problem. Time is spent coaching the students in how to do this, and resources to help problem solving are included at the link below.

You can find GCSE Maths Revision Resourses here.

 

 
Key Stage 4 Options

Mathematics is compulsory at Key Stage 4.
 
  1. GCSE Mathematics – ‘Higher’ (expected grades 9-4)
  2. GCSE Mathematics – ‘Foundation’ (expected grades 5 -1)
 
 
 
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