Parents

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We hope the following guidance will help make your child's time in Millbrook Academy run more efficiently. This section of the website will provide you with relevant information that you will need whilst your child attends the academy.

The Academy Day

The Academy Day at Millbrook Academy is from 08.40am and finishes at 3.00pm. For a complete timetable of the Academy day please click here.

Uniform and PE Kit

Please see the Uniform Section of the website

Student Equipment

Students should arrive to all lessons with the correct equipment. Pens, pencils and an eraser are essential. For Mathematics your child should have a simple geometry set i.e. ruler, protractor and a pair of compasses. Calculators should be clearly named.

Reporting Absence

Please telephone the academy daily regarding any period of absence due to illness on 01452 865027. Please leave a message on the Attendance answering machine or speak to Mrs Middleton, Attendance Officer. In addition, a note should be sent to the academy addressed to your child's Form Tutor following any absence. If your child is absent for more that five days, a doctors note is required. Please do not send your child to school if they have sickness or diahorrea.

Medical Appointments

Medical/Dental Appointments should be made outside academy time where possible. If you can only attend an appointment during academy hours please ask your child to collect a Medical Appointment Card from Mrs Middleton (Attendance Officer).

Medication

I fyour child requires medication during the Academy day, please hand any medication to reception ensuring that it is named and the instructions are clearly marked. Medicaiton will then be locked in the medical cabinet and administered at the appropriate time by a qualified first aider and logged. This is to ensure that all first aiders are aware that the medication has been administered and that all medication is safely locked away.

Holiday Requests

Millbrook Academy does not authorise general holidays in term time. If you require time off during academy time please complete a holiday request form. These can be obtained from Mrs Middleton (Attendance Officer) Any time taken for holidays will be marked as unauthorised.

Homework

Homework is considered an important part of your child's education and we ask parents/carers to provide a suitable place, free from distractions, for it to be completed. If you have any queries regarding your child's homework please contact their Form Tutor or Learning Leader.

Lost Property

Lost property is kept in Pastoral Office. Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled with your child's name.

Valuables

Other than a small amount of money to buy a mid-morning snack, lunch from the academy canteen or bus fares, there is no need for money to be brought to the academy. On the rare occasions when it may be necessary, money should be handed to their Lead Tutor for safe-keeping. Valuables should be handed in to the teacher during PE or Games lessons. No responsibility can be taken for money or possessions left lying around. If your child forgets to bring money for lunch he/she should see their Pastoral Assistant. If they forget their bus-fare they should go to the Finance Office. Money must be repaid the following day.

Mobile phones are only permitted in the Academy in break and lunch times. If phones are visible in class time they will be confiscated at once. Telephones should remain switched off during the academy day. The academy insurance policy does not cover the loss/theft of student property.

Contact Information

A Student Information Form will be issued at the start of each academic year and should be amended where necessary, and returned as soon as possible. If there are any changes to your contact details during the academy year please notify us by letter or email. (It is particularly important that telephone contact numbers are correct in case of an emergency). Please contact Reception or Mrs Gasher if your details have changed.

Payment For Academy Trips

All payments for academy trips should be handed in at the Finance Office. Cheques should be made payable to Millbrook Academy Funds Account.

Bus Timetable

Please click here to view the Academy Bus Timetable.

Free School Meals

children are eligible to receive free school meals (FSM) if their parents are in receipt of any 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 they 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 Customs.

Please call the Academy if you need any further information regarding Free School Meals or need advice on how to claim.

Pupil Premium

The Government believes that the Pupil Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to address the current underlying inequalities between children eligible for free school meals (FSM) and their wealthier peers by ensuring that funding to tackle disadvantage reaches the pupils who need it most.In most cases the Pupil Premium is allocated to schools and is clearly identifiable. If you would like to know more about the Pupil Premium, please click here to read the Ofsted survey.

It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility. 

 From September 2012 we are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the Premium so that everyone within Millbrook Academy and the whole learning community can see how this extra support has been used and what impact it is making.

For the period Jan 01st -31st August 2012   Millbrook Academy received £43,330 pupil premium.

The funding has been used as follows:

  • Small group support across a wide range of subjects
  • In-class Teaching Assistant support
  • Summer School
  • 1-1 tuition in English and Maths

 

In preparations for 2012-13, we will review the impact of the measures listed to ensure they represent both value for money and have played a direct role in improving the achievement of students of all abilities.

Targeted use of the grant will be through the following initiatives:-

  • Introduction of a system of effective feedback
  • Staff Training
  • Coaching of staff
  • Maintained reduced class sizes.

 

 

DoE Information

The Department of Education have produced some web pages to help parent/carers understand the progress their children make in English and Maths. Please click on the link below to go to the site.

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130401151715/https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Page1/DCSF-00266-2010

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