CONTACT WITH PARENTS
The school is keen to involve parents in what is happening and keep them fully in touch with their child's progress. It does this through:
a) Log Books
b) Regular Review Days and a full annual report
c) Individual reports of pupil progress
d) Individual meetings with parents where appropriate
e) Contact with the home through the Head of House and/or Tutor
f) Home visits by the Educational Welfare Officer where necessary
g) Friends of Golborne High School (PTA).
Parents are always welcome to contact the school in order to talk about their child's progress.
There is a programme of healthcare for pupils of which parents/guardians need to give written consent. This will be distributed via school in September. Our school nurse is based at Golborne clinic. She can be contacted on 01942 775499.
The school health programme consists of:
- Vision and colour vision check
- A form to be completed by parent /guardian which gives information about specific
- risk factors regarding TB (tuberculosis)
- Low dose Diptheria, Tetanus and Polio immunisation. This may be available at
- your GP’s surgery
- An opportunity to complete the childhood Immunisation programme for MMR.
Throughout the school years at the invitation of the headteacher linked to the curriculum.
Drop In Sessions.
These offer an opportunity for any pupil to discuss any health concerns on an
Where help is available include bed-wetting, soiling, weight problems,
emotional and behavioural difficulties.
If a pupil is not well enough to attend school, parents should contact school on the FIRST day of absence AND MUST send a note when the child returns to school. The subject teachers will gladly help the pupil to catch up with any work missed. The Educational Welfare Officer is asked to visit parents if an absence is unexplained.
A pupil who becomes ill in school or has an accident is seen by the Head of House, who may decide:
a) To ask for first aid for a minor illness/accident
b) To contact parents so that a child may go home
c) To ask parents to take/meet their child when hospital treatment maybe indicated
THE NEW PUPIL
Every effort is made to make the change from primary school to the High School a happy one. To ease any worries that new pupils may have during the latter part of the primary education, future Golborne High School pupils:
a) are invited to the High School and shown round the facilities at our Primary Progression Day
b) asked to attend our 'New Intake Evening' along with their parents to meet Senior Staff; Head of House and Form Tutor
c) are visited by staff at their primary school
d) spend an afternoon with us, in their new Form Groups, in the Summer Term
e) attend a Review Day in the first term with their parents
In addition, each pupil receives a booklet just before the summer holiday. This booklet details all the information a new pupil will need to know.
We have excellent relations with our partner primary schools and many of our staff will be familiar to your sons and daughters, since they will have visited, and worked in the primary schools, often with your children. The primary schools provide us with detailed information concerning your children, which contributes significantly to making the transfer a smooth and happy process.
The parents of pupils considering applying for a place at Golborne High School are most welcome to visit the school, either on our Open Evening, or by appointment. Every effort will be made to ensure that you receive all the information you require.
FRIENDS OF GOLBORNE HIGH SCHOOL
The School Association is a flourishing group of parents, teachers and friends of the school which promotes a variety of activities and functions both to raise money for the school and as enjoyable social events.
All interests can be catered for and new ideas are much appreciated. The committee meets regularly to discuss and organise events and new members are always welcome. The first meeting of the year is the Annual General Meeting in September and we look forward to seeing as many old friends and as many parents of new pupils as possible on that night and throughout the year.