At Barnes Wallis Academy we value the close relationship we have with our parents.
The three-way link between home, school and the student is crucial to the child achieving their maximum potential. By working together we can ensure a happy, successful secondary school career. We value the support of parents and offer a range of activities to strengthen our partnership.
As part of our Home School Partnership Agreement we expect parents to:
- Take an interest in the work of their son/daughter and encourage them to always do their best.
- Monitor their son/daughter’s school planner for homework and make sure they complete it.
- Make sure their son/daughter attends school on time everyday and inform the school as soon as possible if they are absent.
- Make sure their son/daughter has the right equipment for school and send them in the full and correct uniform.
- Encourage the student to have high standards of behavior at all times and support the school if sanctions become necessary.
- Let the school know if there are any problems likely to effect their son/daughter.
- Attend parents’ evenings and read letters from the school and reply if necessary.
- Support the school if sanctions, for example, detentions become necessary.
- Contact the school quickly if worried or concerned about any issue.
- Support events that the school is involved in.
- Encourage the student to respect their environment.
- By agreeing to these statements in this partnership we, as a school will do everything we can to support your child and make sure their time at Barnes Wallis is happy and successful.
Parents/carers should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of its students. In cases where the school may have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Principal is obliged to follow the safeguarding procedures established by Lincolnshire County Council and inform Childrens Services of the concern.
We welcome your comments and ideas, but hope that the need to make a complaint never arises. If you have a worry or concern please contact your child's Form Tutor or Head of Key Stage in the first instance. Formal complaints, particularly about the curriculum, should preferably be put in writing to the Headteacher. If you feel you need to make a complaint, we will work with you to resolve the matter as soon as possible.
Performance data presented on the Department for Education's School Performance Tables is displayed below and can be found here
'Progress 8' score (progress made during secondary) - Progress 8 tells us how well pupils at this school have progressed between the end of primary school (key stage 2) and the end of secondary school (key stage 4) compared to pupils in other schools who got similiar results at the end of primary school. This is based on results, in upto 8 qualifications which can include English, maths, 3 qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional qualifications.
Attainment 8 score (results in core subjects) -Schools get a score based on how well pupils have peformed in upto 8 qualifictions.
Pupils 'acheiving' or 'entering' the English 'Baccalaureate' - The English Baccalaureate is not a test or qualification, it is a measure used to provide infomration about a particular range of qualifications. A pupil considered to have 'achieved' the English Baccalaureate if they got a grade C or better in the following subjects: English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography.
The last Ofsted report can be found here