Aylesford School operates a bio-metric system for cashless catering. The system enables students to pay in advance for their meals by crediting their account on cash machines situated in the dining areas. The system also enables parents and carers to credit their child’s account by using ParentPay, a system which allows accounts to be credited online or by using PayPoint centres located in local retailers displaying the Paypoint sign. Further information regarding ParentPay is available at www.parentpay.com.
The bio-metric system uses the fingerprint of the student and the software calculates a huge digital number from the image, and it is the number itself which is stored as a personal identification number. The actual fingerprint image is NOT stored. When a student uses the fingerprint scanner, the scanner recalculates the number and recognises the student. Such software is now being used worldwide as a means of providing additional personal security.
Students and parents can be reassured that this system has a very high level of security and that it is not possible to reconstruct the original fingerprint. The system does contain an option for the use of a PIN number instead of the bio-metric for those students whose parents specifically advise the school of
A good, well-managed homework programme helps children and young people to develop the skills and attitudes they will need for successful lifelong learning. Homework also supports the development of independent learning skills and provides parents with an opportunity to take part in their children's education. Ownership of homework by the subject teacher provides opportunities to reinforce the high expectations which are formed and established within the classroom.
Learning at home is an essential part of a good education. Regular homework is important as it gives students the opportunity to practice at home the tasks covered in class, and helps the student to work towards improving important learning and thinking skills. It also helps children and young people to become confident and independent in their learning, which will help throughout their time at school and later in adult life.
Homework enables students to:
Consolidate and extend work covered in class or prepare for new learning activities.
Access resources not available in the classroom.
Develop research skills.
Have an opportunity for independent work.
Show progress and understanding.
Provide feedback in the evaluation of teaching.
To enhance their study skills e.g. planning, time management and self-discipline.
T he Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) specialises in investigating grooming and sexual abuse online. The ‘Click CEOP’ report button provides a means of reporting abuse online and can be downloaded onto the school website for easy access.
CEOP also have an educational website: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents which has specific advice for parents/carers.
If you believe a child or adult is in immediate danger, contact 999 for police assistance. To report non-emergency concerns, call 101 and ask to be put through to your local team. Kent Police also have Online Safety advice on their website.
Run by the UK’s media regulators, Parent Port enables parents to report inappropriate online material, such as videos, adverts or news articles. Ashley Assiter, e-Safety Development Officer Rebecca Avery, Education Safeguarding Adviser (Online Protection) Education Safeguarding Team, Kent County Council, December 2017
We appreciate that the transition from Primary School to Secondary School can be daunting experience for both students and their parents/carers. Therefore we encourage year 6 pupils and their families to take full advantage of the transition events that we offering in order to support the transition process. This includes our Family Fun Day taking place at Aylesford School, after school taster sessions, open evening and tours of the school that take place every Tuesday morning with myself or one of the Deputy Head Teachers.
Family Fun Day – Saturday 8 th September 2018
We have a Family Fun Day taking place on Saturday 8 th September 2018 where as a family; you can take part in one of our taster sessions. For those of you interested in sport, why not try our trampolining equipment or our Climbing wall or perhaps family rugby with our award winning PE teacher. We are also offering floristry for beginners, science experiments, drama and team building or maybe you would like to try ‘Cooking with Kenmure’ with Mr Kenmure; our amazing food & cookery teacher.
Year 6 After School Monday Taster Sessions 3:45pm -4:45pm
We will be delivering a number of taster sessions that
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Aylesford School acknowledges the essential role that good school attendance plays in academic and personal development for Post 16 students. Promoting regular attendance is a key component in students’ employability skills and work ethic. At Post 16 there is an expectation that students should have a minimum of 96% attendance.
All students sign a 6th Form Learner Agreement; this clearly states that a minimum of 96% attendance is required from all students.
Students should make every effort to make medical/dental appointments and driving lessons out of school hours. It is the student’s responsibility to make contact with school if they are unable to attend for any reason. If students come onto the school site late, they are expected to sign in on the attendance sheet, in the 6th form area.
We encourage parents to take an active interest in ensuring students attend school regularly and punctually. Parents are advised of the 6th form contract at the beginning of the academic year. Where there are significant attendance concerns then parents/carers will be required to contact the school regarding their child’s absence.
Term time holidays are not approved in the 6th form and applications for them will be declined. Our full attendance policy can be viewed in the 6th form area of the school website.
Whilst we expect full attendance from every student, we appreciate there may be occasions when students are not able to attend school. In these instances, parents should telephone the school on the number below to report an absence. They should inform the school of each day’s absence before 8:30am to avoid registers being completed incorrectly. Students are expected to have an attendance figure of over 96% and will be challenged if they fall below this.
Sixth Form students may be asked to provide a note or explanation for their absence, especially if their attendance and/or punctuality have been flagged as an issue.
Students who arrive after 8:55am and leave before 2:45pm are expected to sign in/out with the Careers Advisor.
Sixth Form Learner Agreement
The Sixth Form Learner Agreement outlines the expectations and responsibilities of students, parents/carers and staff within the Sixth Form at Aylesford School:
Aylesford School would like to remind all students and parents that study in the 6th form is a full-time occupation and that all paid work is kept to a maximum of 10 hours per week during term time and never during school hours.
Please see the full Sixth Form Learner Agreement on the Key Documents page.