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Magdalen College School - Hays

Magdalen College SchoolvaluesMotivation Commitment SuccessProspectus 2010-2011


Founded 1548Magdalen College SchoolWaynflete AvenueHeadteacher: Mr I H CollingBrackley NN13 6FBTel: 01280 846300Fax: 01280 704953E-mail: generalenquiries@magdalen.northants.sch.ukWeb: www.magdalen.northants.sch.ukMagdalen College SchoolvaluesMotivation Commitment SuccessSeptember 2010Dear Parents/CarersThank you for your interest in Magdalen College School.At Magdalen we are committed to providing a high quality of education for all of ourstudents. We aim to motivate our students to be committed to their studies, leading, wehope, to success in their futures.We hope that this prospectus will give you the information needed to make the rightchoices for your child‟s next step.Yours sincerelyI H Colling (Mr)HeadteacherSchool SportsCoordinatorPartnershipSouthWestAreaNorthantsSecondaryCluster


CONTENTSAims of the School 6Caring for our Students 7Admission Policy 7Communication with the School 9Special Needs 10Sex Education 10The House System 11Curriculum Organisation 11Disability 12The Sixth Form 13Statement on Religious Education 14Careers Advice 14Extra-Curricular Clubs & Activities 15Insurance – Personal Accident 16The School Day 16Sporting Aims and Achievements 17Homework 18Discipline 18Term Dates for 2010/11 19Term Dates for 2011/12 20School Uniform 21Teaching Staff of Magdalen College School 23Support Staff of Magdalen College School 26The Governing Body 29Governors' Policy on Charging 31Absences and Leavers’ Destinations 32Exam Results 33Home School Agreement 38Homework Agreement 40Data Protection 41


Aims of the SchoolAt Magdalen College School we aim for students to:• be central to all that we do• become independent lifelong learners• be valued and to value others• become active and well-informed citizens making apositive contribution to their community• develop the personal qualities, skills, knowledge andunderstanding to succeed• be healthy, happy and safeAt Magdalen we strive to be a caring school where the quality oflearning of each student is our priority6


Caring For Our StudentsIt is very important that in a large school each student feels part of smaller groups withinthe school. Here the key figure is the Form Tutor who has daily contact with his/herstudents and who: gets to know individuals well; can help deal with any problems; can maintain close links with home; monitors overall progress, both academic and social.The work of the Form Tutors in each year group is co-ordinated by a Leader of Learning.Many activities such as assemblies take place within the year groups. Students may bewithdrawn from assemblies by parents on grounds of religion.Admission PolicyYears 7 - 11The school follows the LA guidelines for admission to secondary school in that our firstpriority is to serve children in our area. There are close links between Magdalen CollegeSchool and the primary schools in the area, namely:Brackley C.E. Junior SchoolBracken Leas Primary SchoolSouthfield School, BrackleyCroughton All Saints C.E. SchoolHelmdon SchoolNewbottle and Charlton C.E. SchoolSyresham C.E. SchoolThe school‟s catchment area includes the following villages and hamlets: Astwell,Aynho, Charlton, Croughton, Crowfield, Evenley, Falcutt, Halse, Helmdon, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Radstone, Steane, Syresham and Whitfield.The school has an admission limit of 240 places. (September 2010)Students with a statement of Special Education Needs which names the school asappropriate provision are automatically allocated places.When there are more applications for places than there are places available, priority willbe given in the following order:I. Children in public care (looked after children);II. Students who live in the linked area associated with the school i.e. Astwell,Aynho, Brackley, Charlton, Croughton, Crowfield, Evenley, Falcutt, Halse,Helmdon, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Newbottle, Radstone, Steane, Syresham andWhitfield;III. Students who will have an older brother or sister continuing at Magdalen CollegeSchool at the time of admission of the younger child;7


IV. Students attending the designated contributory primary school (i.e. Bracken Leas,Brackley Junior, Croughton All Saints, Helmdon, Newbottle and Charlton,Southfield Primary, Syresham) and continuing in attendance until the final offer ofplaces in made;V. Other students.If the admission number is exceeded within criterion (ii) priority will be given to thosewho live furthest from the nearest alternative school. If the admission number isexceeded within any other criterion priority will be given to those who live closest to theschool.Transfer at age 11The School holds an Open Evening for parents and Year 6 students in October eachyear. Subsequently, parents may request to visit the school during an open morning.The Headteacher and other staff for both phases meet regularly to plan arrangementsfor transfer and to make sure there is as much continuity of education as possiblebetween the primary and secondary phases.Every attempt is made to ensure that students joining the school in September are madewelcome and introduced gradually to the school.a) The Headteacher and Leader of Learning for Year 7 meet parents collectivelyat Magdalen in the year before the students come to the school.b) The Transition Coordinator meets all new students in their primary schools inthe Summer Term before entry.c) All new entry students take part in Magdalen College School‟s inductionprogramme in July when they spend 5 days in school. Students meet theirForm Tutors and spend time in tutor groups experiencing „taster‟ lessons insome of the subjects which will be on their timetable in the followingSeptember.d) In the week of the induction programme, parents are invited to an introductoryevening at Magdalen where they are able to meet Form Tutors. This givesthem the opportunity to ask questions and give us any information they feelthe school should know about their children.e) A staggered start to the September term enables new students to familiarisethemselves with the buildings with only sixth form students present on theWaynflete site.f) Students‟ wishes are taken into account when placing students into tutorgroups, but creating effective and balanced learning groups is our mainpriority.8


Arrangements for mid-term admissions years 7 - 11Parents wishing to transfer their child mid-term should in the first instance contactNorthamptonshire County Council Schools Admissions.The circumstances of each student will be considered individually, but generally a placewill be offered if one exists within the relevant year group.If a place is allocated, the following procedures are undertaken before the studentbegins to attend school:- Parent completes the application form.- A visit to the school is undertaken and the family meet pastoral staff.- Student information and achievement data is obtained from theprevious school using a standard pro-forma or by telephone.- Student completes English & Maths tests at Magdalen College School,and has an „Options‟ interview if the student is to join Year 10 or 11.- A tutor group is allocated.- A timetable is put in place including any necessary support.We aim to complete this process in 2 weeks from the receipt of appropriate forms.Communication with the SchoolParents are encouraged to telephone the school as soon as it appears that somedifficulty with regard to the student's education or happiness at school may bedeveloping. It is best to ring the Form Tutor or Leader of Learning at about 8.30 am,during lunchtime (1.30pm – 2.20pm) or at 3.25 pm.Consultation with a member of staff is usually most easily arranged by making anappointment over the phone.Parents' meetings are held at different times throughout the year offering all parents theopportunity at least once a year to discuss progress with staff.Any communications to the Local Authority should be addressed to:Head of Schools ServicesJohn Dryden House8-10, The LakesNorthampton NN4 7DDTel No: (01604) 2375559


Special NeedsThe school‟s policy on Special Educational Needs (available on the school website)reflects a commitment to the philosophy of each student achieving his/her full potential.To achieve this, SEN provision at Magdalen includes:A comprehensive package of in-class support and small group teaching targeted onspecific objectives for each individual with learning difficulties.Advice from the Local Authority Special Needs Support Services (IPS).Support for mainstream staff with the provision of differentiated resources for the lessable.Provision for students with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.Alternative courses at Key Stage 4 for students for whom the full range of GCSEs isnot appropriate.A comprehensive system of school communication to ensure that all staff are madeaware of the attainment levels and needs of all students with Special EducationalNeeds.Liaison with feeder primary schools, to ensure that appropriate provision is in placefor all students with special educational needs upon entry in Year 7.Applications to exam boards on behalf of SEN students in public exams. 1:1 Tutorial support for students with SEN in Years 12 and 13.Our Special Needs Co-ordinator is Mrs N Longley.Our policy:Sex Education All students have a right of access to a programme of sex education provided as partof the Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education Programme. This programme is aimed at supporting the development of children and preparingthem for adult life and the responsibilities this entails. Information is provided to help students with an understanding of key issues such assexual development and behaviour, contraception, HIV, AIDS and other sexuallytransmitted diseases. The importance of personal integrity and moral values are emphasised. Theprogramme encourages the acquisition of skills and attitudes which will allow studentsto manage their lives in a responsible way.The policy is available to parents on request.10


The House System at Magdalen College SchoolAll students and staff at Magdalen belong to one of six houses.These are:LovellDe QuinceyBeaumontBarnardWaynfleteGodwinAll of these names are associated with historical aspects of the school.The aims of the house system are:To increase student achievementTo improve enthusiasm, motivation and engagementTo develop student leadershipTo increase involvement in school activitiesTo provide opportunities for mentoring across age groupsTo ensure students feel valued and value the contributions of othersEach house is led by a Year 13 student Head of House; the Heads of House wereselected through a rigorous interview process and student and staff elections.The Heads of House lead with the support of a staff house co-ordinator and a committeeof students who are elected from each year group. The committee is in turn responsiblefor motivating members of the house to participate in a range of house based activitieswhich are both extra-curricular and linked to different curriculum areas.Curriculum OrganisationAt Magdalen College School students in all years follow a broad and balancedcurriculum which gives them the best preparation for progressing to higher educationinstitutions or the world of work. The curriculum is reviewed each year to ensure that weexplore new initiatives and make decisions which reflect the needs of our students in aconstantly changing educational environment.Year 7Students are taught in mixed ability form groups. The curriculum comprises English,Drama, Maths, Science, Art, a range of Technology courses, Music, Physical Education,French and Information Technology. Geography, History, Religious Education andPSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) are delivered throughcreative curriculum lessons which focus on project based, active learning.11


Years 8 & 9Students follow a similar curriculum to year 7. In Maths, English, Science and ICTstudents are taught in ability groups. The remaining subjects continue to be taught inmixed ability groups.In Year 9 students start their RE and Language GCSE with the opportunity to chosefrom Spanish, French or German. They also choose three areas of Technology to focuson in more depth in preparation for GCSE.Throughout years 7 to 9 there is a Learning to Learn programme delivered throughdesignated lessons and extended tutor periods.Years 10 & 11All students study English (literature and language), Maths, Double Award Science,Religious Education, Games and PCSHE (Personal, Citizenship, Social, Health andEducation including Careers).Students then have choices from our specialist school block which currently contain fulland short course ICT, iMedia, ECDL, Word Processing, French, short courseTechnology options, Statistics and Advanced Maths courses. Please note this provisionis under review for September 2011Students then have choices to make from option boxes which currently contain thefollowing subjects:Fine ArtBusiness StudiesDramaPhysical EducationMusicSociologyGermanGeographyHistorySpanishFrenchApplied Performing ArtsLens Based ArtResistant MaterialsElectronicsGraphicsFood TechnologyTechnology TextilesChild CareEnvironmental & Land Based DiplomaCOPE (Certificate of PersonalEffectiveness)Creative TextilesFull details of our KS4 curriculum are available in our options booklet.DisabilityIf you or your child has a disability, we would invite you to let us know, in confidence, sothat we can try to make any provision you or they may need.12


The Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13)The school offers a wide range of A Level courses organised into four pathways: A2, ASand Applied GCE courses and also a highly successful one year package offering aselection of Diploma, Applied GCSE, Mathematics and English. Full details of coursesavailable are in our School Sixth Form prospectus.As part of a broad and balanced curriculum students will: Have regular Careers Advice and Guidance. Participate in advanced curriculum opportunities. Have regular Tutorials with a personal Tutor. Have regular learning conversations to discuss their attendance, engagement andprogress against their targets. Have access to the Thomas Godwin 16-19 Centre for private study periods.In addition to the above the following opportunities will be available:Participation in the School‟s House System.Participation in the running of the House Systems and Sixth Form as a studentleader.Participation in and support of a wide variety of whole-school activities, e.g. charitycollections, school functions.Cultural activities and visits, including school concerts and musicals, theatre andgallery visits, public speaking competitions.Participation in an Integration and Community Service Scheme.Supporting Lower School students or assisting in local community organisations.Preparation and induction to the Sixth Form begins in Year 11 with an Open Evening,and a Personal Interview with the Sixth Form team.Careers AdviceCareers Education is an integral part of the Personal, Social, Health and CitizenshipEducation (PSHCE) Programme in Years 9-13.In Year 9 careers advice is mainly concerned with giving information on courses to bestudied for GCSE. The advice given at this time is broad-based and open-ended.Students develop self-awareness, investigate job roles and equal opportunities.During Year 10 students continue to develop self-awareness and look at the range of joband career choices that will be open to them in the world of work. They participate inone weeks‟ worth of work experience.In Year 11 a vital choice has to be made whether to stay on at school, go to college, orto seek employment. Students must be helped to come to the best possible choice forthemselves as individuals. In Year 11 students must be provided with certain life skills,for example, the ability to fill in application forms, to prepare for a job interview.13


During the year students will have an opportunity to consult with a member of theNorthamptonshire Connexions Service with regard to their future. The Rotary Club ofBrackley gives an opportunity to all members of Year 11 to try their hand at a mockinterview, which many students have found beneficial in the past.Years 12 & 13Careers advice and help is available on an individual basis and students can be seen bya Personal Advisor from Connexions. The students are guided through the UCASprocess by their tutor or advised on employment.Statement on Religious EducationThe School is not affiliated to any particular religious denomination. Religious Educationis provided for all students according to the Northamptonshire Agreed syllabus forReligious Education.All students are entered for a GCSE short course at KS4. RE is available for sixth formstudents at advanced level.Students may be withdrawn by parents on religious grounds and alternative study areasare provided.14


Extra Curricular ActivitiesLUNCHTIMEAFTER SCHOOLMONHockey – Girls Y9, 10Basketball – Boys Y7,8Latin ClubFree runningBadmintonTUEWEDTHURFRIFootball – Boys Y7,8Hockey - BoysGym LeadersNetball – Girls Y7-11Football Y10Badminton all yearsHistory Y8 (lunchtime)Computer Modelling Club – Boys Y7-9Radio ClubTrampoline SquadBadminton all years, boys and girlsHockey – Girls Y7,8,11Basketball – Boys, Y9 - 13Basket ball – Girls, all yearsFootball – Girls, Y8 - 11Mixed hockey- Y12,13Jazz BandRugby – Boys Y7-12FixturesGymnastics Club – Girls Y7-13, beginnersScience ClubChamber ChoirFootballGymnastics - AdvancedTrampoline ClubBadmintonTable TennisWeight TrainingFixturesChapel ChoirFixturesArcheryFencingOrchestraGCSE PE support evening15


Insurance – Personal AccidentParents should be aware that there is no universal personal accident cover for schoolchildren. Special arrangements are, however, made in this respect for school childreninvolved in "work experience" activities. Because it has no insurable interest, theCouncil's policies cannot extend to cover students engaged on educational visits, schooljourneys, etc., although the general liability policy protects the Council against theconsequences of actions brought against it on behalf of students. Insurance is normallytaken out by schools for visits abroad and also for visits in this Country involving anovernight stay. Parents are advised to check with the Educational Visits co-ordinator formore detailed information. Parents are, of course, at liberty to take out insurance on anindividual basis should they want additional cover for their children.Lunchtime ArrangementsStudents may eat school meals, bring a packed lunch or go home for lunch. Students inYears 7-10 who do not go home for lunch must stay on the Waynflete site during thelunch hour.The School Day08:40 - 09:00 Form Time/Assembly09:00 - 10:00 Lesson 110:00 - 11:05 Lesson 211:05 - 11:25 Break11:25 - 12:25 Lesson 312:25 - 1:30 Lesson 41:30 - 2:20 Lunch2:20 - 3:20 Lesson 516


Sporting Aims and AchievementsThe aim of Physical Education at Magdalen is to provide a programme for all students todevelop physically, mentally and socially through participation in curriculum PE. ExtracurricularClubs are offered and allow students to further improve upon their talents.We aim to offer a range of experiences designed to meet the needs of our students inline with the National Curriculum, and to promote active involvement of students asperformers, observers and officials.Boys and Girls are taught separately and their programmes are designed to suit theneeds of these students.Regular interhouse activities take place, students are encouraged to run such activitiesthemselves, with the support of the PE staff.Boys‟ sports include rugby, football, cricket, tennis, basketball, badminton, weighttraining and athletics. Gymnastics is followed as an aesthetic activity.Girls‟ sports include hockey, netball, rounders, tennis, basketball, volleyball, badmintonand athletics. Gymnastics is included as a component of aesthetic programme withinthe curriculum.There are Games facilities at both sites. At St John‟s there is one football, one rugbypitch and one combined rugby and football pitch. There is also an „all-weather‟ syntheticcricket pitch, a Weight-Training Room and a two-badminton court hall. At Waynfletethere is a full size multi use “astroturf” all weather pitch and a hard surface area suitablefor Netball or five tennis courts. The Sports Hall opened in January 2003 and is able tooffer a breadth of activities including four courts of badminton. A further two badmintoncourts and gymnasium complete the indoor activity areas.Boys can compete for the school in rugby, hockey, badminton, football, cricket,basketball and athletics. There are hockey, netball, badminton, rounders, tennis andathletics teams for the girls. A thriving gymnastics and trampolining club enters localcompetitions. There is an additional club for weight-training. Girls‟ football and rugbycan be accommodated if there is sufficient interest. There are a number of clubs run byexternal coaches such as free running, badminton and archery.The school has links with local sports clubs where students are encouraged to developtheir skills. The department also has a School Sports Co-ordinator as part of a Nationalinitiative to improve and sustain school sport in the local “family” of primary schools.News on the various achievements of both teams and individuals are reported regularlyto parents in the termly newsletter.17


HomeworkAll students are required to complete homework each day in order to reinforce anddevelop understanding of what has been learnt in class. In the lower years, homeworkshould occupy most students for approximately one hour each evening, with someincrease in this time taking place as the student passes up the school. Parents areencouraged to check the homework planner, supervise homework and inform theLeader of Learning or Form Tutor if problems arise. Details of all homework set to Year7 is on the school website together with the school homework timetable for all years.DisciplineThe school aims to impose firm discipline within the Whole School Positive BehaviourPolicy and the school‟s Anti-bullying Policy, copies of which are available from theschool. The ultimate intention must always be for the student to learn to take control ofhis or her behaviour. Normal sanctions imposed for failure to abide by the rules are:Discussion with student and contact made with parents.Learning support sessions both at lunchtime and after school, with 24 hoursnotice being given for the latter.Lunchtime detentions and after school detentions, with 24 hours notice beinggiven.Subject detention.In cases where students fail to improve or where more serious transgressions occur, thefollowing sanctions are implemented:Form Tutor or Leader of Learning ReportExclusion from lessonsExclusion from schoolParents will be contacted in all instances.18


Term Dates - 2010 - 2011Term1Wed 1 SeptemberFri 22 OctoberSchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 2Mon 1 NovemberFri 17 DecemberSchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 3Tues 4 JanuaryFri 18 FebruarySchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 4Mon 28 FebruaryFri 8 AprilSchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 5Tues 26 AprilFri 27 MaySchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 6Mon 6 JuneFri 22 JulySchool re-opens to studentsClose for end of term19


Term Dates 2011 - 2012Term1 Tues 6 September 2011Fri 21 October 2011School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 2 Tues 1 November 2011Fri16 December 2011School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 3 Wed 4 January 2012Fri10 February 2012School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 4 Mon 20 February 2012Fri 30 March 2012School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 5 Tues 17 April 2012Fri 1 June 2012School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termTerm 6 Mon 11 June 2012Fri 20 July 2012School re-opens to studentsClose for end of termWithin the 194 days there will be 5 staff training days.For this academic year pupils are required to attend for 189 days. This is due tothe extra bank holiday to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.20


School UniformWe consider appearance to be of the utmost importance and therefore expect all students whoattend the school to wear uniform in Years 7 - 11. Uniform consists of the following items.Please read the notes carefully as these give details of each item.SCHOOL UNIFORM – YEARS 7 – 111. Plain black trousers or skirt These should be formal and not corduroy, denim,combat style. Trousers should be worn high enoughso that underwear is not exposed. Striped trousersare not acceptable.Girls may wear a plain black skirt with an even hemand no lace, tiers or frills.Mini skirts or tight fitting lycra may not be worn, skirtsshould reach knees.2. White long sleeved shirt These should be conventional shirts with buttonedcollars and cuffs. They must be worn tucked intotrousers or skirt and with top button fastened. Girlsare not permitted to wear fashion shirts or blouses.3. Magdalen College School tie Worn properly knotted at all times and so thatfastened top button cannot be seen.4. Magdalen College SchoolsweatshirtThese must be worn at all times unless permission isgiven to remove. No other tops are permitted apartfrom an outdoor coat as an extra layer over asweatshirt. In the summer long sleeve shirts and tiesmay be replaced by Magdalen College School poloshirts.5. Belt Optional, but must be plain black with small buckle.6. Black school shoes No heels. Training shoes of any description are notpermitted even if sold by shoe shops as „schoolshoes‟7. Socks Plain black or white8. Jewellery The only acceptable items are 1 small plain gold orsilver stud earring in each ear and a watch. Piercingsof any kind are not permitted.9. Make-up Is discouraged and if worn should be unnoticeable.No nail varnish.10. Hair Natural colours only, stripes, blocks, patterns,braiding and shaved lines are not acceptable.11. Summer wear Girls and boys – Magdalen College School polo shirtreplaces shirt and tie.21


PE UniformGIRLS: YEARS 7 – 11 BOYS: YEARS 7 – 11Light blue MCS polo shirtLight blue MCS polo shirtLight blue MCS sweatshirtDark blue MCS socksDark blue PE skirtDark blue “sports shorties”Short white socks (Indoor work and summersports)Light blue MCS sweatshirt (optional)Dark blue rugby shirtDark blue MCS socksDark blue shortsShort white socks (Indoor work and summersports)Dark blue MCS cycling shorts (for Gymnasticsand Athletics)SHIN PADS ARE COMPULSORY for hockey and football.GUM SHIELDS ARE COMPULSORY for hockey and are strongly advised for rugby.FOR RUGBY SAFETY, STUDS MUST BE “RUGBY LEGAL”. (Metal “blade” style studs andsome nylon studs are illegal for rugby).RUGBY OR FOOTBALL BOOTS are needed for grass use only.ASTRO-TURF trainers or standard trainers are needed on theArtificial pitch (No studded or “bladed” boots are allowed on the Astro-Turf pitch)DARK BLUE track-suit bottoms are allowed when it is cold, during outdoor activities or whenusing the artificial pitch. A school tracksuit (optional) is available from the school suppliers. Darkblue or black gloves may also be worn when it is cold.Our school uniform supplier is:T King AssociatesUnit 1 Hillcrest RiseBuckingham Industrial ParkBuckinghamMK18 1SLwww.tkingassociates.comTel No: 01280 824836Fax No. 01280 824853Email - sales@tkingassociates.comPlease note:i. All items of clothing, including PE Kit and protective clothing, should be marked with thestudent‟s name.ii. A strong bag for carrying books and equipment is essential.iii. In case of need, financial aid is available to help purchase uniform. Application shouldbe made to Mrs M Matthews. Complete confidentiality is assured.iv. Calculators may be purchased from the Finance office.22


Teaching Staff 2010 - 2011LEADERSHIP GROUPMr I CollingMrs J RickettsMrs S RobsonMr D CopasMr T HeleyMr I HornerMrs H Tudor PriceMr E HughesHeadteacherDeputy HeadteacherDeputy HeadteacherAssistant HeadteacherAssistant HeadteacherAssistant HeadteacherAssistant HeadteacherBusiness DirectorPASTORAL TEAMMrs J Ricketts Deputy Headteacher –Student Progress and LearningMrs P Harper-TarrAdvanced Skills Teacher (AST) – BehaviourMr D Copas Leader of Learning 16-19Mrs S Clitheroe Deputy Leader of Learning 16-19Mr A Wittich-Jackson Leader of Learning Y7 & 8Mr S NelsonAssistant Leader of Learning Y8Miss A BerringtonLeader of Learning Y9Mr I TweedLeader of Learning Y10Mr N ReynoldsLeader of Learning Y11ENGLISH DEPARTMENTMr J MedwinMrs A BaxtorMrs S PaylingMrs M GamperMr J CookMs S HallMrs P MajithiaMrs J NewmanMrs L StoneMs J WinneyMrs K Brook-BullardMATHS DEPARTMENTMr A ReesMrs L HandleyMrs A PercivalMiss K AshtonMr M BaddeleyMiss A BerringtonMrs J GatleyMrs J RickettsMrs S RobsonMr A ExleyMrs N NorrisMr J PinsentHead of DepartmentSecond in Dept/KS3 Eng co-ordinatorSecond in Dept/KS4 Eng Co-ordinatorLearning to Learn/Gifted &Talented/Literacy Co-ordinatorHead of DepartmentSecond in Department/KS5 co-ordinatorSecond in department/KS3 co-ordinator23


SCIENCE DEPARTMENTDr N DixonMiss E RobinsonMrs P LarardMr D ReynoldsMrs M SwanMrs R FennMiss K McTeerMr M DoughtyMr S CroftMr A GrahamMrs C HallMiss M HauMrs E HayesHead of DepartmentSecond in departmentLand-based Co-ordinatorHead of PhysicsHead of BiologyHead of ChemistryKS3 CoordinatorMODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENTMiss H CarmellHead of Department and Professional TutorMiss J WhiteSecond in departmentMiss E FisherMs Helen WolfendenMiss J MartiniMr S RaynaudonTECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENTMrs L JamesMrs A StevensMr P HolcombeMr M SavageMrs L FreemanMrs G GarnerMr P RobinsonMrs W TimsMr P BradburyMr K SherattMr B KendallMiss C SpencerHead of TechnologySecond in Technology/KS3 co-ordinatorSecond in TechnologyActing Second in TechnologyINFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENTMrs J CrispHead of DepartmentMr M AbdulmajeedMrs S BragginsMrs G FoxMr A GbokoyiMr T HeleyMr A SurrallBUSINESS STUDIES/ECONOMICS DEPARTMENTMiss S BlackwellHead of DepartmentMrs S ClitheroeMr I Tweed24


LEARNING SUPPORT DEPARTMENTMrs N LongleyHead of Department/SENCOMrs M GrashoffCOPE Co-ordinatorGEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENTMrs C StaceyMrs C Courtley-GreenMiss A Ellis-JonesMr M HowcroftP.E. DEPARTMENTMr I TaylorMrs L SmithMr A ClarkMrs F BarringtonMr D FraserMr I HornerMrs M WilsonMr A Wittich-JacksonHISTORY DEPARTMENTMr T HughesMiss F MinnsMr S NelsonMiss J PetteyMr N ReynoldsHead of DepartmentAdvanced Skills Teacher (AST)Head of DepartmentSecond in DepartmentSSCOHead of DepartmentSOCIAL SCIENCES & PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENTMiss K LilleyHead of DepartmentMrs C ShawRE Curriculum ManagerMrs J AdkinsMr W Courtley-GreenMrs D CrossleyMiss B JonesMrs S ThomasMiss H WhiteART/TEXTILES DEPARTMENTMr D SzmidtMiss P ChildsMrs T FrielMiss K JacksonMiss J RobinsonMrs H Tudor-PriceMUSIC DEPARTMENTMr I BlunsdonMrs P Harper-TarrMr S HubbleDRAMA DEPARTMENTMr S HubbleMiss Lisa BrooksMs Celia ThomasHead of DepartmentHead of DepartmentActing Head of Department25


Support Staff 2010 - 2011PASTORAL SUPPORT STAFFMrs J CooperMrs A FowkesMiss L HulstonMrs S RollsMrs D StevensMrs R AllumMrs K DaleLEARNING SUPPORTMrs S AdamsMrs U AshleyMrs S DavisMrs E DixonMrs D JefferyMrs S MantonMrs B PatelMrs J StantonMrs S StocksMrs S TurnerMrs M UttleyMrs D WittonMiss D ArneyCover SupervisionMrs B PrescottMr D BoyntonMrs T BrownellMrs I PilkingtonMrs E SkeltonLUNCHTIME SUPERVISIONMrs S WheelerMrs A AllenMrs C BishopMrs L BowermanMrs K DawsonMrs Y JonesMs A BoylesMrs D BrewerMrs M BuddMrs K Colchester-HallMrs S CorstophineMrs V DeanMrs R EvansMrs H TimmsMrs C CoxMrs J FeivenSchool CounsellorPastoral Support ProfessionalLearning MentorPastoral Support ProfessionalSchool NurseReceptionist/Admin Assistant – Student ServicesAdmin AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantLearning Support AssistantSenior Cover SupervisorCover SupervisorCover SupervisorCover SupervisorCover SupervisorSenior Lunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime Supervisor/crossing supervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime SupervisorLunchtime Supervisor26


LIBRARYMs J HoughtonMrs M WattMrs S WattonMiss S LepperEXAMINATIONS OFFICEMrs A RansonMrs H CarpenterFINANCEMrs E WadeMrs E BallMrs L WrightMrs D StoppsADMINISTRATIONMrs A BradyMrs E AndrewsMrs L CaveMrs L ClaytonMrs C CoxMrs F CreminMrs C FindlayMrs G FoxMrs N GoodeMrs Y JonesMrs S KingMrs M MatthewsMrs J OnionsMrs H ScholefieldMrs T SmithMrs J ThomasMrs J TinkhamMrs A UdallMrs S VincentMrs K WoodwardICT SUPPORTMr M GreenMr K ShrewsburyMr A BlundellMrs P McDaidTECHNICIANSMrs M Dickson-SmithMr M BragginsMrs C BrothertonMrs K HandleyMrs L HuntMr M HaywardMs S SalesMrs J WhitwoodLibrarianLibrarianLearning Resource AssistantThomas Godwin Centre ManagerExaminations OfficerAssistant Examinations OfficerFinance & Business ManagerHR/Payroll AdministratorFinance AssistantSenior Finance AssistantAdministration Manager/Specialist SchoolCommunity ManagerReceptionist/PA to Assistant HeadteacherAdmin Assistant/EMA AdministratorReprographics ManagerReprographics AssistantAdmin AssistantAdmin AssistantAdmin Assistant (Specialist School)Admin AssistantAdmin AssistantCover Manager/PA to Assistant HeadteacherPA to HeadteacherAdmin Assistant/PA to Deputy HeadteacherAdmin AssistantAdmin Assistant/PA to Deputy HeadteacherAdmin AssistantSIMS Manager/Admission SecretaryAttendance OfficerSchool Assessment Data ManagerReceptionistNetwork ManagerAssistant Network ManagerICT TechnicianAdmin AssistantSenior Science TechnicianScience TechnicianScience TechnicianScience TechnicianScience TechnicianHorticultural/Science TechnicianDisplay & Art/Textiles TechnicianFood Technology Technician27


SITE SUPERVISIONMr B UpstoneMr D EdmundsMr C BrewertonMr F HoughtonMr R ReadingMr A RollsSite SupervisorSite SupervisorCaretakerCaretakerSecurity Caretaker (evenings)Caretaker28


Governing Body 2010-2011FOUNDATION1. Mr R Horth2. Dr M Pobjoy3. Prof R Dunbar4. Mr A AndersonNORTHAMPTONSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL1. Mr C Clapham2. Mr H Cooper (Chair of governors)3. Mr R Sawbridge (Vice Chair of governors)PARENTS1. Mr S Biltcliffe2. Mr R Edwards3. Mr C Harte4. Mr I Wright5. Vacancy6. Vacancy7. VacancySTAFF1. Mr I Colling – Headteacher2. Mr A Clark3. Mrs S King4. Mr I TweedCOMMUNITY1. Mrs J Wright2. Mr J ChilderleyCLERK TO THE GOVERNORSMrs W Willie - c/o Magdalen College SchoolParent Governors‟ terms of office are for four years.29


Full Governors’ Meetings and Committee MeetingsSeptember 2010 - July 2011AUTUMN TERMThursday 2 September8.30am9.0010.00First day of term – training day• Coffee with staff• Full staff meeting• Full Governors‟ Business meetingTuesday 28 September 6.30pm Full governors‟ planning meetingTuesday 12 October 6.00 Finance & Resources committee7.30 Curriculum committeeTuesday 9 November 6.00 Student Home & Community committee7.30 Personnel committeeTuesday 7 December 7.15 Full governors‟ business meetingSPRING TERMTuesday 8 February 6.00 Student Home & Community Committee7.30 Curriculum CommitteeTuesday 8 March 6.00 Personnel Committee7.30 Full governors‟ business meetingTuesday 29 March 6.00 Finance & Resources Committee7.30 Full governors‟ meeting (budget)SUMMER TERMTuesday 3 May 5.30 Full governors‟ planning meeting withdinner, Whittlebury HallTuesday 14 June 6.00 Finance & Resources committee7.30 Curriculum committeeTuesday 28 June 6.00 Student Home & Community committee7.30 Personnel committeeTuesday 12 July 7.15 Full governors‟ business meeting30


Governors Policy on ChargingThe Governors' Policy is to provide everything required by the curriculum, except forthose items set out in the Education Reform Act of 1988.Voluntary contributions towards certain items may be requested in order to extend therange of work available, but no particular student will be penalised if the contribution isnot made. Some activities may have to be cancelled when insufficient voluntarycontributions are forthcoming. Letters will be sent out to parents giving details of thenature of possible contributions, as appropriate to the particular activity.The Governors recognise that charging is permissible in the following situations:(a)(b)(c)Board and lodging on residential visits (but charges must be remitted to studentswhose parents are in receipt of Family Credit or Income Support if the activity is inschool hours or is related to an external examination or the National Curriculum).Individual tuition for a musical instrument (when it is not related to a prescribedpublic examination or the National Curriculum).Activities deemed to take place outside school hours (when they are not relatedto a prescribed public examination or the National Curriculum). (These are oftencalled 'optional extras').The Governors will consider the possibility of students engaging in activities arranged bya third party in school hours, subject to the conditions set out by the Local Authority,including advice on insurance.The Governors recognise that no charges will be made for external examination entriesfor which the school provides a full programme of regular time-tabled tuition and forwhich it recommends the entry. They consider, however, that the costs of re-sitting anexam within the same financial year should normally be met by the parents.The Governors retain the right to recover examination fees from parents whose children,without satisfactory reason, fail to sit the examination or fail to complete on time itsnecessary requirements.Statutory InformationPublic Access to DocumentsThe School‟s freedom of information statement which lists School policies and otherinformation which we are legally obliged to publish is available from the School onrequest.31


Authorised and Unauthorised Absences 2009/10Number of students on the school rollNumber of pupil sessionsTotal sessions missed due to authorised absenceTotal sessions missed due to unauthorised absence1180432362253353748The information above is legally required to be presented in this way. It covers studentscompulsory school age only (i.e. not the Sixth Form) and each school day counts as twosessions.Authorised absence means all official absences e.g. illness reported by a letter fromparents or guardians. Unauthorised absence covers all unexplained or unjustifiedabsences and can include absences such as parents removing students from school forannual holiday without the Headteacher‟s permission.Attendance is vital to a student‟s progress in school, and is monitored very closely.Absence from school is followed up by the pastoral team and this is instrumental inalerting parents to anything untoward. Absences caused by holidays during term timeare an area of concern. Parents are advised that these will only be granted inexceptional circumstances.Year 13 Leavers and Destinations – Summer 2010The leavers from Year 13 proceeded as follows:University/Colleges of Higher Education 91Gap Year 19Employment 8Apprenticeship 5Return to MCS 12Unknown 332


Exam Results 2010Year 12 AS Results 2010Subject Entries A B C D E UH013-Applied Art & Design 8 0 0 6 0 2 08611-Applied Business (S) 20 2 5 0 4 3 68621-Health & Social Care 9 0 1 1 5 2 08771-Applied Science 19 0 0 2 2 3 128751-Applied Information Technology 16 0 1 1 4 2 88641-Leisure and Recreation 6 0 0 1 3 1 18651-Travel & Tourism 14 0 3 5 1 4 18781-Performing Arts 7 2 3 1 1 0 01411-Biology 49 6 8 10 7 8 101421-Chemistry 22 1 6 3 7 5 01451-Physics 22 2 5 5 2 5 33895-Mathematics 44 10 4 7 4 5 143896-Further Mathematics 3 1 0 1 0 1 0H047-Computer Studies 12 1 2 2 1 2 4H030-Business Studies 26 1 3 7 4 4 7H111-Home Economics 6 1 0 1 2 1 1H164-Art & Design Textiles 12 6 3 3 0 0 0H161-Fine Art 18 7 4 4 3 0 0H083-Geography 24 2 2 6 5 3 6H106-History 39 6 9 12 8 4 0H060-Economics 20 0 2 2 7 6 31061-Religious Studies 16 1 3 4 5 2 18GP01-Politics 18 0 4 3 1 4 61186-Psychology 52 3 7 11 12 9 101191-Sociology 27 4 9 11 3 0 01741-English Literature 20 2 3 4 8 3 08DR01-Drama & Theatre Studies 5 0 0 2 1 2 01626-Communication Studies 10 1 3 4 1 0 18FR01-French 8 2 3 3 0 0 08GN01-German 4 0 0 3 1 0 08SP01-Spanish 7 0 3 3 0 0 1H142-Music 2 0 0 0 1 1 08MT01-Music Technology 2 0 0 0 1 1 08PE01-Sport/PE Studies 20 2 0 4 2 6 68GR01-D&T GWMT 4 0 0 0 1 1 28RM01-D&T RMT 4 0 0 0 2 2 033


Year 13 A2 Results 2010Subject Entries A* A B C D E UH413-Applied Art & Design 5 0 0 3 2 0 0 08616-Applied Business (Single) 7 0 2 0 4 1 0 08619-Applied Business (Double) 8 1 1 1 3 1 1 08626-Health & Social Care 8 0 0 5 1 2 0 08776-Appied Science 8 0 1 0 2 4 1 09751-Applied Information Technology (s) 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 08646-Leisure and Recreation 6 0 0 0 1 4 1 08656-Travel & Tourism 5 1 3 0 0 1 0 09871-Performing Arts 10 0 1 4 2 3 0 02411-Biology 25 0 2 4 8 8 1 22420-Chemistry 12 1 2 2 2 4 0 12450-Physics 9 0 2 3 0 2 2 07895-Mathematics 22 2 4 5 5 2 3 17896-Mathematics Further 8 0 3 1 2 2 0 0H447 Computing 5 0 0 1 1 0 3 0H430-Business Studies 18 0 1 9 3 4 1 0H511-Home Economics 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 0H564-Art & Design Textiles 12 1 2 3 4 2 0 0H561-Fine Art 10 5 1 2 1 1 0 0H483-Geography 17 0 2 4 4 4 3 0H506-History 20 1 1 5 8 5 0 0H461-Economics 12 1 1 8 2 0 0 02061-Religious Studies 9 0 0 4 4 1 0 09GP01-Govt & Politics 10 1 0 2 4 2 1 02186-Psychology 44 1 7 14 8 7 5 22191-Sociology 16 4 1 5 3 3 0 02741-English Literature 14 1 2 1 7 3 0 09DR01-Drama & Theatre Studies 5 0 0 3 0 2 0 02626-Communication Studies 6 0 0 3 2 0 1 09FR01-French 6 0 1 2 2 0 1 09GN01-German 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 09SP01-Spanish 8 0 1 2 4 0 1 0H542-Music 4 0 0 1 1 0 2 09MT01-Music Technology 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 09PE01-Sport/PE Studies 10 0 0 4 2 2 2 09GR01-D&T Graphics 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 09RM01-D&T Res Materials 5 0 0 1 0 2 2 034


Year 13 AS Results 2010Subject Entries A B C D E U8751 - Applied ICT (S) - (AS) 1 0 0 0 1 0 08651-Travel & Tourism 2 0 0 0 1 1 08781-Performing Arts 1 1 0 0 0 0 01411 - Biology (AS) 1 0 0 1 0 0 03895 - Mathematics 2 0 0 1 0 1 0H047 - Computing (AS) 1 0 0 1 0 0 0H030- Business Studies 3 0 0 0 2 0 11061 - Religious Studies (AS) 1 0 1 0 0 0 01741 - English Literature (AS) 1 0 0 0 1 0 01626-Comm Studies 1 0 0 1 0 0 08SP01- Spanish 1 1 0 0 0 0 08PE01-Sport/PE 2 0 0 1 0 1 08GR01-Graphics 1 0 0 0 0 1 035


Short CourseSingle AwardYear 11 GCSE Results 2010A* A B C D E F G U EntriesEnglish 14 20 72 62 32 11 2 1 0 214English Literature 5 30 85 33 2 6 5 2 0 168Maths 13 26 53 67 28 17 11 2 1 218Core Science 23 44 66 58 22 3 2 0 0 218Additional Science 14 35 45 66 26 9 5 1 0 201Additional Maths 0 4 4 9 7 4 0 0 10 38Applied Performing Arts 1 1 7 3 2 4 2 0 0 20Art & Design 3 8 16 15 10 1 0 0 0 53Art & Design (Textiles) 0 5 6 4 3 1 0 0 0 19Business Studies 1 8 11 11 7 10 3 0 2 53Child Development 0 3 7 5 3 2 0 0 0 20COPE 7 3 0 10Drama 0 2 9 7 1 2 1 0 0 22Electronics 0 1 1 5 2 1 1 1 0 12Env & L-B Science 0 0 2 4 3 3 0 0 0 12Food Tech 1 7 5 2 4 2 0 0 0 21French 2 2 9 17 7 4 4 1 1 47Geography 3 4 24 15 10 5 2 0 1 64German 3 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 15Graphics 0 0 6 4 4 9 3 0 0 26History 5 22 14 22 18 11 3 0 1 96ICT 1 2 1 5 3 1 0 1 1 15Imedia 21 0 0 21Imedia - Diploma 8 0 0 8Media Studies 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 9Music 0 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 11PE/Sports Studies 1 6 12 20 11 3 0 0 0 53RE 2 9 22 52 46 31 20 14 11 207Resistant Materials 0 0 3 12 7 10 3 2 0 37Sociology 4 6 10 17 6 5 1 1 0 50Spanish 2 4 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 17Technology Textiles 1 2 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 18Art & Design (Short) 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 4A & D (Textiles - Short) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1Food Tech (short) 1 3 2 7 7 3 2 0 0 25Graphics (short) 0 0 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 12ICT (short) 1 5 13 17 5 4 1 0 1 47Technology Textiles (short) 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 636


KEY STAGE 3 RESULTSTEACHER ASSESSMENT:Percentage at each levelW 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 EPPupilsdisappliedPupilsabsentEnglish 0 0 0 3 16 33 36 11 0 0 0 1Mathematics 0 0 0 2 7 19 26 37 9 0 0 0Science 0 0 0 0 11 24 34 31 0 0 0 0Test Results:Percentage at each levelBelowLevel 3/4 3 4 5 6 7 8 PupilsAbsentEnglish 6 39 79 86 26 0 3Maths 4 17 46 62 87 21 1Science 1 28 57 80 73 0 0W represents pupils who are working towards level 1, but have not yet achieved the standards needed for level 1.EPrepresents exceptional performance.37


Home/ School AgreementThe successful education of all students depends on an active three waypartnership between students, parents and the school. Each partner has rights,responsibilities and expectations.The staff of Magdalen College School aim to meet the expectations of parents andstudents by providing:• A broad and balanced education• An education based on high expectations• Work in school and at home which is appropriate to students‟ ages and abilities• A high standard of teaching, academic support and personal guidance• A secure, well-disciplined and congenial working environment• Regular marking of work• Written reports home once each year• A Parent/Teacher meeting once a year• The use of textbooks, specialist equipment and library facilities• The chance to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities• A caring pastoral support network• Good role models promoting pride in all student achievementIn return we expect students to:• Treat all members of the school community with understanding and respect• Attend school regularly• Be punctual at all times• Work hard and meet all course requirements• Complete homework on time• Abide by the Code of Conduct and behave in a responsible way, both in school andout• Share responsibility for the school environment• Look after school property• Wear school uniform• Bring necessary books and equipmentWe trust that parents will:• Ensure attendance and punctuality and inform the school in writing about any reasonfor absence• Encourage their children with school work and homework• Support our expectations of students• Attend Parent/Teacher meetings and support other school functions• Check and sign Homework Diaries/Planners each week• Respect the professional judgement of the staff.By keeping this agreement, we will fulfil the school aim, which is:At Magdalen we strive to be a caring school where the quality of learning of eachstudent is our priority.38


Homework AgreementSchool AimWe strive to encourage all our students to develop the self-confidence, selfdiscipline,initiative and a responsibility for their own learning.Position StatementAt Magdalen College School we require students to do homework. Homeworkshould support and extend learning in school. For this policy to be successful itrequires the support of teachers, parents and students. Each subject has its ownhomework policy which complements the whole school policy.We believe that:‣ If students complete homework set to the best of their ability, it will Allow them to make progress Develop independent learning‣ Homework will achieve this by Allowing students to practise skills Consolidating and extending understanding‣ Homework set will Be appropriate to the learning needs of individual students as perceived byteachers Be assessed regularly according to department guidelines Not require resources or other equipment that is not readily available to thestudent‣ Students will be best able to do homework if They have a quiet room to work in with a table and good lighting They are encouraged to do the work early in the evening Other members of the family are supportive.It may be possible for the student to do homework at school after normal hours.Procedure Homework will be set regularly according to a timetable agreed with students in thefirst few weeks of each school year. Guidelines on the time students are expected tospend are included. Tutors, Leaders of Learning, Heads of Department andLeadership Group will between them monitor the setting, variety and completion ofhomework on a regular basis. Each student will be issued with a planner in which they are to record and plan theirhomework. Tutors will monitor their use and offer praise and advice whereappropriate. We would ask please for parents/guardians to sign the planner weekly. If parents/guardians wish to contact the school regarding homework they should usethe students‟ planners to communicate with the form tutor in the first instance.Teachers will reward student effort with homework. Similarly, if effort is notforthcoming, students can expect to be asked to complete unfinished homework atthe teachers' convenience. Staff are expected to follow up incomplete/missing homework according todepartmental procedures.39


Monitoring Through the review process By Form Tutors checking planners By Heads of Department/Leaders of Learning Parental/Guardian feedbackReview and EvaluationOn an annual basis by Heads of Department and Leaders of Learning. Next review dateJuly 2010Specific Homework arrangementsHomework ArrangementsYear 7 (per fortnight)1 homework (approx 40 mins) for History2 homeworks (each approx 40 mins) for English, Maths, Science, French, CreativeCurriculum.Please note that Art, ICT and Music homework will be set when appropriate to theproject work in progress so we have not allocated a specific night for these subjects.There will be three technology homework tasks per rotation.Year 8 (per fortnight)1 homework (approx. 45 mins) for History, Geography, RE2 homeworks (each approx 40 mins) for English, Maths, Science, MFLPlease note that Art, ICT and Music homework will be set when appropriate to theproject work in progress so we have not allocated a specific night for these subjects.There will be three technology homework tasks per rotation. There will be 2/3 REhomework assignments per half term.Year 9 (per fortnight)1 homework (approx 45 mins) for History, Geography, RE, Art & ICT2 homeworks (approx 45 mins each) for Science, English, Maths, MFLPlease note that Art and Music homework will be set when appropriate to the projectwork in progress so we have not allocated a specific night for these subjects. There willbe three technology homework tasks per rotation. Students will add ICT on to theirpersonalised homework timetable in their planner. There will be 2/3 RE assignments perhalf termThe groups below relate to their mixed ability Humanities groups.40


Year 10 (per fortnight)2 homeworks (1 hr – 1.5 hrs each) for Maths, English,2 homeworks (45- 50 mins each) for Full course option subjects and per Scienceteacher.1 homework (45 minutes) for half course GCSE subjects within the specialist schoolblock and RE.Please note that extended pieces of homework or coursework might be set over anumber of weeks.Students will be informed by their subjects teachers which night homework will be setand they will complete the homework timetable in their planners.Year 11 (per fortnight)2 homeworks (1 hr – 1.5 hrs each) for Maths, English,2 homeworks (45- 50 mins each) for Full course option subjects and per Scienceteacher.1 homework (45 minutes) for half course GCSE subjects within the specialist schoolblock and RE.Please note that extended pieces of homework or coursework might be set over anumber of weeks.Students will be informed by their subjects teachers which night homework will be setand they will complete the homework timetable in their planners.Year 12 and 13Students are expected to spend a minimum of 3-4 hours per week on studiesData Protection Act – Information for ParentsPrivacy Notice - Data Protection Act 1998We, Magdalen College School are the Data Controller for the purposes of the DataProtection Act. We collect information about your child and may receive informationabout your child‟s previous school and the Learning Records Service. We hold thispersonal data and use it to:Support your child‟s teaching and learning;Monitor and report on your child‟s progress;Provide appropriate pastoral care, andAssess how well your child‟s school is performing.This information includes your child‟s contact details, national curriculum assessmentresults, attendance information and personal characteristics such as ethnic group,special educational needs and any relevant medical information. If your child is enrollingfor post 14 qualifications we will be provided with your child‟s unique learner number bythe Learning Records Service and may also obtain from them details of any learning orqualifications undertaken.41


We will not give information about your child to anyone outside the schoolwithout your consent unless the law and our rules allow us to.We are required by law to pass some of your child‟s information to the local authority,Northamptonshire County Council and the Department for Education (DfE)If you want to see a copy of the information we hold and share about your child thenplease contact the school in writing addressed to Mrs J Tinkham.If you require more information about how Northamptonshire County Council or DfEstore and use your child‟s information, then please go to the following websites:Northamptonshire County Council | Privacy Noticeshttp://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/EducationandLearning/services/cypd_info/Pages/FPN.aspxPlease note that the above page may be updated throughout the year and parents areresponsible for checking for any changes, particularly in terms of how the data is usedand shared.Teachernet | Privacy Noticeshttp://www.teachernet.gov.uk/management/ims/datamanagement/privacynotices/pupilsdata/Teachernet | Privacy Notices | Who does the Department for Education pass pupildata to?http://www.teachernet.gov.uk/management/ims/datamanagement/privacynotices/pupilsdata/thirdpartyorgs/If you are unable to access the DfE website, please use the following information:Public Communications UnitDepartment for EducationSanctuary BuildingsGreat Smith StreetLondonSW1P 3BTWebsite: www.education.gov.ukemail: info@education.gsi.gov.ukTelephone: 0870 000 2288In addition for Secondary SchoolsConnexions Services - Once pupils are aged 13 or over we are required to pass oncertain information to the Connexions services. Connexions is the government's supportservice for all young people aged 13 to 19 in England. We must provide both the pupil‟sand the parents‟ name and address, and any further information relevant to theConnexions services‟ role. However, the pupil (if over 16) and parent can ask that noinformation beyond name and address be passed to Connexions. Please inform theschool in writing addressed to Mrs J Tinkham if you wish to opt-out of this arrangement.For more information about Connexions please go to the LA website shown above.42


Information in this prospectus is correct at time of printing. (September 2010)


Magdalen College SchoolWaynflete AvenueBrackleyNN13 6FBTel: 01280 846300Fax: 01280 704953E-mail: generalenquiries@magdalen.northants.sch.ukWebsite: www.magdalen.northants.sch.ukAt Magdalen College School we strive to ensure that information is available to allparents/carers, including those with disabilities and those whose first language isnot English.This document is available in large print, interpretation can be provided if required.Should you require help with this document please contactMrs J Tinkham 01280 846300.School SportsCoordinatorPartnershipSouthWestAreaNorthantsSecondaryCluster

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