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03/07/20

Well done to Beth Noble and Sumaiya Choudhary for taking part in the Regional Final for the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! yesterday. Both students represented the school wonderfully, and we are very proud of them both. Well done to Beth who won!

03/07/20

Please find this week's Newsletter on our website https://t.co/TArEHFFa3w

03/07/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/foOCmErttb

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/1277892066509557761

30/06/20

FoHH are holding a 2nd Hand Uniform Sale on Monday 6 July. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be a slot booking system. To book a slot and find out more details, please visit our website: https://t.co/YRA8E7htCd https://t.co/H7D4A4DEva

26/06/20

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19/06/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/foOCmEJ4kJ

19/06/20

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19/06/20

Y6 parents have been emailed our Transition letter this week. A copy of it can be found on our website along with our Y7 Handbook, a virtual tour of the school and messages from our Y7 students. https://t.co/QPH77NDKBc

12/06/20

Please see our video about what we miss most about normal school life. Thank you to Ms Povey and Archie George, our Head Boy who invested so much of their time making it. https://t.co/fZrZxwxoa9

http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/1271431524131508224

12/06/20

Well done to the following students who's work will be submitted to the 'Young Geographer of the Year' award: Emily Pitman, Isaac Fernandes, Sophie Ravichandran, George Mema, Matthew Kersey, Zara Azizi, Erin Beadell, Jenny Ashton, Philomena Murray and Lia Leonard https://t.co/upEkT1UDjY

12/06/20

Our Y7 and Y8 "shout-outs" for this week are now available to view on our website. https://t.co/QygMqCbXJa

12/06/20

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12/06/20

Year 7 student Ella creates her own Street Dance routine during Lockdown! https://t.co/CroLDMIkqf via

05/06/20

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22/05/20

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21/05/20

Rebecca Poole quoted in an article in the BBC news. https://t.co/GdSjfcEkWL

15/05/20

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http://www.twitter.com/hampton_high/status/1260918439889305602

14/05/20

Thank you to one of our lovely parents who organised for Paula King to bring us a "real" coffee bar drink. It was much appreciated by all the staff working here today with students. https://t.co/pCi4EvoXYh

28/04/20

If you would still like to participate, we are keeping the link open until Wednesday. https://t.co/gWHwH8V61t

28/04/20

Thank you to everyone in the Hampton High school community for supporting our 2.6 challenge. So far we have raised £1,434 for The Trussell Trust, which is the national Food bank charity.

Support for Students with SEND

SEND Information

For full details of our SEND provision please refer to the SEND policy which can be found here.

At Hampton High we are committed to a proactive support network to ensure that all of our students can be successful during their time at Hampton High. This includes in class support as well as interventions outside of the classroom.

The Hampton High SENDCo is Benjamin Fleetham.

The Hampton High SEND Governor is Hilary Pearce.

We are committed to meeting the SEND needs of our students as outlined in the Richmond Borough local offer (https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer).

Common questions and answers.

How does Hampton High know if my child needs extra help?

What should I do if I think my child may have a special educational need or disability?

How will Hampton High support my child?

How is the decision made about how much, or what, support my child will receive?

How will I know how Hampton High supports my child?

How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Hampton High or post 16 provision?

How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

Who can I contact for further information?

How does Hampton High know if my child needs extra help?

Hampton High has an extensive transition program for students joining Hampton High in Year 7. This has been created and led by the SEND and Head of Year 7 team and has proved to be an invaluable tool to help students feel welcome and supported at Hampton High.

The school will contact primary schools during the summer term with a specific focus on incoming students. This will involve the Mr Fleetham and the Head of Year 7, and/or the Assistant Head of Year 7, meeting with the SENCo and Year 6 teachers of the primary schools.

For primary schools that only have a small number joining Hampton High Mr Fleetham also meets with the relevant SENCos or Year 6 teachers at a transition event hosted by AfC.

All students and parents are invited to a short interview with a member of senior Hampton High staff; Mr Fleetham will be present throughout the evening to allow all parents and children to discuss any SEND issues or concerns.

Where possible a member of the SEND department will attend annual reviews of Year 6 Educational Health Care Plans.

As part of the transition process we also host short transition afternoons, where selected students from all primary schools are invited to meet other students joining, as well as the staff involved in supporting them. There are usually 3 or 4 separate afternoons, as well as specific sessions for those students that are the only ones joining us form their primary school.

During Year 7 all Hampton High students complete Cognitive Ability Tests as well as reading and spelling tests. This usually takes place in the first half of autumn term and helps us identify students who may benefit from additional support.

Students who join Hampton High after their autumn term of Year 7 are assessed in the same way (CAT test as well as reading and spelling tests).

Class teachers are also able to identify students who may need additional support; they can raise this information with the SEND team.

What should I do if I think my child may have a special educational need or disability?

Parents can contact their child’s form tutor or Head of Year, in the first instance. Email addresses and contact numbers are available in the “Contact Us” section of the website.

If parents are concerned about a particular subject they should contact the class teacher directly.

If appropriate, the tutor, teacher or Head of Year will raise concerns with the SENDCo, Mr Fleetham.

Parents who wish to discuss a child’s special educational needs may also contact the SEN department.

To contact the SENDCo directly via email please use benjamin.fleetham@HamptonHigh.org.uk 

You can also contact the Single Point of Access for Richmond Borough students using the following link:

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/single_point_of_access

This link can be used to contact agencies that can formally assess and diagnose specific learning needs such as ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, etc.

How will Hampton High support my child?

Hampton High is committed to providing an inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum.

For every student we aim to provide:

Differentiated tasks in the classroom for individual students where necessary.

Where classes are streamed by ability we are able to support less able students by offering smaller classes where possible as well as the potential for increased adult support.

Teachers will use progress data inform planning and identify targets for students to improve. If there are concerns that a child is not making progress they can contact the SEND team.

All students are able to attend a ‘homework club’ on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at Hampton High; this runs from the end of afternoon registration until 4pm.

In addition, for some students with SEND the school will also provide:

Additional literacy and numeracy support in the form of “Catch Up” sessions. These usually run as a 1:1 session for approximately 20 minutes to avoid disruption to the regular curriculum. We also avoid withdrawing students from core subjects (English, Maths and Science).

Adaptations to learning environments; access to word processors, coloured overlays or additional handouts in class are a good first step in providing an inclusive environment. In rare occasions some students can benefit from “Time-Out” cards that allows them to wait outside their classroom if they feel overwhelmed.

In-class or small group support as needed to enable the student access the curriculum.

Lunchtime rooms, including a quiet room for students who struggle with unstructured times.

Reading intervention during registration.

An Emotional Literacy Support Assistant to help with a range of issues outside of academic concerns.

Social skills groups.

Some students with an “Education Support Plan” which is issued to their teachers. This is a collection of specific strategies that will help the student succeed in school collated in one location.

The SENDCo is responsible for tracking the progress of SEND students.

For students with an Education Health and Care Plan or significant barriers to learning the school will aim to meet the needs outlined in the EHCP, as well as providing:

Individualised timetables and classes.

Additional small group and individual support.

Testing for access arrangements during assessments and public examinations takes place during the autumn term of Year 10 (or if exceptional circumstances require it). These arrangements may include:

  • Using a reader/scribe
  • Extra time
  • Access to ICT

Rest breaks or a prompt usually require a letter from a medical practitioner or specialist requesting this provision.

Use of a separate room to the exam hall usually require a letter from a medical practitioner or specialist requesting this provision.

We follow the guidelines laid down by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ). We cannot offer a provision that student is not qualified for. All access arrangements are assessed via qualified and licensed external agencies.

How is the decision made about how much, or what, support my child will receive?

The SEND team works closely with all departments across the school.

Teachers can raise concerns about a student, and parents are encouraged to contact their child’s teacher if they have a concern in the first instance.

Provision for extra support is made on a need basis where possible. It is not possible to place an additional adult in every class; the SEND team has a finite level of resources and is committed to supporting the children most at need.

EHCP students are funded to reflect the provisions in their EHCP and we ensure that this is undertaken. Where in class support is recommended as part of an EHCP Hampton High aims to support core subjects as a priority.

Data is regularly checked by the class teachers. Students without an EHCP may receive some intervention if they are not making the expected progress. This could be in class or a small group intervention.

How will I know how Hampton High supports my child?

If students are to be regularly withdrawn from a lesson for a period of time the SEND team will send written confirmation of this to the home address of the students involved.

At parent’s evenings, the SENDCo will have a drop in desk whereby any parent can raise concerns and issues.

Students with an EHCP will have regular meetings with the SENDCo and SEND team throughout the academic year, parents and carers are encouraged to attend and participate in the meeting. The SEND team will contact the families to arrange these meetings.

If you have any questions or queries about the support we offer please contact your child’s form tutor, Head of Year or the SENDCo.

How will you help me to support my child’s learning?

We encourage parents to attend parent’s evenings whenever possible.

We offer homework support every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as well as open communication between the form tutor, Head of year and SEND team.

What support will there be for my child’s overall well-being?

The pastoral support team includes your child’s form tutor as the first point of contact.

Concerns can also be raised with the Head of Year.

We also have a non-teaching pastoral team that aim to support every child at Hampton High.

Hampton High has access to an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant as well as an Educational Psychologist where necessary.

You can also contact the Single Point of Access for the Richmond Borough if you would like to contact the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) using the following link:

http://www.richmond.gov.uk/single_point_of_access

 

How will the school prepare and support my child when joining Hampton High or post 16 provision?

Induction day for all Year 6 students in summer term.

Additional induction sessions for SEND students.

For students joining Hampton High during the academic year a meeting with the SENDCo may be necessary.

Families with high needs students are encouraged to contact the SENDCo to discuss the needs and support available.

The careers team will meet Year 11 students in preparation for post 16 provision.

Students with an EHCP will discuss post 16 provision during Year 10 and 11 annual reviews. This will usually involve a member of the careers team attending the review.

How will I be involved in discussions about and planning for my child’s education?

Hampton High will hold at least one parent’s evening per year for students. The SENDCo will attend these with a drop in desk for any enquiries.

The SEND team will hold annual reviews for EHCP students and regularly liaise with parents.

Parents of young people with SEND can request a meeting with the SEND team.

Hampton High will aim to regularly maintain contact via meetings and phone calls, as well as communication through the student’s planner. This communication will usually come from the form tutor or Head of Year.

Who can I contact for further information?

The SENDCo at Hampton High is Mr Benjamin Fleetham - benjamin.fleetham@hamptonhigh.org.uk

The Heads of Year are as follows:

Year 7: Mrs Sarah Savage – sarah.savage@hamptonhigh.org.uk

Year 8: Ms Libby Povey - libby.povey@hamptonhigh.org.uk

Year 9: Mrs Fran Martin - frances.martin@hamptonhigh.org.uk 

Year 10: Mr Gavin Haigh - gavin.haigh@hamptonhigh.org.uk

Year 11: Mr Stuart Crossan - stuart.crossan@hamptonhigh.org.uk

Sixth Form: Mr Geraint Owen – Geraint.owen@hamptonhigh.org.uk

 

 

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Posted on: 23/04/2020

The 2.6 Challenge

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hampton-high-s-2-6-challenge As the London Marathon is not being run this year, charities are losing out on the money it would have received from all the fundraising the runners would have done. So, its time for Hampton High to step up to the challenge and it will take a Marathon effort from every one of us – staff, students and families! Over the weekend we would like you to take part in the following challenge: For 26 minutes we want you to record the number of times you can do one or a combination of the following exercises: Sit ups, Press ups, Squats or Star Jumps. When you have done send in your total number of reps to your tutor along with what exercise or activity you did by the end of Sunday via messaging on SMH. On Monday they will add together everyone’s score in the tutor group and we will work out which tutor group did the most! P.S if sport isn’t your thing, why not paint 26 pictures, or read 26 pages of your favourite book. Any thing you want to do really! (Work out a way to give a number for the challenge!) Some suggested ways you can do it… Get others in your tutor group or your friends to join you on a video chat and do it together Film yourself doing it to show your support! Get your family involved But remember – this is a fundraising challenge! We would also like you to donate what you can to our following fundraising page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hampton-high-s-2-6-challenge for The Trussell Trust which is a local charity helping our community! We suggest a donation of £2.60 to keep in the theme of the Marathon. Obviously, you need to get your parents permission first! If you would like more information about the Nation-Wide Challenge take a look at these links. The first one will take you directly to the official website https://twopointsixchallenge.justgiving.com/inspiration https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/athletics/52303634
Posted on: 31/03/2020

Quiz an Astronaut

Helen Sharman was the first British astronaut and the first women to visit the Mir space station in 1991. Helen has a huge amount of experience in ‘isolation’ – being away from friends and family, having to find new ways to keep fit and healthy in a confined space and of course keeping motivated. She is keen to share her knowledge with young people across the borough. Helen will be creating a short video presentation for children and would like to be able to answer some video questions submitted by young people from the borough as part of this. Helen will NOT be able to use all videos – however, she will try and use as many as possible. If your child would like to take part, here is some guidance for submitting a video: They need to be filmed in landscape format (NOT portrait). They need to be short – no longer than 20 seconds long. The child needs to say their name (first name is fine), age and school at the start of the video. Ideally they are filmed just as a ‘headshot’ in a very quiet place so the sound is clear. The question needs to be in relation to Helen Sharman’s experience in space, and advice she can give children and young people about staying at home. The video can either be sent via email to: Elinor.firth@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk OR via Whats App to: 07877 148372. If emailed, please send in MP4 format. Elinor Firth is the Head of Communications for Richmond Council, who is co-ordinating with Helen. Parents need to understand that the videos will be used in a video presentation that will be shared on the Council’s website and on social media. The deadline for all videos is 10am on Monday 6th April. This should give the weekend for children to think about their questions and create their videos. Everyone who sends in a question will recieve a copy of the video. It may not be possible to contact all families to say whether their children’s questions have been answered