Parents Events

Yr 11 Parent's Evening is on Tuesday 23 January, you can book appointments online now here www.haygroveschool.co.uk/about-us/parents-events

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Information for current parents

STUDENT ABSENCE LINE - if you child is absent from school, please TEXT 07860 095106


We know how important it is to our parents to know what is happening at school. Being able to find the information you need quickly and easily, as well as knowing how best to contact the school when you have a question or concern, is vital.

 

Below are links to the most frequently accessed information on our website:

Information for prospective parents

We are delighted you are considering our school for your child. Haygrove is an excellent secondary school where pupils make good progress and achieve outstanding examination results.

 

Below are links to some of the important information you need to make the right decision for your family:

If you need to get in touch or wish to make an appointment:

 

Phone 01278 455531 between 8 am - 4 pm or use our Contact Us enquiry form

Contact Form

If your enquiry is urgent, please telephone the School Reception during school hours to leave a message for a member of staff who will call you back within 2 school days. You can also telephone the school to make an appointment to meet with a Head of Year.
 
If you prefer, you can use this online form to contact your child's Head of Year - you will usually receive a response to your online enquiry within 3 school days. Please direct all general school enquiries that do not relate to a student at Haygrove School to the School Receptionist.
 
You can also email the school using this form.
 
If you are unsure to whom you should send your enquiry, please address it to Mrs C Canham, Headteacher at the School Office.
 
Our website includes lots of useful information about the school, so before you submit your enquiry it may be worthwhile checking that the answer to your question is not on one of the web pages already.
 

 
Student Absence Line: text - 07860 095106
 
Staff Absence Line: 01278 287213
 
 
Access onto the school site
Please note that parents should not to drive onto the school site to drop off or collect children. If you do require access to the site during school hours, please seek permission from the Headteacher in advance.
 
We have limited parking available at the school if you are visiting.
 
Haygrove School is a small site and we do not wish to compromise the safety of those who work and study here. Your cooperation in this respect is much appreciated.
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Computing

The increasing use of technology in all aspects of society makes confident, creative and productive use of computing an essential skill for life. Computing encompasses not only the mastery of technical skills and techniques, but also the understanding to apply these skills purposefully, safely and responsibly in learning, everyday life and employment.

All our students study Computing at Key Stage 3 with one lesson every week. Students will develop skills in finding, developing, analysing and presenting information, as well as to model situations and solve problems. Learning how to program is an essential part of work in both KS3 and KS4, which in turn builds upon their logical thinking skills.

Our aim is for students to explore how technology can act as a powerful force for change in modern society and students are encouraged to develop an understanding of the social, ethical, legal and economic implications of its use, including how to be a responsible online user.

 

 

Topics and software used

Year 7

 

  • e-safety
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Visual programming using a Microbit
  • Game design in Scratch
  • How a computer works

 

Year 8

 

  • e-safety and digital footprint
  • Written programming in Python
  • Game design in Construct 2
  • Image editing software
  • How a computer uses Binary
  • An introduction to HTML

 

Year 9

 

  • e-safety and your online identity
  • Computational thinking skills including how a computer functions
  • Designing a website in Dreamweaver and Fireworks
  • Who uses a database and why?
  • Coding including ciphers

 

 

Facilities

We currently have six computing suites, each with enough computers for every student in the class to work independently. All include thin-client computers supported by flat panel monitors with certain rooms having additional Apple Mac Computers. The two main computing suites are mainly used for Computing. Other computing suites are dedicated to Design and Technology, Science, Humanities and Geography respectively.

We also have smaller computing facilities linked to Learning Support Services, Food Technology, Art & Design, Music and the Library. A wireless network is provided for use with laptops and other portable devices across many areas of the School.

Computing facilities are available for supervised student use every lunchtime and after school and the computing technicians and teachers provide regular support for any computing based problem.

 

 


Key Stage 4 Options

 

1. GCSE Computer Science

2. CiDA – Certificate in Digital Applications (equivalent to a GCSE)

 

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