At The Long Eaton School, we pride ourselves on our relationship with parents and carers.
We use School Gateway to send texts and emails, and parents can download the APP so they can see details regarding their child's timetable, attendance, behaviour, achievement, as well as paying for dinners/trips and letting parents see what food their child has bought from the school kitchen.
We use SIMS Activities for parents to view lunchtime and after school clubs, VIVO for parents to see their child's achievements (parents should contact the school office if they haven't received log in details for either) and a Booking System for parents to make their own appointments for Parents' Evenings (parents will receive log-in details on their invite letter).
Assemblies and Theme of the Week
Each year group has an assembly once a week during the tutor period at the beginning of the day. Assemblies are held in the Main Hall, led by the Achievement Leader or a member of the School Leadership Team. Students report directly to the Hall at the start of the day, where they are registered by their tutor. A published Theme for the Week underpins the assemblies and provides a focus for tutor work. Themes reflect SMSC and British Values, together with the school's commitment to Global Learning.
We endeavour to stay open in all circumstances, but there will be rare occasions on which we are forced to close the school for some or all of our students, for example in cases of extreme winter weather. If this should be necessary, we will use all means possible to inform students and parents as soon as we can. These will include:
- The school website
- Local Radio (BBC Radio Derby will normally be the first station to be contacted)
- Direct email and text messages to parents. Please note that this is by far the most effective method of communicating urgent information. We would be very grateful if parents could ensure that we are kept informed of any change of mobile number or email address.
Out of Hours Bookings
If anyone would like to book the school facilities including the school fields, tennis courts and astroturf in the evenings or weekends, please contact Facilities for All
The House System was launched in 2010 and we have four houses, each named after a famous historical building in the local area:
- Calke Abbey (CAE and CAL)
- Chatsworth House (CHE and CHL)
- Hardwick Hall (HAE and HAL)
- Sudbury Hall (SUE and SUL)
Each house is made of two forms from each year group in Years 7-11, plus 16+ students. There are two House Captains from each year group who organise teams for inter-house competitions and points won in these competitions count towards the all important House Cup, awarded at the end of the year!
It is fundamental to student's education that their opinions and views are valued by all, which is why student voice is so important. A key focus of the Life Skills programme is to develop an understanding of the role citizens can take within the political and justice systems in the UK.
Year Council representatives are democratically elected by students during Life Skills lessons in the autumn term each year, as part of this programme of study. Each form group elects a Form Rep and a Deputy Form Rep who stand in post until the end of the academic year. Representatives from the Year Council are elected to the School Council.Council meetings are held regularly and students are encouraged to gain the views and opinions of other students in their form and also to raise any issues at these meetings.
The School Council works closely with the Erewash Youth Forum and the School also participates in The Big Vote to elect a student to the Derbyshire Youth Council biannually. The School Council meets with a member of the School Leadership Team, representatives from the Governing Body and the wider school community.
With regular feedback through the School Council, we can be sure that students feel that they are valued and that they have the ability to bring about change within their school community. It is also the opportunity for all students to understand what it means to part of a truly democratic society.
Student Services/Pastoral Support
Student Services is located outside the Main Hall and is accessible by all students. It is open from 8.15 to 4pm and deals with all student enquiries including attendance, medical emergencies, lunch money, selling equipment/revision books and any other issues that students may have.
The Pastoral Support Team are situated upstairs in the 16+ Corridor and are available to students throughout the day to deal with any issues including bullying, friendship fallouts or anything that students require support with.
Timings of the School Day
8.25 to 8.45 (Form Period and Assemblies)
8.45 to 9.45 (Period 1)
9.45 to 10.45 (Period 2)
10.45 to 11.05 (Break)
11.05 to 12.05 (Period 3)
12.05 to 1.05 (Period 4)
1.05 to 1.45 (Lunch)
1.45 to 2.55 (Period 5)