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, inform us of student’s absence, as well as paying for dinners/trips and letting them see what food their child has bought from the school kitchen.
We use Go4Schools to award achievement and behaviour points, set detentions and set homework. Parents can also see all assessment data for their child. Please see our Go4Schools Page for further information.
We use SIMS Parent Lite App for parents to check their own and their child’s information that we hold on our Management Information System and update us of any changes (parents are emailed a log in invite) and a Booking System for parents to make their own appointments for Parents’ Evenings (parents will receive log-in details on their invite letter).
Out of Hours Contact – Advice for Parents/Guardians
Most of us look forward to the school holidays with great excitement, but for some young people it can be a time of anxiety, especially for those who rely on regular face-to-face contacts with their friends or who enjoy the security and structure provided by the school day. If you are concerned about any young person in respect of their emotional wellbeing or you feel that they are vulnerable to harm or abuse and you are uncertain whether they are receiving support, you may wish to contact one of the agencies listed. Many of the agencies have established links and will ensure that your concern or query is directed to the appropriate agency.
- Call Derbyshire (Derbyshire County Council Social Services) 01629 533190
- Child Line 0800 1111·
- NHS Direct 111
- Online issues or exploitation contact Child Exploitation and Online Protection Agency (CEOP) https://www.ceop.police.uk/Ceop-Report/
- Suspicion that a young person is at risk of Child Sexual Exploitation- contact Safe and Sound 01332 362120
- Advice, support and options if you, or someone you love, goes missing or runs away- 24 Hour Anonymous Helpline Text or Call 116 000
- Radicalisation/Extremist behaviour see advice on: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Terrorism/Prevent-Team/Prevent-Team.aspx
- Or contact: Police 101 (999 in an emergency)
- Or Crimestoppers UK 0800 555 111
The relaxed atmosphere of holidays can also lead to young people lowering their guard. Please continue to talk to the young people in your care about online and social media safety and encourage them to share any concerns that they have about any contacts they receive. CEOP have an excellent website called “Think u know” which can be accessed on https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/.
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 Year Manager or a member of the School Leadership Team. A 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.
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 our non teaching Year Managers 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
8.30 to 9.00 (Form Period and Assemblies)
9.00 to 10.00 (Period 1)
10.00 to 11.00 (Period 2)
11.00 to 11.20 (Break)
11.20 to 12.20 (Period 3)
12.20 to 1.20 (Period 4)
1.20 to 2.00 (Lunch)
2.00 to 3.00 (Period 5)