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"High Achievement with Care and Discipline for All"

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The school will:

  • Conduct all communication with the parents in a polite and respectful manner in accordance with the ethos of the school.
  • Insist on high standards of both work and behaviour and develop students’ sense of responsibility and belonging to the school.
  • Provide a safe, well-ordered caring and healthy environment for students.
  • Provide students with the opportunity to achieve their full potential by providing a balanced curriculum to meet their individual needs.
  • Value students as individuals and give opportunities to them to express their views.
  • Identify students’ academic and personal needs and provide appropriate intervention and support where necessary.
  • Provide an annual written report and opportunities to discuss students’ progress, achievements and problems that might arise.
  • Provide opportunities for parents to learn about and contribute to their child’s education, and issues affecting life in school.

The parent(s)/carer(s) will:

  • Conduct all communication with the school in a polite and respectful manner in accordance with the ethos of the school.
    • Not record phone conversations or meetings without consent.  Were this to happen communication will be limited to email i.e. no face to face or phone call communication.
    • Communication involving racist or homophobic language will be terminated.
  • Take responsibility for and monitor students’ use of the computer/mobile phone and social media to ensure they are used appropriately and students are not putting themselves at risk.
  • Support the School’s Behaviour Policy and any sanctions issued.
  • Ensure that students come to school regularly, on time, with the equipment that they need and in the correct school uniform.
  • Attend parents’ evenings and discussions about students’ progress.
  • Not take students out of school during term time.
  • Support and encourage students in homework and reading and involvement in extracurricular activities.
  • Inform the school about any problem which might affect students’ work and behaviour.
  • Understand that in a busy school it is not always possible to respond within 24 hours and that appointments need to be made in advance.
  • Check and sign the student planner each week.

The student will:

  • Behave well, be polite, and respect all in our community.
  • Obey the school rules and accept sanctions in an appropriate way.
  • Show respect to school staff, fellow students, school property and the school environment.
  • Not bring electronic devices, mobile phones, internet enabled watches, iPods, or any other valuables into school.
  • Arrive at school and lessons on time.
  • Bring the correct equipment for each day and look after it when in school.
  • Follow the school rules with regard to school uniform and appearance.
  • Work hard and do all their class work and any homework as well as they can.
  • Act as Ambassadors when off the school premises.
  • Keep their parent(s)/carer(s) informed and involved in their life at school.

The Fernwood School Drugs Policy

We understand that if any student:

  • is in possession of drugs in school
  • passes drugs or substances alleged to be drugs on to another student
  • asks another student to get drugs for them in school

they are likely to be permanently excluded.

Social Media including Mobile Phones

  • School will not intervene with issues between students that arise on social media or web spaces, unless this causes a direct problem in school or is to the detriment of the schools reputation.
  • Where direct problems have arisen in school the school will seek information from parent(s)/carer(s) as to their strategy for ensuring that this is not repeated. This will prevent further upset to students and their families and wasting staff resource.
  • If there are issues between students on social media we advise parents to click the ‘report abuse’ button and shut down the social media account.


Head Teacher – Mr P Burke
The Fernwood School, Goodwood Road, Wollaton, Nottingham, NG8 2FT
0115 9286 326 |
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