Parent Information

 At Skegness Grammar School we believe that a strong partnership with parents is extremely important.

 regular programme of Parents’ Consultation Evenings exists where parents have the opportunity to meet with their child’s subject teachers to discuss progress. All pupils have an annual tutorial with their Form Tutor to set targets for the following year and to review and discuss their progress.

We ask that parents support us in upholding key policies, such as championing high attendance and correct uniform.

We have introduced to our parents the Parent Portal which is the best way of looking at information on their child, updating contact details, downloading reports and accessing data and information relating to their child's progress and performance. 

Our recent school's Ofsted reports can be found here.

Performance data presented on the Department's for Education's School Performance Tables can be found here.

Details about our latest KS4 results can be found here.

Please see the attached document on the left hand side for a full breakdown of our latest Key Stage 5 results. 

 

“Changes to GCSE grades (English and Maths)"

 

Parents/Carers may be aware already that the GCSE grades will change from this summer’s set of GCSE results to be grades 9-1, rather than A*-G. The DfE and OfQUAL have prepared key pieces of information for parents/carers, students and employers – please click on the link on the left to see the full range of OfQUAL information”.

 

 

Key Stage 4 results and the end of secondary school

Progress 8 score: this measure looks at the progress of all Y11 students across 8 qualifications, compared to their performance at the end of Key Stage 2 

 

 

SHOW MY HOMEWORK provides students and parents with a live SGS homework calendar. Please click on the link below and use the filters on the top row to see homework tasks, deadlines and guidance for your child. Show My Homework will be used permanently to set homework for students at SGS from September 2016, so we advise that you familiarise yourself with the calendar. Parents will soon be provided with a unique PIN number which will allow personalised access to a student’s individual timetable through the website or App.

 

https://theskegnessgrammar.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/homeworks/calendar?all=true

 

 

 

PARENT PORTAL is now available for parents to log onto and see their child's information, including attendance, AP scores etc. Please click on the link below.

 

https://portal.sgs.lincs.sch.uk:9443/secure.aspx

 

 

 As part of our Home School Partnership Agreement we expect parents/carers to:

 ·         Take an interest in the work of their son/daughter and encourage them to always do their best

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Monitor their son/daughter’s Show My Homework profile and make sure they complete it

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Make sure their son/daughter attends school on time every day and inform the school as soon as possible if they are absent

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Make sure their son/daughter has the right equipment for school and send them in the full and correct uniform

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Encourage the student to have high standards of behaviour at all times and support the school if sanctions become necessary

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Let the school know if there are any problems likely to affect their son/daughter

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Attend parents’ evenings and read letters from the school and reply if necessary

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Support the school if sanctions, for example, detentions become necessary

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Contact the school Pastoral Department quickly if worried or concerned about any issue

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Support events that the school is involved in

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Encourage the student to respect their environment.

By agreeing to these statements in this partnership we, as a school will do everything we can to support your child and make sure their time at Skegness Grammar School is very happy and successful. 

 Safeguarding

 Parents/carers should be aware that the school is required to take any reasonable action to ensure the safety of all its students. In cases where the school may have reason to be concerned that a child may be subject to ill-treatment, neglect or other forms of abuse, the Safeguarding Team are obliged to follow the school’s safeguarding procedures and inform Children’s Services and/or The Police of the concern. This is entirely in the interests of adhering to our safeguarding commitment to our students and promoting their wellbeing.

 

 

A short guide to some of the features available to parents for keeping their children safe online:

 

 

 

 

A quick overview of PEGI game ratings:

 

 

 

The following link takes you to a website that allows anyone to report any form of online abuse or harassment and provides advice on coping with it  https://reportharmfulcontent.online/

 

Young Carer’s Support at Skegness Grammar School.

 Who is a Young Carer?

 A young carer is someone aged 18 or under who helps look after a relative who has a condition such as:

- A physical disability

- A learning disability

- A long term illness

- A mental health condition, or misuses substances or alcohol.

 The majority of young carers look after one or both of their parents, brother or sister. A young carer might also care for a grandparent or someone else from their extended family. The difference between young carers and other young people who help in the home is that young carers are often responsible for someone else in their family in a way that most other young people aren't.

 What does a Young Carer do?

 A young carer will take on additional responsibilities to those appropriate to their age and development. A young carer might be providing the main care or share responsibilities with another family member. The caring tasks that a young carer has to deal with can range from:

• Nursing Care – giving medication, injections, helping with mobility, changing dressings

• Personal Care – washing, dressing, feeding, helping with toilet requirements

• Emotional Care – listening, being a shoulder to cry on, supporting a relative through depression, being there to talk to, monitoring state of emotions

• Domestic Care- washing, ironing, shopping, cleaning and cooking.

• Financial Care – paying bills sorting out benefits.

• Child Care - looking after younger siblings in addition to their caring

 What do we do to help?

 We are committed to supporting all our students at Skegness Grammar School and Young Carers are no exception. We are able to offer a variety of avenues of  support in school as well as referring to external sources of support and advice.

 Our Young Carers Lead is Mrs Richardson who is based in the Pastoral Office. Should students or families wish to explore what we can offer in school or other sources of support and advice please do not hesitate to contact her.

 Useful Links;

www.carers.org

www.youngcarers.net

https://babble.carers.org  - An online space where those aged under 18 who are caring for a family member or friend can chat, share experiences and access information or advice.