College Policies

Dear Fellow Parents / Carers,

There was a lot of discussion at the PSFA meeting on Tuesday, 27th November about its future: what is its purpose, and where should it be focusing its attention?

The answers came thick and fast – below are just some of the ideas. Please take a few minutes to read them through and see if they ring any bells with your own thoughts and feelings.

The conclusion from this discussion was that we should try changing the emphasis, so there will be an initial Parents’ Forum meeting 17th January, 6.00pm Dining Room, with each year’s Head of Learning present.

We hope, by giving you plenty of notice, good attendance will mean we can quickly move on to setting up termly parent networks for each year group, to offer much more flexibility over times & agenda. This does not mean we will never try to run events and/or fundraising again, but probably in response to a specific need or request.

 

Notice of first Parents’ Forum

6pm in Dining Hall, Thursday, 17th January 2013,

(Refreshments provided)

Topics covered will include;

  • General:         The Enrichment Programme – how it can benefit your child
  • Improving communication
  • Year 7s:         The greatly increased range of subjects on the curriculum, compared with primary school – what are they all about?
  • Year 8s:         ‘Options’ – how will the system of choosing subjects for GCSE work?
  • Year 9s:         Information on options and career pathways advice
  • Year10s:            Advice to supporting students under pressure and alternative pathways to the future

(No parent from yrs 11 & 12 attended – but it isn’t too late to make a suggestion! Please send further suggestions for discussion topics to Marie-Claire Adams - MAdams@honitoncollege.devon.sch.uk)

It would be helpful if you could confirm your attendance, year group of your child(ren), and other comments on the changes to the PFSA on hccpsfa@yahoo.co.uk (password – parents) or via the College Office.


 

 

College Policy Documents

Please see below for the current policy documents

 

For a copy of the following policies please contact the College:(Staff can access these 3 policies via the College shared drive-collegeadmin-policies)

  • Business Travel Policy
  • Conduct Policy
  • Redundancy Policy for Academies
  • Please contact the college should you require further details

Exclusions - Honiton Community College follow the Department for Education Guidance ‘Exclusion from maintained schools, Academies and pupil referral units in England – A guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion’.  This can be accessed via the following link:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/641418/20170831_Exclusion_Stat_guidance_Web_version.pdf

 Further information regarding exclusions can also be found in the college’s Behaviour Policy which can be accessed via this page.

 

Admissions Policy - Consulatation

The Admissions Policy 2019-20 was considered by the admissions authority and proposed for consultation on 4 October 2017. This will be determined by the admissions authority on 31 January 2018 following a public consultation between 1 November 2017 and 5 January 2018. It will be reviewed and determined annually. Once this policy is determined, it will be published on our website and at www.devon.gov.uk/admissionarrangements. The draft Policy can be found in the list below.

 

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Acceptable Behaviour 407 kB
Access Plan 2014-17 315 kB
Admissions Arrangements Policy for 2017-18 879kB
Admissions Arrangements Policy for 2018-19  
Admission Policy  
Adoption Policy 459 kB
Appraisal Policy 2017 619 kB
Asbestos Policy 69 kB
Assets and Depreciation 273 kB
Associate Staff Appraisal Guidance 651 kB
Attendance Policy  
Behaviour Policy Updated Sept 17  
Capability Policy 373 kB
Charging and Remissions Policy  
Child Protection Policy Update Sept 2017 523 kB
College Letting Policy Statement 484 kB
Complaints Procedure Policy 469 kB
Data Protection 459 kB
Debtors and Debt Recovery Updated May 2017 383 kB
Disclosure and Barring Service Policy  
Equality Policy 207 kB
Exam Contingency Policy  
Exit Policy 472 kB
Feedback and Assessment Policy 235 kB
Finance Policy 451 kB
Fire Emergency Plan February 2017  
Flexible Working Policy 394 kB
Fraud Policy and Response 297 kB
Freedom of Information Act 2000 580 kB
Gifts and Hospitality 214 kB
Governors' Allowances (Expenses) Policy 203 kB
Grievance Policy 690 kB
Health and Safety Policy 2017 459 kB
Home Learning Policy 405 kB
ICT Policy 516 kB
Intimate Care Policy 383 kB
Investment Policy 242 kB
Literacy Policy update May 2017 319 kB
Local Government Pension Scheme 310 kB
Maximising Attendance and Managing Sickness Absence Policy 541 kB
Maternity Policy 450 kB
More and Most Able Policy updated May 2017 311 kB
Offsite Activity Organisation Guidance 2017 266 kB
Outdoor Education, Visit and Off-site Activities 2016 2119 kB
Paternity Policy  362 kB
Probationary Policy 389 kB
Pay Policy  
Recruitment & Selection 414 kB
Risk Register  
SEND Policy 359 kB
Shared Parental Leave Policy (adoption) 154 kB
Shared Parental Leave Policy (birth) 156 kB
Smoking at Work Policy 251 kB
Sex and Relations Education Policy update May 2017 459 kB
Staff Leave Absence 438 kB
supporting pupils With Medical Conditions May 2017 470 kB
Time Off For Adoption Appointment Policy 125 kB
TOIL Policy updated May 2017 328 kB
Whistleblowing Policy 483 kB
Work Experience Policy 87 kB
 

 

Home learning is an invaluable opportunity for students to continue their learning outside of the timetabled curriculum. When home learning tasks are set and completed effectively, it becomes a crucial way of raising standards in achievement and encouraging young people to develop a positive attitude to learning that they will carry with them for the rest of their life. 

  • Governors

     

    Here is where the information related to the Governors will be placed
    As a Governing Body our three core functions are to:
    ·         Ensure clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction;
    ·         Hold the Principal to account for the educational performance of the college and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
    ·         Oversee the financial performance of the college and making sure its money is well spent.

    Responsibility for the day to day management of the College rests with the Principal and the Executive Leadership Team.

    Our Full Governing Body meets once every half-term.  We have two main committees who meet once every half-term.  They manage a large proportion of our work, as set out in their Terms of Reference, and report back to the Full Governing Body.  They are:
    ·         Teaching and Learning
    ·         Resources

    We also have a Performance and Pay Committee who meet once per term and report back to the Full Governing Body as well as a number of other committees who only meet if the need arises (First (Hearings) Committee, Second (Appeals) Committee and Complaints) as well as our Principal’s Appraisal Panel (who meet twice per year).

    Our Governing Body consists of 6 parents governors (elected by and from parents of registered pupils at the college), 3 staff governors (currently one teaching and two non-teaching members of staff elected by and from members of staff at the college), one co-opted governor (appointed by the Governing Body), the Principal and 6 appointed governors (members of our local community appointed by the other members of the Academy Trust).

     
    Governors Meeting Dates 2017-2018
    Attendance at Governing Body Meeting 2016 - 2017
    Code of Conduct

    To view a Governor Profile please click on their name.

    Click below to see the minutes

    Governor

    Type

    Length of Term

    Start of Term

    End of Term

    Committees

    Link Governor

    Janet Boland

    Member Appointed

    4 Years

    05.01.2016

    Date Appointed
    (17.11.2009)

    04.01.2020

    Teaching & Learning

    Chair of Committee

    Sixth Form and P.E..

    Charlotte Bowles

    Staff

    (Non-Teaching)

    4 Years

    29.09.2014

    28.09.2018

    Teaching & Learning

    CET

    Joanne Dale 

     

    Parent 

    4 Years 

    01.02.2017 

    31.01.2021 

     Resources

    Science 

    Gill Donne-Davis

     MEMBER
    Chair of Governors

    Parent

    4 Years

    27.01.2014

    26.01.2018

    Teaching & Learning

    English/Literacy

     

    Margaret Evans

     

    Member Appointed

    4 Years

    26.03.2014

    25.03.2018

    Resources

    Vice Chair of Committee

    Finance

    Mireille Gaches

     

    Parent

    4 Years

    02.11.2015

    01.11.2019

    Teaching & Learning

     

    Safeguarding/SEN (Deputy) and Pupil Premium

     Mark Gibbs

         Member        Appointed

     4 Years

    13.03.2017 

    12.03.2021 

    Resources 

    Humanities 

    Stephanie Johnson

    MEMBER 

    Parent

    4 Years

    04.11.2015

    Date Appointed
    (04.11.2007)

    03.11.2019

    Teaching & Learning

    Vice Chair of Committee

    Safeguarding/SEN and

    Siobhan Kent

     

    Parent

    4 Years

    05.10.2016

    04.10.2020

    Teaching & Learning

    ICT

    Simon Maplesden

     

    Staff

    (Teaching)

    4 Years

    15.07.2015

    14.07.2019

    Teaching & Learning

    None

    Richmal Shorter

    Staff (Non Teaching)

    4 Years

    20.11.2017

    19.11.2021

    Resources

    None

    Glenn Smith

    MEMBER

    Principal

    Whilst Principal

    01.09.2009

    Whilst Principal

    Teaching & Learning Resources

    None

    Kate Smith

    Co-opted Governor 

    4 Years  

    12.07.2017 

    11.07.2021 

    Resources  

    Careers/PSHE, Associate Staff

    Sheran Taylor

    MEMBER 
    VICE CHAIR OF GOVERNORS

    Parent

    4 Years

    02.11.2015

    01.11.2019

    Resources

    Data and Modern Foreign Languages

    David Travers

     MEMBER

    Member Appointed

    4 Years

    07.10.2015

    06.10.2019

    Resources

    CreATE

    Anthony Smith    

    MEMBER

    Member Appointed

    4 years

    18.05.2016

    17.05.2020

    Resources

    Chair of Committee

     

     

     

    Mathematics

     Governors who have left in the last 12 Months

    Name

    Status

    Member Start / End Date Registered Interests 

    Andy Holt

    Staff (Teaching)

    No

    01.02.2017 to 19.11.2017 None

    Michael Clements

    Member Appointed

    Yes

    Governor
    20.10.04 to 20.10.17
    Member
    10.06.2011 to 04.10.2017

    Marketing Company (Married to member of staff)

     

    Summary of Registered Interest (Declaration of interest forms can be found at the top right corner of this page)

    NAME

    TYPE OF GOVERNOR

    APPOINTING BODY

    OFFICE

    CURRENT TERM

    COMMITTEE (S)

    REGISTERED INTERESTS

    Janet Boland

    Appointed

    Members

    Chair - Teaching and Learning

    05.01.2016-04.01.2020

    Teaching and Learning

    Casual Work at College

    Charlotte Bowles

    Staff                         (Non-teaching)

    Elected by Staff

     

    29.09.2014-28.09.2018

    Teaching and Learning

    Leisure East Devon

    Gill Donne-Davis

    Parent

    Elected by Parents

    Chair of Governors

    28.01.2014-27.01.2018

    Teaching and Learning

    Parent of child at HCC

    Joanne Dale

     Parent

    Elected by Parents

     

     

    01.02.2017- 31.01.2021

    Resources

    Parent of child at HCC (Company Director/Officer-South West

    Science School and The Science Scholar Magazine)

    Margaret Evans

    Appointed

    Members

    Vice-Chair -  Resources

    26.03.2014-25.03.2018

    Resources

    None

    Mireille Gaches

    Parent

    Elected by Parents

     

    02.11.2015-01.11.2019

    Teaching and Learning

    Parent of child at HCC

     Mark Gibbs

     Appointed

     Member

     

    13.03.2017-             12.03.2012

     Resources

    Parent of child at HCC 

     Andy Holt

     

    Staff - Teaching

     

    Elected by Staff

     

    01.02.2017- 31.01.2012

    Teaching & Learning, Resources

     

    Stephanie Johnson

    Parent

    Elected by Parents

    Vice-Chair - Teaching and Learning

    04.11.2015-03.11.2019

    Teaching and Learning

    None

    Siobhan Kent

    Parent

    Elected by Parents

     

    05.10.2016-04.10.2020

    Teaching and Learning

    Parent of children at HCC

    Simon Maplesden

    Staff - Teaching

    Elected by Staff

     

    15.07.2015-14.07.2019

    Teaching and Learning

    None

     

    Richmal Shorter

    Staff - Non Teaching

    Elected by Staff

     

    20.11.2017 - 19.11.2021

    Resources

    None

    Anthony Smith

    Appointed

    Members

    Chair of Resources

    18.05.2016-17.05.2020

    Resources

    Mohun Ltd (Director)

    Glenn Smith

    Principal

    Ex officio

     

    01.09.2009 to present

    Resources/

    Teaching and Learning

    Blindwell Management Company

     Kate Smith

    Co-opted Governor 

     

     Governing Body

     

    12.07.2017-11.07.2021

     Resources

     CKS Partnership

    Sheran Taylor

    Parent

    Elected by Parents

    Vice-Chair of Governors

    02.11.2015

    01.11.2019

    Resources

    Parent of children at HCC/Employee of Robert Owen Communities

    David Travers

    Appointed

    Members

     

    07.10.2015

    06.10.2019

    Resources

    David Travers Financial Services

    Sarah Matthews

    n/a

    n/a

    Clerk/Company Secretary

    n/a

    Resources/Teaching and Learning (Clerk)

    Parent of children at HCC

     

    Marie-Claire Adams

    n/a

    n/a

    Assistant Principal

    n/a

    Teaching and Learning (ELT)

    None

    Matthew Burrell

    n/a

    n/a

    Assistant Principal

    n/a

    Resources (ELT)

     

    National Association of Business Managers - Trustee.

    Governor at Mayfield School. 

    Robert Robson

     

    n/a

    n/a

    Assistant Principal

    n/a

    Resources/Teaching and Learning (ELT)

    None


     

  • Home Learning
    Home Learning

    Guidelines and resources for parents

    • Revision Booklets
    • Techniques for at home
    • Beat Exam Stress

    Home learning guidelines and resources for parents.

    3 March 2011 Yr 11 Revision Booklet 2011

    3 March 2011 Revision Technique Powerpoint

    3 March 2011 Using Thinking Maps at home

    1 April 2011 Revision session skills - How to help your child prepare for their GCSEs

    22 February 2012 NHS - Beat Exam Stress

  • Letters
    Letters

    Access previous letters sent by the college

    • Access existing letters
    • Request replacement letters
    • Keep up to date with college newsletters

    These are the letters sent home by the College to whole groups. They are published here to make it simpler for you to retrieve a copy of any lost or destroyed letters.

    Please note that any letters containing sensitive or personal information will not be published for public viewing. Replacement letters will be available directly from the college, contact us to make any requests of this nature.

    Letters are listed with the newest on top

    Click to view (some files will need to be downloaded)

     

  • Useful Links
    Useful Links

    Quick helpful links and what they mean

    • Useful links for parents and students
    • Learn more about the website
    • Quickly find information

    So What is the Student-Parent Portal?

    The portal allows parents and students to find out about who we are as a company and what we have planned for the catering service, as well as look at example menus, give feedback via our Shape Your Service Survey and join the iClub.

    iClub – Parents can sign up to the iClub directly from the portal. Mary's Meals – Find out information about the fabulous work our supported charity does and how buying a bottle of water can give a child in Africa a meal. Academic Involvement – Find out about talks we can give from Derick about entrepreneurialism and starting your own business as well as the possibility of part time jobs and apprenticeships schemes. What's Hot at Innovate – a news page giving information about what's happening in the canteen, from themed weeks, to new offers, to product launches Gino's Simply Fantastico – Have a look at the full Gino range and how it came about. Shape Your Service – Give us feedback through our Shape Your Service survey Transforming School Food – Information on us as a company and what our aims and goals are Download Menu – Download example menus for all serving periods. We love the environment – Learn about our environmental aims and values.

    We have created this sub site as a result of feedback we have received from various student focus groups and are hoping that this will be the start of increased communication between us and our customers.

     

  • Newsletters
      College Newsletter

    Click here to cast an eye over previous newsletters from the college

     

    • Keep up to date with college news
    • Learn about new developments
    • Showcasing our achievements

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    December 2017  November 2017 October 2017  September 2017 
    1 December 2017 3 November 2017 06 October 2017 08 September 2017
    8 December 2017 10 November 2017 13 October 2017 15 September 2017
      17 November 2017 20 October 2017 22 September 2017
      24 November 2017   29 September 2017

     

     July 2017  June  2017  May 2017   April  2017  March  2017     February 2017  January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 September 2016
    07 July 2017 08 June 2017 04 May 2017 20 April 2017 01 March 2017 02 February 2017 07 January 2017 01 December 2016 24 November 2016 20 October 2016 29 September 2016
    14 July 2017 15 June 2017 11 May 2017 27 April 2017 09 March 2017  09 February 2017 16 January 2017 08 December 2016 17 November 2016 13 October 2016 22 September 2016
       22 June 2017 19 May 2017    16 March 2017  23 February 2017 26 January 2017   10 November 2016 06 October 2016 15 September 2016
      29 June 2017 25 May 2017   23 March 2017       03 November 2016   8 September 2016
            30 March 2017            

     

     

  • Exchange Trips

    Information regarding the Language exchange trips.

    WHAT IS A LANGUAGE EXCHANGE?

    What does it consist of?
    A language exchange is based on two families each offering hospitality in turn on a reciprocal basis. For example, your child spends a week in a French-speaking family with a child of the same age. In return, the partner family's child then spends a week with you.
    During their stay, the child will be completely immersed in the country's language and culture in ideal conditions, because they'll be involved in the family's everyday life.

    Who is it for?
    Each exchange involves two young people and their families. - How old do the young people have to be? With suitable preparation, language exchanges are possible as soon as children have started learning a foreign language in primary school. If the child is ready to leave their parents for a few days and feels happy to stay in a welcoming family environment then the advantages of this experience are considerable. But it's essential that the child is sufficiently mature to embark on an adventure of this kind. You need to take account of their emotional independence, their ability to adapt, their willingness to share and their level of interest. It's down to you – and them – to make a judgment.

    What types of families are involved?
    There is no one particular type of family. The most important thing for a successful language exchange is that all those involved make a positive commitment to it.

    When and for how long?
    The two stays take place during the same school year and HCC language exchanges (French and Spanish) last a week. Typically the French exchange goes to France for a week in December for the Christmas markets and hosts in Spring whereas the Spanish exchange hosts in Spring and goes to Spain late summer term.

    How much does it cost?
    Both the French and Spanish exchanges cost £375 each. This includes all travel, accommodation, meals and activities.
    Hosting costs involve providing the exchange student with their own individual bed and giving them breakfast, a packed lunch and a hot evening meal each day.
    Other costs to budget are pocket money and we ask that families apply for an European Health Iinsurance Card (EHIC) to cover any medical expenses whilst abroad in Europe. Please click on the link below to apply for an EHIC card:

    HOW TO PREPARE YOUR CHILD FOR THEIR STAY:

    It is important that your child should feel confident and ready. In general terms, to ensure that your child gets as much benefit from their stay as possible (progress in the language, a wider view of the world, greater independence and sharing ideas with their foreign hosts) we advise you to work through the following preparatory steps:

    • Encourage them to have plenty of contact with their partner before they leave.
    • Check that they feel positive about the idea of the stay.
    • Involve them in preparing for the stay.
    • Warn them about possible cultural differences. If their language study holiday is to be a success, your child needs to abide by their host family's rules and customs. Explain to them that cultural differences are expressed in day-to-day life, for example in their diet or how they behave at mealtimes.
    • Encourage them to adapt. Explain to your child that the family they will be staying with is ready to include them in their day-to-day life but that they won't change their pace or way of life for them. It's up to them to adapt to their new environment.
    • Encourage them to communicate. If they are going to learn to get to know and understand their family, your child needs to be curious, ask questions and be willing to talk about themselves, their family and their culture so that there can be a real exchange of ideas.
    • Encourage them to participate. Sharing in family life means taking part in all the family's activities: going to the supermarket, watching television, visiting friends, taking part in leisure activities and so on. This is how they will broaden their vocabulary and widen their view of the world.
    • The effort they make to adapt to and assimilate a new way of life will be the key factor that triggers their progress in the language.

                     
 

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