Students thrive best when a school works closely with the parents. We welcome partnerships with parents and work hard to make them a success.
Here are just some of the ways you can keep in touch with your child's progress and contact teachers whenever you have a question or concern.
Download our family pack - full of helpful information to help you manage the transition from primary to secondary education.
Every student has a planner. This records, for example, homework tasks that have been set. Teachers also write comments in the planner and parents are encouraged to do the same.
Homework schedules (years 7 and 8)
See our homework schedules, with full information about homework that will be given to students in years 7 and 8.
Emails and phone calls
Every student is part of a small coaching group (similar to a tutor group), with a named coach. The coach is the parents first point of contact with the school. Every parents is given the email address and telephone number of their child's coach at the start of the year.
You can access information about your child’s attendance, timetable and academic progress, for example, via a secure and confidential internet link called the HGAED ePortal. A unique username and password will be given to you at the start of the year.
Academic mentoring days
These are similar to parents evenings, except that students take the lead in presenting their work and explaining what they have achieved. Academic Mentoring Days help students develop a precise understanding of their skills, their current attainment and reflect on what they need to do to progress.
Literacy and numeracy working breakfasts
These are a chance for parents and daughters to work together on practical activities designed to help parents better engage with their daughters' learning and help them make progress in literacy and numeracy. Read more.