Documents and Policies

Matthew Moss High School Prospectus 
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Latest Prospectus

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Below you will find copies of school policies and other documents relating to life at Matthew Moss.

These are updated on a regular basis.

If you need any information that is not listed then please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Day Times

Please find the times of the school day below:

Assembly/Registration - 8:50

Lesson 1 - 9:10

Lesson 2 - 10:00

Break - 10:50

Lesson 3 - 11:10

Lesson 4 - 12:00

Lunchtime and lunchtime activities - 12:50

Lesson 5 - 1:45

Lesson 6 - 2:35

End of School Day - 3:25

 

Governors

Name Category Term of Office Appointed Body Committees Other Responsibilities Business Interests Declared
Mr Ian Birchenough Community (Chair) 01/09/2015 -31/08/2019 Co -opted by Governors Resources / Personnel & Pay Implementation / Personnel Appeals / Curriculum & Standards / Student & Community / Complaints / Pupil Discipline / Headteacher Appraisal / Data Numeracy Link Governor Zizza Publishing Director
Mr Ghulam R Shahzad JP OBE Community (Vice Chair) 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co -opted by Governors Resources / Personnel & Pay Implementation / Personnel Appeals / Curriculum & Standards / Students & Community / Complaints / Pupil Discipline / Headteacher Appraisal Literacy Link Governor Governors Forum Panel Executive, Chair & Vice Chair None to declare
Mr James Bannon Authority 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co -opted by Governors Curriculum & Standards/ Students & Community / Complaints / Data / Safeguarding / Pupil Discipline Teaching Link Governor None to declare
Mr Sajid Hashmi MBC Authority 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co-opted by Governors Resources / Personnel & Pay / Personnel Appeals / Data None to declare
Mr Brian Redman Authority 01/09/2014 - 31/08/2018 Local Authority Resources / Personnel & Pay / Personnel Appeals / Data Numeracy Link Governor None to declare
Mr David Logan Community 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co-opted by Governors Curriculum & Standards / Students & Community/ Complaints / Pupil Discipline / Headteacher Appraisal / Data Committee Pupil Premium Link Governor Friends of Springfield Park (not for profit charity)
Mr Shakeel Ahmed Community 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co-opted by Governors Resources / Personnel & Pay / Personnel Appeals / Pupil Discipline / Safeguarding / Data Teaching Link Governor Creative Networks IT, MFYP Phones
Ms Penny Thompson Community 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co-opted by Governors Curriculum & Standards / Students & Community / Complaints / Headteacher Appraisal / Data Literacy Link Governor None to declare
Ms Tina Chester Parent 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Parents by parental vote Curriculum & Standards / Students & Community / Pupil Discipline / Complaints / Safeguarding / Data Pupil Premium Link Governor None to declare
Mr Mohammed Arshad Parent 24/09/2014 - 23/09/2018 Parents by parental vote Resources / Personnel & Pay / Personnel Appeals / Safeguarding Pupil Premium Link Governor None to declare
Mr Aasim Rashid Parent 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2016 Parents by parental vote Resources / Personnel & Pay / Personnel Appeals / Pupil Discipline Numeracy Link Governor None to declare
Mr Faithi Kuwafi Parent 30/09/2015 - 29/09/2019 Parents by parental vote To be confirmed To be confirmed
Mrs Shabana Anwar Parent 30/09/2015 - 29/09/2018 Parents by parental vote To be confirmed To be confirmed
Mr Mark Moorhouse Staff (Headteacher) 01/09/2013 ongoing Resources / Curriculum & Standards / Students & Community / Complaints / Data Spouse volunteers at school.
Mrs Karen Neville Staff 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co- opted by Governors Resources None to declare
Mr Tony Salter Staff 01/09/2015 - 31/08/2019 Co -opted by Governors Data None to declare
Miss Bernie Clitheroe Staff 11/12/2013 - 10/12/2017 Staff Students & Community / Curriculum & Standards None to declare

Term Dates

To allow schools to adjust to individual requirements they are able to move up to 3 days of the above dates to allow for closure due to religious festivals, in service training or use as a polling station.

 

 

 

Spring Term 2017

  • Tuesday 3rd Jan | 2017 Staff Training Day
  • Wednesday 4th Jan | 2017 School opens - Registration starts 8.50am
  • Friday 17th Feb | 2017 School closes for Half Term 3.25pm today
  • Monday 27th Feb | 2017 School opens - Registration starts 8.50am
  • Friday 31st Mar | 2017 School closes for End of Term 3.25pm today

 

Summer Term 2017

  • Tuesday 18th Apr | 2017 School opens - Registration starts 8.50am
  • Monday 1st May | 2017 May Day Bank Holiday
  • Friday 26th May | 2017 School closes for Half Term 3.25pm today
  • Monday 5th Jun | 2017 School opens - Registration starts 8.50am
  • Thursday 20th Jul | 2017 School closes for End of Term 3.25pm
  • Friday 21st Jul | 2017 Staff Training Day (Disaggregated)
  • Monday 24th Jul | 2017 Staff Training Day (Disaggregated)

 

Autumn Term 2017

  • Monday 4th Sep | 2017 Staff Training Day
  • Tuesday 5th Sep | 2017 Staff Training Day
  • Wednesday 6th Sep | 2017 Year 7 Learner's in School - doors open 8.30am
  • Thursday 7th Sep | 2017 Whole School back - doors open 8.30am
  • Friday 20th Oct | 2017 School closes 3.25pm on Friday 20th October
  • Monday 30th Oct | 2017 School Opens Monday 30th October 8.30am
  • Wednesday 20th Dec | 2017 School closes 3.25pm on Wednesday 20th December and re-opens Thursday 4th January 8.30am

 

Dates For Your Diary

Autumn Term 2016/2017

  • Wednesday 28th Sep | 2016 Open Evening - 6pm until 9pm
  • Wednesday 16th Nov | 2016 Year 11 Parents' Evening - 4:30pm until 7pm
  • Wednesday 23rd Nov | 2016 GCSE Awards Evening - 6pm until 8pm
  • Wednesday 14th Dec | 2016 Year 7 Parents' Evening 16:30 to 19:00

 

Spring Term 2016/2017

  • Wednesday 18th Jan | 2017 Year 10 Parents' Evening - 4:30pm until 7pm
  • Wednesday 1st Mar | 2017 Options Evening 6pm until 7:30pm
  • Wednesday 15th Mar | 2017 Year 9 Parents' Evening 4:30pm until 7:00pm

 

Summer Term 2016/2017

  • Wednesday 3rd May | 2017 Year 8 Parents' Evening - 4:30pm until 7pm
  • Saturday 24th Jun | 2017 School Prom

 

Travel Information

Travel to school is an important issue and one that concerns many people. The "school run" accounts for approximately 1 in 5 cars on the road during the morning peak, contributing to increased levels of congestion and pollution and means that children are becoming less active, more car dependent from an early age and missing out on road safety awareness.  Allowing children independent travel helps them to develop social and life skills and increases their confidence. The health of children is another important reason why alternative methods of travelling to school should be considered. Child obesity has climbed to an all time high, and there are no signs of this trend declining.

The Matthew Moss High School travel plan aims to :- 

1.Contribute to pupils' health and personal development by encouraging increased levels of walking, cycling and public transport use so that they carry such habits into adulthood.

2.Reduce congestion, pollution and traffic danger around the school. 

Journey planning information can be found here and bus time table information here.  Cycle shelters are available in the school grounds.

Catering

For the last four years we have offered a variety of nutritious breaktime snacks and lunchtime meals, carefully adhering to the government guidelines.

  • All our recipes are made using less sugar, fat and salt.
  • All deep fried food has been taken off the menu and replaced with oven baked products.
  • Crisps and unhealthy snacks are no longer available in school, and are replaced with yogurt and fresh fruit.
  • Salads and freshly baked wholemeal bread and pasta are available to accompany the main meal.

It has proven popular to have a healthy menu, many students choose to stay in school for their lunch. 

 

 

We have recently speeded up the lunchtime service by the introduction of the cashless system, this is also beneficial to parents and guardians who can use the ParentPay facility on line. 

Any queries to please contact our Catering Manager

Partnerships

Innovation Unit               

 

Matthew Moss High School has a strong partnership with the Innovation Unit, centring on the Engaging Schools initiative. Recently, this has including hosting staff teams from new academies for developmental work.

Bristol University

Ongoing work with Dr. Ruth Deakin-Crick, Reader in Systems Learning and Leadership, at the Graduate School Education, continues with a focus on ELLI (Effective Life-Long Learning Initiative) and the evaluation of the learner-centred practices within project-based learning, including the My World curriculum.

 

Mary Mason and Breakthrough to Learning

We are very fortunate that Mary is working with us to implement her scheme for aiding young people to access academic language. This scheme provides a way for all learners to feel confident in tacking examination questions, interviews and other formal situations. In addition, the use of academic language opens the way for abstract thinking, helping learners explore concepts and processes more easily.


Hay Management Group

We have worked with the Hay Group over a number of years and give all our staff the opportunity to access the Hay Management course in Leadership. This has given the school a common language to discuss leadership and a secure environment in which to give and take feedback.

 

Paul Hamlyn Foundation


Matthew Moss High School has benefited immensely from partnership with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation over a number of years as part of the Learning Futures Initiative, lead by Denise Barrows of the Foundation and David Price OBE. The work has achieved much in accelerating the school's growing expertise in project-based learning and we are grateful for their continuing help and support .

Chris Watkins

Chris is a Reader in Education at the Institute of Education in London. He has an international reputation in Learning, Learning-centred classrooms, Learning about learning and the development of learning culture in schools. He has visited Matthew Moss in an advisory capacity and we have benefitted from his expertise and feedback. Chris will be continuing to work with us and will be helping us to write about our work.

 

 

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