A message from the Headteacher

Dear Parent/Carer,

As you will be aware from my communication last week, Mrs. Kerry Horton, teacher of English at The High Arcal School since 1994, very sadly died on Tuesday last week.

Mrs. Horton’s funeral has been arranged for Friday 18th November and in order to allow staff to attend the funeral I will be closing the school at 1p.m. on Friday 18th November. Any child eligible for a Free School Meal will be able to collect sandwiches from the canteen at 1p.m. on that day.

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Parents’ Information Evening

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Exam Revision Timetable

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Year 9 Mock Exams

Year 9 Mock exams will take place on

Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th November.

English (Reading) Monday 28th November 9 -10 am (period 1)
Maths Monday 28th November 2 – 3 pm (period 5)
Science Tuesday 29th November 11.15 – 12.15 (period 3)
English (writing) Tuesday 29th November 2 – 3 (period 5)
Further information about the exam will be provided by your subject teachers.

School remembers World War 1 victims

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E-Safety Announcement

How to make a Report?

Most services like, Facebook, Skype, Instagram, twitter, Snapchat, KiK, XBoX 360, XBoX One, tumblr, ask.fm, PlayStation Network and many others have rules about what kind of content is allowed on the site. Often if something is harassing an individual, pornographic or violent it breaks the rules. You can report this kind of content using the reporting tools on the sites.

Is there anywhere else I can report?

You can also report to the police and other bodies that regulate content on the internet:

If you are suspicious about someone’s behaviour towards a child report to CEOP

If you see any criminal content you should report to the Internet Watch Foundation

If you see any content that incites hatred you should report to True Vision

If you want to make a complaint about an advert, television or radio programme, film, newspaper, magazine, video game or other type of content that you think is unsuitable for children to see or hear, you can report it through ParentPort.

If you’d like free advice and tips for staying in control of your mobile phone costs, visit the PhoneBrain website, a campaign aimed at young people run by the premium rate phone services regulator PhonepayPlus.

If you have any concerns regarding E-Safety and would like to raise this issue in confidence please email safe@high-arcal.dudley.sch.uk

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Year 10 Parents’ Evening – 24th November 2016.