There are various ways in which we communicate with Sixth Form students to let them know what is going on. Students should check the following daily:
- Pigeon holes located in the sixth form common room between sixth form office and the admin office. These are labelled A-Z and individual messages will be placed in a folder under the appropriate letter for the start of the student’s surname.
- Notice Boards around the sixth form common room display messages including any staff absences and any changes to location of lessons, as well as a regular ‘Monday Messages’ bulletin.
- Form tutors will pass on messages regularly, but if students are absent for any reason, it is their responsibility to catch up with any information missed.
- Some messages will be sent via email; students are required to regularly check their emails. Students should confirm their email address with the Sixth Form Administrator.
Communication is a two-way street and, as such, we operate an open door policy allowing students to call in and speak to one of the team. This could be anything from careers, to life in the sixth form, or things happening away from school. Appointments can be booked with Mrs Broadbent in the Sixth Form Admin Office if a member of the team is unavailable.
At Allerton Grange, we are committed to improving communication between parents/prospective parents and school.
We have a dedicated member of staff who is responsible for updating the website so that upcoming events are visible and information is easy to find. We also understand the need to use technology to make communication easier and allow parents to track their child in real time. We have introduced the School Gateway App and Show My Homework; further details can be found on the website.
Parents are encouraged to attend annual Parents’ Consultation Evenings to meet with teachers and to discuss progress and ways in which parents can further support learning at home.
Parents/carers receive a report on their child’s progress every term. Some changes have been made in response to feedback from parents to simplify the reports and make them more user friendly.
We hold a Parents Forum each half term where parents are invited to attend to learn more about developments within school. Parents of existing students in lower school or the Sixth Form, or prospective students, are welcome to join the meetings which are held in the café area each term.
There are weekly opportunities to meet with a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at our SLT Surgeries held every Thursday, 3.15pm - 4.15pm.These are drop in sessions with no appointment necessary. A schedule is included on the SLT Surgery page on the main school's website.