Information for Parents

ADMISSIONS

Referral to Reach is via an educational establishment only. Parents/carers should seek advice from thier mainstream school or the Local Authority Education Department.

INITIAL ASSESSMENT

Detailed information regarding previous student achievements is requested from the last school attended.  During the induction process Centre baseline assesments are undertaken in Numeracy, Literacy, Science, ICT and learning styles.  The Centre will undertake a baseline assessment to establish the student’s strengths and weaknesses.  A copy of the Centre’s assessment policy is available to parents / carers on request.

SCHOOL TIMES

Monday to Thursday 8.30 to 4.30 and 8.30 to 3.30 on Friday. 

Start and finish times are staggered for each group.  Timetables will be given to students ready for their first day.

HALF TERMLY REPORTS

Students and parents will receive a report on a half termly basis which will summarise the progress made in each individual subject and in behaviour management.

STUDENT REVIEWS

Parents / carers will be invited to attend reviews half termly.

ATTENDANCE / SESSION TIMES

Students are expected to attend sessions for all subject areas of the programme and to be punctual at all times.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

We ask students to make their own way to the Centre using public transport.  They will be provided with a daily bus pass.

DINNER ARRANGEMENTS

Students choose their meal from the Centre menu. All hot meals / sandwiches are prepared on site.

Click here for Example Menu

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

In the event of a student being in breach of their contract or the Behaviour Policy of the Centre they will be invited to attend a disciplinary meeting after which it will be decided to:

  • Take no further action (in exceptional cases only).

  • Re-negotiate agreement.

  • Give a verbal warning to the student.

  • Give a written warning to the student.

  • Temporarily suspend the placement.

  • Seek mediation from Children’s Services before the situation becomes insoluble.

  • Return to the Planning Meetings.

The action will be progressive and normally follow sequentially, however, stages may be omitted.

FAILURE TO LEAVE THE CENTRE PREMISES UPON REQUEST MAY RESULT IN THE POLICE BEING CALLED.

COMPLAINTS PROCEDURES

In the first instance any complaint should be made to the Head Teacher. If for any reasons a student or parent has a complaint that cannot be resolved by the Head Teacher a formal complaint may be bought to the attention of the Centre’s Management Group.

If the student / parent is not satisfied with the Managment Group’s decision they should appeal direct to the Chief Education Officer at Stoke-on-Trent Local Authority.