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Parent Communication

'Get involved, have your say and find out more'

We regularly share proposals, answer questions and gather ideas from our parents and carers. Part of this is through our Parent Forum. The forum is held on a termly basis using MS Teams. Up to 100 people will be able to attend at any time and therefore, if interest is high we rotate attendance to the meetings. The meetings are recorded, with cameras and microphones mostly turned off.

Parent forums typically last 45 minutes and start at 4pm. The purpose behind them is so that the school can gather views of parents on the operation of the school whether that be about the recent expansion of the use of Bring Your Own Device policy, or finding out more about how the school addresses issues such as sexual harassment and violence.

Typical Agenda:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. School updates
  3. Parent items – as previously notified.

If you would like to raise a question for consideration at the meeting, you can do so using the Google Form sign-up sheet that is emailed out to all parents in advance of the meeting. We will then email you the Teams meeting link to the email address you provide.

The recorded meetings will be converted into YouTube video format and put on the website so all parents can watch the discussion at a later date if they were not able to join on the day.

Another way we gather views of parents is through our own Ofsted style questionnaire using the link below. We gather more detail about the school than the Ofsted Parentview so that we can look at practical ways to improve our educational provision for all our young people.

How Finham Park School Communicates with Parents/Carers

Finham Park School would like to take this opportunity to inform new parents/carers, and remind existing ones, of the various means we have to communicate with you and the method the school will use for different types of communication/information.

Email (via Schoolcomms)

This is used in the main for whole school/year specific/subject specific letters informing parents of various events and general matters relating to the
school or school day. This is one of the most important methods of communication that we use.

School Website

This is the ‘front door’ of our school, often the first point of reference for new parents, visitors, etc. Here you will find information about all aspects of our school
including from subjects; exams; certain school policies; student well-being, etc and also a contact form if you need to send a communication and are not sure who to address it to
https://finhampark.com/

Parent Forum

In which we can share proposals, answer questions and gather ideas. We hold termly Parents’ Forums using MS Teams. Up to 100 people are able to attend at any
time and therefore, if interest is high, we will rotate attendance. However, the meetings will be recorded and shared on the website for others to view at a later date. Times, dates and agendas for Parent Forum meetings are advertised in the Headteacher’s monthly letter.

Facebook

The school Facebook page is for parents to receive general notices, reminders and school news; often if we have an important message to transmit during the school day we will put a notice on there as well as sending an email. Parents should be aware that it is not always checked daily and so messaging through FB is not the best way to contact the school. They should rather use the contact form on the website or go via their child’s mentor.

https://www.facebook.com/FinhamParkSchool102444378257753

Twitter

Twitter is another public face of the school so is used for celebrating the events and achievements of the school and our students. There are also sometimes important reminders posted but only once they have been emailed.

https://twitter.com/FinhamPark

Neither Facebook nor Twitter is a replacement for checking emails, so please do not use social media platforms as the only source of information. You will also find that letters sent home are added to our website, under “Letters and News”. It is important that any concern you may have is raised to the right level (as below) which will enable us to address them more quickly. When initiating contact with the school it is unusual that a concern will need to be referred to a senior leader in the first instance. In cases where a concern does not reach the correct person, you will be referred to the right person as quickly as possible.
Reason for contacting the school:Person referred to:
AttendanceMentor
Classroom/lessons/home learningSubject teacher
Teacher relatedHead of Department
Whole school related/clarificationsMentor
Bullying issues initial contactMentor
Ongoing issues subjectHead of Department
Ongoing issues pastoral College Leader
Safeguarding/Child Protection

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Ms S Megeney: s.megeney@finhampark.co.uk

and

Mrs C Linstead: c.linstead@finhampark.co.uk

 

In addition to the information above, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of our expectations regarding home learning. Our policy on home learning states that teachers will only set tasks which directly impact progress and support the learning happening in the classroom. Home learning will not be set for the sake of it and will typically include reading or watching something to prepare for a lesson, revision and consolidation activities or practising core skills. We found through our experiences with remote learning that Google Classroom was by far the most effective and popular way of sharing resources and setting work therefore most home learning tasks are now set on  https://classroom.google.com/; every class has an individual classroom which your child should have joined. Mentors have a complete list of all codes for each student so should be able to help if there are any you don’t have. Due to the security settings we have in place, only those with Finham Park logins can access our Google classrooms so students must use their school accounts in order to access their work. This does unfortunately mean that parents cannot be added separately; you should use your child’s login should you wish to view the home learning tasks that have been set for them. A calendar of work due will appear on the top left of the main Google classroom screen.

If students are selfisolating, classwork will be set on Google classrooms as has been the case for the past year or so and it is our legal duty to provide work in those circumstances. As far as is possible, work should appear on the classrooms by the start of the timetabled lesson. For this reason, it is important that parents keep us informed when students have been asked to isolate if this has not come through the school. For students who are too ill to attend school, as per usual practice, classwork will not be set; we would expect those students to focus on their recovery and, when they are well enough to return to school, teachers will support them to catch up with what has been missed. I do hope that you find this information useful and that it helps to clarify the various methods we use to communicate with you and what you can expect.

Email Us

HeadteacherMr C Bishopheadteacher@finhampark.co.uk
PA to HeadteacherMrs D Cased.case@finhampark.co.uk
Deputy Headteacher and MathsMs S Megeneys.megeney@finhampark.co.uk
Deputy Headteacher and PEMr R Moreyr.morey@finhampark.co.uk
College Leader for Asiatic and TechnologyMs L Conwayl.conway@finhampark.co.uk
College Leader for Barbary and HistoryMr G Walkerg.walker@finhampark.co.uk
College Leader for Katanga and PEMiss R OldfieldR.Oldfield@Finhampark.co.uk
College Leader for Masai and MFLMr S Marfleets.marfleet@finhampark.co.uk
College Leader Nubien and PEMrs C Chesterc.chester@finhampark.co.uk
HealthcareMr C ThompsonCraig.Thompson@finhampark.co.uk
Exams OfficeMr R Jeffreysr.jeffreys@finhampark.co.uk
Finance and ParentPayMiss J Leedhamj.leedham@finhampark.co.uk
Education Welfare Officer (attendance)Mrs J Mcgroryj.mcgrory@finhampark.co.uk
Careers OfficeMrs J Hookej.hooke@finhampark.co.uk
LibraryMr P Batesp.bates@finhampark.co.uk
Senior Leader and EnglishMrs H Cookeh.cooke@finhampark.co.uk
Senior Leader and EnglishMs A Forda.ford@finhampark.co.uk
Senior Leader and GeographyMr B DugdaleB.Dugdale@finhampark.co.uk
Senior Leader and ICT & ComputingMr R Downier.downie@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officers
Well Being Officer for Year 7Mrs L Collinsl.collins@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officer for Year 7Mrs J Batstonej.batstone@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officer for Year 8Miss V Spencerv.spencer@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officer for Year 9Miss A Matthewsa.matthews@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officer for Year 10Miss C Otimc.otim@finhampark.co.uk
Well Being Officer for Year 11Mr J Downeyj.downey@finhampark.co.uk
PLC
Personalised Learning CentreMrs S Joness.jones@finhampark.co.uk
Personalised Learning CentreMrs J KovacsJ.Kovacs@finhampark.co.uk
EAL/PLCMrs B Chadwickb.chadwick@finhampark.co.uk
CounsellorMr L PembertonL.Pemberton@finhampark.co.uk
Education Welfare Officer (attendance)Mrs J Mcgroryj.mcgrory@finhampark.co.uk
Pupil PremiumMr J Binghamj.bingham@finhampark.co.uk
Designated Safeguarding LeadMrs C Linsteadc.linstead@finhampark.co.uk
Social Sciences
Head of Social SciencesMr D Ratcliffed.ratcliffe@finhampark.co.uk
Miss S BookerS.Booker@Finhampark.co.uk
Ms D Cresswelld.cresswell@finhampark.co.uk
English
Director of EnglishMr A SmithA.Smith@Finhampark.co.uk
Mrs S Beckinsales.beckinsale@finhampark.co.uk
Miss E Boycee.boyce@finhampark.co.uk
Miss T Cryant.cryan@finhampark.co.uk
Miss L Dempsterl.dempster@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs R Hafejir.hafeji@finhampark.co.uk
Ms R Pager.page@finhampark.co.uk
Ms C Reardonc.reardon@finhampark.co.uk
Miss S Saffreys.saffrey@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs H Cookeh.cooke@finhampark.co.uk
Ms A Forda.ford@finhampark.co.uk
Maths
Director of MathsMr C Batemanc.bateman@finhampark.co.uk
Mr S Abbass.abbas@finhampark.co.uk
Mr L Bakerl.baker@finhampark.co.uk
Mr E Colee.cole@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs T Danielt.daniel@finhampark.co.uk
Miss B Eliotb.eliot@finhampark.co.uk
Mr M Gowingm.gowing@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs D Guyattd.guyatt@finhampark.co.uk
Mr S Joiners.joiner@finhampark.co.uk
Miss A Petrya.petry@finhampark.co.uk
Mr S Sheikhs.sheikh@finhampark.co.uk
Ms S Megeneys.megeney@finhampark.co.uk
Ms S GreenS.Green@Finhampark.co.uk
Science
Head of ScienceMiss J Pagej.page@finhampark.co.uk
Mr J Brennanj.brennan@finhampark.co.uk
Miss R Charlesworthr.charlesworth@finhampark.co.uk
Mr P Darbyp.darby@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs K Dhanjalk.dhanjal@finhampark.co.uk
Miss B Djabab.djaba@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs E KoutsouE.Carter@Finhampark.co.uk
Mr M Patelm.patel@finhampark.co.uk
Mr N Powelln.powell@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs H RayatH.Rayat@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs M SaroshM.Sarosh@finhampark.co.uk
Dr N Ulianan.uliana@finhampark.co.uk
Ms F WrightF.Wright@finhampark.co.uk
Business Studies
Head of Business StudiesMrs A Gosala.gosal@finhampark.co.uk
Mr M Newsomem.newsome@finhampark.co.uk
Miss D Watsond.watson@finhampark.co.uk
Art
Head of ArtMr D Radfordd.radford@finhampark.co.uk
Miss K Edwardsk.edwards@finhampark.co.uk
Mr R Kennedyr.kennedy@finhampark.co.uk
Miss L Robertsl.roberts@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs R Byrner.byrne@finhampark.co.uk
Technology
Head of TechnologyMr R Elliottr.elliott@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs B Devgunb.devgun@finhampark.co.uk
Mr P Maguirep.maguire@finhampark.co.uk
Ms L Conwayl.conway@finhampark.co.uk
History
Head of HistoryMrs K Hirstk.hirst@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs S GriffithsS.Griffiths@finhampark.co.uk
Mr D Shieldd.shield@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs S Weavers.weaver@finhampark.co.uk
Mr G Walkerg.walker@finhampark.co.uk
Geography
Head of GeographyMiss L Beioleyl.beioley@finhampark.co.uk
Miss R Jheetar.jheeta@finhampark.co.uk
Mr A Smitha.smith@finhampark.co.uk
Mr B DugdaleB.Dugdale@finhampark.co.uk
Religious Studies
Head of Religious StudiesMs L Maddenl.madden@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs R Bassir.bassi@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs Y Crawfordy.crawford@finhampark.co.uk
Ms J Lucasj.lucas@finhampark.co.uk
Mr S Spriggss.spriggs@finhampark.co.uk
MFL
Head of MFLMrs J Darbyj.darby@finhampark.co.uk
Miss K Bellewk.bellew@finhampark.co.uk
Ms N Buckleyn.buckley@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs H LewisH.Lewis@Finhampark.co.uk
Miss S Lopez Villens.lopez-villen@finhampark.co.uk
Miss D Malind.malin@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs L MeachamL.Meacham@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs J Statonj.staton@finhampark.co.uk
Ms L Zhul.zhu@finhampark.co.uk
Mr S Marfleets.marfleet@finhampark.co.uk
Music
Head of MusicMrs J Sharkeyj.sharkey@finhampark.co.uk
Miss R Athertonr.atherton@finhampark.co.uk
Law
Mrs E Nashe.nash@finhampark.co.uk
PE
Head of PEMr M Amosm.amos@finhampark.co.uk
Mr C Dayc.day@finhampark.co.uk
Mr J LawrieJ.Lawrie@finhampark.co.uk
Miss B Powerb.power@finhampark.co.uk
Mr P Shepherdp.shepherd@finhampark.co.uk
Mr R Moreyr.morey@finhampark.co.uk
Miss R OldfieldR.Oldfield@Finhampark.co.uk
Mrs C Chesterc.chester@finhampark.co.uk
Sixth Form
Head of Sixth Form and MathsMs S GreenS.Green@Finhampark.co.uk
Mrs L Wilkinsonl.wilkinson@finhampark.co.uk
Mrs S Wrights.wright@finhampark.co.uk
Miss L Darlingtonl.darlington@finhampark.co.uk
Sixth Form CounsellorMrs L MitchellL.Mitchell@finhampark.co.uk
ICT & Computing
Head of ICT & ComputingMs S MahmoodS.Mahmood@Finhampark.co.uk
Mr J Bridgemanj.bridgeman@finhampark.co.uk
Mr R Downier.downie@finhampark.co.uk
Miss D Watsond.watson@finhampark.co.uk
Drama
Head of DramaMrs J Spokesj.spokes@finhampark.co.uk
Ms S Bartletts.bartlett@finhampark.co.uk
Physics
Head of PhysicsMrs S Annisons.annison@finhampark.co.uk
Media & Film Studies
Head of Media and Film StudiesMr M Gunnm.gunn@finhampark.co.uk
PSHRE
Head of PSHREMrs C Bakerc.baker@finhampark.co.uk
Psychology
Head of PsychologyMrs R Marwahar.marwaha@finhampark.co.uk
Chemistry
Head of ChemistryMrs I Alii.ali@finhampark.co.uk
Biology
Head of BiologyDr J Woodwardj.woodward@finhampark.co.uk
Head of BiologyMrs E KoutsouE.Carter@Finhampark.co.uk