If you would like to get involved or would like further information please contact: [email protected]
The Bennett Memorial refectory serves hot meals, snacks, cold food and drinks during the morning and lunch breaks, and also breakfast before school.
The refectory operates a cashless system. The account can then be topped up through ParentPay.
Bennett have a welfare team available to provide support to students.
If a student requires support from a member of the Welfare Team, they should inform a member of staff and an appointment will be arranged for them.
Worried about school work, lessons or homework:
If your child has a concern about school work, we always encourage students to speak with their teacher. If they have a concern in school, please contact your child’s year manager, their contact email addresses are ion the contacts page link
If you have a welfare concern:
Please either contact the relevant year manager or a member of the welfare team by e-mail in the first instance
Welfare team contact details:
Mrs Woosey (years 10 and 11) [email protected]
Mrs Aguiriano (years 7, 8 and 9) [email protected]
Mrs Johnson (years 7 – 11) [email protected]
Mrs Hartland (years 12 and 13) [email protected]
Reverend Rachael [email protected]
SAFEGUARDING AND PASTORAL CARE INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
We would like to make sure that families feel supported in school and also know how to access support from outside agencies.
In the event of an immediate and emergency safeguarding situation, please notify the Designated Safeguarding lead, Dr Karen Brookes and take the appropriate action set out below.
Dr Karen Brookes [email protected] Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Vicki Woosey [email protected] Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Nicola Santaana [email protected] Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
Mrs Jenny Hartland [email protected] Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead
In an immediate and emergency safeguarding situation, families should contact the following:
Kent Social Services
03000 41 11 11 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm)
03000 41 91 91 (outside of office hours – for emergencies only)
text relay 18001 03000 41 11 11 email: [email protected]
East Sussex Social Services, Single Point of Advice (SPOA) team
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
999 or 111, or visit the nearest A&E Department
In a mental health crisis
• Freephone 116 123 (free even from mobiles without credit)
• SHOUT – mental health support
• text ‘Shout’ to 85258 for 24/7 crisis text support
• Papyrus (Hopeline) – for preventing Young Suicide and support for those affected by suicide
• Call: 0800 068 41 41 or Text: 07786209697 or email: [email protected]
• Childline – Between 9am and midnight: Call 0800 1111
• Release The Pressure – open to anyone 16 years or older in Kent and Medway to provide confidential support in an emotional crisis or advice Freephone 0800 107 0160
My name is Nurse Becki and I am the School Nurse at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. I work together with our Welfare Team to ensure the health and general wellbeing of our students.
I am available from 8:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, to assist students, who sustain an injury or become unwell during the school day. If I am ever unavailable, a trained First Aider will always be on hand to assist.
At Bennett, we encourage students and their families to manage their health independently.
MEDICATIONS & TREATMENT
Parents/Guardians of all students with a medical condition, whether it be a long-term illness or a short-term one that impacts on a child’s daily life, will be asked to complete a Healthcare Plan, available here.
SHORT-TERM MEDICAL NEEDS, INJURIES & REDUCED MOBILITY
Parents/guardians should contact their child’s Year Manager and Nurse Becki if they feel their child will need some additional support with attending school. This could be due to injury, mobility restrictions or health needs.
A risk assessment and support plan will be discussed, in order to help your child access their education. All students will be supported so that they can attend school as normal.
MEDICAL NEEDS, ILL HEALTH & FIRST AID
If a student is injured or feels unwell during the school day, they should request to see Nurse Becki via a member of staff, who will subsequently radio/email for assistance.
Nurse Becki will arrange to see the student and assess them. If the student is too unwell to be in lesson they will be admitted to the medical room.
Following assessment, if an injury or illness appears to be serious or debilitating, a parent/guardian will be contacted immediately to collect their child.
MOBILE PHONE POLICY
Students are not permitted to use their mobile phones in school. They should not contact parents to collect them. Students are regularly reminded and encouraged to inform a member of staff or the front office if they need medical or welfare support.
Students in Years 7-11 will not be allowed to leave the school premises alone or return to an empty home.
STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO TOILETS
STUDENTS’ ACCESS TO WATER
STUDENTS ACCESS TO SANITARY PRODUCTS
Nutrition: please encourage your child to eat breakfast before school. Food is available to be purchased at breaktimes and lunchtimes in the refectory.
Sleep: Please encourage your child to rest and get good quality sleep each night. We discuss sleep hygiene in our PACE sessions
Fresh Air: we encourage the students to go outside at breaktime and lunchtime, there are many benefits from regularly going outside throughout the day.
Health Questions: Please refer to the School Nurse “Frequently Asked Questions” document for more information.
The following documents should answer your questions:
Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is able to offer students a Microsoft Office 365 subscription at no cost via the Microsoft Student Advantage program. This program allows us to provide current students with the latest version of Microsoft Office at school and at home.
What is a Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription?
A Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus subscription is a rental licence for the complete suite of Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, and Outlook.
PLEASE NOTE: By taking advantage of this benefit you accept responsibility for the installation, configuration and support of the software offered. Bennett Memorial Diocesan School is unable to offer technical support on personal home computers.
Upon leaving Bennett Memorial Diocesan School (or this offer ending) you will need to purchase a suitable licence from a Microsoft retailer in order to continue using the software offered.
How to get it:
Students need to be currently on-roll at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School.
NOTE: You must uninstall previous versions before running this installation.
How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?
Each subscription license allows you to run Office on up to five machines – Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.
How do I deactivate an installation on either a PC or a Mac?
If you’ve already installed the latest version of Office with Office 365 on five computers that you use and you want to install Office on a sixth computer, you can do that by first deactivating an installation on one of your current computers.
Go to Software > Office. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate the installation from.
Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?
Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.
Do students have to sign into Office 365 to use any of these applications with Office 365 ProPlus?
Yes, a valid Office 365 ProPlus license tied to a valid Office 365 login for students is required to enable any of the four Office 365 ProPlus features.
How long can a student leverage Office 365 ProPlus?
Students can leverage this program until they leave Bennett Memorial Diocesan School. At that point, we must disable their Office 365 ProPlus license.
Sixth Form Welcome Pack 2021/22
KS3 Curriculum Overview: