Higher Openshaw Community School

Together We Learn

0161 223 3549


Saunton Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1AJ

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Parent & Pupil

As a School we shall endeavour: 

  • to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children;
  • to provide a caring environment, based on our school values and ethics, in which each child is valued as an individual;
  • to provide a safe and secure environment for all pupils and staff who work in the school, ensuring that procedures to protect individuals are known to those who may need to implement them;  
  • to promote kindness, courtesy and respect towards others and to encourage all children to play a full part in the life of the school;
  • to encourage children to do their best at all times, developing independence and responsibility for their own learning, behaviour and belongings;
  • to meet each child's individual needs and to extend his/her knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • to ensure that each pupil has access to all areas of the curriculum;
  • to deal with children's and carers' concerns promptly, calmly and fairly;
  • to provide regular information to parents about their child's progress, and to inform at an early stage of any worries or concerns where necessary;
  • to provide information about school activities, and to promote the involvement of parents and carers in the varied aspects of their child's school life;
  • to encourage children to follow a healthy life style.

As a Family we shall endeavour to: 

  • be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children;
  • to support the school's values;
  • support the school in promoting kindness, courtesy and respect towards others;
  • encourage our child to value learning and to support them at home;
  • help our child to develop independence and a greater responsibility for his/her own behaviour and belongings;
  • communicate to the school any information which may affect our child's learning and/or welfare;
  • ensure that our child attends regularly and punctually, and to provide an explanation for any absence;
  • convey any concerns that may arise, and to support the school in helping to resolve them calmly and fairly; 
  • name all school uniform and personal belongings, and to ensure that my child has a coat available at school at all times;
  • be aware of the health and well-being of others, as well as that of my own child;
  • punctuality – to drop off and collect our child/ren on time;
  • supervise all the children in our care in the vicinity of the school, the car parks and the lane;;
  • adhere to the school’s protocol on use of social media with regards to publishing articles, photographs or information about the school.

As a Pupil I shall try to:

  • always be the best I can be;
  • follow the school values;
  • follow the school rules - we are all safe, happy and ready to learn;
  • let others listen and speak;
  • take care of my belongings, and those of other people;
  • tell a grown up if I am upset or unhappy;