Parental Partnerships

The role of parents in supporting our students towards success cannot be underestimated. Our partnership with parents will be key to ensuring that each individual student achieves their full potential. We ask for your support in the following ways:

  • Encourage your child to attend regularly and on time.
  • Ensure that your son / daughter wears their uniform and takes pride in their appearance.
  • By attending the annual Parents Evening to discuss your child’s progress.
  • Contacting us if there are issues or concerns that may affect your child.
  • Supporting the completion of homework and signing the Student Planner each week.
  • Becoming involved in the Parent Teacher Association and supporting their events.

Our ‘Open Door’ policy enables you to make contact with us by telephone or in person should the need arise.

Admissions Criteria for Entry into Year 8

Respective functions of the Board of Governors and Principal in relation to Admissions to Abbey Community College

The Admissions Criteria for Abbey Community College have been agreed by the Board of Governors. The application of the criteria has been delegated to the Admissions Sub Committee which includes the Principal Designate. When considering students for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form.

Criteria for Admission of Students 2019

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA FOR ENTRY INTO YEAR 8 

Respective functions of the Board of Governors and Principal in relation to Admissions to Abbey Community College

The Admissions Criteria for Abbey Community College have been agreed by the Board of Governors. The application of the criteria has been delegated to the Admissions Sub Committee which includes the Principal. When considering students for admission, the Board of Governors will only take into account information which is detailed on or attached to the application form.

Criteria for Admission of Students

  1. Applicants resident in Northern Ireland, at the time of their proposed admission, will be selected for admission before any applicant not so resident may be selected.
  2. Applicants who, at the date of their application, have a child of the family currently enrolled at the school.
  3. Applicants who, at the date of their application, are the eldest in their family to apply to a mainstream post primary school.
  4. Applicants for whom Abbey Community College is their nearest suitable school and who reside in the following postal areas at the time of proposed admission - BT14, BT15, BT36, BT37, BT38, BT39, BT41 as decided by digital measurement of a straight line from the front door of their home to the front door of the school using the map on www.spatialni.gov.uk and an Ordnance Survey Spreadsheet to calculate distance in metres. All addresses must be verified by proof of address e.g. Utility Bill.
  5. In the event of oversubscription students will be admitted by a criterion that prioritises applicants where the letters of their surname (as entered on a Birth Certificate) places them on a rank established by the random selection of letters in the order set out below:

S J D A Z E F U L G T W B R Y N V I K H P X Q O M C

In the event of surnames beginning with the same initial letter, the subsequent letters of the surname will be used in alphabetical order. In the event of two identical surnames, the alphabetical order of the initials of the forenames will be used.

Duty to verify

Applicants should note that they may be required to produce documents to verify information pertinent to the school’s admission criteria. Original documents will be required – fax or photocopies will not be accepted. The provision of false or incorrect information or the failure to provide verifying documents by the required deadline may result in the withdrawal of a place.

ADMISSIONS TO YEAR 8 AFTER 1 SEPTEMBER 2019

Parents wishing to have their child considered for admission after 1 September 2019 should write to the Principal clearly stating this. In the event of a vacancy the above criteria will be applied to these applications.

Number of Applications and Admissions

Year

Admissions No.

Total Applications All   Preferences

Total Admissions

2017/18

140

118

118

2018/19

140

150

138

 

 

 

This table does not include children who were admitted to the school with a statement of special educational needs.

APPLICATIONS FOR ADMISSION OTHER THAN YEAR 8

When applications are received for year groups 9-14, the enrolment numbers in each year group will be considered alongside student numbers in practical groups. If these numbers are at maximum levels, a waiting list will be compiled.

Each application will be considered by the Admissions Committee of the Board of Governors on a first come, first served basis. 

The school will inform applicants in writing of the outcome.

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ADMISSION TO POST 16

Admission to Sixth Form will be directly linked to achievement at GCSE and dependent on having met the admissions criteria laid down in the Post 16 prospectus.

CHILD PROTECTION/SAFEGUARDING POLICY

We in Abbey Community College have a responsibility for the Pastoral Care, general welfare and safety of the children in our care.  We will carry out this duty by providing a caring, supportive and safe environment, where each child is valued for his or her unique talents and abilities, and in which all our young people can learn and develop to their full potential. All staff, teaching and non-teaching, should be alert to the signs of possible abuse and should know the procedures to be followed. This Policy sets out guidance on the action, which is required where abuse or neglect of a child is suspected and outlines referral procedures within our school

SCHOOL SAFEGUARDING TEAM

The following are members of the schools safeguarding team

  • Deputy Chair of the Board of Governors – Dr H Edwards
  • Designated Governors for Child Protection/Safeguarding – Mrs A Douglas, Susan O’Connor
  • Principal – Mrs M Quinn
  • Designated Teacher - Mrs F Cromie
  • Deputy Designated Teachers – Mr D Laney, Mrs C McNaghten and Mr S Smyth,

OTHER RELEVANT POLICIES

The school has a duty to ensure that safeguarding permeates all activities and functions.  This policy therefore complements and supports a range of other school policies including:

  • Positive Behaviour
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Use of Reasonable Force/Safe Handling
  • Special Educational Needs
  • Relationship and Sex Education
  • Use of Mobile Phones
  • ICT and access to the Internet
  • Parental Complaints Procedure 

A Student’s Guide to Child Protection Procedures.pdf

The safeguarding policies of our Learning Community Partners are available from the school office.

Calendar

 

2019-2020 Term Dates

Thursday 15 August 2019

A’ Level Results

Thursday 22 August 2019

GCSE Results and Post   16 Interviews Begin

Friday 23 August 2019

Staff Training/Post 16   Interviews

Tuesday 27 August 2019

Staff Training Day

Wednesday 28 August 2019

Year 8 Induction Day (Students only)

Year 9 Interviews

Thursday 29 August 2019

Year 11 Induction Day (9am – 11am)

Years 8 & 10 Interviews

Year 11 Interviews 11.15am – 3pm

Years 13/14 Induction Trip to Woodhall

Friday 30 August 2019

Year 13/14 Induction Day (9am –   12.30pm)

Years 8/12 Interviews

Term 1

2 September 2019

Whole School Starts   9.00am – 3.25pm

Year 13 Induction Day

28 October –  1 November 2019

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

20 November 2019

Staff Training Day

20 December 2019

End of Term

Term 2

23 December 2019 – 3   January 2020

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

17 January 2020

Staff Training Day

17 – 21  February 2020

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

17 March 2020

Staff Training Day

3 April 2020

End of Term

6 & 7 April 2020

Staff Training Days

8 April – 17 April 2020

EASTER HOLIDAYS

Term 3

8 May 2020

BANK HOLIDAY

25 May 2020

Staff Training Days

29 June 2020

End of Term

NB – The students are not in school on Staff Training Days.

 

Timing of the School Day 

Time

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

9.00  – 9.10

Registration

9.10 –   10.00

Lesson 1

10.00  – 10.55

Lesson 2

10.55 –   11.10

BREAK (15 minutes)

11.10 –   12.05

Lesson 3

12.05  – 1. 00

Lesson 4

1.00  – 1.35

LUNCH (35 minutes)

1.35 – 2.30 

Lesson 5

2.30 – 3.25  

Lesson 6       

                                                  STUDENTS GO HOME AT 3.25

 

Thursday & Friday Structure

Time

Thursday & Friday

9.00  – 9.10

Registration

9.10 –   10.00

Lesson 1

10.00  – 10.55

Lesson 2

10.55 –   11.10

BREAK (15 minutes)

11.10 –   12.05

Lesson 3

12.05  – 1. 00

Lesson 4

1.00  – 1.35

LUNCH (35 minutes)

1.35 – 2.30   

Lesson 5

                                                  STUDENTS GO HOME AT 2.30

Student Transport

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Download PDF version HERE 

 

An extensive transport network will serve Abbey Community College on Bridge Road. The Metro bus service and designated buses cover an extensive area including:

  • Shore Road
  • Whiteabbey Village
  • Doagh Road
  • Circular / Jordanstown Road
  • Rathcoole
  • Carnmoney
  • Old Carrick Road
  • Mossley
  • Upper and Lower Station Road, Greenisland

 

Blue School Bus & Metro Timetable for 2015-2016

School starts at 8.45 sharp. Make sure you allow time to get your bus.
Ensure that you arrive at the bus stop 5 to 10 minutes before these times. Bus drivers will always stop for you.

 

 

 

SCHOOL BUSES

There are two school buses coming into school in the morning and five leaving school in the afternoon.  Please see below for details:

Morning Buses

Monday to Friday

Bus Stop

Bus One

Bus Two

Rathcoole, Diamond

0752

0800

Rathcoole, West Crescent

0754

0802

Derrycoole Way

0756

0804

Doagh Road Green   End

0800

0808

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

0804

0812

Doagh Road King's   Road

0807

0815

Doagh Road   Cherrylands

0809

0817

Abbey Community   College

0812

0820

Afternoon Buses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Bus Stop

Belfast via Rathcoole

Rathfern

Rathcoole

Rathcoole

Mossley/

Greenisland

Abbey   Community College

1515

1515

1515

1515

1515

Doagh   Road Cherrylands

1517

1517

1517

1520

 

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

 

1519

 

 

 

Doagh   Road Green End

1520

1522

1520

1523

 

Eastway

 

 

1521

1524

 

Derrycoole   Way

 

 

1522

1525

 

Rathcoole   West Crescent

 

 

1523

1526

 

Rathcoole   Diamond

 

 

1526

1529

 

Whiteabbey   Station Road

 

1526

 

 

 

Whiteabbey   Circular Road

 

1528

 

 

 

Belfast   High School

 

1531

 

 

 

Monkstown   Top Road

 

 

 

 

1516

Manse   Road

 

 

 

 

1520

New   Mossley

 

 

 

 

1522

The   Glade

 

 

 

 

1523

Brambles

 

 

 

 

1529

Farm   Lodge

 

 

 

 

1532

Greenisland   Station Road

 

 

 

 

1537

Merville   Garden Village

1523

 

 

 

 

Shore   Road Grays Lane

1527

 

 

 

 

York   Road Limestone Road

1533

 

 

 

 

 

School stops at 2.30pm on Wednesdays.  Please see below bus times for Wednesday afternoon.

Bus Stop

Belfast via Rathcoole

Rathfern

Rathcoole

Rathcoole

Mossley/

Greenisland

Abbey   Community College

1435

1435

1435

1438

1435

Doagh   Road Cherrylands

1437

1437

1437

1440

 

Rathfern   Altnacreeve Park

 

1439

 

 

 

Doagh   Road Green End

1440

1442

1440

1443

 

Eastway

 

 

1441

1444

 

Derrycoole   Way

 

 

1442

1445

 

Rathcoole   West Crescent

 

 

1443

1446

 

Rathcoole   Diamond

 

 

1446

1449

 

Whiteabbey   Station Road

 

1446

 

 

 

Whiteabbey   Circular Road

 

1448

 

 

 

Belfast   High School

 

1451

 

 

 

Monkstown   Top Road

 

 

 

 

1436

Manse   Road

 

 

 

 

1440

New   Mossley

 

 

 

 

1442

The   Glade

 

 

 

 

1443

Brambles

 

 

 

 

1449

Farm   Lodge

 

 

 

 

1452

Greenisland   Station Road

 

 

 

 

1457

Merville   Garden Village

1443

 

 

 

 

Shore   Road Grays Lane

1447

 

 

 

 

York   Road Limestone Road

1453

 

 

 

 

 

Please be advised there are Metro numbers 2A, 2B, 2C, 2D, 2E, 2G, 2H and Ulsterbus numbers 168, 168A, 568 A & B services which travel past or near the school. For further details of these please visit www.translink.co.uk or telephone

90 66 66 30

Five blue Ulsterbus school buses will leave each afternoon from outside school.  They will go to :

Rathfern and Doagh Road
Belfast Via the Diamond in Rathcoole
2 x Rathcoole Estate buses
Mossley and Greenisland

Buses on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday will leave promptly from school at 3.15pm.
On Wednesday the buses will leave at 2.35 pm.
Ensure that you arrive into the Assembly Hall to line up for your bus. You will be shown where to stand.
Abbey Community College students are expected to behave in a respectful and mannerly way when on any public transport. 

Uniform

As ambassadors for Abbey Community College all students will be expected to take pride in their personal appearance by wearing the correct school uniform at all times and complying with all aspects of the College Uniform Policy.

The uniform suppliers for Abbey Community College are:

  • The Sports Company Belfast, Unit 5 Yorkgate Shopping Centre, Belfast, BT15 1WA
  • The Jeanery, 2 Goland Buildings, Glengormley, Co. Antrim BT36 5EN

An image of acceptable shoes can be viewed by clicking the link.  Acceptable Shoes.jpg

Attendance and Punctuality

All students are expected to come to school on time each day and do their best to have full attendance. This will ensure that valuable learning opportunities are not missed and each individual can make maximum progress.

Attendance and punctuality are monitored closely and parents are contacted should a student arrive late or be absent without explanation.

When a child of a compulsory school age is registered at a school it is essential that they attend their school regularly and maintain a pattern of good attendance throughout their school career. Excellent attendance at school is important to allow a child or young person to fulfil their potential.

Why attend school?

These are just some of the key reason why it is important children attend school:

  • To learn.
  • To have fun.
  • To make new friends.
  • To experience new things in life.
  • To achieve.
  • To gain qualifications.
  • To develop new skills.
  • To develop awareness of other cultures, religion, ethnicity and gender differences.
  • To build confidence and self-esteem.
  • To have the best possible start in life.

Young people who regularly miss school without good reason are more likely at risk of becoming isolated from their friends, underachieving in examinations and/or become involved in anti-social behaviour.

How parents can help:

  • Establish a good routine in the mornings and evenings so your child is prepared for the school day ahead.
  • Make sure your child goes to school regularly and follows the school rules.
  • Ensure your child arrives at school on time.
  • Arrange dental and medical appointments outside of school hours when possible.
  • Always inform the school if your child is absent due to illness – this should be followed up with a written note when your child returns to school.
  • Take truancy seriously – if your child is not attending school as you expect, they may be putting themselves at risk – Who are they with? What are they doing?
  • Take family holidays outside of term time.
  • Talk to your child about school and take an interest in their school work (including homework).
  • Attend Parent Evenings and school events.  Praise and reward your child’s achievements at school.
  • Always support school staff in their efforts to manage difficult or challenging behaviour.
  • Discuss any problems or difficulties with the school staff.  We are here to help and will be supportive.

Family Holidays

You can demonstrate your commitment to your child’s education by not taking holidays during term time.  Any child or young person who is absent from school due to a holiday will miss out on important learning and fall behind with their school work.

In each Academic Year there are only a maximum of 190 school days – this allows plenty of time for holidays to be arranged outside term time.

Holidays taken during term time will be categorised as an unauthorised absence.

Percentages

Attendance percentages can be misleading:

100% = 0 days missed - Excellent

95% = 9 days missed - Satisfactory

90% = 19 days missed - Poor

85% = 28 days missed – Unsatisfactory (student will be referred to Education Welfare Service when their attendance is below 85%)

80% = 38 days missed - Unsatisfactory

75% = 46 days missed – Unsatisfactory

Positive Behaviour

A secure ordered environment, with clear expectations and respect for self and others will enable all students to learn and develop. A Positive Behaviour Policy will contribute to high standards in the classroom and beyond. A copy can be found in the policy section of this website.

Positive Behaviour policy can be downloaded here (Part 1) & (Part2)

Homework

We believe that homework is a valuable means of supporting and enhancing learning beyond the confines of the school day. This enables students to develop good study habits, develop their independence and take responsibility for their own learning.

A Homework Schedule and a Student Planner helps students plan their work to meet deadlines.

Download full Homework Guidelines here.

Letters Home

August 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian

I hope this letter finds you and your family well and that you have enjoyed the summer so far,

It’s hard to believe that the new academic year will be upon us very soon. You will already have received a copy of the Parent Information Booklet containing a lot of information for parents and students; I hope you have found it useful.  If you require another copy please contact the school office.

In advance of the new school year there are a couple of things below that I would like to draw your attention to:

Uniform

We take great pride in our smart school uniform and encourage students to maintain the highest standards at all times. In keeping with our uniform policy please be reminded that all students are expected to wear plain black leather shoes to school, as outlined in the Parent/Student information booklet and the Parent area on the website.  NO black trainers, trainer style or canvas shoes are permitted.

As we move towards the new term donations of any unwanted items of school uniform in good condition, particularly blazers, ties or PE kit would be gratefully received at the school office.  A number of recycled uniform items are available in school.

School Fund

In order to enable us to support a variety of extra activities, resources and experiences for students we respectfully request an annual voluntary School Fund contribution of £12 for the first child or £20 for 2 children or £25 for families with 3 or more children in the school. This payment would be gratefully received at the office when you come for your Parental Interview.

Start of Term Schedule

The schedule for the start of the new term is below:

Wednesday 28 August

Year 8 Induction

Year 9   Interviews

(Students in   full uniform)

 9.15am – 12.30pm

9.15am –  1.00pm

Please contact the school office for   an appointment

Thursday 29 August

Year 11   Induction

       Year   8 Parental Interviews

       Year   9 Parental Interviews

       Year   10 Parental Interviews

Year 11 Parental   Interviews

(Students in   full uniform)

Years 13/14 Trip   to Woodhall

9.00am –11.00am

9.15am –  1.00pm

9.15am – 11.00am

9.15am –   3.00pm

11.30am – 3.00pm

Please contact the school office for   an appointment

Friday 30 August

Year 13/14   Induction

Years 8 + 12   Parental Interviews

(Students in   full uniform)

  9.00am – 12.30pm

 9.15am –  1.00pm

Please contact the school office for   an appointment

Monday 2 September

All Students Attend

Year 13   Induction continued

9.00am – 3.25pm

 I am looking forward to the start of the new school year and continuing to work in partnership with you to make sure that your son / daughter makes excellent progress next year and into the future. My staff and I will work constantly to give our young people the best opportunities we can. Their education, safety, health and well-being are very important to us at all times.

You are welcome at Abbey Community College at any time and I encourage you not to hesitate to contact us should you need to.

With kind regards

Mrs M. Quinn
(PRINCIPAL)

Download letter here - Students start of term letter 2019.pdf

 

6th December 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REVIEW OF HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT

The Department of Education has asked that I make you aware that it has started work on a review of the current home to school transport policy.  The Department has also asked me to make clear that the policy for transporting pupils with a statement of special educational needs that specifies a special transport need is not being considered as part of this review. 

The Department is hoping to work closely with parents, pupils and schools as it takes forward the review.

The first phase will see the capturing of ideas and views on the current policy and what a potentially new home to school transport policy might look like.  These ideas and views will be captured through responses to an online questionnaire as well as a number of meetings in towns in the coming months.  Information on the time and location of the meetings will be made available through the local press.

I would encourage you to complete the online questionnaire by visiting the Department of Education’s website (https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/articles/home-to-school). Further information that will help you complete the questionnaire is also available on the website.

The Department has stressed that no decisions have been taken on any preferred option for how a home to school transport policy should operate in the future and that not all options that they will be considering would necessarily involve a reduction in expenditure or the number of pupils in receipt of home to school transport.  Any final decisions on changing the policy will be for a future Minister for Education to decide, and it may also require Executive approval.  It is likely that the earliest any agreed change could be introduced would be the beginning of 2021/22 academic year.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M. Quinn
(PRINCIPAL)

Download letter here - Home to School Transport Dec 18.pdf

 

 

12 September 2018

EDUCATION AUTHORITY

NOMINATION OF PARENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS FOR THE TERM OF OFFICE 2018 - 2022

ABBEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Dear Parent/Guardian

You are invited to attend a meeting of parents of pupils in attendance at the above school, to be held in the school on Wednesday 19 September 2018 at 7.00 pm.  Please complete the enclosed reply slip to indicate if you will/will not be attending the meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect parent representatives to the Board of Governors for the term of office 2018 – 2022.   The Board of Governors is an important body responsible for various aspects of the management of the school.   Attached is an information leaflet on the roles and responsibilities of Board of Governors (appendix e).  

The following points should be noted:

1.    both parents of each pupil attending the school are entitled to be present and to vote at the meeting;

2.    each parent is entitled to one vote only in respect of each vacancy;

3.    the Board of Governors has appointed me to act as clerk of the election and chair at the meeting.  A report of the proceedings will be forwarded to the appropriate Education Authority office;

4.    should you wish to nominate a person(s) as parent representative(s), please use the nomination forms provided with this invitation.   After obtaining a seconder (who must be a parent of a child at the school) and the agreement of the candidate (along with their personal statement) (appendix b1) you should return the forms to me not later than Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 12 noon.

5.    please note, in accordance with the Scheme for the Management of Controlled Schools:
a person, other than the principal or a teacher elected in accordance with the relevant provisions of Schedule 4 to the 1986 Order, who is employed for gain solely in the school for the purposes of the school or, for the purposes of non-school activities shall not be a member of the Board of Governors of the school.


I would encourage all parents to play an active part in school life and hope you will be able to attend this important meeting.

Yours faithfully

Mrs M Quinn
Clerk of the Election

The full letter can be viewed and downloaded from following this link.  Parents Information Pack - BoG Elections.pdf

Parent Council

• Content to follow

Pastoral Care

As an inclusive, caring and child centred school Abbey Community College enhances and supports the personal, social and academic development of each individual student in all aspects of College life. All staff play an important role, both within and beyond the classroom, in ensuring that all students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential regardless of ability or background.

An Induction Programme for Year 8 students in the summer term before they enrol at Abbey Community College eases the transition from primary school and helps them to begin making friends. This continues in September to help students familiarise themselves with facilities on site and build relationships with staff and their peers.

Post 16 Mentors attached to each class provide valuable support and guidance for student in the first weeks and months.

Each student will have a Class Tutor who meets them daily and is the first point of contact for parents. A Head of School and Head of Year monitors and supports all aspects of student progress and development.

Drugs Education

The Drugs Education policy and programme will ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills to enable them to make safe and healthy lifestyle choices both during their time at school and in the future.

Examinations Summer 2019

Exam Week W/C Monday 03/06/2019

Formal school exams will take place during the week beginning Monday 03/12/18, the schedule below indicates the days and times when you need to attend school to complete your exams. You need only be in school on the days you have exams, the other days should be used for revision and preparation. Each day school will start at 09:00 and school buses will be available to transport pupils into school. Pupils will complete all exams in their normal class groups and they will remain in the same classroom each day. There will be a short break after each exam has finished. School will end on each day at 11:45; there will be no school buses or canteen lunches available on these days but the canteen will operate as normal over break.
Please make sure arrangements have been made to collect pupils from school at the end of each exam day.
The importance of proper revision and preparation for all school exams cannot be underestimated as they provide important information to teachers concerning progress and understanding as well as a vital opportunity for pupils to judge their own progress and celebrate success. Please make sure you come fully prepared for each exam bring spare pens, pencils, ruler, rubber and a calculator.

Year 8 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil y08)

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Year 9 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil y09)

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Year 10 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil y10)

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Year 11 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil y11)

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Year 12 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil yr12)

 

Year 13 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil yr13)

 

Year 14 Summer exams timetable 2019 (download exam pupil yr14)

 

 

 

 



 

Year 12 GCSE Revision

The entire set of revision timetables can be downloaded from here Study Timetable 09_05_18.pdf

WEEK 1
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WEEK 2

WEEK 3
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WEEK 4
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WEEK 5
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Year 14 Revision

The entire set of revision timetables can be downloaded from here Yr14 exam timetable 2018 1 PDF.pdf

WEEK 1
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WEEK 2
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WEEK 3
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WEEK 4
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WEEK 5
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Mobile Phone Policy

MOBILE PHONES/DEVICES

Abbey Community College recognises mobile phones/devices as being an integral part of youth culture.  However, the duty of care for each and every child in the school is paramount and this policy will attempt to weigh the balance between child protection and the safe use of mobile phones/devices in school.  The following is a synopsis of the Policy, the full policy is available on the website or from the school office on request.

Definitions:

Camera phone:  A mobile phone or device which can record still and/or moving images and audio recordings.
Text bullying:  The use of text, picture or video clip to harass or bully another student either directly to their phone or spread to other phones or internet.
Bluetooth/Infra-red:  Proximity transfer of information between phones using wireless or infra-red technology.
Smart watches:  Watches that have the ability to do everything a mobile phone or device can do.

Mobile phone/devices use in school

  • Students are permitted to carry mobile phones/devices into school, in their bags or internal blazer pocket.
  • Abbey Community College does not accept responsibility for damage to, nor loss of, a mobile phone/device regardless of the circumstances.
  • Mobile phones can only be used to make and receive calls up to 8.45am, during break time and at lunch time.
  • They must not be used in class or in corridors between lessons.
  • Under no circumstances is any student permitted to take a photo/video/sound recording on the school premises.  Students who do this will be the subject of a disciplinary enquiry.
  • Any student found to be up-loading recordings to the Internet depicting the College brand, or involving staff or children in school uniform, will be the subject of a disciplinary enquiry.  The College reserves the right to suspend or expel a student for this action.
  • The use of mobile phones/devices is strictly prohibited in the examination hall.  This means they should be switched off and handed to the Invigilator.  According to exam regulations, if students are found with mobile phones/devices they run the risk of being disqualified from public examinations.

Guidelines on adherence to this policy

  • Students who use their mobile phones/device inappropriately in class will firstly be given a warning and asked to put it away.
  • If a student continues to use their phone/device inappropriately in class he/she will have it confiscated until the end of the day.  The phone/device will be sealed in an envelope and left in the school office.
  • If a student refuses to hand over the phone/device the teacher will make a direct referral to the Head of Year.
  • Where a student has used their phone/device inappropriately (taking photos, videos etc) the Head of School or Deputy Principal will be informed.  The phone will be held and a letter issued to the Parent/Guardian.  The phone will be returned to the Parent/Guardian at an arranged interview.
  • Serious inappropriate use of mobile phones/devices may result in the involvement of the PSNI or Social Services.

Advice to parents

Please avoid communicating with your child on their mobile phones during the day.  If there is an emergency situation where you must contact your child at any time, please phone the school on 90 867431 and we will contact your child immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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 PRIVACY NOTICE

 FOR

PUPILS & PARENTS/FAMILIES/CARERS/LEGAL GUARDIANS
REGARDING USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS

 

Version

Date Published

Responsible Officer

1.0

23rd May 2018

Mrs M. Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABBEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PRIVACY NOTICE

For Pupils & Parents/Families/Carers/Legal Guardians

ABOUT US

Abbey Community College is the data controller of the personal information we hold about our pupils and their parents/families/carers/legal guardians. This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use the personal information which we collect.

We are required under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.

We collect and use pupil information under the Education Act (Northern Ireland) 2014 and other legislation.  You may find the specific legislation at https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/department-education-legislation.

The majority of pupil information you provide to us is information which you are legally obliged to provide but some pupil information is provided to us on a voluntary basis. When collecting information from you we will inform you whether you are required to provide certain pupil information to us or if you have a choice in this.

This notice applies to prospective, current and former pupils and their families/carers/legal guardians and those applying for a place at the school and their families/carers/legal guardians. We may update this notice at any time but if we do so, we will inform you as soon as reasonably practicable.

It is important that you read and retain this notice, together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal information about you, so that you are aware of how and why we are using such information and what your rights are under the GDPR.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice or how we handle personal information, please contact the Principal who will deal with your query.

The Principal can be contacted in writing at Abbey Community College, 100, Bridge Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0EA, by telephone on 028 90867431 or by email at info@abbeycommunitycollege.newtownabbey.ni.sch.uk.

Our Data Protection Officer is The Education Authority[1]and it monitors the school’s data protection procedures to ensure they meet the standards and requirements of the GDPR]. Please contact Mrs M. Quinn, Data Protection Officer as outlined in the previous paragraph.



[1] This wording should be included only where the school has entered into an agreement with EA for EA to act as the School’s Data Protection Officer.

Please download the full Privacy Notice  from the link provided below.
Privacy Notice - Pupils and Parents_Families_Carers_Legal Guardians.pdf