Eastbrook School

Secondary Parent

CONTENTS: Welcome – Headteacher’s Letters – Letters Sent HomeTerm DatesAdmissionsAttendance & AbsenceHomeworkOnline Learning & SecurityFree School MealsSchool Menu –  ParentPayFriends of EastbookParent ViewSafeguardingKittle Photographic –  Future First

Welcome To Eastbrook School


I am very proud to be the Headteacher at Eastbrook. Our school community is vibrant and diverse, and everything we do is based on fundamental core values like respect, decency and tolerance.

Our students are wonderful and also very proud of their school; if you would like to visit us to see ‘Eastbrook in action’, please contact the school office and I will arrange for someone to show you around.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Paul Frith – Headteacher

Headteacher’s Letters

Recent letters are listed below:

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Letters Sent Home

Recent letters are listed below.

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Term Dates

Eastbrook Secondary School Day

Admission to Eastbrook

You are very welcome to come to visit us and see the school at any time. If you would like to make an appointment to do this please contact the school on 0203 780 3609 and we will arrange for a senior member of staff to show you around.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Attendance & Absence

All students at Eastbrook School should be aiming for at least 95% attendance.

If your child is absent from school you can email or phone in to provide the reason. Alternatively you should write a note in their planner or a letter of explanation.

Phone number: 0203 780 3609 | Email address: office@eastbrookschool.org.uk

Read more information on how attendance affects your child’s education and how you can help.

Homework

All students at Eastbrook School are expected to read for at least 30 minutes each evening at Secondary.

Books can be borrowed from our school library or from your local library. Regular reading is proven to raise academic standards across all subject areas. Read more about Homework at Eastbrook

Online Learning & Cyber Security

Eastbrook subscribes to many online programs such as Sam Learning, GCSEPod & MyMaths that will help your child work independently or to complete work set by teachers. Visit our online learning page here.

Internet safety is paramount and all internet users need to be aware of the key issues and how to stay safe. We have compiled a list of websites which provide useful information for parents on how to keep their children safe online. View list here.

Exam, Revision, Information & Results

Details on upcoming exams, revision timetables and collecting results can be found here.

Free School Meals

Is your child entitled to Free School Meals?

A number of families do not realise that they are entitled to claim free school meals for their child(ren). If you are receiving the following benefits you WILL be eligible to make a claim: Child Benefit (proof: child benefit letter or recent bank statement). Plus one of the following: Income support, Income based job seekers allowance, Child Tax Credit or Guaranteed part of Pension Credit

If you think you are entitled, ask for a form at the school or visit your local One Stop Shop at Barking Learning Centre or Dagenham Library. Visit the Borough website for more information.

School Menu

Breakfast, break and lunch menus can be found here.

ParentPay

At Eastbrook parents are able to use a secure website called ParentPay to make payments to school online using your credit or debit card. ParentPay is easy-to-use and will offer you the freedom to make online payments whenever and wherever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – safe in the knowledge that the technology used is of the highest internet security available and that funds will reach school safely.

LINKS: Visit ParentPay Website | Read more information about ParentPay

Friends of Eastbrook

‘Friends of Eastbrook’ is a group of teachers, governors and parent/carers who meet regularly to plan and develop a wide range of activities to promote and celebrate the role of Eastbrook School in the local community. We welcome new members. Please contact N.Nicholas the Chair of the Friends of Eastbrook by ringing the school office or emailing NicholasN@eastbrookschool.org.uk

Activities include: – Leading the arrangements for a yearly delivery of Christmas Parcels to elderly residents in our community. – Organising the popular Saturday Boot Fairs held at the school – Hosting Quiz Nights

Parent View & Surveys

Leave feedback about Eastbrook School on Ofsted’s Parent View Website.

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To read more information and see statistics from Eastbrook’s surveys, click here.

Safeguarding at Eastbrook School

Eastbrook School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.This means that we have a comprehensive Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and strong procedures in place which we refer to in our prospectus and here on our web site. All staff (including supply staff, volunteers and governors) ensure that they are aware of these procedures.Parents and carers are encouraged to read the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy which can be found alongside all school policies here.

We are committed to working in partnership and share relevant information with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our students are discussed with parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to their welfare.

Our Designated Safeguarding Officer is Cherelle Hinds, who works closely with the Headteacher, Paul Frith and the Designated Governor for Safeguarding, Gill Ellis.

Kittle Photographic

Please use the Kittle Photographic website to order photos of your child.

Future First

Did you attend Eastbrook School? Then please sign up to our Alumni page. This is a safe secure site administered by ‘Future First. It allows us to keep in touch with you and you with us.