School Day

Here at Herne Bay High School, our day is usually split into six fifty-five minute periods with a 10-minute mentoring session at the beginning and end of every day; on a Wednesday our day has five forty-five minute periods.

Throughout the school day a student will be electronically registered 8 times

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday:

08:00

Restaurant open for breakfast service

08:35

Assembly / Mentor Time

08:45

Period 1

09:40

Period 2

10:35

Morning Break

10:55

Period 3

11:50

Period 4

12:45

Lunch Break

13:25

Period 5

14:20

Period 6

15:10

Mentor Time

15:20

End of the School Day Students are dismissed between 15:20 and 15:25

 

Extra curricular activities will be available until 16:30

Wednesday

08:00

Restaurant open for breakfast service

08:35

Assembly / Mentor Time

08:45

Period 1

09:30

Period 2

10:15

Period 3

11:00

Morning Break

11:20

Period 4

12:05

Period 5

12:50

Students are dismissed at 12:50, 13:30 or 15:00 depending what parents have notified the school

From the start of the 2019 academic year in September, the school moved to a two-week timetable for students, along with the above changes to timings of the school day.

We invite you to watch this short video, during which Mr Boyes outlines the changes and what they mean for students and parents.

The new structure of the school day

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

Wednesday

Parents will need to notify the school of normal student preferences for Wednesday afternoon; this preference can be changed, but parents will need to notify the school of the change.

What do these changes mean for students and parents?

There will be slightly less mentor time for students each week; however, students will receive 25 minutes more teacher-led lesson time each week.

Students are expected to be at school on time and students arriving after 08:40 will be marked as late and receive appropriate behaviour sanctions.

There will be no reduction in the provision of after-school clubs and activities.

Certain year groups will be able to receive extra support on a Wednesday afternoon to prepare for GCSE and A-Level exams; plus there will be the opportunity for the school to offer extra support and interventions to certain students on occasions during the year.

Why did we make these changes

These changes enable us to provide a better quality of education to every student that attends Herne Bay High.

The Two Week Timetable

Students follow a two weel timetable here at Herne Bay High. Following a 'Week A' and 'Week B' structure; there are definite changes to each week and lessons may not happen at the same time on consecutive weeks.

This ensures we are able to continue to offer the same broad and balanced curriculum that is already available to every student at Herne Bay High. There is less chance of split classes and the school is able to include curriculum areas that are important to whole child development, eg PSHE in all year groups.
In addition, we are able to increase curriculum time for PE; balance the needs of Dance/Drama and Sport; whilst ensuring that core subjects see students every day with most subject areas receiving more curriculum time than at present.

What does this mean for students and parents?

Students need to be well organised to ensure they are prepared for the school day. This includes knowing which week of the timetable is currently running and ensuring that homework is completed on time and the correct equipment (including PE kit) is brought to school on the correct day. 

Mr Boyes' Letter to Parents
pdf
Mr Boyes' presentation to students about the chang
pptx