Contact Us

 

New Mills School welcomes your questions, comments and suggestions.

If there is any issue or query that you would like to discuss please contact us on 01663 743284 or email  enquiries@newmillsschool.co.uk

If you wish to contact our SENCO, Mrs Winterbottom, please email jwinterbottom@newmillsschool.co.uk

If you would like to request a paper copy of the information on the school website please contact us on 01663 743284 or email enquiries@newmillsschool.co.uk 

During term time the office hours are 8:30 am - 4:00 pm Monday to Friday.
Outside of these hours and during holidays you are welcome to leave a message on our answering machine.

Guidelines for Parental Communication with School

I know class teachers are very busy. Is it ok to contact them?

Yes, it is absolutely fine to contact a class teacher if you need to. We only ask that you respect the fact that most teachers teach around 200 students and cannot, therefore, realistically enter into a detailed dialogue over a prolonged period of time with individual parents. The vast majority of instances where parents need to contact teachers can be dealt with via a quick email exchange, so feel free to do this in the first instance. Please also note that, we do not expect teachers to reply to messages outside of working hours.

Can't I just contact the Headteacher if I've got a problem?

Yes, you are always welcome to contact the Headteacher if you feel you need to (by emailing the Headteacher's PA, via head@newmillsschool.co.uk or calling (01663 743284). At the same time, parents will appreciate that in many circumstances it may be more appropriate for another member of staff who has a more detailed knowledge of the issue to respond in the first instance.

How quickly can I expect a response to my queries?

Ordinarily, you can expect a response within three working days.

How do I know who is the best person to contact?

The table below is intended to help parents with information about who to contact in certain, common scenarios. If you are unsure about who to contact, we recommend you call the main school reception on 01663 743284, where our staff will be able to point you in the right direction.

 Is there anything else I should bear in mind?

The only other thing we would say is that we understand that sometimes parents or carers may be frustrated about issues that arise and we will always do our best to solve these. Equally, we would much prefer parents or carers to contact us directly with concerns rather than raise them on social media before we have had the chance to respond. At the same time, please understand our staff are trying to resolve your concern and therefore any communication that is sent should not be rude, abusive or aggressive. We do not expect staff to respond to inappropriate communication.

Issue

Who to contact

How

Any safeguarding concern

Mr Withers, Assistant Headteacher  

Via reception 01663 743284

iwithers@newmillsschool.co.uk    

Welfare concerns e.g. Friendship issues, cyber bullying or questions about uniform 

The first point of contact would be your child’s tutor or the Year Manager for your child’s year group.  

Year 7 Mrs Johnston

mjohnston@newmillsschool.co.uk

Year 8 & 9 Mr Bailey

mbailey@newmillsschool.co.uk

Year 10 &11 Mrs James

ejames@newmillsschool.co.uk  

Concerns about your child's progress in a particular subject or homework

The class teacher initially, but please contact the Faculty Team Leader for the subject team if this does not resolve the issue.

Email enquires@newmillsschool.co.uk and in the title please write the name of the teacher concerned.

Questions about special educational needs

Ms J Winterbottom, SENCO

Email jwinterbottom@newmillsschool.co.uk

Questions about school transport

Mrs J Charles, Facilities Manager  

Email jcharles@newmillsschool.co.uk  

Reporting absence or other queries relating to attendance

Mrs J Donnelly, Student Support Manager

Email studentabsence@newmillsschool.co.uk

Questions about hiring our premises

Mr G Cash,  School Business Manager

Email gcash@newmillsschool.co.uk

Questions about exams

Mrs A Hesford, Exams Officer  

Email ahesford@newmillsschool.co.uk