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Business studies - A study of Highgate Wood School as a business.

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Business studies Assignment A: Introduction: I have chosen Highgate Wood School as a business that I'm going to investigate. Highgate Wood is a popular co-educational school of 1200 students. The school's basic aim is to create a positive and structured learning environment, which enables every student to develop to their full potential. Highgate wood school have recently became Performing Art College. The life of the school benefits from the rich cultural and linguistic mix of its students. In recent years the school has played a leading part in Haringey's Education Business Partnership and developed its own planned programme of work experience for students. At Highgate Wood School the education of every student is held to be of equal value. The school as hole has its objective and aims that are as follow: * The provision of creative aesthetic experience and, * The exploration and realisation ideals and aspiration. * The requisition of seatrain skills and attitudes and of a number of concepts. The school also try to find the perfect surrounding which the student can: * Reach the highest position of academic achievement. * Have confident in them. * Feel valued and value others. * Be able to feel secure and, * Understand the consequence of self-discipline. ...read more.


By using new telephone technology we could maximize telephone skills and show customers your care! Student and teacher care policy: Student and teacher should respect each other's policy and if they're any unpleasant behaviour from the student, teachers should inform the parent about it either through sending a letter or by discussing the case face-to-face and some thing should be done towards that. Assignment A: Improving one functional area Administration: * Making sure that late student sign on the registration book and informing the parent about the student lateness and with any unpleasant behaviour or a brief explanation of the lateness or absence if the person was sick the a letter from your doctor stating type and the period of sickness. * Ensuring that all record detail is up-to-date and they are recorded on the computer. E.g. that could be done double-check them or by asking the student for any changes in their detail and pass it on to the admin every 2-3 month. * Ensuring that messages get passed on. E.g. sending some one to make sure that the massage is delivered and received at the same time. * Clear discipline systems and procedures and that could be improved having regular meetings to discuss about the systems, procedures and for any changes that might accrue Evaluation of different type of communication: Memo: Memos are used to communication within the school E.g. ...read more.


People that are interested ring or write to the administration, the administration send off information and receive applications, after that it gets collected and placed in Ms Austin pigeon hole she then discuses it with the subject department and the best ones are called for an interview. The admin then writes back for an interview. After the interview the best one is chosen and the others are rejected. Finally a memo is send to the finance department setting out the pay roll details of the new staff. This work could not completed without admin, finance and the senior manager team working together. Another example of different areas working together: If there is a fight between two students in the school teachers will have to stop that and tries to solve the problem, but if the matter was serious and on of the student got heart then, well fair department will check on the student. Then the teacher will discuss the mater with the head of year and might have to ask the administration to phone or send a letter to the parents however if it gets even worse it will then be passed on to the senior manager and then the student might get dismissed form the school for a certain time. 1 ...read more.

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