The pastoral ethos of our school is really strong and it something that has been commented on positively by all visitors to our school including Ofsted.
We are a small school where everyone gets to know everyone really quickly. This a strength as we are able to support students and ensure that they are happy and successful, a key factor in making good progress.
Our Vertical Structure and House system is a key part of this. We have four Houses, each led by a student leader team. Houses compete for Housepoints and take part in House competitions. Additionally, each House raises money for their own chosen charity. Within our four Houses are tutor groups that are vertical. This means that there are students from each year group in this tutor group. These tutor groups meet twice daily. There is a strong family ethos of care within these groups, where older students support younger students. There are prefects and peer mentors in each group, as well as a tutor that will stay with the group throughout their time in the school.
The two Learning Mentors in school are there to support students within their two Houses. They are non-teachers and so are available throughout the day for students and parents to talk to and meet with. They work closely with young people with a focus on group and individual support and intervention. The Pastoral Leaders also have two Houses each and work closely with the Learning Mentors, the Deputy Head and the Attendance officer to monitor all Progress, Attendance and Behaviour.
Please click on the following links:
Attendance Overview Click Here
Attendance Leaflet Click Here
Attendance Policy Click Here
Children Missing in Education
The government has brought out new statutory guidance in September 2016 on supporting children missing in education get back into it. Please see the following link:
Children Missing Education – statutory guidance Click Here
Our school rules are relatively simple and focus on all students feeling safe, happy and being ready and able to learn. We reward good behaviour and success and have a behaviour framework that includes support and sanctions.
Please click on the links below:
Anti-bullying Policy Click Here
Behaviour Policy Click Here
Behaviour Level Flow Chart Click Here
Behaviour Procedures Flow Chart Click Here
Rewards for September Click Here
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Headteacher Mr K Howard
Is where final decisions are made.
Two Pastoral Leaders Mrs C Kendall and Mrs S Easterbrook
Who are responsible for monitoring students in their Houses.
Working closely with them are:-
Two Learning Mentors Mrs H Chinnock (Austen and Redgrave) and Mrs C Ripper (Eavis and Piper)
Who are responsible for support and intervention.