‘Pupils are safe and secure and behaviour is good. Pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 and students in the sixth form share a keen desire to do well and they apply themselves with eagerness to their work’. – Ofsted
There are clear links between excellent student behaviour, student achievement and students’ holistic well-being and we want to ensure that we have the best possible behaviour and pastoral systems in place.
Students are placed in a house group when they join the school in year 7 and will remain in this house throughout their journey with us. This helps to create and build a sense of community with house competitions taking place and merits being awarded.
Each form has a form tutor who is the first point of contact for students and who sees them daily. The form tutor plays a key role in looking after the welfare of their students.
Each year group has a head of year who oversees the pastoral care for their year and monitors their progress.
To help enforce behaviour and support pastoral requirements, we have raised the role of the form tutor, restructured the School day and have a Student Well-Being Manager to work as part of the Inclusion Team and Student Support focused on the physical and emotional welfare and well-being of our students.
Student Support Centre
Our Student Support Team is here to ensure the physical and emotional welfare and well-being of our students.
Student Support is available for the students to access Monday to Friday, during school hours. We like to describe it as one of the ‘safe spaces’ in the school, which students come to for a range of reasons.
We can support the boys with issues inside and outside of school that may be affecting their grades and school work, but our area focuses more on them as a person and their emotional wellbeing. We work with students in small groups and through one to one sessions to address issues including bereavement, anger management, bad sleep habits, friendship problems, mediation with staff and other students, problems at home, young carers, substance misuse, self harm and more.
Students can get an appointment for themselves or someone they might be worried about by speaking to their form tutor, their Head of Year, a member of staff they feel comfortable with or by just ‘popping in’. Alternatively, as the first step can be challenging for them, they can email Mrs Yianni and she will get back to them in a discreet way and in a manner that they feel comfortable with.
For more information, please email Mrs Yianni at email@example.com
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Thinkuknow is the online safety education programme from the National Crime Agency.
You’ll find lots of support and advice for young people at www.thinkuknow.co.uk.
Parents and carers: There’s plenty of advice for parents and carers on keeping your child safe online at www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents.
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To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:
- wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
- cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
- make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days
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Guidance on use of face covering when travelling to school or college
Children aged 11 and over are legally required to wear a face covering on public transport in England, unless exempt for health, age or disability reasons.
In accordance with advice from Public Health England, we recommend that local authorities advise children and young people aged 11 and over to wear a face covering when travelling on dedicated school transport, unless they are exempt. Coronavirus (COVID-19) usually spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. When used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.
Schools should support local authorities in promoting the use of face coverings when travelling to and from school, and help them to resolve any issues of non-compliance where appropriate.
The ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ campaign urges everyone to continue to wash their hands, cover their face and make space to control infection rates. The NHS has released a ‘Hands. Face. Space.’ video that may be a useful resource when communicating the importance of wearing a face covering on transport directly to children and young people.
Further information on face coverings can be found in our guidance on transport to school and other places of education: autumn term 2020.
Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline opening hours
The Department for Education coronavirus (COVID-19) helpline remains available to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to education and children’s social care. Please listen carefully to the available options and select the most appropriate to your nursery, school, or college’s current situation.
Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline by calling:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm
Translation of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term
We have translated our guidance for parents and carers with children in nursery, school, or college in the autumn term.
The guidance is available in the following languages:
Please be aware we do not supply any medication to pupils, however if your son(s) need to take medication during the school day please send this in with his name clearly marked and information what time he will need to take his medication. If you would like your son/s to be able to take pain relief or hayfever medication/eye drops whilst in school this can also be handed in to the Upper or Lower School Medical Office with his name on.
We have a number of pupils in school who are highly allergic to nuts. Anaphylactic shock can be a life threatening condition. This occurs when the child comes in to contact with nuts, however slight. As far as practicable, we try to be a nut free school. We ask parents to ensure nuts or nut products are not brought in to school for lunches or snacks – thank you.
We do try and prevent accidents from occurring but unfortunately they do happen from time to time. If we are concerned about your son following an accident and feel they need further treatment we will contact you or your designated emergency contact immediately. In serious cases which thankfully are rare we will call an ambulance.
Please inform us if you change your mobile number so we have the correct emergency details for your son(s).
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For further information, queries or help please contact;
Mrs P Brooks – Welfare & Attendance Officer T: 020 8363 1095 ext 224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org