A range of strategies are in place in school to ensure pupils are listened to and supported. A School’s Council meets on a regular basis to raise issues with the Headmaster and his Leadership Team. A professional Counselling Service supports our school’s strong Pastoral Team and trained Trust Pupils mentor those who may need guidance or help, whether it be required in the short or longer term. In-school counselling is also provided by specialist staff. Pupils are encouraged to support the school’s code of conduct. This and the basic rules and regulations are consistently reinforced through Assemblies and in Form Class time.
As well as the normal reporting system the school operates an incentive scheme to encourage pupils to uphold and promote the school’s ethos. Progress in this is reported on 5 times in the year and success in the scheme leads to the presentation of Bronze, Silver and Gold Star Awards at the end of the school year.
As well as the pastoral and academic, the general welfare of pupils is well catered for. The school has won the Health Promoting Schools Award for the past 6 years and takes this aspect of a pupil’s school life seriously too.
The school’s behaviour management policy is both fair and considered. We expect high standards of personal and social conduct to be promoted as much by our pupils as it is by our staff. Breaches in these standards are dealt with reasonably and fairly using punishments such as after school detention, suspension from class or from school. We seek to keep parents informed and involved at all times in this process.