Pupils Progress Monitoring Rewards

Twice each term, every child in the school is awarded a score for their attitude to learning and effort in homework by each of their teachers, which are based upon the descriptions in your child’s Assertive Mentoring folder. At the end of every term, the pupils whom staff deem to be working within the school’s expectations will be rewarded by being allowed to watch a film in the hall as well as being offered a drink and snack. For those pupils who are deemed to be working beneath the schools expectations, regular lessons will be attended.

As you are aware, the vast majority of our pupils work well in lessons; however, we hope that pupils will strive to achieve their very best and, for that reason, it has been decided that, for this term, the percentage of pupils being rewarded will be around the 60% mark. As you know, our monitoring system has been revised during the year and now, pupils considered to be ‘passive’ learners, will be awarded 2 points whereas, in the past, they might have been awarded 1. Hopefully, this will be clear; however, should you require further explanation then please contact your child’s Form Tutor of any member of the Pastoral Team on the usual telephone number.

3. A RELUCTANT LEARNER Demonstrates a negative attitude to learning, poor personal organisation and is reluctant to participate in lessons. Produces work that is below their level of ability and regularly needs bringing back to task.Work rate is slow and homework is often lacking.Lacks self discipline and finds work challenging. They regularly affect the learning of others with low-level disruption and shows a lack of respect for others’ ideas and viewpoints.Is reluctant to engage with written and verbal feedback from staff.Has a limited response to support from staff.
2. A COMPLIANT LEARNER Demonstrates a passive attitude to learning, adequate personal organisation and participates in lessons occasionally Works to a standard appropriate to their ability and follows instructions.Completes class work and homework activities to a basic standard relative to ability.Is able to work without disrupting the learning of others and listens to others’ ideas and views.Shows minimal engagement with written feedback from staff.Accepts support from teaching staff but does not seek it.
1. A COMMITTED LEARNER Demonstrate a positive attitude to learning, has good personal organisation and is involved in lessons. Works hard and takes pride in their work. Responds to instructions and requests. Completes class work and homework to a good standard relative to their ability.Is self-motivating and able to work with other pupils, showing respect for their ideas and views.Responds to targets and engages with written and verbal feedback from staff.Responds well to support and challenge from staff.
E. AN INDEPENDENT LEARNER Demonstrates an excellent attitude to all aspects of learning, has excellent personal organisation and participates constructively in all lessons.Works consistently hard and to the best of their ability. Their conduct is impeccable.Shows willingness to extend their learning and displays curiosity for knowledge. Works collaboratively with other pupils showing respect for their ideas and views.Demonstrates a determination to improve, responds to targets and engages with written and verbal feedback from staff.Demonstrates resilience and thrives on challenge.

The School Day

The school operates a five lesson day, with one morning break and one hour for lunch.

A warning bell rings at 8:50am ready for the school day which begins at 8:55am.

Registration 8:55am 9:00am
Behaviour Curriculum / Year Group Assemblies 9:00am 9:20am
Lesson 1 9:20am 10:15am
Lesson 2 10:15am 11:10am
Break 11:10am 11:30am
Lesson 3 11:30am 12:25pm
Lunch 12:25pm 1:25pm
Afternoon Registration and Reading / Overlearning 1:25pm 1:45pm
Lesson 4 1:45pm 2:40pm
Lesson 5 2:40pm 3:40pm


The school day ends at 3:40pm.

During the normal school week, 25 hours are spent teaching and this includes the teaching of Religious, Personal and Social Education but excludes registration and breaks.


Classroom Equipment

Your basic classroom equipment should include...

  • A good quality ballpoint pen (or fountain pen)
  • Set of coloured pencils
  • Pencil
  • Green Pen
  • Eraser
  • 30cm ruler
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Glue stick
  • Pair of compasses
  • Set square
  • Protractor
  • Basic calculator for KS2 pupils and scientific calculator for KS3 pupils
  • A4 ring binder and plastic wallets
  • Pencil case or tin clearly labelled with your name

Equipment is available to purchase from the school shop via ParentPay - items purchased will be delivered to pupils in their classroom.

Class Rules

  • We arrive promptly and calmly to lessons and always bring the right equipment.
  • We show respect for everyone, their opinions and possessions.
  • We listen carefully to others without interrupting.
  • We contribute positively in all lessons at the appropriate time.
  • We try our best and, by behaving well, we allow others to work well too.