Our Home School Agreement
Realize and reach for their dreams and aspirations
Achieve high levels of success by completing all class and homework to the best of their ability
Be ready to learn; on time, with all the correct equipment
Build friendships and memories
Seize opportunities to develop their skills, talents, and leadership experience
Participate fully in school life
Take risks in their learning by persevering and finding solutions to challenges
Demonstrate courtesy, care, and consideration to all
Allow themselves and others to learn in every lesson
Be excellent ambassadors both in and outside of school
Wear the school uniform correctly and with pride
The school will
Recognise students’ effort, achievement, and success in all activities, and care and helpfulness in the community
Provide high quality teaching across the whole curriculum
Develop students’ confidence and self-belief and help them to achieve their dreams
Support students’ learning throughout their education with a range of strategies
Develop students’ talents and abilities across the whole curriculum
Enable opportunities for students to be curious, life-long learners
Communicate regularly on progress, attendance, achievement and barriers to learning
Know every student, listen and provide care to support them in becoming responsible citizens
Expect students to attend regularly, on time and in full uniform
Parents & carers will
Support their child’s success by ensuring they complete homework to the best of their ability
Ensure their child is ready to learn every day; attending regularly and on time
Be as involved as possible with the school by attending relevant meetings and events across each stage of their child’s education
Recognise the achievements of their child
Encourage them to participate fully in school life
Seek early support whenever there are any worries about their child
Be open to creative ways of managing challenges that may arise
Ensure the school are aware of any factors that may affect their child’s ability to learn and their well-being
Recognise the achievements of their child and help manage any challenges
Ensure their child wears the correct school uniform
Rewards and Sanctions
All rewards and sanctions are allocated on our MIS Arbor so that parents and students can see a full picture of behaviour at school.
We aim to recognise effort and academic achievement, success in a range of activities, and care and helpfulness in the school community.
- Praise and recognition from staff members to acknowledge contributions
- Credits awarded under the categories of Aspire, Innovate and Respect
- Certificates and Awards for success in specific activities
- Annual Awards including those for Attendance and Punctuality
- Postcards and Letters Home recognising excellent effort and achievement
- Headteacher’s Tea for excellent work, nominated by teachers
- Privileges such as Lunch Passes to go the front of the queue in The Observatory
We expect students to show courtesy, care and consideration to all members of the community and to adhere to the school rules. Any choice not to comply will result in consequences.
Sanctions can include
- Learning Discussions
- Detentions for 1 hour
- Monitoring Reports to Tutors, Heads of Year or a member of the Senior Leadership Team
- Withdrawal of privileges such as social time
- Community Service
- Suspensions– temporary from lessons with Heads of Year; to another school or a Fixed Term Exclusion (FTE) from school for up to 5 days
- In extreme cases, Permanent Exclusion (automatic for dealing in illegal drugs for profit)
Support for Learning
We recognise that some students will find school challenging because of circumstances beyond their control. To support them during these periods, we have systems in place to ensure they are referred in a timely manner.
Emotional Support is offered to students via referral – this can include external agencies – where there is an underlying concern that needs discussion and students needs regular check-ins (often weekly) to support them through a difficult period. Sessions typically last for six to eight weeks.
Counselling is offered to students through staff referral or self-referral. Sessions are not limited to a set number of sessions. Instead counsellors respond according to student need. We work with two fully qualified counsellors from Relate Counselling who are experienced at working with young people of secondary school age. The service is confidential.
The School Nurse Service is available to students via via referral by a member of the Year Team.
Peer-Mentoring is offered to students who need guidance from other young people. Often this is to support their transition into secondary school but is available at any time on their Carrington journey. Our current Peer mentors are from Year 9 and Year 11 and are working with Year 7 to support their transition
Volunteer Support from SparkFish (based centrally in Redhill) who join us at lunchtime and create a supportive and friendly environment in which students can play games and discuss topics of their choice. They also support students via a mentoring programme either 1:2:1 or in small groups.
YMCA support our students on two days a week. Wellbeing Co-ordinator and a Youth Work Mentor see up to 10 students on a referral basis. We also have a two Year Groups who work with WAVES in group-work sessions.
BeMe Project support once a week – wo groups across two Year Groups on building self-esteem and confidence through a structured programme.