The school aims to promote good pastoral relationships between students and their tutor. A student is placed into a carefully selected tutor group in either Key Stage 3 or 4 depending on their age. The form tutor will be the first point of contact for a parent wishing to discuss their child. Teaching Assistants are valuable members of the team and are well placed to offer individual support to a student within a classroom setting or, if appropriate, work on a one to one basis with a young person needing a very high level of support.
Students at Northfield have the right to an education which offers them the best opportunity to attain their potential. Teachers and classroom assistants are here to create the circumstances for this to happen. It is the right of every person here to do these things without being hindered by others. In order for this to happen, it is essential that every one of us follow the instructions below
If a student does not behave appropriately the member of staff will follow the procedure
1. They will ask the student to stop behaving as they are.
2. They will point out to the student that if they don’t stop they will lose points on their daily report sheet.
3. They will inform the student that if the behaviour continues they may be withdrawn from class.
4. They will call for support and have the student removed from class
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO:
Be in class on time
Remain in class all lesson
Complete work set
Be in uniform
Have a note if they are out of class
Respect others and their property
Carry and fill in a report sheet
Address Staff property
Act in a manner, which does not endanger you or others
Remain on the School Site
Remove outdoor clothing
STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO:
Use verbal abuse
Use physical violence
Endanger themselves or others
Disrupt others education
Use threatening behaviour
Steal or damage property
Engage in sexual or racist behaviour
Have facial piercing
Bring chewing gum to school
PROHIBITED ITEMS AND SEARCHING
The School acts in association with the document “Searching, screening and confiscation - Advice for headteachers, school staff and governing bodies” - February 2014. If staff suspect a pupil has brought a prohibited item to school then they may be searched and the item confiscated. Such items are:
Lighters / matches
Phones are not permitted in school except for some Year 11 students who may bring them in as a privilege. Year 11 are permitted to bring them in to school providing:
- they hand them in on arrival at school,
- they walk to school or they are in a taxi on their own or they travel on public transport to school.
Student who share a taxi with other students or are not in Year 11 may not bring a phone to school.
The school accepts no responsibility for any damage or loss of phones brought into school by students.