Uniform and equipment are checked every day at the start of tutor time. It is important that students are equipped with two pens, a pencil, a ruler and their knowledge organiser folder. This ensures that each student can engage fully in each lesson with no unnecessary interruptions.
Equipment can be purchased in the Learning Centre or is free at Breakfast Club in the Upper Site Hall for PP students.
Learning time is precious! Our clear and consistent routines ensure learning time is productive and positive. Students are trained to take their seat, get out their equipment and begin the starter activity within 30 seconds of entering the room.
Each child is provided with a Knowledge Organiser which will be their primary resource for homework and lessons. The knowledge organiser instructions below clearly shows how students should use their Knowledge Organiser to self-quiz at home. Students are taught to focus on three specific self-quizzing techniques; writing a quiz, duel coding and mind mapping. This independent study is followed by low-stakes quizzes in class and tutor time, something that is essential for building student confidence in their own academic success.
If a Knowledge Organiser is lost or damaged a new one should be purchased from the Learning Centre for £1.
To complement the curriculum, tutor groups read three novels a year together. These books are carefully selected to enhance students’ cultural knowledge and understanding.