Outstanding Pastoral Support at all Key Stages We pride ourselves on providing positive and pro-active pastoral care to all students in all year groups. KEY STAGE 3 All year 7 pupils join one of three Junior Houses – Aldrin, Armstrong or Gagarin. They stay in this house, with the same tutor and tutor group, for years 7, 8 and 9. The house system is designed to give pupils a feeling of belonging to a closely knit community. The form tutor is very important as they see pupils twice a day for registration and teach them once a week in Tutorial. They have a central role in linking with subject teachers, promoting good behaviour and tracking progress. The Head of House and Form tutors are the first points of contact for parents. The tutor has close links with the parents through tutor based parents’ evenings and the school planner. The Heads of House are: Aldrin – Mr Devey Armstrong – Mrs Anderson Gagarin – Miss Fleetham At Egglescliffe the Houses are accommodated in discreet blocks which have social areas with lockers for pupils, dining rooms and study rooms. Assemblies are held in House blocks every morning and pupils eat their lunch in their House block. A variety of House activities are held during the year, strengthening the sense of identity pupils have with their House block. KEY STAGE 4 In years 10 and 11 pupils move to the Senior Houses, Lovell and Tereshkova. In this House block they will move to a different form class and have a new form tutor for the two years. The form tutor is very important as they see pupils twice a day for registration and teach them once a week in Tutorial. They have a central role in linking with subject teachers, promoting good behaviour and tracking progress. The tutor teams in each of these Houses are experienced in guiding and supporting students through their GCSE examinations and preparing them for post-16 education or training. The Heads of House are: Lovell – Mrs Wright / Mrs Law Tereshkova – Mr Scaife SIXTH FORM In years 12 and 13 pupils move into the Sixth Form. Students are placed into new form groups, along with students from other schools, with a form tutor who has experience of guiding students through university application, alternative higher education routes or routes to employment. Head of Sixth Form – Mr Gratton Assistant Head of Sixth – Miss Crook and Mrs Dunnakey The School Day As of September 2015: Activities Time Registration / Assembly / Accelerated reader 8:55 – 9:15 Period 1 9:15 – 10:15 Break 10:15 – 10:30 Period 2 10:30 – 11:30 Period 3 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:10 Period 4 1:10 – 2:10 Period 5 2:10 – 3:10 Enrichment activities begin 3:10 BEFORE SCHOOL Many of our students arrive on site prior to the official start of the school day to take part in a wide range of enrichment activities in the PE and Music departments. We encourage all of our students to get involved with the various clubs, activities and projects that take place before, during and after school to enrich their educational experience. REGISTRATION All students will register with their form tutor from 8.55 until 9.15. In this time they will be involved in developing a wide range of valuable educational experiences such as collective worship in assembly,developing literacy skills, contributing to class discussions and Accelerated Reading programme. LESSONS Pupils move around the school site to their lessons. Therefore, they will need to quickly become familiar with the site and become skilled in organisation to ensure they have the correct equipment on the right days. Lessons last for one hour and all students will be actively learning; consequently they must come to school prepared to be engaged and committed to learning to maximize the progress they make. LUNCHTIME ARRANGEMENTS Egglescliffe School offers a high quality, progressive catering service. We employ our own catering staff and we have invested heavily to ensure that we deliver the best catering service for our students. The kitchens have been up-graded and our dining rooms are completely refurbished. The food is all prepared on the premises, using local suppliers. Menus are varied and in line with the government’s drive on healthy eating. We operate a cashless payment system for school meals. Every pupil has an account into which parents can pay:- By cash which will be put into a revaluation unit in each houseblock By using Parentmail on the internet. A biometric system reads each pupil’s thumbprint at the till points. This is a secure system which speeds up queues at the tills. The food we serve is healthy and excellent value. Pupils can purchase a two course hot meal for £2.30 which consists of a main course and soup or pudding. A range of snacks and light meals are available together with Meal Deals which pupils can pre-order at break time. We do not serve fizzy drinks and drinking water is available, at no cost, in houseblocks. Consequently pupils do not need to go out of school at lunch time. Pupils will only be allowed to have a lunch pass if we have written permission from parents, we are certain that pupils live in Eaglescliffe and they can go home for lunch. As the lunch break is 40 minutes we do not anticipate many pupils going home at lunch time. Pupils may bring a packed lunch and these are eaten in supervised rooms. AFTER SCHOOL A large number of our students are involved in a wide range of enrichment activities after school. Sport, drama, music, charity events, revision classes and so on all take place so although the school day officially finishes at 3.10, the school site is exceptionally busy until early evening.