Our Sixth Form sets an example to the rest of the school so be a responsible part of our learning community by adhering to the following policies.
General Sixth Form Policies
When you go to a lesson take off your coat, turn off your phone, take out your earphones, get your books, folders and planner ready … Be ready to learn
When you come into school wear your ID, set an example to the other students…Be a responsible part of our learning community
When you are in a study area (SF5, SF6 or the library) work quietly so that others can concentrate…Be ready to study
When you are in a social area (SFCR or Castle Green) keep your feet off the chairs and tables, put your rubbish in the bin, don’t shout or swear… Be kind to each other
Please make sure that you are following all the expectations and procedures:
Full attendance (phone if you are ill) sick line
Don’t be late (sign in if you are) 8.35am is start of registration
Wear your ID card (get a new holder if you need one)
Follow the dress code
Mobile phones should not be visible in the main school.
You can use your phone in the sixth form corridor, SFCR and in Castle Green foyer.
You may not use your phone in lessons, in main street or any other corridors.
If a member of staff asks for your phone because you are using it in the wrong place, give it to them. They will take it to the main office. Politely find out the teachers’ name if you don’t know it. See Mrs Wren or Miss Campbell to get the phone back.
Movement from Year 12 into Year 13
Year 12 students must pass all their current courses at Grade D (for most students this is 4 AS passes) in order to be able to continue into Yr 13.
Btec students must be on Merit grades, or above, with all their work and recommended to go into Yr 13 by their teachers.
We are working hard on supporting high attendance so that students do as well as they can. There are several strategies in use.
Students must contact school using the absence line on every day of absence. On their return to school students must supply a note to their tutor explaining their absence. There are slips for this purpose in the student planners. Students who receive Bursary are not eligible for their weekly payment unless they follow these procedures.
Tutors are using milestone assessment data and their own knowledge of the students to allow students who are successful independent learners the choice of studying at home if they do not have a timetabled lesson. Most year 13 students already have this privilege.
Students who need more support during their study periods are required to be in school instead of going home if they do not have a lesson. Support during study periods will be available if required. Our sixth form student support co-ordinator will be working with students and there is other study support available too.
If we are concerned about a student we will use an attendance card to monitor their attendance. If concerns continue we will contact parents and discuss further support.
Students with 100% attendance in a term will have their achievement acknowledged with a small reward.
We hope that these strategies will show that we are supporting students who need help and allowing mature students to take more responsibility for their learning. We also want to make it clear that attendance is a key factor in success.
What to do if Absent
Reminder that students who are unable to make school must make sure they phone into the sick line (0208 724 1531) on the days they are sick and bring in a letter to confirm their absence on their first day back. Should the student have a medical appointment that is unable to be made outside of school hours the appointment card must be brought to Miss Campbell, Mrs Upton or Mrs Yeaman BEFORE the appointment. Emergency appointments which have no prior notice must have a card given to Miss Campbell, Mrs Upton or Mrs Yeaman on the students return to school.
Should the above guidelines not be followed then students will be marked as unverified absence and this may jeopardise their sixth form place.
To improve punctuality in the morning we are going to use this policy
If you are late in the mornings your tutor will give you a 20 minute detention. This will be recorded with a cfc.
If you miss registration altogether or you hit 3 lates, you will have a 20 minute detention with Miss Campbell/ Mrs Wren. This will be recorded with a cfc. After 1 detention with Miss Campbell/Mrs Wren any more will result in 1 hour. After this a conversation about whether sixth form is a suitable place for you will be had with yourself and parents.
Detentions and cfcs with letters home are not usually used by sixth form tutors as students are usually able to take mature, responsibility for their learning.
There will be dress-code checks at random times
All students should be wearing clothes suitable for a working environment.
No Jeans/ Jeggings/ denim shorts
If wearing leggings – your top needs to cover your bottom!
Boys should have a collared shirt
No large logo’d tops
Do not smoke outside the school. You have to move away from the building (or quit!).
Mr Smith will have a formal meeting with any student who is seen smoking outside the school.
Common Room Use Changes For After School Hours
The common room is a social space within a work environment.
By 4.15 students who are still at school should be
Working in SF5 or SF6
Working in classrooms with subject staff
Exercising in the gym
During Exam times students will be expected to be quietly working in the SFCR by 3.20pm. Students not wishing to work need to vacate the area to allow others to study.
Use of School Gym
ALL students must complete a new induction for the new gym
No changing in the gym
Everyone in the gym should be changed and working
Only students with lessons at JRCS are permitted in there during school time
All students must swipe in before their session at Castle Green Reception and must be out of the gym, with equipment away neatly by 5.00pm
A contract has to be signed with Miss Campbell. After this a gym card is issued, which must be with you when using the gym, along with completing an induction and gaining an additional card from Castle Green.
USB Safety & Security
All USBs brought into school must be “named” by the owner before they are used. This will need to be done at home as students do not have the access in school
No inappropriate material should be stored on USB’s brought into school
Students should make weekly back-ups of important work
Students that find a USB stick in school should hand it in to a member of staff immediately.