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Expectations and Rules

Egglescliffe is one of only two 11-18 schools in Stockton. This makes it special. An 11-18 environment ensures positive role models for younger pupils and it helps to create a more mature ethos in which hard work and high levels of achievement dominate. We are very proud of our sixth form students who, not only perform well academically, but also add a tremendous dimension to many whole school activities. The sixth form curriculum is wide ranging, with over 20 Advanced level courses, and most students progress to Higher Education. Please ask for the Sixth Form prospectus.

Home Learning

We believe it is important for all pupils to develop the capacity to work and learn on their own. Home learning is set regularly by all subject areas, in accordance with a timetable drawn up at the beginning of each year. The amount of home learning set increases as pupils get older.

To inform parents of the home learning set, each pupil has a Planner in which details of the home learning are recorded. The planner is a vital link between home and school. Parents are encouraged to record any anxieties about school life and to sign the planner every week. The tutor will also sign the planner and messages can be sent home in this way. In addition to this all pupils and parents have an account with Show My Homework (put link). This gives detail of all home learning that has been by subject teachers. Both pupils and parents are encouraged to use this site to support learning away from the classroom. The PowerPoint below explains how parents can use Show My Homework to support their child’s learning.

Show My Homework information for Parents.

Equipment

In order for pupils to take responsibility for their own learning they must have the right equipment. Please ensure that your son or daughter has the following:-

Pen, pencil, pencil sharpener, ruler, rubber, coloured pencils, compasses, protractor, calculator and reading book.

Students need to ensure they are organised and bring the correct equipment and books to school each day.

Mobile Phone Rules

Mobile phones, tablets, smartwatches and electronic music players cause difficulties and disruption both in lessons and around school. Because of this we insist all students meet the following expectations:

  • Mobile phones, tablets and music players are switched off before the student is on site.

  • Mobile phones, tablets and music players must not be seen or heard at any point during the school day on school site.

  • Egglescliffe School is a no mobile phone site-students should not switch their phones on until they have left the premises.

     

Sanctions for failing to follow rules

If a mobile phone, tablet or music player is seen or heard whilst the student is on school site the following sanctions will be enforced:

Stage 1- First confiscation

  • The phone/tablet/music player will be confiscated and retained in the school safe for the day.

  • The student will be an issued an after-school detention with their Head of House.

  • Parents/carers will need to collect the phone from the school (the reception is open from the hours of 8.15am until 4pm).

     

Stage 2- Subsequent confiscations

  • The phone/tablet/music player will be confiscated and retained in the school safe for the day.

  • The student will be issued three after-school detentions with their Head of House.

  • Parents/carers will need to collect the phone from the school.

  • A meeting will be arranged with parents/carers to discuss the issue

 

Refusal to hand in phone

  • If a student does not hand in a phone/tablet/music player which has been seen or heard then parents will need to attend a meeting with a senior leader.

  • The student will be put in isolation.

  • Failure to follow instructions or follow school rules can result in a fixed term exclusion.

 

Please Note:

Students should not be using their phone during the school day to contact parents about school events or other issues. If a student needs to contact their parents/carers during the school day a phone is available to use in student services during break or lunchtime.

School Uniform

We require all pupils to wear school uniform until they enter the sixth form. The uniform is simple and we do enforce it. Above all, we want pupils to look smart for school and take a pride in their appearance. We need the support of parents to do this properly. A full list of uniform is given with this propectus.

After School Detentions

Teachers set after school detentions for a variety of reasons e.g. a pupil is late with homework-, has failed to complete classwork properly, continually forgets their planner or flouts the uniform rules. Parents will usually be notified 24 hours in advance of the detention. However, the government has given schools the right to enforce detentions without 24 hours notice.

Standards of Behaviour

We expect pupils to behave well and to show tolerance and respect to everyone. Posters explaining our expectations – Code of Conduct, the School Council Bullying Code, Rules and Routines, School Uniform, Home-School Agreement - are displayed in House blocks.

Other Issues

Chewing gum is not allowed on site - it is a health hazard, sticks to clothes and is inappropriate for school. Everybody on site (adults and young people) is asked not to chew gum.


High energy drinks - with high levels of caffeine and taurine, such as Red Bull and Kick, should not be brought into school. These cans are clearly labelled “not suitable for children”.


Large bottles of fizzy drinks - eg Cola should not be brought onto the site and they will be confiscated.


Aerosols are not allowed on site - for health and safety reasons.

 

Above all, we want a positive start to the new term in September. An understanding of the school rules by all parties will set the year off to a crisp, focused beginning which is good for everybody. We do have tremendous support from parents on a range of issues and we all want to see that continue. Thank you for your help with these matters.