We place a very high value on enabling our pupils to develop into happy, well-rounded people who are stretched to achieve their best. Pupils are placed in mixed ability tutor groups and each subject sets pupils according to ability at an appropriate time. Setting in English, Maths and Modern Languages takes place early in Year 7. The role of tutors is important in supporting the personal, social and academic development of pupils. Tutors act as academic mentors to their tutees, analysing their working, attainment and attitude levels three times a year (often with parents) and setting appropriately challenging targets.
There is a programme for personal development learning delivered through the drama curriculum in lower school. The Personal Social and Health Education programme is delivered by a specialist team throughout the school and they are supported by tutors in tutor time. It is intended that tutors remain with their group throughout their time in school.
The oversight of the care of pupils is the responsibility of the five year leadership teams and the Deputy Head. The pastoral team maintains close liaison with educational welfare services and parents to ensure as much co-operation and support as possible. The school is open to parents at any time of the day so there are considerable opportunities for parental involvement.
We are very keen that pupils who are new to the school are well looked after. We have peer supporters who are older pupils trained to support their younger counterparts when they join the school and who stay with their tutor group throughout the first year. We are in close contact with all the feeder schools and at least one member of staff will visit each child in each school before they join us.
Updated: 4th January 2021 9:00pm Further to the Government announcement this evening, please note that we will continue with our plans to welcome our critical worker and vulnerable students back to school tomorrow. If parents would like to advise of any changes to this group, please contact Mr Bettiss at firstname.lastname@example.org. All other students will be working remotely from home … Continue reading
Earlier this term The Romsey School went through the rigorous process of selecting its team of Senior Prefects from the pool of Year 11 students that achieved Prefect status in the Summer Term. Students were firstly nominated by their peers and then invited to an interview where they were put through their paces by an interview panel which included Headteacher … Continue reading
Dear All, The Art department are proud to share with the school community a gallery of art work produced by students in yr7-9. At the start of this academic year, pupils were asked to create a piece of art work in response to their shoes. They were asked to consider the formal qualities of their shoes (line/ shape/ colour/ texture/ pattern) … Continue reading
Dear Parents and Students, Update from Water Issue: Further to our incident on Friday, we are happy to report that as of Sunday 2.45pm, the school is dry and ready for learning tomorrow. A massive thank you must go to the caretaking and cleaning team, who have been in all over the weekend, drying the school out and getting it … Continue reading
Good Afternoon Students and Parents As students will be aware, we have had some challenges in school today with a water issue in Main Block due to the inclement weather. This has resulted in some minor flooding throughout Main Block, and as a result we changed various rooms, closed down classrooms and kept students in their Period 2 lesson to … Continue reading