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.
BTEC Construction On Friday 3rd May four Year 11 BTEC Construction pupils completed and delivered to the Sunlights Nursery a large set of Building blocks for the children to use. This project has been running over the last half term and involved Men’s Shed cutting the wood and my construction young men organizing and delivering many workshop sessions for four … Continue reading
U13 Girls Tennis – The girls kicked off their season in the LTA Team Schools tennis league with a competitive performance against Kings School in Winchester. The format is to play one set of singles and one set of doubles each. The girls took the game to 3 rubbers apiece and force a deciding championship tie break. Unfortunately they narrowly … Continue reading
Southampton Pupils and Parents – The Careers and Apprenticeship Show On Tuesday 14th May Southampton Football Club will play host to THE CAREERS AND APPRENTICESHIP SHOW at St Mary’s Stadium. This is open to pupils and parents from 5.00pm until 7.00pm with free tickets available on http://southampton2019.eventbrite.co.uk Ideal for Year 10’s just starting serious research or any Year 11’s still … Continue reading
A big thank you to The Romsey School as African Adventures celebrates its 10th birthday African Adventures is approaching its 10th anniversary and we want to thank those groups that have been with us along the way and have really supported our objective of changing lives in the UK and Africa; The Romsey School certainly fits into this category! The … Continue reading
Safer Internet Day 2019 – Tuesday 5th of February Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February 2019 with the slogan “Together for a better internet”, the day provides a fantastic opportunity to engage with children about their digital lives. As a parent follow this link for a helpful pack. Whole activities for the family. In the UK the Safer Internet … Continue reading