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.
Around 70 pupils from years seven and eight at The Romsey School were delighted recently to be selected to receive a free book. The Bookbuzz scheme is run by The Reading Agency and gives schools the opportunity to purchase books at a significantly reduced price, to give to pupils as a way of encouraging reading for pleasure. The pupils who … Continue reading
Past pupils and parents from the class of 2017 returned to The Romsey School on 23 November to celebrate their successes and achievements at the annual Presentation Evening. Special guests for the evening included, the Deputy Mayor of Test Valley, Cllr Ian Carr and Deputy Mayoress, Mrs Beryl Carr, and Deputy Mayor of Romsey Cllr Dorothy Baverstock, together with several … Continue reading
November 2017 Planting Day A planting session was arranged on November 9th for the Greening up grey Britain award from the RHS. We successfully planted all the selected plants including evergreen variegated ivy or winter colour with honeysuckles and clematis for summer colour and nectar rich flowers attracting pollinating insects. Matthew Barry , our keen yr 8 member of the … Continue reading
The Romsey School is proud to be one of 19 schools across the country to have been selected to be a Beacon School for Holocaust Education 2017-18. The Beacon School programme is led by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and funded by Pears Foundation, the Department for Education and the Claims Conference. One of our key aims as a … Continue reading
Budding authors from The Romsey School recently took part in a competition run by Young Writers, to write a mini-saga of up to one hundred words. The story theme was Welcome to Wonderland. Interpretations of this title varied enormously and covered a variety of genres including science fiction, fantasy, mystery and horror. Twelve of the entrants were thrilled to have … Continue reading