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.
As preparations for the annual Literary Festival at eight Hampshire secondary schools get underway, a new logo has been chosen for 2018. Each year all the schools run a competition for pupils to design a suitable logo reflecting the themes of the festival – reading, creative writing, poetry and illustration. The Romsey School were successful once again as Year Nine … Continue reading
Tailor Made Kitchens and Bargate Homes, two Romsey based companies, have kindly sponsored the Boys Hockey team and brought them a new playing kit. After hearing about the U14 boys success in winning the County Hockey Tournament the two companies helped celebrate their success with providing them with a brand new kit ready for the next season. They boys could … Continue reading
A group of Year 8 pupils from The Romsey School had the opportunity to take part in a discussion panel with two authors of Young Adult fiction. Sara Barnard and Muhammad Khan gave a short talk about their books which was followed by pupils firing some thought-provoking questions at them. Sara spoke about her book, A Quiet Kind of Thunder, … Continue reading
During the summer of 2019, 13 pupils from The Romsey School will be embarking on a 2 week long expedition to Finland. During this time they will cover over 200 km on foot, and by mountain bike and canoe. The main focus of the expedition is on team building, leadership and personal development. The pupils are all responsible for raising … Continue reading
Over the Easter weekend 50 Year 10 GCSE Geography students participated in The Romsey School’s annual trip to Iceland. The group arrived at Keflavik airport near Reykjavik at 9:30am and were keen to make the most of the day starting with a tour of the capital. Afterwards, the incredible Blue Lagoon beckoned, where everyone basked in sunshine at the geothermally … Continue reading