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.
The Romsey School Library will be offering a Click and Collect service from September. Pupils and staff can choose a book or books using the new online form, send to Mrs Needs in the Library and then wait for collection details. Looking forward to welcoming you back to school Mrs Needs
Dear Parents and Students, I am delighted to be starting as your new Headteacher from September, and I look forward to working with you all in the future. I will be explaining my philosophy and long term vision for the school over the coming months. However, our immediate focus is on reopening the school as safely as possible. The Government … Continue reading
END OF YEAR HEADTEACHER’S LETTER AND UPDATE W/B 13TH JULY 2020 Dear Parents and Students; I am writing with my final letter of the term and academic year. It is also my final summer term letter to you as Headteacher of this wonderful school. It is hard to believe how quickly the past seven years have passed. They have been the most enjoyable years of … Continue reading
IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR PARENTS & YEAR 10 STUDENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS ACADEMIC YEAR Dear parents and students; Year 10 return: – Following the announcement by the Prime Minister on Sunday regarding the return of Year 10 and 12 pupils, I have received further guidance from the Department of Education on how this is to be implemented. The following is a summary of this … Continue reading
Hampshire Music Service VIRTUAL LEARNING ZONE Please see the below flyer with all the families of children who have instrumental and vocal lessons with Hampshire Music Service teachers. Continue lessons flyer We now have over 1700 pupils learning with their teachers online. Can we make it to 3000 by half term? Thank you for enabling your pupils to continue their … Continue reading