Back To School

For more details on how we are preparing for a safe return to school this September, read our Back to School Guide.

Reward system

House points will continue to be awarded by class teachers and subject teachers for good work and effort. These will be recorded by the teacher and uploaded onto our school house point spreadsheet for the Summer Term.

 

House system

House points will be collected over the term and recorded by staff. Any competitions that take place over the term will also add points to the different house teams. The winning house will be announced at the end of term.

 

Pastoral concerns or queries

The school’s safeguarding and pastoral care systems will continue to operate through the duration of the school closure. It is important that pupils and parents know that we are here to support them during our Online Teaching and Learning Programme. If you have any pastoral or wellbeing concerns, please contact your child’s form tutor. Any safeguarding concerns should be reported to:

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mr Lee – nick.lee@cognita.com

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs Jolliffe – bryony.jolliffe@cognita.com

Wellbeing Lead – Mrs Jolliffe – bryony.jolliffe@cognita.com

 

Wellbeing

Keeping a daily routine, maintaining some form of exercise, and making time for reading all have significant benefits to mental health and wellbeing.

In line with the recommendations from the World Health Organisation, the Physical Education Department believes that all students should accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. This activity can include general play, games, sport, recreation or planned exercise. With this in mind, the Physical Education department will be posting age appropriate activities that will be suitable for inside the house and outside in the public domain. The aim will be to give pupils accessible, varied and enjoyable exercise options. There will also be guidance for timetabled PE lessons.

We will continue to provide health and wellbeing tips focused on staying healthy, active and connected.

Mental Health Restrictions to movement and contact with other people means pupils are more likely to be at risk of mental health problems. The Department for Education have produced guidance to support parents, which you can read here.

The organisation, Kooth, also provides support free online emotional wellbeing and counselling with self-help articles for students: www.kooth.com

Mind, the mental health charity, has lots of information on their website.

Childline have advice on their website plus a phone and email support service 0800 1111

01753 520095