Academic Year 2014/2015 As a pupil I will: Show respect to other pupils, staff, visitors and members of our local community Arrive promptly, regularly and with the appropriate equipment for work Wear full school uniform, smartly Observe the school's Code of Conduct Not deliberately cause hurt or offend any member of the school community Complete all homework and schoolwork to the best of my ability and within the specified time Engage in meetings with my parents/carers and teachers to discuss my academic and social progress Take responsibility for reminding my parents to check and sign my planner Co-operate fully with any reasonable request made by anyone in authority Take advantage of the many extra-curricular activities available Inform someone in authority of any concerns I may have about myself or others Support the school's approach to online safety and not deliberately send messages, upload or add images, video, sounds or text that could upset or offend any member of the school community As a parent I will: Work with the school to achieve its aims Ensure my child attends regularly, on time, properly equipped and wearing correct school uniform Support school policies; especially the Behaviour Policy Notify the school on the each day of my child's absence Inform the school of any circumstances which may affect my child's progress Attend regular parent consultation events to discuss my child’s academic and social progress Support my child with their homework and other learning opportunities Be supportive of our school in the local community Communicate regularly with staff via the school planner
For its pupils, the school will : o Provide a rich, stimulating, secure and safe learning environment in which there is an opportunity for all to achieve success and to develop their full potential o Give access to a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of learning pathways and opportunities beyond this o Help pupils feel valued as individuals, build positive relationships and develop a sense of responsibility towards others o Provide high quality teaching and extra support where needed o Ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils to participate in school activities o Keep pupils regularly informed as to their progress and set realistic targets for improvement o Deal promptly with any form of bullying or unacceptable behaviour that comes to our attention o Treat pupils as individuals and recognise that they have individual needs For its parents/carers, the school will : o Communicate regularly to inform parents/carers about their child's educational progress, attendance and welfare o Keep parents informed of the activities of the school, particularly noting any changes to existing practices o Actively seek the views of parents about how the school can improve For its pupils and parents, the school will : o Provide regular opportunities for the school, individual pupils and their parents/carers to meet together to discuss the pupil’s academic and social progress
2 | Page Mission / Vision Statement We are a fully inclusive school; achieving highly for students of all abilities and backgrounds. We celebrate difference, believing it enriches the life of the whole community. We aim to educate and inspire our pupils through our formal and informal teaching curriculum so they make educated choices and take well-informed chances as they grow into society of the future. We encourage open-mindedness, energy and inquisitiveness and want pupils to develop strategies and habits in their thinking that will help their understanding of the world. We want pupils to become expert learners, ready for whatever experiences they may face in their futures. As well as helping pupils develop skills and knowledge we aim to help them understand what learning involves, how to get better at it and how to transfer it to new situations.
1 Contents About Us Page 3 – 17 - Mission / Vision Statement - Who was Ralph Sadleir. School Houses background - Our Pyramid of Schools - Ralph Sadleir School Map / Plan - Who ’ s Who - Current Staff List - Our Website - Class Organisation and the School Day - Governing Body and Ralph Sadleir Association Transition Page 19 – 23 - Starting a new school - Transition from one year in to the next year - Moving up to Freman College The Curriculum Page 25 - 34 - The taught Curriculum - Cross Curricular Days - Assessment, National Curriculum Levels - Homework - Units of Work Enrichment Page 36 – 39 - Activities at Ralph Sadleir - Residential Trips - Clubs and Activities beyond the Classroom General School Information Page 41 - 63 - Home / School Agreement - Home / School Liaison - Pupil Progress Reviews - Term Dates and Holidays - School Uniform - Lost Property and Mobile Phones - School Dinners - Code of Conduct, Credit and Merit System and Consequences Ladder - Getting to and from School
RALPH SADLEIR SCHOOL Welcome to Ralph Sadleir‘s Open Evening. We hope you enjoy the evening and leave with many questions answered but wanting to see and hear more in the future. Once again, we are offering two opportunities to see the school ‘at work’. Please join us