Primary School Liaison
One of our school aims is to have a smooth transition from Key Stage 2 to 3. This is to ensure continuity and progression and build upon what students have learnt in primary school. Our Induction Team will work closely with our primary/ junior school colleagues. We will visit your child in their own junior school and offer the opportunity to spend a day with us. You will be invited to come and meet us as well.
Reporting Student Absence
All absences must be reported via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Parents/carers are reminded that absent MUST be reported before 8.45am every day the student is absent.
Travel to School
The school emphasises road and rail safety and the need for good behaviour on the way to and from school. Parents are asked to make it very clear to their children that we have high expectations on the standards of their behaviour as they make their way to and from school. We recommend that walking to school is the best method to travel to school for the vast majority of students and at this stage it is the child’s responsibility for their own safety during their journey to and from school.
Collecting students during School Hours for Medical/Dental appointments
We are aware that parents on occasion need to collect students for medical/dental appointments. Where possible we would ask that appointments during school hours are avoided, however should you need to attend an appointment, please can you follow the procedure below in order that students are available to leave school promptly.
- Please notify the school via email email@example.com or in a letter which MUST be handed to reception for the attention of the attendance coordinator and MUST include the date and time of the appointment.
- Please also issue the student with a letter to show the class teacher if they will be leaving a lesson early.
- Students must be met by a named contact in reception where they will be issued with a signing out slip. Students will only be allowed to leave school with a named contact unless other arrangements have been communicated to school via a letter, email or phone call and the school is satisfied with this. All students must be collected by an adult.
The Arthur Terry School is non-denominational and welcomes students of all races and religions. Our religious education courses comply with the Education Acts.
Sex & Relationships Education Policy
The Government legislation on sex, relationships and health education in schools indicates that all sex education should be in the context of family life and/or scientific education. The Governors fully support this and recommend it as part of the curriculum for all children. Our programme is taught as part of the PSHCE and science curriculum, which should help develop personal moral values and mutual respect, thereby preparing children for family life in the community.
Students are rewarded praise points for good progress and achievement in
lessons, involvement in extra-curricular activities and involvement in support the school community. All praise points are linked to the Arthur Terry Learner philosophy. Students are then recognised for meeting praise point targets through a variety of awards ranging from post cards to access to special events. In addition, students are now able to ‘spend’ their praise points in our new praise points shop.
Students will be allowed to bring a mobile phone onto school site, however it should be switched off and remain in a bag for the duration of the school day. The school takes no responsibility for such items should they get damaged, lost or stolen.
Students who are seen using a mobile phone during the day either in lessons or during unstructured time (pre/post school, break and lunch) will have their mobile phone confiscated and a sanction will be applied. Confiscated items can be collected at the end of the school day by parents/carers via reception.
Sixth form students are allowed to use their mobile phones to access the BYOD wifi network during independent study periods in the Mezzanine and Sixth Form Centre only.
The Arthur Terry School takes pride in its effective praise and behaviour policies. The school relies upon each individual student following a responsible code of behaviour as well as specific school rules. Similarly, parents are advised that verbal abuse and intimidation of anyone will not be tolerated. By far, the best method of encouraging good behaviour and high standards of effort and attainment is through recognition and praise; the school has developed a system of rewards to this end. The school’s code of conduct is available on request. At times students are required to do detention after school for up to 30 minutes. Please refer to Go4Schools or your child’s planner for details.
Every student in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 wears a school uniform
and they are expected to dress appropriately in accordance with the
school uniform policy which includes clear guidance on footwear being
black, leather and polishable.
To prevent variation in colour and style items should be obtained from the nominated suppliers.
11-13 Boldmere Road,
Sixth Form students are provided with a dress code, further details are available on the sixth form website.
Citizenship & PSHCE
At Arthur Terry education in Citizenship and Personal Social and Health Education (PSHCE) is recognised as a necessary part of a young person’s full education entitlement. Citizenship education is about helping young people understand the rights and responsibilities they have as members of society. Through PSHCE we aim to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare them for the opportunities and experiences of life.
A school breakfast is available to students from 8.00 am to 8.40 am. Students who have school lunch choose from an extensive cafeteria menu whilst provision is also made for students to stay in school for a sandwich lunch. Years 7 to 11 children are required to stay on site at lunchtimes. All students who either purchase a school lunch or receive a free school meal will do so via a cashless payment system.
The School Day
|Registration||8.50am – 9.10am|
|Period 1||9.10am – 10.10am|
|Period 2||10.10am – 11.10am|
|Break||11.10am – 11.30am|
|Period 3||11.30am – 12.30pm|
|Lunch||12.30 – 1.05pm|
|Period 4||1.05pm – 2.05pm|
|Period 5||2.05pm – 3.05pm|