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Providing a safe and respectful environment for students to learn and achieve

 

At JSTC we take very seriously our responsibility to provide a happy, safe and respectful environment for children to grow, learn and ultimately achieve. A growing number of children are suffering health issues (particularly mental health) and we at JSTC aim to support students on their journey from Year 7 to Year 11, and equip them with the necessary resilience to fully engage with the world beyond our walls.

Attendance

Good attendance is an essential element for good progress. Students are expected - nationally - to have a minimum attendance of 95% and the school works with families in a focused way to reach this standard if attendance falls below this level...

 

Behaviour

High standards of behaviour are expected from all our students. Our school 'code of conduct' is based on respect for all those in our learning community. By following this code all students will experience high standards of teaching and learning...

 

British Values

In 2014 the Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.  The guidance aims to help schools understand their responsibilities in this area, and their duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011...

 

Bullying

All students have the right to come to school to enjoy their learning without any worries or concerns presented by other students. Any cases of bullying are addressed promptly though the pastoral team. Students are encouraged to report any cases of bullying either directly to their tutor or pastoral team or indirectly to these key staff via parents/carers. Using the email contact addressed specifically for the relevant year group contact should be effective and efficient. All cases reported are taken seriously and appropriate action taken...

 

Careers

John Spendluffe Technology College has implemented a programme of careers education that helps broaden students horizons with regard to further education and the wider-world of employment and success.  Being a rural school we are fully aware of the challenges that that places on students and the opportunities afforded them, and so career guidance is delivered both at Key Stage 3 and 4 via the Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHCE) education programme.  This aims to enable access at an early stage to advice and guidance to help students make decisions on learning, training and work...

 

E-Safety

An E-Safety group in school has responsibility for ensuring provision of advice and guidance to the school community including staff, students and parents. Guides are produced for students and parents and INSET delivered to staff to raise awareness of issues and concerns linked to E-Safety. Information is highlighted to students through the tutor and pastoral system as well as on school noticeboards...

 

Help & Welfare

Students have a team of three pastoral staff who have responsibility for ensuring that students are happy and that any barriers to learning and progress are addressed.  The Pastoral leader is supported by a deputy and assistant and together they work with students and families to ensure students can achieve well in school...

 

Houses

All students are allocated to one of three Houses at JSTC. The House allocated is reflected in the colour of stripe in the students' school tie. Blue House (Enterprise), Green House (Endeavour) and Red House (Discovery) all have students across the different year groups (Y7 to Y11) within them...

 

Prefects

Students in Year 11 are given the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and contribute to the strategic organisation of the school. Prefects are involved in a range of activities including interaction with prospective new students and their parents, open evenings, leadership of after school events and, together with the School Council, selection of key staff including the Head teacher...

 

Reward System

The JSTC community firmly believes that rewards form an essential part of encouraging students to do their best in school. Currently there are a diverse range of rewards operating in school including...

 

Safeguarding

Safeguarding children to keep them safe in education is a responsibility that JSTC regards as the being of the highest priority. Relevant staff access and log the necessary training to ensure standards are kept high and aligned with the required practice in schools...

John Spendluffe Technology College

Hanby Lane

Alford

LN13 9BL