School Uniform

The aim of Grosvenor House is to re-integrate pupils back into mainstream school. If pupils stop wearing uniforms in their time at the unit, it will make their return to school all the more harder.

We therefore expect pupils to wear the school uniform of their original school.

We expect all uniform to worn in a conventional manner e.g. trousers not tucked into socks and skirts worn at knee length. Examples are too numerous to list and so the bench mark will be what is conventionally acceptable.

The wearing of items of jewellery should also be kept to a minimum for safety reasons. Only wristwatches and one small stud per ear are permitted. All other piercings and items of jewellery should be left at home. If they are brought into school, pupils will be expected to place them in their locker until the end of the school day.

Pupils not wearing school uniform will be required to change into uniform supplied by the school. Failure to do so will result in pupils being sent home to change.

Items of Value

Valuable items such as mobile phones jewellery and personal stereos, cannot be protected from theft or damage, whilst in the possession of pupils.

At the start of each school day we will ask pupils to place their belongings in a locker. Thus ensuring that if items of value have to be brought to school they will remain safe. Pupils will not have access to the lockers throughout the day.

Attendance

Just like any school, attendance is compulsory. If absence is unavoidable please inform the unit on the 1st day of absence with the reason. Any unexplained absences will be taken up by education welfare officer.

Lunch Time Arrangements

Pupils are only on site for 5 hours 40 minutes per day and leave at 2:30pm. Monday to Thursday and 1:00pm on a Friday.

Accordingly the lunch break is short at only 30 minutes. Pupils are requested to bring a packed lunch with them. Pupils will not be allowed off site during the lunch break.

All food must be consumed in a supervised room.

School Day

8:50 – 9:20 School opens & Breakfast Club

9:20 – 9:30 Registration

9:30 – 10:15 Lesson 1

10:15 – 11:00 Lesson 2

11:00 – 11:20 Break

11:20 – 12:05 Lesson 3 (Mon & Weds)
11:20 – 1:00 Activities (Tues & Thurs)

12:05 – 12:35 Lesson 4 (Weds)

12:35 – 1:00 Key Worker Time (Mon & Weds)

1:00 – 1:30 Lunch (12:05 – 12:35 Mon)

1:30 – 2:30 Lesson 5 (Options)

On Fridays school finishes at 1:00pm

During Breakfast Club, break and lunch all pupils are supervised and encouraged to follow constructive pursuits.

 

Rewards & Sanctions

Behaviour Points

Every lesson and break pupils will be graded according to their behaviour.

  • 3 Excellent
  • 2 Good
  • 1 Satisfactory
  • 0 Poor
  • -1 Very poor

Pupils can accumulate up to 132 points per week. Every time a pupil achieves 60 points a good news letter is sent home to parents. Prizes are awarded for the achievement of good news letters at the following levels:

  • 5 letters Bronze Award
  • 10 letters Silver Award
  • 20 letters Gold Award
  • 30 letters Platinum Award
  • 40 letters Kryptonite Award

The prizes increase in value to represent the achievement.

In addition pupils are able to accumulate the number of 3’s awarded and used them as currency in the unit; to buy drinks, time on the pool table, magazines and other rewards.

Other Rewards

Pupil of the week, Weekly Raffle, Weekly targets.

Sanctions

Sanctions are limited but may include, loss of break, loss of activity lesson, after school detention (not always possible with taxis and buses), letter of apology, phone call to parents, repairing damage. Internal seclusion, reduced timetable.

When pupils that receive a zero score or less, parents will receive a pink conduct slip with letter to indicate the type of behaviour that their child has displayed during a particular lesson