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Dwr Pastoral handbook 2010-2011

Dwr 2009-10 Prefects House Captains KS4 -

KS 3 -

Adam Cliffe Stephanie Chesterman Matthew Davies Amy Hill Emily Lloyd Jemima Mainwaring Naomi Pashley Nathan Sant

Alex Mclaren Bethan Davies

Sports Captains

Jake Williams Louise Williams

Adam Cliffe Jemima Mainwaring

Buddies Adam Cliffe Stephanie Chesterman Matthew Davies Amy Hill Emily Lloyd Jemima Mainwaring Naomi Pashley Nathan Sant

Christopher Collins Charlotte Dutton Amy Dyke Ben Evans Lucy Hoban Annie Jones Danielle Pugh Sophie Riley Sam Tucker Matthew Wilkes Ryan Wilson

Dwr 2010-11 Prefects Joe Hughes Ellie Mooney Phoebe Arrowsmith Becky Avery Fern Roberts Jack Parry George Jones Andy Morgan Ryan Wilcock Jacob Bragg Andrew Morgan Michael Smaje Hannah Roberts Eleri Lloyd Hannah Formstone Shikira Carter

House Captains KS4 Jake Williams Louise Williams

KS 3 Alex Mclaren Bethan Davies

Buddies Louise Williams Ellie Mooney Stephen Coombs Jack Macfarland Leanne Whitley Fern Roberts Lucy Challinor Rebecca Avery George Jones

Kieran Elwood Amy Hinchcliffe Luke Williams Emma Jones Eleri Lloyd Rachel Moore Vicky Quinn Danielle Say Jack Ainsworth Hannah Formstone Ryan Wilcock

Dwr staff 2009-10 Mr J Connelly – Head of House Learning mentor Mrs K Holton Ms R Devine Mrs J Driffield Mrs K Saby Miss J Grice Mr L Southgate



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Mrs K Frost Mrs D Brooks Mrs C Guy Mrs W Hughes Mrs D Jones Mrs L McManus Mrs M Tibbet Mrs R Griffin Mrs H Gocher

Buddies 10TaPR—7TaSR Alice Churm to lead Gemma Lawrence Nicole Brooks Shaun Dumbill Daniel Bradbury Ciara Dorans

Lois Limb Andrew Wynne Jake Davies Sophie McLaren Luke Spray Emily Oakland Charlotte Hill Megan Jackson Bethan Gilbertson Charlotte Wheeler

11TaJK & 10TaPR—8TaSW Hannah Potter & Daniel Barrett to lead Hannah Jewell Connor Griffiths David Coombs Patrick Edwards Kieran Collings

Hannah Jewell Connor Griffiths David Coombs Gavin Edwards Daniel Nelder Patrick Edwards Kieran Collings Gavin Edwards Daniel Nelder

Assemblies 10/11 Week beginning


Taking the assembly

1/9/10 A

Hopes and beginnings


6/9/10 B

Health and illness


13/9/10 A

Who am I?


20/9/10 B


Assistant Head

27/9/10 A



4/10/10 B



11/10/10 A

Helping others


18/10/10 B



1/11/10 A


Assistant Head

8/11/10 B



15/11/10 A



22/11/10 B

Family and relations


29/11/10 A


Assistant Head

6/12/10 B



13/12/10 A

Light of the world/Xmas


5/1/11 B

New year


10/1/11 A



17/1/11 B



24/1/11 A


Assistant Head

31/1/11 B



7/2/11 A



14/2/11 B

Arguing and disagreeing


28/2/11 A

Dydd Dewi Sant


7/3/11 B

Spring and new life


14/3/11 A


Assistant Head

21/3/11 B

The home


28/3/11 A

Being happy


4/4/11 B

Everyone is different


11/4/11 A

Holy week/Easter


2/5/11 B

Being honest


9/5/11 A


Assistant Head

16/5/11 B



23/5/11 A

Being independent


6/6/11 B

High hopes/Am bitions


13/6/11 A

Being fair


20/6/11 B

Doing our best

Assistant Head

27/6/11 A



4/7/11 B

Being lonely


11/7/11 A

Leisure time


House Assemblies These will be held on the following days -

Tuesday Aer Canteen Tan Drama Wednesday Dwr Canteen Daear Drama

Pastoral dates 2nd - School open for students 7th - Yr 10 Info evening 13th - SLM meeting 14th - Yr 7 Pastoral evening 20th - House meeting 27th & 30th - KS4 Challenge days 11th-15th - Yr 8 Spot checks 4th-15th - Yr 11 Progress reports 8th-12th - Yr 9 & 10 Spot checks 9th - Yr11 Parents evening 29th-10th - 7-10 Progress reports 2nd – Autumn fair 4th-14th - Yr 11 Reports 10th - SLM meeting 18th - Yr10 Parents evening 24th - House meeting 1st - Target setting 15th - Target setting 28th-11th - Yr 7 Reports 7th-11th - Yr 8 Spot check (2) 15th - Yr8 Parents evening 21st-25th - Yr 10 Spot check (2) 22nd - Yr 9 Option evening 4th-8th - Yr 9 Spot check (2) 5th - Yr 9 Parents evening 3rd-13th - Yr8 Reports 3rd - SLM meeting 9th - House meeting 17th - Yr 7 Parents evening 23rd-10th - Yr 10 Reports 27th - Yr 11 Study leave begins 13th-17th - Yr 7 Spot check 20th-1st - Yr 9 Reports 30th - Sports Day 6th - Yr 10 Parents evening 11th-15th - Activity week

Merits Please regularly check how many merits each pupil has collected. Once they have received one of the numbers listed below please forward the house, pupils name and certificate required to reprographics where they are made ready to hand out in assemblies 25 - Bronze 50 - Silver 75 - Gold 100 - Platinum 125 - Head teachers 150 - Governors 175 - Advisors 200 - Governors For the house competition you will need to forward a total of merits for your form to your head of house at the end of each term.

Merit Totals Fill in a total of merits for your form along with the names of those pupils who have collected the most merits, 1st, 2nd and 3rd for each form Pass information to your SLM

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Referrals - If you are concerned about a pupil and feel they would benefit from being refereed to one of the people/agencies listed below please see your SLM.

CAD ( ) - A school based service for any pupil referred through the SLM. This will provide support and guidance in a positive and structured environment, which reduces barriers to their learning enabling them to reach their full potential.

) - The IWOs liaise with CAD and the SLMs Linda Ellis ( once a week to discuss any pupils whose attendance is below 90% or who are causing concern. Jackie Lawrence ( ) - The school nurse provides a service for pupils with emotional and/or health problems. This may be the result of a parental request or as a result of the pupil self referring. When necessary the nurse refers the pupil onto other agencies for further support such as CAMHS.

) - Once a pupil has had two IEPs they can be, Pippa Owen ( with parental approval, referred to Ann. Ann provides support and strategies to improve behaviour.

- The child and adolescent mental health service provides support for children with severe emotional problems which are placing them at risk from themselves or others. A school based service will be available for pupils to self refer. - Any concerns regarding child protection issues need to be directed immediately to SM, in his absence refer to either TC or PS.

On Call person informed by teacher/investigated Parents informed. Detention given to make up time. Meeting to sort out problem

Eating/drinking/minor misdemeanors – white slip in box (remember to write lunchtime/break/between lessons). Severe/serious – refer to Duty SMT

Report written by teacher in charge. Witness statements taken Parents informed. No further trips for at least the following year.

Leaving School site without permission/truanting lessons

Out of classroom behaviour

Misbehaving on School trips

Purposeful damage/vandalism – witness statements taken (dated) Damage paid for in full. Internal/external suspension or community service, depending on severity. Parents informed. In extreme cases students will be prosecuted

Immediate isolation whilst matter investigated Witnesses separated Statements taken Internal/external suspension Apology/contract on return


Accidental damage should be investigated. Damage paid for. Letter home

Damage to School Property

Rudeness/Aggressiveness to support staff/LSAs/Lunchtime supervisors/Duty team Visitors to the School site


On Call system used immediately to remove student. Written witness statements taken – matter referred immediately to the Head. Student internally/externally suspended. Apology/contract on return/ reparative meeting

Verbal abuse to members of staff



Teacher/etc. SLM/SMT Head




SLM/Curriculum Leader (Depending on where incident happens)




SLM/Head Teacher/SMT

Use “My Behaviour Plan” (white slips). ON Call system used to remove student. Detention given by teacher.

Classroom Disruption Learning completely disrupted


If one student was clearly the victim and other the antagonist culprit internally or externally suspended depending on the severity of the incident. Apology/contract on return/ reparative meeting

Nurse/First aid SLM/SMT/Head

Person at the scene


Verbal abuse/Physical abuse to fellow student

Students separated immediately and sat in isolation. Witnesses separated and written statements obtained immediately. Injuries dealt with. If neither badly hurt and both regretful-peacemaking session looking at actions/consequences. Parents informed. Record in file.


Meeting with HOH/Head/Learning Mentor and parents. Behaviour planning meeting

Incessant unpleasantness


Parents informed – further work with group/individuals. Clear records kept of meetings/call

Continuous name-calling/ teasing

LM initially then SLM if necessary

By Whom

All students brought together – no blame approach – talk through problems – arrive at solutions. Put a note in each file. Set review date.


Name calling Peer group fall out


Communication Flowchart

Curriculum Homework/progress/meeting targets


Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Curriculum Leader

KS3/KS4 Learning Manager White Slip System

Learning Mentor

Senior Learning Mentor

KS3/KS4 Learning Manager

Collette Davies/ Outside Agencies

My Behaviour Plan My behaviour I will · · · · · ·

follow staff instructions treat everyone with respect not swear, tease, name call or put down keep my hands, feet and other objects to myself be properly prepared and equipped for all activities look after my own and the schools property

If I behave well I will expect · praise - positive comment from members of staff · pleasing comments in my student planner · merits - for effort and consistently good behaviour · positive notes home or ‘phone calls to parents · subject/pastoral rewards or certificates to collect for my student profile (ROA) · special rewards

If I choose to break a rule I will expect (the following progressive consequences) · a verbal comment · a verbal warning · to be moved or sent out briefly · a 10 minute detention (break/lunchtime/after school) · a lunchtime detention · an after-school detention

If my behaviour is severely inappropriate I understand this could lead to · my removal from the class and my being sent to work elsewhere · my being isolated and having my privileges removed · my exclusion from school

The code is based on the “Key Values” which underpin the School Aims these are: - Honesty, Social Responsibility and Mutual Respect. The one main rule for the whole School is: - “Everyone will act with courtesy and consideration to others at all times”. This means that you: · make it as easy as possible in class for everyone to learn and for the teacher to teach (Arrive on time, with all the correct equipment, listen carefully and follow instructions) · Move around the School in a sensible and quiet way. (Keep to the left, never run or shout in the corridors, show good manners) · Always speak politely to everyone, try to listen and understand other people’s points of view. · Keep the School clean and tidy so that it is a place we can all be proud of. (Put litter in bins, keep walls and tables unmarked and respect displays) · Always remember that your own and the School’s reputation depends on the way you behave when out of school. This code applies to school visits and your conduct on the way to and from school each day. Classroom Expectations · Enter rooms sensibly, when told, and go straight to your place. · Arrive correctly dressed · Take out books, pens and other appropriate equipment · Remain silent whilst the register is taken and instructions are given and concentrate on what is being said. · Put up your hand to answer questions. Work sensibly with your classmates. Do not distract or annoy them. · Record homework accurately in your Planner · If you arrive late to or miss a lesson you need to make up work covered. · Act with respect and courtesy at all times and carry out all reasonable requests without argument End of Lessons · The end of lesson bell is a guide for your teacher. You should not pack away until told to do so. Only when the teacher gives permission should you leave the classroom and do so in an orderly fashion. Registration, Lunchtime and Breaktime · Treat the environment with respect. Eat and drink in the picnic areas or the canteen only, not in the classrooms or corridors. · Coats and trainers should not be worn around the School. · Fully respect the duties and decisions of the lunchtime supervisors. · Remain on the School site at all times unless you have specific permission to leave. Sign out if you leave the premises. · Never “mess around” or play fight - someone could get hurt Argoed High School -

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