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We are delighted to welcome you to Sibford School and we hope that your time here will be both happy and successful. This handbook is here to give you information and advice to help you enjoy your time aT Sibford to the full.


HOLLY HOUSE sixth form to back lane

PENN HOUSE

science

health centre

Junior school

fielding house

Playing fields

main hall

DINING ROOM

HOUSE GARDENS MAIN ENTRANCE Art margaret fell

horticulture

Music SPORTS HALL

Playing fields swimming POOL

car Park


MAIN SCHOOL GROUND FLOOR 10

11

Girls’ Toilets STORAGE

8

GREEN ROOM

OFFICE

MAIN HALL

7 OFFICE

KITCHEN

HEAD’S PA

OFFICE

15

14

oliver studio

STAGE

RECEPTION

ENTRANCE

13

BOYS’ Toilets Wellbeing Room

HEAD’S STUDY

ENTRANCE

DRAMA OFFICE

WC LADIES

24

5

17

YR 6

WC GENTS

23

OFFICES

6

ACCOUNTS

16

YR 6 HEAD’S STUDY

22

4

3

2

STORAGE

CAREERS OFFICE

LIBRARY

OFFICES

DEPT HEAD

25

26

27

SUPPORT FOR LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

MAIN SCHOOL FIRST FLOOR

1

OFFICE


Tutor Group

Room No.

Name

Contact email

7RB/LB

R26

Rachel Bee and Laura Boswell

rbee@sibfordschool.co.uk lboswell@sibfordschool.co.uk

7CH

S8

Cath Harding

charding@sibfordschool.co.uk

7DS

S7

Debbie Simpkins

dsimpkins@sibfordschool.co.uk

7ZS

R27

Zoe Simms

zsimms@sibfordschool.co.uk

8RF

R1

Richard Ferley

rferley@sibfordschool.co.uk

8LP

R24

Linda Phillips

lphillips@sibfordschool.co.uk

8AH/HE

R23

Adam Hosler and Helen Earle

ahosler@sibfordschool.co.uk hearle@sibfordschool.co.uk

9HM/HG

R8

Harriet Meddows and Helen Gormley

hmeadows@sibfordschool.co.uk hgormley@sibfordschool.co.uk

9StW/HC

R22

Steve Ward and Hannah Copping

sward@sibfordschool.co.uk hcopping@sibfordschool.co.uk

9TLC

R25

Tara Louise Cheetham

tcheetham@sibfordschool.co.uk

10LR

R2

Lee Riley

lriley@sibfordschool.co.uk

10TC/MA

S6

Tamsin Cygal and Michelle Aylott

tcygal@sibfordschool.co.uk

10EP

R7

Eleanor Powley

epowley@sibfordschool.co.uk

10AD

S1

Andy Downes

adownes@sibfordschool.co.uk

11FH

M1

Fiona Hudson

fhudson@sibfordschool.co.uk

11SW

R4

Sally Ann Ward

sward@sibfordschool.co.uk

maylott@sibfordschool.co.uk

11TL

Art

Tracey Leigh

tleigh@sibfordschool.co.uk

11SC

R5

Simon Chard

schard@sibfordschool.co.uk

Your tutor is responsible for your wellbeing; you will meet them each morning and afternoon for registration. Twice a week you will be with your tutor and your tutor group for a longer session when tutor group activities take place and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) also is delivered. For part of the week you will attend lessons with your tutor group, but increasingly, you will be with pupils of similar academic ability particularly in Maths,

Science and English. Remember, you can ask your tutor questions about your daily routine or talk to them if you have a problem. If you have two tutors, the main tutor is in bold text. The second tutor will support you on days that your main tutor is not working and will also take your registrations occasionally.


The Pastoral Team

Tracy Knowles Assistant Head, Pastoral

Jill Spence Head of KS4

Victoria (V) Macaulay Head of KS3

Meet the tutors

Michelle Aylott

Rachel Bee

Laura Boswell

Simon Chard

Tamsin Cygal

Andy Downes

Helen Earle

Richard Ferley

Helen Gormley

Cath Harding

Adam Hosler

Fiona Hudson

Tracey Leigh

Harriet Meddows

Linda Phillips

Eleanor Powley

Lee Riley

Zรถe Simms

Debbie Simpkins

TaraLouiseCheetham Hannah Copping

Sally Ann Ward

Steve Ward


DAily Timetable

Pick up & drop off

8.40am

All senior school pupils not using school mini buses should be dropped off and picked up at the ‘Kiss and drop’ area by Margaret Fell House and then walk up to school via the footpath.

Pupils to register in form rooms

8.45am

Meeting for Worship/Tutor time

9.10am

Periods 1 & 2

10.15am

Break (go to the dining room for a snack – bring a small amount of money (£1) if you want to buy snacks)

10.35am

Periods 3 & 4

11.45am

Periods 5 & 6

12.50pm

Lunch (there is a rota for lunchtimes – your tutor will show you the rota and what to do)

1.50pm

Pupils to register in form rooms

2.00pm

Periods 7 & 8

3.10pm

Periods 9 & 10

4.15pm

End of school Snack for boarders and day pupils staying for prep available in dining room.

4.30pm

Prep/Activities (Only pupils who have booked to stay for prep are registered in prep room.) Pupils staying for activities register in Reception.

5.45pm

Tea for boarders (Day pupils may stay for tea provided they have booked 48 hours in advance. Parents collect day pupils from the Dining Room via Junior School car park.) Any unexpected change of plan must be notified with Reception. If your parents are late collecting you or if you miss the school bus you need to report to Reception and sign in.

Prep You may remain at school for prep 4.30pm to 5.45pm. If you choose to stay for prep you must stay for the whole session. Your parents/ guardians will receive a form to complete and return if you will be staying in school for prep or any after school activities. Prep is: Year 7/8 – approximately 20-30 minutes per subject Year 9 – approximately 30 minutes per subject Year 10/11 – approximately 40 minutes per subject (although some pieces for exam prep may take longer.)

Lunchtime Enrichment A range of activities are available for Years 7 to 9, Monday to Friday. All pupils in Years 7 and 8 choose three lunchtime clubs/activities per week, Year 9 choose two. Year 10 and 11 are offered a smaller number of activities as the emphasis shifts to subject/exam supporting workshops. You will choose your activities during the first week of term. You will be talked through this process by tutors and you can record your activities in your planners.


Visiting ‘Greens’ – the village shop Pupils in Years 7 to 9 are not allowed to be off campus during the school day unless with a member of staff. Year 10 and 11 pupils may visit ‘Greens’ at lunchtimes only, not before prep / clubs or during the school day and must adhere to the regulations below: •

go via the field NOT the drive by Holly House (for safety reasons due to the narrow road).

do not bring fizzy drinks / energy drinks on to the school site.

• may buy individual sized ‘treats’ – not sharing size. •

should not ask to borrow from other pupils.

must behave impeccably on to/from, and whilst in ‘Greens’

do not buy goods for any pupil who, for whatever reason, is not permitted/ unable to go to ‘Greens’ be smart and be role models for the school

• Year 10 pupils may visit ‘Greens’ on WEDNESDAYS and FRIDAYS at lunchtimes only.

YEAR 7 INDUCTION DAY TIMEABLE Tuesday 3rd September 08.55

You arrive and your parents depart; you will be escorted to your tutor room. Please do not arrive before 8.45am; staff will not be available before this time.

09.00 – 09.15

Registration with your tutor

09.15 – 10.15

Tutors will take you to Sibford Gower Meeting House

10.15 – 10:35

Break in the Dining Room

10.35 – 11.20

Tutor time (7CH/7ZS) / Campus Quiz (7DS/7RB)

11:20 - 12:05

Campus Quiz (7DS/7RB) / Tutor time (7CH/7ZS)

12:05-12:35 Lunch

12.35 – 1300

Tutor time – question and answer session

13.00

All depart


Lockers

Health Centre

You will be issued with a locker during week one. You may label the locker with the name labels tutors will provide. You should provide a padlock for your locker. We strongly suggest that you give a duplicate key to your tutors for safe keeping. You will also be allocated a cubicle where you can keep larger times such as kit/school bags.

The Health Centre is opposite the Junior School and is part of Fielding House (our Sixth Form boarding house). It is accessed through an external door.

DO NOT BRING VALUABLES INTO SCHOOL.

Lost Property If you have lost something - first check the places and rooms you have visited and then check with: • Lost property (ask at Reception) • If it is sports kit check the Sport Department lost property • Your tutor

The School Health Advisor is Miri Bibb:

• Your house staff

Pupils may visit the Health Centre at break and lunch but during lessons you must go to Reception if you would like to see the Health Advisor. Reception will check that she is available.

Please check that all of your items are named.

Quiet Zones The Library is a quiet zone. It is open at break and lunchtime for quiet reading, prep and research. Support for Learning (SfL) is also open for SfL pupils to work quietly at break and lunchtimes. As long as you don’t go off campus at break and lunchtimes you are permitted to go to most places in the school. Please treat all classrooms with respect. Some areas, such as the Maintenance yard, are out of bounds, but these areas have clear signage to let you know.

Wellbeing Coaching: If you would like to talk in confidence with one of our wellbeing coaches please either ask the nurse at the Health Centre, Tracy Knowles or your tutor, or email the wellbeing coaches directly at help@sibfordschool.co.uk to ask for an appointment.


Boarding Senior School pupils who board with live in either Penn or Margaret Fell. Each house has at least two House Parents.

Mobile Phones and personal property

Penn - Boys in Years 7 to 11

You must not use your mobile phones during the school day, which includes prep. If you do, it will be confiscated for up to one week. There is a phone in Reception that you can use with permission if there is an urgent need to contact home.

Greg Symes

Sukey Symes

David Brassett

Tara Louise Cheetham

You must not use your mobile phone or any kind of camera or video facility to photograph or record pupils or staff at school or on school trips.

House Achievement Points You will be attached to a School House. In the case of siblings or staff children, this will be the same House. We have four School Houses: • Nansen

Margaret Fell - Girls in Years 7 to 11

• Gillett • Fry •

Clark

Pupils earn House Points to contribute towards the House totals. These Points are awarded for: • Achievement • Effort •

Community Service

Joyce Scannell

Jodie Carey

In addition, pupils are allowed to flexi board on evenings when needed and this must be arranged by your parents/guardians.

• Spirt of Sibford Your teachers will add them to our electronic recording system, and you can keep a record in your planner which you will receive on your first day.

If you would like to flexi board, your parents need to contact Head of Boarding / Fielding House Parent, Victoria Baker (vbaker@sibfordschool.co.uk)


Uniform

How we wear our uniform

• Blazer

A tidy, clean appearance is expected at all times. Pupils are to ensure that their clothing and shoes are clean, in good order and correctly worn.

White button to collar shirt worn with the school tie or revere long sleeved shirt

• Sibford School Tie (not required with a revere shirt) •

Charcoal Grey tailored trousers or Black Watch kilt (not shorter than 8 cm above the knee)

Pullover – navy V neck long sleeved with school crest

• Black or charcoal grey socks or Navy tights (flesh coloured tights/short white socks in summer)

Jewellery is not to be worn with uniform or during the school day. Pupils may wear a watch and one pair of simple ear studs in the lobe of the ear

• No visible body piercing or tattoos or body art •

Wristbands should not be worn

• No badges or adornments, except those of merit awarded by the school

• School scarf in House colours (optional)

• Make up is not to be worn by KS3 pupils. KS4 pupils may wear ‘natural’ looking make-up

Shoes

• Shoes should be black •

They should be sturdy, smart and formal with no embellishments and securely fastened to the feet

Heels should not exceed 4cm

• Strictly no trainer or canvas type • Outdoor learning clothes – as appropriate for the season Year 11 may wear a tailored navy blazer (colour matched to the Sibford pullover) in place of the Sibford School blazer.

School Uniform is intended to create a uniform look for all pupils - it is not intended to act as a fashion statement. Shirts should be tucked securely in with top buttons fastened. Ties should be neatly presented with shirt collars folded down around them and with the school crest visible. If you have any doubts about any aspects of the uniform, please contact Victoria Macaulay for KS3 or Jill Spence for KS4.

• Nails should be unvarnished without extensions and an appropriate length for sporting activities and practical subjects Hair must be tidy and should be tied back in subjects where longer hair may present a health and safety risk. A pupil’s eyes should always be visible. Hairbands should be unobtrusive. Braids and hair jewellery are not to be worn. Hair clips should be plain. Hair should be smartly styled and suitable for the workplace; it should not appear closely shaven or unnaturally coloured

• Outer wear is not to be worn in school buildings • Skirt length should no more than 10cm above the knee (best measured by kneeling!) • Belts should be plain black with a simple, plain buckle


Equipment List •

A device (not a mobile phone) which is capable of word processing and researching (KS4 only)

Reading Book

Pen (ink or equivalent)

Pencils and coloured pencils/pens

Pencil Sharpener

• Eraser •

Highlighters

30cm ruler

Casio Scientific Calculator (not mobile phone calculator)

• Scissors • Glue • Memory Stick •

Protractor and compass

P.E. kit (on appropriate days)

Clear water bottle 


Expectations of behaviour We expect our pupils to adhere to the Code of Conduct, to build good relationships with all members of our community and to function as you would hope with a well-balanced family: being respectful, supportive and using good manners at the forefront of all that you do.

Code of Conduct Pupil Conduct and Care Guidelines produced by Student Forum

• Mutual respect is key • Look after the school environment • Look after each other • Social media - think before you post • Do something wrong - own up • Stressed or sad – ask for support • Be loyal to the school, teachers and pupils • Always report bad behaviour


Student Forum Our Student Forum consists of a group of pupils, one chosen from each tutor group, who meet termly to discuss various matters that concern the pupil community; it is the voice of the pupils and is run by our School Captains supervised by Heads of Key Stage and Tracy Knowles. You will be invited to become a Student Forum Representative via your tutor group.


Travelling on school buses In general terms, behaviour on school transport is governed by school rules. As such, breaking of these rules will be treated as if they have taken place within school. It is our expectation that our older pupils will be particularly thoughtful and community-spirited towards the younger members of our community, helping them and making them feel comfortable to be with older pupils wherever possible.

Safeguarding

What to do if you are feeling bullied. You do not have to put up with it. We will help you to stop it. You should feel free to speak to your parents or guardians or any member of staff in Sibford School if you feel bullied or you see someone being bullied. Don’t be afraid to tell someone. Key people that you can talk to are: •

your tutor

Pupils travelling on school transport are expected to act in a sensible and respectful manner with regard to the driver, other bus users and the public.

your Head of Year

Please note the bus travel specific regulations below:

the Wellbeing Coaches

the School Nurse

• Seat belts must always be worn when travelling on school buses.

the House Staff

Pupils must sit throughout the journey; no putting feet up onto seats.

Windows should only be opened with the driver’s consent.

• Eating is not allowed on school buses. Pupils may drink from their water bottles. •

Pupils should show respect for others’ property

Pupils may use their mobile phone whilst travelling to/from school. If listening to music pupils must use headphones not speakers. Pupils must not take any photographs whilst travelling on school buses.

• Foul language is not acceptable. Acting in an unacceptable way may result in a period of suspension from using school buses, as misbehaviour compromises the safety of both passengers and drivers. All pupils who use our Day Pupils’ Travel are required to complete an agreement and return it to Caroline Cartwright, Sibford School, Sibford Ferris, Banbury OX15 5QL.

• Designated Safeguarding lead, Tracy Knowles. • Deputy Safeguarding leads, Edward Rossiter and V Macaulay.

Tracy Knowles Edward Rossiter

V Macaulay

You can read the full Social Respect policy online at www.sibfordschool.co.uk/school-policies/.

Lanyards • Staff at Sibford wear a green lanyard. •

Visitors will wear either an orange lanyard or a red one.

• Every adult on campus should wear a lanyard to ensure they are registered by the school. •

Green Lanyard – Sibford School staff

Orange Lanyard – Someone employed by Sibford School for occasional work.

Red Lanyard – Not employed by Sibford School. You should not be alone with anyone wearing a red lanyard.

If you see someone without a lanyard or someone wearing a red lanyard alone in school, please tell a trusted adult immediately.


Autumn Term 2019 Term starts

Wednesday 4th September

Exeat

Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September

Half term

Spring Term 2020 Term starts

Monday 6th January

Exeat

Friday 24th to Sunday 26th January

Half term

Friday 18th October to Monday 4th November (2-week break)

Friday 14th to Monday 24th February

Exeat

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th March

Term ends

Friday 27th March

Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th November Friday 13th December

Exeat

Term ends

Summer Term 2020 Term starts

Monday 20th April

Exeat

Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th (includes Bank holiday on 8th May)

Half term

Friday 22nd May to Monday 1st June

Open Day

Saturday 13th June (all pupils to attend)

Term ends

Friday 3rd July

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