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Year 7 Guide 2015

Sidmouth
College
Believe Inspire Succeed

YEAR 7 GUIDE
2015

Welcome to
Sidmouth College

Primley Road - Sidmouth - Devon

Tel: 01395 514823

www.sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk

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Year 7 Guide 2015

JULY 2015
I am in

... House

My tutors name is -

..

My Head of House is -

.....

Complete this page NOW!

Remember - to remind your parent or carer that there is a Parents


Evening on Tuesday 7th July at 7.30pm in the main hall.

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Year 7 Guide 2015

Year 7 Guide in 2015!


This book is intended to help you get to know the College step by step.
In this book you will find Page 4

Visiting the College for the First Time

Page 5

Whos Who

Page 6

Things to Bring on your First Day

Page 7

The Sidmouth College Way

Page 8

Positive Student Action

Page 9

Negative Student Action

Page 10

The College Day and Lunch

Page 11

Bringing a Packed Lunch

Pages 12 - 13

College Uniform and Kit Lists

Pages 14

Tricks of the Trade

Page 15

Homework Tips

Page 16

Registration

Page 17

Get Involved!

Page 18

Physical Education

Page 19

The House System

Page 20

Trips and Visits, Music, The Library and Computers

Page 21

Computers and Student Support

Page 22

Mobile Phone & Mobile Device Policy and

Attendance
Page 23

Safeguarding

Page 24

Key Things to Remember

Page 25

Personal Development

Pages 26 - 27

The College Map

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Year 7 Guide 2015

Visiting the College for the


First Time
Welcome to Sidmouth College where you are going to spend 2 days with us before
the Summer holidays. During this time you are going to:

Meet your tutor


Meet your tutor group and begin to get to know them
Meet some of the staff
Find out how the College runs - including the restaurant and the registration
system.

You will also have some sample lessons. These will usually include:

English
Science
Mathematics
PE

Top Tips!
Write down below the time you will need to arrive on the second day, and the
room number where you need to go.

Things I need to bring on the second day:

Time to arrive:

Room:

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Year 7 Guide 2015

Whos Who

MR K DUNCAN is the
College Principal.

MR J INGHAM-HILL is a
College Vice Principal.

MR M WHITE is a
College Vice Principal.

MR M DUDLEY is a
College Vice Principal.

The First Aid Team is:

Ms E Harris
Mrs J Barrett
Mrs D Elliott
Mrs K Furzey
Ms T Walker

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Things to Bring on your First Day


On the first day in September, you should bring:
Some money to top up your meal account or a packed lunch. The set meal costs 2.20p.
Your bus fare if you need it, or a bus pass if you have one.
A pen
A pencil
Coloured pencils/pens
A ruler
A rubber
A notebook
This book. Remember that it has a map in it to help you find your way around.
A strong bag to carry it all in - not a carrier bag that might fall apart!
Your tutor may have asked you to bring some money in on the first day.

Top Tip!

Why dont you tick them off on the list as you pack them.
Once you know what day your lessons are, you will need to remember to
bring your books to lessons. It is important to bring your P.E. kit on the right
days as well.

Remember to wear your school uniform!

Year 7 Guide 2015

The Sidmouth College Way


Be ready to learn:

Have the right equipment

Wear the correct uniform in the correct way

Be on time to lessons

Settle quickly on entering a classroom

Sit in your seating plan

Follow instructions

Enable others to learn:

Be patient with others

Listen to others

Respect peoples personal space and property

Take your turn

Treat others and the environment with respect:

Only eat in the designated places

Do not drop litter

Remember that manners matter

Make sure others feel safe around you

Speak to others as you would like to be spoken to

Be a good role model to others

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Positive Student Action


Positive Choices

Praise Points

P1.1 - Good contribution to your learning

P1
Work well for
yourself

+ 1 Point

P1.2 - Improvement in learning


SP3 - 20-25 stamps worth 1 reward point

P2.1 - Excellent contribution to learning

P2
Being a good role model for
others

P2.2 - Special consideration given to others

+ 2 Points

P2.3 - Respect shown for others and


environment
SP4 - 26 stamps worth 2 reward points

P3
Outstanding
representative for
Sidmouth
College

+ 3 Points

P3.1 - Consistent effort/conduct throughout the


term
P3.2 - Department/HOY Commendation

P4.1 - Excellent attendance during the year


P4.2 - Department top achiever

P4
Achievement which benefits
the College and wider
community

+ 4 Points

P4.3 - Participation in College/community life


P4.4 - Outstanding effort/conduct
P4.5 - Senior Leadership Commendation

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Negative Student Action


Stop and think: you are putting the
learning of others at risk

C1
Failure to
change
behaviour

C2
Failure to
change
behaviour

C3
Failure to
change
behaviour or
single
Serious
incident

Stop and
think: you
are putting
the learning
of others at
risk

You are
harming the
learning
environment

Department
parking

Failure to work/ co-operate in


Departmental parking

C4
Failure to
change
behaviour OR
single
significant
incident

Isolation

Choices
Things that will happen:
Clear warnings will be given to you so that you can correct
your behaviour
Meeting with your class teacher/tutor outside the normal
lesson time/tutorial (up to 10 minutes)
1 negative point will be recorded on SIMS behaviour log
reflecting the severity of your behaviour.
Other options may be used:
You may be moved to a different seat
You may be asked to remain behind at the end of the
lesson/do community service.
Things that will happen:
Meeting with subject teacher/Head of Department or Tutor
outside the normal lesson time (up to 20 minutes)
2 negative points recorded on SIMS behaviour log for each
incident.
Other options may be used:
Parents/carers may be contacted
Sidmouth College Inclusion Phases and Report Card

Things that will happen:


Subject/Department detention
Department/Year referral
3 negative points reported on SIMS behaviour log
Parents/carers contacted.
Other options may be used:
Parents/carers may be invited into College
Disciplinary Panel meeting
SC Inclusion Phases and Report Card
Referral to other professionals
Alternative Day, Internal Isolation or a Fixed Term
Exclusion for repeated C3
Things that will happen:
Alternative Day or fixed term exclusion
4 negative points reported on SIMS behaviour log
Other options may be used:
Parents/carers contacted and invited into College
Governors Disciplinary Panel meeting
SC Inclusion Phases and report card
Referral to other professionals.

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The College Day


The times of the School day are as follows:8.50 - 9.15am

Registration/Assembly

9.15 - 10.15am

Period 1

10.15 - 11.15am

Period 2

11.15 - 11.35am

Break

11.35 - 12.35pm

Period 3

12.35 - 1.35pm

Period 4

1.35 - 2.20pm

Lunch

2.20 - 3.20pm

Period 5

3.20pm

End of School

Lunch
There is a wide range of healthy hot and cold meals on sale in the Restaurant
every lunchtime.
Each year group takes it in turn to go into lunch first. When you are in Year 7,
you are first into lunch on MONDAYS. A bell rings to tell when it is time to
line up outside. Your tutor will show you where to wait.
Each day there is a set meal - in September it will remain at 2.20. Or you
can choose from the wide selection of food and drink available.
If you receive free school lunches you are entitled to a packed lunch if you let
the Canteen know when you are going on trips.

Year 7 Guide 2015

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Bringing a Packed Lunch


Keep it balanced Some ideas on packed lunches
The College Canteen provides a wide variety of nutritious and healthy food. So
why not make use of this service. However, we understand that some of you
might want to bring a packed lunch.
If you are bringing a packed lunch to school, as well as an airtight container it is
a good idea to use a cool bag. This is an insulated box that keeps the food
container cool during the day. This is especially important on hot days. In any
event, packed lunch containers should be kept away from direct sunlight. Cool
bags can be bought cheaply from many supermarkets and other large stores.
The Food in Schools campaign came up with this useful checklist for healthier
lunchboxes:

Have you included


a good portion of starchy food, e.g. wholegrain bap, thick sliced wholemeal
bread, chapatti, pitta pocket, pasta or rice salad?
plenty of fruit and vegetables, e.g. an apple, satsuma, handful of cherry
tomatoes or carrot sticks, mini-can of fruit chunks or small box of raisins?

a portion of semi skimmed milk or dairy food, e.g. individual cheese portion or
pot of yogurt?
a portion of lean meat, fish or alternative, e.g. ham, chicken, beef, tuna, egg, or
hummus?
a drink, e.g. a fruit juice, semi skimmed milk or water?
Enjoy your lunch!

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What Should I Wear?


All clothing and kit should be clearly marked with the owners name. House ties can
normally be bought from the College Office.

BOYS

GIRLS

Your uniform is like this -

Your uniform is like this -

*Black single-breasted jacket with


embroidered logo

*Black single-breasted jacket with


embroidered logo

Plain mid grey or black formal pressed


trousers** (plain black belt )

*Mid grey knee-length box-pleated skirt (no


additional finishing details such as zips on
pockets, patches etc) OR mid grey or black
formal pressed trousers** (plain black belt )

Plain white shirt (to button to the collar)


*Clip-0n College tie with House colour

Plain white blouse (to button to the collar)

Black formal shoes (no boots, trainers, canvas


shoes)

*Clip-on College tie with House colour

Black or grey socks

Black formal shoes (no boots, trainers, canvas


shoes)

Black V-neck jumper, plain (OPTIONAL)

Black tights or white ankle socks

*Black rain jacket (with logo) (OPTIONAL)

Black V-neck jumper, plain (OPTIONAL)

Aprons for Art and Technology

Black rain jacket (with logo) (OPTIONAL)


Aprons for Art and Technology

Did you know?

Jewellery

There is a slightly different tie for each House


in the College. Do you know which House you are in?

Eyebrow jewellery, nose, tongue and lip studs must


not be worn. Only sleepers or small stud earrings
may be worn (one per ear). Only one ring may be
worn.

DRAKE

Green stripe

GRENVILLE

Blue stripe

Make-up
RALEIGH

Red stripe

SCOTT

Yellow stripe

* Items available from Thomas Moore and Honiton


Sports Shop
** Trousers must not be excessively skinny or baggy and
must be worn on the waist (not low-slung) and full
length. No denim; no jean-style cut (with rear pockets
and rear yoke seam); no ornate decorative buttons/
studs.

No nail-varnish is permitted or excessive make-up


(eg, heavy or brightly coloured eye make-up, drawn
on eyebrows, lipstick or foundation). Students may
be asked to remove make-up at the discretion of a
member of staff.

Hair
Hair colour should be natural and consistent (i.e.
not streaked), and avoid extremes of fashion.
NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR ANY STUDENT: hooded
tops; jeans; informal/skinny/stretchy trousers such
as those from Miss Sexy or leggings.

Top Tips!
Why dont you tick off the list when you have got it ready.

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What Should I Wear for P.E. Lessons?


There is a College kit list. You will only need some of these things at special
times of the year. Your P.E. teacher will explain.

BOYS

GIRLS

*College rugby shirt with House colour and


logo

Grey sweatshirt with hood and logo

Navy blue shadow stripe and/or rugby


shorts

Navy blue shadow stripe shorts (no skin


tight or micro-fibre shorts)

Navy blue football socks

Navy blue hockey socks

Football boots

Shin pads

Shin pads

Mouthguard

Mouthguard

Trainers (non-marking soles)

Trainers (non-marking soles)

White gym socks

White gym socks

*White polo shirt with logo

*White polo shirt with logo

Kit bag

Kit bag

Astro shoes (optional)

Astro shoes (optional)


* Items available from Thomas Moore and Honiton Sports Shop

The Rugby Football Union recently issued this advice to parents:Mouthguards are essential for body contact sports such as rugby
and hockey. Properly made they provide protection for the teeth and
soft tissues and help to prevent concussion. Mouthguards should be
custom made from accurate upper and lower impressions of the
mouth.
Base Layers: In very cold weather, students may choose to wear a base
layer technical top underneath their PE top if they wish to. The base
layer must match the colour of their PE top, i.e., navy underneath the
blue outdoor top and white underneath the white polo shirt.

Top Tips!
Why dont you tick off the list when you have got it ready.
Make sure that your kit has got your name inside.

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Tricks of the Trade


Here are 10 of our favourite ideas to help you keep organised.
1.

Only have the things you need in your pencil case.

2.

Have a notepad to put spellings, notes etc in.

3.

Put a label on your books, so you can recognise which one it is - some
of them will be the same colour!

4.

Pack your things for school the night before. Then you wont be
rushing around in the morning.

5.

Keep a spare pen. You never know when it will come in handy.

6.

Keep a copy of your timetable on display somewhere at home.

7.

Make sure you know if any lessons are different each week.

8.

Keep your Student Planner neat.

9.

Dont draw on your school books. If you do, you will be charged for a
new one.

10.

If you dont understand the homework, ask the teacher right away.
They wont bite your head off!

Top Tip!
Try to collect your own list of Tricks of the Trade. Use them yourself, and
pass them on to your friends.

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Homework Tips
1.

Write down the homework carefully in your Student Planner.

2.

Try and do your homework the night you get it. Dont let it build up.

3.

Dont do your homework while watching your favourite TV programme.

4.

Organise your homework around the other things you want to. Dont
try and do two things at once.

5.

When you get home, have a break before doing any homework.

6.

Dont do your homework late at night.

7.

If you dont understand the work you have been set, always ask the
teacher who set it to help.

8.

Always write the homework you have been set in your Student Planner.
Make sure you understand what you have written down before you
leave the lesson.

9.

Make sure you get your parent to check your Planner and sign it
every week.

10.

Dont spend too long on each homework. You should get about 30
minutes work per subject, and about one and a half hours a night in
all.

11.

Make sure you do your homework well, and try to get it to a good
standard.

12.

Always hand your homework in on the day you have been asked to.
You should have written the date down in your Student Planner.

13.

Help is available from Student Support so do not hesitate to ask.

14.

It is planned to set up a Homework Club in the Autumn Term. Further


details will be available when you start in September.

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Registration
You will register at 8.50 am in your tutor room. Your tutor will enter your
name on their computer to mark you as present. At the end of lunch you
should go straight to lesson 5.
If you arrive at the College late in the morning, you will need to go to Room
65 to be registered. However, if you arrive after 9.20am you will need to
report to Reception.
Where possible we would ask you to try and arrange medical and other
appointments at times outside of the school day. If you have a medical or
other appointment that simply has to be in school time, ask your parent/
carer to give you a note. Please give the note to your tutor in advance.
They will make sure that your appointment is put on the computer system,
so that your subject teachers know that you will away that day.
If you have to leave the College site during the day, to go to a medical
appointment, remember to sign out at Reception before you leave and sign
in again when you return.

If you are away from school ill, the procedure is that your parent/carer
must ring the College before 9.10am on the first day to let us know, and on
each subsequent day of illness. Your parent/carer will receive a text/phone
call from the Office if we do not know where you are.
Subject staff will also register you in each lesson to monitor your
attendance so that they will know whether or not you are in school, and if
you are late.
Top Tips!

Make sure that you are in your tutor room when the bell goes at 8.50 am.
It is good manners to be silent when the teacher comes in. It is also easier
to hear the register being called. You do not want to be marked absent
just because you did not hear your name.
After the register stay quiet, because tutors often have notices to read out,
about lunch time practices, meetings and other important things.

Netball
Coaching All
Year Groups
Sports Hall Mrs N Humphries

Basketball Spor ts hall


LED coach
(chargeable)
Drama GCSE/A level
Rehearsals
Youth Theatre
Rehearsals

After school

***Room 49 open all


lunch***
SCW / MCW
All years for computer based
homework / assignments

***Room 49 open all


lunch***
SCW / MCW
All years for computer
based homework / assignments

After school

Trampolining Spor ts
Hall BW
Hockey for boys &
girls Astro - KHB
Health & Social CareCatch Up First
Half of lunch LW
- Room 10C
Fashion Focus Club
JK/CS - Room 44
Duke of Edinburgh
Award Drop In
Meeting SL
Room 50
Drama GCSE Intervention
GCSE Photography
1.40 Room 41/42 PR

Lunchtime

TUESDAY

Years 9 & 10 Rugby Field- RC


Girls Cricket
Sports Hall
MPD
GCSE Theory club
room 30 - LM
KS3 Art catch-up
and support
IO - Room 43
Sidmouth
College Choir
1.50-2.25 VA
Music Room
Drama GCSE
Intervention

Lunchtime

MONDAY

Youth Theatre Rehearsals

Hockey Club All Year


groups - Astr o
KHB
GCSE Trampolining
Club KS4 - Spor ts
Hall BW (week 2
Only)
Drama GCSE /A level
Rehearsals

After school

***Room 49 open all lunch***


SCW / MCW
All years for computer based
homework / assignments

Fitness Fun /Sports hall


Athletics (all welcome) Spor ts Hall
LM
Year 7 Rugby Field
JIH/RC
KS4 Art catch-up and
support IO Room
43
Drama GCSE Intervention
Careers Workshop 1.45
onwards NY
Room 45 (From 8th
October)

Lunchtime

WEDNESDAY

Sidmouth College Band


3.35-4.35pm OH
Music Room
Youth Theatre
Rehearsals

After school

***Room 49 open all lunch***


SCW / MCW
All years for computer based
homework / assignments

Year 8 Rugby RC
Girls Basketball Spor ts
Hall- LM
Years 7 & 8 Gymnastics
Gym - KHB
Sidmouth College Brass
Group 1.50-2.25pm
- Music Room Mr
Dommett
French Revision/CatchUp Year 10 & Year
11 Room 64 KH
Drama GCSE Intervention
1.30 2.00 Y 7/8 Drama
Club
GCSE Photography 1.40 Room 41/42 - PR

Lunchtime

THURSDAY

Extra-Curricular Activities Autumn Term 2014

SUNDAY
October onwards
Youth Theatre Rehearsals

Teen gym - Sports Hall


Staff. LED Cost
Girls football Exeter
City coach on Astro
No charge

After school

All Years Netball Cour tsLM


Girls Football astro
Exeter City coach
no charge
Table Tennis/ Badminton
for all Spor ts Hall
BW
Music Technology Group
1.50-2.25pm OH
Music Room
French Magazine Reading Club (G&T Language Students) 2.00
2.30pm Room 64
KH
Drama GCSE Intervention
Code Club Computer
Studies Gifted &
Talented Students in
All Years - Room 49 SCW / MCW
Bible Lives Today Room
10C Mr Perkins

Lunchtime

FRIDAY

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Get Involved!

It is a good idea to get involved in some of the extra-curricular activities that are on offer.
Posters like this one will be displayed around the College. Here is a selection of the activities
available for all years in Autumn 2014. Similar activities will be run in Autumn 2015.

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Physical Education
You have bought the kit, you have got the timetable. But what will you do in
those weekly P.E. lessons?
During your time at the College, you will get the chance to take part in a very
wide range of activities. Try this list for a start (you wont be doing all of
these in Year 7):
Athletics

Hockey

Basketball

Netball

Badminton

Orienteering

Cricket

Rounders

Cross-country

Rugby

Dance

Squash

Football

Tennis

Gymnastics

Volleyball

Health and Fitness

Weight Training

Some activities are done by both boys and girls, and some not.
There are chances to play for the College or your House in many of these
sports. There are also lunchtime or after-school practices you can go to. Ask
your P.E. teacher to tell you about them.
Top Tip!
Try ticking which of these activities you have done before. You could also
mark which ones you would like to find out more about or go to practices
in.
DONT FORGET TO PUT YOUR NAME IN ALL YOUR P.E. KIT.

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The House System


As you start at the College, you will be told which of the 4 Houses you are going
to be in. You could be in:
DRAKE

GRENVILLE

RALEIGH

SCOTT

Tick which House you are going to be in. Remember that you will need to get
the correct House tie (See Page 7). The Houses are all named after famous
explorers who were born in the Westcountry. They were See if you can find out from
these descriptions which
one is which (Answers at
the bottom of the page).

Sir Francis Drake


Sir Richard Grenville

Sir Walter Raleigh


Robert Falcon Scott

a) He was born in Cornwall in 1542. He was the cousin of Sir Walter Raleigh,
and led his cousins first expedition to America. He was killed in 1591 when
fighting against a much larger Spanish fleet. He was

b) He was a famous polar explorer, born in Stoke Damerel in Plymouth in 1868.


He died in 1912 while on an expedition to the South Pole. He was

c) He was a sea captain and explorer, born in Tavistock in 1543. In 1577,


he left England to sail around the world. He played a large part in
defeating the Spanish Armada in 1588. He was
d) He was born in Budleigh Salterton in 1554. He was a soldier, courtier,
poet, historian and explorer. He organised the defence of Devon
against the Spanish Armada. He was

In your House, you compete against each other for points. There are House
matches in:Athletics
Cross-country

Cricket
Hockey

Football
Rugby

Indoor Hockey
Tennis

Basketball

Some competitions have joint Year 7 and 8 teams.


Each House has a Boys and Girls Year Captain, to help organise the teams. You
will choose your Captains during the year.
Whenever you earn House Points, these are added up and go towards a half term
competition. The prize could be a non-uniform day for your House.
Answers to quiz -

a) Grenville

b) Scott

c) Drake

d) Raleigh

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Trips and Visits, Music and The Library


Trips and Visits
During Year 7, there are a number of trips that you will be able to go on. Some will
cost a little money and trips abroad will cost more. Later in the year we have
Activities Week when there are a range of activities at different costs.

Music
You will have the chance to continue or start learning a musical instrument.
Teachers visit the College to teach:
Cello
Clarinet
Cornet
Flute

Guitar
Horn
Percussion
Saxophone

Trombone
Trumpet
Viola
Violin

There is a Carol Service in December and there are regular concerts, or you could
sing with the College Choir.

The Library
Your Library Learning Centre is open from 9am until 3.45pm; Mrs Harrison and
Mrs Tinnion are here to help you with homework, coursework, revision or just to
provide a safe haven at break and lunchtimes. There are always events and
competitions advertised so do pay us a visit or log on to the Eclipse catalogue
system at school or from home.

Computers
If you need to use a computer for work, you may be able to go to Room 30 or Room
49. Sometimes these rooms are open after school as well as at lunchtime.
When you work on the computers in lessons, you will be using a PC. The main
software you will be using is Microsoft Office and the Serif Creative Suite. It is a
good idea to buy a memory stick.
The College is now on-line. Your ICT teacher will explain how you can use the
Internet at school, and save your work onto the College network.
We are also introducing a new College Resources website where you can access
lesson resources for variety of subjects from home and another which enables you
to hand in your work online.

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Computers (cont.)
The College has its own Web Site. The address is:

www.sidmouthcollege.devon.sch.uk
The website is packed full of information about the college. You can take a virtual tour
around the college site, find out about the exciting activities taking place at the college and
much, much more!

Student Support Department


As well as teachers, your tutor and your Head of House, there are other staff in the College
who are available to help students.
The Student Support room is situated on the ground floor in the centre of the College and
is open from 8:45 am until the end of the school day. During break and lunch, Student
Support is open for invited students to spend time playing games, joining in with additional
clubs or available to provide a place for those students wishing to spend some quiet time.
The move to secondary school is a big change for all students. Sometimes extra help is
needed at the beginning of Year 7 and sometimes we help students throughout their time
at the College. You may find that at some stage you need some extra help.
The Student Support Team offer help in all kinds of situations. Some of the things that
they can help with are as follows:
Settling into the new school, finding your way around, getting organised with your
books and equipment.
Settling into new friendship groups
Organising your homework
Literacy and numeracy skills
Help with activities at lunchtimes or break times
Help when you are finding that you dont receive all of your stamps
Someone to talk to if you are feeling upset or worried about school or
something that is happening outside of school.
Student Support has a team of Learning Mentors and other support staff. You may also
find that you have a Learning Mentor in your lesson or you have contact with a Learning
Mentor for some other reason.
We have an Inclusion Manager and a Director of Special Educational Needs , and their job
is to help students who find that they need some additional help, either throughout their
time in the College, or from time to time.
You can ask your tutor or your Head of House to introduce you to these staff. Everyone will
do everything we can to help you settle in and make the most of your years at Sidmouth
College.

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Mobile Phone & Mobile Device Policy


Mobile phones which are brought into College must be turned off and stored out of
sight immediately you arrive on the premises. They must remain turned off and out of
sight until you have left the College site at the end of the day.
If you are observed using a mobile phone by a member of staff for any reason, that
member of staff will confiscate it immediately and take it to the College Reception for
safe keeping. Phones will be returned as outlined on the Colleges Mobile Phone
& Mobile Device Policy which can be seen on the Colleges website under Students
and then Safeguarding.
Occasions may arise where there may be a legitimate reason for making use of mobile
phone technology within a lesson. In this instance mobile phones can only be used if a
teacher specifically requests that students use them within their lesson.
Please be aware that the College accepts no responsibility for the loss, theft or damage
of any phone or other mobile devices brought into the College.

Attendance
Good attendance at school is very important to help you learn and progress.
We know that if you miss lots of school you will not do as well in your education.
Research says that if you miss 17 days of school a year you will gain a GCSE grade lower
than you are capable of.

We want you to achieve as much as possible so we therefore want you to attend school
as often as you can.
Sometimes, you will not be able to come to school due to illness, remember to let us
know and get better as quickly as you can.
To help you we will be rewarding those with perfect attendance. We hope that everyone of you will be in school more than 97% of the time.

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Safeguarding

Mr White

Mrs Clark

Mr Duncan

Mrs Beer

Mr Ingham-Hill

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Key Things to Remember


You will complete this page with your Tutor.
NOTES

Remember - that the first day of next term is Wednesday 2nd September, at 8.50 am.

Year 7 Guide 2015

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Year 7 Personal Development

In one of your lessons, your teacher will ask you to say how useful
you found this book. You can also make some suggestions on how
it could be made better. On these two pages decide on some
questions to help you do that. You could answer them at any
point during your first 2 terms.
1.

2.

3.

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The College Map

39

Inclusion
Centre

38

49

37

Incl

Medical
Room

36

Maths Block

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The College Map

Shade in your tutor room. Write down the rooms where your lessons will be. Your tutor will
give you a timetable. Write down the names of the teachers as well. Try learning their
names.
Subject
Art .....
Drama .....
English...
Geography .......
History ..
Computing ..
Languages .. ..
Mathematics ...........
Music .........
P.E. ..
Religious Education .
Science .
Technology ......

Room No.

Teacher

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