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Senior school lunch sittings take place in the Refectory from 12.50pm. The choice of hot meals changes daily and there is always a selection of fresh sandwiches and salads. Our catering manager ensures meals are healthy and nutritious and caters when necessary for individual dietary requirements.
Throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5, a programme of study has been devised with five broad bands of study under the following headings:
Throughout the school year half days are devoted to the delivery of PSHCE when the whole school is off timetable and able to focus on specific issues. Outside speakers are frequently invited to facilitate these days and enhance the teaching and learning.
Heads of Year and support
From Year 8 the Heads of Year move up annually with their year group until pupils have completed their public examinations at the end of Year 11. In the main, Form Tutors also move with their form which enables staff to get to know pupils and their families particularly well and allows for ease of communication as the need arises. The Head of Year 7 and Head of Sixth form have a specific role in organizing and overseeing important transitional periods and therefore they remain in place year on year.
Year 12 pupils who volunteer to mentor Year 7 pupils undergo specific training in order to carry out the role. They play an important part in settling Year 7 pupils into the school and helping them with any queries or problems by offering support and guidance. Every pupil throughout the school receives further academic mentoring by the teaching staff and they meet several times during the year to focus upon academic performance and target setting.
Rewards and Merits
Pupils receive rewards in the form of ‘Merit’ stickers which can be awarded across a wide range of activities with a particular emphasis on school work. Pupils are given merits for efforts and achievements, for example: consistently high standard of work / effort over a number of weeks; an exceptional piece of work; an exceptional contribution to a House or School event / activity; evidence of exceptional care and consideration for others; great initiative. The numbers of Merits accumulated are recorded and pupils are awarded Certificates which are presented by the Headmaster in school assemblies.
The school aims to bring out the best in everyone and positive reinforcement is used as a general guide. However, the school does not condone bad behaviour and appropriate steps will be taken according to the circumstances. Specific codes of behaviour can be found on the Pupil’s intranet section and our Code of Conduct policies are sent out to parents before entry to the school.
Restorative Practice is widely used in schools, particularly when dealing with emotional and disciplinary issues which occur in everyday school life. Working restoratively helps situations which are a result of particular behaviour such as poor attitude to work, friendship problems and bullying. Dealing restoratively with such situations helps pupils to understand how their behaviour affects others and what should be done to put right the harm. It allows pupils to take responsibility for their actions and understand the consequences of their behaviour. At Hull Collegiate School, we regard Restorative Practice as the tool in which we build and maintain healthy relationships, particularly in the following areas: