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After launching our new Behaviour for Learning policy in September 2015, it has become apparent that some minor adjustments are needed in order to raise basic expectations. One area of focus is around the essential equipment needed to be successful in school and indeed the workplace.

The essential equipment for school is as follows:

Pencil Pen and Ruler
  • Writing pen (blue or black ink
  • Sharpened pencil
  • Ruler
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener

The list above should be kept within a pencil case or pencil tin which should of course, be graffiti free. Having the equipment within a suitable case supports the longevity of it.

This is the minimum expectation for all students. All equipment can be sourced at a very low cost from local supermarkets and shops and via the Vivo Reward Store for students.

In addition to the list above, students would also benefit from the following:

Calculator
  • Highlighter
  • Coloured pencils
  • Scientific calculator (this can be purchased via the Maths department)

Students arriving at school without the essential equipment for school will now be issued with an A2 breaktime detention by their tutor on every day that they do not have the equipment. This change has been made to ensure that students are well prepared and ready to learn from the moment they enter the classroom. Not having equipment can detract from learning of both the student without equipment and also from other students in the class. Equipment will be checked every morning at tutor time.

As parents, we hope that you will support us in this drive to raise standards and expectations by ensuring that you check your child's equipment and replenish this regularly where needed. If you are struggling to provide equipment, please contact your child's tutor who will be able to offer assistance.

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