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with specialist sports status

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with specialist sports status
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Home >> Supporting Your Child >> Learning Support Department >> Q: What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?

Published on - 16-05-2016

Q: What is the pastoral, medical and social support available in the school?

  • The school uses a positive behaviour management system.  Every lesson, every student will receive a stamp from the teacher for abiding by the five golden rules:
    1. Uniform
    2. Behaviour
    3. On Time
    4. Equipment
    5. On Task
  • Stamps are monitored by tutors and are linked to rewards such as the Leavers’ Ball or the opportunity to go to Thorpe Park during a school day.  This enables the Heads of Year to identify students who are falling behind their peers, to investigate and to address the reasons for this.
  • BHCS operates a horizontal tutoring system, which means that students are placed with students from the same Year group in KS4.
  • In Key Stage 3, students are placed in to a vertical tutoring system which allows for the Year 7 students to be supported and mentored by our current Year 8 students.
  • Tutors are the main point of contact for parents/carers about their child’s pastoral and social well-being.

Q: Where can I find Hampshire’s Local offer?

Every Local Authority has a duty to set out in one place the provision that it expects to be available across education, health and social care for ch...

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Q: Who can I contact for further information outside of BHCS?

Additionally, the school liaises with and can refer parents/carers to the following agencies for information and support: Parent Partnership, offer...

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Q: Who can I contact for further information at BHCS?

A parent/carer’s first point of contact should be the child’s tutor to share concerns Miss H Heath Head of Year 7 & 8, Zone 7...

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Q: How do we know if it has had an impact?

We see evidence that the student is making progress academically against national/age expected measures and that the gap is narrowing – they a...

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Q: How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child will receive?

Our provision is arranged to meet our students’ needs, within the resources available.  This approach reflects the fact that different st...

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Q: How are the school’s resources allocated and matched to children’s needs?

We ensure that all students with SEND have their needs met to the best of the school’s ability, within the funds available. The budget is all...

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How will the school prepare and support my child when joining the school and transferring to a new school?

Our goal is to make sure our new students feel like they belong at BHCS before they officially arrive.  Learning is most effective when student...

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Q: How accessible is the school environment?

Apart from 6 classrooms in the English Block, the school is all on ground level but some faculty blocks need to be accessed by steps or permanent ra...

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Q: How will my child be included in activities outside the classroom including school trips?

All students are entitled to be included in all parts of the school curriculum and we aim for all students to be included on school trips. We will p...

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Q: How will my child be able to contribute their views?

Students’ views are highly valued at the school and their opinions are sought on many areas of school life, as well as their own learning. ...

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