All of the College’s routines, rules and expectations are outline in an information booklet which you can download below. This information is also provided to the families of all students new to the college so that they are completely familiar with life at The Spires College.
More information can be found in the Information booklet (above) and Behaviour Policy.
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Guidance for Students
Homework is work that you are required to do outside of your timetabled lessons. Not all homework is done at home; in fact, some homework tasks might need to be completed at College (in break, lunch or after College) because you need books, equipment or ICT resources that you don’t have at home. Some students find working at home difficult. If this is the case for you, you should complete your homework in College.
You will be given a Homework Timetable. Your tutor will show you how to record your Homework Timetable in your planner.
Your Homework Timetable will help you to plan your time. Your Homework Timetable tells you what homework you should expect to complete each day. The day on which you are expected to complete the homework might not be the day on which it is set. Your subject teacher will tell you:
- (a) What homework you need to do
- (b) What day you should do the homework on
- (c) How, and where, you should record the homework in your planner
If it is easier for you to complete your homework on a different day from that detailed on your timetable, that’s fine, as long as you meet the deadline.
Your planner is a very important tool and you must bring it to college every day. If you lose your planner you should tell your tutor. You will need to buy a new one.
Your tutor will check your planner each week. You must show your planner to your parent or carer and get them to sign it. Your tutor will tell you on which day they will check that your planner has been signed.
It is your responsibility to:
- (a) Bring your planner to school every day
- (b) Complete your homework every day; your planner will tell you what homework you need to do each day
- (c) Record your homework carefully, exactly as directed by your teacher
- (d) Ask your teacher if you don’t understand what you need to write down or where you need to write it down, or what you need to do
The College wants to support all students with their home learning. If a student fails to complete or hand in a piece of homework on time they will be given a de-merit. If a student fails to complete or hand in a piece of homework multiple times, either in one subject or across several subjects, they will be required to attend after-college homework support sessions. The purpose of this is to give the student support in completing their homework. Homework support sessions are from 2.50 pm until 4 pm one afternoon a week.
Remember, you don't need anybody's permission to talk about your worries and you have the right to talk to anyone that you wish.
Our Safeguarding Team below is here to support you. You can also talk to any member of staff with whom you feel comfortable.
Please see the link below for information about keeping yourself safe:
- Lost property should be handed in to reception as soon as possible, not left in classrooms, offices, or taken home, etc.
- Items that are named will be returned to their owner via form tutors if practical or, if the item cannot be left in the tutor’s pigeon hole, a note will be left for the tutor to give to the owner. The owner should then email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to collect the item from the Lost Property Hub by the last Thursday before the next school holiday.
- Un-named items are sorted and stored temporarily. Students and parents should enquire by email to email@example.com if they are looking for something they have lost.
- On the last Thursday before each school holiday, un-named and un-claimed lost property is displayed in the reception foyer and students and parents are invited to claim items that have been lost.
- Items remaining after this are donated to charity, or disposed of.
Please remember that the college is not responsible for personal property bought onto the college site, nor is it liable for any loss should personal property be damaged, lost or stolen. Please carefully consider whether it is appropriate for personal items to be brought to college.