During the year you will be expected to work hard to earn House Achievement points (HAP’s). At the end of the year the house with the most points is the champion house. House captains are presented with the house trophy and students are allowed a day out, usually visiting a theme park to celebrate their success. Points are earned by collecting merits from teachers, sport, quizzes, competitions & exams. The current Houses are Godiva (Blue), Webb Ellis (Yellow), Whittle (Red) and Shakespeare (Purple).
The colour on your tie will correspond to your house, other than this everyone’s uniform is exactly the same & must be worn properly at ALL times.
You will have different teachers for each subject so there will be lots of new people to get to know.
You will see your tutor twice a day during registration. You can ask your tutor if there is anything that you are not sure of or are worried about.
Your Head of Year works with your tutors to make sure that you are able to achieve your true potential in every area of college life. You can find them if you have any problems or if there is some- thing you think they’d like to know. Heads of Year love to hear good news!
There are lots of other members of staff in school that may not be your teachers, however they will be happy to help if you need it.
ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF AT THE COLLEGE SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE SAME RESPECT AND GOOD MANNERS.
You will be set homework from each subject (Maths, English, Science, Art, Drama, Languages, Geography, History, ICT, Life skills, Music & Technology) but don’t worry they won’t all be on the same day!
You will use your planner to record homework so that all tasks are handed in on time.
12.30pm Lunch time – You can either bring your lunch to school or buy it from the canteen.
1.20pm Fourth lesson
2.20pm Fifth lesson
3.20pm PM Registration
3.30pm College finishes
After school activities start.
The bell rings at the beginning & the end of lessons, apart from period 2 & 3 where you will be dismissed by your teacher. There is a warning bell at the start of the day, at the end of lunch & break time, so that you know it’s time to go to lessons or registration.
Once you arrive at school you MUST stay on the site until you leave at 3.30pm. Students are not permitted to leave school during lunchtime, unless you have a signed lunch pass.
Keep all your belongings with you throughout the day – you can get a locker to keep things in if you wish. It is important that all of your belongings are clearly named.
If you are ill you go to the Student Office & tell them. You do not ring home. The school will get in contact with parents if you need to go home.
I have heard a great deal about you from your proud teachers and now I am very keen to meet you! I am delighted to be your Head of Year. Together with your Tutors, I am looking forward to you being part of the best year group Southam College has ever had!
As your Head of Year, I will monitor your achievements and behaviour. I am really looking forward to celebrating your successes with you and your Tutors and I will also be there to support you in case you have any problems. I firmly believe that Southam College has a fantastic caring and community feel that allows everyone to achieve.
I am looking forward to helping make your journey from Primary School to Southam College enjoyable and for you to be able to arrive in September full of excitement, energy and motivation to be the best you can be!