Aims & School Code
We aim for the children in our care:
- to be happy
- to feel safe and secure
- to be educated in an attractive and stimulating environment
- to be valued, challenged and fulfilled irrespective of their strengths or weaknesses
- to achieve their full potential
- to develop peer and adult relationships
- to be nurtured in their faith
to be recognised as being unique, gifted and created by God
As a Christian community we strive daily to live out in practice the Gospel values and to seek to deepen our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We believe that all members of our community are created by God and so deserve and should receive equal love, justice, respect and opportunities for growth and fulfilment. In our community the needs of each student are met through skilled pastoral support with lots of praise and acknowledgement of student effort and achievement.
The St Simon Stock Catholic School Code
As a Christian Community we will:
- respect ourselves
- respect others
- respect our environment
- be polite at all times
- arrive on time for school and lessons
- be prepared with the correct books and equipment
- work in all lessons to the best of our ability
- listen carefully when spoken to by others
- be responsible for our own actions
- be correctly dressed at all times
- do our best and strive for excellence
The school is particularly concerned to foster a Christian atmosphere and to reinforce the values and beliefs of the Christian family. Good discipline is essential for the personal development of the students in our care. The
Christian relationships, which are fostered between all members of the school community, help towards the attainment of self-discipline.
The school rules reflect Christian concern for the good of the individual, the community and the environment. Self-discipline and consideration for others are the basis for the school rules. Our aim is a high standard of behaviour and courtesy both inside and outside school. We also insist on good standards of punctuality, cleanliness and appearance. Courtesy, good manners and good language should be genuine and not simply displayed when within sight of a member of staff. We do not allow extremes of fashion in either dress or hairstyles.
Above all, we seek to instil in our students an honest and realistic set of values.
Students are expected to keep the rules and regulations of the school; behave in an orderly, civilised and well-mannered way in school, on the way to and from school and when taking part in any activities organised by the school; obey members of staff and prefects.
The School Rules are as follows:
1. No student may leave the school without permission from the appropriate Head of Year.
2. Absence from school must be explained by a written note from parents on the day the student returns toschool, even when a telephone message has been received.
3. Staff and Prefects must be respected and obeyed at all times. Rudeness or bad language will not be tolerated.
4 The possession, sale or use of illegal substances, on school premises is absolutely forbidden and could lead to exclusion. The possession of alcohol, tobacco, knives, other dangerous items or pornographic material could be dealt
with as severely as illegal substances.
5. Students will be required to pay for any deliberate damage to property.
6. All 7 to 11 year students must wear school Uniform. Sixth form students must comply with the required dress code.
7. Hair must not be dyed or tinted. No jewellery may be worn, except a single pair of unobtrusive studs in girls' pierced ears. Boys' hair must be short and tidy and clear of the face and shirt collar. Boys must be clean-shaven.
8. Eating and drinking is forbidden in corridors and classrooms. The chewing of gum is not allowed in school.