The Royal Manor Arts College is a centre of excellence for the Arts, providing artistic and cultural enrichment for its students in partnership with the local community.
We educate young people towards excellence in all dimensions of their lives, recognising the uniqueness of each and the equality of all.
Through creativity, innovation and enterprise individuals will broaden their horizons, maximise their potential and make meaningful contributions to society.
College Rules and Discipline
"TREAT OTHERS AS YOU WOULD WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU."
The College does not have a long list of rules. We expect students to behave in a sensible fashion at all times and we place great emphasis upon self-discipline and good manners. Many of our rules are already included in this booklet, but we would like to repeat the following.
- It is forbidden for students to leave the premises without written permission and without signing out.
- Students MUST sign in the late book when they miss registration.
- It is forbidden for students to smoke on the way to or from College, or on the premises.
- Students are not permitted to ride their bicycles on the College premises.
- Students are not usually allowed to eat in classrooms.
- Chewing gum is forbidden in College.
- College uniform must be worn at all times.
- No trainers are permitted in the buildings, except for PE.
- The only items of jewellery allowed are a watch and one stud per ear. These must be removed for PE.
- We do not allow extremes of fashion, either in hair style or clothing. This includes such things as the shaving of eyebrows or wearing of other body ornamentation.
Bad behaviour will not be tolerated at any time and will be checked. How this is done is a matter for the judgement of individual staff but in general a student who is constantly disobedient will be reported to the Head of Department or Year Head who will inform the parents. On occasions students will be required to spend time in the Behavioural Centre.
We try not to use detentions as the first punishment. In any case, if we do give a detention, you, the parents, will be informed at least 24 hours in advance. The College has the sole right to make judgements about how best to maintain discipline.
For truancy we usually insist that the student makes up the time lost. Truancy is usually a symptom of other problems and we will always try to find out what those problems are and solve them. We are more concerned with solving the problem than punishing the offence. If you know there is a problem, please do not hesitate to contact us. The first point of reference should be the Form Tutor or Head of Year. If they are unavailable please ask for an appointment with the Deputy or Assistant Headteacher. We will always see parents, although you may have to wait a little while as we all teach and have other commitments.
The Education Social Worker is also available to talk to parents. The contact number is 01305 224422.
Children do lose things at College. Lost property is frequently handed into the office. Obviously with 800+ children it is essential that all items are named. Valuable items must not be brought to College. Personal stereos and hand held computer games are not allowed, nor are tape recorders or other electrical goods. Mobile phones and pagers are not allowed in college. If found, such items will be confiscated.
The reason for this strict rule is that these items are seen as attractive fashion accessories and can tempt some children towards theft. The College accepts NO responsibility for the theft or loss of any items that should not be in College in the first place.
Student Lunchtime Expectations
||It is expected that all students will comply with the following so that a positive atmosphere is always maintained around Royal Manor Arts College.|
||Canteen food to be eaten in the Dining Hall.|
||Packed lunches to be eaten in the Dining Hall or outside.|
||Litter will be put in the litter bins provided.|
||Students will walk in the corridor at all times.|
||Students will wear the correct College uniform (trainers permitted ONLY if playing football in the hard court areas).|
||Students will show lunchtime passes if going home for lunch and on their return if asked.|
||Students will line up for lunch in a sensible manner.|
||Ball games will be played only in the hard courts or on the grass.|
||It is Year 11 privilege to go to the front of the dinner queue with appropriate identification.|
||It is Year 11 privilege to have the use of the Youth Centre at lunchtime, provided the instructions of the midday supervisor are followed.|