Please may we take this opportunity to remind parents and students that all mobile telephones should be switched off and out of sight at all times from the moment students come onto school site in the morning until the end of the day.
If students feel that they need to make an emergency call this can be done via a college office. Similarly, if parents need to contact their child in an emergency, this can be done via the student’s college office.
The only time that mobile phones can be switched on and taken out of bags is if they are used to support learning in the classroom. In these circumstances teachers must give explicit permission for students to access and switch on their phone. Students must always enter classrooms with mobile phones switched off and out of sight.
From Monday 4th November- If a mobile phone is either seen by a member of staff or if it is switched on without staff permission being given, then a lunch study referral will be issued to the student by the staff member concerned.
We would be grateful if you would talk with your son or daughter about these procedures before the start of next term.
At Homewood School, we actively promote positive, inclusive values. These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and acceptance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British Values are those values expected of anyone living in a modern Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief and our ethos reflects these values.
Our aim is to for students to build positive relationships with those around them and show empathy towards other less fortunate than themselves.
At Homewood School British values are embodied in the following more specific ways:
Through the curriculum:
Students study ERS, (PSHE) and Citizenship. These curriculum areas and college assemblies cover topics such as:
- Study of the main religions from around the world
- Rights and responsibilities
- Democracy, active citizenship and participation
- Healthy lifestyles
- Preparing for future careers
- Building resilience
- Current affairs
- Charity work
Lessons across the curriculum encourage students to work together and respect others
The Homewood Home School Agreement helps to emphasise the importance of upholding the school’s values of Respect, Learning and Belonging.
Students also have the opportunity to volunteer in a range responsibility posts depending on their interests and passions. These include:
- Lead learners
- College prefects
- Student Council committee members
- KS5 Cabinet members
The school also operates extra– curricular clubs including:
- Duke of Edinburgh award scheme
- Christian Prayer Group
- A range of art and technology clubs
- A large range of sports clubs
- A large range of music clubs
- Drama and Dance Clubs