Le Rocquier School is, first and foremost, a place to learn. We aim to provide a high quality of education, both in terms of academic achievement and in terms of personal development through wide curricular and extra-curricular opportunities.
We have a highly trained and committed staff, who aim to provide high quality lessons and set high standards – both in and out of lessons.
Our Pastoral System is based on the Form Tutor who takes responsibility for their form – usually between 20 and 25 students – and is responsible for monitoring their academic progress and welfare. Form Tutors are supported by Heads of Year. The Form Tutor develops a strong form identity and spirit of unity. Students are encouraged to grow and develop through these key areas:
- Problem Solving & Independence
- Decision Making
- Perseverance & Resilience
- Collaboration & Enterprise
- Leadership & Initiative
The Form Tutor’s role is to develop an effective and sympathetic relationship with each of the young people in the form. Tutors are the key to a student’s personal development: there to offer advice or consistency; to be a listener and act as a liaison between student and staff.
The form group provides an opportunity for some very valuable experiences. Inter-House events take place regularly and allow all students to have the chance to represent their House.
Our partnership with students encompasses Year Councils where students and staff meet to discuss events and initiatives. Students at Le Rocquier are very good at proposing improvements to the school!
Specialists – not Form Tutors – teach PSE and help students in their personal development.
Project Trident work experience is well established. A number of students go on to complete the Personal Challenge and Community Service parts of the Award. All three sections lead to the coveted Trident Gold Award, gained by some of our students.
Our House System is based on local landmarks. All staff and students are allocated to a House. Events are organised on a regular basis across a wide range of areas from sport to art.
We celebrate achievement at every opportunity! We celebrate achievements in assemblies and in our annual Awards Week when parents, too, come in to join us. We believe in balancing high expectations with praise and reward. Our rewards system allows students to gain house points and other rewards. We have a clear and easy to follow behaviour system for those students who need to improve their behaviours. This is called our ‘Consequences System’. It’s quite simple. If a child disrupts learning, is disrespectful or is not focused on their own learning then a teacher can issue warnings to which there is a consequence such as a detention.
Out ICT kit allows students to learn through the use of ICT in any subject. We have a number of bookable ICT rooms for teachers to use regardless of their subject. Our WIFI network allows students to bring their own device to school if they wish and for us to use laptops or Ipads in classes.