Attitude for Excellence – We ARE

In order to achieve excellence for all‘ , we expect students, staff and parents to work together to create an environment that facilitates and seizes upon the effective teaching and learning they will receive at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form.

In principle, students must:All elements of our school community (students, staff and adults at home) need to be aware of the standards that are expected of them and have an important role in modelling, promoting and upholding these standards.  This commitment to excellence is encapsulated in the home – student – school pledge, which can be found in our School Matters publication.

School Matters 2022 – 2023

This commitment to the highest standards of behaviour and attitude will help build a socially cohesive community, where boundaries and expectations are clear so that students have direction, feel safe, nurtured and included. 

This also ensures that all students leave Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form with the fundamental characteristics of excellence needed to achieve as life-long learners, contribute positively to the wider community and lead a successful and fulfilling life. 

From September 2022 we have begun to teach all students a number of Social Routines.  These are basically straight-forward lists of positive behaviours that we expect all students to follow in everyday situations such as the start of a lesson, during a lesson or in an assembly.

You can see the various Social Routines in detail by clicking HERE.

(Note:  PE and Drama have made minor changes to their routines in response to their specialist subject teaching spaces.)

We are using lesson time over these first few weeks to carefully teach, check and re-teach the routines to our students so that they are understood by all – and become positive habits.  Whilst we are using the school’s points system on ClassCharts to reward students who are rising to the challenge of adopting our Social Routines, we will move to issuing negative points for students who refuse to comply with our standards.

Ultimately, this embeds excellence for all because all of us ARE: Aspirational, Respectful and Engaged.

Expectations at School

The expectations of students at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form ARE:

We ARE Aspirational because we:

  • Complete work to the best of our ability and meet deadlines

  • Walk purposefully and calmly through school

  • Present ourselves and our work neatly.

We ARE Respectful because we:

  • Follow instructions calmly

  • Use kind language and are considerate of others

  • Look after our environment

We ARE Engaged because we:

  • Consistently attend school and lessons on time

  • Keep focused on our work

  • Keep our voices to an appropriate volume

For more information on our Rewards and Sanctions please click here

In reaction to COVID-19 – We will keep each other safe because we:

  • Follow social distancing guidance (follow instructions from staff on duty, move quickly, purposefully and calmly, when outside, minimise contact with others)

  • Follow universal hygiene procedures (wash hands, sanitise, catch it, bin it, kill it)

  • Switch phones off on arrival and leave them in their bag all day.