Establishing School Routines

Getting to and from school

The student’s responsibilities

  • Getting up on time.
  • Leaving the house to get to the bus stop or to school on time.
  • Being in the right place at the right time.
  • Going straight home or making sure parent/carers know if you are staying behind at school.
  • Know what to do if you are delayed getting home for some reason.
  • If you have a mobile phone, it must be kept turned off throughout the day and in your bag.

How parent/carers can help with this

  • Ensure your child knows exactly how to get to and from school.
  • Be clear about the time your child needs to leave home to get to school on time.
  • Make sure they have your contact numbers and/or mobile details.
  • Do not contact your child during the school day on their mobile; if you need to contact them please call school.
Uniform matters

The student’s responsibilities

  • To comply with the school regulations on uniform.
  • Wear your uniform in an appropriate manner which reflects the schools’ high standards.
  • Take pride in your personal appearance, ensuring you look smart and tidy at all times.
  • Take good care of all items of uniform and personal property.

How parent/carers can help

  • Check the uniform requirements of the school. All uniform rules are strictly enforced and when followed they avoid confrontation or issues.
  • Name all uniform and PE equipment with labels or a marker pen.
  • On your child’s timetable mark the days they need to bring equipment i.e. PE kit so they can be organised to bring equipment.
The weekly timetable

The student’s responsibilities

  • Know what lessons take place each day
  • Getting to know who your teachers are
  • Remembering and understanding your timetable, including your rooms
  • Getting to lessons on time

How parent/carers/carers can help

  • Reassure your child that they will get to know their way round within days and that they will move around as a group to start with. Most students will have mastered the geography of the school within a couple of weeks.
  • Go over the timetable each day with your child, getting their equipment ready with them and talk about how it works and the timing of the lessons and breaks and lunchtime.