Sherburn High School
School Values & Ethos:
‘Achievement for All’
• Providing an entitlement to challenging and enjoyable learning experiences
• Having high expectations of everyone
• Developing confident, ambitious and determined learners who take pride in everything they do
• Ensuring that everyone feels safe, secure and happy to be at school
• Promoting the acquisition of life skills and a growth mind-set
• Valuing and celebrating each individual’s progress and effort
• Supporting, guiding and inspiring each individual in order to maximise their potential
• Expecting personal responsibility and respect for others
• Developing strong partnerships with other schools and the wider community
At Sherburn we aim to:
Show consideration for everyone in school
Have all the necessary equipment for each lesson
Enter school buildings sensibly and safely
Respect the property of other people
Be dressed appropriately in school uniform
Use every opportunity to learn
Remember to listen before we speak
Notice and appreciate each other’s achievements
•provide a caring, supportive environment in which each individual is valued
•provide a full and balanced curriculum which, as far as is possible, educates each student to the best of his/her ability
•provide records and information about each child’s educational progress as well as the child’s development in other areas of school life.
•arrange regular meetings with each child’s teachers and be available at other times when concerns or questions arise, keeping parents informed about problem areas.
•refer vulnerable students to external agencies with parental/student consent. Agencies can offer advice and information to young people without the consent of a parent but will always aim to involve parents where possible.
• support School Policies, e.g. Behaviour Policy
1. Always be punctual, wait quietly and be fully equipped, ready to work.
The school recognises its legal duties under the Equality Act 2010, in respect of safeguarding and in respect of pupils with special educational needs (SEND).
The wearing of school uniform is required both during school hours and travelling to and from school.
The wearing of the school blazer (apart from with summer uniform) is compulsory when moving around the school but may be removed in lessons at the discretion of the teacher. The wearing of a school jumper or cardigan is optional. The school blazer should be worn with the school badge.
School cardigan and jumpers
Cardigans are to be black and waist length. Jumpers should be black, waist length and v necked so that the House tie is clearly visible. Cardigans and jumpers should not be worn instead of a Blazer (only in summer term will this be permitted with the summer polo).
Trousers are not to be fashion trousers, jeans, chinos or skinny trousers (tight around the legs and ankles). They should not have additional zips. Large belts or fashion belts are not permitted. Leggings are not to be worn.
Skirts are to be black and knee length and not to have long slits at the side. Skirts that are too short or too tight are not permitted. Tights and socks are to be plain black- not patterned.
All students should wear their House clip on tie when not in summer uniform.
Shoes are to be formal black shoes with a black sole. Boots, black trainers or trainer style shoes, black canvas pumps, backless slip on shoes are not permitted. There should be no logos on school shoes.
Baseball caps, hats are not to be worn.
Only one small stud should be worn in both ears. Body piercing is not permissible. Jewellery such as rings, wrist bands, bangles, bracelets and other such accessories should not be worn. Students who wear this jewellery will have it confiscated and it will not be returned until the end of the day.
Lipstick, eye shadow and eye liner are not allowed, however a discreet use of light foundation and mascara are acceptable. Fake tan and any other similar products which are clearly visible are not permitted. Coloured nails, or false nails are not permitted in school.
The colouring of parts of the hair where there is a complete contrast to the main colour is not permitted. Hair colour which is not considered to be natural e.g. blues and purples are not permitted. Students are not to have their hair cut very short (no shorter than grade 2) or have a large variation between hair length in different parts. Having lines or patterns cut into hair is not acceptable. Students with long hair must ensure this does not impede their vision, cover their face or provide a health and safety risk.
Examples of Sherburn High Uniform:
If hair is long it should be tied back for practical lessons. Extremes of colour, style, words and patterns shaved into the hair are inappropriate for school. Outdoor coats are not to be worn in school.
All students are required to bring the correct kit to their PE lesson even if they have a note to be excused. This will allow excused students to assist in the lesson with tasks such as coaching, officiating, setting up of equipment and assisting the teacher with tasks such as measuring and timing.
Examples of PE uniform
The wearing of jewellery is dangerous and therefore not allowed, but if children have pierced ears they may wear one set of studs.