Head Teacher’s Welcome
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to RISE Education and thank you for taking the time to read through this Handbook.
The handbook will enable you to gain a clear understanding of how we operate as a School as well as our expectation of parents and pupils.
By having a son/daughter at RISE, you are automatically a member of the rise Parents Association (TPA). We are an inclusive, informal, relaxed gathering of parents like you, and we aim to be a source of information and support for ALL RISE parents and their concerns in the education of their sons/daughters.
We hope that the handbook will also dispel any misconception there may be about the School, thus paving the way for a positive and productive working relationship.
We look forward to a happy and successful partnership.
Welcome to the Community of RISE Parents!
Joe Kerson BA (Hons) MA
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Behaviour and Conduct
- Verbal Warning
- Meeting with House group mentor/tutor
- Written warning sent to parents
- Referral to the Headteacher
- Contact School Inclusion Manager/Merton Alternative Education Manager
- Referral to Head which may result in permanent exclusion
- Criminal Damage /Assault on Staff
Any damage caused to the property or any of the equipment by a pupil will be seen as an act of criminal damage. Repairs to school property necessitated by criminal damage on the part of a pupil will be charged to the parent. Equal Opportunities Our school actively promotes equality of opportunity for all. We will not tolerate discrimination in any form against any member of staff or pupil on the grounds of race, culture, religious beliefs, ability, gender or sexuality.
Safeguarding and Child Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
Any parent or pupil who has a concern must contact the Safeguarding Officer at the school, who will deal with the matter and offer support and advice. Safeguarding Officer:
Anti-bullying The school operates an anti-bullying policy, and any issue of bullying will not be tolerated. Any pupil found to be causing distress to another, be it verbally, emotionally or physically will be referred to the Safeguarding Officer. This could result in the matter being reported to the Police. Cyber bullying is fast becoming a trend on many social networking sites, and we aim to raise awareness within the school so as to prevent it occurring. Any pupil who is a victim of cyber bullying
- Unauthorised access to, loss of or sharing of personal information.
- The risk of being subject to grooming by those with whom they make contact on the Internet.
- The sharing/distribution of personal images without an individual’s consent or knowledge.
- Inappropriate communication/contact with others, including strangers.
- Access to unsuitable video/Internet games.
- An inability to evaluate the quality, accuracy and relevance of information on the Internet.
- Plagiarism and copyright infringement.
Illegal downloading of music or video files. The potential for excessive use which may impact on the social and emotional development and learning of the young person.
Attendance and Punctuality
If a pupil has not reported for school 10 minutes past their scheduled start time, the school will first attempt to call the pupil to find out where they are.A subsequent call may be made to the parent if:
- We are unable to contact pupil on their phone
- We require confirmation on reason for absence
Any absence that is not supported by a letter, medical form or telephone call from the parent confirming the reason for the absence, will be classified as an unauthorised absent. Any patterns of lateness and/or absence will be taken seriously and communicated to parents. This information is also reported to the Home School or the local authority for action.
|Girls||• Black trousers or skirt (no jeggings, jeans or leggings) • Plain white shirt or blouse • Black jumper – available from school • Black or natural coloured tights • Black enclosed, low heeled shoes (trainers plain black only) • School own design polo shirt|
|Boys||• Black trousers • Plain white shirt • Black jumper – available from school • Black enclosed shoes (trainers plain black only) • School own design polo shirt|
- Hoodies are not permitted at any time.
- No hats/caps are not permitted in the classroom.
- Failure to attend school in correct uniform without a note from parent/guardian will result in a telephone call to parent/guardian and student being sent home.
ID Badge Pupils are required to wear an ID badge on site to identify them as a member of the School community and as a safeguarding measure. The pictures for the badges will be taken on the first day of entry and must be worn at all times whilst on the premises. The badge must be looked after, any badge lost, defaced or broken will incur a charge of £5 for a replacement. A similar ID badge is required when students attend South Thames College for their Science practical. Badges will be provided by the school Our Uniform Policy We pride ourselves in ensuring that our pupils are dressed smartly and in a manner that is conducive to learning.