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EVERY CHILD MATTERS

The exceptionally strong support and care of students through the house system is the foundation to the academic success of students at Tamworth Enterprise College. The purpose of our Pastoral Team is to make sure every child is happy, safe and achieving well.

OUR HOUSE SYSTEM

On entry students are placed in one of five houses. The Houses are listed below,together with the name of the Head of House

You may contact the Heads of House through reception 01827 285596

BRUNEL HOUSE

Mr S Carpenter

CHURCHILL HOUSE

Miss C Barron

NIGHTINGALE HOUSE

Mrs S Jones

PANKHURST HOUSE

Mr J Gardner

SHAKESPEARE HOUSE

Mrs R Walker

Each child is placed into a mixed age house tutor group where older students support younger students in a family type atmosphere. Brothers and sisters are placed in the same house (though not in the same tutor group!). Tutors and Heads of House monitor achievement, social interaction, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

We have very high expectations of attitudes towards people and learning, behaviour and attendance. In meeting these expectations students need to be clear that they must not disrupt other students and prevent them from working. Equally, bullying in any form is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.

All Houses have a series of weekly routines and expectations which are taken very seriously. We feel that this routine helps develop positive organisations skills in our students and contributes to their social development

  • Planners – signed and checked once a week both in school and at home
  • Uniform – no trainers, jewellery, hoodies, make-up
  • Attendance – each week on a Monday, students make a note in their planners of their current attendance figure
  • Rewards – students earn TICs for good work and being a good citizen (see below for categories)
  • House Assemblies, which occur once a week in morning registration.
  • Discussion and activity mornings – These mornings offer students a chance to discuss topical and social issues in an effort to develop their communication skills. Other activity mornings build a ‘family’ environment for the group giving them a chance to work together to enhance effective team work.

The Houses (and their Heads!) are very competitive. TICs earned by students are collected throughout the year and house trophies won accordingly. Students can win TICs for

  • ˜ Good work in lessons
  • ˜ Continued effort in lessons
  • ˜ Representing the school
  • ˜ Making a community contribution
  • Outstanding Homework
  • Demonstrating good role model skills

In addition TICs are earned for 100% weekly attendance and Effort Grades. Heads of House/Faculty also award extra TICs for continuous good work in their area/tutor group at the end of each term

To further encourage good attendance, weekly attendance figures are provided for each tutor.

Certificates are also earned for progressive numbers of TICs and the top thirty students in KS3 and the top thirty students in KS4 are taken on a school trip.

Supporting Students

Students with special educational needs and disabilities are very well supported by our learning support department which includes our large and dedicated team of teaching assistants. We have achieved Advanced Dyslexia Friendly Full Status.

Uniform

All students are expected to wear, and be proud of, their TEC uniform (the uniform policy and photographs are on this website, see the Parent's Page). Our uniform creates the identity and sense of belonging to their house and to the Belgrave community.

Safeguarding

Tamworth Enterprise College is committed to the highest standards in protecting and safeguarding the students entrusted to our care. All staff working with students are rigorously checked and trained to identify any child protection issues.

How You Can Help

  • Ensure students do not miss school for any reason – it is true what they say – high attendance equals high achievement.
  • Discuss school with students and take an interest in what they are doing. If education is not seen as important to you, it probably will not be to them either.
  • Attend parents’ evenings.
  • Actively promote high standards of uniform and behaviour.
  • Internet Supervision: please be aware what your child is doing on their computer. This monitoring will ensure greater safety and reduce friendship issues which are caused by a misuse of social networking sites. Children should be 13 before using ‘Facebook’.
  • Talk to us! Our relationship with you is as equally important as our relationship with your child. If you have a concern, or just want to check something out just get in touch.