Disruption-free Learning

Stoke Damerel is a place for high-quality learning and teaching. All students and staff are entitled to work in a safe, happy and positive environment where there are opportunities to make good progress and achieve challenging goals. We believe every student has the right to learn and every teacher the right to teach, creating a disruption-free learning environment in which all students can flourish and feel safe, respected and valued. 

You can read more about our expectations around behaviour here

Attendance

A student missing just 17 days in one year (90%) can cause a drop of a full grade at GCSE

 

You can read more about our expectations around attendance here

Mobile Phone Guidance

After considerable, careful and considerable consultation we put a restriction on the use of mobile phones and devices here at College because of the impact on student learning. It has improved our students' learning and interaction with one another.

You can read more about our expectations around mobile phones here

Uniform

Our policy is based on the notion that uniform promotes a sense of pride in the school, is practical, smart and affordable, identifies students of the school, creates a sense of community and belonging, promotes equality amongst students in terms of appearance and has been designed with health and safety in mind. 

You can read more about our expectations around uniform here

Daily Reading

At the start of each day tutors are reading classic texts to students as they follow in their own copy of the book. This not only allows students to improve their knowledge of classic literature, but also improves their range of vocabulary and comprehension of challenging texts.

You can read more about our expectations around daily reading here