At The Grange School, every effort is made to ensure that our students are happy and successful. Each student is a member of a tutor group. The tutor provides care and support, and watch over the progress of individual students. The work of tutors is co-ordinated by Year Heads, who aim to know the students in their year groups well, monitor academic and social development and keep in close contact with parents.
Each year group has its own Year Council which helps to make decisions about school life. Representatives from each Year Council also meet to form a whole School Council.
Students in Year 13 operate a system of “mentoring” for students in Years 8-11. In addition, there is a “buddy” system whereby students in Year 10 work directly with students in Year 7, easing the transition for Year 7 students from their previous school.
At The Grange School, the health, safety and well-being of every child are our paramount concern. We listen to our students and take seriously what they tell us. Our aim is that children will enjoy their time as students in our school.
We want to work in partnership with parents to help students achieve their full potential and make a positive contribution.
On rare occasions our concern about a child may mean that we have to consult other agencies even before we contact parents. The procedures, which we follow, have been laid down by the Buckinghamshire Area Child Protection Committee, and the school has adopted a Child Protection Policy in line with this for the safety of all.
It is a stated aim of the school to encourage all students to take responsibility for themselves and develop high standards of self-discipline and social awareness.
In order to achieve this, we set a framework within which the students gain the security to develop. As they mature, students are given more responsibility for their own development.
In practice, it is the Form Tutors and subject teachers who are, in the first instance, responsible for setting standards by ensuring adherence to this framework. Senior staff are involved in supporting these standards and thus all staff endeavour at all times to develop an environment in which high standards of behaviour are expected by all students.
If you want to know more about our procedures or the policy, please contact the school and ask to speak to Mr V Murray (Headteacher) or Mrs S Jackson (Assistant Headteacher / Support for Learning).