The Towers School Vision
The Towers School and Sixth Form Centre is an inclusive, academic school that provides equal opportunities for all. We strongly believe in traditional values that ensure a happy, safe and challenging educational environment for every student in our care.
We want students to leave Towers as confident young people who will aspire to great things. We want them to leave having developed the knowledge and skills which will allow them to do this. We want them to be good people, with their own moral purpose, treating others with respect and understanding, and having an appreciation of different views and cultures. We want them to care; to be eloquent and passionate; to be critical thinkers making reasoned choices; to have a vision of the world which extends beyond the boundaries of their town and their country; who are interested in what is going on in the world and care enough to want to make a difference.
We believe in the potential of our students and in our ability to help them reach it. We have, and uphold, high expectations of all of our students and, as such, we have high expectations of ourselves. We expect students to meet our code of conduct; we uphold a strong sense of discipline because we care. We want every student to learn in the most focused, calm and consistent of surroundings. We offer a curriculum that stretches and challenges, where knowledge and revision is at the heart. We emphasise the importance of silent study and individual application which allows for pace and challenge in every lesson. We strive for consistency and fairness in all our dealings, being open about our expectations with our whole community.
We are proud of our strong welfare system which cares for and supports our children and their families. This stands at the heart of our school, ensuring the focus is on academic success. We encourage our students to be respectful in all aspects of their dealings with others. Through our curriculum and enrichment programme, we aim to inspire our students to develop themselves as individuals with their own skills, talents, character and passion.
We are proud to be Towers School and we stand together.
We are #ProudtobeTowers #BeliefInPotential
The Towers School Expectations
As a school, we need everyone to be clear about the expectations. We aim higher because we believe in the potential of our students.
All of our students deserve the chance to be the very best that they can be.
In order to achieve this, we need wholehearted support from all our families. In choosing to attend Towers, families are making the choice to follow all of our systems.
Expectations of all:
- We are a school that works harder, smarter and faster.
- We are a school that has increased discipline because we care.
- We hold true to our focus on students’ welfare BUT every student will understand that "reason is not an excuse”.
- We have a curriculum that stretches and challenges and where high level knowledge is at the heart.
- Our lessons are purposeful and pacy.
- Students will arrive ready to learn & low level disturbance will not be tolerated as it disrupts the learning of others.
We know that students who wish to succeed, take pride in themselves and in our school:
We correct students on their behaviour when necessary
- Mobile phones are a non-negotiable.
- Uniform must be worn correctly.
- Students must be punctual to lessons.
- Students must demonstrate STAR behaviours in all lessons.
- Students must trust that teachers’ instructions are to help them be successful. If an adult tells a student to do something, we expect it to be done straight away.
At Towers School we pride ourselves on delivering a fully inclusive and holistic approach to welfare and support. There is no point having an academic curriculum that is fit for purpose, provides students with bespoke pathways and offers them endless opportunities, if we are not developing emotionally, mentally and physically healthy students.
Good welfare is underpinned by communication. Quick communication, effective communication, meaningful communication, honest communication and two-way communication. Because of this, there are a number of things that we have put in place to support this process;
- All our Welfare Managers are non-teaching specialists.
- They are have a direct email, landline number and mobile number.
- All parents get a business card with the necessary details they need to stay informed.
- Parents will never have to phone the main switchboard, thus saving valuable time and giving you the peace of mind that any contact/messages are with the most appropriate and relevant people.
- The Welfare Centre is a one stop, bespoke building that provides all students from years 7-13 with the support, guidance and advice that they need as they progress through their school lives.
Keeping problems manageable and in perspective is critical. Effective welfare is about being calm and rational. Knee-jerk, short term and reactive decision making may provide an instant fix, but this approach very rarely leads to the long term and substantive solutions that best support student wellbeing.
All we ask from parents is that there is an open and honest link between school and home. We do not sit in judgement on any situation and our sole, driving aim is to ensure that students are in the best possible state, both physically and mentally to allow them to succeed in school.
Year 7 Welfare Manager Nicola King: 07463 372 042 firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 8 Welfare Manager Anne Sheppard: 07463 315 101 email@example.com
Year 9 Welfare Manager Angela Jupe: 07463 348002 firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 10 Welfare Manager Gemma Oliver: 07720 592914 email@example.com
Year 11 Welfare Manager Kris Morley: 07463 355 483 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sixth Form Welfare Manager Sue Barrett-Austen; 07463 402504 email@example.com