We believe that outstanding pastoral care is essential for students to achieve their true potential.
The school is divided into 4 houses each of which has its own Head of House (HOH).
Our House Ethos
The house system allows every student and member of staff to feel a sense of belonging by becoming a member of Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz house. By being a member of the house, students and staff are encouraged to show team spirit as all of the houses thrive on the ethos of “achieve, belong and participate”. Each student has a house tie which they wear with pride that represents the house that they are in.
There are many house events throughout the year from all areas of school life. This blend ensures that everyone has the opportunity to represent their house in something that they enjoy or are good at. For example house events include; various sporting activities, academic activities, practical and vocational activities and the ePraise House Trophy.
All students have the opportunity to earn Merits for their house. These are awarded for things such as good work, attendance, for being a good citizen, contribution to lessons and participation in house competitions. At the end of the academic year all house merits are added up and one house wins the overall house trophy.
Heads of Houses
Each student is placed in a tutor group with a form tutor who takes a special and supportive interest in that group. The tutor groups span Years 7-11, allowing a strong supportive relationship to be grown throughout the school community.
Court Fields School welcomes all parents to contact us, usually via the tutor and HOH, whenever the feel it is necessary. The Senior Leadership team can also be contacted directly should the need arise. Regular parent forums and extra-curricular activities are held which strengthen this vital partnership. Our Home-School agreement which outlines this partnership is reviewed annually by Governors and can be viewed here.
A range of support services are available for students including mentors, trained councillors, parent and family support advisors, careers advice and a weekly clinic run by our school nurses.
As well as in-house support we utilise the expertise of many external agencies to help support our students: The Children’s Centre, PFSA, Family Focus, PCSOs, Children’s Social Care, CAMHS, Educational Psychologists, Youth Offending Team and Adolescent Support Workers.
We also have a team of Child Protection Officers. Students can self-refer or disclose information to any of the above as well as referrals from HOH and parents.
We recognise that self-esteem, confidence, supportive friends and clear lines of communication with trusted adults help all of our students. Our ethos is that students feel secure, are encouraged to talk, are listened to and feel safe.
Secondary school is a place where children start the learning to become adults. At Court Fields they begin this journey in a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.