• Virtual assembly to welcome all of our new students to the school - scroll down the page to watch it now.
• Becoming A John Roan Student booklet sent out via email to new students - please scroll down the page to take a look.
• First ‘Finding Your Feet’ event
‘A Taste of Roan’ series begins – taster lessons in a range of subjects
• Parent Information Booklet published & sent out via email
• Parent Information Evening
• ‘Hello’ booklet of subject-specific work sent out
• Day 1: Induction Day T
• ‘Look at how we are getting on’ afternoon for parents
These vary from term to term and are different for different year groups. The schedule is published on the website and is shared with the students. There is always a wide range of sporting and music opportunities, we have a lively and successful debating club, the School Council plays an important part in the life of the school and we have a very busy community group that work with local day centres, have dementia training and support a wide range of local groups. Our library is busy before and after school every day as well as at breaks and lunches. We run homework clubs after school. For older students there is also the opportunity to study for additional GCSEs, as well as to attend revision classes prior to exams.
Yes, in Maths, English and Science the groups are organised according to ability. Students can move between groups following assessments. In all other subjects, the students are taught in form groups or in mixed ability groups from across a number of forms.
Our curriculum offer can be seen on our website. At key Stage 3 (years 7, 8 and 9) we offer a wide, broad and balanced curriculum to all of our students.
French and Spanish
Some of our students study for the GCSE in Astronomy – working with students from other schools and the Greenwich Observatory. The classes for this are at the weekend.
Some of our students also take Further Maths GCSE – this is taught after school during Year 11
Some of our students take Triple (or separate) Science – this is largely taught after school during Years 10 and 11
Where a student is bilingual, we are often able to arrange for them to take a GCSE in their community language
As a school with a designated provision for ASD, we have considerable expertise in this area across the staff. Teaching staff all receive training on working with children with ASD and some opt for more in depth training as part of their own professional development.
Yes, there are a number of students in each year group who have reasonable adjustments made for them so that they can more readily manage the behaviour expectations in the classrooms. These are shared with the class teacher after being discussed and agreed by the SEND team with the parents and the child.
In discussion with parents and the child, the SEND team will develop an individual learning plan to support specific needs. In this case it would be around how to manage the afternoons. The ILP is then shared with class teachers who will be able to use the suggested strategies.
Our SEND team includes a Dyslexia specialist who arranges interventions to support students.
Sadly there is bullying in all schools. We work hard to ensure that all students know and understand that bullying is wrong and that it is important to report concerns around bullying at an early point. Our form tutors and Heads of Year will listen and taken action according to the situation that they are dealing with. In all cases, parents are involved. We will not tolerate bullying and take strong action where we find out about such behaviours. Reconciliation and reparation are a key part of the follow up work. We have a School Counsellor and a number of other staff with training in working with students who need additional emotional support.
The John Roan School
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