Our pastoral system aims to ensure that all students are able to achieve their potential, supporting both their academic and social well-being. We are proud of our caring and friendly ethos. The welfare and guidance of students has a high priority: the Pastoral Teams, Pastoral Coordinators and Key Stage Managers work hard to establish positive, effective and supportive relationships with each student.
All students are valued as individuals and encouraged to achieve their best. This support takes place in a climate of high standards and clear expectations where there is consistent recognition of effort and achievement and success is celebrated.
Form Tutors play a key role in supporting the academic progress and personal development of students. Each tutor makes a point of getting to know the students in their care well and monitors their attainment, attitude, behaviour and all round welfare and development. All tutors communicate regularly with parents. Pastoral Coordinators support the work of Form Tutors and, with the Key Stage Manager, oversee the progress and development of the year group as a whole.
The following video features our former Deputy Headteacher, Miss Hein, speaking about Pastoral Care at The Sele School.
From 2 December 2019 The Sele School is part of a joint initiative with Hertfordshire Police, known as Operation Encompass. This is a police and education early intervention safeguarding partnership which supports children and young people who experience Domestic Abuse; Operation Encompass means that the police will share information about Domestic Abuse incidents.
For more information about operation Encompass please go to Appendix 4 of our Child Protection Policy https://www.sele.herts.sch.uk/Policies/
Attitudes and Behaviour
Great importance is placed on high standards of work, behaviour and appearance. The support and co-operation of parents in this respect is most important.
A Planner is issued to students as the initial point of reference. Referral records are kept on all commendations and deviations from acceptable behaviour and students may be placed 'on report' so that a detailed check of their performance can be made.
All staff are able to impose short after school detentions of up to ten minutes without notice. For longer after school detentions and Saturday morning detentions 24 hours notice is given. Parents are expected to support the school’s Behaviour Policy and our use of sanctions for unacceptable behaviour and lack of class work and homework. We expect students to learn how to take responsibility for, and manage their behaviour so that they are able to achieve.
Please click on the links for The Sele School Code of Conduct and The Sele School Contract of Educational Partnership.
The School's policies on Behaviour and Attendance can be found on the Policies page of the website.