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- Speak to the teacher directly, making sure that you’re very polite, and explain the situation;
- Speak to your Form Tutor or Year Leader about what’s happened;
- Explain everything very politely, and don’t get angry – otherwise the teacher will still think it was you! Talking nicely solves more problems than shouting at someone; you can only stay out of trouble by explaining what has happened, and leaving the staff to sort it out.
Between periods 1 and 2 you will have five minutes to get to the next class – this allows for getting-lost time, and lets you get to where you need to be. If you arrive to your next lesson more than five minutes after the bell, you will be marked as late by your teacher. Break is fifteen minutes long; after this you will have five minutes between periods 3 and 4. Lunch is forty minutes long, then you go to your Form Tutor– immediately after this is last lesson. The library and Learning Centre are open at break and lunch, but not between other lessons!
Remember: “the dog ate my homework” is not a valid excuse!
Your first Form Tutor will have you for Year 7, before you move on to a second who will look after you for the rest of the school year. Form Tutors are there to help you with homework, provide you with support, and to sort out any problems you may have.
Each one is an hour long, and you have five in one day. You will also have two shorter Tutor ‘periods’ during the day.
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