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Peterhouse Boys

Alcohol Policy

1. Introduction
This policy relates to the misuse of alcohol and applies to all pupils at Peterhouse.
i. This policy applies at all times to the school premises, school transport, school visits, trips, fieldwork, expeditions and camps etc. from the day a pupil joins Peterhouse to the day he/she leaves, including school holidays.
ii. This policy makes clear procedures for responding to and managing alcohol related incidents including the sanction following any incident.

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Bus Booking Policy

Foreword
The Peterhouse Group of Schools provides various regular weekend bus services for pupils. Parents are requested to take note of the guidelines in this policy document regarding booking and use of these services.

In all cases parents should contact the relevant Housemaster, Housemistress or School Secretary (SVH) with regards to bus bookings.

Bus booking are consolidated for the Peterhouse Group by the Bus Administrator who can be reached on: buses@peterhouse.co.zw

Fixture Free Weekend and Half Term Intercity Buses

i. Bookings are open two weeks before the date of travel.
ii. Bookings are CLOSED to ALL from 08.00 on Friday of the week before travel. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the pupil concerned not getting a booking on the bus.
iii. The Bus Administrator prepares the Pupil Bus Lists (indicating allocation of pupils to destinations/buses) and sends them to all Housemasters, Housemistresses and the SVH Secretary by 08.00 on the Tuesday prior to travel.
iv. Hard copies of the Pupil Bus Lists are placed on notice boards by lunchtime on the Tuesday prior to the date of travel.
v. Pupils are responsible for checking they are booked on the correct buses, and advising the relevant Housemaster, Housemistress or School Secretary (SVH) if there are any mistakes.
vi. Peterhouse will endeavour to accommodate any compassionate requests for changes in bus bookings after the Friday 08.00 deadline. No other requests will be considered.
vii. No changes at all (outbound or inbound) will be accepted within 24 Hours (working days) of the outbound bus departure. Bookings cannot be changed over a weekend.

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Car Policy

This policy is in place to ensure that the use of cars by pupils at Peterhouse is restricted and that the risk of serious accidents is kept to a minimum.

6th form pupils are allowed cars in school strictly on the conditions laid out below:

1. Prior to a car being driven to school the parents of the pupil concerned are required to write to the relevant Housemaster/Housemistress to seek permission for their son/daughter to use a car for transport to/from school; ( See item 6 )

2. The car must be registered with the relevant Housemaster/Housemistress before it is driven to Peterhouse (a form is provided for this exercise). A copy of the pupil’s driving license and vehicle insurance document must also be submitted to the relevant Housemaster/Housemistress;

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Careers’ Guidance Policy

The overarching aim of careers’ guidance within the Peterhouse Group is to provide pupils with the opportunity and knowledge to assess their subject preferences and careers options to enable them to make informed choices for tertiary education.

1. D Block There is no formal careers’ guidance at this level but pupils are encouraged to discover the advantages of a broad based academic curriculum

2. C Block Careers’ guidance at this level focuses on subject choices and their implications at IGCSE level. Pupils participate in an externally arranged and conducted Cognitive Ability Test to assist with their subject selection at IGCSE level.
In the Infinity Programme the pupils cover Subject Choices and are introduced to the DOE – IA and the value of this on any CV.

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Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy for the Peterhouse Group of Schools

Foreword

The Peterhouse Group of Schools (Peterhouse) takes the matter of child protection seriously. This document outlines the guidelines and procedures of relevance to child protection.

Every pupil should feel safe and protected from any form of abuse. Peterhouse is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and care of its pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Peterhouse will take all reasonable measures to:
i. ensure that suitable staff and volunteers are recruited to work with pupils;
ii. be alert to signs of abuse both at Peterhouse and elsewhere;
iii. do all that is possible to protect each pupil from any form of abuse, whether from an adult or another pupil;

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Complaints Procedure

Parents: Complaints’ Procedure (PH Group)

The Peterhouse Group takes all complaints seriously. Complaints of all types are dealt with in accordance with this procedure:

Complainants can be assured that:
i. their complaint will be addressed courteously and efficiently and within a reasonable time
ii. as far as is possible their complaint will be treated as confidential
iii. if and when necessary appropriate action will be taken to address their complaint

Parents can, in particular, be reassured that their child will not be discriminated against because they have made a complaint.
Parents are encouraged, in the first instance, to raise a complaint of a general nature with their son’s Housemaster (PHB), daughter’s Housemistress (PHG) or the Head (SVH). If the complaint is of an academic nature parents are encouraged, in the first instance, to raise the matter with the Director of Studies (PHB and PHG) or the Head (SVH).

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Curriculum Support Policy

Introduction

The Peterhouse Group is sympathetic to the needs of pupils with a learning difficulty.

This Curriculum Support policy sets out the measures which are taken across the Peterhouse Group to ensure that pupils with curriculum support needs are properly supported. Curriculum support needs includes:
1. Pupils who have a learning difficulty (dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)) which has been formally diagnosed by an Educational Psychologist and which necessitates curriculum support and possibly access arrangements (e.g. additional time) in Public or internal examinations.
2. Pupils in receipt of curriculum support who have not been be formally diagnosed with a learning difficulty but benefit from support for their learning needs (e.g. helping with literacy, numeracy, study, revision skills or organisation).

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Disciplining Pupils

Disciplining pupils (PHB & PHG)

Introduction
The purpose of this disciplinary code is to ensure that pupils:
i. maintain high standards of academic work;
ii. maintain high standards of personal presentation/appearance;
iii. maintain high standards of punctuality; and
iv. are well-mannered and courteous towards teaching staff, support staff, parents, visitors and each other.

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Drugs Policy

1. Introduction
1. This policy relates to the misuse of drugs and other substances and applies to all pupils at Peterhouse.
2. This policy applies at all times to the school premises, school transport, school visits, trips, fieldwork, expeditions and camps etc. from the day a pupil joins Peterhouse to the day he/she leaves, including school holidays.
3. This policy refers to the possession, use and supply of drugs and the paraphernalia of drugs or substances intended to resemble drugs, performance enhancing drugs, anabolic steroids, glue and other substances held or supplied in each case for purposes of misuse.
4. This policy makes clear procedures for responding to and managing drug-related incidents including the sanction following any incident.

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Floating Weekends Policy

All pupils are allowed six “floatings” when they are permitted to stay at home over a weekend.

Floating nights may be applied for and taken with the permission of the housemaster/housemistress. If a pupil has a Sunday detention, is gated, or is being otherwise punished then the floating request is likely to be denied.

Pupils are allowed a total of six floating nights per term, taken in any combination of the following:

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School Rules (Standing Orders)

1. Introduction
i. These Standing Orders apply at all times during a pupil’s career at Peterhouse i.e. behaviour which is prejudicial to the good reputation of Peterhouse and/or is likely to bring the school into disrepute, even during fixture free weekends or holidays, may be deemed to be a breach of these Standing Orders.
ii. No set of Standing Orders can possibly cover all eventualities. Every Peterhouse pupil is expected to show common sense and to behave at all times with proper consideration for other people. Pupils are therefore expected to observe the common courtesies of greeting other people appropriately and to behave in a considerate and civilised manner.
iii. The Rector reserves the right to amend these Standing Orders as necessary and to discipline pupils whose behaviour is contrary to the letter/spirit of these Standing Orders; this may involve the use of corporal punishment, or may lead to a decision "to expel, or to request the removal of, a pupil for any cause judged by him to be sufficient" (the Declaration signed by parents of a pupil on admission to Peterhouse).
iv. Serious cases of bullying, theft, or of a pupil being found in possession of alcohol, tobacco or drugs are always referred to the Rector. The likely outcome of breaches of this nature is permanent exclusion from Peterhouse.

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Smoking Policy

1. Introduction
i. This policy relates to the misuse of tobacco and applies to all pupils at Peterhouse. Smoking means the use of tobacco products and paraphernalia, including cigarettes, cigars and pipes and any other smoking-related products such as nicotine substitutes and electronic cigarettes.
ii. This policy applies at all times to the school premises, school transport, school visits, trips, fieldwork, expeditions and camps etc. from the day a pupil joins Peterhouse to the day he/she leaves, including school holidays.
iii. This policy makes clear procedures for responding to and managing smoking related incidents including the sanction following any incident.

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