St Simon Stock Catholic School pupils are encouraged and supported to become independent learners and to take responsibility and ensure they come to school fully prepared and ready to learn.
Every day, all pupils in Years 7 to 13 should carry with them the following basic equipment for all lessons:
- Reading Book
- HB Pencil
- Soft Pencils Such As 2b, 4b, 6b (For Art)
- Colouring Pencils
- Pencil Sharpener
- Watch (not a smart watch) (1)
- Black, Blue and Green Pens; Black pens should be used for all written class and homework. Green pens should be used for self – marking and peer – marking tasks.
(1) This has been added to the list of basic equipment from September 2017. A key part of our teaching and learning strategy moving forwards is that pupils in all year groups learn to self – manage their time – keeping in all tests, using their own watch, which they take off and put on their desk. This removes the impediment of the pupil having to look up at a clock on the wall, which results in them stopping writing whilst they do this. SMART watches, with internet connection, are not allowed.