PUPILS returning to a South Debryshire school have been warned to arrive correctly dressed so they can go ‘straight into learning’.
Senior teachers at the Pingle School, in Coronation Street, have sent letters to all parents ahead of the start of the new school year tomorrow.
Teachers will be eagle-eyed and anyone who does not align with school rules will be docked ‘prep points’ in a bid to stamp out any issues at the start of the new term.
Acting head teacher Viv Sharples told the Mail: “We look forward to welcoming back out students.
“It would be great help if parents could double check equipment and uniform as we want to get straight into learning when they arrive.
“We will ring parents immediately if there are any problems so we have clarity from the start.
“Students are generally enthusiastic about ‘Pingle Pride’ and this is something I wish to develop.”
Mrs Sharples also outlined an innovative scheme that will encourage pupils to tow the line and follow the rules.
She added: “I also want students to take responsibility for their presentation and equipment.
“‘Prep points’ will be given to students who are unprepared for learning and these will be taken into account along with achievement points, when allocating rewards.
“We want these to avoid being given on the first day.”
The acting head teacher is also encouraging parents to ‘get in touch’ with any problems, concerns or questions that they may have.
Mrs Sharples said: “Student and parent satisfaction are very important to me.
“We will achieve more if school and home work is completed in partnership to support our students.”
The school is hoping to bounce back after a turbulent six months which has seen its former head teacher Bryan Carr leave after Derbyshire County Council launched an investigation into him.
The school was also placed into ‘special measures’ by Ofsted in a bid to improve its education standards.