The Tools for Learning initiative is designed to reduce the amount of time lost in lessons looking for equipment and supporting students who do not have the right equipment.  As you can imagine this can be very frustrating and leads to a lot of lost learning time which over the course of weeks, months and years can reduce the amount of teaching time quite considerably. Being prepared for a day’s work, be it a hairdresser with their scissors, a bricklayer wearing protective boots or a chef with their knives, is a valuable life skill and I hope this initiative will impress upon the students just how important and positive this habit can be for their progress and futures.

Equipment for Learning (Y7-11)

All students are expected to have their own equipment for learning. All students are expected to have the equipment listed below contained within a transparent pencil case. This pencil case allows tutors to check the equipment of students quickly and easily. We appreciate that students may not be able to fit a scientific calculator and maths set in their transparent pencil cases, and so we are happy for these to be carried separately in their school bags.

• Pens – black/blue, green and red
• Writing pencils
• Coloured pencils
• Rubber
• Pencil sharpener
• Glue stick
• 30cm ruler
• Maths set (containing protractor, compass, set square)
• Scientific calculator – we recommend a Casio calculator - FX-83GTX or FX-85GTX, however most scientific calculators are fine.
• At least 2 highlighters
• Transparent pencil case

We recognise that some families may at this time be experiencing financial hardship.  If this is the case, or you are in receipt of Pupil Premium funding, then please contact the relevant Head of Year, if you require additional support.