WELCOME PACK - The Fulham Boys School

 
WELCOME PACK - The Fulham Boys School
The Fulham Boys School

WELCOME PACK
WELCOME PACK - The Fulham Boys School
Contents
   Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................................... 4
       Welcome ............................................................................................................................................................................ 5
       Who’s who at FBS 2019/ 2020........................................................................................................................................... 6
       The Houses ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9
       Communication at FBS..................................................................................................................................................... 10
The School ............................................................................................................................................................................... 13
       The Christian Ethos at FBS ............................................................................................................................................... 14
       Attendance and Punctuality ............................................................................................................................................ 18
       FBS Behaviour System ..................................................................................................................................................... 20
       Reporting at FBS .............................................................................................................................................................. 23
       FBS Term Dates 2019/2020 ............................................................................................................................................. 25
       FBS Term Dates 2020/2021 ............................................................................................................................................. 25
       Friends of Fulham Boys School ........................................................................................................................................ 26
Curriculum ............................................................................................................................................................................... 28
       FBS Own Work ................................................................................................................................................................. 29
       Literacy at FBS.................................................................................................................................................................. 30
       Additional Learning Needs............................................................................................................................................... 31
       Enterprise at FBS.............................................................................................................................................................. 33
       Sports at FBS .................................................................................................................................................................... 36
       Learn an Instrument at FBS ............................................................................................................................................. 39
       LAMDA ............................................................................................................................................................................. 40
       Co-Curricular provision at FBS ......................................................................................................................................... 41
School Payments...................................................................................................................................................................... 42
       Payments to School ......................................................................................................................................................... 43
       Breakfast Club, Morning Break, ....................................................................................................................................... 44
       Lunchtime ........................................................................................................................................................................ 44
       School Uniform ................................................................................................................................................................ 46
       FBS Sports Kit ................................................................................................................................................................... 49
       Equipment List ................................................................................................................................................................. 51
       Chromebooks................................................................................................................................................................... 52
       Check List ......................................................................................................................................................................... 62
WELCOME PACK - The Fulham Boys School
1. INTRODUCTION
   Welcome
   Who is Who?
   The Houses
   Communication at FBS

2. THE SCHOOL
   Christian Ethos
   Attendance System
   Behaviour System
   Reporting
   Friends of FBS
   Term Dates
   Friends of FBS

3. CURRICULUM
   Own Work
   Literacy
   Additional Learning Needs
   Enterprise
   Sports
   Peripatetic – Music and Lamda
   Co-Curriculum

4. SCHOOL PAYMENTS
   Payments to school
   Breakfast club, Tuck shop and lunches
   School uniform list
   Sports Kit
   Equipment list
   Chromebooks
   Check List
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Introduction
WELCOME PACK - The Fulham Boys School
Welcome
We are very excited that you and your son will be joining the FBS community and hope that
you will find the information contained in this Welcome Pack useful before your son’s start
date. The pack is designed to give you further insight and understanding into the way the
school works on a daily basis to ensure your son’s transition to this school is a smooth and
positive one.

Three vital ingredients make up the school’s ethos. We aim to build a school that is geared
towards Boys, built upon Christian principles and which nurtures Enterprise. FBS is focused
on instilling a ‘can do’ culture: raising expectations of achievement and providing opportunity
for boys from the local community to achieve success regardless of background, ethnicity and
ability.

FBS will deliver this through:

          teaching strategies aimed at raising achievement for boys
          high standards of pastoral care
          an academic curriculum that will equip FBS boys to apply for Russell Group
           universities
          a commitment to developing entrepreneurial flair, skills and habits in FBS boys,
           to serve the community as well as their later economic well-being
          making sport central to school life
          a wide range of co-curricular and vocational activities
          a powerful partnership between school, parents and community
          firm discipline and clear boundaries with high standards of uniform, behaviour,
           attendance and punctuality.

To achieve these aims parental engagement is essential. It is important to us that two way
communication with parents / guardians is established and maintained throughout the year.
Hopefully this pack will ensure you know who is the right person to contact for different
situations, but whatever happens please rest assured that your feedback, suggestions and
ideas are always welcome as we strive to become one of the very best schools in this country
- state or private.

Our school website also contains all the vital information you may require including all of our
school policies and an up-to-date calendar of school events.

If you have any questions or queries or you are struggling to find the information you require
please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Admissions Officer:
Samantha Barton
Email: s.barton@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
Tel: 020 7381 7100 Ex 251
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Who’s who at FBS 2019/ 2020

Senior Leadership Team

Mr Alun Ebenezer – Headmaster
Ms Sam Johnson – Deputy Headteacher (also teaches History)
Mr Simon Kellie – Deputy Headteacher (also teaches Geography)
Mr Morgan Browne – Assistant Headteacher
Mr David Smith – Assistant Headteacher (also teaches RE)
Ms Elly Plant – Assistant Head Teacher (also teaches Science)
Mr Mark Harris – Head of Finance and Operations

Heads of House

Ms Rebecca Gold– Brunel Head of House (also teaches English)
Mr Jonathan Brophy – Dickens Head of House (also teaches Maths)
Mr Darren Boswarva – Liddell Head of House (also teaches PE)
Mr Aaron Long – Wilberforce Head of House (also teaches PE and RE)

Heads of Department and Middle Leaders

Mr Martin Jeeps – Head of English
Mr Matthew Steele– Acting Head of Science
Ms Alison Farrell – Head of Humanities
Ms Yasmin Kenssous – Head of History
Mr Sam Burns – Head of Performing Arts
Mr Joseph Brasse – Head of Art and Product Design
Mr Jordan Angol – Head of Business Studies and Computing
Mr Dan Lane – Head of Sport
Mr James Sanderson – Head of PE
Ms Jenny Day – Head of RE
Mr Sam Brown – School Chaplain (also teaches RE - PSHCE)
Ms Elisabeth Igbokwe – Head of Sixth Form
Miss Ruth Adams – SENCO (also teaches English)
Mr Christopher McCormack – Head of Maths

Form Tutors

Brunel House: Dan Lane; Holly Mazur; Annie Embiricos; Karima Sahel; Joseph Brasse
Dickens House: Sophie Jones; Eleanor Northway; Alexandra Gaudé; James Sanderson; Yasmin Kenssous
Liddell House: Mella Monti; Fatimah Akhtar; Tara Johns; Matthew Steele; Duncan Craig
Wilberforce House: Jack Goldberg; Khady Konaté; Kevin Scalia; Jordan Angol; Julia Fitzgeral
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Teachers

Ms Alex Grossman - English Teacher
Mrs Mella Monti - English Teacher
Ms Victoria Matthews - English Teacher
Mr Jonathan Brophy - Maths Teacher
Mr David Bassett - Maths Teacher
Mr Christopher Sellar- Maths Teacher
Ms Catherine Singh - Science Teacher
Mr Matthew Steele - Science Teacher
Miss Cristina Santos - Science Teacher
Ms Sophie Jones - Science Teacher
Ms Ezzy Ephgrave-Goddard - Science Teacher
Ms Jennifer Su - Science Teacher
Ms Kate McClintock - Science Teacher
Ms Julia Fitzgerald - Maths and Science Teacher
Mr Dan Jarvis - RE Teacher
Ms Khady Konaté - MFL Teacher
Mr Kevin Scalia - MFL Teacher
Ms Annie Embiricos - MFL Teacher
Ms Alexandra Gaudé - MFL Teacher
Ms Eleanor Northway - Art and Product Design Teacher
Mr Freddie Bader - Music Teacher
Ms Holly Mazur - Drama Teacher
Ms Rosie Thomas - Drama Teacher
Mr James Freeman - History Teacher
Mr Duncan Craig - Geography Teacher
Mr Josh Missen - PE and Science Teacher
Mr Aaron Long - PE Teacher (also teaches Religious Education)
Mr Jack Carte-Goldberg - PE Teacher
Ms Karima Sahel - Computing Teacher

Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)

Mrs Tara Johns - Learning Support Assistant
Mr Will Campbell - Learning Support Assistant
Mr Martin Hartigan - Learning Support Assistant
Mr Jamal Johns - Learning Support Assistant
Ms Rukiya Edmonds - Learning Support Assistant
Ms Georgina Peters - Learning Support Assistant
Ms Catherine Brooks - Learning Support Assistant
Mrs Anne-Marie Finnerty - Teaching Assistant
Mr Paddy O’Donnell - Parental Engagement and Pupil Support Officer (PEPSO)
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Support Staff

Mr Emmanuel Boadi - Finance and Data Officer
Miss Jane Proudfoot - Office Manager and Clerk to Governors
Ms Justine Fialka - Headmaster’s PA
Mrs Samantha Barton - Admissions Officer
Mrs Maggie Olszewska - Receptionist, Co-curricular Assistant, Cover and Website support
Mrs Samantha Spring - Receptionist, Admin Assistant
Miss Rebekah Blake - Attendance Officer and Admin Assistant
Miss Emily Fryer - 6th Form and Enterprise Admin Assistant
Ms Nina Gai - Exams and Data Officer
Ms Sulekha Mohamed - Apprentice
Mr Sylvain Eko - Science Technician
Mr Mohammed Kuddus - IT Technician
Mrs Pascale Mitchell - Librarian
Mr Ross Dimitrov - Site Manager
Mr Scott Haley - School Caretaker
Mr William Tovar - School Caretaker

Sixth Form

Head of 6th Form

Ms Elisabeth Igbokwe

6th Form Tutors

Brunel House: Alison Farrell
Dickens House: Alex Grossman
Liddell House: Victoria Matthews
Wilberforce House: James Freeman
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The Houses
        Heads of House, House Captains and Vice-Captains
Boys meet in their houses at the start of each day unless in an assembly

                                  Head of House
                                  Rebecca Gold

                                  House Captain Tristan
                                  Mckoy-Ford Yr11

                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Oscar Stirling Yr8
                                  Vice-Captain
                                  John Guy Yr9

                                  Head of House
                                  Jonathan Brophy

                                  House Captain Arne
                                  Twort Yr8

                                  Vice-captain
                                  Arthur Sugonajev Yr10
                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Luke Hallawell Y11

                                  Head of House
                                  Darren Boswarva

                                  House Captain
                                  Amari Barnes Yr10

                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Nour Alaas Yr11
                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Ned Watson Yr11

                                  Head of House
                                  Aaron Long
                                  House Captain
                                  Jermaine Johnson
                                  Yr11
                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Jozef Fudakowski Y9
                                  Vice-Captain
                                  Armand De Lambilly
                                  Y11
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Communication at FBS
Communication is very important to us at FBS. Our main way of communicating with home is
via email and your son’s Conduct Card. We also email out a weekly bulletin to keep you
informed of what is happening at FBS. This is sent every Thursday about the week ahead and
Mr Ebenezer writes a weekly blog on the school website
http://www.fulhamboysschool.org/news-category/headmasters-blog/ and tweets
@AlunEbenezer.

In case of an emergency, we will call parents on their mobile, home or work numbers. It is
therefore imperative that we have your up to date contact details at all times. We ask parents
to advise the school of any changes to their contact information.

Your son will be issued with a Conduct Card which he has to have on his person at all times
(apart from in PE).

On this card teachers will record any behaviour infringements on one side and House Points
on the other. You will also be able to track your son’s progress by accessing the Parent Portal
on the school’s Management Information System. Login details and instructions for using
Parent Portal will be sent out in July.
Whole school letters, sports fixtures, upcoming events are all posted on our website
www.fulhamboysschool.org

Parents wishing to report their child’s absence should call the general number (020 7381
7100) before 8am if possible and select the absence line.

If you wish to discuss an issue, please ask to speak to your son’s Head of House in the first
instance. Please note that Heads of House are also teaching and may not always be available
when required. We therefore advise to also email Heads of House. For any other issues, please
contact the school office. Unfortunately it is not possible to pass on messages to your children
during school hours.

To get in touch with your son’s Tutor

Please contact them directly via email (see below) or by leaving a message with our
receptionist;

 Form                  Form tutor             Email address

 Brunel 1              Mr D. Lane             d.lane@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Brunel 2              Miss H. Mazur          h.mazur@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Brunel 3              Ms A.                  a.embiricos@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
                       Embiricos

 Brunel 4              Ms K. Sahel            k.sahel@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Brunel 5              Mr J. Brasse           j.brasse@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Dickens 1             Ms S. Jones            s.jones@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Dickens 2             Ms E.                  e.northway@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
                       Northway

 Dickens 3             Ms A. Gaude            a.gaude@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Dickens 4             Mr J.                  j.sanderson@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
                       Sanderson

 Dickens 5             Ms Y. Kenssous         y.kenssous@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Liddell 1             Mrs M. Monti           m.monti@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Liddell 2             Ms F. Akhtar           f.akhtar@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
Liddell 3           Mrs T. Johns         t.johns@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Liddell 4           Mr M. Steele         m.steele@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Liddell 5           Mr D. Craig          d.craig@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Wilberforce 1       Mr J. Goldberg       j.carte-goldberg@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Wilberforce 2       Miss K. Konate       k.konate@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Wilberforce 3       Mr K. Scalia         k.scalia@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Wilberforce 4       Mr J. Angol          j.angol@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

 Wilberforce 5       Ms J. Fitzgerald     j.fitzgerald@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

To make an appointment or speak to your son’s Head of House, contact them directly using
the emails below:

 Brunel               Ms R. Gold           r.gold@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
 Head of House

 Dickens              Mr J. Brophy         j.brophy@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
 Head of House

 Liddell              Mr D.                d.boswarva@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
 Head of House        Boswarva

 Wilberforce          Mr A. Long           a.long@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
 Head of House

The above are the contact details from September 2019. We also have an up-to-date Google
Calendar on our website which contains information on all school events
https://www.fulhamboysschool.org/calendar/school-calendar/
The School
The Christian Ethos at FBS

The Christian ethos is at the heart of The Fulham Boys School. It is one of the three ‘pillars’ of the
school (faith, boys, enterprise) and is one of the underpinning factors in everything we do.

The role and vision of the Christian ethos can be summarised in four basic points:

    1) Everyone will learn about Christian values, as described in the Bible and demonstrated
       perfectly by Jesus Christ. We will try to follow them as a community in everything we do.
    2) Everyone will have regular and varied opportunities to learn about the main beliefs of
       Christianity and the claims of Jesus Christ.
    3) Everyone will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to think and ask questions about
       these beliefs and claims. Everyone will be able to give their own view in response, whatever
       that may be.
    4) The Christian ethos will have an impact on every area of school life, be that assemblies, form
       times, lessons, break and lunchtimes, sports afternoons or any other time. It will have an
       impact on learning, behaviour, pastoral care and pupil and staff welfare.
    5) When an individual or group visits the school we would expect them to clearly see these four points in
       action.
The Chaplain leads on the Christian ethos in the school, although it is supported by all staff.

Christian values and beliefs around the school
FBS is a community shaped by Christian values and characteristics. We therefore use a list of Christian
values as a foundation for teaching the boys about Christian character and development.
    ●   Every half term has a dedicated Christian value (e.g. Compassion). There are assemblies and
        reflection times that link to this Christian value.
    ●   More detailed Christian value posters are displayed in specific areas around the school. These
        will explain the Christian values, how they point to Jesus and how they could be seen in action
        in FBS.
    ●   Teachers regularly draw attention to the Christian values in lessons (e.g. discussing serving
        others or community when boys mark each other’s work).
    ●   Staff regularly refer to the Christian values when doing follow-up to an incident of poor
        behaviour or mentoring a boy.

Boys should be aware of what Christianity and the Bible has to say about the subject they are studying
and so teachers will make links with Christian viewpoints whenever possible. This will not happen in
every lesson but will happen when good opportunities arise.

Regular events
Chaplain’s assemblies – once a week boys will go to the hall in their house groups where they will sing
a Christian hymn (with passion!), hear a talk from the Bible on Christian things and there will be a
prayer. The Chaplain is responsible for these assemblies and will either give the talk (normally involving
interaction with the boys) or ‘host’ the assembly while a visiting church leader gives the talk.
The talks in assembly are normally focused on one of three ‘strands’:

    -   A theme (e.g. ‘people who encountered Jesus’) or a book from the Bible (e.g. Exodus).
    -   The Christian value of the half term
    -   Christians who have had an impact on the world

Other talks focus on events in the news or in the Christian calendar.

Form times – During form times boys will spend time either in a short time of silence reflecting on a
Bible verse, quote or prayer or doing an extended reflection where they discuss, with their form tutor,
the Christian value of the half term using resources provided by the Chaplain.

Christian Unions (CUs) – There are a number of CUs that happen during the week. These are at
lunchtime and entirely optional but are very popular. Boys get to discuss issues or parts of the Bible in
a fun and informal way. Some CUs are for particular year groups and some are bigger, joint events
(e.g. Big Question or Dig Deeper into Theology).

Chaplaincy prefects

Chaplaincy prefects apply for the role at the start of the year and are used to:

    -   Support the running of the year-group CUs
    -   Act as a pupil ‘sounding board’ for the Chaplain.
    -   Take part in school assemblies and church services
    -   Act as role models around the school.
    -   Look out for boys who might be lonely or upset.

School prayer meetings

Every term after school there is a school community prayer meeting that staff, parents and governors
are invited to. The Chaplain gives a brief thought from the Bible and the needs of the school
community are then prayed for. Everyone is welcome.

There is also a parents’ prayer meeting that meets fortnightly during the school day.

Links with local churches
FBS has good links with a number of local churches. Their church leaders often come in to take
assemblies. These churches currently include both Anglican churches and churches from other
denominations.

    ●   St Andrew’s
    ●   St Peter’s
    ●   All Saints’
    ●   St Dionis’
    ●   St Matthew’s
    ●   Twynholm Baptist
    ●   St Alban’s
    ●   Hungarian Reformed Church
    ●   Trinity West
    ●   St Simon’s
    ●   The Globe Church
    ●   All Souls, Langham Place
    ●   Holy Trinity Brompton
Formal Services

There are five formal services during the academic year when the whole school body meets for a
service that is longer and with more content than weekly assemblies. The five services are:

    ●   Start of Year Service (September)
    ●   Remembrance Day (November)
    ●   Carol Service (December)
    ●   Easter Service (March/April)
    ●   End of Year Service (July)

The school prayer

Almighty God,
We thank you for creating this wonderful world,
For the gifts and abilities you’ve given each of us,
And the opportunity we have to learn and to grow.
Please work through the power of your Spirit,
Developing in us the Christian values shown perfectly in your Son, Jesus Christ.
Make us enterprising in all we do,
Moulding us into people of character who will make a positive contribution to society.
Give us attentive ears to listen, willing hearts to learn, and ready wills to obey.
And show us more of the truth about your glorious Son: his life, death, resurrection, reign and
relevance.
In his name we pray,
Amen

Some of the Christian values we promote at this school
One of our Christian values posters displayed around the school

Some of our Christianity and subjects posters displayed around the school
Attendance and Punctuality
At the Fulham Boys School we believe that regular attendance is essential to ensure every boy makes progress
in all subjects and is able to reach their full potential. The attendance of all boys is monitored weekly and we are
keen for the school to work actively with parents and carers to ensure a regular pattern of attendance is
maintained.

There is irrefutable evidence to show the link between a student’s attendance at school and their attainment.
This evidence shows that there will be an impact on your child’s education if attendance is not consistently above
95% throughout a pupil’s schooling. At FBS we are aiming for outstanding attendance of 97% or higher.

The table below provided by the Department for Education shows that KS4 students who miss between 10% and
15% of school sessions have only about one in three chances of achieving grades 9 - 4 in 5 or more GCSEs
including English and Maths. A high price to pay for taking one day off every fortnight!

                                                   5+ GCSEs 9 – 4 or equivalent including English and maths                          Ebacc

                                  90
                                       78.7
 Percentage of pupils achieving

                                  80
                                                 69.1
                                  70
                                  60                        52.8
                                  50      43.8
                                  40                                  35.6
                                                     32.8
                                  30                                           25.2
                                                               18.9                      18.8
                                  20                                                              14.9     12.8
                                                                         9.3                                        10.2      8.8         7.5
                                  10                                              5.0       3.3                                                       6.0       3.6
                                                                                                     2.3      1.5       0.9         0.6         0.4         x         x
                                  0
                                         0       0> -
Punctuality also plays a vital role at FBS. We want our boys to learn the importance of being on time and ready
to learn every day. The school gates open at 8am (Gibbs Green entrance) and 7.45am (Beaumont Ave for
Breakfast Club) each day and the boys are expected on site no later than 8:25am when we ring the bell and the
Forms line up for registration.

Boys who are late to school due to controllable circumstances (traffic, poor organization, etc.) will be issued a
conduct signature.

All our procedures aim to equip your son with skills he will utilise in the future. Being on time is one of such
skills.

With your son's academic progress being our upmost priority and your support, we are confident that your son
will reach his most ambitious academic targets.
FBS Behaviour System
Exceptional behaviour is at the heart of a brilliant education

At FBS we are determined to set and maintain the highest standards of discipline and instil
in our boys the most important discipline of all, self-discipline. We aim to do this in five
ways:

   1. Firmly. We insist upon the highest standards of uniform, attendance, punctuality,
      manners and conduct and take a no nonsense approach to bullying, drug misuse,
      violence and other dangerous and anti-social behaviour. We have put in place the
      most serious consequences for such offences.
   2. Consistently. We uphold these standards lesson in lesson out, day in day out, week
      in week out; ensuring that nothing gets missed or is allowed to slip.
   3. Proactively. We have a team of staff who are committed to the safety and happiness
      of our boys and show this commitment by being there for them at break and
      lunchtimes; as they arrive at school in the mornings and by ensuring they go home
      safely at the end of the school day.
   4. Pastorally. We understand that growing up in today’s world isn’t always easy and
      our boys, some in particular, face real pressures and difficulties. Over the coming
      months and years we genuinely look forward to getting to know them - over lunch
      every day, in clubs, in lessons, on school trips; building their confidence and creating
      an environment where they feel able to share their worries and concerns and trust
      us to help them sort them out. Furthermore, we hope that by getting to know the
      boys we will pick up on issues and sense when things just aren’t right.
   5. Positively. The school is built upon Christian principles which will run through
      everything we do. Boys observe and are taught Christian values – kindness, fairness,
      honesty, unselfishness, self-control and being a good neighbour. Our hope is that the
      boys will adopt these values and model them in their own lives.

Recording and celebrating positive behaviour

All Fulham Boys receive a new conduct card each half term. This is a vital piece of equipment
and should be carried by them at all times. On one side they can copy their lesson timetable
and teachers are able to record House Points for positive
contributions. House Points are awarded for things such as:
    ✓ Exceptional work
    ✓ Consistently exceptional effort
    ✓ Service to school
    ✓ Outstanding own work
    ✓ Demonstrating enterprise skills
    ✓ Social enterprise
    ✓ Demonstrating Christian values
    ✓ Representing the school
    ✓ 100% attendance
    ✓ Excellent participation in co-curricular activities
    ✓ 3 merit stamps (awarded by class teachers for very good work)
Awards for gaining house points as well as other examples of exceptional effort, behaviour or
achievement are given in the following ways:
   ✓ Weekly Boys of the Week in each House
   ✓ Headmaster’s commendation
   ✓ Postcards home
   ✓ Phone calls home
   ✓ Recognition in House or Whole School assembly
   ✓ Form Boy of the Week
   ✓ Termly Boy of the House
   ✓ House Captain Boy of the Term

There is a celebration assembly to recognise achievement and progress at the end of each
term and an annual awards evening held towards the end of the summer
term each year.

Recording and sanctioning negative behaviour

The reverse of the conduct card is used to record conduct signatures for
negative behaviour. These could be awarded for:
   ➢ Failing to bring the correct equipment
   ➢ Failing to hand in ownwork
   ➢ Lateness
   ➢ Low-level disruption in school
   ➢ Poor attitude
   ➢ Misbehaviour at break or lunchtime
   ➢ Incorrect uniform
   ➢ Failing to bring the correct sports kit
   ➢ Misuse of ICT

Both House Points and Conduct Signatures are also recorded electronically and are reported
each term to parents on the parent portal as part of the school report.

Conduct signatures result in detentions cumulatively in the following way:

2 signatures    10 minute detention
4 signatures    15 minute detention
6 signatures    20 minute detention
8 signatures    30 minute detention
10 signatures   45 minute detention
12 signatures   1hr 15 minute detention with Headmaster
                on Friday afternoon
16 signatures   1hr 15 minute detention with Headmaster
                on Friday afternoon
20 signatures   2.5 hour Saturday detention 10-12.30

Detentions up to and including 45 minutes are served on the same day and parents are
automatically notified by 2pm by text if their son has a detention in these circumstances. If a
boy is placed in Headmaster’s or Saturday detention parents receive 24 hour notice via email.
Sanctions that result in missing lessons
As we strive to set and maintain the highest standards of discipline and instil self-discipline
in all FBS boys there are a number of schools rules that if broken could result in the boys
being placed in the Pupil Support Class and in some cases issued with external exclusions.

   ➔ Haircut infringements: at FBS we have a strict uniform and appearance policy. If
     boys fail to adhere to the policy and get inappropriate haircuts they will be taught in
     the Pupil Support Class separately from the rest if the school. If boys repeatedly fail
     to conform to the haircut policy they may face a fixed term exclusion.

   ➔ Uniform infringements: at FBS we have a strict uniform and appearance policy and
     expect all boys to wear their school uniform properly and with pride every day. If
     boys fail to wear the correct uniform they will be taught separately in the Pupil
     Support Class. In the case of school ties and school shoes we do offer a one day’s
     leniency where we will loan the correct uniform for the day which boys then serve
     an hour’s detention for.

   ➔ Bringing the school into disrepute: if boys fail to follow the behaviour code on the
     way to and from school, such as being disruptive on the bus or going to take-away
     shops on the North End Road. We strongly believe that boys should go straight home
     from school and not be hanging around in shops near school.

   ➔ Defiance: boys who fail to follow instructions from any member of staff may be
     picked up through an SLT call-out. Being polite and respectful to all members of the
     school community is extremely important and we believe that firm sanctions for
     rudeness and defiance are non-negotiable.

   ➔ Violence: boys who display any physical aggression will receive a serious sanction. In
     some cases this will result in an external fixed term exclusion but in less serious cases
     a day in the Pupil Support Class where the boys can reflect on their actions and take
     part in restorative conversations to ensure a positive move forward.

At the start of year 7 we allow the boys a 2 week period of grace that allows them to get
used to our exceptionally high expectations. We know that during this time boys may
struggle with their organisation, punctuality and understanding exactly what is expected.
Form Tutors and Heads of House will reiterate the expectations daily during this time
ensuring the boys are dealt with in a nurturing way that supports their transition to
becoming a Fulham Boy.

If the decision is made to place a boy in the Pupil Support Class parents will be informed via
email which clearly states the reasons and the time boys will be dismissed from school.

It is vitally important that we have parental support in maintaining these high standards
to give FBS boys the best possible chances of succeeding in their future lives.
Reporting at FBS
Frequency of reports:

At FBS we will report your son’s progress levels twice per year, these reports will follow a formal
examination week. One report will follow the Autumn term exams, the second will follow the end
of year exams. The exams take place at the following times:

Examinations Round 1
 Year group Exam week

 Year 7&8     6th - 16th January

 Year 9&10    2nd December

 Year 11      6th - 16th January

 Year 12      20th January

Examinations Round 2
 Year group Exam week

 Year 7,8&9   8th June

 Year 10      27th April

 Year 12      1st June

What is reported:

The report includes a grade for his most recent examination in each subject. This grade is levelled
from 1 to 9 in line with the GCSE grading system. Boys are expected to make one grade of
progress each year (although this can be exceeded) which means if he achieves a grade 2 at the
end of year 7 he will be on track to achieve at grade 6 in his GCSE.

Boys are also given a score from 1 to 5 in three key areas: Effort, Behaviour and Ownwork in each
subject.
1 = Unacceptable
2 = Coasting
3 = Good
4 = Excellent
5 = Outstanding

As one of our three pillars we also report on how enterprising your son has been in every subject
he studies. This is rated Bronze, Silver and Gold which relates directly to his enterprise log. In
each subject he is required to contribute enterprise evidence towards his enterprise log and as
part of the report each teacher will judge how well he is achieving towards this in their subject
area.

Parent Consultations:

At FBS we believe that meeting with parents regularly to discuss the progress of the boys is
essential. This is why as well as reporting progress grades we will invite you to school twice in the
year for a full parent consultation where you will have the chance to meet with all of your son’s
teachers. This is the opportunity to discuss his behaviour, attitude and learning as well as agree
how you can work with us by supporting him at home to meet his potential.

These meetings are booked through a system called CHQ which allows you to pick your preferred
time slots with each teacher. This booking system is opened well in advance of the days and you
will be notified via the weekly Headmasters bulletin.

It is vitally important that someone attends parents consultation for every boy at school. Please
ensure you have noted down the following dates and are able to arrange time off work or
childcare arrangements in order to attend.

Parent Consultation round 1
 Year group Date

 Year 7       Tuesday 26th November

 Year 8       Monday 2nd December

 Year 9       Wednesday 20th November

 Year 10      Thursday 14th November

 Year 11      Wednesday 6th November

 Year 12      Thursday 5th December (5-7pm)

Parent Consultation round 2
 Year group Date

 Year 7       Tuesday 21st April

 Year 8       Wednesday 29th April

 Year 9       Wednesday 6th May

 Year 10      Tuesday 3rd March

 Year 11      Thursday 12th February

 Year 12      Monday 11th May (5-7pm)
FBS Term Dates 2019/2020
                             First Day in School   Half Term               Last day in School
 Autumn Term 2019                        th
                             Thursday 5 Sept       19th October – 3rd      Friday 13th December
                             (Yr7, 10 & 12)        November inclusive
                             Induction to school /
                             GCSE / 6th Form
                             Friday 6th Sept
                             (Yr8, 9 & 11)

 Spring Term 2020            Tuesday 7th January    15th February – 23rd   Tuesday 31st March
                                                    February inclusive

 Summer Term 2020            Monday 20th April      23rd May – 31st May    Friday 10th July
                                                    inclusive

Inset Days (Staff only)
Monday 2nd, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th September 2019 *
Monday 6th January 2020
Friday 17th January 2020

Bank Holidays (Whole school)
Friday 8th May 2020

                       FBS Term Dates 2020/2021
                 First Day in School    Half Term                              Last day in School
Autumn Term 2020 4 September Sixth Form 19 October-30 October
                        th                           th                        Friday 11 December
                                                                                         th

                 7th September Y7-Y11

Spring Term 2021 Tuesday 4 January th              13 February –21 February Wednesday 31 March
                                                     th             st                        st

Summer Term 2021 Monday 19 April        th         31st May – 4th June         Friday 16th July

Inset Days (Staff only)
Tuesday 1 , Wednesday 2 , Thursday 3 , Friday 4th September 2020
             st               nd             rd

Monday 28 September 2020
                  th

Friday 15 January 2021
        th

Bank Holidays (Whole school)
Monday 3rd May 2021
Monday 31st May 2021
Monday 30th August 2021
Friends of Fulham Boys School

Friends of FBS exists to bring together everyone with an interest in FBS: parents, pupils, staff and
the school’s wider community. It’s the school’s ‘social network’ - lead by parents, relying on parent
volunteers to organise events and always eager to hear from anyone with ideas, expertise or
encouragement to help the Friends - and FBS - on its way.

The transition from primary to secondary school can be pretty daunting for parents. There’s
considerably less opportunity for day-to-day contact with other parents and for the informal
conversations that help smooth the way. So, Friends organises activities such as a new parents’
welcome drinks and ad-hoc coffee mornings, alongside a roster of events including a quiz night, a
staff celebration (an annual feast fast becoming a highlight of the staff calendar), a fair or two,
film nights, occasional talks and as a grand finale to the school year, the FBS-tival.

This year Friends have introduced the use of Classlist to FBS parents/carers. Classlist is an app that
makes it easier for parents to find each other and to engage with the FBS community.
Using an email address already known to the school, please sign up here:
https://www.classlist.com/

Friends isn’t a typical PTA. We do have an annual fundraising target but since the academic year
2017/18 the main responsibility for school fundraising has fallen to
The FBS Foundation. Think of it more as a community of friends – with a network of supportive
contacts, advice and skills that other parents and the school can draw on, that’s totally reliant on
parents helping the school onward on its ambitious journey.

Visit the Friends’ website for information about what’s going on http://www.friendsoffbs.org/ and
if you’d like to volunteer time, be a class rep, share ideas with Friends or if you just want to find
out a bit more about Friends - please email friends@fulhamboysschool.org.uk
How the FBS community groups support the school
FOUNDATION
The FBS Foundation, the fundraising arm of FBS, is
the umbrella charity for both the Education and
Capital Funds.
                                                                                                FRIENDS
The Education Fund aims to support the school
                                                                                                Friends of FBS supports the school in reaching out
                                                                     Friends of
deliver its ambitious educational vision through
regular giving donations by parents of FBS. This                                                to its wider community to engage parents, carers,
enables valuable additional funding over and above                                              and friends in activities, events and talks throughout
what the public purse provides.                                         FBS                     the school year. All profit from Friends events is
                                                                                                donated to specific items at FBS that support pupil
The Capital Fund focuses on the expansion, refur-                                               enrichment, in line with the Friends mandate.
bishment and improvement of FBS’s capital assets, eg.
bleacher seats and gym equipment, by attracting
                                                                   COMMUNITY &
larger donations from specific parent appeals and
sponsors in the wider community, as well as trusts
                                                                    ENRICHMENT
and grants from other groups and organisations.
                                                          EVENTS
                                                                                   COMMUNITY

                                                          PARENTAL
                                                                                   ENTERPRISE                        BUSINESS FORUM
                                                        ENGAGEMENT
                                                                                                                     Engaging with business to help FBS
                                                                      FB S                                           deliver its ambitious vision.

                                                                                                                     The FBS Business Forum has been
                                                                                                                     set up to facilitate partnerships
                                                                                                                     between business and school,

                                  FBS
                                 T HE

                                                                                                                     enabling career aspiration forums,

                                                   FOUND ATION
                                                                     PARTNERSHIP

                                                                                                                     internship and work experience
                                        FUNDRAISING                  SPONSORSHIP                                     opportunities and other enterprising
                                                                                       BUSINESS &                    links that benefit the school, business
                                                                                                                     and the local community.
                                                                                       ENTERPRISE
Curriculum
FBS Own Work
At The Fulham Boys School we have adopted the phrase “own work” instead of homework. This is
for two main reasons: To develop in boys a sense of ownership and pride in the work they produce
and to embed the idea that work outside of lessons does not have to be done at home, it can also
be completed in school during self-study time, prep or lunchtime.

The purpose of own work is:

       To reinforce a sense of discovery and excitement in learning.
       To encourage boys to develop an independent approach to learning.
       To develop self-discipline and good learning habits.
       To enable boys to complete and consolidate school work.
       To offer opportunities for pursuing topics in detail, reinforcing personal interests and ideas.
       To use materials and other sources of information not always available in the classroom.
       To allow practice of skills learned in the classroom.
       To involve parents in their son’s work.

Own work is set using Google Classroom so that boys can use their chromebooks to complete
work, access necessary resources, contact their teachers and peers for support and submit work
when it is completed.

Google Classroom also enables boys to monitor their own work deadlines using the classroom
calendar. All parents and guardians will have access to Google Classroom as a “Guardian” so that
you can also see the work set and all relevant deadlines.

Parents can help with own work by:

        Helping their son organise his time to best advantage so that things are not left to the
         last minute or forgotten.

        Try to make sure that there are suitable working conditions at home – a place that is
         relatively quiet, undisturbed and well lit, away from the television.

        Take a positive and active interest in their son's work at home rather than just insisting
         that it is done.

        Let the school know if there are problems with own work that you cannot resolve.
         Perhaps there seems to be too much set, or maybe not enough, or is finding it too
         easy or too difficult. Contact the boys form teacher or Head of House in the first
         instance.

There will be evening sessions for parents offered in Autumn term to give you advice and
guidance on using Google Classroom and how best to support your son’s ownwork.
Literacy at FBS
At FBS we recognise that good literacy skills are essential both to achievement at school and
to a successful life in general. As well as teaching you specific subject content, your teachers
will ensure that you develop the communication, reading and writing skills needed for life
beyond FBS. We believe that ‘real men read’ and you will notice that this is a school that
values reading achievement as highly as success on the rugby field or a musical
accomplishment. RealMenRead is used throughout the school to foster a love of reading in all
FBS boys.
In Lessons
Literacy is not just something you can expect to find in your English lessons. In all of your
subjects, the ability to read and write will be key to your success. Even in practical subjects
such as PE, the GCSE exam is 60% written so it is vital that these skills are mastered. Every
term each subject will set you an extended writing task to consolidate your learning and help
improve your literacy skills. These tasks will teach you how to write to persuade, discuss,
instruct, inform, explain and recount.
In the Library
Our Library is ‘built for boys’ with each of the texts hand-picked to appeal to boys of your age.
We pride ourselves of stocking the latest popular series such as ‘The Maze Runner’, ‘The
Recruit’ and ‘The Young Samurai’. As well as these series we have classic books to stretch the
most able readers and shorter reads to build the confidence of boys who find reading more
of a struggle. There is something for everyone and our librarian is available every break and
lunchtime to help you find a book to inspire you. You are allowed to borrow one book at a
time for up to two weeks, but we will let you renew the book if you bring it in and ask. Having
a reading book is a compulsory part of your equipment so make sure you visit the Library as
soon as you can.
Accelerated Reader
You will be enrolled on the ‘Accelerated Reader’ programme to ensure that you are reading
books appropriate for your reading age. Once you sit an initial test, you will be given your
‘ZPD’ which is a number that corresponds to a code on the spine of our library books. When
you finish a book, there is a short quiz to test your understanding. Boys who have passed an
impressive amount of quizzes, such as our ‘reading millionaires’, are rewarded with
certificates at celebration assemblies. Accelerated Reader will make sure that you are making
the most of your reading.
Part of the Culture
You will notice that reading is a real part of the culture at FBS. Each member of staff displays
on their classroom door the book they are currently reading so make sure you ask them about
it. We will organise author visits during the year and we had Chris Bradford, author of the
‘Young Samurai’ series in school recently. On World Book Day normal lessons are taken over
by lessons relating to books and staff run competitions and activities to promote reading. You
will also be invited to Lads and Dads three times a year to celebrate a love of reading at home
as well as in school.
Additional Learning Needs

How does The Fulham Boys School meet the individual needs of pupils with Special Educational
Needs?
This really depends upon the nature of your child’s needs and difficulties with learning. However, in line
with the SEN Code of Practice 2015, initial support is focused within the classroom with the emphasis on
the teacher, using strategies suggested by SEN team, ensuring progress of the pupil alongside their peer
group. High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils
who have or may have SEN and an appropriately differentiated curriculum, led by the teacher, will meet
the needs of most pupils.

Some pupils, however, will require provision that is additional to or different from their peers, to meet
their needs at a particular time. This provision is often referred to as ‘intervention’ and is frequently
delivered away from the classroom by Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) or professionals from outside
agencies.

Interventions
At The Fulham Boys School we offer a range of interventions to develop pupils’ academic and social skills.
At FBS, we believe that the boys need to be in lessons as much as possible with the expert teacher.
Therefore we try to limit the interventions that happen during lesson time and use other times of the
day. Some interventions happen in the morning between 8.20-8.40, although most of our interventions
happen during the co-curricular time.

If a student is placed in an intervention/support group, it will usually take place over two half terms as
research shows it takes around 8-10 weeks to fully embed an intervention.

How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?
      If you have concerns about your child’s progress speak to the subject teacher or form tutor in
       the first instance.
      If you are not happy with this then the next step would be to speak to the SENCO, Miss Adams
       by either emailing r.adams@fulhamboysschool.org.uk or ringing the school.

How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?
  ● When a teacher has raised concerns about a child’s progress and targeted quality teaching has
     not met the child’s needs, the teacher must raise this with the SENCO.
  ● The school will then contact you to arrange a meeting to discuss the issues and the possible next
     steps.
How are the teachers in school helped to work with children with SEN and what training do they have?
The SENCO’s job is to support the class teacher in planning for children with SEN.
   ● All staff have access to strategies for particular types of learning needs and how best to support
       and differentiate for within the classroom.
   ● Each child on the SEN register will have an IEP (Individual Education Plan) which gives more
       individual detailed strategies on the best way to ensure learning takes place for that child.
   ● In addition, the school provides short weekly training slots, as well as INSET day sessions for staff
       to improve the teaching and learning of children including those with SEN. This includes whole
       school training on SEN issues such as ASD (Autism), SLCN (Speech and Language and
       Communication Needs) and SpLD (Specific Learning Needs, such as dyslexia and dyspraxia).
Enterprise at FBS

                                              Along with ‘Faith’ and ‘Boys’, ‘Enterprise’ is one
                                              of our three core pillars that underpin all that
                                              we are at FBS. As a school we aim to develop
                                              ‘the whole child’ and we see becoming more
                                              enterprising as an excellent way of joining up
                                              all areas of learning.

                                              Personal Enterprise – problem solving,
                                              fearless of making mistakes

                                            This is the one that boys are most familiar with
                                            and is all about self-improvement – becoming
                                            more enterprising ‘within yourself’. Our
                                            ‘Enterprise Value of the Half-Term encourages
                                            the boys to think about how they are living and
                                            developing these attitudes in their everyday
                                            life, in and out of lessons. Teachers plan lessons
                                            that develop these skills. In designated
                                            Enterprise PSHCE sessions with their tutors,
                                            boys work on setting themselves personal
                                            enterprise targets using our bespoke FBS
                                            enterprise levels. At the end of each year is
‘Enterprise Week’, where boys spend five days developing themselves and working in and
with the local community.

Social Enterprise – game changers, teaching others to improve
FBS seeks to inspire boys to be community-minded and to strive to improve their world. In
lessons boys benefit from their school being part of the Global Learning Programme, meaning
that lessons have an element that educates boys about the world around them. Through co-
curricular sessions like ‘Social Enterprise Photography’, boys seek to create projects and
initiatives to address issues both local and global. In order to fulfil the requirements of their
FBS Enterprise Award (see below) boys organise small tasks and larger projects. Students are
involved in smaller events like the Macmillan cake sale or more long-term endeavours such
as City Pitch – where boys compete with other teams across London to win funding for a
community initiative.

Business Enterprise – risk taking, teamwork

Part of our responsibility to our students is to ensure that they are prepared for life
after education. We want to produce 21st century citizens who are secure socially but also
financially. A key part of this provision comes through the ‘Business Enterprise’ aspect of the
Enterprise Diploma. Each year, students take part in the ‘Tenner Challenge’, where they
receive a small start-up loan and aim to make profit from this. We also work with RedSTART
and MyBNK to give pupils an insight into personal and business finance. From this they begin
to learn about teamwork, managing expectations and improving their business acumen.
Throughout the year, students work with and learn from a range of career opportunities
involving people from a variety of backgrounds. Students attend career speed-networking
events and work closely with a huge range of partners such as Chelsea F.C. to develop business
enterprise skills and develop knowledge of a range of possible careers and industries.

The Enterprise Award

Boys at FBS engage with Enterprise in different ways and a range of awards and prizes are
available for demonstrating success in these areas. Our vision is to send boys out into the
world, equipped with the skills that will enable the boys to cope with the challenges that life
presents them with.

In KS3 (Y7-9) boys log their Personal, Social and Business Enterprise endeavours and accolades
through an online portfolio. Each is tailored to the six core enterprise skills that we promote
in each half term. There are awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.

At KS4 (Y10-11) boys’ Enterprise skills are developed through our careers programme, as well
as through an extended version of the KS3 Enterprise Award. We make use of careers
guidance software (Grofar) for boys to actively seek methods of enhancing their skills as well
as opportunities to meet and work alongside a range of employers. Boys in KS4 undertake a
maximum of 10 days of job shadowing in order to help shape their thoughts and ideas about
future subject choices, apprenticeships, universities and careers.

Throughout KS5 (Y12-13) boys are thinking about the next step in their journey and are
interested in maximising their chances of future success. Boys in Y12 undertake 5 days of work
experience in an industry where they have specific interest. FBS also offers the Extended
Project Qualification (EPQ) which is valued by universities and employers, as well as the well-
recognised Duke of Edinburgh Award.
Student Leadership

Leadership is developed in the house system, in lessons, in sports and in school clubs,
encouraging responsibility and inspiring self-belief and confidence. Boys can also apply to
become prefects. Prefect roles include: sport, music, digital, library, chaplaincy, enterprise
and corridor monitors.

Enterprise Week

At the end of the summer term the school runs an Enterprise Week. In place of the normal
school time- table, a range of activities gets boys venturing across London, participating in
adventure training, immersed in business challenges and inspired by famous names.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award

The DofE bronze award scheme starts in Year 9, with boys completing their overnight
expeditions during the summer term, and organising and planning their volunteering, skills
and sports options in the co-curricular and their own time.
Sports at FBS

There are three strands to the high quality sports programme at Fulham Boys School; Competitive
Sports, Physical Education and Co-Curricular Sports. These enable sport to be freely available to all
boys and push the talented whilst encouraging those who are less able to find sports they love.

Competitive Sports
The Fulham Boys School is determined to succeed in four core sports: Cricket, Football, Rowing and
Rugby. Competition in these sports will run on an Inter and Intra school competition format. There
will be twelve weeks allocated for each of the sports apart from rowing.

Autumn Term – Rugby
Spring Term – Football
Summer Term – Cricket
All year round - Rowing

Each pupil will receive two hours of specialist coaching every week during their year group sports
afternoon. For Football and Rugby, there will be ten fixtures for each of the sports and they will take
place on Saturday mornings. Where possible there will be A, B and C team fixtures. Throughout the
twelve weeks that have been allocated to each of the sports there will be two house competitions,
where every pupil has the opportunity to represent their house.

Rowing will also be part of the competitive calendar; FBS will be attending local indoor rowing
competitions and we have worked with Fulham Reach Boat Club to set up an elite programme for boys
who have shown prowess in rowing. From Year 9 onwards, 16 boys from each year will have the
opportunity to join the Elite Squad and opt into rowing throughout the year instead of going to Barn
Elms for the other core sports. All boys from year 9 will also have the opportunity to complete the
‘Learn to Row’ course which will take place at Fulham Reach Boat Club during their PE lessons on
Monday or Thursday morning.
PE and Games (Curriculum Lessons)
PE lessons will run for six weeks each (half term) and the activities covered will be:
Induction Fitness Testing
Athletics
Gymnastics
Badminton
Outdoor and adventurous activities
Fitness training
Hockey
Volleyball
Basketball

These are taught alongside the core sports (see competitive sports section). A foundation of the GCSE
curriculum will be covered throughout these lessons, where boys will learn specific anatomical,
historical, motor learning, physiological and psychological aspects that the pupils will have to relate to
the sport/activity that they are participating in.

Co-curricular Sports
These activities run throughout the year, they range from:
Badminton
Boxing
Cricket Nets
Football
Indoor Rowing
Judo
Mixed Martial Arts
Table Tennis
Running club

All boys will be given the opportunity to represent the school in competitions that are facilitated by
the coaches of these co-curricular sports.

Sports Afternoons
Sports Afternoons run from year 7 to 10:
Monday - Year 8
Tuesday - Year 7
Wednesday - Year 11 and 6th Form
Thursday - Year 10
Year 9 will go on Friday morning
Sports afternoons take place at Barn Elms, Marathon Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Walk, Barnes,
London SW13 9SA . All boys will leave school at 1:30pm and will be taken by coach to the pitches.
Coaching will occur from 2-4pm. All boys will be dismissed from the pitches/changing rooms and
make their own way home from there.
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