Selly Oak Trust School

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Student FAQs

Will I be bullied?

No school can say the no one is ever bullied, but we take bullying very seriously.  We don't have a lot of bullying at school because people are good at telling us about it.  As soon as we know, we sort it out.  If a student bullies others and won't stop then they can't stay in the school.

If you are being bullied, you must tell someone.  If you want to, tell someone at home and ask them to tell us so we can fix it.  If you are being bullied or someone you know is being bullied, don't ever keep quiet about it.

Are the toilets okay?

The toilets have recently been refurbished and students now have access to modern toilet facilities.

What’s the food like?

The food is lovely!  The school runs its own kitchens, so you have plenty of choice.  If you have a school dinner, you don't have to work out how much everything costs either.  Some people prefer to bring a packed lunch and that's fine too.  Now and again we have a special meal for a special day, like a roast dinner on St George's Day or Welsh food on St David's Day.  Sometimes we have a week of breakfasts from around the world.

The school has a really good food committee, made up of staff and students, who can make suggestions for different sorts of food and drink.

Do I have to go out on the playground if I don’t want to?

No. There are rooms open every break and lunchtime where you can go instead. Every lunchtime there are activity clubs that you can attend, these include arts and crafts, play, reading and Information Technology.

Students who don't want to go out at break time usually stay in the dining room, and can chose from a wide range of foods, which include toast and hot chocolate.

There are lots of members of staff on duty at break and lunchtime (they are the ones in bright yellow jackets), so students can always speak to an adult if they want to.

I will be coming to school in a taxi and I don’t want to eat before I leave home, will I be able to have breakfast?

Yes. Every morning you will be able to buy toast, hot chocolate and cereal with milk.

At break time there is a wide range of foods that you can buy, which include healthy snacks, toast and drinks.

Are there any lunchtime school clubs?

Yes.  IT, socila groups, Library, Craft activities and fashion design.

Do you go on educational visits?

Yes.  There are lots of local visits and some residential visits where you go further away and stay for a few days.  You don't have to go if you don't want to, but we think you'll want to.

Who do I tell if I have problem?

You should tell your Form Tutor or your Head of Year, but any member of staff will listen to you. They will make sure that they tell you’re Head of year who will help you. If you don't want to tell a member of staff, tell someone at home and ask them to tell us.  As soon as we know about your problem, we can start to sort it out.  Don't worry about telling us, if it is a problem for you then we want to know.