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Guidance is a whole school responsibility and all staff, teaching and non-teaching have an important role to play.
A House system is in operation. There are three Houses: Jedburgh, Kelso and Selkirk and all staff and pupils belong to one of the Houses. In general terms the House Leader and House staff follow the progress of each pupil in their House group from first year until the time he /she leaves school. We are concerned with each pupil’s personal, social and vocational welfare and are able to offer support and guidance throughout their school career. We also have close links with outside agencies: Social Work Department, Psychological Services, Allied Health Professionals and Skills Development Scotland. We are also keen to encourage close contacts between home and school and to involve parents in all aspects of their son / daughter school career.
S1 and S4 Mr J Longworth Acting Principal Teacher
S2 and S3 Mr G Williams Acting Principal Teacher
S5 and S5 Mrs K Watts Principal Teacher
We ask all parents/carers to support the school by encouraging your child(ren) to adhere to the agreed dress code and the wearing of our school uniform. The wearing of a school uniform helps promote the identity of the school in the local community and helps create an ethos of sharing and pride in the school.
In addition, the wearing of a uniform helps towards increasing the protection of all pupils. The wearing of a uniform helps staff and the pupils to distinguish between who belongs to the school and those who may be visitors. This enables staff to approach and identify visitors more readily and helps in trying to offer a safer environment for pupils and teachers alike.
Equality of opportunity is an important aspect of the life of the school. Any proposals on the dress code and on what constitutes the school uniform will be the subject of discussion with the Parent Council and where appropriate consultation with parents, pupils and staff.
There are forms of dress which are unacceptable in all schools such as:
The uniform for all Rutherglen High pupils is: