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3.2
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Student
Jul 23, 2021
2.4

really bad

The school don’t care about bullying whatsoever. I was beaten up but the person didn’t get into trouble because school saw it as play fighting. They don’t deal with racism, islamophobia, homophobia, sexism, bullying etc. A teacher said the fslur and we were told that it was part of the teaching curriculum. People have been racist to me but teachers don’t care.
Student
Jul 22, 2021
2.5

Needs serious improvement

The school in general is okaybut the way they deal with mental health needs to be so much better. There are many issues going on within the school however the school does nothing about it. Many students have been told over and over to come back if it gets worse and never get the support they need. Furthermore students are given resources they can only use on their own time and likely need WiFi for. We are pushed by teachers to get the work done and pressured by them using talk of exams very often and it is quite damaging to mental health. Very few teachers understand mental heath so it often feels like there is no place to turn to. The environment is built to support the certain students who act out and if you are a 'good' student you are ignored and never checked up on, sometimes 'good' students are placed next tho those who act out to keep them under control which hinders their learning. It is not fair to those students. They have also not had an ofsted review for almost 9 years and I can without a doubt say it wouldn't be as good, provided they actually talked to students. It does not feel like a safe place to be yourself, there's homophobia transphobia and many more issues and school rarely does anything about it. Their values of valuing everyone caring for each other and achieving excellence are not being applied. Students talk about having to survive school. Our brains are naturally wired to want to learn. This is not learning. This is a memory test on a bigger scale. This is not right. Tapton needs to do better. There's a good video by Prince Ea called what is school for and one called I sued the school system by the same person. I suggest watching them
Student
Apr 11, 2021
3.2

not great

good teaching but the school don’t do loads about mental health. students are the ones who have to reach out and ask for help if you need it. the main teachers put lots of stress on the students that is unneeded and continually remind them to get their head stuck into school work. we have multiple eating disorders and mental health is a massive thing and isn’t addressed enough. the teachers may seem like they care but when they think you are better some teachers won’t keep checking up on you- it’s like one chore is ticked off and never looked at again. Don’t get me wrong, there are some amazing teachers who are lovely but the school really need to start caring about the children and their mental health instead of their grades.
Former Student
Feb 15, 2021
3.8

A levels

Friendly school, but bullying could be addressed

I loved Tapton, I’ve attended their school since I was in y7. The staff are lovely and are incredibly supportive. However, their approach to bullying could be better - more consequences to those who commit the bullying rather than telling the victims who may have once pushed them.

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