Minerva Learning Trust


We are committed to creating an outstanding learning environment in which all pupils can learn, make progress and achieve their full potential.

We have three simple school rules:

  • Be Brave
  • Be Kind
  • Be Present

As a school we have the following non-negotiable expectations of all our pupils:

  • Have an outstanding approach to learning
  • Arrive to school and lessons on time
  • Wear full uniform correctly
  • Be ready and equipped with your school planner and equipment
  • Walk calmly and sensibly around school site
  • Only use mobile phones before and and after school
  • We do not expect pupils to:
  • Disrupt teaching and learning
  • Drop litter
  • Eat on the corridors

Energy drinks and fizzy drinks are banned on school site because of the negative affect they have on learning and health. These items will be confiscated.

Behaviour for Learning

At Handsworth Grange Community Sports College we expect all pupils to behave in a manner that encourages and motivates all pupils to learn effectively. Every pupil is graded on their approach to learning during lessons, and these grades are sent home at data collection points. 

Those achieving an outstanding approach to learning are rewarded and those who fall below school expectations are expected and supported to improve their approach to learning.

Rewards and Sanctions Information:

Our ethos is such that praise and incentives are integral to the day to day running of the school. On a daily basis the school recognises pupils' hard work and determination.  

When our school rules or expectations are not met and things go wrong pupils can expect to receive a sanction, this is normally a one hour after-school detention which is recorded in the pupil's planner.