Pastoral Support

Pupils are allocated to mixed-ability tutor groups on entrance to the school. These groups are the building blocks of the pastoral system. They are led by a staff member trained in Personal Tutoring. The tutor group is a source of identity for students and a vehicle for competition and celebration.

The role of Personal Tutor is central to achieving our goals regarding the care of our students and for developing their sense of being known. Each tutor oversees their tutees progress and is responsible for managing their conduct.

Year 7 is regarded as a Foundation Year when pupils are place into one of 12 mixed ability tutor groups. These groups contain just 10 – 15 pupils to aid their transition into secondary school and to help them settle in and make new friends in the context of a smaller group of fellow pupils.