The Tutorial system plays a key role in the support of students’ pastoral and academic progress. Students will be placed in a tutor group, led by one of our specialist tutor teams. Tutors work with students every morning to monitor progress, conduct one to one intervention meetings, and help to solve any problems or difficulties that may be encountered. Elements of PSHE and Citizenship will be delivered at tutor time and is tailored to suit students’ needs. A key part of this will be developing an understanding of life in modern Britain.
Throughout the academic year, students take part in our Aspire days. Elements of PSHE and Citizenship programme are delivered on these days covering topics such as University UCAS application process and support, apprenticeship support, interview techniques, personal and economic well-being. In addition to this on Aspire days, we visit universities and conduct educational trips such as the NEC skills show.
The three-way partnership between the sixth form staff, students and parents through regular and planned contact with home has been crucial in our success. Reports on student progress and our parents’ evenings help provide feedback on how students are progressing. Parents can also request a private meeting with a tutor or subject teacher at any time throughout the academic year.
There is always a point of contact for students, teachers and parents, encouraging excellent communication at all times. We also have a Sixth Form Newsletter which is emailed to parents and students to help to keep parents informed of key events and to celebrate student success.