Our tutoring system consists of 5 houses, Arkwright, Fearne, Gell, Nightingale and Wright. Each House is formed from a number of tutor groups, consisting of mixed ages from Years 7 to 11. There are also 4 tutor groups in our Sixth Form comprised of Year 12&13 students.
We aim to communicate regularly with families in order to share information and concerns early in order to provide a supportive and informed service; these might be family issues, support with homework or attendance concerns.
You will get to know your child's tutor team well and they will form an important part of management of daily needs in an increasingly busy life. We have a Pastoral Base and Student Reception and hope you will feel comfortable picking up the phone and letting us know your needs whenever you would like. Each house has a Pastoral Manager. Our Pastoral Managers are there to support your child, particularly is there are more complex emerging needs.
We have a number of House-based competitions in which children take part. There are trophies awarded for the most House Points, the greatest contribution to charities, the Sports Day Champion, and for other competitions which take place. Each year students are elected by their peers to be House Captains.
Our Family of schools worker, who works on Early Help intervention with our students and our cluster of primary schools, is also based in our Pastoral Base.