If children are happy and feel supported they will thrive, and we place great emphasis on supporting each pupil at the School to ensure they settle quickly and take advantage of all the opportunities on offer.
Every pupil is assigned an academic tutor when they enter the School. Tutors meet with their tutees once a week, when they can discuss any issues or seek advice, as well as following the tutor programme for their group.
In the Junior years, the tutor is assigned to your child along House lines, so as well as seeing their tutees weekly, they will often be an evening tutor in the same House, and hence get to know their tutor group very quickly. A Junior tutor’s aim, above all else, is to help their tutees become successful, confident and independent learners, with GCSEs as the target at the end of their time together.
At Sixth Form, tutors still play a significant role in a pupil’s life. They have an overview of Sixth Formers’ academic and co-curricular work at the School. They monitor academic progress as well as teach a coherent programme of study skills and well-being in the weekly tutorial period. They guide their tutees through the UCAS application process and are a constant source of support and guidance. Mindful of the importance of the role, we allow our Sixth Form to choose their own tutor; often the selection will depend on the interests of the pupil and the specialisms of the tutor which provide an additional layer of support.
In addition to these two stages of tutor support, we offer a Well-Being programme at the school. We are proud of this developing programme and consider that the well-being and healthcare provision we offer to all pupils is outstanding. This is achieved in part by having well-trained professionals to deal with all aspects of our pupils’ mental, physical and emotional health.