Although we are a relatively large Academy, we intentionally maintain small Form Groups and have at least two Pastoral Leaders in each Year Group and can, therefore, ensure that each individual Student is supported with an efficient and caring system of pastoral care.
Each year group is divided into different Form groups. Each of these groups is in the charge of a Form Tutor, who plays a major role in supporting the academic progress and in providing pastoral care for each child in the group.
Form Tutors build an extensive knowledge of each Student in their group and are the first port-of-call for parents/carers should any problems or questions arise involving their child.
The Form Tutors are led by Progress Leaders and supported by a non-teaching Deputy Head of Year, whose responsibility it is to co-ordinate and support the work of Form Tutors and to oversee the academic and social progress of the year as a whole.
We seek to maintain pastoral relationships with Form Tutors and Progress Leaders. Whenever possible, therefore, pastoral staff remain with the same group and cohorts as they progress through each Year group of the school.