Student Support

We place great emphasis on developing and maintaining positive relationships between students, staff and parents/carers. This shared commitment will facilitate maximum academic progress, excellent behaviour, respect for learning and involvement in a wide range of challenging, stimulating and worthwhile activities.

All students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups under the guidance of their personal tutor.

The personal tutor is the key member of staff for the students in their care and will usually be the first point of contact for parents/carers and other members of staff. The intention is for personal tutors to be assigned to their tutor groups for five years so they become fully aware of students’ individual needs, personalities, strengths and possible areas for support. Parents/carers will also know that they are speaking to an informed member of staff who has already built up a bond of trust with their child.

Personal tutors are ably supported and led by a Head of Year. All our Heads of Year are non-teaching members of staff who can devote 100% of their time to the care and welfare of students.