Tutor Groups

Tutor Information and Rationale

Tutor groups consist of students from 1 year group; students have a 20 minute session every day with their Tutor. Each Tutor is named after a country and together, all Tutors Groups form 5 continents;
Africa, Asia, Americas, Australasia and Europe.

Tutor time is used to enhance personal development of all students, ensuring they will leave school as citizens that will make a positive contribution to society. We aim to develop students’ cultural capital and knowledge of current affairs. Regular themes throughout Tutor Time include:

  • Mental Wellbeing
  • Attendance
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Assembly

Benefits of Tutor Groups

It allows the Tutors to concentrate and mentor key groups of students at certain times of the year (e.g.: when students are taking options).

  • It allows learning conversations to take place, both between the Tutor and student and between the students.
  • Bespoke support for the Year 7 students transitioning.
  • It creates a family atmosphere and a sense of belonging.
  • It allows students to remain with the same Tutor throughout their time at school.
  • Provides clear lines of communication with parents and carers.
  • Allows for targeted interventions to take place.
  • It enables appropriate age related resources to be delivered.

Covid 19 Adaptation

To support the necessity to operate Year Group Bubbles we have moved to a horizontal tutoring model. Each year group will be divided into tutor groups. Some lessons for some year groups may be taught in these mixed ability tutor groups. We will continue to review this model across the academic year and may adopt this model on a permanent basis if it will benefit our students.