THE PASTORAL SYSTEM Years 7 – 11THE PASTORAL SYSTEM
WHAT IS PASTORAL CARE?
The main aim of pastoral care is to support the students’ learning. The system is based around the needs of the students, focusing on the education of the whole person. This covers academic and pastoral concerns in an effort to prepare them for adult life.
HOW DOES IT OPERATE?
The pastoral system is based on teams of tutors under the guidance and leadership of Pastoral Leaders.
WHAT IS A TUTOR?
The tutors are the members of staff who will have daily contact with your child during registration and who would normally be your first point of contact for routine matters. They are responsible for the academic and pastoral welfare of the students in their care.
DO WE HAVE REPORTS?
Yes, there are regular formal reports that are sent home. We also have Student Review Days when parents are invited in with the students for an interview to review their progress and set targets for the future.
DO WE VALUE SUCCESS?
There is a strong emphasis on encouragement and praise for students’ effort and achievement. The College operates a Rewards System where ‘Vivo’ points are awarded for effort or attainment. Individual and group totals are collated and prizes awarded at various times throughout the term.
Please see www.vivomiles.com for more details.
WHAT ARE TUTOR GROUPS?
All students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups when they enter the College and assigned to a house and a tutor. Each house has one tutor group in each year group.
The College is named after Sir John Hunt, leader of the 1953 Everest expedition and the houses are named after famous mountaineers. Hillary, Lowe and Tenzing were part of Hunt’s team whilst Catherine Destivelle and Rebecca Stephens are acclaimed female climbers.
DUTY OF CARE
To support our students to learn we have to ensure that they stay safe. Within College we have a number of policies and procedures to protect our students from harm. We work with other agencies who can provide help to children and their families and often access their services if we believe that a child (or their family) may benefit from additional support. As part of our duty of care to our students, in some circumstances where concerns have been raised, we may make referrals to Children’s Social Care.
HOW CAN PARENTS HELP?
Effective pastoral care is based on a partnership between the school, the parents and the student. By taking a keen interest in your child’s education you are playing your part in that partnership.
You are always welcome to come into school to discuss your child’s progress. Please ring (01752) 201020, to make an appointment.
If you specifically need to talk to one of the Pastoral Leaders or an Assistant Pastoral Leader their contact details are below.
The first point of contact by telephone is usually the College’s main reception number, however you can email you child’s tutor directly. The tutor list is as follows:
|Tutor Group||Tutor's Name||Email Address|
|7 Destivelle||Miss R Nicholas|
|7 Hillary||Miss K Arbuthnot|
|7 Lowe||Mr R Benney|
|7 Stephens||Mr J Walker|
|7 Tenzing||Miss J Ball|
|8 Destivelle||Mr A Sharpe|
|8 Hillary||Miss J Harris|
|8 Lowe||Mr D Stockton|
|8 Stephens||Miss L Warring|
|8 Tenzing||Mr A Waite|
|9 Destivelle||Mr L Salter|
|9 Hillary||Miss A Daykin|
|9 Lowe||Mrs H Garry|
|9 Stephens||Miss C Hoatson|
|9 Tenzing||Mr J Cleverley|
|10 Destivelle||Mr O Davis|
|10 Hillary||Mr P Whitfield|
|10 Lowe||Mrs K Laity|
|10 Stephens||Mrs C Long|
|10 Tenzing||Mr M Fitzwater|
|11 Destivelle||Mrs N Davenport|
|11 Hillary||Mrs S Skelton|
|11 Lowe||Mr K Lavis|
|11 Stephens||Miss C Wilkes|
|11 Tenzing||Miss S Burns|