Form Tutors and Registration
We aim to give our students a secure base within the school through membership of a tutor group. Each morning starts with students meeting in their tutor groups and many friendships are made between students in the same group. Usually the form tutor stays with the form throughout their time at school.
The six tutor groups are named according to the six school houses: Attenborough, Curie, Dahl, Gates, Joshua and Parks. Students remain in the same house and tutor group throughout their time at school. The houses compete with each other in sport, drama and many other areas.
Most subjects are taught in tutor groups. Others, such as Mathematics are divided into bands based on continual assessments. This allows students to progress at a pace that suits their level of understanding and we are able to provide some support teaching where appropriate.
Form tutors will take their groups for a PSHE lesson each week to introduce students to aspects of personal and social education and citizenship.
In line with developments in the National Curriculum all students in Key Stage 3 will be following National Curriculum English, Science, Maths, Design and Technology, History, Geography, French or Spanish, PSHE, RE, ICT, Drama, Music, PE and Art.
Year 7 Students
There will be an opportunity in the Autumn Term for parents to come and discuss how their child has settled into the school with his or her form tutor. Later in the year at the main meeting of parents and teachers, parents will be able to discuss their child’s progress with subject teachers. Later in the school year a school report will be sent to parents that summarises student progress in each subject area.
Contact can be made with school staff very easily through the diary system. This is the simplest way of sending a message to your child’s form tutor. Form Tutors can also be contacted by phone before school and during the school day, but please be aware that they will almost certainly be teaching and unable to take a call in the first instance.
Your first point of contact should always be your child’s form tutor