Tutor Groups

Tutor Groups

We have just moved to year group based tutor groups from September 2020. Our tutor groups consist of students from 1 year group. The groups are a wide social mix of students to promote an ethos of everyone working together.

Each tutor group is named after a country. These countries come from 4 continents, which run through the year groups. These are Africa, Americas, Asia and Oceania.

Each day starts with tutor time for 20 minutes

What are the main aims of the tutor groups?

*That the time has structure and purpose for the students.
*It allows the tutors to concentrate on 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 tutor and student and student to student
*Ease transitions i.e. Year 6-7, Year 9 Options.
*It gives students more individual attention at key times of the year;
*It creates a family atmosphere in the mentor room;
*It allows students to remain with the same mentor/tutor throughout their school career;
*It improves communication between mentors/tutors and parents as mentors will have smaller numbers in their mentor group;
*Tutor teams will have a wide experience of the needs of a child in each year group – hence a more holistic approach is achieved.