The Personal Tutor
Each pupil is assigned a Personal Tutor who is responsible for monitoring their progress both academically and socially. We aim to give our pupils support and guidance in a friendly family environment and all pupils are given the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach the best of their potential. We do this by actively encouraging initiative, responsibility and self-confidence.
The Houseparent oversees the work of Personal Tutors who have regular contact with their tutees. This day to day contact allows the Personal Tutor to get to know your son or daughter very well and enables them to provide the best possible advice on academic and other decisions.
The Personal Tutor is very active in the monitoring of interim and full reports as they are written and helps your son or daughter to identify areas for improvement and to set targets for the weeks ahead. Most importantly, the Personal Tutor helps your child to appreciate the progress that they have made in previous weeks so that school life does not always feel like an uphill struggle. The Personal Tutor has an influential role to play in shaping the habits and values of that their tutees exhibit in day to day life. Our aim is to ensure that upon departure every pupil is equipped with the skills and resourcefulness and strength of character for work or further study.
In addition to Personal Tutors, there is a skilled and committed team around every pupil in the School with each member working to support their progress through encouragement, wise advice and clear direction. In times of need, the team responds quickly, taking care to ensure that parents are kept fully informed of events.
Their work is most noticeable at these times, but in reality, it is the driving force behind the day to day activity of every pupil.
Their approach is underpinned by an active interest in the aspirations, activities and feelings of each child. Our aim is to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected within the community. We seek to foster a positive attitude to adversity and a practical approach to solving problems. Children can embrace and tackle most problems in adolescence if they are equipped with the confidence and support to enable them to take the first steps.
Senior pupils are encouraged to act as both role models and mentors to younger pupils and to ensure that the historic and highly regarded care in the school are nurtured as the foundation of our approach to care.