As a family school, we pride ourselves on the quality of pastoral care offered to our students and this is also a distinguishing feature of life in the Sixth Form.
Our team of tutors is committed to each individual and focused upon ensuring that every young person is happy, fulfilled, driven by a sense of purpose during their time at the School and excited by the challenges that lie ahead in the next stage of their life.
Our tutor team are trained to meet the specific emotional needs of Sixth Form students and they are dedicated to providing strong support, coupled with aiding students in the development of their independence. Our students are very adept at achieving balance in their lives, coping well with academic pressure and ensuring that they make the most of opportunities outside of the classroom. Most of our pastoral work with Sixth Form students is based around helping individuals to achieve this balance and to navigate the specific challenges of the crucial A Level years.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.
WIT stands for Wellbeing and Integrity Toolkit. In addition to the close mentoring of students within relatively small tutor groups, our students also receive support one hour per week in the form of a series of workshops and lectures aimed to enable them to develop their social skills and to provide a toolkit for life beyond school.
Here is a sample of some of the topics covered. Some sessions are delivered by specialised and fully trained outside speakers:
- The six areas of WIT: Physical Health, Positive Relationships, Perspective, Strengths, Meaning and Purpose and The World
- Safe Drive Stay Alive: Driving Safety
- Sex and Relationships Education
- Positive Voice: HIV awareness
- Sleep, Exercise and Stress Management
- Revision Techniques
- Drugs Awareness