The House System:
Pastorally, school is organised on a House System. Two Tutor Groups from every Year Group belong to each of the four Houses. For Tutorial purposes and lunch arrangements, two Houses are based in West Building and two in East. A Head of House maintains an overview of all pastoral and academic matters pertaining to their House. Form Tutors, monitor pupils’ progress and support on a day to day basis. Pastoral Managers,Teaching Assistants, the School Nurse and a variety of outside agencies provide a wide range of services and support as necessary. A number of staff are First Aid trained; when required, they will make an initial assessment, then follow up accordingly.
Students attend assemblies in House groups, usually twice a week. One of the assemblies is a ‘Business’ assembly, led by the Head of House who delivers key messages and information to the students. The other assembly is usually led by either a member of the Senior Leadership Team or a visiting guest speaker and based upon a topical theme. Themes can be religious, but many support the Citizenship curriculum and thereby promote global awareness. Houses also support their choice of charitable organisations. Assemblies may be linked to associated fundraising activities for the chosen charity.