In the Sixth Form every student is part of a small Tutor Group of a dozen or so students under the care of a Sixth Form Tutor. The Tutor will meet each student twice daily and has responsibility for supporting each individual in academic and welfare matters through their time in the Sixth Form. Tutors provide guidance on balancing the demands of a busy Sixth Form life and lead their tutees through the process of university applications.
The team of Tutors is led by the Head of Sixth Form and the Deputy Head of Sixth Form with responsibility for the oversight of pastoral care, health and welfare. The Deputy Headmaster is the Designated Senior Lead for Safeguarding and Child Protection, the Head of Middle School is responsible for Girls’ Welfare throughout the whole school. Our Health and First Aid Co-ordinator, as a registered Nurse, is also available to give support and advice on medical issues regarding pupil health and welfare.
Every Tutor Group also belongs to one of the four School Houses named after the northern saints : Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert and Oswald. The vertical House structure also ensures that students can form links with pupils lower down the School. Through the ‘Take a Lead’ programme and as Peer Support Mentor Prefects they provide support to pupils in the younger year groups. The Sixth Form students often take a lead in supporting the Heads of House in organising House events and the House Officers are chosen from the Sixth Form towards the end of the Lower Sixth year.