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Pastoral Support

 

At Thornleigh Sixth Form we believe that pastoral support is a major part of your ability to succeed.  Even though students move up to Further Education and sometimes different college campuses, they still need the academic and personal guidance that was a core part of life at High School.

Thornleigh Sixth Form has a senior leadership team who oversee the following::

  • Attendance
  • Student Contracts
  • Year 12 and 13 lead
  • UCAS applications and support
  • Work experience and careers guidance
  • Student academic progress
  • Student welfare and development
  • The student enrichment programme
  • Communications with parents and stakeholders

Regardless of the responsibility of senior leaders, we believe that the key professional who can have the greatest impact in the educational journey of students is the group tutor.  Although this role is currently in review, the tutor has a key responsibility for ensuring that Students:

  • Understand the context of the college environment and the expectations for learning
  • Are encouraged to maintain a high attendance and punctuality record
  • Are equipped for the learning day and have plans for their non-contact time
  • Are kept up-to-date about key priority areas
  • Experience the delivery of a planned tutorial period
  • Are made aware of extracurricular opportunities and enrichment activities offered by the College
  • Are mentored to reflect on phases of learning and strategies to further improve
  • Are supported in the development of a CV that professionally advertises their key skills and achievements
  • Are given the appropriate support to complete a UCAS application and personal statement with incremental feedback and notes to improve
  • Know that their voice is heard and that a key member of staff cares for their welfare
  • Are aware that there are relevant support systems in college to support their growth of young adults
  • Are encouraged to reach their potential and beyond!

Tutor group system and pastoral roles are being reviewed in the summer of 2020