Pastoral Care
Merit System The school runs a merit system to recognise and encourage effort by students. Merits are awarded not only for academic effort but also for participation in sporting activities, willingness to assist others etc.. Certificates are presented in assembly to Merit Winners each term. Tutor System Each student is allocated to a tutor group for morning registration. This time is used to check attendance, pass messages between school and home, discuss any problems or issues, and check students'' Planners. Tutors are responsible for monitoring the progress and wellbeing of students, both academically and in the social life of the school. The tutor should normally be the first point of contact for parents with any questions or concerns. The tutor system is managed by a Head of Progress for each year group and a Deputy Head Teacher. Communications A report is issued at the end of each term. After each report, parents are invited to attend a Parents'' Evening to discuss the progress of their child in detail. The school also produces a newsletter which helps to inform parents of the wide variety of activities taking place around the school. Student Representation The student body is represented by a Head Boy and Head Girl who, together with their deputies, are assisted by a number of prefects. Student Council The Student Council gives the wider student body, with representatives from each tutor group, the opportunity to give their views to the Secondary Leadership Team and contribute to the operation of the school.