Tutor Programme and the Role of Tutors

At Brannel we operate a Horizontal Tutoring System whereby each Year group is split into 6 tutor groups. Each tutor group will undertake a clear Tutor Programme devised for them by their Head of Year.

The Tutor is a mentor and champion for each student’s learning. Tutors are the main link between home and school and are expected to contact parents directly when they have concerns over students in their group. Students, where possible, remain with the same tutor during their time at the school. This provides continuity for students and parents alike and makes it easier for good relationships to flourish between home and school.

Tutors may sometimes invite parents into school to discuss aspects of a student’s progress – whether academic or behavioural. Tutors are responsible for ensuring that students in their group comply with all school rules, including uniform and conduct.

Contact details for your child’s tutor can be found here.

Weekly Tutor Programme

Monday

UNIFORM & EQUIPMENT CHECKS

WEEKLY NOTICES

Tuesday

YEAR/HOUSE ASSEMBLY/HOUSE CHALLENGE ROTATION:

Assembly locations rotate on a half termly basis. House Challenges will be Literacy and Numeracy challenges provide by designated staff.

Wednesday

‘READY FOR LIFE’ PROGRAMME

Tutors will deliver short ‘workshops’ to the tutor group using resources selected and provided by the Head of Year. There will be a different topic each half term and these will complement the work completed by pupils within their PSHE lessons and during PSHE Days.

Thursday

BRANNEL CHALLENGE ‘REFLECTION’

Pupils will use this time to complete activities within their Brannel Challenge folders and collate information from their different ‘Character Development’ activities.

Friday

ATTENDANCE TRACKING

Pupils will individually track and monitor their own attendance in line with the request of Head of Year and Education Welfare Officer.