Pastoral / Student Welfare
Tutors play a key role in building a trusting relationship with their tutees, and are often their ‘go to’ person.
At Northease we operate Vertical Tutoring, where a Tutor Group consists of students of all ages, rather than just the same age.
This approach helps create a family atmosphere where older students can develop their leadership skills by mentoring younger students, and the younger ones feel part of the whole community and are not daunted by the older ones. As a result, quieter and less confident pupils have more friendships across different year groups and build their self-confidence.
Welfare is at the heart of everything we do, and along with the Tutor system every member of staff is of course fully trained in pastoral awareness and safeguarding matters.