- House Structure
The college operates a House system and each House is named
after a British sculptor: Butler,
and Moore. In charge of each House
is a Head of House assisted by eight or nine Group Tutors, thus
grouping the college into almost 40 all-age, all-ability, tutor
(as of End of Year)
Tutors oversee the general progress of their tutees from the
Admission Year to the Sixth Form. They are concerned with all
aspects of a student's life in the college, checking homework
diaries and academic progress, advising on programmes of study
and decisions on further education and careers.
Heads of House co-ordinate and collate the work of the house,
pastorally, socially and academically. This involves the many
and varied activities that contribute to the House Competitions
- Drama, Music, Sports, etc., and which culminate in the annual
award of the Sainsbury Trophy.
Heads of house also have oversight of academic progress, reports
and discipline. Minor offences are normally dealt with by group
tutors or subject staff. More serious or persistent problems
go to the Head of House who may institute lesson-by-lesson monitoring
of work and conduct, detentions, community service or in cases
of serious concern refer students to the Assistant Head with
responsibility for student welfare and discipline..
and Consultation Evenings are organised on a regular basis to
ensure that there is approximately one formal communication
per term between staff and parents. The Speech
Night and Prize-giving is held each year in September. The
Annual Parents' Meeting is held in July if there is sufficient
to routine meetings, parents are invited to contact the college
for other appointments if they have concerns or issues they
wish to discuss. The group tutor is the first point of contact
regarding most concerns.