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Pastoral Tutor Policy

Pastoral Tutor Policy

Contents
  1. Notes on the Pastoral Tutor system;
  2. What to do as a Pastoral Tutor if you are worried about your tutee;
  3. The role of the Pastoral Tutor, who will be a Member of Staff, is;
  4. The role of the Pastoral Tutee is;
  5. Answers to questions – notes for Pupils.

Notes on the Pastoral Tutor system

  • The Cottesmore Pastoral Tutor’s job is to talk to their tutees about how they feel. 
  • A Pastoral Tutor is a Member of Staff, assigned to each pupil, who will act as another point of contact for pastoral matters. (Please see Happiness Charter for other routes of communication).
  • The Pastoral Tutor reports directly to the Head.
  • Pastoral Tutors may use the wide range of Pastoral Care policies (Child Protection Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-bullying Policy for example) and support staff (the DSL, Nurse, Deputy Head and the Head, for example).

What to do as a Pastoral Tutor if you are worried about your tutee

  • Pastoral Tutors must consult the Child Protection Safeguarding Policy and the DSL if they have a concern about the protection or the safeguarding of a tutee.
  • Pastoral Tutors may also bring up their tutees in the weekly Staff Meetings - consult the Deputy Head to put the tutee on the agenda.

The role of the Pastoral Tutor, who will be a Member of Staff, is:

  1. to talk to their tutees about how they feel.
  2. to respond as promptly as possible to requests for help and advice about pastoral/non-academic matters, or to signpost and refer pupils on to the correct Member of Staff for help;
  3. to help implement any pastoral care action plans.
  4. to attend all Pastoral Tutor meetings;

 The role of the Pastoral Tutee is:

  1. to take responsibility, with encouragement from Members of Staff, for their own pastoral development and achievement by contributing to a productive exchange with the Pastoral Tutor; 
  2. to inform their Pastoral Tutor promptly of any factors that might be impacting significantly on their ability to function happily and to work hard;
  3. to be an active engaged member of the School community.

 

Answers to questions – notes for Pupils

Who is my Pastoral Tutor?

 

You will be told at the beginning of the year. 

 

When should I see my Pastoral Tutor?

 

On Fridays at 8.50am after Chapel Line-up. You can always ask directly to have a meeting at other times.

 

Who is responsible for the smooth running of the Pastoral Tutor system?

  • The Head is responsible for the effective operation of the Pastoral Tutor system, including making sure that pupils know who their Pastoral Tutor is.
  • The Head will provide support and guidance to pupils, or organise a temporary replacement tutor if the Pastoral Tutor is unavailable.
  • The Head will field pupils’ questions about Pastoral Tutoring. 
  • The Head will provide support and guidance to Members of Staff who are Pastoral Tutors.
  • and to consult with the Pastoral Tutors about possible changes to the operation of the Pastoral Tutor system.

 

TFR 03/12/15

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This policy will be reviewed annually by the Head on 1st September

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Glossary

 

DSL - Designated Safeguarding Lead