Pastoral Tutor Policy
- Notes on the Pastoral Tutor system;
- What to do as a Pastoral Tutor if you are worried about your tutee;
- The role of the Pastoral Tutor, who will be a Member of Staff, is;
- The role of the Pastoral Tutee is;
- 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:
- to talk to their tutees about how they feel.
- 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;
- to help implement any pastoral care action plans.
- to attend all Pastoral Tutor meetings;
The role of the Pastoral Tutee is:
- 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;
- to inform their Pastoral Tutor promptly of any factors that might be impacting significantly on their ability to function happily and to work hard;
- 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.
Reviewed by TFR, September 2020
To be reviewed, September 2021
DSL - Designated Safeguarding Lead