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.
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.
This policy will be reviewed annually by the Head on 1st September
DSL - Designated Safeguarding Lead