The Role of the Tutor

All subject teachers also carry out the role of personal tutor to a small group of students

The tutor is responsible for:

  • Organising a period of ‘tutor time’ for 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week. For further guidance, please see ‘Guidelines for tutor time’.
  • Taking a morning and afternoon register using SIMS.
  • Ensuring students are fully aware of the number of achievement and behaviour points they have and setting targets for improvement.
  • Organising and chairing half termly reviews to include: inviting all relevant professionals, checking that all relevant information is available at the meeting, checking progress against targets in advance of the meeting, writing up review notes and forwarding them by the set deadline. Notes should be accurate, complete, and ready for distribution before being submitted to the Headteacher for final proofreading.
  • Ensuring that actions from reviews are followed up.
  • Academic progress – looking at progress across all subjects by referring to SIMs, noticing any anomalies between subjects, ensuring students are on track to achieve at least 5 GCSE grades.
  • Monitoring attendance. This will involve having regular conversations with the students about their attendance, contacting parents/carers as necessary and liaising with the Attendance Administrator and Assistant Headteacher.
  • Being aware of individual timetable arrangements and ensure that external staff/visiting professionals are informed if students are absent or of any significant events.
  • Year 11s – working alongside the Vocational Curriculum Support Worker, ensure that students have a positive destination for the end of year 11 and that applications are made as early as possible for college courses/apprenticeships.
  • Broader interests – encourage students to take up new interests, or develop existing ones. Find out what they are interested in. Would they like to learn a musical instrument? We can arrange this for them. Would they like to join a gym or take up a sport?
  • Liaising with mainstream schools and ensuring that all relevant information is shared at, and between, reviews.