New to being a Form Tutor 2021-22

Next Session: September 16, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

We are looking forward to delivering this vital session for new Form Tutors.

This session will look at ideas for constructive tutor time and will include strategies which can be implemented to get the best from your form group and will be delivered by Richard Davis as a face to face session at Sandringham School.

Who is this course for?

This course is for NQTs and teachers who are new to a pastoral role.

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This course will support you in:

  • Giving an overview of the importance of the pastoral system with regards to academic achievement and solidifying the home-school partnership.
  • Discussing new ideas for forming good working relationships with parents and students.
  • Assisting students in starting each day in the best way possible.

Meet the facilitator

Richard Davis

Rich is currently Performance Director (Head of Year) for Year 7 at Sandringham with 15 years of experience in a range of Pastoral roles in the school.  He is starting his 8th year as a  Head of Year with his 4th cohort and has also been an Assistant Headteacher in charge of behaviour, pastoral care and safeguarding for 2 years.  Rich has also worked with a number of tutor groups and is keen to take any opportunity to share his belief that it is one of the most important, and yet sometimes over looked, roles in a school.

Rich is also a Maths teacher who teaches across all Key Stages and fully understands possible tensions between pastoral and academic aims but is a firm believer that when young people feel safe and happy, they are most likely to achieve their best.


What did others think?

“The course provided me with a great basis for approaching the important role of the form tutor.  It was valuable to network with other NQTs who were using a range of strategies with the tutees.  The course facilitators were honest, professional and personable which made discussing often hard to handle situations that may arise in a pastoral remit, easy.  I have just recently been appointed as a head of year 7 and intend to use some of the strategies with my own tutor team in the near future.”