This one off twilight will look at ideas for constructive tutor time and will include strategies which can be implemented to get the best from your form group.
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 facilitators:
Rich is currently a Year 8 form tutor at Sandringham but has over 10 years’ experience in a range of Pastoral roles in the school. He has been a Head of Year for 5 years and an Assistant Headteacher in charge of behaviour, pastoral care and safeguarding for 2 years. Following a change of role, he is back on the front line as a form tutor and reaffirmed in his belief that it is one of the most important, and yet sometimes over looked, roles in a school.
Currently, Rich is working as KS4 Maths Coordinator and as such understands first-hand the balance and 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.
Amy is the Head of Music at Sandringham School. She regularly leads NQT training for Music teachers across Hertfordshire and has also delivered CPD training on growth mindset and personalised teaching pathways. She has been a form tutor for seven years and it is one of the favourite parts of her job!
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.”