Your child’s Form Tutor is the expert, in relation to your child. He/She will see your child regularly, liaise with your child, receive information about your child from other staff, be aware of strengths and areas for development. Should you have any concerns, your child’s Form Tutor should be your first point of contact.
Pupil Progress Co-ordinator
The Pupil Progress Co-ordinators work closely with the year group tutors and their primary concerns are the academic progress and personal welfare of all the pupils in their year group. Pastoral Care in KS3 often builds upon the initiatives begun in KS2, with academic and social progress shared between the previous and new Form Tutor and Pupil Progress Coordinator, ensuring consistency during your child’s journey through the school.
The Behaviour Policy, found in the School Planner, clearly states our expectations with regard to behaviour. Whilst most pupils at Ralph Sadleir are happy, behave well and make good progress, some find establishing good working relationships and achieving their best, can present more of a challenge. This is where the pastoral element becomes important for the pupil.
Pupils with difficulties are monitored closely so that supportive intervention strategies can be introduced to aid pupil well-being, behaviour and learning. Regular meetings with the Pupil, Parent(s), Pupil Progress Co-ordinator and Form Tutor are held to discuss, initiate and evaluate:
- personal goals and achievements within and outside school
- raise self-esteem
- advice to help ease difficulties within personal relationships
- making the most of all the school opportunities offered
- improving current working practices & get the pupil “back on track”
- the sharing of relevant information between pupil-home-school
- ensure pupils understand the Behaviour Policy – rewards and consequences
Behaviour and Attendance
In order to provide the best possible learning environment for pupils and staff, the school office will contact parents if we have concerns with regard to attendance and punctuality. Mr Fuller (Deputy Headteacher) oversees the display of attendance percentages, which helps us to celebrate positive attendance for individuals and tutor groups.