Every student is allocated a Tutor Group and Tutor which, as far as possible, will stay the same throughout their five years at Haygrove. Each year’s group of Tutors are led by a Head of Year. This gives our students continuity throughout their time at school, and enables tutors to get to know each individual and support and encourage them through their secondary school career.
The School Day includes 20 minutes of Tutorial time, where students spend time together and with their Tutor. Tutorial time contributes to Personal, Health and Social Education (PHSE) by helping to promote the skills and knowledge necessary for students grow in confidence and make the most of their abilities.
The daily tutor periods are also used for checking:
Key Stage 3
Tutorial time is also used to promote literacy through the Reading Challenge. In addition, all students take part in an ICT programme in tutorial time which includes an introduction to the network, how to find information using books, CD-ROMs and the Internet and keyboard skills.
Key Stage 4
Tutorial time is also used to record personal progress and produce a Record of Achievement and Curriculum Vitae. These documents are used to inform discussions about post-16 choices.
The House System
In September 2014, we introduced a complementary House System that will enable students across the 11-16 age range to engage in house events and competitions, peer support and fundraising activities. There are four distinct ‘Houses’ and each will include students from every school year and all Tutor Groups.
Our four house names were inspired by the explorers and adventurers who have conquered the earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest in the Himalayas.
Mallory – George Mallory was an English mountaineer who took part in the first three British expeditions to Mount Everest in the early 1920s.
Bonington – Chris Bonington led the first successful team to reach the summit via the south west face in 1975.
Stephens – Rebecca Stephens, in 1993, became the first British woman to reach the summit.
Hargreaves – Alison Hargreaves became, in 1995, the first British woman to reach the summit alone and without supplementary oxygen.
Each House is led by a boy and girl House Captain and Deputy House Captain, chosen from the Year 11 cohort. The House Captains are supported by representatives from each House in each year group.
"I was the only girl from my primary school in my Tutor Group which made me nervous at first, but as soon as I made new friends I was fine."
Mia, Year 7