We see pastoral care as integral to our success and that which makes St Boniface’s such a caring community, having a sense of belonging fostered through working alongside stakeholders both within and outside the College.
Each year group is split into tutor groups and form Tutors are the first point of contact at the College and will deal with the majority of questions or concerns that may arise. For more serious issues, the Head of Year is there to support you and your child both in terms of their academic progress and for any major pastoral issues that may arise. Please get in touch with your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year either by phone, e-mail or letter. The tutor should be kept informed about illness, absence, dental or medical appointments, or any change in home circumstances.
Your child will spend 20 minutes each day with their tutor group. During this time, pupils will meet with their Form Tutor. A daily ‘Uniform and Equipment’ check is carried out to ensure the highest of standards are maintained. An act of worship also takes place at this time of the day and your child will have at least one assembly each week with a Senior Member of staff. The Form Tutor also focuses on the tracking and monitoring of pupils’ academic progress through individual meetings, supporting the work of the Head of Year. The tutor will also address any absence concerns.
In order to maintain these high standards for your children, we maintain a flexible approach to form groups and reserve the right, if it is considered in the best interests of pupils, to facilitate movement between the different groups.
Role of Form Tutor
- First port of call for parents
- Day to day care and support
- The parent in the school
Role of Head of Year
- Oversight of year groups
- Liaise with outside agencies
- Coordinate assemblies where once a week year group meet to share in common values linked to our ethos