Tutor Curriculum

Our school vision1 Peter 4:10

Our vision is rooted in Christian beliefs and values whereby we expect our students to use their developing gifts, talents and character to serve others in the local community and beyond. (1 Peter 4:10).


Overview

We have developed the tutor programme with our Christian vision and core values at its heart. As a Church school, we promote the Christian values of love and forgiveness. At WSE we recognise and celebrate diversity, welcoming students of all faiths, and of none. We share with them in their celebrations and expressions of faith.

At WSE we have structured tutor time sessions at the start of the day and before the final lesson of the day. The 10 minute tutor time each morning is used to welcome students to the new school day and ensure they are fully prepared for their learning. The 30 minute afternoon session is time dedicated to their personal and spiritual wellbeing and development and we are proud that this is given the highest priority on a daily basis.

We also recognise and celebrate the diversity of faith and beliefs within our staff but have the expectation that all staff will share and model the expectations set out in our vision. In addition, all tutors are to engage with the delivery of worship in line with our school policy and our statutory duties as a Church Academy.

There is a full programme of activities, which provides a range of opportunities for the personal development of our students and which supports coverage of British Values and the Prevent Duty.


The role of the tutor

The tutor will provide pastoral care and support and works with pastoral colleagues and the Head/ Deputy Head of Year to ensure any barriers to learning are removed. The role of the tutor is to provide positive reinforcement and encouragement, advocate for the student and intervene when required to make sure they are complying with school expectations and upholding our values. They will also be the first point of contact for parents.


Daily worship

Each afternoon tutor time contains worship, a chance to pause to reflect on the thought for the week and an invitation to join in prayer at the start of tutor time before the activity for that day.

A weekly prayer will be provided. Students are invited to join in prayer or sit quietly and reflect on the words. All students are expected to be respectful at all times.

Once a week the school comes together for Collective Worship. The programme*

Year group

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7

Thought for the Week

Votes for Schools

Collective Worship

Wellbeing

Reading

8

Thought for the Week

Votes for Schools

Collective Worship

Wellbeing

Reading

9

Thought for the Week

Votes for Schools

Collective Worship

Wellbeing

Reading

10

Thought for the Week

Votes for Schools

Collective Worship

Wellbeing

Personal Development

11

Thought for the Week

Votes for Schools

Collective Worship

Wellbeing

Personal Development

N.B. This is the current programme due to measures to maintain year group bubbles. Weekly Collective Worship is delivered in Loom videos to students within the tutor base but follow the format for formal worship.

Tutor Curriculum Detail

Worship Themes

The themes for each week across the year
are included on the school calendar and in the Collective Worship Handbook and relate
to our core school values, Christian festivals and national or international events.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs C Smith, Deputy Headteacher
with responsibility for Ethos and Worship csmith@wyvernsteds.org

Thought for the Week

Each week we have a new thought for the week selected to promote reflection and discussion related to the theme for the week. This maybe a quote from an inspirational figure or a bible passage.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs C Smith, Deputy Headteacher
with responsibility for Ethos and Worship csmith@wyvernsteds.org

Collective Worship

Our statutory duty, as a Church school, is to provide an opportunity for daily worship and this forms part of each afternoon tutor time.
In addition, we also come together weekly for Collective Worship which explores further the theme and thought for the week.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs C Smith, Deputy Headteacher with responsibility for Ethos and Worship csmith@wyvernsteds.org

Votes for Schools

VotesforSchools is an online platform we subscribe to that gives our students a voice
on the issues that affect them the most with aim to empower young people to change
the world.

For any questions related to this please contact Miss J Snook, English teacher with responsibility for Votes for Schools jsnook@wyvernsteds.org

Personal Development and Wellbeing

This time is used for reflection on students’ progress in the Skills for Life Programme and the development of skills for independence
in learning and developing resilience and positive relationships.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs J. Bellamy, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Personal Development jbellamy@wyvernsteds.org

Key Stage 3 Reading

We know the power of reading - it opens worlds to students and strengthens their social, emotional and character development. There is also something powerful about building a tutor and year group community centred around a shared text. Each Friday,
KS3 tutor groups will be read to by their tutor.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs L Allwright, Head of English lallwright@wyvernsteds.org

Key Stage 4 Careers

Careers education is provided for all students but as they reach KS4 there is an increased emphasis to ensure they are supported in the decisions they will make about Post-16 education and training. These sessions focus on the skills and information they need to successfully achieve this.

For any questions related to this please contact Mrs J Bellamy, Assistant Headteacher with responsibility for Careers. jbellamy@wyvernsteds.org