Choristers and Girls' Choir sing at 359th Festival of Sons of the Clergy
Strong performances from rounders teams.
Another clean sweep of victories, this time against Woodbridge.
Lower School Trinity Term Weekly News (week 4)
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Heads of Department Meeting (S10)
Internal examinations for years L4, U4, L5 and M5
Lower School: F3 French Trip leave for France, return 24 May
Term dates 12-13
Starts Wed 5 September, 2012
Half term: Thurs 25 Oct - Mon 5 Nov, 2012
Finishes Fri 14 Dec, 2012
Starts Tue 8 Jan, 2013
Half term: Sat 16 Feb - Sun 24 Feb, 2013
Finishes Fri 22 Mar, 2013
Starts Tue 16 Apr, 2013
Half term: Sat 25 May - Sun 2 Jun, 2013
Finishes Fri 5 July, 2013
FRIENDS CLOTHING SALES
Sales are held between 10am and 12 noon on the following days:
Saturday 25 May 2013
Saturday 6 July 2013
Saturday 31 August 2013
Independent Schools National Swimming Gala
Monday, 12 March 2012
The pastoral care of the Senior School is organised by Houses. Pupils are allocated to a House upon joining the school, and stay with that House as they move up through the year-groups. Many of a pupil’s first and firmest friendships will be forged within the House.
Each of the eight Houses is managed by a Housemaster, a senior member of staff who comes to know the pupils and their parents very well during their years of association with the House, and who brings wisdom and continuity to a pupil’s life at the School. If a serious problem arises, the tutor will involve the Housemaster in its resolution; a familiar figure known for their compassion as well as their experience. Each Housemaster is also responsible for a horizontal year group, for example, all pupils in L5. This is advantageous, as in any school year, there are particular issues which apply to all pupils of a certain age, regardless of their House. The Housemasters are managed by the Principal Deputy Head, who is accountable to the Head Master for the day-to-day pastoral care and discipline of the school, as well as for much of the rest of the School’s non-academic activity.
The day-to-day care of the pupils is in the hands of the Tutors. Each year-group within a House is run by a Tutor; sixth-form groups, which are larger, have two Tutors. For example, the pupils in Repton House who are in the Lower Five year are together in one tutor-group, “Lower Five Repton”, looked after by one Tutor, who is managed by the Repton Housemaster. The Tutor sees everyone in the tutor-group daily, for registration, and weekly, for a longer tutor-period. The Tutor monitors the pupil’s academic progress, general welfare, extra-curricular involvement, and so on, and is the first point of contact for most matters of concern or enquiry.
In the first year of the Senior School, Lower Four, pupils are tutored in the same way as older pupils, but they are taught as a Form, which consists of two of the eight houses, for most subjects.
The pastoral team also includes the Assistant Head (Pastoral) who co-ordinates, among other things, the Mentoring Scheme (and manages the Peer Mentors), the Assistant Head (Compliance and Outreach) responsible for Child Protection and many other details of policy and practice, the Assistant Head (Sixth Form); and the Senior Tutor, who manages the School Prefects. We also have a Chaplain, two School Nurses and two School Counsellors.
The list of Houses can be seen in the menu on the left, and details of the current pastoral teams can be found by clicking each house name.