We are committed to the belief that effective pastoral care should be immediate, personalised and sustained. We regard ensuring our students’ happiness and well-being as our most important responsibility. The role of the Sixth Form tutor is absolutely essential in this. Students see their tutor at least once a day and will have the opportunity for individual support with our Learning Mentor on a regular basis. Mr Howarth (Director of Key Stage 5) and Mrs Ellsworth (Learning Mentor), both work closely with our tutors to ensure that students maximise the opportunities available to make the most of their talents and realise their ambitions. Students are encouraged to complete an online ‘Level Up’ assessment each week to feedback their progress and concerns to Mr Howarth directly.
We provide a wide range of academic support to ensure that students are making the most of their time in the Sixth Form. At RRSF you can expect to be in classes that are smaller than Sixth Form colleges, thus getting plenty of support from subject teachers. In addition to this, most subjects provide after school support sessions and weekend sessions in the run up to examinations to enhance learning.
Alongside support from teaching staff, we run an Academic Mentoring scheme that allows Sixth Form students to work with fellow Sixth Formers in a less formal setting.
We take our responsibility of providing the best educational experience for our Sixth Formers very seriously, and part of that is monitoring the academic performance of individual students. This is done regularly and involves collaboration with teaching staff and, where necessary, parents or carers.
More information on our Expectations and the Graduated Response systems can be found by following the link.