Pastoral care in Heyford Park Sixth Form continues to enable our students to be Ready, Respectful, Kind and Safe. As our sixth form is small, the director of sixth form and sixth form tutors know each of our post-16 students well. This allows them to flourish as competent and confident individuals with a ‘Can do’ attitude. The House System in sixth Form fosters a sense of pride, belonging and identity within their fellow students. This extends to a partnership with the local community.
We recognise and celebrate the success of each individual, challenging and supporting them to be their best selves. At every stage, we prepare all of our learners to make the right decisions for their futures.
The Director of Sixth Form is responsible for the pastoral care of post-16 students. Their role is to ensure that the School’s values and standards are promoted and maintained throughout every aspect of the school day.
The Director of Sixth Form monitors the progress of each student in year 12 and 13 and works closely with families to support students throughout their school life. Mrs Sarah Heywood holds overall responsibility for excellent standards of behaviour and attendance across Heyford Park Sixth Form.
The Director of Sixth Form is supported by a team of 6th form tutors who meet with their tutor groups for fifteen minutes every morning and fifteen minutes every afternoon. During this time, students undertake tutor activities such as discussing current affairs, numeracy, literacy, personal, social and health education along with discussion on ethics. Tutors are able to spend time with individuals and groups of students to monitor their academic progress, attendance and wellbeing. Any additional intervention needed by individual students can also take during this period.
The main work of the Director of Sixth Form with the support of tutors is to monitor the academic progress, attendance and pastoral wellbeing of each student within Heyford Park Sixth Form.
Through this support team, students are guided appropriately through the key stages of their time with us, from transition to post-18 study and into employment.