At Wayland Academy the Pastoral System monitors progress and supports students to ensure that they have every opportunity to achieve their potential whilst at the academy.
When students join the Academy they will be placed in a tutor group of approximately 30 students with their own Progress Tutor. All students are allocated to one of four Houses: Hero, Macmillan, Nelson and Star. Each house comprises of a Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 tutor group.
Year 11 tutor groups are composed of a mixture of Year 11 students from different houses. Year 11 students will be extracted from tutor time to participate in interventions sessions with the Head of Faculty.
During tutor time, students explore issues relating to their wider educational, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Students also use tutor time for reading, quizzes, progress conversations and assemblies. Progress tutors are there to support and advise students as required.
Whom to Contact?
The Progress Tutor is the first point of contact for any queries or concerns that may arise. There is daily contact at morning and afternoon registrations, and the Progress Tutor deals with routine communications between home and school – absence notes, notices of medical appointments and requests for information. All Progress Tutors are expected to have high expectations for uniform and punctuality however, their primary role is to offer support for students and be a conduit to parents. Should you wish to contact the academy in relation to your child’s progress, you should first contact their Progress Tutor; then if the matter is not satisfactorily resolved contact the appropriate Progress Leader.
Progress Leader / Head of House
- Miss Tanya Gooding - Hero (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mrs Rachael Kittell - Macmillan (email@example.com)
- Miss Victoria Hunt - Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Mr Anton Harder- Star (email@example.com)
Mrs Jo Thuell is Assistant Principal in charge of the Pastoral System, along with Associate Leader Mrs Gill Ewens. Both work very closely with the Progress Leaders and the Pastoral Support Manager to ensure any issues are dealt with appropriately. Their role is to work with the pastoral team, students and families to ensure every student is able to achieve their potential at the Academy in a secure and supportive environment.