Claremont High School Academy

Pastoral Care in the Sixth Form

 

 

The Sixth Form at Claremont offers an extension of the outstanding pastoral care given to students throughout Years 7-11. Sixth Form tutors have been specially chosen to support and mentor the Sixth Form students through the crucial university application process. We have had a very successful UCAS process at Claremont for many years with every student having their own personal mentor to oversee this very important stage. They help students prepare their personnel statements and make informed choices about University or alternatives. We have a Future University Coordinator  (FUSC) who ensures that students are supported in accessing the full range of University information and works particularly closely with our many Oxbridge and Russell Group students.

 

 

 

Sixth Form Tutors are supported by a Head of Upper School, Ms Conroy and two Pupil Progress Managers, Ms Dixon and Ms Harris there is also a Deputy Pupil Progress Manager Mr Goddard their roles are to care for the whole student which means looking at their welfare throughout their time in the sixth form and ensuring that they make the progress necessary to succeed. There is also a specialised Sixth Form Teaching Assistant who supports students individually or in subject specific study groups to ensure that they achieve their full potential. The Sixth Form Team focuses on supporting and monitoring academic progression as well as the day to day pastoral welfare of the students. The whole team is very well led by Ms Thomas one of the academy's Deputy Headteachers.

In our recent Ofsted, May 2015, the Ofsted team were impressed by the ‘considerable maturity and high level of social responsibility’ which enables the sixth form to be excellent role models for the younger students. This is not created by accident but through the hard work, enthusiasm and commitment of our dedicated sixth form team.

 

 

Enrichment

The Sixth Form has a longstanding tradition of extra-curricular and charity activities. Students are encouraged to get involved in and run a variety of events, from the annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party to The Challenge and Children In Need. This Year, 2015, they have started a pilot scheme with Age UK to be buddies visiting and talking to senior citizens in the community. Such activities enable students to discover new ways of working, and create fun opportunities for collaboration and developing life skills. Students run a summer tea party for the senior citizens with chats, magic tricks music and home baked cakes.

 

      

 

As a member of the 6th form students have many opportunities to take part in subject specific enrichment or general enrichment activities.  Monday afternoon is a specified enrichment time with activities ranging from academic study skills based sessions to sports leadership and primary literacy and numeracy. A Quote on the DFES website:

“Two studies of High School students in the USA found that participation in clubs and societies was consistently associated with positive self-esteem and academic achievement.”

We believe that enrichment promotes; independence, tolerance, leadership, self-esteem, confidence and many other important attributes.