Sixth Form Pastoral Care at Sir Thomas Rich's
Our aim is to help students settle in to Sixth Form life as quickly and easily as possible, as well as to nurture their own specific skills through a range of opportunities, both academic and extra-curricular.
Pastoral Staff Contact Details
|Head of KS5||Mr Matthew Lynchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Head of Year 12||Mrs Holly Stroudemail@example.com|
|Head of Year 13||Mr Matthew Lynchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant KS5 Manager
|Mrs Catherine Morrisemail@example.com|
|Head of Careers||Mrs Jenny Manningfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sixth Form Administrator||Mrs Sara Whittardemail@example.com|
|Form Tutor||12B||Mrs Deborah Gloverfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Pauline Jonesemail@example.com|
|12C||Mr Robert Birkettfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr Sam Rideoutemail@example.com|
|12G||Mr Ian Robsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ms Gayle Bennettemail@example.com|
|12H||Mr John Buttlefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12L||Mrs Naomi Fairemail@example.com|
|Mrs Victoria Lynnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12R||Mrs Stephanie Khokheremail@example.com|
|Mrs Abigail Harrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|12S||Mr Chris Breamemail@example.com|
|12T||Mrs Birgit Testoni-Rankenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Sara Whittardemail@example.com|
|Form Tutor||13B||Mrs Serena Churchillfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13C||Miss Claire Parryemail@example.com|
|13G||Miss Samantha Loadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13H||Mr Peter Lloydemail@example.com|
|13L||Mrs Fiona Banksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mrs Jenny Manningemail@example.com|
|13R||Mrs Rebecca Zurickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mr James Raddonemail@example.com|
|13S||Mr David Gowlerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|13T||Mrs Clare Saundersemail@example.com|
|Mrs Catherine Morrisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
From the Head of Sixth Form
The emphasis of the Pastoral System in Years 12 and 13 is primarily to support individual needs and requirements. Our aim is to help students settle in to Sixth Form life as quickly and easily as possible, as well as to identify any problems which may affect this process, either for the Year group as a whole or for individuals.
The main aim is to encourage each student to develop an understanding of their responsibilities as a member of the Sixth Form, as well as to nurture their own specific skills through a range of opportunities, both academic and extra-curricular.
Tutor group size is generally between fifteen and twenty students, which facilitates the tutor getting to know the students well and allows a close relationship to develop between tutor and student, based on mutual respect. The tutor is also responsible for monitoring academic progress and will have regular one-to-one discussions, particularly following the publications of Order Grades.
Key Stage 5 Heads support tutors in their role, as well as organising specific events, such as Induction Week and the Leadership Courses, edit the Sixth Form Prospectus and oversee crucial activities such as UCAS applications. They also conduct interviews with students about matters of concern, where appropriate.
A crucial aspect of Sixth Form life is the appointment of School Captains, Observators and Prefects. This takes place during the second half of the summer term of Year 12, so the students are ready to take up their respective duties in September. The prefect body is an essential element in the day-to-day running of the school and those selected are relied upon to be a strong link between the staff and pupils.
The student voice is represented by termly Sixth Form Council meetings, chaired by Key Stage 5 Heads. Students have the opportunity to raise issues through their form representatives; these are then discussed at the meeting and passed on to the Head and Governors for consideration.
The welfare of our students is of paramount concern and consequently staff spend a great deal of time, both in the classroom and beyond, getting to know the students as individuals and cultivating mutual understanding with their parents.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund
For information about the 16-19 Bursary Fund, please read below: