The House System
A new mixed age tutorial system has been introduced at The Polesworth School. This has been organised to fit in with existing house system. All students are in one of the following Houses:
Each House has 13 tutor groups. Each tutor group has a tutor and a co-tutor who have no more than 30 students in their care. The tutor groups include students from all year groups (Years 7 – 13). Within the tutor groups the students are organised into ‘family’ groups of 5 or 6 students per family. Each family is made up of students from different year groups. It is through these groups that students peer mentor each other, build relationships and support each other in not just their learning but in their overall personal development.
Tutorial takes place once a day for 25 minutes. All tutor groups follow the same interactive programme and each House has one Assembly a week in which students are introduced to a range of spiritual, moral, social and cultural topics. Often, the themes raised in Assemblies are then explored further in our tutorial programme.