Pastoral Care

Through our tutorial system students are fully supported.

A pastoral support team, including form tutors, heads of year and academic mentors, will be in place to make sure all our students’ needs are met. 

Student welfare is extremely important to us and is a key part of academic success. Sixth Form is a transitional period in your life; linking school, university, employment and beyond. Pastoral support for our students is key in enabling them to achieve their goals and enjoy their exciting yet challenging time at Sixth Form. All students are in a small tutor groups of between 12-15 students. Your tutor will normally be your first port of call for pastoral issues.

Our SENCo will coordinate the support for any students with additional learning needs. All students also have regular one-to-one meetings with their form tutor to reflect on their academic and personal goals.


Care, Guidance and Support

Whilst you are studying at CMS you will receive outstanding pastoral care. You will be assigned a pastoral tutor who will get to know you well through individual mentor meetings that are held on a regular basis. Alongside pastoral guidance, tutors provide academic support to ensure that you are well supported and enjoy a successful experience at school. Tutors support students from when they arrive at CMS to when they leave, in all aspects of their education.

You will develop a variety of personal, social and employability skills that range from how to look after yourself both in and outside of school, to how to progress onto the next level of your education. Tutors will continually assess how you are doing and provide relevant support to make sure that you realise your potential.


University Preparation

Through the pastoral programme students will participate in a range of activities including workshops and seminars that includes UCAS applications, apprenticeships, employability and life after sixth form. The students will benefit from visiting experts including admissions tutors and speakers and lectures from local businesses. The programme will include sessions in which students address a variety of subject matters including our British values, the world we live in and to take stock and to celebrate achievements. We will cover existing and emerging themes, ranging from mental health to budget planning, and will customise this programme according to the needs of each cohort of students.

Other work will include a focus on study skills, exam preparation and work experience.

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