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.
The pastoral team is led by our Assistant Head for the 6th Form, Ms Singh. Mr Rudd is the UCAS Co-ordinator. We also have Pupil Progress Managers (PPMs) for each year group and a Learning Mentor.
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. The Sixth Form Team focuses on supporting and monitoring academic progression as well as the day to day pastoral welfare of the students.
In 2015 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.
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. They also participate in the Wings of Hope challenge and helping students in a local primary school. Such activities enable students to discover new ways of working, and create fun opportunities for collaboration and developing life skills. Students run many charity events across the school.
As a member of the 6th form students have many opportunities to take part in subject specific enrichment or general enrichment activities. We believe that enrichment promotes; independence, tolerance, leadership, self-esteem, confidence and many other important attributes.