Every pupil at Nova Hreod is part of the house system. On entry into Year 7, each pupil is placed into one of our four mixed-age houses and into a mixed-age house tutor group. They become part of the house family and the tie that they wear shows which house they belong to.
Each morning, pupils join their tutor group for roll call and registration and then for a 25-minute tutor session or an assembly. Each tutor group has approximately 25 pupils, with about five pupils from each of Years 7–11.
We believe that vertical tutoring promotes individual responsibility, enhances students’ confidence and encourages an environment of collaboration and teamwork. Our vertical tutoring system allows students to work together to develop tolerance, trust and empathy. Younger students are helped, guided and inspired by older students. Older students develop important leadership and social skills and school bullying is significantly reduced.
Support and guidance for students
Tutor groups are led by a Head of House and a team of tutors who work with parents and carers. They monitor progress, provide personal support, encourage high achievement and challenge underachievement. There is also a House Manager for each house who works with parents and carers when there are concerns about behaviour or attendance.
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