Pupils belong to a tutor group of on average 29 pupils in the same year. They are looked after by a teacher acting as their tutor. When grouping children we consider their need for helpful friendships as well as their educational needs. The tutor is the key person in the life of a pupil providing counselling, guidance, discipline, communication and administration for the group. Pupils usually remain with the same tutor throughout the whole of their Corbet career. This enhances the support that the tutor can give your child. Parents with any kind of queries should make first contact with the tutor.
Tutor groups enjoy many activities together like involvement in charity interests, and participation in sporting or other whole school events and weekly wellbeing activities.
Tutors are always keen to keep in close touch with you and you are invited to contact them by an entry in the Student Planner, a note or telephone call over any worries you may have. Staff will do their best to make an initial response on the same day.
The tutors in each key stage are guided in the first instance by the Learning Manager who is Mr Mauro Hartshorn for Year 11 pupils and Mrs Alison Millward Assistant Head/Pupil Support for Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. They have assistants who work with them on welfare, behavioural and attendance issues.
The school is arranged in five Houses – Cedar, Oak, Redwood, Beech and Elm. Pupils support their House by gaining “House Points” for good attitude and effort in work and by participating in House Sport, quizzes and competitions.