Sixth Form » Pastoral Structure
We have high expectations of all students at Hayes in not only their academic endeavours but also their behaviour and safety. In support of this we encourage all students to follow the Hayes Way – a set of values that embody the key attributes of a successful member of our school community. Our pastoral team strives to ensure that all learners are prepared to live by the Hayes Way so that they are best placed to succeed in all aspects of sixth form life. Our pastoral provision starts with the eleven Year 12 tutor groups. Students register in their tutor group twice a day and use their form tutor as a first point of contact for any concerns about their studies or wider pastoral issues.
Our tutor teams are pivotal to the success of our Sixth Form community and help to co-ordinate the aspirations of each individual in their tutor group. The variety of support provided by a form tutor is wide-ranging; whether it be supporting UCAS applications, communicating apprenticeship opportunities, academic tutoring in circumstances where students need support, or challenging students to maintain the highest standards of attendance, punctuality and uniform. Above all else our tutors play a pivotal role in supporting the emotional wellbeing of our sixth form community.
In addition to the support outlined above our tutors deliver our 'ACTIVE6 programme', which is designed to educate our students about a range of issues such as study skills, careers, good physical and mental health. Additionally, the afternoon registration programme involves students in teambuilding activities, debates, mentoring, current affairs and inter form competitions. All of which helps to build relationships within our community and develop students as well-rounded individuals.
In addition to their form tutor, students will be led by their Achievement Co-ordinator. Mrs Elford and Mrs Marshall are Achievement Co-ordinators for Year 12 and Year 13 respectively; bringing a wealth of experience in guiding students on both an academic and personal level.
Our tutors and Achievement Co-ordinators work closely with Mrs McNamara, the Sixth Form’s specialist Learning Mentor, and Mr Stephens, both of whom are trained to deal with a variety of more personal, social and emotional student issues in confidence. Mr Stephens also acts as our Oxbridge and Russell Group co-ordinator – providing highly bespoke guidance for students wishing to pursue applications to these universities.
Overseeing the entire team is Mr Krywko (Associate Assistant Principal), who has several years experience in working with our Sixth Form community as an Achievement Co-ordinator and Head of Sixth Form.