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 tutoring. 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.  Tutor groups within our Sixth Form are vertical, meaning Year 12 and Year 13 students will work alongside each other in the same tutor groups.  This brings several benefits including: peer mentoring; peer revision; and the development of a Sixth Form Community.

Our tutor teams are pivotal to the success of our Sixth Form community and help support individual students in achieving their own personal aspirations. The variety of support provided by a form tutor is wide-ranging; whether it be supporting with 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 all members 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 morning registration programme involves students in teambuilding activities, debates, mentoring, current affairs and inter-form competitions. All of this 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 Sixth Form Directors Mrs Moulton-Brady and Miss Horsler; 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 and Mr Stephens, the Sixth Form’s specialist learning mentors, both of whom are experienced in supporting students to deal with a variety of academic, 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 Allred (Assistant Principal: Sixth Form).