Pastoral care and guidance
At the very heart of Tuxford Academy is a pastoral care system which considers each and every student as an individual. We seek to support students’ personal development and allow them to thrive during their time here and consequently give them the best possible chance of reaching their academic potential.
From the moment students join in year 7, they are welcomed by a form tutor and supported with their transition into the academy within a ‘close-knit’ tutor group. The form tutor acts as a central person who will become both the student’s and their parent’s first port of call from both an academic and personal perspective. The tutor, together with the head of year, will help guide students along their character development journey throughout key stage 3 and towards a personal development curriculum which focuses more upon study skills and preparation for working life within key Stage 4 and 5.
We place great emphasis on helping all individuals feel at home and settled as quickly as possible. Based on their tutor group, students will belong to one of four colleges – Ash, Beech, Oak and Willow. These colleges celebrate the achievements of their students and compete at events such as our annual sports day.