KS5 pastoral review

A review of the pastoral provision in KS5 took place at the start of this term. As part of this process we gathered information from students and staff that work within the Sixth Form team through form time observations, questionnaires, assemblies and focus groups. The students responded positively to the majority of themes explored and the list below highlights the main strengths that they identified.

A high majority of students stated that:

  • They are well supported and kept informed by their tutor and Head of Year
  • They feel safe at school
  • They know who to approach if they need support
  • Staff and students respect each others differences
  • BTS is inclusive and that students are treated equally
  • They are able to approach teachers for help and guidance
  • Our dress code is fit for purpose
  • They are motivated to do their best

We are going to spend some time further investigating the following areas that students and staff felt could be improved:

  • Opportunities for Sixth Form to raise themes in addition to discussing allocated topics in ‘Student Voice’
  • Optimisation of the space in the Sixth Form Study Room
  • Improving our Programme for Year 12
  • Student Leadership roles
  • Student punctuality to registration and lessons
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