Pastoral Support

Sixth Form Tutoring and the House system

When joining the Sixth Form, students become part of a tutoring system that is specific to their particular needs. There are 24 tutors groups, each made up of approximately 20 students split between years 12 and 13. The tutors work with the students to support them through the initial stages of adjusting to their key stage 5 learning through to their university, apprenticeship or work choices. There is also additional support through our personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) programme and inter form/house competitions. Students also have opportunities to mentor and guide younger students at different times during the year.

The House System

Sixth Form tutor groups are also linked to the house system enabling students who have attended Sharnbrook Academy to keep their house connections. Members of the Sixth Form team also support the tutors and students as part of the house system:

Colworth and Ouse Loring and Parentines Grange and Templar
Mrs Rattu Mrs Gill

Mr Cakebread

Key Services LogoKey Services Team
Key Services offers specialised professional guidance to students from all year groups. They are located opposite the Heads of House Office, and they are available to help with any issues that may arise, offering support and guidance. There are numerous external agencies who can be accessed via this team, e.g. Open Door, school nurse, Brook and Aquarius.

Listening Ear Logo"Listening Ear" Service for Sixth Form Students
Additionally, a valuable sixth form specific ‘Listening Ear’ service is available which covers any concerns students may have regarding anxiety, friendship and relationship issues, work-related stresses, or just there as someone to talk to.

This is what students and parents have previously said about the “listening ear” service.

'Without you support over the last 6 months on my personal issues you have given me guidance and support that has led me to get help and now I can see that light at the end of the tunnel'.

‘Just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for the support you gave my daughter’.

Academic Mentoring Support

Additionally, we have a member of staff who will arrange one-to-one meetings to support students who may struggle with more academic issues, such as time management.