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Vertical tutoring across the board

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by jennylpoole, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. jennylpoole

    jennylpoole New commenter

    Has anyone got experience of vertical tutoring, with groups consisting of Year 7 through to Sixth Form? Was it successfully implemented? What are the pros and cons? Many thanks.
  2. install

    install Star commenter

    Better to trial it first from Yr7 to Yr10 - maybe even link it in with a 'House System'. Can be good and bad - but you need reliable role models from all year groups.

    Have seen it work in some schools and miserably fail in others. Where it worked, Heads of House replaced Heads of Years. Some tutors felt a need for whole year groups to still meet and time was made available, but tge House System with its vertical tutor groups encouraged healthy competition for most aspects of school life.
  3. muso2

    muso2 Occasional commenter Community helper

    Yes, and I was a very sceptical tutor but it was really positive, years 7-13. Things that helped it to be a success were making assistant heads initially the heads of houses (previous heads of year were still heads of year, and there were still some year group assemblies where useful). Also, tutor groups were quite small, and two groups met in the same room - this meant tutors could support each other more, and have conversations with individuals more, knowing the other tutor was still there to keep an eye on the rest. Lots more of course, but these were the first things that popped into my mind.

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