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Student Leadership Team

Student Leadership Team


Vertical Tutoring

What is Vertical Tutoring?

The role of the tutor is essential. Tutors look after the pastoral and academic development of each child in their tutor group.

Ashcroft operates a vertical tutoring model; each tutor group is made up of students from years 7 to 11. This model best replicates the structure of a family of siblings.

Older students in the tutor group act as buddies, mentors and academic tutors to younger students in the tutor group. Each student has a named buddy.

The tutor group reviews its attendance, academic progress and behaviour together. Any students who are falling below the expected standards are challenged and supported by the others in the tutor group.

Older students are given opportunities to develop their leadership skills; they act as English and Maths tutors to younger students who are struggling in their subjects; they plan and present aspects of the PSHCE lessons during tutor time; they organise and rehearse tutor group assemblies.

Ashcroft’s vertical tutoring model is a powerful strategy for supporting the academic and personal development of our students.


Forced Marriage

A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not (or in the case of some people with learning disabilities, cannot) consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. An arranged marriage is not the same as a forced marriage. In an arranged marriage, the families take a leading role in choosing the marriage partner, but the choice of whether to enter the marriage is left to both people. A marriage must be entered into with the full and free consent of both people. Everyone involved should feel that they have a choice.