Tutor System

From their first day at St Christopher’s through to their last, children are guided, nurtured and cared for by key staff.  All staff wholeheartedly subscribe to the schools caring Christian ethos and desire to develop the individual. In the younger years, a child’s Form Tutor has a key role to play. They are the regular point of contact, day in and day out for a child.  Communication with parents is frequent and at this stage of a child’s development it is of particular importance that class teachers seek to establish close working relationships with families. Working together in partnership is always in the child’s best interests.

From Prep 1 the children come into contact with more subject specialist teachers, all of whom will have a significant part to play in the child’s development. At this stage in a child’s school life it is important that, whilst fully supported by class teachers, they are given increased opportunities for independence. They still meet with their Form tutor each day who continues to take a personal interest in monitoring the child’s all round personal development throughout the year. As the child is taught by many specialist teachers at this stage, a joined up approach by staff is vital and regular formal and informal meetings keep staff up to date with academic progress and behaviour.