Pastoral care is the responsibility of all at staff at RWBA but it is the form tutor who is in the best position to monitor the overall pattern of wellbeing, concerning behaviour and academic progress of students in their group.

Each year group is divided into tutor groups of approximately 27-28 students. The groups are led by a Head of Year and supported by a non-teaching student manager. To ensure the continuity of care for our students, Tutors, Heads of Year and Student Managers (where possible) remain with their groups for the five years from Yr 7 - 11. The Tutor is responsible for the day to day care of students and in particular ensures that students are making good academic progress in all curriculum areas.

The year system sets the ethos for the school as a well ordered, organised, calm, caring community of learning founded on mutual respect and patience.

Each year group has a student manager whose primary responsibility is to support students in breaking down any barriers to learning and aid them in focussing on their studies. The student manager supports the tutor and liaises directly with parents and outside agencies.

Students succeed if there is close co-operation between parents/carers and teachers. We endeavour to ensure that parents/carers are kept informed of academic progress and any concerns we might have. Likewise if you, as a parent/carer, have concerns please contact us early so that home and school can work together to resolve problems. In the first instance, please contact your child’s tutor. If he/she is not available the student manager for the year group will liaise with you and the tutor will contact you at a suitable time.

It is essential that home and school work together to maintain the high standards set with regard to behaviour, uniform, punctuality and attendance. This creates an orderly working environment, where teachers and students can focus on teaching and learning, to ensure that every student fulfils their potential.