We aim to equip each student with the necessary skills to tackle life confidently and positively. With the intense pressure and scrutiny society places on young people, our school’s values have never been more important.
From weekly tutor group sessions to welcoming external speakers, students have recently covered subjects as wide-ranging as growth mindset and building resilience to drug and alcohol addiction, body image, and self-esteem. We want everyone at Redhill to thrive as part of a tolerant, inclusive and contented community of confident young adults, and our pastoral provision is an integral part of this.
Here at The Redhill Academy, we are proud to have a comprehensive pastoral House System designed to develop a sense of belonging, maximise achievement and instil pride in all of our students.
Vertical tutoring means that each House tutor group has 4-5 members from each year group and has a dedicated member of staff to ensure more personalised and tailored tutoring, built on positive relationships and knowledge of students to get the best from them.
Each House is led by a member of the Senior Leadership Team and a Head of House, together with a House Support Assistant who work very closely with the students and staff tutor team.
The role of the Head of House is focused on the achievement of the students they are responsible for, including their academic performance, pastoral well-being and ensuring all students achieve their full potential regardless of background, ethnicity, gender or educational needs.
In addition, the House system, together with the vertical system, provides opportunities for students to have real-life experiences by ensuring they interact with people of all ages rather than simply their age group. As a result, students are nurtured by older students and learn how to communicate with younger people, be role models and develop leadership skills.
House activities include sporting, culinary, artistic, scientific and musical competitions, to name a few. These competitions aim to promote a sense of healthy competition, belonging, and camaraderie. In addition, we hold at least two inter-house competitions each half-term and believe that taking part in an event inspires a sense of duty and pride and nurtures a sense of self-belief.
|House||Head of House||House Support Assistant||SLT Link|
|Knight||Mr R Britton||Ms M Royce||Mrs C Booth|
|Lawrence||Mr S Peters||Mrs M Heathcote/Mrs C Larvin||Mrs J Giles|
|Green||Mr I Marley||Mrs H Bowker||Miss L Wilkinson|
|Africanus||Mr L Phillips||Mrs A Lacey||Mr G Clarke|
|Smith||Mr N Baxter||Miss K Norton||Mr M Walsh|
CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE HOUSE TEAM
The Form Tutor is the first point of contact for your child – if you wish to contact a member of the House Team, please do so by calling the main school phone number.