The Effective Form Tutor

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Tonight’s 15 minute forum was led by Deputy Company Leader Jane Hedger.  The form tutor role is an essential one for schools.  However, as teachers are employed primarily to teach their subject, the form tutor role is often seen as an after-thought, and as a result, not often the subject of much development work.  Students come into school with a number of issues – academic, social and/or personal.  The form tutor is at the front line with this.  They are usually the first adult that students interact with each day, and in secondary schools, the only adult that they see once or twice every day.

“A Form Tutor’s role is central in both caring for students and, crucially, monitoring their progress both academically and socially; encouraging involvement, commitment, and high standards of work and behaviour. The Form Tutor should be active in looking after the interests of the “whole…

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