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Pastoral Guidance

If you are thinking of staying on in education post-16, you need to choose a Sixth Form that offers you support and guidance to help you cope with the challenges of this new stage of your education. We believe it is just as important for you at this stage of your lives as it has ever been and one of the reasons for the extra progress our Sixth Formers make lies in the quality of the pastoral support they receive. Every student has their own personal tutor whom they see once a day and who is the first point of contact should they have any concerns or problems. In addition, if students prefer, they can always speak to Mrs Shann, the Assistant Director of Sixth Form or Mr Hardwell, the Acting Director of Sixth Form.

At Huntington School, we pride ourself on the caring atmosphere within the Sixth Form and we emphasise that the personal qualities our students acquire during their time here are as important as academic qualifications. At the same time we will challenge you if we feel that you are not spending enough time on your work or are struggling with your choice of subjects.

Your progress and success are at the heart of our pastoral system and as a Sixth Former you will be actively involved in monitoring your progress throughout your time in the Sixth Form. When you come into the Sixth Form you will set your own targets and these will form the basis of regular progress reviews'  your opportunity to identify any problems you might be facing and to discuss together the strategies you need to adopt to overcome these.

At the same time you need to be looking ahead. We offer you a programme of preparation for Higher Education and Careers Guidance that starts in the Autumn Term of Year 12 and continues right up until after you have received your A Level results. We are proud that the vast majority of our students are successful in their applications to University but should you change your mind or experience problems at University, we are still there to help.

Finally, if you are one of the growing number of students joining us in the Sixth Form from other schools and indeed other countries, you can be sure of a warm and friendly welcome. All our students are very important to us and in addition to the official programme of induction, we make sure you get that extra personal attention in the first few weeks so that you can settle in as easily as possible.