Secondary House Guardian Day - Tuesday 31st October

6th October 2017


Dear Parent/Carer,

Re: House Guardian Meet & Greet (off timetable day) – Tuesday 31st October 2017

The Gatwick School Secondary Phase have restructured the Pastoral Care we provide for our students. We have increased the number of House Guardians (Tutors) to 16 to allow for a smaller number of students per House Family, currently around 17 students. The aim of this is to provide a greater home – school link and a more robust support structure.

We have arranged a whole day off timetable so that every Secondary Phase student and parent(s) / carer have a 20 minute appointment with House Guardians so that the House Guardian can introduce themselves and get to know you better, thus encouraging better overall care for your child.

Appointments can be booked between 8.30am – 4.10pm. Please book a 20 minute time slot via the (there is also a link on the school website).

There will be no lessons on this day, students should arrive with parent(s)/carer for their appointment promptly.  Attendance to your appointment is compulsory.

During this time you will:

• Meet your child’s House guardian

• Be given information about the House Guardian’s role

• Build your links with the school

• Discuss your child’s attendance and punctuality

• Celebrate any achievements and perhaps discuss any issues (home or school)

• Set some agreed targets either academic, pastoral or both.

We value the partnership we have with our students’ homes and look forward to developing this really important home - school family link.

Yours Sincerely

Sonya Hyde - Assistant Head Teacher

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