Personal Support and House Tutor Groups
House Tutors meet with House Tutor Groups for 10 minutes on a Monday and Wednesday and 30 minutes on a Friday for Personal Support time.
House Tutor Groups include a small number of young people from each year group, S1-S6. Teachers responsible for a House Tutor Group are known as House Tutors. The primary role of the House Tutor is to get to know the young people in their group, monitor their attendance, welfare and progress and to engage in regular and supportive conversations about learning and achievements.
House Tutors take regular and active interest in each young person’s welfare and progress, passing on any concerns they may have to House Teams. They also promote the vision and values of the school and support the collection and sharing of information on personal/wider achievement.
During Personal Support sessions young people may engage in a range of activities that relate to school values, issues that directly affect our community and this opportunity is utilised to gather the voice of young people on a range of issues.
These activities are led by House Tutor Group Pupil Leaders. Each group has a small number of young people who take on this leadership role and volunteer their time to prepare for leading sessions. Those who complete this role for a year gain a Saltire Award.
An example of a recent activity involved each House Tutor Group following a video created in partnership with a local dentist to make a display regarding the dangers of sugary drinks in line with our Health and Wellbeing Strategy.