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Tutor Time and Assemblies

Tutor Time

Our Tutor Time programme looks to enhance students’ opportunities and understanding of the wider world outside our Academy. This time allows ourstudentsand staff to build strong pastoral relationships that help guidestudentsthroughout their time at Shireland, creating foundations of trust and support. 

The core of thisprogramme is dedicated topersonaldevelopment, languages, current affairs,numeracy,and literacy.The tutor time programme has been tailored specifically to each year group as seen below: 

Monday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Musician of the week
  • Attendance monitoring (fortnightly)
  • Strive to 5
  • Planner check

Tuesday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)

Wednesday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Personal development

Thursday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Numeracy ninjas
  • First news

Friday

  • My mental health
  • SPaG
  • Spelling test
  • Feedback Friday

Monday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Musician of the week
  • Attendance monitoring (fortnightly)
  • Strive to 5
  • Planner check

Tuesday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Numeracy ninjas
  • Century Maths

Wednesday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Personal development

Thursday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • Assembly

Friday

  • Reading (Accelerated reader/ MyOn)
  • My mental health
  • Spelling test
  • Feedback Friday

Monday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Numeracy Ninja
  • Century Tech or Mathswatch
  • Personal Development

Tuesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Numeracy Ninja
  • Century Tech or Mathswatch
  • Personal Development

Wednesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Assembly

Thursday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Century Tech or Mathswatch
  • Personal Development

Friday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • My Mental Health
  • Century Tech or Mathswatch
  • Personal Development

Monday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Assembly

Tuesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Languages
  • Taught/independent on 10-week rotation

Wednesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Personal Development

Thursday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Languages
  • Personal Development

Friday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • My Mental Health
  • Personal Development

Monday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Languages

Tuesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Personal Development

Wednesday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Languages

Thursday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Year 11 Leavers Committee Meeting
  • Personal Development

Friday

  • Registration
  • Laptops
  • Assembly

Monday

  • Notices
  • Attendance
  • ePraise
  • Dress code
  • Equipment check
  • Planner check
  • Music resource

Tuesday

  • Registration
  • Assembly

Wednesday

  • Registration
  • Futures Programme

Thursday

  • Registration
  • Transferable skills

Friday

  • Registration
  • My Mental Health
  • PD Programme

Tutor time is a 45-minute session each morning that enables students meet with their form group and tutor. Along with an extensive range of pastoral activities tutors will also monitor the following areas:

  • Epraise points
  • Strive for Five
  • Attendance and Punctuality
  • Devices/chargers
  • Uniform


Heads of Year are available each morning to support students and tutors.

ASSEMBLIES

Each year group comes together inour300-seatauditoriumfor a weekly assembly led by a senior member of staff. The topics discussed in these assemblies range from international events to embedding themes covered in PHSE and Personal Development sessions.

Monday – Year 10 Tuesday – Sixth Form Wednesday – Year 9/7 Thursday – Year 8 Friday – Year 11

ASSEMBLY TIMETABLE

W/C 5 September – No assemblies this week

W/C 12 September – Changing Attitudes, Standards and Expectations, Welcome Back, Be Concerned for Everyone, Character Development

W/C 19 September – Be Concerned for Everyone

W/C 26 September – European Day of Languages, Black History Month

W/C 3 October – SEND Dyslexia Awareness

W/C 10 October – Be Concerned for Everyone, Protected Characteristics

W/C 17 October – SEND Selective Mutism

W/C 31 October – Welcome back, Diwali

W/C 7 November – Leading Learning, Remembrance Day / Armistice 10/11 Nov

W/C 14 November – Changing Attitudes, Anti-Bullying Week

W/C 21 November – Aim Higher, Developing Cultural Capital through opportunities at SCA

W/C 28 November – Knife Crime

W/C 5 December – Aim Higher, The Importance of Reading

W/C 12 December – Rewards Assemblies

W/C 2 January – Welcome back & Internet Safety

W/C 9 January – Leading Learning, Promoting Cohesion

W/C 16 January – Be Concerned for Everyone, Road Safety

W/C 23 January – Be Concerned for Everyone, Holocaust Memorial

W/C 30 January – Be Concerned for Everyone, PSHE – Mental Health Week

W/C 6 February – LGBTQ History Month

W/C 13 February – International Women’s Day, House Launch

W/C 27 February – National Careers Week

W/C 6 March – Promoting Cohesion, Migration to the UK and life as an immigrant

W/C 13 March – Student Council

W/C 20 March – Promoting Cohesion, Eid / Ramadan

W/C 27 March – Rewards Assemblies

W/C 17 April – Leading Learning

W/C 24 April – Be Concerned for Everyone

W/C 1 May – Be Concerned for Everyone, Basic First Aid, World Asthma Day, Wounds (Knife Crime)

W/C 8 May – Aim Higher PD – The importance of sleep

W/C 15 May – Be Concerned for everyone, Mental Health Awareness Day

W/C 22 May – Changing Attitudes, Growth Mindset

W/C 5 June – National Numeracy Day

W/C 12 June – Promoting Cohesion, Eliminations of Discrimination

W/C 19 June – Sports Day

W/C 26 June – Aim Higher, British Values

W/C 3 July – Be Concerned for Everyone, Internet Safety

W/C 10 July – Rewards Assemblies

W/C 17 July – No Assemblies