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Tutor Support

A pupil’s well-being and happiness is critical to their success. Leweston’s supportive programme of care ensures that every pupil’s welfare is monitored and any concerns dealt with sensitively and effectively. It helps that the school is of such a size that all staff know pupils as individuals. There is always someone to whom the pupils can turn for help and advice.

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The first point of contact for all pupils is their tutor.  These members of staff see pupils every day and have a role in monitoring their academic progress as well as their personal well-being. Tutors are supported by a wider pastoral team which includes Heads of Year, the Director of Boarding, House Parents, the Health Centre nurses, the Chaplaincy Co-ordinator, the School Counsellor and the Deputy Head Pastoral.

The Heads of Year (HoYs) have overall responsibility for their tutor teams, an overview of pupil progress and the general welfare and behaviour of the group.  HoYs are the 'keystone' pastoral leaders for pupils and frequently liaise between different departments and teams (including academic staff, boarding, individual needs, well-being etc.). This 'joined up' approach is important for identifying and supporting pupils' pastoral needs in the most effective way. 

Boarders have an additional tutor or 'Florin'. These are members of the academic staff who meets with them once a week in the evening at a pre-arranged time. They are there to provide extra pastoral and academic support and advice.

Peer Mentoring


As part of the curriculum, all pupils participate in thorough, up to date and applicable PSHRE (Personal, Social, Health, and Relationships Education) sessions. These sessions share age-relevant information with pupils about aspects of life including relationships, mental health, money, drugs, alcohol and more, helping them to make informed choices as they grow up. On a regular basis we invite specialist speakers into the school to enhance knowledge and skills in these areas.