At Academus Independent we take immense pride in our system of pastoral care. In looking after our pupils, our goal is to develop self-confident, mature and well-balanced individuals. We believe that this not only helps academic success, but also encourages personal growth at a critical juncture in a young adult’s life.
Our pupils are organized in form groups headed by a form tutor who principally looks after their welfare. Formally, the form teacher presides over a weekly form period, which constitutes a PSHE (Personal Social Health Education) lesson. Informally, both pupils and parents can be in constant and immediate contact with the form tutor to raise any concerns as they might arise.
The attention to pupils’ development carries on throughout the school: every member of staff takes a keen interest in the academic and personal development in each and every one of their pupils. They are involved, along with the form teacher in monitoring the academic and personal progress of every student.
Finally, the Principal takes a very keen interest in every student at Academus Independent and tries to get to know him or her on a personal basis over the course of the year.