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Student welfare is of huge importance at Ashby School.
To make sure that all students get the care and support they need, they are each assigned a personal tutor who is their first point of call with worries or questions.
Personal tutors meet their tutor groups every day during morning registration.
Tutor groups encourage students of all years to work together, and give personal tutors a chance to monitor the academic and social development of individuals in the group.
Each Year group is overseen by a Year Tutor, who helps to monitor the personal welfare, educational progress and general conduct of students in the school.
The Year Room is staffed full time from 7.45am – 5.30pm every school day to deal with students’ concerns, relating to attendance and discipline, along with academic and welfare issues.
Lead Year Tutor Alan Demitriou heads a team of four Year Tutors for Year 10 and 11 students. They are Mel Somerville, Lyndsey Lane, Martin Willoughby and Rikki Womersley. Their office is located in the Design area.
The Post-16 Year Tutor is Angela Allen. She can be found in the Sixth Form Centre.
All students are members of one of eight Houses: Ashe, Bullen, Crewe, Erdington, Ferrers, Gylby, Hastings and Loudoun. Every member of the school belongs to a House, including staff.
The House system is designed to give students a sense of belonging and community. It also encourages them to become involved in House activities and to go on to be active citizens in later life.
House Managers for 2016 - 7 are:
Ashe – Michelle Smith
Bullen – Ricky Wickwar
Crewe – Tom Rees
Erdington – Tom Ellicock
Ferrers – Jack Butcher
Gylby – Ewan Myles
Hastings – Roger Skervin
Loudoun – Heather Scullion
To pick up coveted House points, students are encouraged to take part in sporting events, quizzes, charity fundraising, and other challenges.
House Days are held regularly throughout the year, to encourage students of all ages to work together, try new activities and to make a positive difference to the lives of others.
The focus of House activities is on achievement and participation. At the end of the year, trophies are presented to the highest-scoring Houses. The Governors’ Cup is presented at sports day to the overall winning House.
2016 - Crewe
2015 - Erdington
2005 Bullen / Ferrers
Each House has about 200 students in mixed Year and ability tutor groups. Each tutor group is made up of about 20 students from Years 10, 11, 12 and 13.
House Managers (staff) work with House Captains and Prefects (students) to organise House activities and competitions. These revolve around charity work, organising assemblies, sporting activities, and social events.