Care and Welfare - House System/ Tutor Groups/ Year Tutors/ Teen Health
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 Head of Year who helps to monitor the personal welfare, educational progress and general conduct of students in the school.
There are two Year Rooms - one for Year 10 and one for Year 11. These are staffed full time every school day to deal with students’ concerns, relating to attendance and discipline, along with academic and welfare issues.
Head of Year 10 is Ricky Wickwar. Lyndsey Lane is in charge of student wellbeing for Year 10. Matt Benstead is in charge of Year 10 student behaviour.
Head of Year 11 is Tom Rees. Sharon Sever is in charge of student wellbeing for Year 11. Martin Willoughby is in charge of Year 11 student behaviour.
There are two Assistant Heads of Year for Year 10: they are Matt Griggs and Laura Wright. There are two Assistant Heads of Year for Year 11: they are Ewan Myles and Lewis Mason.
The Post-16 Year Tutor is Angela Allen. She can be found in the Sixth Form Centre.
Ashby School also has its own medical welfare officer.
Students are members of one of four Houses: Bullen, Ferrers, 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.
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.
2021 - Hastings
2020 - Bullen
2019 - Bullen
2018 - Bullen
2017 - Crewe
2016 - Crewe
2015 - Erdington
2005 Bullen / Ferrers
Each House has about 400 students from all year groups. Students are in tutor groups with students from their own year group.
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.