The level of care, guidance and support for students at George Stephenson High School is something we take very seriously. Our main focus is to raise aspirations across the school through our aspirational target setting system, regular assemblies and study support and mentoring programmes.
What is the Guidance System like at GSHS?
The main school is organised into a strong guidance system, made up of five year groups, each with a Guidance Manager, Achievement Support Co-ordinator and a team of Form Tutors. The work of our guidance system is based on raising achievement and supporting students in every possible way as they progress through the school.
Students will normally remain with the same Form Tutor until the end of Year 11. This means that throughout their time at school they will have a regular member of staff to whom they can turn for help and support.
Tutors meet with their students every day and have a very important role to play in helping them settle into their new school, in encouraging their progress, in detecting any problems which may arise and in helping them to solve them. Tutors also work closely with subject staff to help students who may experience difficulties with any school work.
This structure exists in order to support and enhance the learning of students at George Stephenson High School.
What will Tutors do for students?
The Tutor is the key figure for all students and their parents in the structure and organisation of the school, and in supporting and furthering students' learning in every way possible. Tutors will:
How else will students be supported?