The maintenance of discipline and the creation of an effective working environment are the responsibility of all teachers but, House Learning Managers have specific duties relating to guidance, welfare, attendance and academic progress. These senior members of staff oversee their teams, and, through effective monitoring of students and outside agencies, ensure the smooth transfer of students, both from primary Feeder Schools and to Higher Education.
The College is divided into Key Stages 3 (years 7, 8 and 9), 4 (years 10 and 11) and 5 (years 12 and 13) with key stage 3 and 4 on the site in Great Casterton and key stage 5 on the site in Barleythorpe.
When students enter Casterton they join our vertical tutoring system, this means their new group also contains students from Years 8-11. Students are taught in year groups. However, a unique feature of our vertical tutoring system is the academic tutorial. Once a year, the parent/carer, tutor and student will meet to discuss target setting and progress in a conversation that can last up to forty-five minutes. This academic tutorial is in addition to the usual round of parents’ subjects evenings; the academic tutorial has the potential to have a major impact on students progress.
All tutor groups belong to one of our Houses. The Houses meet once a week for assembly and regular competitions take place in a wide range of activities. Year groups may also meet up for assembly.
Blue House – for more information click here
Green House – for more information click here
Red House – for more information click here Winter 2011 update