The maintenance of discipline and the creation of an effective working environment are the responsibility of all teachers but, House Learning Managers (HLMs) have specific duties relating to guidance, welfare, attendance and academic progress. These senior middle leaders oversee their teams, and, through effective monitoring of students and outside agencies, ensure the smooth transfer of students, from primary feeder schools, feeder schools for Service Children and on to Higher Education.
Together with the Assistant Principal (Mrs Kato), the Inclusion and Year 7 Manager, the SENCO, and Attendance Manager, the HLMs form the Safeguarding Team who meet to discuss individual students’ needs once per fortnight.
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 Stages 3 and 4 on the site in Great Casterton and Key Stage 5 on the site in Barleythorpe.
When students enter CBEC 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.