KS3 & KS4
We strive to ensure KS3 students are able to work in a happy and safe environment to enable them to learn and achieve. There is a team of staff in place to support this – Tutors provide a positive start to the day by ensuring students are organised and ready to learn. They deliver a program of PSHE topics and are available to the students if they have any concerns. Tutors are also the first point of contact for parents. The Pastoral Support Manager helps students deal with any day to day problems or issues which are affecting their progress or general welfare.
The Key Stage 3 Coordinator oversees Year 7 and 8, both academic progress and pastoral welfare.
Year 6 - 7 Transition
We provide Year 7 with comprehensive program which results in the students enjoying a smooth and happy transition to Hylands. In the summer term of Year 6 pupils attend an induction day where they experience the Hylands school day. In the evening they and their parents meet their Tutors, the Pastoral Support Manager and the Key Stage Coordinator and begin to develop essential links between home and school. We liaise closely with primary schools to support this process. In the summer holidays we provide a Summer School for one week where all new Year 7 students are invited to take part. Activities include sports, art, cooking and music.
Year 7 settle in to Hylands School life very quickly and meet our high expectations of work and behaviour. We encourage students to become involved in extracurricular activities to help them with settling in as well as giving them a more rounded experience of Hylands.