Every student will be allocated a tutor group. Their tutor will be the biggest support in the years they spend at SFX. Each tutor group belongs to a House headed by a member of staff who is there to offer further support and guidance. SFX is really proud of its pastoral care and support and our dedicated team will be on call to help when it is needed. Heads of House are supported by two Senior Heads of House, an Assistant Principal and the Associate Principal (student welfare and ethos).
The safety and welfare of all our students is of paramount importance here at SFX. The designated safeguarding officer and safeguarding team are trained to detect and manage any issues that may arise. All members of SFX staff and governors receive safeguarding training on a regular basis. SFX staff cooperate and engage with external agencies wherever necessary in accordance with legislation. Our safeguarding policies are comprehensive and available to view on our website. Through our tutorial programme we discuss safeguarding issues with all our students to ensure that they are aware of how to keep themselves safe. This includes areas such as online safety and health. SFX staff continuously updates policies and tutorials in the light of emerging issues.
Our teachers lead by example by being punctual and prepared for lessons and ensuring that every lesson is a valuable experience with effective starter activities that are worth being punctual for. Teachers record attendance and punctuality accurately on the day of the lesson and follow up poor attendance and persistent lateness.
Bursaries/free college meals will be available in 2017 – 2018. However, these are subject to Government funding and will be assessed on an income basis.