We understand the immense pressures sixth-form students are under. As girls continue through their education, our pastoral team provide a stimulating, relevant, and appropriate programme of work. We will nurture the talent and personality of each student in an environment of care and support. The sixth form at More House allows for spiritual, moral and cultural issues to be discussed and expressed freely, all the while being underpinned by a rigorous academic course. It is hoped that we will help engender greater understanding, and allow the girls to grow into healthy, socially engaged, responsible citizens.
As the girls grow in independence, we feel that personal tutors are more appropriate than form tutors. Personal progress tutors meet with students once a week in a one-to-one meeting and take on an active mentor role. They liaise with girls teachers to make sure we give guided advice to each and every pupil. Individual interests and focuses are encouraged and weaknesses supported with specific personalised advice. Positive feedback is considered as important as negative; we always aim to foster an aspirational and positive learning atmosphere.
PSHE lessons often respond to topical issues in the news and to events within the school community. Included within our programme is support for the girls’ application to university, their next educational course or the world of work. We also aim to grow the girls into independent thinkers who have the skills necessary for the next step in their lives.
Additionally, all girls will take part in a mindfulness course, Work experience, the chance to participate in a volunteer placement as well as developing their leadership skills.
We were delighted to open the new sixth form suite this year. This newly refurbished area has been welcomed with excitement by the current cohort and allowed for larger study rooms, new laptops and a revamped common room. By opening up the once cramped rooms, the space has become light and airy and an incredibly pleasant place of study.
Of course, after leaving the school, we continue to follow students paths. As an alumna of More House, we will follow with interest your progress through university and beyond. We often have old girls back to talk to sixth form, and hope that we will welcome many more in the future.