Pastoral Organisation

To help us achieve our goal of providing excellent education with a high degree of care for all of our students we place a great deal of emphasis on the pastoral organisation of the school. We are proud of the fact that the atmosphere and ethos in school is one of respect and dedication to learning. To this end your child will have a support structure of key personnel around them from day one that seeks to support, guide and encourage high attainment and enjoyment of all aspects of school life.

Each student on entry to school will be placed into a mixed ability tutor group. These groups are very carefully created to combine friendship groups with individuals who display the wide variety of talents, interests and needs that make up our school as a whole.

Form Tutor

Each group has a form tutor who will remain with that group throughout this 5 years at school wherever possible. The form tutor’s concern is the total welfare of the student. They will always be available to the student for advice, support and guidance. The form tutor is the member of staff that will see most of your child at school and as such they are pivotal to each child’s success. We actively encourage regular dialogue or written contact between parents and the tutor. The tutor is your first point of call in school.

Raising Achievement Co-ordinator

Each year group is supported by a Raising Achievement Co-ordinator. These members of staff support and guide students through the challenges of school. They are caring individuals who seek to coordinate the learning of each individual and maximise their achievement. They work very closely with all Heads of Department, teaching staff and external agencies to ensure that each individual student’s needs are met and that students are fulfilling their potential at Hurworth School. If you are unable to speak to your child’s tutor, the Raising Achievement Co-ordinator is your next point of call.

Leadership Team

For serious issues, members of the Leadership Team will be able to assist you. They work very closely with Raising Achievement Co-ordinators and form tutors and together they all make up the Pastoral team of Hurworth School.

Parents’ Evenings

There is one formal parents’ evening for each year group every academic year and an additional year 7 parents’ evening early in the Autumn term. These evenings provide all parties with an opportunity to discuss progress, future tasks and events. Your attendance at these events is crucial to the success of your child.

Latest School News

Bank Holiday Friday 8th May

Whilst Friday 8th May is a Bank Holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Hurworth School will be open to the children of key workers and vulnerable students. If you would like your child to attend school on this date then please let us know in the usual...

Taekwondo Achievements

Taekwondo Achievements

Sometime ago now, the PE Department nominated Morgan Curtis for the Secondary School and Further Education Sports Achiever Award for her success in Taekwondo. Morgan made the Grand Final and on the 29th January went on to become the Overall Winner and was presented...

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny recognised for outstanding contribution to Careers

Penny Hudson and Mr Thompson attended a FututeMe awards evening at Sunderlands Quayside Exchange. This was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and achievements of young people, mentors and school staff who have been involved in the FutureMe Schools Programme...

Thurston 2019

Thurston 2019

37 students and 5 staff recently headed to Coniston for a weekend at Thurston Outdoor Education Centre. The weather in the run-up to the weekend had been miserable, but we were treated to glorious sunshine and warm temperatures. Upon arrival, the first task was to...