Tutorial System

The Tutorial System exists as a direct result of the philosophy underlying PACT Educational Trust schools that affirms parents to be the first educators of their children.

The tutor takes a direct and personal interest in each child’s character development and regularly shares this with parents. Parent / tutor meetings are held each term, or whenever necessary, in order to offer support.

The Things Tutors Talk About

1. Studies
During the school years character will be largely formed by the approach to schoolwork.
2. Character Development
The tutor aims to use every opportunity to encourage the pupil to develop character and they do this hand in hand with the Virtues Programme in place at the school.
3. Moral and Spiritual Topics
Whether parents and children are of the Catholic faith, or hold other beliefs, we work together when it comes to moral principles.
4. Social Development
Contribution to the wider society with generosity and understanding is important. We aim to foster an attitude of service.

The Tutorial System Can Help Parents

• See situations objectively
• View crises positively
• Focus on the big issues
• Plan ahead
• Talk more with one’s spouse
• Talk more with one’s daughter/son
• Reflect on the importance of example
• Grow in one’s own virtue

Topics of Tutorials with Pupils Will Include

• Friendships
• Generosity and Service
• Contribution to Family Life
• Laziness and Counteracting It
• Application to Study
• Entertainment Issues
• Use of Time
• Use of Money
• Social Life
• Moral Issues
• Beliefs and Values
• The Spiritual Dimension of Life

An essential key to full personal development lies in having personalised goals. These goals need to be appropriate, easy to remember, specific, achievable and able to be evaluated.