7 November 2024
16:00 - 18:30

Maximising the Impact of Form Tutoring

Maximising the Impact of Form Tutoring
  • Gain clarity on your philosophy of Form Tutoring and why this matters.
  • How great Form Tutoring helps to build belonging.
  • Developing inclusive Form Tutoring.
  • How to secure ‘buy-in’ from colleagues and pupils and the balance between consistency and adaption.


TARGET AUDIENCE: Form Tutors of Year 3 and above; School Leaders Responsible for Form Tutoring.

Form/Tutor Time can involve the largest contingent of staff all focused on the same priorities and, as a result, can have the biggest impact on improving school culture. Unless that potential is harnessed and training provided, it will be wasted. This INSET for Pastoral Leaders and Form Tutors will provide strategic focus and practical support to Maximise the Impact of Form/Tutor Time.

INSET Outline:

This INSET programme begins by exploring different philosophies of Form Tutoring and delegates are given the opportunity to consider which most aligns with their own ethos and the vision and needs of their school.

The INSET then considers how the regularity and consistency of Form Tutoring can provide unrivalled opportunities to build a sense of community and belonging. This is explored through a lens of inclusivity with practical suggestions to help build understanding and knowledge of this vital topic. Here we also consider a range of strategies for generating the chemical messengers dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins which have a significant impact on feelings of wellbeing, positivity and belonging, for both pupils and staff in Form/Tutor Time.

The session develops into a discussion of the leadership of Form Time. We register how Form Tutoring can feel like ‘just another thing’ and consider strategies to ensure that it is an enjoyable, manageable and rewarding aspect of staff experience.

COST (per delegate)

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    Dr Jo Trevenna
    Dr Jo Trevenna is an experienced school leader and is Director of Potential Education Limited, a consultancy specialising in DEI and enhancing pupil and staff wellbeing and belonging via effective Form Tutoring. Her research interests centre on DEI and pastoral provision in schools and her book on Subversion, Power and Hierarchy in Organisations and Society: Carnivalesque Leadership will be published by Routledge at the end of 2024.