Horizontal tutoring

At East Leake Academy, we embrace a horizontal tutoring system.

Each day, students join their tutor group for a 20-minute session that provides a range of activities designed to support their own personal development. A horizontal system enables a bespoke pastoral programme to be followed that meets the needs of the year group and allows students to form positive relationships with their peers.

Our support networks include pastoral leaders for each year group, a student support team, a careers advisor and a dedicated counsellor who runs a range of wellbeing and additional specialist support programmes for our young people.

Students are placed within one of our four houses when they join ELA and will take part in challenges, such as sports days, as part of their house.

Our houses: Eagle, Harrier, Kestrel and Osprey.

Pastoral leaders

Each year group has a dedicated pastoral leader as follows:

Year 7 – Miss Shaw

Year 8 – Mrs Baxter

Year 9 – Mr Kitson

Year 10 – Mr Chambers

Year 11 – Mr Berry

Post 16 – Mrs Slack